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You've come to the right place for high-end designer wear, custom-cut and sewn to your size. All of our creations are made with the highest quality construction in fabulous fabrics and hand finished with great attention to detail.

Linda Ayres inspirational styling ~
• Contemporary, vintage & classic styles in formal wear
• Party dresses that flow with the body
• Dance with passion in performance wear
• Elegant & seductive stagewear, eveningwear and bridal gowns.

Please visit our links on the left to see our custom dress designs and services. The links below are some of our favorites that we like to share.

SALSA

Club Cocomo - San Francisco's most frequented dance club.

Jelly's(Club Havana), Pier 50, San Francisco, 415-495-3099.
They feature a salsa band on Sunday afternoon, barbecue and a super-casual, friendly atmosphere. No dance lesson.

Salsa Crazy
The premier San Francisco Salsa and Bay Area Salsa Dancing Guide. Salsa Dancing clubs, Salsa dance News and reviews, salsa dancing lessons.

www.salsaroots.com
The Heart and Soul of Salsa History. History of Salsa music and dancing. Tranditional music/dance styles from Cuba, Puerto Rico and USA links to related sites.

www.alberttorresevents.com
Albert Torres Productions - Bay area and LA

Reno Dance Festival - West coast swing, lindy, salsa fest

www.sfsalsacongress.com
The Annual San Francisco International Salsa Congress held in November.

Dance San Francisco
San Francisco Bay Area's Leading SALSA Dance Classes. Social dancing at its best!

UK Salsa - UK salsa website

Teachers - Albertos Night Club - Mountain View Salsa Night Club

TANGO

www.tangochelsea.com - Chelsea Eng teaches Argentine Tango in San Francisco.

www.tangobeckita.com
Private tuition in the south bay by Becky Boosalis. Argentine Tango, Ballroom and Salsa.

David and Nancy Mendoza - Instructors in Argentine Tango and Salsa (San Mateo, Belmont, San Francisco). Available for hire for parties and events.

Ken and Natasha Delmar
Specialize in group and private lessons, and have created special choreographies for weddings and birthdays. Also offer services in co-producing Tango shows for any event.

www.christycote.com

Teaches in SF and east bay. Co-ordinates trips to Beunes Aires. Available for performances and private/large group lesssons. Runs weekely classes at Cheryl Burke studio oin SF (formally metronome) . Teaching DVDs available for sale.


Igor Polk teaches in Palo Alto and Redwood City. Articles on tango. Links to tango videos

Tango Festivals - USA and International

www.tangoweek.com - a week + weekend of Tango workshops, parties and performance nights. Held in Emeryville, CA (north San Francisco)

www.tangoinlondon.com - the London Tango Festival. A week of Tango workshops and spectacular shows - also UK Tango links.

www.tangofantasy.com - Miami's Tango Festival in may

Tango Info

www.inscenes.com - Web magazine for dance info.

www.etango-central.com - eTango Central - The virtual tango postcard service.

The Tango Shop
The tango shop.com is your Argentine Tango favorite online store. ... Tango Shoes. Tango Music. Tango Videos

Espiritulibre - Tango events in the south bay area. (San Francisco, CA )

Tango Catalogue
Catalogue of tango CDs, instruction videos, etc.

Forever Tango
Luis Bravo's Internationally acclaimed dance extravaganza, "Forever Tango".

Bay Area Argentine Tango Association
Get access to Argentine Tango events, Argentine Tango web sites around the world, access a list of venues, and classes.
www.milongas.com
www.sanfranciscotango.com
www.barriotango.com
Hotels in Buenos Aires

Sacramento, CA

Tango in Sacramento
Site still under construction.

Tango Terminology
This list is part of an ongoing effort to educate and assist the friends and enthusiasts of Sacramento Tango in their pursuit of the lovely dance called Tango. It is intended to be used as a tool for students to use when encountering new or conflicting terms in class and should not be viewed as a final authority on the subject.

Tango by the River
Northern California's Premier and Most Romantic Center for Authentic Argentine Tango!

Phil Sanwood
Roman Tabayoyon
Located in Sacramento CA. Group and Private Instruction.

Fresno Tango - Located in Fresno, CA.
Modesto Tango - Located in Modesto, CA. Tango classes.

Neo Tango Festival-Sacramento


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BALLROOM

www.dancevision.com - Ballroom Instruction Videos. Dance Camps, Dance Association.

WRD Worldwide Music Ltd. Online and offline retailer of Ballroom and Latin CDs books and DVDs.

Ballroom competition events

San Francisco Open Dancesport Championships - Event information.

Emerald Ball - Ballroom/Dancesport Championship Event in LA.

Ballroom dance studios

Cubberley Ballroom
Social dancing lessons in Palo Alto. Large group lessons Wed, Fri, Sat. Only $5 to $8
Great place to get started!

Imperial Dance Club
The Imperial Dance Club is known in the San Francisco Bay Area for its top-quality instruction in International Style ballroom dancing.

Metronome Ballroom
Ballroom, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Swing, Ballet, & more! Group classes that make it easy and entertaining to learn to dance while you make new friends. Whether you join us on your own or with a partner, come dance with us.

Allegro Ballroom
Established dancers and teachers who are committed to providing excellent instruction. Three ballroom dance floors, regular parties, high-quality sound systems in all the floors, free parking. non-profit.


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SWING

www.lindylist.com list of lindy hop dance events and venues  

DANCE - GENERAL

 
www.dancehelp.com - A journal of information and inspiration, to accompany the student, performer and the choreographer in their dance endeavors.

ThisDance.com - Links to dance directory resources and information websites.

 

MUSIC venues, performance, balls
& music festivals

Emily and Linda's Festival Page - Find all the best places to go to in the San Francisco Bay Area!

San Francisco's Red and White Ball
Exclusive parties for singles. Meet and mingle with some of the most outstanding singles in the Bay Area.

Lines Ballet
Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. The company has received international recognition for it’s choreographic innovation, unusual collaborations, and brilliant dancers.

Art and Soul Festival
Celebration of art and music in the center of Oakland.

Tango No. 9
Charismatic, young San Francisco-based quartet featuring tango music. Available for booking.

Dance Films Association, Inc.
Promoting excellence in dance films and video and public awareness through festivals, screenings, publications, grants, and workshops.

Kultur - Kultur brings you the world's greatest performing arts and cultural programming on DVD and video. Select from over one thousand titles.

Turner Classic Movies - Movie wallpaper downloads (free). DVDs of musicals.

La Pena - Music Venue
Boom Boom Boom
- Music Venue
San Jose Jazz Society - Music Venue


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FASHION CULTURE / COSTUME

Period Events and Entertainment Re-Creation Society (PEERS)
The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society, Inc., is a Nonprofit Corporation dedicated to remembering, researching, and re-creating the performing arts of the past. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we endeavor to accomplish our noble goals by sponsoring events, giving classes, performing in various living history events, and just generally carrying on. Historic dance, drama, music, literature and costume are all a part of PEERS' activities.

The Art Deco Society of California
We are a not-for-profit membership organization that endeavors to increase public awareness of the Art Deco era, to preserve and promote its art, architecture, music, fashions, transportation, and other forms of its popular culture.

The Exotic Erotic Ball
The world's largest fetish hall-over 100,000 square feet-will feature B&D demos, fetish fashions, the healing arts, latex body painting, and many additional acts in themed rooms. It's part Mardi Gras, part burlesque, and part rock concert, yet totally unique. The Exotic Erotic Ball is a celebration of human sexuality and freedom of expression.

Bergdorf Goodman - New York store to visit.

Fashion Net
A guide to all things chic. Fashion, luxe living, shopping, shopping, art, and work.

Fashion Week
San Francisco Fashion Week™ will once again be held at The Palace of Fine Arts from August 24 to 28, 2005, and will showcase Spring 2006 Collections from up to twenty of the top emerging and established fashion designers from the Bay Area.

The Fashion Company Rhinestones
A family-run wholesale business selling imported rhinestones to jewelry shops and manufacturers. Specializing not only in rhinestones, but also beads, fringe, feathers, sequins and just about anything else you can think of that can be put onto a costume or into craft work.

Vintage clothes for sale
**if you order original vintage gowns, we can alter/custom fit for you**

Petticoats

Bridalpetticoat.com
Bridal petticoats, the most complete line of bridal slips on the web.

Petticoat Junction
A fun dance store which offers a wide variety of dance petticoats and shoes with free shipping for orders $80 and above.



BRIDAL

Association for Wedding Professionals
AFWPI is an international organization dedicated to providing quality service and a central source of information and referrals - for those planning weddings and those who service weddings.

DANCE SHOES

www.taratangoshoes.com - Shoes by Robin Tara - Even consignment shoes that I sell of Robins are in demand.

www.mrtangoshoes.com - Fun styles by Jorge in Miami - see him at Nora's Tango week.

High Heel Shoe Museum
Amazing shoes, shoe stuff, books, etc.
Online shopping.

HATS

Jasmin Zorlu Millinery - "Sculptural Headwear for Earthlings"
Fake fur cat hats, leather helmets, fishskin helmets, felt and straw.

PHOTOGRAPHY

www.martysohlphoto.com
Marty Sohl specialises in dance photography. Featured heavily in all dance publications. Based in CA, works with major dance companies nationwide. Available for private work.

HANDMADE JEWELRY

www.auberginedesigns.com - Unique and Custom Designed Jewelry.

LINGERIE

Career Closet
Career Closet is a volunteer-based organization that provides business attire and other services. We assist women to choose clothing that will help them gain and retain employment, advance their careers and improve family stability.

What's your perfect bra size?
How to measure for a bra and reference for large-size bra suppliers.

NETWORKING EVENTS IN THE BAY AREA

www.muybueno.net - Events and advertising for a diverse group of professionals and business owners in evenings - friendly, fun & comfortable environments.

HEALTH

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ART

Fine Art- Nude
This is an idiot free zone, devoted to the mutual appreciation of the human form as a work of art across cultural, international and intellectual boundaries.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Can you imagine a whole new way to see? Is it possible to break old habits and discover a new perspective on art and the world?…

Quent Cordair Fine Art
Quent Cordair Fine Art was established by artist Quent Cordair in 1996. A premier provider of contemporary Romantic Realism in painting, sculpture and drawing.

TRAVEL

Deby's Tango B&B - Bed and breakfast for tango dancers in Buenos Aires. Beautiful rooms with AC and Heat with many extras included. Discount for BATango members with Deby Novitz, former President of the Bay Area Argentine Tango Association.

Dandi Royal Hotel
Highly decorative, restored 1900’s hotel in Buenos Aires residential academy.

Hotels in Buenos Aires

MIXED ORGANIZATIONS

San Francisco's Top Temp Agency
Temporary and Regular staffing. Very personalized and professional service.

Hilfiger Rumor
Hilfiger 'Racist' Rumor Fashionable Again.

The National Association of Women Business Owner

Career classes

Graphic Design, Web Design and Computer Support

Amberlee Chaussee - "Highly recommended" graphic designer for print and Web projects. Amberlee is very technical but explains things in non-tech language. A breeze to work with and she keeps your budget in mind all the time.

Jeremy Tavin - Computer and network trouble shooting . Very patient and literate - Very good at step by step instructions. Independant, doesn't over charge. Based out of Palo Alto, will come out on call. 408-202-6768

Rhino Network Solutions - Based in Redwood City, CA, Provides computing and network solutions and support to Individuals, Home-based Businesses, and Small to Medium-Sized Businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Services include software and hardware installation, traditional and wireless network installation, web server set-up and configuration, LANs, VPN and much more on ALL computer platforms (Mac, PC, UNIX, Linux)



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