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(included in cover)
Instructor Tracy James

10PM-11:20PM DJ Charlie Hull

-- Birthmonth/Out-of-Towner Steal Dance* --
-- Bow Tie Dance --

11:20AM-12:40AM DJ Whitton Frank
12:40AM-2AM DJ TBA

*What's a Steal Dance?
A Steal Dance is when special* dancer(s) are invited to the center of the dance floor and other dancers steal them throughout the selected song. Steal them often and kindly, like when (s)he is coming out of/leading a turn and you can easily grab his/her hand.
*Special at dSB means it is the dancer’s birthmonth, (s)he is moving away, or visiting from out-of-town.

What's the Bow Tie Dance?
The Bow Tie Dance is our tribute to Carl Flores, a SoCal dancer who was a warm and welcoming person known the world over. Carl loved dance, he loved to travel, and he loved to wear bow ties. He left us too soon and in honor of him our first song after the Out-of-towner/Birthmonth Steal Dance invites everyone back on the floor to dance with someone they have NEVER danced with before.

It's our Bow Tie Dance - meet new people, make new friends.

We miss you Carl!


All attendees are expected to respect and abide by our Code of Conduct.
It is displayed at the front desk nights of the dance and is available online at http://dosomethingblue.com/code-of-conduct/
If you feel that anyone is disrespecting the Code of Conduct, please bring this to Tracy's attention (if you can't find her/don't know her, ask the person at the front desk to locate her for you).

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Pasadena
100 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA  91101

$10 (Cash, Credit or Apple Pay*)
*$1 fee for each entry cover paid via Credit or Apple Pay


  • Small parking lot available just south of the studio (dSB patrons are allowed to use Pasadena Eyecare Optometry's parking spaces after 6pm and Mattress Connection's parking spaces after 9pm, both located at 80 N. Lake Ave. Please do NOT park in the spots designated for these business at any other time.)
  • Street parking (follow all parking signs and move your car by 2AM)
  • Pay lot located at 2 North Lake Parking Garage located at 51 N Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 (click for map) (two blocks southeast of the studio)*

*If you find yourself choosing to park at this lot, you will get $2 off your cover for the dance (one discount per parking garage receipt). Parking at the garage is $5 after 5pm, CASH ONLY. You MUST ask the parking garage attendant for a receipt AND give your receipt to the dSB Front Desk staff at check-in. This is NOT a 24 hour garage. Although the manager assured me cars will be able to enter past the usual closing time (around 11pm), there are no guarantees in life! So, do your best to come out early AND make sure to exit no later than 2:20am. Use of this parking garage is at your own risk. dSB assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss that may occur to you, your vehicle, your passenger(s) and/or you or your passenger(s) personal articles from the vehicle.

See the Parking Guide & Map below for more information.

CLICK HERE for (printable) Parking Guide & Map

Please note: The studio's main entry is on the east side of the building, off of the studio's private parking lot. This lot is reserved for dSB's staff and volunteers.


Birthmonth Registration

Register your birthmonth with do Something Blue by 11PM the Wednesday before the dance & get in FREE!

After completing the Birthmonth Registration form (link provided), you will receive an email at the address provided. You MUST REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. This allows us to verify your contact information for our mailing list*.

NOTE: You MUST REPLY to this email by 11PM the Wednesday before that month's dance (assuming that is the month of your birth) to be placed on our guest list (free entry).

If you are submitting a few months before your birthmonth, great! You're planning ahead! Just don't forget to REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.

Replies received after this deadline are welcome to join the birthmonth steal dance but will NOT get in for free.

Special Engagements Excluded. If your birthmonth is a month for which this applies, at dSB's discretion, either a discounted cover will be offered or you will be emailed with the replacement offer.

*By signing up for the birthmonth list you have agreed to be on our mailing list. If you unsubscribe from our mailing list you will also be permanently removed from our birthmonth list. Anyone found to make fraudulent birthmonth claims will no longer have the opportunity to be on any month’s birthmonth list.

If you have already submitted your birthmonth a previous year, there is NO NEED TO RESUBMIT. Again, you only need to SUBMIT ONCE. There is NO NEED TO EVER RESUBMIT!

We can't wait to celebrate your birthmonth with you!


Animal Shelter Wish List & Donations

dSB Founder and Organizer, Tracy, loves animals. As a volunteer at LA Animal Services from 2009-2015 and currently at the NKLA Adoption Center. She invites you to bring donations for the shelter to any of the monthly dances. Even the smallest item means a lot to the animals, especially your old (but clean) towels and bedding. Here are a few different ways (she'll drop off the items at the shelter for you!) you can help:

1) Bring in your old (but clean) towels/bedding or any other item from LA Animal Services' North Central Shelter's Wish List to any of dSB's monthly dances. Towels/bedding make nice soft surfaces for the animals at the shelter..and we go through A LOT of them (for sanitary reasons, they are often discarded when a new animal occupies the kennel)!

2) Choose Home Dog LA as the Non-Profit you support when making a purchase on Amazon (Smile). .05% of every qualifying purchase completed using Amazon Smile will benefit this life-saving organization that runs the Intervention Program at North Central Shelter. Find out more at http://smile.amazon.com/about and http://www.homedogla.org/

Also, if you’re interested in adopting a pet, please feel free to talk to Tracy about your options (adopt, rescue, foster, etc) at the dance!