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Odd Ball to celebrate the end of April foolery

STANFORD -- Four dance bands and three performing troupes will entertain dancers at an "Odd Ball," celebrating the last day of April foolery from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, April 30.

For the postmodern vaudeville and dance event, Roble Gym's large dance studio will be transformed into the "Dirigible of Dance Ballroom," named for a famous swing-era dance hall in the East.

Two popular campus bands, Shagwagon and Where's Julio, will provide dance music along with the San Francisco salsa band Los Compas and the Palo Alto-based Paul Price Jass Band, which will perform mostly swing, tangos and blues.

Presented during dance band breaks will be Perf Wrk, modern dance students who perform to rock music; Pachuco Zoot Suiters led by Carlos Gonzales, visiting choreographer from Colima, Mexico, in the Stanford Dance Division; and the San Andreas No-Fault Swing Team, a 32-member group of the Stanford Vintage Dance Ensemble, which will perform a swing and jitterbug piece.

Participants are advised to "come as you are or come as you aren't." Bare feet or socks are preferred, or soft-soled dance shoes. Because the dance floor will be unprotected, no street shoes will be allowed.

Tickets at $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and students $15 (advance and at the door) are available this week during the lunch hour on White Plaza and at Roble Gym, 375 Santa Teresa St., during regular office hours.

The Odd Ball, sponsored by the Friends of Dance at Stanford and the Dance Preservation Society, is a benefit for the Stanford Dance Scholarship Fund.

For further information, call 723-1234.



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