Northern California

Pacific Association of Challenge Enthusiasts


At all sessions, tips are generally "on numbers", with couples rotated by computer. A singles rotation is available for those who come without a partner.


There is no dress code and most dancers choose casual attire. You may, however, want to choose footwear depending on the venue. In particular, note that for the sessions at Grace Episcopal Church, only soft-soled shoes are permitted.

Session Format

Friday Evening

Friday evening A-2 sessions run from 8:00pm to 10:30pm, followed by a C-1 star tip.

Saturday Daytime

Saturdays are single-level, either C-1 or C-2, generally alternating by month. Each session is 2 1/2 hours, with no star tips.

Sunday Daytime

Sunday morning is C-3A and Sunday afternoon is C-3B. Each session is 2 1/2 hours, with no star tips. (Note: Dancers will be asked to sign up ahead of time for the afternoon C-3B -- if not enough sign up, that session will be C-3A instead.)

Caller Appreciation Dance

The Caller Appreciation Dance in December consists of two C-1 sessions on Saturday, called by local callers. (No Friday or Sunday sessions in December.)

Session Prices

(all amounts per person)MembersNon-Members
C-1 / C-2$12/session$14/session
C-3A / C-3B$13/session$15/session
Full Weekend$45$50

Contact Information

Ken Sale

2463 San Carlos Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Arlene Cook

9054 Eden Oaks Avenue, Orangevale, CA 95662-2504

Joe Dehn

PO Box 20372, Stanford, CA 94309