Next Dinner-Dance

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If you have not yet renewed your 2023 membership: 

Bob Gutierrez Quartet

About Us

Saturday, Jan 14 will be our Black and White Ball. 


The evening will begin at 6 PM in the ante room at Fireside with a hosted cocktail and wine bar with appetizers of Crunchy Veggie Spring Rolls, Tarragon Chicken Toast Points, and Beef Empanadas. It's a wonderful time to chat with old friends and meet guests. The bar will close at 6:45 PM, and dinner, catered by Creekside Grill, will start at 7 PM.  


The music of the Bob Gutierrez Quartet welcomes you to your reserved seats in the dining room with special themed décor done by the incomparable Barrie Christensen. Music will play as dinner is served and throughout the evening for your dancing enjoyment. 


On the tables there will be individual Chopped Caesar Salads, plus rolls on bread plates, butter, and bottles of red and white wine. Entrée choices are:

  • Prime Rib Au Jus w/ Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and a Vegetable Medley, or

  • Grilled Filet of Salmon w/ Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and a Vegetable Medley, or 

  • Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole


Dessert will be Chocolate Soufflé. Coffee and tea will be available. Please note your entrée selections on your reservation check, which can be mailed or dropped off to Carol Johnstone - for details, click here.


The cost for the entire evening is $115.00 per member couple and $135.00 per guest couple (subject to adjustment by the Penguin Board) and covers the Club’s variable costs for the dinner, bar, etc.  


At this elegant evening, woman wear gowns or dressy pant suits. Men's attire is a tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit. Members are encouraged to invite guest couples to experience this special event. 

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Penguin Dance Club 2023 Board of Directors (L-R)

Barrie Christensen, Jacky Poulsen, Rich Johnstone,

Carol Johnstone, Wendy Ferrari, Colin Dickie,

Richard Davis and Rosie Davis

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The Penguin Dance Club of Rossmoor was organized in 1966 by a group of Rossmoor residents who felt the need for a social dinner dance club that would increase the opportunity for developing friends living in this beautiful valley.  


​Formal attire is the signature of the Penguin Dance Club. The organizers decided this social group of dancers should come dressed in their finest to make it an elegant affair. 

Ladies:  Formal evening gown, cocktail dress or elegant pant ensemble.

Men:      Tuxedo or dinner jacket with tuxedo trousers, or dark suit. 

The club holds six catered formal dinner dances per year with music by a live band. The dances are held in the Fireside room at Gateway. The dance music is ballroom style:  foxtrots, waltzes, swings and Latin dances. Dances are held on the second Saturday of the odd-numbered months (January, March, etc.) 



For details on making 
New Year's Eve Ball reservations,
click here

Attendance at Penguin Dance Club events is for Club members and guests.  We will follow the rules pertaining to masking and COVID-19 protocols that are in-place by Contra Costa Country at the time of this event. 

Reservation checks payable to "Penguin Dance Club" for the Jan 14 event may be mailed or dropped off to our Reservations Chairperson:

Carol Johnstone
5213 Terra Granada Dr. #2A, Entry 22 
Walnut Creek, California 94595 

  • If you wish to be seated with a particular couple or couples, please include a note with your check – the Club will do its best to accommodate your request, without guarantee.

  • As indicated above:  Please note your entrée selections on your reservation check.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  couples submitting reservations must include proof of COVID-19 vaccination for both persons unless such proof was previously provided to the Penguin Dance Club.

The deadline for checks and reservations for our next dinner-dance is Thursday, Jan 5.

Last day to cancel is Friday, Jan 6.