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Next Dinner-Dance

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Only Rossmoor residents can become members. Prorated annual dues are now $33 through the end of this year.

Before making member dinner-dance reservations, you first need to pay your 2024 dues here.

If you have not yet paid your 2024 membership dues: 

Non-resident guests can also come to our dinner-dances!

About Us

About Us

Claudio Medeiros Quartet


Saturday, July 13 will be our America The Beautiful Ball 


This elegant evening will begin at 6 PM in the ante room at Fireside with a hosted cocktail and wine bar with appetizers of Smoked Salmon with Citrus Cream Cheese Bagel Crostini, as well as Baby Prawn Skewers with Pineapple & Teriyaki Drizzle, and Mini Chicken Wellingtons. 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 Classic Catering, will start at 7 PM.  


The music of The Claudio Medeiros 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 Apple & Pear Waldorf Salads with Cranberries, plus dinner rolls, butter; and bottles of red and white wine. Entrée choices are:

  • Grilled Salmon Filet w/ Citrus Coriander Rub with Wild Rice Pilaf

  • Chicken with Artichoke, Tomato, Mushroom & Spanish Olives

  • Acorn Squash filled w/ Sweet Potato Puree & White Beans

Dessert will be Chocolate Silk Pie with chocolate sauce. Coffee and tea will be available.


The cost for the entire evening is $115.00 per member couple and $135.00 per guest coupleFor reservation details, please see "Attendance" below.


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. 

The Penguin Dinner-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 Dinner-Dance Club. Member and guest couples 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.) 

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Enjoying a delicious dinner and delightful conversation, L-R: Am & Marty Lamonica, Claire Wolfe, Bob Smith,

Marlene & Mike Nelson, Michael & Pat Nolan



Attendance at Penguin Dinner-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. 


Before making member dinner-dance reservations, you first need to pay your 2024 dues here​

Non-members, including non-resident guests, can also come to our dinner-dances. Please read below. 

NEW! Zelle users can now pay for dinner-dance reservations with no fees for you and will also save the Club from paying credit card fees!

On the Checkout page, under "Payment" select "Manual Payment" and follow the next steps that will appear.
Otherwise, you can still pay online with a credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay. 

​We prefer that you make your reservations online. To do so: 

  • You need a login account. If you do not yet have one, you can request a login account here

  • Be sure that you are logged in. 

    • Member reservations are closed. 

    • Non-member reservations are closed.


​However, if you are only able to pay by check, click here for information.​


To cancel your existing reservation, click here.


The deadline for payment and reservations for our next dinner-dance is Thursday, July 4.

Last day to cancel is Friday, July 5 by Noon. 

Reservations Info
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