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Next Dinner-Dance

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If you have not yet renewed your 2023 membership: 

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Take Two (Lynn and John)​

Saturday, July 8 will be our America The Beautiful Ball. 


The evening will begin at 6 PM in the ante room at Fireside with a hosted cocktail and wine bar with appetizers of Vegetarian Samosas, Fig & Feta Flat Bread and Shrimp Cocktail. 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 Take Two 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:

  • Lobster Raviolis Scampi Style topped with Tiger Shrimp & Seasonal Vegetables

  • Chicken Wellington (Marinated Chicken Thighs Stuffed with Mushrooms and Ricotta Cheese Wrapped in Puffed Pastry Dough) with Reduced Marsala Cream Sauce & Seasonal Vegetable

  • Vegetarian option: Stuffed Beef Steak Tomatoes

Dessert will be Limoncello cake.

Coffee and tea will be available.


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. For 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. 

About Us
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Members and guests enjoyed dancing, dining and socializing
at our May Flower Ball

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. 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.) 



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. 


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

If you want to: 


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


​However, if you will only 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, June 29.

Last day to cancel is Friday, June 30. 

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