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Next Dinner-Dance

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

If you have not yet paid your 2024 membership dues: 

About Us

About Us

Claudio Medeiros Quartet

Saturday, Jan 13 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 Bacon Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp, Hummus on Endive Spoons with Candied Seeds, plus Crostini with Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese and Cranberry Pear Chutney. 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 salads of Baby Kale & Spinach w/ English Cucumber, Grape Tomato & Edible Flower Petals and a Vinaigrette Dressing, plus soft dinner rolls, sliced rosemary sourdough, butter, and bottles of red and white wine. Entrée choices are:

  • Stuffed Chicken Breast Medallions with mushroom, spinach & smoked provolone, with brown rice pilaf and fresh vegetables 

  • Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon Filet with roasted red pepper-caper sauce, accompanied by wild rice pilaf and fresh vegetables 

  • Vegetarian Winter Medley of cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, mushroom & cannellini beans

Dessert will be a Raspberry Dark Chocolate Decadence Torte. 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. 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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Left to right: Jerri Mariott, Michael Silpa, Rich Johnstone,

Carol Johnstone, Loretta Masnada, Ron McCombs,

Barrie Christensen, and Shirley Griffey

at our November Splendor of Autumn Ball



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 Dinner-Dance Club.

If you want to: 


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

We prefer that you make your reservations and pay online using your credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

To do so: 

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, January 4.

Last day to cancel is Friday, January 5. 

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