Dance into 2008 at a local dance
GLOBAL PEACE DANCE: The 16th annual international event features Dances of Universal Peace and will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Headwaters, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Admission is by donation. Call 482-4902.
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY: Dance to live music by Jim Maffet's High Society Band and dine at an all-night buffet at a semi-formal New Year's Eve party from 8 p.m. to midnight Monday, Dec. 31, at the Grants Pass Community Center, 234 S.W. L St., Grants Pass. A dance class starts at 7 p.m. Admission costs $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Reservations are required. Call 474-2202.
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY: Follow My Lead Dance Studio will host an all-ages dance party starting at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the Central Point Grange, 436 Pine St., Central Point. There will be music by DJ Jean, games and party favors, along with a gift exchange and a potluck dinner. Gifts should be wrapped and cost less than $5. Bring a dish to share for the dinner. Admission costs $10. Call 773-8568.
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT HAVURAH SHIR HADASH: Havurah's third annual all-ages New Year's Eve dance party will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the temple, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. There will be live music by Jerry Attrick and the Pacemakers, and snacks and beverages will be available. Childcare will be provided, and parents are invited to bring pillows and blankets to tuck the little ones in. Advance tickets cost $10 for adults, $25 per family and are available at the Music Coop in Ashland. Tickets will cost $13 for adults and $30 per family at the door. Call 488-7716.
NEW YEAR'S EVE SQUARE DANCE: The Star Promenaders will hold its annual New Year's Eve dance party on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds will begin at 8:30 p.m., and mainstream and student level square dancing will be from 9 p.m. to midnight. A potluck buffet will be served around 10 p.m. Admission is a donation of $5. Call 770-5182.
NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL: Dance to ballroom music by Oregon's Little Big Band from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Monday, Dec. 31, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be provided, and dress is semi-formal to formal. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door. See evergreenballroom.com or call 899-1933 or 482-8812.
NEW YEAR'S SALSA BALL: Mambo Rico will present a night of salsa music and dancing starting at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at The Mobius, 281 Fourth St., Ashland. Dress will be fancy, and beer, wine, champagne and appetizers from Pangea Grills and Wraps will be available. A salsa dance class will start the evening. Advance tickets cost $16 and are available at mamboricosalsa.com. Tickets costs $20 at the door.
Teen dance: A dance party for teens will be held at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at VIBES Main 1, 821 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. There will be music by DJ Tim Poppa and a dance competition. The dance is sponsored by Southern Oregon Drug Awareness. Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door and are available at Bad Ass Coffee and Six One Nine in Medford. Call 618-VIBE.
NEW YEAR'S PARTY: Dance to music by Diamonds & Denim from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, in the Esquire Room at the Medford Elks Lodge, 202 N. Central Ave., Medford. Admission is $40 in advance, $50 at the door and includes a bottle of champagne, party favors and breakfast. Call 772-6247 for reservations.
BLACK & WHITE GALA: Broadway Phil and The Shouters will present live music for a New Year's Eve Black & White Gala to be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, in the Floral Building at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road (off the Redwood Highway), Grants Pass. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar, along with an auction. Tickets cost $35, $65 per couple and are available at HASL Transportation Services, Listen Here, Lost Liner Cafe and the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds will benefit HASL. Call 479-4275.