Balance the Bay 2017 Information
August 11-13, 2017 in San Francisco, CA

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The Facility

The [Janet] Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center has hosted Balance the Bay since 2009. Located just 2000 feet from the ocean, overlooking Lake Merced, it is kept cool in summer by sea breezes and coastal fogs. Because the only neighbor is the San Francisco Zoo, there is no problem with late-night music, and there is plenty of parking.

The dance hall at the Pomeroy Center has a rubber-pad sprung floor. There's excellent ventilation and room for six long lines.

The main hall is used for snacks, information tables and band concerts, and has lots of space for hanging out. It has a fireplace and big windows overlooking Lake Merced. There are balconies overlooking the lake, a grassy courtyard, and plenty of rest rooms.


Balance the Bay is held at The [Janet] Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center (JPC). The address is 207 Skyline Boulevard, but the entrance is on Herbst Road. If you are using GPS, Mapquest, or other similar sources, use "100 Herbst Road" as your destination.

The Pomeroy Center occupies a triangular block. The east side of the block is Skyline Boulevard. Traffic flows one way around the triangle. You enter from Skyline Blvd at the North end of the triangle, exit at the south.


There are plenty of hotels in the area, or you may request housing with local dancers on your registration form, and we will contact you. Consider carpooling as housing is generally available about 30-60 minutes from the hall. Please contact our hospitality committee early and we'll do our best to accommodate everyone.

Lodging Walking Distance of Hall:

Mirage Inn and Suites (Days Inn San Francsico)
2600 Sloat Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94116
1 King of 2 Queens. Call for availability: (415) 665-9000
Days Inn San Francisco

Ocean Park Motel
2690 46th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116
$190-236 various configurations
(415) 566-7020

Lodging Close Drive to Hall:

Mission Inn SF
5630 Mission St SF, About 11 min w/out traffic.
$85 (1 Queen bed)
$95 (2 Double beds)
No room service/restaurant; coffee/pastries 7-11am; parking 1 car/room
WIFI, relatively safe neighborhood. Some kitchenettes.
This is not a room block, but first come first serve. Book yourself by calling or booking online. Mention "Balance the Bay" discount per Jeannette (or leave in comments online).
415 584-5020

Travelers Inn
100 Hickey Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080
12-15 min / 7.6 miles from hall
1Q $129, 1K $159, 2Q $169
This is not a room block, but first come first serve.


Balance the Bay is run by volunteer effort, and your contribution is much appreciated!

Work Trade: If you want to do work-trade for a discount, please see details on the Registration page and sign up on your registration form.
Volunteering: You can sign up to volunteer on your registration form, and our coordinator (Peggy) will get in touch shortly before the event.
If you have questions about volunteering or work-trade, please contact our Volunteer/Work Trade coordinator.

Public Transit

The Pomeroy Center is served directly by the MUNI #18 (46th Avenue) bus. Get off at the "Skyline Blvd and Zoo Road" stop. The southbound stop is on Armory Road, just across the street from the entrance to the Pomeroy Center. The northbound stop is across Skyline Boulevard at the intersection with Herbst Road.

You can use to plan a trip online.


There's plenty of parking on Herbst and Armory Roads. It's all at 90 degrees to the curb. To avoid an expensive ticket, do not park in front of the bus stop shelter across from the Pomeroy Center entrance, or in a handicapped parking spot without proper plates. it's OK to park overnight, but remember that this is a big city neighborhood. Don't leave valuables in your car or anything valuable looking on the seat.

Child care

Parents are organizing on-site child care again this year! Katie will arrange something similar to last year, where parents share the cost of hiring a caregiver. If you are interested in bringing your children or being involved, please contact the committee!.

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