Every Wednesday night features new lessons & fun dancingat the First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto
7:15pm – 8:15pm: Level 2 & Level 3 Classes
8:15pm – 9:15pm: Level 1 & Elective Classes
9:30pm – 11:45pm: Dance Party
Upcoming Series Classes
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Come out and kick your way around some basic Charleston! You will learn basic body movement, drill technique on Charleston kicks, and explore 20s and 30s style Charleston as you get ready to kick it on the social dance floor.
PRE-REQUISITES: None. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!
The mother move of Lindy hop, the swing out! When you add cool footwork and breaks to counts 7,8,1, and 2, the swingout becomes a lean mean awesome machine. Whether you’re a lead or follow, learn the secrets to connecting well with your partner while doing fun footwork, and expand your swingout repertoire to be more musical with your dancing!
PRE-REQUISITES: Level 1A-C; twice through recommended. Execute a swingout, lindy circle, charleston and 6-count moves and transition between them in open and closed positions. No partner required, just bring your enthusiasm!
The holiday season is upon us, which means the radios, department stores, and your grandmother's living room are tuning in to those classic Christmas ditties from the 30s and 40s. In this class, we will focus on crafting impeccable connection and technique to give you the gift of easy, lilting grace, and we'll dust it with juuuuuust a little heat for a creative glow. Let slow dancing show you everything that swing can be!
PRE-REQUISITES: At least nine consecutive months of Level 1 and Level 2 including one full year of social dance, or discuss your eligibility with instructors. Under-qualified students will be asked to transfer to Level 2 in order to strengthen their fundamentals.
Like a spoken word poet or hip hop rapper, the true beauty and skill of improvised solo jazz comes not from staid, neutral steps, but from your own, unique FLOW that allows you to choose from a variety of movements at any given moment. This class will encourage you to think about your momentum, body shape, and natural movement to hone your skills as an improvisational solo jazz artist.
PRE-REQUISITES: Minimum completion of 3 months of Level 1. No partner required, just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!
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