Every Wednesday night features new lessons & fun dancing
at the Cheryl Burke Dance studio in Mountain View

SCHEDULE

7:15pm – 8:15pm: Level 2 & Level 3 Classes
8:15pm – 9:15pm: Level 1 & Elective Classes
9:30pm – midnight: Dance Party

May Class Recap Videos are up!

You can review what you learnt in our series. You can subscribe to our youtube channel, or find the playlists in the upcoming drop-in class details below.

OUR CLASSES

Summer Swing Special: 3 months of Level 1 Lindy Hop for the price of 2*!

If you have trouble with registration,
please contact:  

Summer Swing 2015
Jul 1 - Sep 30 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Class details

Role type: Partnered
Price: see pricing section below
Teachers: Carla Heiney, Philippe Wilson

Three months of Level 1 classes for the price of two*!

The summer is an excellent time to learn how to swing dance! Wednesday Night Hop will be starting the Summer Swing program in July and running through August and September. Three months of beginning Lindy Hop Lessons for the price of two*! This includes all the dances after the class and three live band nights.

Regularly this would cost $182, but you can come from July 1st through September 30th for only $100! If you are 24 or younger, you get an even bigger discount, you get the whole three months for just $75.

Your teachers will be Carla Heiney and Philippe Wilson! These two have a true passion for spreading the joy and spirit of the dance. You can read more about them and all of the instructors at WNH on our staff page.

You can start your journey and take advantage of the discounted package price on any Wednesday till the last week of July.

We hope you will start learning the Lindy Hop with us this summer!

(*) based on regular class series price

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Upcoming Series Classes

If you have trouble with registration,
please contact:  

June 2015 Level 1 Class Series – Charleston
Jun 3 - Jun 24 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Class details

Role type: Partnered
Price: see pricing section below
Teachers: Amanda Marchand, Kevin Weng

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!

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June 2015 Level 2 Class Series – Swing Out: Focus on Footwork Styling
Jun 3 - Jun 24 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Class details

Role type: Partnered
Price: see pricing section below
Teachers: Lori Taniguchi, Andrew Huang

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!

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June 2015 Level 3 Class Series – Footwork Variations, Styling, Lines
Jun 3 - Jun 24 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Class details

Role type: Partnered
Price: see pricing section below
Teachers: Amanda Marchand, Kevin Weng

You've mastered all the moves and you're dancing confidently with all kinds of partners.  Now you're considering the bigger picture: layering these complicated variations and styling with a solid partner connection, creating a two-body picture with great quality of movement and intentional aesthetics.  This class will explore that heady level where theory meets execution.

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.

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June 2015 Elective Class Series – Balboa Basics
Jun 3 - Jun 24 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Class details

Role type: Partnered
Price: see pricing section below
Teachers: Katie O'Neill, Douglas Mathews

Originating in the Balboa Peninsula of Orange County, Balboa combines intricate footwork with smooth body movement, to create a dynamic and fast-paced dance that is fun to watch but even more fun to do!  Great for beginners or if you have taken Balboa Fundamentals.  This class will add on basic vocabulary to your Pure Bal and Bal-Swing foundations.

PRE-REQUISITES: 3 months of Level 1 and/or Balboa Fundamentals. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!

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Upcoming Drop-in Classes

May 2015 Level 1 Class Series – 8-count Lindy Hop
May 27 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
     May 2015 Level 1
REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered
Price: see pricing section below
Teachers: Katie O'Neill, James Yeh

When you really want to dig that swing beat, there’s nothing like 8-count lindy hop! We will start with the basics, from zero dance experience on up, and get you swinging around the dance floor in no time! This is a progressive 4-week class; show up on the first week to get maximum benefit.

PRE-REQUISITES: None. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!

Youtube playlist: May 2015 Level 1
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May 2015 Level 2 Class Series – Charleston
May 27 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
     May 2015 Level 2
REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered
Price: see pricing section below
Teachers: Hanah Yendler, Eliott Gray

Add some pizzazz to your Charleston by kicking and double-kicking our way through "airplane" charleston, Hand-to-Hand moves, Hack-saws and Kick-Throughs.  We'll even make the magical mix of Charleston Swing-Outs to really get you flying through those swingin' beats!  This is a progressive 4-week class; show up on the first week to get maximum benefit.

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!

Youtube playlist: May 2015 Level 2
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May 2015 Level 3 Class Series – Connection
May 27 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
     May 2015 Level 3
REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered
Price: see pricing section below
Teachers: Angela Lee, Paul Csonka

In this social dance of ours, it is our connection with our partners that makes it MAGIC. In this series, you will learn to play and move with connection, to listen actively to both leads and follows, and how to use that connection to build increasingly complex and great feeling dances.

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.

Youtube playlist: May 2015 Level 3
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May 2015 Elective Class Series – Balboa Fundamentals
May 27 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
     May 2015 Elective
REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered
Price: see pricing section below
Teachers: Crystal Nakatsu, Douglas Mathews

Originating in the Balboa Peninsula of Orange County, Balboa combines intricate footwork with smooth body movement, to create a dynamic and fast-paced dance that is fun to watch but even more fun to do! For everyone who wants to learn – or revisit – Balboa fundamentals, this four week series will get you up to speed with basic vocabulary and connection techniques, and get you out on the floor dancing Bal socially. We'll be covering the basic Balboa rhythm and core Pure Balboa and Bal-Swing figures.

PRE-REQUISITES: Having completed 3 months of Level 1. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!

Youtube playlist: May 2015 Elective
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If you are new to Wednesday Night Hop…

We offer four classes every Wednesday night. Our classes are organized in progressive monthly series and we encourage students to sign up and attend the whole series. Nevertheless you can usually drop-in, check this FAQ for details.

Some lessons are solo class and you do not need partner. Most lessons are partnered classes. Partnered swing dancing is a role based dance. You have to choose to be a “leader” or a “follower”, and stick with it for the duration of the series class or drop-in. Check this FAQ for more information.

Our class syllabus is organized into three progressive levels (level 1, level 2, level 3) and an elective class topic category. Please check our curriculum page for details.

If you’re dropping in, registration is at the door. For series classes, we encourage you to register online. It is cheaper and you will get through the line faster at the studio. You will need to create a user account. This will allow you to keep track of the classes you have attended. Online registration closes at 11:59pm on the day before the first class of the series.

  • Series Classes -- Includes free admission to dance party.
    • Before Tuesday midnight of series start: $25 online price
    • At the door: $30 door price
  • Drop-In Classes -- $16 drop-in. Includes free admission to dance party.
  • Both Drop-In Classes -- $24 drop-in. Includes free admission to dance party.
  • Swing Dance Party -- only $6 from 9:30pm - midnight

  • Series Classes -- Includes free admission to dance party.
    • Before Sunday midnight of series start: $45 early bird online price / $35 when registering for two series classes
    • After Sunday till Tuesday midnight: $50 online price / $37.50 when registering for two series classes
    • At the door: $60 door price / $45 when registering for two series classes
  • Drop-In Classes -- $16 drop-in. Includes free admission to dance party.
  • Both Drop-In Classes -- $24 drop-in. Includes free admission to dance party.
  • Swing Dance Party -- only $8 from 9:30pm - midnight; $12 on band nights.

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