Every Wednesday night features new lessons & fun dancing
at the First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto

SCHEDULE

7:15pm – 8:15pm: Level 2 & Level 3 Classes
8:15pm – 9:15pm: Level 1 & Elective Classes
9:30pm – 11:45pm: Dance Party

OUR CLASSES

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

Upcoming Series Classes

If you have trouble with registration,
please contact:  

Our next series classes will start on Wednesday March 1st.

March 2017 Level 1 Class Series – Charleston Swing
Mar 1 - Mar 29 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm (Wednesdays)

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Audrey Ho, Laura Boon

This series is a 5-week progressive series.

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!

March 2017 Level 2 Class Series – Lindy Stretch
Mar 1 - Mar 29 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm (Wednesdays)

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Taylor Bozarth, Misha Zvonkin

This is a 5-week progressive series.

Join us in an intensive look at the swingout! You will learn new and useful ways to think about your technique, improve your connection, and get exciting results.

PRE-REQUISITES: Level 1A-D; 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!

March 2017 Level 3 Class Series – NAILING It at Charleston
Mar 1 - Mar 29 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm (Wednesdays)

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Cari Westbrook, Justin Lebar

This series is a 5-week progressive series.

Call and response. Awesome variations. Rhythm changes. Intricate combos. What’s your advanced Charleston missing? In this class, Justin & Cari will go over a variety of techniques and moves which will take your Charleston to the next level. After this class, you’ll be NAILING IT at partnered Charleston.

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.

March 2017 Elective Class Series – Balboa A2: Pure Bal Improvisations
Mar 1 - Mar 29 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm (Wednesdays)

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teacher: Margot Helm & Richard Perkins

This series is a 5-week progressive series.

Pure Balboa is a sweetheart swing dance that focuses on an incredibly subtle closed connection and intricate footwork. This course builds on the Balboa A1 beginner class by adding more rhythms and connective tissue for new variations that will allow you to add improvisational flair to your dances!

PRE-REQUISITES: Balboa A1 Pure Bal Fundamentals class series. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!

Upcoming Drop-in Classes

Here are the coming week drop-in classes:

March 2017 Level 1 Class Series – Charleston Swing
Wed Mar 1 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Audrey Ho, Laura Boon

This series is a 5-week progressive series.

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!

March 2017 Level 2 Class Series – Lindy Stretch
Wed Mar 1 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Taylor Bozarth, Misha Zvonkin

This is a 5-week progressive series.

Join us in an intensive look at the swingout! You will learn new and useful ways to think about your technique, improve your connection, and get exciting results.

PRE-REQUISITES: Level 1A-D; 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!

March 2017 Level 3 Class Series – NAILING It at Charleston
Wed Mar 1 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Cari Westbrook, Justin Lebar

This series is a 5-week progressive series.

Call and response. Awesome variations. Rhythm changes. Intricate combos. What’s your advanced Charleston missing? In this class, Justin & Cari will go over a variety of techniques and moves which will take your Charleston to the next level. After this class, you’ll be NAILING IT at partnered Charleston.

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.

March 2017 Elective Class Series – Balboa A2: Pure Bal Improvisations
Wed Mar 1 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teacher: Margot Helm & Richard Perkins

This series is a 5-week progressive series.

Pure Balboa is a sweetheart swing dance that focuses on an incredibly subtle closed connection and intricate footwork. This course builds on the Balboa A1 beginner class by adding more rhythms and connective tissue for new variations that will allow you to add improvisational flair to your dances!

PRE-REQUISITES: Balboa A1 Pure Bal Fundamentals class series. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!

Buy a gift certificate for a friend, colleague, or family member. Gift certificates can only be used towards paying for class series online on our website.

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

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.

  • 4-week Series Classes (most months) -- Includes admission to dance party.
    • Before Tuesday midnight of series start: $25/person per series
    • At the door: $30/person per series
  • 5-week Series Classes (for months with 5 weeks of classes) -- Includes admission to dance party.
    • Before Tuesday midnight of series start: $30/person per series
    • At the door: $35/person per series
  • 3-week Series Classes (for months with 3 weeks of classes) -- Includes admission to dance party.
    • Before Tuesday midnight of series start: $25/person per series
    • At the door: $30/person per series
  • Drop-In Classes -- $16/person drop-in. Includes admission to dance party.
  • Both Drop-In Classes -- $24/person drop-in. Includes admission to dance party.
  • Swing Dance Party -- only $6/person from 9:30pm - 11:45pm
  • 4-week Series Classes (most months) -- Includes admission to dance party.
    • Before Sunday midnight of series start: $45/person for one series or $35/person for two series
    • After Sunday till Tuesday midnight: $50/person for one series or $37.50/person for two series
    • At the door: $60/person for one series or $45/person for two series
  • 5-week Series Classes (for months with 5 weeks of classes) -- Includes admission to dance party.
    • Before Sunday midnight of series start: $50/person for one series or $40/person for two series
    • After Sunday till Tuesday midnight: $55/person for one series or $42.50/person for two series
    • At the door: $65/person for one series or $50/person for two series
  • 3-week Series Classes (for months with 3 weeks of classes) -- Includes admission to dance party.
    • Till Tuesday midnight: $30/person online price
    • At the door: $40/person door price
  • Drop-In Classes -- $16/person drop-in. Includes admission to dance party.
  • Both Drop-In Classes -- $24/person drop-in. Includes admission to dance party.
  • Swing Dance Party -- only $8/person from 9:30pm - 11:45pm; $12/person on band nights.
  • 4-week Series Classes (most months) -- Includes admission to dance party.
    • Before Tuesday midnight of series start: $25/person per series
    • At the door: $30/person per series
  • 5-week Series Classes (for months with 5 weeks of classes) -- Includes admission to dance party.
    • Before Tuesday midnight of series start: $30/person per series
    • At the door: $35/person per series
  • 3-week Series Classes (for months with 3 weeks of classes) -- Includes admission to dance party.
    • Before Tuesday midnight of series start: $25/person per series
    • At the door: $30/person per series
  • Drop-In Classes -- $16/person drop-in. Includes admission to dance party.
  • Both Drop-In Classes -- $24/person drop-in. Includes admission to dance party.
  • Swing Dance Party -- only $6/person from 9:30pm - 11:45pm

Here is the address of the venue:

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
Frequently Asked Questions

Flip through our most frequently asked questions:

Search