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

Wed Feb 10: February Series, Swingin’ at the Savoy 2016

February series continue this week February 10th.

Have you registered for Swingin’ at the Savoy 2016? We need more leaders in Tracks B/C/D/E, and leaders/followers in Track A. Track A gets an automatic $20 online discount. Online registration closes on February 15th at midnight, don’t wait.

OUR CLASSES

Upcoming Series Classes

If you have trouble with registration,
please contact:  

Our next series classes will start on Wednesday March 2nd, stay tuned.

Upcoming Drop-in Classes

February 2016 Level 1 Class Series – 8-count Lindy Hop
Wed Feb 10 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
     February 2016 Level 1

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Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Ellen Huffman, Paul Csonka

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: February 2016 Level 1

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February 2016 Level 2 Class Series – Tandem Charleston
Wed Feb 10 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
     February 2016 Level 2

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Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Philippe Wilson, Rye Crowen

Spice up your Lindy language with some hot, fast-paced Tandem Charleston. Your trusty guides will navigate you through the ins and outs and all of the awesome variations in between. We'll focus on footwork, connection, and creative ways these fun steps can be added seamlessly into your Charleston repertoire.

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: February 2016 Level 2

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February 2016 Level 3 Class Series – Historical Clips
Wed Feb 10 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
     February 2016 Level 3

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Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Lori Taniguchi, Douglas Mathews

Thanks to YouTube, our generation has unprecedented access to clips of original lindy hoppers performing for the silver screen in addition to a constantly growing history of modern-era "famous" dances. No more shaky VHS tapes for us! We will showcase the lindy clips you absolutely have to know and teach you how to pull inspiration from the past into your present.

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: February 2016 Level 3

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February 2016 Elective Class Series – Vintage Movement
Wed Feb 10 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
     February 2016 Elective

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Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Celebrate African-American history this month by taking a dive into the vintage dance scene of the early 1900's. Our expert panel of instructors will teach a new dance each week to help you understand the origins and siblings of Lindy Hop at the start of the Jazz Age, including Blues, Charleston, and Solo Jazz.

PRE-REQUISITES: This series is for intermediate level dancers and above; you'll need to be able to dance a variety of standard 6 & 8 count patterns in both Lindy and Charleston to get the most out of this class. No partner required, just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!

Youtube playlist: February 2016 Elective

Balboa Drop-in
Wed Feb 10 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

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Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: $16

No Balboa experience? No problem! Our instructors are ready to lead you through the basics of this intricate, amazing dance that has its roots in the Southern California swing dance scene. Or brush up on your past Balboa lessons and cement your foundations. Class is designed to keep your Balboa moves fresh and so clean, clean.

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 - 11:45pm

  • 4-week 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
  • 3-week Series Classes (for months with only 3 weeks of classes) -- Includes free admission to dance party.
    • Till Tuesday midnight: $30 online price
    • At the door: $40 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 $8 from 9:30pm - 11:45pm; $12 on band nights.

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OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

We host a dance party every Wednesday, with live music once a month, usually on the first Wednesday of the month. Below are our upcoming events. You can check our recent events here.

DJ Dance Party
DJ Dance Party
February 10, 2016

DJ Dance Party

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DJ Dance Party
DJ Dance Party
February 17, 2016

DJ Dance Party

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DJ Dance Party
DJ Dance Party
February 24, 2016

DJ Dance Party

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DJ Dance Party
DJ Dance Party
March 2, 2016

DJ Dance Party

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