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, stay tuned.

Upcoming Drop-in Classes

Here are the coming week drop-in classes:

February 2017 Level 1 Class Series – 8-count Lindy Hop: More than a Swingout
Wed Feb 22 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
     February 2017 Level 1

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Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Yulia Aslanova, Justin Lebar

This series is a 4-week progressive series.

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 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 2017 Level 1

February 2017 Level 2 Class Series – Zen-count Basic
Wed Feb 22 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
     February 2017 Level 2

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Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Cari Westbrook, Misha Zvonkin

This is a 4-week progressive series.

Did you know that 8-count moves could become 6-count moves and vice versa? Did you know you could mix 8-count and 6-count moves with impunity? Learn how to lead and follow the difference, and what to do when it all changes!

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!

Youtube playlist: February 2017 Level 2

February 2017 Level 3 Class Series – Swing is the Thing
Wed Feb 22 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
     February 2017 Level 3

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Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Margot Helm, Alex Protopopescu

This series is a 4-week progressive series.

Whether it's Hot, Gypsy, Trad, Big Band, Groove, or Small Combo, does it really not mean a thing if it ain't got that swing? We will take a historical look at the Jazz timeline, what makes them different, and how different music might affect what you dance and when. Pre-requisites: at least one year of dancing and classes.

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 2017 Level 3

February 2017 Elective Class Series – Balboa A1: Pure Bal Fundamentals
Wed Feb 22 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
     February 2017 Elective

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Lori Taniguchi, Alex Han

This series is a 4-week progressive series.

Pure Balboa is a sweetheart swing dance that focuses on an incredibly subtle closed connection, often described as a 3-minute hug! For everyone who wants to learn – or revisit – the fundamentals, this four week series will cover comfortable Pure Bal connection, basic rhythms, movement, and variations. Attendance required for advancement to Intermediate Pure Bal class series.

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

Youtube playlist: February 2017 Elective

ALEX HAN

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

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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 22, 2017

DJ Dance Party

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Band Night: The Hot Baked Goods
Band Night: The Hot Baked Goods
March 1, 2017

Band Night: The Hot Baked Goods

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DJ Dance Party
DJ Dance Party
March 8, 2017

DJ Dance Party

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DJ Dance Party
DJ Dance Party
March 15, 2017

DJ Dance Party

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