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,
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Our next series classes will start on Wednesday December 7th.

December 2016 Level 1 Class Series – 8-count Lindy Hop
Dec 7 - Dec 21 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm (Wednesdays)

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Ann Mony, Kevin Weng

This series is a 3-week progressive series.

We have added a second 8-count Lindy Hop class series to our level 1 curriculum.

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!

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December 2016 Level 2 Class Series – Swing Out: Focus on Footwork Styling
Dec 7 - Dec 21 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm (Wednesdays)

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Ann Mony, Kevin Weng

This series is a 3-week progressive series.

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-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!

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December 2016 Level 3 Class Series – Musicality through Footwork & Styling
Dec 7 - Dec 21 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm (Wednesdays)

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Lori Taniguchi, Paul Csonka

This series is a 3-week progressive series.

What does it mean to be musical?  What does it mean to incorporate musicality into your own body? And how can you do any of that without totally throwing off your partner? This lesson focuses on developing a responsiveness to music using unusual patterns and rhythms that will challenge your connection, balance, and ear for improvisational jazz.

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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December 2016 Elective Class Series – Balboa: Out and In variations and extensions
Dec 7 - Dec 21 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm (Wednesdays)

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Douglas Mathews, Joy Jing

This series is a 3-week progressive series.

End your year with a few new tricks, learn new variations both independent and partnered that will stretch your experience with out and ins.  We will cover classic out and in variations along with some of our favorite ways to play with one of the most fundamental movements in Bal Swing.

PRE-REQUISITES: Beg-int Balboa, comfortable with out and ins and crossovers. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!

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Upcoming Drop-in Classes

Here are the coming week drop-in classes:

December 2016 Level 1 Class Series – 8-count Lindy Hop
Wed Dec 7 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Ann Mony, Kevin Weng

This series is a 3-week progressive series.

We have added a second 8-count Lindy Hop class series to our level 1 curriculum.

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!

Ann Mony793914_10200602137634557_255136574_o

December 2016 Level 2 Class Series – Swing Out: Focus on Footwork Styling
Wed Dec 7 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Ann Mony, Kevin Weng

This series is a 3-week progressive series.

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-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!

Ann Mony793914_10200602137634557_255136574_o

December 2016 Level 3 Class Series – Musicality through Footwork & Styling
Wed Dec 7 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Lori Taniguchi, Paul Csonka

This series is a 3-week progressive series.

What does it mean to be musical?  What does it mean to incorporate musicality into your own body? And how can you do any of that without totally throwing off your partner? This lesson focuses on developing a responsiveness to music using unusual patterns and rhythms that will challenge your connection, balance, and ear for improvisational jazz.

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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December 2016 Elective Class Series – Balboa: Out and In variations and extensions
Wed Dec 7 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Douglas Mathews, Joy Jing

This series is a 3-week progressive series.

End your year with a few new tricks, learn new variations both independent and partnered that will stretch your experience with out and ins.  We will cover classic out and in variations along with some of our favorite ways to play with one of the most fundamental movements in Bal Swing.

PRE-REQUISITES: Beg-int Balboa, comfortable with out and ins and crossovers. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!

1530489_10152636228042705_4472323013398417142_nJoy Jing

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

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