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 February 1st, stay tuned.

Upcoming Drop-in Classes

Here are the coming week drop-in classes:

January 2017 Level 1 Class Series – 6-count Lindy Hop
Wed Jan 25 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
     January 2017 Level 1

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Taylor Bozarth, Douglas Mathews

This series is a 4-week progressive series.

Start dancing from day one! We will get you moving in this month-long series that introduces you to basic footwork, turns, wraps, breaks and jazzy stylin'. Covers the 6-count basics, also sometimes known as East Coast Swing, also used in Lindy Hop.

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

Youtube playlist: January 2017 Level 1

January 2017 Level 2 Class Series – Charleston Everywhere
Wed Jan 25 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
     January 2017 Level 2

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Laura Boon, Justin Lebar

This is a 4-week progressive series.

Learn to move seamlessly between your Charleston and Lindy Hop, and get some more tricks while you're at it! When the tempos go up, you'll be able to kick up your dance into high energy with these transitions and kicks.

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: January 2017 Level 2

January 2017 Level 3 Class Series – Hello From The Other Side
Wed Jan 25 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
     January 2017 Level 3

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Partnered

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Lori Taniguchi, Douglas Mathews

This series is a 4-week progressive series.

If dance is a collaboration, do you know what your co-artist knows? This is intensive Level 1 curriculum highlighting where you might expect the experiences of leads and follows to diverge. Whether you become an ambi-dancer, or just want to sample the "other role", you will leave this class with a better appreciation of your partners and what you can make together.

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: January 2017 Level 3

January 2017 Elective Class Series – The Tranky Doo
Wed Jan 25 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
     January 2017 Elective

REGISTER AT THE DOOR

Class details

Role type: Solo

Price: see pricing section below

Teachers: Cari Westbrook, Hannah Howard

This series is a 4-week progressive series.

"The dipsy doodle is the thing to beware
The dipsy doodle will get in your hair
And if it gets you, it couldn't be worse
The things you say will come out in reverse
Like 'You love I and me love you!'
That's the way the dipsy doodle works."

If you've ever heard this song and wished you could join the rush to do this wacky dance, now is the time! Join us as we break the Tranky Doo down, learn the technique behind the moves, and perform it every time the DJ plays it during the dance!

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

Youtube playlist: January 2017 Elective

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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