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Elective – Jazz Up your Partnered Basics

  • October 26, 2015

They say you must learn to play by yourself before you play with others, so how do you make that jump to partnered playtime? This class will teach you new solo jazz moves for every level of learner and also how to execute them in slick partnered moves. Adding jazz roots to your movement will make any partnered dance more fun,…

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Wed Oct 21: At A Glance

Wed Oct 21: DJs Chayant & Alex N, October Series continue, Drop-ins welcome

We are very excited to have a new home! With the gorgeous space that FUMC is offering us in the middle of downtown Palo Alto with all its great food options, what’s not to love?…

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Wed Oct 14: At A Glance

Wed Oct 14: DJs Steve & Margot, October Series continue, Drop-ins welcome

We are very excited to have a new home! With the gorgeous space that FUMC is offering us in the middle of downtown Palo Alto with all its great food options, what’s not to love?…

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October 2015: At A Glance

October 2015: New Location, October Series

We are very excited to be moving to our new location! With the gorgeous space that FUMC is offering us in the middle of downtown Palo Alto with all its great food options, what’s not to love? However, some things will be different;…

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Level 3 – Fast Dancing

  • September 29, 2015

When the tempos start flying, your feet start foundering. Sound familiar? Experienced dancers will learn techniques to keep their dancing smooth and efficient at fast clips (180 bpm or above). This will enable you to dance to the most energetic, swinging music that our DJs can throw at you! PLUS, you gain access to our Fast Feet room to put your lesson into practice.…

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Level 2 Drop-in – Easy Breaks

  • September 28, 2015

You know the feeling; you’re dancing along like normal, when all of a sudden, the music makes a staccato hit like BAM, and the whole squiggling floor of dancers FREEZES. Quick, what do you do?! In this class, we’ll be covering easy, creative moves to inject humor and fun to the breaks in the music. Learn to communicate your hits so that both dancers are on the same page,…

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Elective – The Shim Sham (solo jazz)

  • September 28, 2015

Everybody SHIM SHAM! More popularly known as the tap dancer’s anthem, swing dance ambassador, Frankie Manning, is well known for instilling a non-tap version in the lindy hop community. Play a proper song in any dance venue in the world, and you’ll see dancers of all levels break apart to perform this iconic solo routine.  We’ll cover the ENTIRE ROUTINE in one fun,…

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Elective – The Tranky Doo (solo jazz)

  • September 28, 2015

“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,…

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Wed Sep 30: At A Glance

Wed Sep 30: DJs Allen & Alex, September Drop-ins, Volunteer Appreciation and moving party, Free photo booth, PIZZA!

Let’s celebrate our wonderful volunteers, and let’s celebrate us moving. There will be a dance-friendly “Get to Know Our Volunteers” activity, there will be prizes, there will be jam, there will be a free photo booth,…

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