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Where to dance at Stanford? Autumn 2016

October marks the beginning of the school-year Stanford. Yes, it actually started late September, but does the first week of school count?

With Fall quarter starting, many student dance groups are back to dancing indoors! Here’s a week-view of all dance events I know of at Stanford. Let me know if I missed any since I may not know everything! Continue reading “Where to dance at Stanford? Autumn 2016”

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Best places to dance role reversed

I came across an interesting read on Homophobia & Salsa: Same-Sex Couples on the Dance Floor. Immediately, I thought of the disasterous times I tried to lead in Salsa. Some particularly bad experiences include: Continue reading “Best places to dance role reversed”

Dance Spot – For Dancers Only

This is part of the Dance Spot series highlighting different places to go dancing in SF Bay Area.

Dance Spot: For Dancers Only
Price: $8
Time: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays, 8:30-9:00pm Intermediate workshop, 9:00-11:45pm Social dancing
Location: Dance Studio, Sunnyvale Community Center (same building as Theater)
950 Michelangelo Dr, Sunnyvale, California 94087

Although I live close-by, I didn’t make my way to For Dancers Only until now, partially because I wasn’t confident in my Lindy Hop abilities. Continue reading “Dance Spot – For Dancers Only”

Dance Spot – Broken Spoke Western Saloon

This is part of the Dance Spot series highlighting different places to go dancing in SF Bay Area.

Dance Spot: Broken Spoke Western Saloon: Line Dancing with Rebel Soles
Price: $5 cover; drinks available for purchase
Time: Thursdays and 1st & 3rd Fridays: 7:30pm lessons; 9pm dancing
Location: 370 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129

Someone I met at Wednesday Night Hop‘s Level 1 drop-in class suggested I try out Line Dancing at Broken Spoke Western Saloon. He mentioned Line Dancing is popular at his alma mater, Cal Poly SLO, and many alumni dance here. Continue reading “Dance Spot – Broken Spoke Western Saloon”

Dance Spot – Fish and Farm Fridays

This is the seventh in a series of Dance Spot posts highlighting different places to go dancing in SF Bay Area.

Dance Spot: Fish and Farm Fridays
Price: Free, but buying food/drinks highly encouraged
Time: Fridays 6-9pm
Location: Downstairs of Fish and Farm, 424 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

DSC00751 (2)Last Friday, I was up in San Francisco for a day. So I decided to go dancing there! A friend told me Fish and Farm Fridays just started having dances a few weeks ago. Continue reading “Dance Spot – Fish and Farm Fridays”

Dance Spot – Friday Night Waltz

This is the fourth in a series of Dance Spot posts highlighting different places to go dancing.

Dance Spot: Friday Night Waltz
Price: $12 for class + social dancing; $8 for students; $8 for social dancing only
Time: 7-9pm class; 9pm-midnight social dancing
Location: First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

On Friday, I went to Friday Night Waltz, my favorite dance spot — Continue reading “Dance Spot – Friday Night Waltz”

Dance Spot – Alberto’s

This is the first of a series of Dance Spot posts highlighting different places to go dancing.

Dance Spot: Alberto's Salsa Nights
Price: $10
Time:
- Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:30pm beginner class; 9pm intermediate class; 10pm social dancing
- Fridays 8pm beginner class; 9pm intermediate class; 10pm social dancing
Location: 736 W Dana St., Mountain View, CA 94041

On Thursday, I went with a few friends to Alberto‘s in Mountain View (SF Bay Area) for Salsa dancing. Continue reading “Dance Spot – Alberto’s”

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