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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”


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 – Wednesday Night Hop

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

Dance Spot: Wednesday Night Hop
* Drop-in: $16 for 1 class; $24 for 2 classes; $8-12 dance party only
* 4-week series: $60 / $30 under 25 or 65+ (discounts online for advanced purchase)
Time: Wednesdays
* 7:15pm Level 2 & Level 3 Classes
* 8:15pm Level 1 & Elective Classes
* 9:30pm Dance Party
Location: First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

After hearing about Wednesday Night Hop from multiple people, I finally gave it a try! Continue reading “Dance Spot – Wednesday Night Hop”

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 – Stanford Lindy Project

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

Dance Spot: Stanford Lindy Project
Price: Free
Time: Saturdays
* 11:30AM - Beg & Int Lessons
* 12:30PM - DJ'ed dancing
Location: In front of White Memorial Fountain ("The Claw") outside Stanford Bookstore

On Saturday, I joined the Stanford Lindy Project for an afternoon of Swing dancing at Stanford. While they’ve been on Saturday nights in Hacienda Commons by graduate housing during the school year, they’ve migrated Continue reading “Dance Spot – Stanford Lindy Project”

Happy World Lindy Hop Day!

Today is World Lindy Hop Day!

If you’d like to give Lindy Hop a try, scroll down to see locations around SF Bay Area, Los Angeles / Orange County Area, and Singapore that I’ve gathered from friends.

About Lindy Hop

Google celebrated by featuring Frankie Manning, considered  Continue reading “Happy World Lindy Hop Day!”

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