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Dance Spot – Tuesday Night Tango

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

Dance Spot: Tuesday Night Tango
Price: $10 for class ($8 students), $3 for dancing ($2 students), free after 10pm
Time: Tuesdays, 7-9pm class, 9-11pm social dancing
Location: Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301

I first learned of Tuesday Night Tango after asking on Facebook for the best places to dance role reversed. After my venture into nontraditional dance roles, I was excited to learn that everyone learns to both lead and follow here. Continue reading “Dance Spot – Tuesday Night Tango”

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 – Castle House Vintage Dance

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

Dance Spot: Castle House Vintage Dance
Price: $10 / $8 student
Time: 3rd Sunday of every month 4:00-6:30pm with lessons 3:00-3:45pm on odd numbered months
Location: upstairs of Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

A friend invited me to Castle House Vintage Dance. Although typically $10, this particular day was free because one dancer was treating everyone for her birthday. The event description says we can dress casually, dressy, or wear vintage attire.  Continue reading “Dance Spot – Castle House Vintage Dance”

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
Price:
* 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 – Palo Alto Contra

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

Dance Spot: Palo Alto Contra
Price: $5 students; $10 non-members
Time: 2nd & 4th Saturdays 7:30pm for beginners lesson; 8-11pm dancing
Location: First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

After I seeing my blog post on Stanford Ceili, a friend suggested that I try out Contra. Curious, I looked up videos of Contra dancing, which my husband thought looked like the dance in Hunger Games. Continue reading “Dance Spot – Palo Alto Contra”

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”

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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