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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 – Rodchata Mega Party

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

Dance Spot: Rodchata Mega Party
Price: $10-$20 (depends on event)
Time: 4th and 5th Saturdays of each month 7:30pm-late
Location: Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608

My friend, Michael, asked me to join him Salsa dancing at Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville this past Saturday. Typically, Rodchata’s Saturday Mega Party costs $15, but it was $10 this day as their “Customer Appreciation Night.” So I grabbed a few other friends to go together.

Continue reading “Dance Spot – Rodchata Mega Party”

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 – 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”

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