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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 – 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 – Los Salseros de Stanford

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

Dance Spot: Los Salseros de Stanford Salsa Workshops
Price: FREE
Time: Thursdays
* 7pm - 8pm Beginner class
* 8pm - 9pm Intermediate class
* 9pm - 10pm Social!
Location: Bechtel International Center (Assembly Room)
584 Capistrano Way, Stanford, CA 94305
>>>Time and location change every quarter. Check their Facebook Group for the latest.<<<

I originally thought Los Salseros de Stanford were not having events this summer, but found out a few weeks ago that they were holding workshops on Thursday nights. After updating where to dance at Stanford this summer?, I finally made it out there! Continue reading “Dance Spot – Los Salseros de Stanford”

Dance Spot – South Bay Fusion

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

Dance Spot: South Bay Fusion
Price: $8 before 7pm; $12 lesson + dance; $10 dance only
Time: Thursdays 7pm beginner; 8pm guest instructor; 9pm dancing
Location: Napa Dance Club (above Napa Auto Parts), 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063

After hearing about South Bay Fusion from dancers at Wednesday Night Hop and Friday Night Waltz, I finally made my way there last week. Like many good dance spots, the location was not easy to find Continue reading “Dance Spot – South Bay Fusion”

Dance Spot – Stanford Ceili

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

Dance Spot: Stanford Ceili
Price: Free
Time:
- Tuesdays 7-9pm lessons + social dancing
- Thursdays 8:30-10:30pm social dancing only, but beginners welcome
Location: different places throughout Stanford (check website)

On Tuesday, I went to Stanford Ceili‘s monthly All-Dance Ceili. Ceili is an Irish dance similar to Continue reading “Dance Spot – Stanford Ceili”

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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