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Welcome! to the Palo Alto Ballroom Dancing Meetup Group.

Our Meetup Group is for everyone- singles or couples & who want to try ballroom dancing with like-minded individuals without stress.

If you have never or little experience in ballroom dancing, this is the right place for you to step up for your first dance. Make new friends, socialize, take lessons and dance every Saturday night away, whether you have 2 left feet or are a dance champ !

We are building a community of everyday people looking to dance (no flashy moves required!) With us you can learn any of the dances you are interested in – Cha-Cha –Waltz- Tango-Swing-Salsa-Rumba-Hustle-Sumba-Foxtrot and more.

Come out to dance, laugh and mingle with a great group. You will also get Sneaks, non-alcohol beverages to quench your thirst and keep you cool.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Palo Alto Ballroom Dancing Meetup assumes ABSOLUTELY NO responsibility, including but not limited to injury or loss of any kind/form due to the use of information, or participating in activities found on this group/site. By becoming a member of the Palo Alto Ballroom Dancing Meetup, you agree to the terms and conditions of the group.

Individuals interested in carpooling may voluntarily do so.
You are advised that the use of a carpool system is voluntary and entirely at the discretion of participants. Palo Alto Ballroom Dancing Meetup or the organizers assume no responsibility.

It is the responsibility of individuals participating in a carpool to notify their insurance provider of their intent to carry non-family passengers and to ensure that they have adequate coverage to protect both themselves and their passengers. It is the responsibility of the individual accepting a ride in a carpool to ensure that the driver of the vehicle has an acceptable driving record, is licensed accordingly and has adequate insurance to protect both driver and passengers.

Palo Alto Ballroom Dancing Meetup and organizers are no way responsible for verifying or certifying the reliability, driving ability or insurance status of drivers and participants using the system.

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By joining the Palo Alto Ballroom Dancing Meetup:
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Upcoming events (5)

6 Fun Online Speed Dating Parties!

Online event


We welcome you to our 6 online Speed Dating Parties! * A new way to meet 15 to 20 eligible Singles in the Bay Area. * You meet ALL participants HOW DOES ZOOM SPEED DATING WORK? * Fill out the Speed Dating Form (We will email to you). * Each participant has a speed dating number. * 3 minute introduction per person. * Ask questions from participants. * Mark "Yes" or "No" on your scorecard. * Email us your Speed Dating Form after the event. * If there are matches, we'll notify you within 48 hours. COST: $20, per party, prepaid by credit card on www.thepartyhotline.com. Click on the date(s) you wish to attend. Co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. All parties are fundraisers for The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind. Wednesday, Oct 28, Halloween Zoom Speed Dating Party, 50+ Saturday, Oct 31, Face-to-Face Masked Halloween Costume Contest & Party! Adults of all ages. Sunday, Nov 1, Trump or Biden Zoom Speed Dating Party, all ages Thursday, Nov 5, Young Singles Zoom Speed Dating Party, 25-39 Friday, Nov 6, Advanced Degrees Zoom Speed Dating Party, 39-55 Saturday, Nov 7, Asian Zoom Speed Dating Party, 24-39 Wednesday, Nov 18, Asian Zoom Speed Dating, 45+ PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs do NOT guarantee a spot. You have to prepay by credit card in order to attend all events. Also please note that the number of people who RSVP on this meetup doesn't reflect all who have registered or will be attending. We promote our events through numerous singles meetups and dozens of major websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Yahoo, Google, etc., plus email blasts to over 100,000 Bay Area singles.

Friday Night Waltz

First United Methodist Church

Our landlord, First Unite Methodist Church, has cancelled all events beginning on March 8. All Friday Night Waltz dances are temporarilt close. We will be on hiatus until the church reopens. We will certaingly let you know what that happens. Friday Night Waltz's atmosphere is warm and welcoming. One to two hundred friendly dances of all ages, join us weekly from San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and Oakland. Dance Class from 7:15 to 9pm. DJ music from 9 to midnight. $10 from 9pm to midnight. Only $2 extra for dance lesson. $10 for students at all times. Water and light refreshments provided. No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class. Casual comfortable attire. Friday Night Waltz has mostly Waltzes in the dances and classes, along with Polka, One Step, Tango, Swing, and Cha Cha, in addition to line dance, waltz and polka mixers, and specialty choreographed dances like Congress of Vienna, Bohemian National Polka, Maxixe, and Romany Polka. ===== For more information ==== For more information, please visit our website at http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com email us at [masked] or call Scott at[masked]. We are also on Facebook.

Great Sat. night Ballroom Dance Party (Discontinue until further notice)

Join us for a Great Ballroom Dance Party this Sat. Night 8- 12 AM What to expect: Meet New Friends & Dance the beautiful Saturday night away (Free at after 10:30pm) ... with hundreds of other non-meetup members... at the Cubberley Pavilion, the single largest dance floor in the US. • FREE, DJ & DANCE Party 10:30pm • $5, DJ & DANCE Party 9:00pm (Except SPECIAL EVENTS) • Join us at 8:00 pm for a group class for just $4 more. • Meet other members in the lobby, by the "Meetup" sign, at 9:15 and 10:30 pm. • Complimentary light appetizers • Non-alcoholic drinks all Night • DJ & Dancing all night to Midnight • No partner needed Are you afraid of dancing because you don't know how? Experience the joy and pleasure of Ballroom & Social Dancing. Take lessons from James Kleinrath (9 times USA Dance National Champion) and 2 other instructors. Lessons from 8pm to 9:00pm Practice 9pm to 9:30 pm Dance 9:30pm to Midnight 12 am New Year's Eve special 12/31/19 Waltz (B/I) Featuring USABDA national champions James Kleinrath and Melody Singleton! Midnight Countdown and Sparking Cidar Toast! [masked]st Quarter schedule 1/4 Samba (B/I) 1/11 Foxtrot (B/I) 1/18 Nightclub Two Step (B/I) 1/25 Cha Cha (B/I) 2/1 Tango (B/I)*** (Chinese New Year Party, $12/person) 2/8 Waltz (B/I) 2/15 Rumba (B/I) 2/22 Hustle (B/I) 2/29 West Coast Swing (B/I) 3/7 Viennese Waltz (B/I) 3/14 East Coast Swing (B/I) 3/21 Salsa (B/I) 3/28 Nightclub Two Step (B/I) Attire: Fun! Dressy to casual. Cost: 8pm lesson $9.00, After 9pm $5, After 10:30 free only for regular night. Except Special Event (B - Beginner / I - Intermediate) High school and Full-time college students under 24, with school ID- $5.00 for regular night except Special Event Party night.

On-line West Coast Swing Dance ...with Richard Kear

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Online class only.. Please contact Richard directly by Phone/text:[masked] or email [masked] ....... The Most Popular West Coast Swing Dance .. Every Monday Night..with Richard Kear West Coast Swing is a fun, smooth dance that will put a smile on your face and Richard is one of the best WCS instructors in the area. His lessons & parties are social and extremely popular, so no partner required. You are invited to join all other non-meetup dancers for this fun filled weekly WCS event. 7:15P Beginner lesson 8:15P Intermediate lesson 9:15P Dance $14 admission includes both classes and party $12 party only Instructors: Richard Kear & Gina Katigbak – 1st, 2nd, and 4th Monday of the Month Richard Kear & Margaret Choy – 3rd Monday of the Month • What to bring or wear Casual comfortable attire. • Important to know This event is hosted by Richard Kear. For more information: Please 1) follow the facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/Richards-Monday-West-Coast-Swing-657582654323403/ 2) contact Richard directly by Phone/text:[masked] or email [masked]

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