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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.

Upcoming events (5+)

International Ballroom classes with champion- James Kleinrath & Melody Singleton

• What we'll do This is the perfect time to start International Ballroom Classes. These classes will improve the look and feel of both your International and American Style dances. You may start classes at any meeting. The dance schedule for International Ballroom classes at Dance-at-Imperial at Peninsula Ballet, 1880 S. Grant in San Mateo is: January 2 & 4 Viennese Waltz January 9 & 11 Foxtrot January 16 & 18 Foxtrot January 23 & 25 Quickstep January 30 & February 1 Quickstep February 6 & 8 Waltz February 13 & 15 Waltz February 20 & 22 Tango February 27 & March 1 Tango March 6 & 8 Viennese Waltz March 13 & 15 Foxtrot March 20 & 22 Foxtrot March 27 & 29 Quickstep April 3 & 5 Quickstep April 10 & 12 Waltz April 17 & 9 Waltz April 24 & 26 Tango These classes are continuing, and you may start the classes at any meeting. Classes are $15. Discount cards of 10 classes are available for $125. On Thursday, if you take the Level II class, you may take the Level I class for 1/2 price! Private lessons are the quickest and surest way to become proficient in dancing. James also teaches private lessons at Peninsula Ballet and Dance Vita in San Mateo and Starlite Ballroom in West San Jose. For more information please contact James Kleinrath directly by phone :[masked] email : [masked], or website : dance-at-imperial.weebly.com. • What to bring • Important to know This event is hosted by James Kleinrath Questions? Please contact him directly by phone :[masked] email : [masked], or website : dance-at-imperial.weebly.com Thank you.

Wednesday Night Dance

Lucie Stern Community Center

What to expect: Meet New Friends and Experience the joy and pleasure of Ballroom & Social Dancing with lot of members and nonmembers, Every Wednesday night. • No partner needed • No Prior Experience Necessary Lessons from 6:45pm to 7:45pm Beginning lesson 7:45pm to 8:30pm Intermediate lesson 8:30pm to 10:00pm General Dance Party Cost $10.00 for entire evening, including both Beginning and Intermediate lessons and the dance 01/ 9, 16 Tango 01/23, 30 & 02/06 East Coast Swing / Lindy Hop 02/13, 20, 27 Hustle 03/06, 13, 20 Waltz 03/27 Samba Attire: Fun! Dressy to casual. This is a non-hosted event. If you have any questions, please see Phil. : ) Website direct link: http://www.cubberleyballroom.com/

International Ballroom classes with champion- James Kleinrath & Melody Singleton

• What we'll do This is the perfect time to start International Ballroom Classes. These classes will improve the look and feel of both your International and American Style dances. You may start classes at any meeting. The dance schedule for International Ballroom classes at Dance-at-Imperial at Peninsula Ballet, 1880 S. Grant in San Mateo is: January 2 & 4 Viennese Waltz January 9 & 11 Foxtrot January 16 & 18 Foxtrot January 23 & 25 Quickstep January 30 & February 1 Quickstep February 6 & 8 Waltz February 13 & 15 Waltz February 20 & 22 Tango February 27 & March 1 Tango March 6 & 8 Viennese Waltz March 13 & 15 Foxtrot March 20 & 22 Foxtrot March 27 & 29 Quickstep April 3 & 5 Quickstep April 10 & 12 Waltz April 17 & 9 Waltz April 24 & 26 Tango These classes are continuing, and you may start the classes at any meeting. Classes are $15. Discount cards of 10 classes are available for $125. On Thursday, if you take the Level II class, you may take the Level I class for 1/2 price! Private lessons are the quickest and surest way to become proficient in dancing. James also teaches private lessons at Peninsula Ballet and Dance Vita in San Mateo and Starlite Ballroom in West San Jose. For more information please contact James Kleinrath directly by phone :[masked] email : [masked], or website : dance-at-imperial.weebly.com. • What to bring • Important to know This event is hosted by James Kleinrath Questions? Please contact him directly by phone :[masked] email : [masked], or website : dance-at-imperial.weebly.com Thank you.

Friday Night Waltz

First United Methodist Church

• What we'll do closed 11.23, 11.30, 12.07, formal Dance with live band 12.14 close 12.21, regular dance party 12.28 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. ===== Upcoming Special Dance Parties ===== August 3, 2018 Favorite Friday Night Waltz instructor Peggy from Santa Cruz Waltz is back to teach two hours of never taught before dances. Summer Surfing Safari Dances— Fresh from the Santa Cruz beach, Peggy Pollard teaches The Surfer Stomp and more 1960s era dances that helped launch the nationwide “Surfing Craze”. Feel the "Good Vibrations” afterglow on your big wave Surfing Safari day. Dig your toes into the warm sand with your pals, Surfer Joes & Gidgets, guys and gals dance party on the beach with these cool moves. Surfing trunks, Hawaiian shirts and moo-moos optional Fun & easy 1960s era dances 7:15-8pm Solo dances: The Watusi The Frug The Mashed Potatoes The Twist The Jerk The Pony The Swim The Monkey 8 – 9p.m. Partner dances Evolution from Rock & Roll (East Coast) Swing To Surfer Stomp to “Surfer 2-Step” (aka Nightclub 2-Step) Michael Wintermeyer is co djing with Vincent Sheu as our DJs for Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight. August 10, 2018 Richard Powers Our anniversary Dance! 17 years old! whee! Introductory dance Class from 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent Introductory dance class. Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight. August 17, 2018 Introductory dance Class from 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent Introductory dance class. Tanya and Talia are our djs for Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight. August[masked] Heather Hough Introductory dance Class from 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent Introductory dance class. Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight. August 131, 2018 Heather Hough Introductory dance Class from 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent Introductory dance class. Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight. September 07,2018 Richard Powers Introductory dance Class from 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent Introductory dance class. Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight. September 14,2018 Introductory dance Class from 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent Introductory dance class. Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight. September 21,2018 Introductory dance Class from 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent Introductory dance class. Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight. September 28,2018 Richard Powers Introductory dance Class from 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent Introductory dance class. Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.

Past events (1,215)

Line Dance with Donna

Lucie Stern Community Center

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