Friday Night Waltz has mostly Waltzes in the dances and classes, along with Polka, Tango, Swing, and Cha Cha.
People come from all over the Bay Area, including San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, and Santa Cruz.
People are friendly, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Partners are not needed as we rotate rapidly in classes. Casual comfortable attire.
All ages. contact: info@FridayNightWaltz.com Facebook page: or scott phone number

Upcoming special dances

10-XX Bachata Class and dance
10-26 Halloween dance. Always fun with special Halloween class and tunes!
11-XX Strauss Waltz night
12-14 Second Friday in December. Live band. Winter Waltz Ball. semi-formal $20/$10

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09.21


Karan is back teaching introductory Argentine Tango assisted by Heather Hough.

7:15 to 8:00 PM - Beginners Argentine Tango 


This beginners class requires no previous tango or dance experience. We will learn the basic steps and etiquette needed to get started with Argentine Tango. We plan to touch upon: Tango walk & Connection, 8 step basic, Cadencia - also known as rock step, Cadencia -  turn.


8:05 PM - 9:00 PM - Intermediate Argentine Tango 

Beginners Argentine Tango class or previous experience in Tango is required for this class. We plan to touch upon Ocho's - figures of 8 and Molinete - follower rotating around the leader like earth around the sun.

Anthony is back as our dj for Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


09.28 Richard Powers

NOTE:Classes will start at 8pm

Introductory dance class from 8:00 to 9pm.

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


10.05
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Romany Polka!  Many have requested a complete teaching of Romany Polka, by those who missed the FNW class one year ago, and by those who want a review.  If you saw it at FNW, the Stanford Viennese Ball and 40 YouTube videos from five countries, and want to dance it yourself, here is your chance!  It's actually easier than it looks, easier than BNP.


This will be an Almost All Levels class.  That means all of the steps will be taught from the beginning (if you come at 7 for the basic polka), but it's an Intermediate level choreography, as you can see from the videos.  The class is recommended for those who have had some partnered dance experience, or quick-study beginners.

7:15pm - Welcome to the Polka!  This was the swing dance of the Romantic Era, a happy bouncy dance that has endured for generations. You can't be in a bad mood when you polka. Come zoom around the floor with us!

7:30pm - Romany Polka!  This is a vintage dance like the Bohemian National Polka and Congress of Vienna, but while the BNP is slow and stately, this is lively.  It's also shorter (it's only two minutes), and has great music.  If there is time, Richard and Tracey will also show the performance version, with the optional lift. link to Romany Polka video

9pm - Dance Party will feature Richard's favorite dance music plus some premieres.  Waltz, swing, polka, cha cha, cross-step waltz, BNP, salsa, Tokyo Polka, Lindy, tango, Romany Polka, hustle and more! 

$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


10.12

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.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


10.19

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.

Deanna is our dj for Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


10.26 Halloween Dance


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.

Jason Anderson is our Halloween dj for spooky Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.

We will teach the Michael Jackson Thiller choreography as well as the Warp Dance from Rocky Horror Picture Show.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


11.02

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.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


11.09
Viennese Waltz night!


James Kleinrath is back to teach Introductory Viennese Waltz 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.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


11.16

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.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


11.23 Closed for Thanksgiving weekend!


11.30 Closed for church use


12.07 Closed for church use


12.14

Our annual Winter Waltz Ball!

Live band.

Please wear elegant evening wear.

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.

$20 for dance and class for general $10 for students under 25 with id.

scruptious refreshments. fruit platter, shrimp platter, veggie platter, German chocolate cake, strawberry pie, raspberry cheesecake, more

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in cluss

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Avenue Palo Alto x Byron Upstairs. Fellowship hal


12.21 closed for church use


12.28

Tom Hill teaches Introductory rotary waltz 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.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


01.04.2019

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.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


01.11.2019 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.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


01.18.2019

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.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.


01.26.2019 Saturday
TENTATIVE: Winter Ball
Scottish Rite Center

 bnp
Oakland Live Band
Elegant Evening Wear
9pm to Midnight $30 in Advance
$35 at the door
$20 students with id Classes in waltz, Congress of Vienna 3pm

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