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. Cash, Checks, debit/credit cards.
All ages. contact: info@FridayNightWaltz.com Facebook page: or scott phone number
Richard Powers' choreography for Scent of a Woman
Richard Powers' delightful and super fun Wizard of Oz mixer from Movie Night FNW 02.22.2019


06.28
We often let our experienced djs to select their own themes for music and classes.

We are always looking for more djs! email us for our playlist guidelines.

Long time DJ Jason Anderson and Rebecca Chung have selected the music for this next FNW dance for Pride Month.

We will be posting the playlist later in the week.

Jason Anderson and Rebecca Chung will co-DJ for a special 'Rainbow' themed dance for Pride Month.

 

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Introducing a special 'Rainbow' themed dance for Pride Month, on the weekend of SF Pride. Come enjoy a night of music containing LGBTQ+ themes and/or by LGBTQ+ artists and allies, plus a few classic anthems and, of course, a few rainbow-y songs! We will still have our usual assortment of danceable waltzes, polkas, tangos and night club two steps. Everyone welcome.

We invite you to wear any and all colors of the rainbow!

Introductory dance Class from 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:10 pm. An excellent Introductory dance class.

Bob Galloway is a long time Friday Night Waltz friend. Bob usually teaches and djs at our sister waltz dance, East Bay Waltz. Thanks for driving over the bridge to visit us, Bob!

​Bob Galloway teaches introductory Night Club Two Step from 7:15 to 8:00. Night Club Two Step is one our our most popular dances and it is fun, easy, slow, and very danceable right away. Night Club Two Step is taught and danced all over the world.

Bob then teaches introductory Rotary Waltz from 8:00 to 9:00. We like to teach our most basic waltz dance as often as possible.

Jason Anderson and Rebecca Chung will co-DJ for a special 'Rainbow' themed dance for Pride Month.


$12 for dance and classes. $10 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $10 for students at all times. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



07.02 Tuesday Announcing Slow Dance

A Slow Dance is touch dancing,no special dance skills,

romantic music all night, lights are low, the music is soft and quiet

You can have a conversation while dancing.

Everyone writes 4 topics of conversation on their name tags.

 

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example of my conversation name tag

 

Tuesday July 2 Fellowship Hall – upstairs 625 Hamilton Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94302.

Doors open 7pm

Social mixer 7:00-7:30

Use the supplied dance card to write down your dance partners if you want.

Dance class 7:30 – 7:45

Dance 7:45 – 10:00

you can drop in late, no problem, just fill out your

conversation name tag, and ask someone to dance!

$12 at the door

If you can walk you can dance at the Slow Dance Club

http://www.SlowDance.Club Great way to meet new people

No dance experience needed

meeting and talking with someone while dancing

Quiet slow romantic music from the 30s to the 60s.

casual comfortable attire.

http://www.Slow-Dance.com

contact: Scottfnw@pway.com

In past Slow Dances, everyone dances! quite amazing. As are no barriers to dancing, no special skills needed. so everyone dances.

Using the conversation topics name tags as a great ice breaker, you can start conversations about interesting subjects right away.

What to put on your conversation name tag? anything that you would like to talk about.

Some ideas: favorite vacations. favorite restaurants, favorite movies, favorite tv show, favorite plays,

favorite music (rock. opera, grundge, industrial, goodies), the weather (everyone has a great weather story

Pets (cats, dogs, birds), sports (hiking, skiing, sailing, darts, bowling, golf, camping, cars), pro sprorts (49ers, warriors, sharks),

gaming, costuming, renaissance fairs, Dickens Fair, green living, there are no limits

You will be amazed at how many interesting topics there are!

Quite often people just get slower and slower at their dancing becuase they have such intereseting conversations.

This idea came about in discussion with friends who have attended many dances and other singles meetups,

but were also frustrated at how difficult it was to discover any mutual itnerests.

So the idea was created to have everyone write down 4 topics of conversation where other people

were given prior permission to ask for a conversation about any of the topics.

That way you can start having interesting conversations right away without having to waste a huge amount of ime with useless chitchat.

When combined with Touch Dancing, you have 3 1/2 minutes to get started with conversations.

Touch Dancing is much like the last dance at a high school prom. Sway left, sway right, in ballroom position.

 

 

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07.05

Closed for July 4th weekend

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07.12

Our 17th Annual Bastille Day Waltz Ball - A MUST GO dance!

 

wonderful French waltzes and polkas by our Dj, Jason Anderson.

Many sublime french tunes,many French bistro tunes.


Joan Walton is back to teach super fun French Dances, La Java and Valse musette

video of Valse Musette

outdoors valse musette dancing in France

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 fabulous dj for French 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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



07.19
Long time friend and highly accomplished dance instructor and sj Ari Levitt from Seattle's Roll up The Rug dance school is back after a long time. Welcome Ari!

Ari is our instructor for 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

More details start of July.

Ari 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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



07.26
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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



08.02
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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



08.09
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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



08.16
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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



08.23
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.

Lucas Garron 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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



08.30

Richard Powers

Our anniversary dance. 18th year!

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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



09.06 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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



09.13
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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



09.20
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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



09.27 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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



10.04
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.

Vincent Sheu 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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



10.11
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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



10.18
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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



10.25 Halloween Dance Party!!


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 returns as our DJ for fabulous and spectacular Halloween music 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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



11.01 Richard Powers 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.

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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



11.08
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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



11.15 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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



11.22 Hold 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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



11.29 CLOSED for Thanks Giving

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12.06 CLOSED

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12.13 Our annual Christmas Waltz Ball.

Elegant evening wear admired, not required.

Live band.

Introductory waltz class at 7:15.

Intermediate classes at 8:15 in popular lines dances: Strip the Willow, Sir Roger de Coverly, and 't smidge.

Waltz and Polka dancing to a live band from 9 to midnight.

no partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in Class.

All ages.

$20 general at the door. $10 for students with id under 25. Sorry, no separate pricing for dance only.

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.

First United Methodist Church 625 Hamilton Ave Palo Alto X Byron, Upstairs in Fellowship Hall.

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12.20 Holiday schedule

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. cash, check, or credit card. tickets at door.

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages. Light refreshments. water carafe.

We provide name tags.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

Dance hall is UPSTAIRS! stairwell door is hard to find! on the right side of the courtyard. Follow the sign "Fellowship Hall"

ok to use the parking lot behind the church.

lots of parking in the cowper-hamilton parking garage 1 block away.



12.27 Closed
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