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Friday Night Waltz is a high energy dance that features mainly Waltzes in the dances and classes, along with other dances like Polka, One Step, Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Lindy, and Tango. People are friendly, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Casual comfortable attire. Attendance is between 130 and 190. Average age is about 30 or so. People come from San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and Oakland. We usually have two simultaneous classes from 7 to 9, introductory and intermediate, followed by 3 hours of dancing starting at 9pm.
Want to trade a few minutes of help for free admission? Email info@FridayNightWaltz.com or call
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Here is Richard's description of The Sound of Music Laendler from last Friday night, and here is Nick and Melissa's video of that version.  This will be danced at upcoming FNWs.

Mar 6
fnw 3.15 Richard and Tracey Powers teach intermediate/advanced classes from 7 to 9 pm. Richard is our dance music DJ from 9pm to midnight.  

For his only FNW this month, Richard premieres two new dances.


7pm - The Russian March.  This is a popular dance among the young Russian historical dancers today and Richard is preparing to teach it in Japan this month.  Learn it here first!  The Russian March is in the BNP and Polonaise tradition, with great music by Strauss.  You'll see why the Russians love to dance it.

8pm - The Sway.  Richard always plays a Blues toward the end of the night at FNW.  What can you do to Blues music?  One easy yet limitless option is the Sway, which is the term given to one of the most common dances in the world, for many decades, yet it has never been taught in any ballroom dance studio or described in any how-to-dance manual.  How easy is it?  Easy enough for you to learn 16 variations in only 45 minutes!

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Saturday March 7 from our friends at Peers: Baguette Quartette a popular French Bistro band plays. NOTE: new location just this once for Peers- in Kensington, north of Berkeley

Mar 13

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Daniel Ritchie is our dj for waltz and polka dancing from 9 to midnight.

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Mar 20

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Diane Neesom is our dj for waltz and polka dancing from 9 to midnight.

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Mar 27

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Apr 3

Richard Powers teaches Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Apr 10

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Apr 17
Richard Powers

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Apr 24
Richard Powers

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

May 1
Richard Powers

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

May 8

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

May 15
Richard Powers

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

May 22

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

May 29

church not available. we may move to another location

 

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

June 5
Richard Powers

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

June 12

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

June 19

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

June 26

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

July 3

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

July 10

 

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

July 17 Our annual Bastille Day Waltz Ball

Baguette Quartette is performing as our live band for the Bastille Day Waltz Ball.

Our Bastille Day Waltz Ball is our highly popular

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Jul 24

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

July 31

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Aug 7
RP hold

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Aug 14 14th year anniversary dance
rp hold

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Aug 21 14th year anniversary dance

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Aug 28

Richard Powers is our instructor for Intermediate dance classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Richard is our dj for waltz and polka dances from 9 to midnight

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Sep 4

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Sep 11

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Sep 18

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Sep 25

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Oct 2

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Oct 9

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Oct 16

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Oct 23

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Oct 30

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Nov 6

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Nov 13

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Nov 20

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Nov 27 Thanksgiving holiday schedule

short schedule no intermediate class

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Dec 4 we may move to another location. The Hall is unavailable today

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Dec 11

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Dec 18 Holiday dance

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class

$12 for dance and class. $8 for dance only. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Dec 25 We might have a dance tonight, Dance only, no classes. check back later in year.

church not available. we may move to another location

$10 for dance for everyone

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. All Ages welcome.

Dec 31 New Year Eve Waltz Dance
9pm to midnight
Casual attire.
Dj Music.
Palo Alto
$15 general, $12 students with id under 25.

very many refreshments, cherry pie, veggie platters, cold cut platters,, grapes, mms, chocolate ice cream,
raspberry cheesecake, chocolate cream pie, fruit platter, gummy bears, and more. almost an entire meal!

Waltz, Polka, set dances, line dances, Bohemian National Polka, Congress of Vienna,

Introductory waltz class 7-9 pm rotary waltz to Congress of Vienna

Intermediate class 7-9 pm Bohemian National Polka

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