Friday Night Waltz has mostly Waltzes in the dances and classes, along with Polka, Tango, Swing, and Cha Cha.
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.
People come from San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and Oakland. Friday Night Waltz is also on Facebook info@FridayNightWaltz.com or callscott phone number

10.20

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Back to the 90s!
     After decades of mostly 4/4 pop music, 1990s music saw an explosion of beautiful waltzes, plus the full spectrum of social dance music, with a fresh new sound—swing, polka, cha cha, cross-step waltz, salsa, tango, west coast swing, hustle and more!

Pearl Jam         Enya        Sheryl Crow        Bif Naked        Beck        Seal       Incubus       Stone Temple Pilots        KD Lang       Sarah MacLachlin        They Might Be Giants        Massive Attack        Dave Matthews Band        Elliott Smith        The Macarena        Nirvana       Ricky Martin        Guster        Erasure        Madonna         Lyle Lovett         Cherry Poppin' Daddies         Los Lobos       GREAT MUSIC!

Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas teach the classes from 7 to 9 pm. Richard is our dance music DJ from 9pm to midnight.

7pm - All-Levels Class.  The Original Cross-Step Waltz Variations from the 1990s.   Richard and Angela are acknowledged as the world's foremost experts in cross-step waltz, developing and naming it in the 90s.  Today they are busy teaching cross-step waltz workshops around the world, including one just last weekend.  Learn cross-step waltz from the source!

8pm - And now we get fancy!  Richard and Angela will take it from the beginning at 7pm, then move on to more creative waltzing.  The Bogton variations were created with a group of their friends at a manor house in Northern Scotland.  Another was invented during a Caribbean dance cruise.  Figures were borrowed from tango, swing and salsa, while keeping the easygoing flow of slow waltz.  

Beginners who started with the 7pm class will be fine.  Experienced dancers will be surprised to discover some original variations that have dropped out of the repertoire two decades later.

9pm - 1990s Dance Party!  Don't miss it!

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 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.


10.27 Halloween dance

Richard Powers is our instructor and dj tonight.

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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 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.


11.03 Viennese Waltz Night

We are pleased to have Jim Kleinrath and Melody Singleton back again as our Viennese Waltz dance instructors.

Jim has been dancing for many years now. With a former partner he was the 1994 USA Dance National Champion in the Senior American Smooth division and won many top awards. He has completed an intensive course at the Ballroom Dance Teachers' College and is certified by the USISTD in Standard dancing and DVIDA in American Style dancing.

Melody has been ballroom dancing for 18 years. She and Jim met at the Pavilion in Palo Alto and became life partners in 1997. They started competing in March of 1997. Together they have won many Championships and Top Solo Awards in the Smooth and Standard Divisions. They are 12 times USA Dance National Champions in the Senior Smooth Division, are 9 time finalists in the Senior Standard Division and have represented the United States in World competitions.
Jim has been president of USA Dance NorCal for 19 years.

He has taught at Cheryl Burke Dance in Mountain View, Dance Vita, Peninsula Ballet and Motion Arts Center in San Mateo, the Cubberley Pavilion in Palo Alto, and Starlite in San Jose.

Richard Page is our dj for Viennese Waltz and other dances from 9pm to midnight.

7pm Viennese Waltz. Introduction to Viennese Waltz. Jim and Melody have taught this class to large classes many times at Friday Night Waltz. The Viennese Waltz is a left turning,fast tempo, exhilerating waltz, with a very smooth and graceful attitude.

8pm Intermediate Viennese Waltz class.


$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 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.


11.10

Richard Powers is our instructor and dj tonight.

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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 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.


11.17

Science and Magic tunes from Lucas Garron!


Jordan and Sharon are our instructors for Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class.

Lucas is back for another wonderful music list

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 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.



11.24 Closed for Thanksgiving



12.01 Closed Hall for Church activity



12.08 Closed. Hall for Church Use.



12.15 Winter Waltz Ball

Bangers and Mash will play for our Christmas formal Winter Waltz Ball.

fred and ginger color

Elegant Evening Attire please.

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

$20 for dance and classes. $10 for students.

sorry, no separate admission price for dance only. 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


12.22

Closed. Hall for Church


12.29 New Year's Eve Eve Eve Dance

$10 for dance. sorry no special price for students or dance only. NO CLASS TONIGHT.

DJ dance only 9 to midnight.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

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