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

Upcoming dances
01-19 Richard Powers introductory rotary waltz classes
02-16 our annual BRW Ball, Black, Red White Valentine Ball
03-02 our Annual Movie Night with Richard Powers
03-09, 16, 23 Common Waltz Classes with Joan Walton
04-06 Anime and Game Music Night With Richard Powers
04-20 Disney night with Peggy Teaching a romantic waltz from the Disney movies and Jason djing great Disney tunes
05-04 ContraWaltz. a mashup of contra dancing and waltzing. Richard Powers, Susan Petrck, and the Offbeats.over 225 attendance 2017
07-13 Bastille Day Dance. Classes in French waltzes and French tunes. always a popular and fun dance.


01.19 Starting in 2018, $12 for dance and class for general, $10 students at all time, $10 for dance. classes start at 7:15.

Richard Powers teaches a very special class from 7:15 to 9 pm, with Angela Amarillas. Richard is our dance music DJ from 9pm to midnight.

Only once a year does Richard Powers teach 2 hours of introductory rotary waltz.

7:15 to 9 pm - The Best Introduction to Waltzing, from basics to soaring!  Learn everything in only two hours, from the waltz fundamentals to smoother and more enjoyable waltzing, to becoming the ideal partner that everyone wants to dance with. If you already know a basic waltz, come for dozens of pointers to make your waltzing even better.  If you're a beginner, please arrive at 7:15 pm for the first steps.
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$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 Starting in 2018, $12 for dance and class for general, $10 students at all time, $10 for dance. classes start at 7:15. Tips and tricks demo at 10:30

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



02.02 Starting in 2018, $12 for dance and class for general, $10 students at all time, $10 for dance. classes start at 7:15. Tips and tricks demo at 10:30

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


02.09 Starting in 2018, $12 for dance and class for general, $10 students at all time, $10 for dance. classes start at 7:15. Tips and tricks demo at 10:30

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


02.16 Our annual Black Red White Valentine Ball!

We encourage you to wear Black and or White and or Red from tshirts to tuxedos! all is very welcome if you wear one or all colors!

Jason is back for Valentine tunes!

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.

no tips and tricks demonstration tonight.

$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.


02.23 Starting in 2018, $12 for dance and class for general, $10 students at all time, $10 for dance. classes start at 7:15. Tips and tricks demo at 10:30

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


03.02 Richard Powers Movie Night! This is one our most popular dances all year!

Oscars are on 3.04,which is also... Waltz day get it 3/4 time?

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.

no tips and tricks demonstration tonight

Farewell performance by long time friends Decadance. Decadance is saying goodby with this farewell performance. Not to be missed!!


$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.


03.09 Starting in 2018, $12 for dance and class for general, $10 students at all time, $10 for dance. classes start at 7:15. Tips and tricks demo at 10:30


Joan Walton teaches week 1 of our common Waltz choreography. good for introductory to intermediate dancers. 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent introductory 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.


03.16 Starting in 2018, $12 for dance and class for general, $10 students at all time, $10 for dance. classes start at 7:15. Tips and tricks demo at 10:30

Joan Walton teaches week 2 of our common Waltz choreography. good for introductory to intermediate dancers. 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent introductory class. You don't need to have attended week 1.

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.


03.23 Starting in 2018, $12 for dance and class for general, $10 students at all time, $10 for dance. classes start at 7:15. Tips and tricks demo at 10:30

Joan Walton teaches week 2 of our common Waltz choreography. good for introductory to intermediate dancers. 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent introductory class. You don't need to have attended week 1.

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.


03.30 Starting in 2018, $12 for dance and class for general, $10 students at all time, $10 for dance. classes start at 7:15. Tips and tricks demo at 10:30

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

Talia and Tenaya are our co - djs 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.


04.06 Richard Powers anime and game music night. one of the best music nights of the year

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


04.13

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


04.20 Annual Disney night! tunes and classes from Disneyiana. Jason and Peggy djing and teaching. huge attendance last year



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


04.27

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


05.04 Contra Waltz Night!

With Susan Petrick, Richard Powers, and the Offbeats, Ben Screiber, Jeff Spero and Ashley Broder (from the Syncopaths).

This is our 7th Contra Waltz. A Contra Waltz is a dance mashup of waltzing and contra dancing. All previous Contra Waltzes have been very popular with over 200 attending. Very many social couples dancers from Friday Night Waltz attend as well as very contra dancers from local contra clubs. The contra dancers benefit from the skill of the experienced social couples dancers and the social couples dancers benefit from experienced contra dancers. Everyone gets to meet some new dancers! Much fun by all!

Format:

Beginning Waltz

contra dance, waltz, one step,
contra dance, waltz, t'smigde mixer
contra dance , waltz, one step
contra dance, waltz, circle waltz mixer
break
contra dance, waltz, one step
contra dance, waltz, waterfall one step mixer
contra dance, waltz, one step
contra dance, waltz, mixer

ending waltz

 

Classes:

Richard Powers will teach one step from 7:15 pm to 10pm and introductory rotary waltz from 10 pm to 9pm for our contra dancer friends in the Main Fellowship Hall upstairs.

The one step is the easiest of all the social couples dances to learn. The one step also can include nearly all of the additional steps from other traveling dances: outside, hesitation, shadow, yale, inside turns, outside turns, grapevine, pivots, spins, etc. a great way to start learing how to dance The one step easliy leads into learning polka, two step, tango, foxtrot, rotary waltz, cross step waltz, and viennese waltz.

The rotary waltz is the most basic simplest and straightforward waltz, danced at very many local dances: Peers, Gaskells, Friday Night Waltz, East Bay Waltz, Vintage Invasion, Jammix, Stanford Viennese Ball, San Francisco Waltzing Society Autumn Ball, CSC dances, and Dickens Xmas fair Fezziwigs ware house.

Richard Powers is one of the world's foremost experts in American social dance, noted for his choreographies for dozens of stage productions and films, and his workshops across the country, in Paris, Prague, London, Rome, Geneva, Russia, and Japan. He has been researching and reconstructing historic social dances for twenty-five years and is currently a full-time instructor at Stanford's Dance Division. Selected by the Centennial Issue of Stanford Magazine as one of Stanford University's most notable graduates of its first century. Awarded the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for distinctive and exceptional contributions to education at Stanford University. (1999). Teaches social dance forms of North America and directs the 70-member Stanford Vintage Dance Ensemble. Faculty liason to Friends of Dance at Stanford. Joined the Dance Faculty in 1992

Susan Petrick is our contra dance caller. She will also teach introduction to contra dance from 10 pm to 9pm for our social couples dancer friends in the lower level Kohlstedt Hall. She will review most basic steps, including four hand star, back to start, dos y dos, courtesy turn, hay for 10, balance and swing, pass through, and many other basic steps.

Susan Petrick has been calling contra dances for ten years. Her greatest pleasure is to program interesting, varied dances with great flow, and to teach them clearly and concisely. She has enjoyed working with wonderful bands, traveling and calling throughout the country in addition to up and down the West Coast.

Susan has exceptionally clear teaching, expert pacing, and gracious manner. Her efficient guidance makes even complex dances accessible to all.

$15 for dance and classes. sorry no separate pricing for dance only $12 for dance and class for general, $10 students under 25 with ID.

We always have bountiful refreshments: chocolate rocky road ice cream, strawberry ice cream, raspberry , cold cut spread, veggie sprea, fruit salad, shrimp cocktail, cold water,

No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

Plentiful refreshments: chocolate cake, raspberry cheesecake, cherry pie, rocky road ice cream, french vanilla ice cream, shrimp platter, cold cut platter, veggie platter, grapes, all kinds of chocolate, more.

We will have a selection of Mitchell's famous ice creams for an ice cream taste testing. We will have many (but not necessarily all) of these ice creams. Mitchells is famous for Phillipine and other Asian island flavored ice creams with a 16% butterfat cream content.

Avocadov Avocado fruit imported from the Philippines
Buko Young coconut imported from the Philippines
Cantaloupe (Summer) Freshly peeled and sliced cantaloupe
Coffee Produced from Colombian coffee beans
Espresso Toffee Crunch (Summer) Espresso ice cream with toffee candy and espresso chips
Ginger Spice (Winter) Ginger ice cream with candied ginger pieces
Grasshopper Pie Peppermint ice cream with chocolate chips, Oreo cookies and fudge swirls
Green Tea Matcha green tea powder
Halo Halo Based on a traditional Filipino dessert, Halo Halo includes buko, langka, ube, pineapple, mongo beans, sweet beans and kaong (palm fruit)
Horchata Rice milk flavored ice cream with a swirl of cinnamon honey
Langka Also known as “Jackfruit” – imported from the Philippines
Lucuma A subtropical fruit grown in various regions of South America. We import the fruit from Peru
Lychee Trpical and subtropical fruit native to China and Southeast Asia
Macapuno Sweet, meaty coconut imported from the Philippines
Mango We’ve been importing the world’s finest mangoes from the Philippines since 1964
Mexican Chocolate Dark chocolate ice cream (see Chocolate, above) with cinnamon
Pistachio Pistachio ice cream with California pistachios
Tropical 4 A delectable combination of mango, guava, banana and pineapple fruit
Ube Purple yam imported from the Philippines
Ube-Macapuno Purple yam blended with sweet, meaty coconut, both imported from the Philippines


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


05.11

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


05.18


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


05.25
Richard Powers

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


06.01

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


06.010
Introductory Waltz Class from 7:15 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7:15 pm. An excellent introductory 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.


06.15

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


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