Friday Night Waltz has mostly Waltzes in the dances and classes, along with Polka,Tango, 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. Tickets at the door. $15 general, $10 students with id. no separate pricing for dance only. Cash, Checks, debit/credit cards. Please wear your n95 or kn 95 mask. We have free bottles of water,  masks, hand wipes, gloves. due to covid, we will not be serving refreshments. Please no cotton masks. . Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 625 Hamilton Avenue Palo Alto upstairs. Parking in rear parking lot. contact: info@FridayNightWaltz.com Facebook page: or scott phone number http://www.FridayNightWaltz.com Copyright © 2001-2022 Scott Gamble


Friday Night Waltz is now safer than ever. We have conducted Carbon Dioxide tests. A level of 400 is what you find outside. A level of 800 begins to become poor air. When we activate our powerful fans, the CO2 level in our dance hall is 400, same as outside. Any covid in the hall air is evacuated along with the excess CO2 in just a few minutes. With mask requirements, free masks, vax card requirements, free water bottles, free gloves, purex bottles, and email addresses for contact tracing, we feel that we have minimized possible spread. There is no possiblity of 100% prevention, but we feel that we have made FNW as safe as we can. Thanks for cooperating in making FNW a healthy and safe and FUN! environment.



12.02

After decades of mostly 4/4 pop music, the 1990s music saw an explosion of beautiful waltzes, plus the full spectrum of social dance music, with a fresh new sound for swing, tango, west coast swing, hustle polka, cha cha, salsa, and more. The hard part of programming tonight was choosing which of eighty 1990s waltzes to play. They were all so good! 

Pearl Jam     Sheryl Crow     Squirrel Nut Zippers     Stone Temple Pilots     They Might Be Giants     KD Lang     Enya     Massive Attack     Journey     Ricky Martin     Guster     Erasure     Lyle Lovett     Los Lobos     Elton John     Depeche Mode     Queen     Michael Jackson     Pink Martini     GREAT MUSIC! 

Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas teach the classes from 7:15 to 9 pm. Richard is our dance music DJ from 9pm to midnight. 

7:15pm - Cross-Step Waltz Variations.   Continuing from the last FNW, here are more variations that are new, or may need reviving. The class will quickly begin with the cross-step fundamentals, then move on to more creative waltzing.  Angela partnered Richard's classes throughout the 90s, and Richard is the world's foremost expert in cross-step waltz.  Learn cross-step waltz variations from the sources. 

8:15pm - Cross-Step Waltz Mixer Variations.  Also called Waltz Rueda, these are freestyle riffs that work well in the Cross-Step Waltz Mixer.  Some of these are graceful and flowing, some are flashy, some whimsical, some surprising.  You'll love them.  If you're a beginner, come to the 7:15pm class, then you'll be set for this class. 

9:00 pm - 1990s Dance Party!



This Friday, December 2nd 
Doors open at 6:45. 
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. All Ages dance. Casual, comfortable attire, maybe from the 1990s!
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask (no cotton masks). We have free masks. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
We are providing free bottles of water, gloves, hand sanitizer. 
        First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA, upstairs Fellowship Hall. 
        Parking in rear parking lot. Many on-street parking spaces available. 
        Large Webster/Cowper parking garage one block away. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 


12.09
Deanna is our dj

Peggy is our instructor

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 



12.16 Richard Powers teaches and djs. Our annual Holiday Christmas dance

Please have holiday party attire. humorous sweaters appreciated, as well as Santa's hats or raindeer earrings.

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 


12.23 Closed for Church activities



12.30

Jordan and Sharon are teaching.

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 



2023


01.06

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 






01.13
.2023 Richard Powers

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 





01.20.2023

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 






01.27.2023

 

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz


02.03

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 

 



02.10
Richard Powers

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 






02.17
Jason Anderson's annual BRW Ball for Valentine's day. Please wear Black and/or White and/or Red from tshirts to Tuxedos.

 

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 






02.24

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 






03.03 Richard Powers

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 




03.10

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 



03.17

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 





03.24

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com 




03.31 Richard Powers

Doors open at 6:45.
$15 everyone tickets at the door. $10 for students with ID. 
Cash, Check, Credit Card. Tickets at the door. 
No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class.
All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. 
Please wear your N95 or KN95 mask. We have free N95 or KN95 masks.
We cannot allow cotton masks anymore. 
Bring vax card, Stanford green card, cell phone QR, or printed QR. 
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto CA. x Byron, Upstairs Fellowship hall.  
Parking in rear parking lot. Many on street parking spaces available. 
Very large parking structure one block away, Webster/Cowper garage.
We are providing free bottles of water. 
http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com