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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.
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April 25
foxtrot

Richard Powers and Mirage Marrou teach intermediate classes from 7 to 9 pm. Richard is our dance music DJ from 9pm to midnight.


All of the music for tonight's dance will either be New or All-Time Best.  Which is better?  Come and decide for yourself.  Richard will alternate between FNW premieres of new music, and his all-time favorite tunes for each kind of dance.  Either way, it will be great dance music.


Since this is Richard's last FNW in two months, he wanted the 7pm class to be more fun than 1914 foxtrots, so he changed that topic

7pm - The Parisian Tango.  Another Friday Night Waltz premiere -- Argentine tango as danced in Paris, then and now.  Richard taught this tango a month ago in Japan and is now bringing to FNW.  Bonus dance in this hour: The Peabody Line Dance.  Fast, jazzy and easy.  It's a blast.

8pm - Nightclub Two-Step: Compound Inside and Outside Turns.  These are Richard and Mirage's favorite new variations from their Tuesday night classes.  They're both especially smooth, flowing, and very satisfying to dance.



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 2

Nick Enge

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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 9 Zydeco Waltz Tonight!

zydeco Tom Rigney and Flambeau, famous zydeco band, will be playing zydeco, waltzes and polkas tonight. A very Special Treat from 9 to midnight.

Zydeco dance classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

$13 for dance and class. sorry due to band night we do not have a separate pricing for dance only. $10 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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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 2014

200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna. Not the dance, the actual post Napoleonic wars conference (congress) where the diplomats and royalty of Europe met to carve up new nations after Napoleons defeat. They argued by day, dance waltzes and quadrilles by night.

 

May 16

Jason Anderson

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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 23

Nick Enge is our dj for Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

Nick and Melissa teach new innovations in cross-step and rotary waltz.

7 pm: New Innovations in Cross-Step Waltz: Nick and Melissa were recently in Austin, Texas, leading a waltz weekend at University of Texas. Tonight we’ll reprise our popular Austin classes in new waltz innovations, starting with our favorite new variations in cross-step waltz, never before taught at Friday Night Waltz, including new figures involving grapevines, pivots, and salsa in waltz time (called “swaltza” in Austin).

8 pm: New Innovations in Rotary Waltz: In the second hour, we’ll look at some new rotary waltz innovations that we taught for the first time or invented while in Austin, incorporating windows, mixmaster, an easy double turn, and a unique concluding dip.

 

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 30
Hall not available. we will look for another location.

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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
Line Dance Night. Tokyo Polka, Electric Slide, Honky Tonk Stomp, Shim Sham, Big Apple, Cotton Eye Joe, Achy Breaky Heart, Macarena, Bootin' Scootin' Boogie, Chicken Dance., the Madison, Bus Stop.

 

June 6

Diane Nesom is our dj for Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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 13

End of School dance. graduation dance Brett and Lucas are co-djing again. Paul Csonka is our instructor tonight.

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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 20

Nick Enge

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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 27

Anthony Argyriou is our dj for Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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 4 No Dance Tonight. Enjoy the fireworks!

July 11

Baguette Quartette returns for the 11th Bastille Day Waltz Ball

Richard Powers is teaching some French waltzes.

 

July 18

Richard Powers

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

Richard Powers is teaching French waltzes 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 25

Richard Powers

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

August 1

hold dj

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

August 8

hold dj

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

August 15

hold dj

13th Anniversary Dance Reunion Dance/ DL Decadance. SVDE, V-Ball

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

August 22 Anniversary Dance! 14 years old!
cake

Cameron Schaeffer and Lewis Hom are our co-djs for our anniversary dance. Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

August 29

Daniel Ritchey is our dj for Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

September 5

open dj
Brazil independence day. Dances taught: Maxixe: Samba: Zouk Love: Lambada: Tentative

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

September 12

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

September 19

Friday Night Waltz will be celebrating our 500th dance September 19, 2014!

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

September 26

Back to School / Welcome Back Dance

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

October 3

OktoberFest. Bohemian National Polka.

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

October 10

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

October

CONGRESS OF VIENNA BALL. It has now been 200 years since the convening of the Congress of Vienna."Le congres ne marche pas, il danse". Historical link . Here are some videos 1, video 2, video 3. The Congress of Vienna popularized the waltz throughout Europe. The Congress of Vienna was called to divide Europe after the defeat of Napolean. The diplomats argued by day, and danced and partied at night. The Congress of Vienna Waltz was choreographed by John Hertz of Los Angeles (inspired by illustrations in Regency-period dance manuals) to music that he edited and assembled himself from recordings of three more-or-less period Swedish waltzes. In addition to being danced at Friday Night Waltz, the Congress of Vienna Waltz is also danced at PEERS and Gaskell Ball dances. Music for the Congress of Vienna is available from Brassworks and Bangers and Mash.

 

October 17

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

October 24

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

October 31

Halloween dance Waltz Macabre

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.


November 7

Zydeco Waltz Dance.

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

November 14

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

November 21

Viennese Waltz

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

November 28

short Schedule no introductory class Thanksgiving weekend

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

$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.

December 5

Hall is being used tonight. WE have moved to another location.

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

 

December 12

Xmas/Holiday Dance

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

December 19

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

December 26

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

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.

 

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