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

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.
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fred and ginger color

Elegant Evening Attire much admired but not required.

Tom Hill teaches Introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 8pm and Congress of Vienna from 8 to 8:45 pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class.

Waltz, Polka, Congress of Vienna, swing, salsa, waltz mixers,

$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


01.05.2018

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


01.12

7 to 9 pm Introduction to roatary Waltz. Only once a year does Richard Powers teach 2 hours of introductory rotary waltz.

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


01.19 Richard Powers

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


01.26

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


02.02

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


02.09

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


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!

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


02.23

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


03.09

Richard brings many familiar and fun tunes from popular movies.

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


03.16

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


03.23

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


03.30

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


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

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


04.13

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


04.27

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


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 7pm to 8pm and introductory rotary waltz from 8 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 8 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 8, 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 $10 for students under 25 with ID.

We always have bountiful refreshements: 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.

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


05.11

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


05.18


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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


05.25
Richard Powers

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


06.01

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


06.08
Introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm. To get the most from the class, get there by 7pm. An excellent introductory class.

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


06.15

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

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9 to midnight.


$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.


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