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.

 




After two and a half years of dancing drought, the Couple Dancing classes are returning!

Tuesday nights, October 4 to November 8

A six-week series of partnered social dance classes  

Downtown Palo Alto (only 12 minutes from campus by bike, 8 minutes by car) 

Taught by Richard Powers and Rocky Aikens with Annika Mauro 

7 pm - Introduction to Waltz taught by Richard and Rocky 

Cross-Step, Rotary and Viennese Waltz. The most romantic partner dance of all. Get ready now for dance parties, weddings, Friday Night Waltz, and the Stanford Viennese Ball! 

8 pm - Introduction to Swing taught by Richard and Rocky 

Swing is not just one dance but a family of some of the most popular dances around today!  Learn three types of swing: 4-count, 6-count, and triple step swing. Bring a friend or two—they'll thank you. 

9 pm - All-Levels West Coast Swing Foundations taught by Rocky 

WCS is the smooth, popular youngest sibling in the swing family, danced to many of the songs you hear on the radio! Whether you're new to WCS or you want to return to basics to master your fundamentals, this is the class for you.

$40 for students     $55 for non-students     for each of the three courses. 

Each of the three courses includes six Tuesday night classes. 

Come with or without a partner.

All details and online registration are here.

to unsubscribe, respond with "unsubscribe" in subject header


Spaces often fill up!



10.07

This week at Friday Night Waltz

Richard Powers teaches classes with Annika Mauro from 7:15 to 9 pm. Richard is our dance music DJ from 9pm to midnight. 

 

7:15 - Cross-Step Waltz - Learn the basics plus some variations and the Cross-Step Waltz Mixer. Also learn how to transition from Cross-Step to Rotary Waltz. Richard is acknowledged as the world's foremost expert in cross-step waltz, teaching cross-step waltz workshops around the world. 

  

8:10 - Rotary Waltz - This is the original waltz, also known as the Natural Turn Waltz, widely danced around the world. If you already waltz, brush up on what you've forgotten during the pandemic, with dozens of pointers to make your dancing even better, or just for the joy of dancing. If you're a beginner, please arrive at 7:15 for the first steps. 

  

This class is the ideal way to ramp up your waltzing for Friday Night Waltz and elsewhere. These are ALL-LEVELS CLASSES, no previous experience required. 

 

9 pm - Full Moon Dance Party will feature Richard's favorite dance music plus some premieres.  Waltz, swing, polka, cha cha, cross-step waltz, BNP, salsa, Tokyo Polka, Lindy, tango, Romany Polka, WCS, hustle, blues and more! 

This Friday, October 7th! 

Doors open at 6:30 

$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 (or French!) attire. 

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 

 



10.14 Long time friend, dancer extraordinaire, and fab choreographer Anna Botelho is back teaching. Yay! lucky us!

Deanna and Ken are our djs tonight.



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 



10.21 Richard Powers is teaching and djing.

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 

10.28 Halloween Night! bring your scariest costumes!

Jason Anderson is djing

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 

11.04 check with scott.

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 



11.11

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 



11.18

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 



11.25 Closed for Thanksgiving



12.02

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 



12.09



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



12.31 New Year's Eve Ball


We have tentative agreement to rent the Oakland Scottish Rite Center for our New Year's Eve Ball. Dancing from 9 to midnight. Doors open at 8pm. This is a full dress up elegant attire dance evening with live music. The format will be very similar to the normal Friday Night Waltz with additional line dances, mixers and set dances. Waltz, polka, one step, cha cha, tango, swing, congress of vienna, t'smidge, cross step mixer, Sir Roger, Strip the Willow and more. No partner necessary. We expect to have 2-3 hours of introductory waltz classes in the afternoon. Admission will likely be $35 to $40. We expect attendance will be 200 to 250.