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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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July 3

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Christy Cote teaches introductory/Intermediate tango upstairs from 7pm to 9pm. We are starting a first time ever 3 week series of Tango dances by famed Tango instructor, Christy Cote. We are very lucky to have her teach these classes for us! Her website here.

Anthony is our dj for Waltz, Polka, and Tango tonight

Christy Cote has been teaching dance for more than 34 years, specializing in Argentine Tango for the past 17. One of the most respected teachers and choreographers of Argentine Tango in the U.S. today, Christy has been featured on San Francisco’s KTVU Segment 2 Report, KPIX/Channel 5 Evening Magazine, and nationally in Dance Spirit Magazine. In 2012 she became the first ever American judge for the USA Tango Championships, an annual event sanctioned by the Argentine Government. Christy’s teaching method has been published in the Argentine Tango Manual by Dance Vision and is complimented by a series of 20 instructional DVDs by Christy and dance partner George Garcia. Christy is also a DVIDA National Examiner. Carlos Gavito and Marcela Duran, master teachers and iconic performers of Forever Tango, were her most influential mentors.

Christy is based in San Francisco where she teaches at The Metronome Dance Collective. She also teaches at Cheryl Burke Dance (Mountain View), and Linden Street Dance (Oakland). Since 2007, her popular and innovative Tango Boot Camps www.tangobootcamp.com have attracted hundreds of students. Every Thursday evening, Christy and dance partner Adolfo Caszarry, host one of San Francisco’s most popular milongas (tango dance party) at The Verdi Club. Christy has also partnered with Facundo Posadas, Eduardo Saucedo, Daniel Lapadula, Marcos Questas and Pampa Cortes, all internationally acclaimed master teachers from Buenos Aires.

Christy’s choreographic credits include Los Diablos Ganchos cruise ship show, Teatro ZinZanni’s Love, Chaos, and Dinner with Joan Baez, and Tango del Cielo featuring harpist Anna Maria Mendieta. Christy has also been a coach for Cheryl Burke (of Dancing with the Stars and Forever Tango), as well as for the Smuin Ballet dancers in their production of Tango Palace.

Over the past 10 years, Christy and performance partner Darren Lees of San Diego have performed at NCL’s Tango at Sea Cruises, TANGO X 3 at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, The Elegant Era, The Latin Show at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, The 28th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, the 49er’s Half Time Show, MonTango U.S. tours, and ongoing dinner shows at Pena PachaMama Restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach.

Christy is one of the founding members & choreographers of the all female tango company, Tango Con*Fusion, with whom she performed in Leading Ladies of Tango at San Francisco’s Herbst Theater in 2007, Polly’s Ferman’s Glamour Tango in 2009, toured with Latin Grammy nominated band Tanghetto in 2011 as well as numerous other performances across the U.S., Buenos Aires & Montevideo.

Note: Christy highly recommends purchasing the recommended figures ahead of time. In some cases the entire figure will be taught at “Friday Night Waltz” and in other cases a variation of the figure will be taught. In either case the technique explained in great detail in these videos will be very helpful and will give you a chance to prepare yourself ahead of time and to work at a higher level during the classes. Figures cost between $1.99 and $3.99 each.


7pm - Review of materials covered in 6/26 classes plus Cross System Basic, Forward Ochos & Ba
ck Ochos.
These introductory figures allow the dances to open the embrace to execute the beautiful movement of the follower with Forward Ochos and Back Ochos (figure eights). To prepare of the is class and give yourself a head start you may purchase Bronze level Introduction to Cross System Basic, Figures 6a & 7 at DanceVision.com.

8pm - Molinetes (also known as Giro or Turns) with Lapiz and Sacadas
This class will introduce the concept of the Molinete or Giro and then add leader’s footwork with Lapiz (pencil drawing) and Saccades (displacements). To prepare of the is class and give yourself a head start you may purchase Silver level Figures 16 & 23 at DanceVision.com.

Note: Christy highly recommends purchasing the recommended figures ahead of time. In some cases the entire figure will be taught at “Friday Night Waltz” and in other cases a variation of the figure will be taught. In either case the technique explained in great detail in these videos will be very helpful and will give you a chance to prepare yourself ahead of time and to work at a higher level during the classes. Figures cost between $1.99 and $3.99 each.

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

July 10

Christy Cote teaches introductory/Intermediate tango upstairs from 7pm to 9pm Christy Cote teaches introductory/Intermediate tango upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

7pm - Milonga! The fun and playful dance of the Argentine Tango world.
Christy will introduce you the fun and playful dance of Milonga with basic elements of Baldosa Box, Progressive Baldosa, Tijeras and Forward Ochos. To prepare of the is class and give yourself a head start you may purchase Milonga Volume 1 Figures 1 & 2 at DanceVision.com.

8pm - Dancing with the Rhythmic Music & Vals
This class includes Cross System Basic, Cross System Cadences, Corridas, Rhythmic Play at Position 3, Left Turn, & Leader’s Play at Position 2. To prepare of the is class and give yourself a head start you may purchase Silver Level Figures 19 & 25 at DanceVision.com.

Note: Christy highly recommends purchasing the recommended figures ahead of time. In some cases the entire figure will be taught at “Friday Night Waltz” and in other cases a variation of the figure will be taught. In either case the technique explained in great detail in these videos will be very helpful and will give you a chance to prepare yourself ahead of time and to work at a higher level during the classes. Figures cost between $1.99 and $3.99 each.

Daniel Ritchey is our dj for waltz and polka dancing from 9 to midnight

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

July 17 Our annual Bastille Day Waltz Ball
BQ small.jpg Baguette Quartette, a famous bay area french band, will be back playing ethereral and moving french waltzes, polkas, and la java and valse musette dances. Simply a wonderful night. Always packed. A Must GO dance! We have a fun large crowd, usually over 200. Baguette Quatette music is uplifting, enthralling and take you away from your daily worries. Bring your beret and French accent. French costume highly appreciated.The style is sometimes called French Bistro band, much their music can be heard in French movies of the 30's, 40's and 50's.
It is a rare treat to hear their music, and even more special to dance waltzes and polkas.

Ryan and Monica Shen Knotts teach French Waltes 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

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire.

$20 for classes and dance. Sorry, due to extra costs for band and refreshments, no separate charge for dance only.

$10 for students with id under 30. No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street.

Special refreshments: Raspberry cheesecake, dutch apple pie, cherry pie, chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream, shrimp platter, veggie platter, cold cuts platter.

Jul 24

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

July 31

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Aug 7
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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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Aug 14 14th year anniversary dance. The 14th on the 14th. a MUST GO!!

Richard Powers is our instructor for the Intermediate classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Richard Powers is our dj for waltz and polka dancing from 9 to midnight.

Downstairs hall (Kohlstedt Hall) open from 9:30 to 11:30 for tango and blues dancing.

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Aug 21

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Aug 28

Richard Powers is our instructor for Intermediate dance classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Richard is our dj for waltz and polka dances from 9 to midnight

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Sep 4

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Sep 11

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Sep 18

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Sep 25

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Oct 2

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Oct 9

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Oct 16

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Oct 23

Richard Powers

Stanford Vintage Dance Ensemble and Danse Libre Reunion. Stanford Homecoming weekend,

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Oct 30

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Nov 6

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Nov 13

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Nov 20

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Nov 27 Thanksgiving holiday schedule

short schedule no intermediate class

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Dec 4 we may move to another location. The Hall is unavailable today

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Dec 11

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Dec 18 Holiday dance

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.

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street

Dec 25 We might have a dance tonight, Dance only, no classes. check back later in year.

church not available. we may move to another location

$10 for dance for everyone

No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire.

Dec 31 New Year Eve Waltz Dance

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9pm to midnight
Casual attire.
Dj Music.
Palo Alto
$15 general, $12 students with id under 25.

very many refreshments, cherry pie, veggie platters, cold cut platters,, grapes, mms, chocolate ice cream,
raspberry cheesecake, chocolate cream pie, fruit platter, gummy bears, and more. almost an entire meal!

Waltz, Polka, set dances, line dances, Bohemian National Polka, Congress of Vienna,

Introductory waltz class 7-9 pm rotary waltz to Congress of Vienna

Intermediate class 7-9 pm Bohemian National Polka

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