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. We rotate rapidly in classes. Casual comfortable attire. All ages. People come from San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and Oakland. info@FridayNightWaltz.com or callscott phone number



7.29
ari levittJames Kleinrath and Melody Singleton are our instructors for Quickstep and Viennese Waltz.

Jim has been dancing for many years now.  With a former partner he was the 1994 USA Dance National Champion in the Senior American Smooth division and won many top awards.  He has completed an intensive course at the Ballroom Dance Teachers' College and is certified by the USISTD in Standard dancing and DVIDA in American Style dancing.  

Melody has been ballroom dancing for 18 years.  She and Jim met at the Pavilion in Palo Alto and became life partners in 1997.  They started competing in March of 1997.  Together they have won many Championships and Top Solo Awards in the Smooth and Standard Divisions.  They are 12 times USA Dance National Champions in the Senior Smooth Division, are 9 time finalists in the Senior Standard Division and have represented the United Stadtes in World competitions. 
Jim has been president of USA Dance NorCal for 19 years. Jim has been president of USA Dance NorCal for 19 years.

He has taught at Cheryl Burke Dance in Mountain View, Dance Vita, Peninsula Ballet and Motion Arts Center in San Mateo, the Cubberley Pavilion in Palo Alto, and Starlite in San Jose.

7pm Quickstep. Introduction to the smoothest and most graceful of all dances. The quickstep is a light-hearted member of the standard ballroom dances. The movement of the dance is fast and powerfully flowing and sprinkled with syncopations. The upbeat melodies that quickstep is danced to make it suitable for both formal and informal events. Quickstep was developed in the twenties in New York and was first danced by Caribbean and African dancers. Its origins are in combination of slow foxtrot combined with the Charleston,

8pm Viennese Waltz. Introduction to Viennese Waltz. Jim and Melody have taught this class to large classes many times at Friday Night Waltz. The Viennese Waltz is a left turning, fast tempo, exhilarating waltz, with a very smooth and graceful attitude.

Diane Neesom is back as our Dj for waltz and polka dancing from 9 to midnight

PLEASE NOTE: we are a not having an introductory waltz class tonight as we have the introduction to Viennese Waltz and the Quickstep classes upstairs.

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

 

8.05

Hold. Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 to midnight

Tonight we start a four week rotary waltz class which introduces a new choreographed sequence dance to Friday Night Waltz - The Common Waltz. The Common Waltz will be taught on 8.05 8.12 8.26 and 9.02.

The Common Waltz will have 16 to 20 leadable and followable steps in a set sequence. Basic Rotary, inside underarm turn, outside underarm turn, skaters position, outside position, shadow position, half closed, free spin,rollaway, behind back,right hands, do-si-do, and pivots among many others.

Nick Enge and Melissa are our dance instructors for the introductory/intermediate classes from 7 to 9pm.

Each week from 7 to 8 pm will be an introductory rotary waltz class, which over 4 weeks will include basic rotary waltz, dance frame, attire concepts, and dance etiquette.

From 8 to 9 pm we will have 4 to 5 different basic waltz intermediate steps which will all be included in the Common Waltz dance.

We will be playing The Common Waltz in the first set of future Friday Night Waltz dances.

No downstairs class. The Common Waltz classes are the introductory waltz classes.

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

 

8.12

Happy 15th anniversary to us! Friday Night Waltz is now 15 years old.

Jason Anderson is our dj for waltz and polka dancing from 9 to midnight.

The Common Waltz will have 16 to 20 leadable and followable steps in a set sequence. Basic Rotary, inside underarm turn, outside underarm turn, skaters position, outside position, shadow position, half closed, free spin,rollaway, behind back,right hands, do-si-do, and pivots among many others.

The Common Waltz will be taught 8.05, 8.12 8.26 and 9.03.

This is the second week of a fourh wek series

You can drop in on any class. Each class stands on its own.

Nick Enge and Melissa are our dance instructors for the introductory/intermediate classes from 7 to 9pm.

Each week from 7 to 8 pm will be an introductory rotary waltz class, which over 4 weeks will include basic rotary waltz, dance frame, attire concepts, and dance etiquette.

From 8 to 9 pm we will have 4 to 5 different basic waltz intermediate steps which will all be included in the Common Waltz dance.

We will be playing The Common Waltz in the first set of future Friday Night Waltz dances.

.No downstairs introductory class. The Common Waltz classes are the introductory waltz classes.

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

 


8.19

Daniel Ritchie is back as our DJ for waltz and polka dancing from 9 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.

No downstairs class. The Common Waltz classes are the introductory waltz classes.

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

8.26

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

Tonight we continue the third of a four week rotary waltz class which introduces a new choreographed sequence dance to Friday Night Waltz - The Common Waltz. The Common Waltz will be taught on 8.05 8.12 8.26 and 9.02.

Dropins welcome. Each week is a separate class and can be enjoyed all by itself.

The Common Waltz will have 16 to 20 leadable and followable steps in a set sequence. Basic Rotary, inside underarm turn, outside underarm turn, skaters position, outside position, shadow position, half closed, free spin,rollaway, behind back,right hands, do-si-do, and pivots among many others.

Nick Enge and Melissa are our dance instructors for the introductory/intermediate classes from 7 to 9pm.

Each week from 7 to 8 pm will be an introductory rotary waltz class, which over 4 weeks will include basic rotary waltz, dance frame, attire concepts, and dance etiquette.

From 8 to 9 pm we will have 4 to 5 different basic waltz intermediate steps which will all be included in the Common Waltz dance.

We will be playing The Common Waltz in the first set of future Friday Night Waltz dances.

No downstairs class. The Common Waltz classes are the introductory waltz classes.

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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


9.02

Nick Enge is our Dj for waltz and polka dancing from 9 to midnight

Tonight we have the fourth of four series of classes introduces a new choreographed sequence dance to Friday Night Waltz - The Common Waltz. The Common Waltz will be taught on 8.05 8.12 8.26 and 9.02.

You can drop in on any of the classes. Each week new material.

The Common Waltz will have 16 to 20 leadable and followable steps in a set sequence. Basic Rotary, inside underarm turn, outside underarm turn, skaters position, outside position, shadow position, half closed, free spin,rollaway, behind back,right hands, do-si-do, and pivots among many others.

Nick Enge and Melissa are our dance instructors for the introductory/intermediate classes from 7 to 9pm.

Each week from 7 to 8 pm will be an introductory rotary waltz class, which over 4 weeks will include basic rotary waltz, dance frame, attire concepts, and dance etiquette.

From 8 to 9 pm we will have 4 to 5 different basic waltz intermediate steps which will all be included in the Common Waltz dance.

We will be playing The Common Waltz in the first set of future Friday Night Waltz dances.

No downstairs class. The Common Waltz classes are the introductory waltz classes.

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

 

9.09

Richard Powers teaches Intermediate dance classes upstairs from 7pm to 9pm

Richard 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

 

9.16

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

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

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 9pm.

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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


9.23

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

 

9.30

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

 

10.07

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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


10.14

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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





10.21

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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


10.28

Halloween dance

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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


11.04

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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


11.11

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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


11.18

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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





11.25

Holiday schedule. No intermediate classes tonight. Only introductory class upstairs from 7pm to 9pm.

$12 for dance and classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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




12.02

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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

 

12.09

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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



12.16

Christmas/Holiday dance

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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


12.23

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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


12.30

Dj waltz and polka dancing from 9 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 classes. $8 for dance only from 9 pm to midnight. $8 for students at all times.

No partner necessary.

All Ages.

Casual comfortable attire.

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


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