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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.
Want to trade a few minutes of help for free admission? Email info@FridayNightWaltz.com or call
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bwSeptember 19 Congress of Vienna Ball

Friday Night Waltz will be celebrating our 500th dance September 19, 2014!
And the 200 th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna

Brassworks will be playing tonight
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.
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.

"Elegant evening wear admired not required" As this is a formal ball, we encourage everyone to dress up for the dance! thanks.

Also, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the actual Congress of Vienna, we will play playing 3 Congress of Vienna dances.

We will have very many fast Viennese Waltz dances also.

Popular instructors James and Melody are back teaching Viennese Waltz from 7pm to 9p

7pm intro to Viennese Waltz
8pm Viennese Waltz intemediate Steps

Tom Hill teaches introductory Waltz Class from 7 to 8pm.

8pm to 9pm Congress of Vienna

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

$20 for dance and class. $10 for students with ID under 25 at all times. sorry, due to live band night, we do not have a dance only price tonight.

No partner necessary. All Ages. . 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.

Special refreshments. Pies, cakes, ice cream, shrimp platter, veggie platter, fruit platter, peppridge farm cookies.

September 26
Richard Powers

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
Richard Powers

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 hold nick dj

Waltz and Polka dancing from 9pm to midnight

Nick Enge is our instructor for 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 17 open instructor hold jason 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.

October 24 no instructor

Anna and Daniel are our djs for waltz and polka dancing from 9 to midnight

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

Richard Powers 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 Stanford Fall Ball comes to Friday Night Waltz! a MUST GO DANCE!

The traditional location for the Stanford Autumn Ball, Roble Hall, is being renovated. The Stanford Fall Ball this year is moving one time to Friday Night Waltz at the First United Methodist Church. With our excellent large hardwood floor, great parking, stage,sound system, and accessibility, we expect a large crowd especially from the non Stanford crowd who don't normally attend. Should be a great night, with live band and many dance performances and dance competitions. Richard Powers is the MC for the Ball.

Past Fall Balls have attracted 250 to 350 people. should be a fun evening. NOT TO BE MISSED!

8:30 to midnight. More details later.

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 HOLD DJ/instructor

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 HOLD DJ/instructor

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 HOLD DJ/instructor

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 HOLD

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

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

Nick is our instructor for 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
John Bauer is 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

$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.

December 31 Our Annual New Year's Eve Waltz Ball. 13th year!

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