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Dancing Under the Stars at Jack London Square

By awoodall
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at 6:18 pm in Fun Stuff to do in Oakland, Night Owl, Oakland nightlife.

Free Outdoor Classes from May 1 to July so you can Dance the Night Away on Oakland’s Waterfront. On Friday nights this Spring and Summer, Jack London Square will see sizzling salsa, tight turns, and elegant waltzes. But on this dance floor, there will be no judges and no one will be voted out. Jack London Square today announced Dancing Under the Stars, a summer of free outdoor dance classes open to the public. Over ten Friday night sessions, visitors will be treated to professional instruction in a range of popular steps, all on Oakland’s waterfront and by the light of the stars. Dancing Under the Stars will begin at 8:30 PM each Friday at the foot of Broadway from May 1st to July 3rd.

  

Instruction for Dancing Under the Stars will be provided by Linden Street Dance Studio

Dancing Under the Stars classes will be divided into three themes. The first three Friday nights will focus on Latin dances: Salsa, the Cha Cha, and Rumba. Jack London Square will serve as an elegant ballroom for the following three weeks when students practice the Waltz, American Tango, and Foxtrot. Dancing Under the Stars will close with four weeks of club dances: the Swing, Hustle, Argentine Tango, and a second class of Salsa. Guests need not bring a partner; couples and singles alike are welcome.

 

Dancing Under the Stars Schedule 2009:

 

Rhythm of the Night: Latin Dances

May 1: Salsa

May 8: ChaCha

May 15: Rumba

 

Ballroom Bliss: Smooth Dances

May 22: Waltz

May 29 : American Tango

June 5: Foxtrot

 

Stepping Out: Club Dances

June 12: Swing

June 19: Hustle

June 26: Argentine Tango

July 3: Salsa

 

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