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Learn to Dance

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1926, Life (Humor Magazine)-Artist: John Held, Jr
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Even if you've never danced before I can make your first dance a comfortable and fun experince. Along with teaching private lessons and group classes, I am available to host parties, which I greatly enjoy. I am available to teach group lessons, give a professional dance performance, dance with guests, and play various dance music. (415) 820-9699

Cheryl Burke Dance
We’re passionate about the benefits dance can bring to your life. Our convenient studios located throughout California offer a comprehensive range of exciting dance programs for all skill levels, as well as dance parties, performances, and special events.

Cynthia Glinka
San Francisco's "Roll Up the Carpets" dance diva, offers private and public dance lessons that can turn anyone into Astaire & Rogers. She also produces dance events with the San Francisco Starlight Orchestra (see below). Hot line: (415) 485-5500. www.onthedancefloor.cynthiaglinka.com

Dance Through Time
Vintage dance lessons, dance parties and occasional events. Located in San Francisco. Call (415) 621-3627 for information.

Northern California Lindy Society
Lessons and events. Call (510) 893-1519 to leave a message.

Metronome Dance Center
Swing, Lindy and Jitterbug lessons, dance parties and occasional events. Located in San Francisco. Call (415) 252-9000 for information.

Dance Events & Venues

San Francisco Starlight Orchestra
This 15-piece orchestra (complete with a string section) presents dances at the Strawberry Recreation Center, Mill Valley, on the first Saturday of each month. For other SFSO engagements call (707) 973-6107.

Tuesday Night Jump
Join a melting pot of young and old:
Loungers, Kittens, Boppers and Hoppers from Sacramento to Santa Cruz. Jumpin' since 1999, join us for the hippest Tuesday in town! Voted 2007 Best Swing Dance in the Bay by SF Weekly.

Varsity Dance Party
Featuring The Paul Price Society Orchestra with vintage music that's "True to the Twenties" third Sunday afternoons in Palo Alto.