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Tuesday Night Lindy Hop & Balboa Classes
Join the fun at the Woodchopper's Ball at the Verdi Club!

PLEASE NOTE: The Woodchopper's Ball classes and dance are temporarily CLOSED for the remainder of March 2020 to reduce the community spread of the coronavirus, at the recommendation of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. We will re-open as soon as we are able (likely the first Tuesday of a new month), and classes will be posted on this page. Thanks for your patience, and stay healthy!
And in the meantime, consider private lessons in Lindy Hop and/or Solo Jazz!

Hep Jen swing dance San Francisco Verdi Club

5-week class series runs on Tuesdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Main Floor Classes:
Intermediate Lindy Hop: 7-8pm
Beginning Lindy Hop: 8-9pm
Drop-In Beginning Swing: 9-9:15pm

Upstairs Classes:
Beginning Balboa: 7-8pm
Intermediate Balboa: 8-9pm

All classes include social dancing to LIVE MUSIC, with a different band each week!
Full Bar is open every Tuesday from 7:30pm to closing. Enjoy a classic cocktail in our lounge!

Just want to come out and dance? Not taking a Lindy Hop or Balboa class? Join us for dancing for $10 at the door. Includes the 9pm drop-in beginning lesson. Bands play 2 sets, from 9:15 - 11:30pm!

Cost for a 5-week class series:
$95, or $85 if registered by Monday, March 2, 2020.

For all classes, drop-in students are also allowed for $20/class.

A new class series starts the first Tuesday of each month.

Register online below and save $10 for the series!

Online registration is now closed.

* Intermediate Lindy Hop: $95
with Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe
Tuesdays, March 3 - March 31 (5 weeks), 7-8pm.

* Beginning Lindy Hop: $95
with Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe
Tuesdays, March 3 - March 31 (5 weeks), 8-9pm.

* Add A Lindy Hop Class: $40
Take an additional class on Tuesdays and save!
Use only if you have signed up for one of the classes above.
Use this option to sign up for an additional Lindy Hop class.

* Beginning Balboa (upstairs): $95
with Jeff Kroll & Jenna Chalmers
Tuesdays, March 3 - March 31 (5 weeks), 7-8pm.

* Intermediate Balboa (upstairs): $95
with Jeff Kroll & Jenna Chalmers
Tuesdays, March 3 - March 31 (5 weeks), 8-9pm.

* Add A Balboa Class: $40
Take an additional Balboa class on Tuesdays and save!
Use only if you have signed up for one of the classes above.
You can use this option only to sign up for an additional Balboa class.

Please arrive a few minutes early the first night of class to check in.

Registration questions? Please feel free to contact Hep Jen.

Class & Dance Location:

The Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa @ Potrero
between 17th & 18th Streets on Potrero Hill in San Francisco.
MAP to the Verdi Club

Plenty of street parking, and easy access to public transportation.
Close to MUNI bus routes 9, 22, 27, 33, 90, and to the 16th St. Mission BART Station.

Prerequisites: (please read)

For the Intermediate Level Lindy Hop Class, you must already be confident with 8-count basics, including the Lindy Hop Swingout and related turns, and basic Charleston steps. We expect that you are social dancing Lindy Hop regularly outside of class. New steps and concepts are introduced each month in the Intermediate Lindy Hop class. The Intermediate Lindy Hop class is meant to be taken continuously over several months or years.

For the Beginning Level Lindy Hop Class, previous swing dancing experience is helpful, though not required. Complete beginners are also welcome in these classes! The same basic material is taught every month, with different steps in the later weeks of the class. Many people take the Beginning Lindy Hop class more than once, to build confidence with the 8-count basics.

All of the classes are progressive, with each week's material building on the previous week's class. Drop-ins are allowed for $20. Please note that if you drop in to one of the classes, it may be in the middle of the class series. To get the most out of the classes, we recommend that you take the full series. If you have to miss a class, consider a private lesson to catch up.

For all classes, no partner is required. We rotate partners frequently in class.
Swing dancing is a great way to meet lots of new friends!

Instructor Bios:

Hep Jen
Hep Jen has been teaching Lindy Hop full-time since 1997. Originally from Seattle, she moved to San Francisco in 2004 and quickly established herself in the Bay Area's Lindy Hop scene. Jen has been running the Lindy Hop classes at The Verdi Club since 2005. Hep Jen is also the head instructor at Lindy in the Park. In addition, Hep Jen is a Lindy Hop choreographer, DJ, and performer, recently performing in Kim Nalley's original musical play "Ella: The American Dream", and choreographing for the CCSF Hot Bloods Lindy Hop performance troupe.

Ken Watanabe
Ken is the head organizer and co-founder of San Francisco's world famous Lindy in the Park, running weekly since 1996. Ken has been teaching Lindy Hop since 1998, and he has been teaching with Hep Jen since 2004. Ken and Jen currently teach together at Lindy in the Park, and have taught Lindy Hop classes together at the Page Street Studio, UCSF, Cat's Corner, and now the Verdi Club.

Jeff Kroll
Jeff started teaching Balboa in 2003, ran a weekly Balboa focused venue in Oakland from 2006 to 2013, and has taught weekly classes at The Verdi Club from 2006 to the present. Jeff has performed, taught, judged competitions, and DJed at events all over the country and internationally. Although he has accumulated titles and trophies from competitions over the years, he prefers instead the social aspects of dancing and teaching.

Jenna Chalmers
Jenna Chalmers has been teaching and performing dance since 1993. Originally an Irish Ceili teacher, Jenna switched her focus to the Lindy Hop just before the rebirth of the swing craze. She has performed with The Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Manhattan Transfer, and Harry Connick Jr. Jenna runs the popular Camp Swing in Mendocino with Shufina English and has been the choreographer for performance groups like Bay City Boogie, Le CanCan Bijou, and The Decobelles. As an award winning Collegiate Shag dancer, Jenna taught internationally before switching her focus to her current passion, Balboa.

Check out all of Hep Jen's Swing & Lindy Hop Classes.

Group classes not for you? Consider private lessons!