Oakland, CA – Due to the overwhelming success of Dancing Under the Stars, Jack London Square will offer an additional four-event series of free outdoor dance classes on select Friday nights through the end of September. Singles and couples alike can practice their sizzling salsa moves, learn new Latin dances like the Cha Cha, or do the Hustle while listening to disco. Live bands will add a new level of entertainment to the program, with well-known local favorites such as Edgardo Cambon and Salsa Caliente.
Novices and experienced dancers are all welcome to spend the evening dancing outdoors on Oakland’s celebrated waterfront. Professionally-taught lessons by Linden Street Dance Studio will begin at 7:30 PM, and an open dance will begin at 8:30 PM. No reservation is required, and all ages are welcome.
Dancing Under the Stars Four-Event Series: Program Information
Friday, August 14, 2009: Dance – Salsa; Music by Edgardo Cambon y Latido
Friday, August 21, 2009: Dance – Swing; Music by Ben Oni Orchestra
Friday, September 18, 2009: Dance – Hustle (Disco); Music by GTS Band
Friday, September 25, 2009: Dance – Latin (Rumba and Cha Cha); Music by Salsa Caliente
Jack London Square in Oakland; Pavilion Stage on Broadway and Water Street
7:30 PM Dance Exhibition; 7:45 Dance Lessons Begin; 8:30 PM Live Music and Open Dance; 11:00 PM Dance Floor Closes
“We are happy to continue to offer this entertaining community event through the fall, and we are excited to welcome some of the Bay Area’s best local bands to the program,” said Jim Ellis, Managing Principal of Ellis Partners LLC, the developers of Jack London Square. “With first-class restaurants and a convenient location, the Oakland waterfront at Jack London Square provides the perfect place for a romantic evening or a fun night out with friends.”
Instruction for Dancing Under the Stars is provided by Linden Street Dance Studio. The Studio – located just blocks from Jack London Square – has been offering classes in social and ballroom dance to beginning and advanced students since 2006. The staff of professional instructors will guide students through each step with personalized attention. Experienced “dance hosts” will be on hand at each session to partner with participants. For those who wish to continue their exploration of dance beyond Dancing Under the Stars, Linden Street offers free group classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights.
The extended Dancing Under the Stars classes will provide a variety of dance styles to satisfy any dance enthusiast, including Salsa, Swing, the Hustle, the Rumba and Cha Cha. Guests need not bring a partner.
For those who work up an appetite on the dance floor, there are many opportunities for fine dining at Jack London Square. Cocina Poblana, Miss Pearl’s Jam House, Scott’s Seafood, Il Pescatore, Kincaids and Hahn’s Hibachi offer a variety of dining experiences with fresh local and seasonal ingredients.
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About Linden Street Dance:
Linden Street Dance was founded in 2006 by a group of professional instructors who wanted to teach in the style they knew works best. The studio offers group lessons as well as one-on-one sessions for all levels of experience. Their facility is located just a few blocks from Jack London Square. To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about Linden Street Dance Studio, visit www.lindendance.com or call (510) 444-3404.