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The WOODCHOPPER’S BALL

Woochopper's Ball home pageThe Woodchopper’s Ball, named after the classic 1939 swing tune by the Woody Herman Orchestra (and their biggest hit!), is a weekly Tuesday swing dance event held at the beautiful historic Verdi Club in San Francisco.  Brought to you by Hep Jen and Ken Watanabe, long-time regular instructors and organizers at San Francisco’s Lindy in the Park.

  • Live Music Dance Party: 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week.  $10 admission Live Music Dance Party: 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week.  $10 admission (monthly students free!), all ages.
  • Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson: 9:00-9:15pm, included with Dance Party admission!  Perfect for complete beginners (no partner required)!
  • Monthly Swing Dance Classes:Sign Up for Classes Intermediate Lindy Hop and Balboa 7:00-8:00pm, Beginning Lindy Hop and Balboa 8:00-9:00pm.  Fun, friendly, and featuring some of San Francisco’s most experienced swing dance instructors!
  • Full Bar & Lounge: 7:30pm-closing (21+ only).  Enjoy a classic cocktail in the swanky, newly renovated lounge!
  • 2,500-sq-ft Dance Floor: Large, beautiful, hardwood dance floor with plenty of room to swing out!

Evening Schedule

6:30pm Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm Intermediate Monthly Lindy Hop Class
Intermediate Monthly Balboa Class (upstairs)
7:30pm-closing Full Bar & Lounge Open (21+ only)
8:00-9:00pm Beginning Monthly Lindy Hop Class
Beginning Monthly Balboa Class (upstairs)
9:00-9:15pm Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson (for complete beginners)
9:00-11:30pm Live Music Dance Party