Woodchopper’s Ball

NOTE:  As of now, the Woodchopper’s Ball is on hiatus until further notice due to the Governor’s “Stay at Home” executive order N-33-20 issued March 19th to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you posted about our status if anything changes.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  We miss you all and hope to reopen as soon as possible.

Stay healthy, and keep on swingin’ (at home)!

Woochopper's Ball home pageThe Woodchopper’s Ball, San Francisco’s swing hot spot, is a weekly Tuesday night swing dance event held at the historic Verdi Club in San Francisco’s Mission district.

Named after the classic 1939 swing tune by the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Woodchopper’s Ball features monthly classes, a full bar (21+ only), and a live music dance party with a drop-in lesson and the largest variety of live swing dance music in town!  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!  Only $10, all ages!
  • Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson: 9:00-9:15pm, included with Dance Party admission!  Perfect for complete beginners (no partner or registration required)!
  • Monthly Swing Dance Classes:Sign Up for Classes 7:00-10:30pm, Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Boogie Woogie, Beginning and Intermediate levels.  Fun, friendly, and featuring some of San Francisco’s most experienced swing dance instructors!  Enrollment includes admission to the Dance Parties!
  • Full Bar & Lounge: 7:30pm-closing (21+ only).  Enjoy a classic cocktail in the swanky vintage bar and 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
Beginning Monthly BALBOA Class (upstairs)
7:30pm-closing Full Bar & Lounge Open (21+ only)
8:00-9:00pm Beginning Monthly LINDY HOP Class
Intermediate Monthly BALBOA Class (upstairs)
9:00-9:15pm Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson (for complete beginners,
included with dance party admission, different steps each week)
9:00-9:45pm Beginning Monthly BOOGIE WOOGIE Class (upstairs)
9:00-11:30pm Live Music Dance Party
(different band each week, band schedule)
9:45-10:30pm *NEW* Intermediate Monthly BOOGIE WOOGIE Class (upstairs)