Learn to Swing Dance!Sign Up for Classes

Fun, friendly classes featuring some of San Francisco’s most experienced swing dance instructors.  Enrollment includes admission to the live music dance parties!  No need to bring a partner–we rotate partners in class.  Face masks required during class (see policy below).  Real live music.  Real people.  Real fun!


The 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:

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

To minimize the spread of COVID-19 at the Woodchopper’s Ball, the current policy (as of July 2023) is as follows:

    • Everyone is required to wear a mask while in class (including the drop-in Beginner Swing dance lesson).  Otherwise, masking is welcome, but optional.
    • Eating is allowed.

Upcoming Bands:

September 26, 2023
The Cottontails
After-Hours Jam Session

October 3, 2023
Vic Wong & the Little Croquettes

October 10, 2023
Clint Baker’s Golden Gate Swing Band

October 17, 2023
Eric Shifrin & The In Crowd

October 24, 2023
Silver Bell Jazz Band