Woodchopper’s Ball

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 $15!
  • 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 7:00-9:00pm, Lindy Hop & Balboa (Beginning and Intermediate).  Fun, friendly, and featuring some of San Francisco’s most experienced swing dance instructors!  Enrollment includes admission to the Dance Parties!
  • Full Bar & Lounge: 8:00pm-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 LINDY HOP Monthly Class
Intermediate BALBOA Monthly Class
8:00-9:00pm Beginning LINDY HOP Monthly Class
Beginning BALBOA Monthly Class
8:00pm-closing Full Bar & Lounge Open (21+ only)
9:00-9:15pm Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson (for complete beginners,
included with dance party admission, different steps each week)
9:00-11:30pm Live Music Dance Party
(different band each week, band schedule)
11:30pm-1:30am After-Hours Musicians Jam Session & Party
(last Tuesday of the month)

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

As of July 2024, and continuing until further notice, the COVID-19 policy at the Woodchopper’s Ball is as follows:

    • Masking is welcome, but optional, at all times.
    • Free masks are still available upon request.
    • Eating is allowed.