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1. THIS WEEK: May 20th - Band Night with Clint Baker! Student Night! Classes! DJ Trevor! Food & Fun!
2. May Classes
3. Coming Soon!
4. Just for You!

We had a great time last week with DJ Justin! And, we had another incredible jam circle - so many visitors! And of course, a big Happy Anniversary to Jeff & Coleen! We really appreciate you and the wonderful energy you bring to Wednesday Night Hop.

Don't forget: the Frankie Manning's Birthday Festival is Thursday through Monday. Registration is now closed. To learn more about this amazing dance icon, please check this site:

We have some AMAZING stuff coming up including Lindy Prom, a Jack & Jill contest, some great classes, and opportunities to save some bucks! Please let us know if you ever have any questions or suggestions. You make Wednesday Night Hop the hottest dance party around. We'll see you out on the dance floor!

1. THIS WEEK: May 20th - Band Night with Clint Baker! Student Night!

Clint Baker & the Café Borrone All-Stars
They wowed us in February and they're back to share more of their wonderful music! For over 17 years, Clint Baker has led a New Orleans style jazz ensemble at the Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Selecting only the best traditional jazz musicians to perform with him gives listeners the opportunity to be entertained by extraordinary music. The group is comprised of band leaders and key members of world class traditional jazz bands. The regular members of the Café Borrone All-Stars include: Clint Baker (various instruments), Leon Oakley (trumpet), Robert Young (reeds), Jim Klippert (trombone), Monte Reyes (guitar/banjo), and Bill Reinhart (bass). More band info at:

Student Night
Homework Schmomework! It's also Student Night on May 20th! Come blow off your studies and dance the night away with us! Enjoy the live music at a $5 discount for high school and college students who present a valid student ID at the door. That means it's only $10 for the drop-in lesson and dance (starting at 7pm or 8pm) and $5 to come for the band only (starting at 9pm). What a deal! We hope to see some new faces de-stressing before finals at WNH!

2. May Classes

Level 1: Footwork Frenzy with Gilles & Audrey
8:00 - 9:00pm

Learn the basics of Lindy Hop including 8-count footwork, 6-count footwork, Charleston, and Jazz movement. Lindy Hop integrates a wide variety of movements and this class will give you a taste of it all.

Level 2: The Spirit of Lindy Hop with Gilles & Audrey
7:00 - 8:00pm

Put a spring in your step and a smile in your heart. Make your Lindy Hop more dynamic by exploring outside the 8-count basic rhythm, and to help your dancing be more free and fun, add versatility with cool interchangeable patterns. As an homage to Frankie Manning, this month we will also teach the Frankie95 global choreography.

Pricing & Schedule
7:00pm - Level 2 Intermediate Lindy Hop ($15* drop-in)
8:00pm - Level 1 Beginning Lindy Hop ($15* drop-in)
9:00 - 12am - Band Night! Student Night! DJ Trevor! ($10*)
* $5 off with valid student ID on May 20th

*** Cash, Check or Credit Cards are accepted before 10pm.
After 10pm we accept cash or check for admission. ***

3. Coming Soon!

Lindy Prom
Some Enchanted Evening - June 3rd

Yes, it's that time of the year again - Lindy Prom! Get dressed to impress and dance the night away with your "high-school" sweetheart (or go stag)! And of course, we will vote for your Lindy Prom King & Queen 2009! In addition, we will have a contest for "Best Dressed" and "Class Clown". Come out and vote for your classmates!

We will have a photo booth so you can get your picture taken for our "Lindy Prom Yearbook"! All attendees plus extra pictures from the evening will be included in our virtual yearbook with pictures of our Prom King and Queen and prize winners. So, drag out your best prom or bridesmaid dress/polyester powder blue tuxedo with ruffles and have a ball with us!

Jack & Jill Contest - June 24th
We are keeping the fun rolling with our Jack & Jill contest next month! Dust off those competition shoes and get ready to roll!

This is a fun competition for all dancers. Jack & Jill competitions originated over 40 years ago and are designed to showcase a competitor's skills in spontaneous swing dancing and their ability to dance well with a variety of partners to randomly selected music. It is the ultimate fun lead/follow social dance contest that you, yes YOU, can enter.

Competitors enter individually and are randomly assigned to several partners. Partner selection is luck of the draw. During the preliminaries, couples will be judged in heats and will rotate partners as many times as deemed necessary by the judges. Each dancer will be peer judged individually as a leader or a follower. Contest music and the order in which it is played will be selected by the DJ. The winners will receive a fabulous prize!

4. Just For You!

Two-for-one Coupons!
Just for you, our loyal class participants: We have 2-for-1 coupons! Do you have a friend who is new to WNH? If you have taken series classes at WNH before, just ask any of the WNH staff for a coupon that entitles you and your friend to sign up for the next series classes (any level) at the discounted price of $25 each person!

Double-Class Discount and Punch Cards!
Do you enjoy taking both our Level 1 and 2 classes? Have we got a deal for you! Sign up for both classes, and get the second class at half-price! Woo hoo! Starts in June!

In addition, we will be providing punch cards for those of you who like to pay for our dances in advance. Buy a 10-punch dance card, and get your Band Night dance parties for the price of our regular dances! These will be available in July. Check out more details on these hot deals in our upcoming newsletters!

Keep it Swingin'! See you out on the dance floor!
Andrea O, Andrea W, Audrey, Gabe, Gilles, Megan & Trevor!

Starlite Cheryl Burke Dance Club
1400 N. Shoreline Blvd. #A
Mountain View, CA 94043
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