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1. THIS WEEK: Sept. 17th - DJ Jason - Sept. Classes Week 3!
2. Sept. 24th -- Code Orange Party with DJ Scott!
3. October Classes & Musical Masquerade Party!
4. Sign Up for a Series, Get a Coupon! Special 2 for 1 Series Deal
5. Nov. 5 -- Save the Date - Live Band Night!! Special Nov. Series!
Was this past week an exciting week for dancing, or what!?! There was
the 9:20 Special's Ten Year Anniversary Party and the San Francisco
Lindy Exchange, in addition to our regular local weekly events. It
was so fun seeing so many faces from the past at the anniversary
party, and the exchange was a blast! Frim Fram was served, and the
dancing was out of this world. Some of us attended one too many late
night dance parties, oops!

WNH was slammin' with DJ Alex. The music got hotter as the evening
grew later. The Lindy Hop community is the best group of people ever!
See you out on the dance floor!

1. THIS WEEK: Sept. 17th - DJ Jason - Sept. Classes Week 3!
We are into our third week of classes with our newest instructors,
Gabe & Andrea! We are also looking forward to music and fun with
DJ Jason! In addition, we will be featuring our "Code Orange" party
on September 24th. More details below!

September Classes:
7pm-8pm: Intermediate Lindy Series with Gabe & Megan
"All About Tempo: Speeding it up and slowing it down."

Focusing on improving your Lindy when the tempo gets cranked up or
dropped down, this series has fun moves to impress your partner at
any tempo. Filled with cool tips and techniques to maintain ease and
control at any speed, and exercises so you don't feel like you're
dancing in slow motion or out of control.

8pm-9pm: Beginner Lindy Hop Series with Gilles & Andrea W.
"Jazzin' Your Lindy"

This series will teach lots of fun Lindy Hop moves inspired by jazz
steps. Sugar Push, Side car dip, Glide to the side, Groucho, Boogie
variations, Shorty George, Fall off the log, Scissor Kicks, Suzie Q,
Tacky Annie are all thrown into the mix to really jazz up your Lindy!

Gabe & Andrea:
Gabriel and Andrea have been enthusiastic members of the dance scene
since 2000 when they began Lindy Hopping together in Tucson, Arizona.
After relocating to Los Angeles in 2001, they continued learning
Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Jazz, and Blues from renowned
instructors, including Ben and Sheri Yau, Debbie Gitt, Patrick
Fredrickson, and Doug Silton. In 2005, Gabe started graduate school
at Stanford University where he began teaching weekly lessons.

Meanwhile, Andrea taught Lindy Hop and Blues classes in Los Angeles
until moving to the Bay Area in 2006. Expanding their love of social
dancing to choreography and performance, Gabe and Andrea joined the
dance troupe Double or Nothing in 2005 and 2006, respectively. In
addition to weekly classes at Stanford, Gabe and Andrea have been
seen teaching at Bay Area venues, including Swing Central, Steppin'
Out and now Wednesday Night Hop. They enjoy using technique intensive
concepts to continually reach new levels in their dancing and
teaching. Since 2007, they have been traveling nationally to Lindy
exchanges and events in order to continually expand their dance

8-9pm - Beginner Lindy Hop Class ($14 drop-in)
7-8pm - Intermediate Lindy Hop Class ($14 drop-in)
9-12am - Dance Party, Food, Fun, DJ Alex ($7)

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

Starlite Dance Club
1160 N. Fair Oaks Ave (at Tasman Dr)
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

2. Sept. 24th -- Code Orange Party with DJ Scott!
Dress Code is Orange! It's not a secret, we're telling EVERYONE to
wear ORANGE for our Fall party! We'll have some tasty treats, a fun
game with prizes, and lots of great swinging tunes to dance the night

Top Secret Prizes! Your mission, if you wish to accept, is to locate
the Secret Agents that will be dancing among us. The agents will
provide clues to a puzzle. Crack the code to win a prize! Good luck!

Wear some orange, find an agent, and join us for a wild night filled
with food, fun and games as well as great music from DJ Scott and
dancing all night long.

3. October Classes & Musical Masquerade Party!
Have we got something cool for you next month!?! We have some
dazzling Charleston and Jazz moves as well as a fun party! Read on!

October Classes
7pm-8pm: Intermediate Lindy Series with Gilles and Andrea O
"Jazzin' Your Lindy with the Trankey Doo"

What is that cool dance all of the hep cats are doing? Choreographed
by Pepsi Bethel, the Trankey Doo first appeared in the Savoy Ballroom
in Harlem in the 1940s. This group routine consists of traditional
jazz steps that can be integrated into your Lindy Hop. In addition,
we may take the opportunity to perform the Trankey Doo at one of our
dance parties (no pressure)! Gilles and Andrea will break down all of
the moves for you!

8pm-9pm: Beginner Lindy Hop Series with Trevor and Audrey
"30's and Tandem Charleston In Your Lindy"

This series class will help you become versed in 30's Charleston,
which is an integral part of the Lindy Hop and oftentimes danced to
faster tempos. In this series, you'll learn side by side Charleston
with new variations, hand to hand, airplane, tandem Charleston, and
fun tandem Charleston variations. Make sure to tie those shoes on
tight because we'll be kickin' it all month long!

Musical Masquerade Party
Come dressed as your favorite swing song! We are continuing the
Halloween tradition started by Alberto's (former Lindy venue) with
our musically inspired costume theme. Get your thinking caps on and
start working on a swinging costume. We'll have prizes for creativity
and of course audience favorites. Get three people together dressed
as bees and be "Buzz Buzz Buzz" by the Yallopin' Hounds, or a bunch
of chickens for "Ain't nobody here but us chickens" by Louis Jordan.
There is even a song "Wednesday Night Hop" so you could come dressed
as us. Come join the musical madness on Wednesday, October 29th!

4. Sign Up for a Series, Get a Coupon! Special 2 for 1 Series Deal
Did you sign up for one of our fun-filled August series? If so, we
have a special thank you for you! Stop by at the end of the month to
pick up your 2 for 1 special coupon to invite a new friend to take
our September series with you. See any Wednesday Night Hop Crew
member (Trevor, Gilles, Gabe, Audrey, Andrea O., Andrea W., or Megan)
for your personal certificate. We appreciate you so much!

5. Nov. 5 -- Save the Date - Live Band Night!! Special Nov. Series!
Our next band night will November 5th, 2008 9pm-12am with the HOT

This music is full of whimsy, joy and romance. They play gypsy jazz
music inspired by Django Reinheart and the Hot Club of France. If
you would like to find out more about the band, they have a website

These guys play fantastic music, so the WHN team asked them to join
their music to our dance floor at Starlite Dance Club!

We hope to emphasize musicality and versatility in your swing dancing
through offering some basic posture, feel and movement from other
dances like waltz, tango and salsa. We lovingly call this hybrid
lesson series "Swaltz", "Swango" and "Sal-swing".

You may notice that sometimes a swing song will alternate between a
swinging feeling and a cha-cha or other Latin influenced feeling. It
is sometimes hard to make the transition but it is usually a really
fun way to interact with your partner and the music! Fear no more;
a little breadth, some dabbling, will make this even more fun.

Richard Powers from Stanford University will be teaching our "Swaltz"
class on band night, Nov. 5th. He has been creating amazingly well
educated and versatile dancers from the social dance program at
Stanford for decades and we are proud and happy to have him teach at
WNH on this very special evening. Do not miss this!

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