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1. THIS WEEK: Oct. 1st - New Series Classes! DJ Trevor & DJ Shane!
2. Musical Masquerade Party Oct. 29th!
3. Nov. 5th -- Save the Date - Live Band Night & Special Nov. Series!
Code Orange? Mission accomplished! Our Code Orange party last week
was a blast! The dance floor looked pretty snazzy with all of the
orange apparel. And, have you ever eaten so much orange food? Of
course, we'd like to congratulate our Secret Agent game winners:
Marika, Chris, and Rose. They found our secret agents, and obtained
the code words (Django, Reinhart, and Instrument) and the final
answer: Guitarist. DJ Scott kept the music rolling all night, and
even provided some late-night blues. It's hard to imagine being
anywhere else on Wednesday nights! See you all out in the dance

1. THIS WEEK: Oct. 1st - New Series Classes! DJ Trevor & DJ Shane!
We have something cool for you this month! You'll learn some dazzling
Charleston and Jazz moves, plus we have a fun party at the end of the
month! 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!

8-9pm - Beginner Lindy Hop Series ($50 Series, $14 drop-in)
7-8pm - Intermediate Lindy Hop Series ($50 Series, $14 drop-in)
9-12am - Dance Party, Food, Fun, DJ Trevor & DJ Shane ($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. Musical Masquerade Party Oct. 29th!

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

3. Nov. 5th -- Save the Date - Live Band Night & Special Nov. Series!


The Hot Club of San Francisco (also known as "Le Hot Jazz") playing
November 5th 9pm-12am at WNH!

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

The Hot Club of San Francisco plays gypsy jazz music inspired by
Django Reinhardt. They are dedicated to preserving and educating
the masses about Django and his music. On their website, they say
that "once you hear it, you can't forget it. It is sophisticated, yet
it has a sentimental quality. It is delicate, but the rhythms are
played at breakneck speed. It has a swinging, jazzy feel but many of
the songs are waltzes."

Flamboyant and melancholy, this music has a depth that most will find
touches their core. The music of Django and any Hot Club changes and
touches so many moods and rhythms, it is especially nice to ebb and
flow with the musicians and make all the rhythmic transitions
together. For this reason we are offering a special three week class
series all about adding versatility and musicality to your swing

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 in a different dance, 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.

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