IMPORTANT: This schedule is not finalized yet and subject to change.

All class and evening dances are at Lake Merritt Dance.
Late night dances are Omni Commons.

Select ‘Special Topics’ below to get classes descriptions for Saturday/Sunday morning classes.

 
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FRIDAY 2/23
FRIDAY 2/23
Doors Open
7:45 – 8:30pm
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Newcomers Special Track Classes
8:00 – 9pm
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Classes

DJ music
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 – 11:45pm
Live music: Sean Krazit's Juniper Jazz Band
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Dance

Live music with Sean Krazit’s Juniper Jazz Band

Late Night Dance
12:15 – 3am
DJ music
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 12:15 am – 3:00 am
Dance

DJ music

SATURDAY 2/24
SATURDAY 2/24
Doors Open
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 10:15 am – 10:30 am

Special Topics Classes
10:30am – 12noon
( mixed levels, open to all tracks )<br><br><strong>Available A La Carte</strong>
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes

( mixed levels, open to all tracks )

Orange Track Class
12noon – 12:50pm

( Orange Track ONLY )

Track Level Check
1:00 – 2pm
( Blue & Green & Yellow Tracks ONLY )
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Classes

( Blue & Green & Yellow Tracks ONLY )

Track Classes
2:15 – 5:45pm
( all tracks except Newcomers Special )
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 2:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Classes

( all tracks except Newcomers Special )

Newcomers Special Track Classes
3:30 – 5:45pm
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Classes

Doors Open
7:45 – 8:30pm
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm

VIP Meet & Greet
8:00 – 9pm
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Talk

featuring Sugar Sullivan, Barbara Billups, and Chester Whitmore, in conversation with Elliott Donnelley

DJ music
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 – 11:45pm
Live music: The Hot Baked Goods
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Dance

Live music with the The Hot Baked Goods

Late Night Dance
12:15 – 3am
DJ music
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 12:15 am – 3:00 am
Dance

DJ music

SUNDAY 2/25
SUNDAY 2/25
Doors Open
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 10:15 am – 10:30 am

Special Topics Classes
10:30am – 12noon
( mixed levels, open to all tracks )<br><br><strong>Available A La Carte</strong>
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes

( mixed levels, open to all tracks )

Orange Track Class
12noon – 12:50pm

( Orange Track ONLY )

Track Classes
1:00 – 5:45pm
( all tracks except Newcomers Special )
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 1:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Classes

( all tracks except Newcomers Special )

Newcomers Special Track Classes
3:30 – 5:45pm
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Classes

Doors Open
7:45 – 8:30pm
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm

DJ music
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 – 11:45pm
Live music: Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Dance

Live music with Clint Baker’s Golden Gate Swing Band

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FRIDAY 2/23
FRIDAY 2/23
Doors Open
7:45 – 8:30pm
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Newcomers Special Track Classes
8:00 – 9pm
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Classes

DJ music
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 – 11:45pm
Live music: Sean Krazit's Juniper Jazz Band
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Dance

Live music with Sean Krazit’s Juniper Jazz Band

Late Night Dance
12:15 – 3am
DJ music
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 12:15 am – 3:00 am
Dance

DJ music

SATURDAY 2/24
SATURDAY 2/24
Doors Open
7:45 – 8:30pm
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm

VIP Meet & Greet
8:00 – 9pm
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Talk

featuring Sugar Sullivan, Barbara Billups, and Chester Whitmore, in conversation with Elliott Donnelley

DJ music
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 – 11:45pm
Live music: The Hot Baked Goods
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Dance

Live music with the The Hot Baked Goods

Late Night Dance
12:15 – 3am
DJ music
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 12:15 am – 3:00 am
Dance

DJ music

SUNDAY 2/25
SUNDAY 2/25
Doors Open
7:45 – 8:30pm
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm

DJ music
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 – 11:45pm
Live music: Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Dance

Live music with Clint Baker’s Golden Gate Swing Band

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10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
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5:30 pm
6:00 pm
GRAND BALLROOM
GRAND BALLROOM
Doors Open
Time:
10:15 am – 10:30 am

Option 1: First Stops Routine with Sugar & Barbara
11am – 12noon
SKILL GUIDE: Fast paced partnered routine
Time:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class

First Stops Routine with Sugar & Barbara Learn the iconic routine from the Savoy Ballroom with Sugar and Barbara. This class will assume you know how to do a swing out, circle, and basic Charleston.

Yellow Track Level Check
1:00 – 2pm
G and AJ
Time:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Class

Level Check class with G and AJ

Yellow Track
2:15 – 3:15pm
I and A
Time:
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Class

with I and A

Yellow Track
3:30 – 4:30pm
I and A
Time:
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Class

with I and A

Blue Track
4:45 – 5:45pm
G and AJ
Time:
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Class

with G and AJ

DANCE LOUNGE
DANCE LOUNGE
Doors Open
Time:
10:15 am – 10:30 am

Option 2: Jams with AJ
10:30am – 12noon
SKILL GUIDE: Intermediate Lindy Hop
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class

Jams With AJ This class will be covering the etiquette and dynamics of stealing and jams in the Lindy hop world.

Blue Track Level Check
1:00 – 2pm
L and K
Time:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Class

Level Check class with L and K

Blue Track
2:15 – 3:15pm
L and K
Time:
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Class

with L and K

Newcomers Track
3:30 – 5:45pm
S and C
Time:
3:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Class

with S and C

HALL 1
HALL 1
Doors Open
Time:
10:15 am – 10:30 am

Option 3: Here comes the Jazz Stepper with Laurel & Kevin
10:30am – 12noon
SKILL GUIDE: Beginner Solo Jazz
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class

Here comes the Jazz Stepper with Laurel & Kevin Challenge yourself with this fast paced solo choreography full of rhythmic exploration. But wait, there’s more: you’ll embrace improvisation by putting your own stamp on the choreo and letting your imagination run wild to create something original.

Orange Track
12noon – 12:50pm
Time:
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Class

with I and A

Green Track Level Check
1:00 – 2pm
I and A
Time:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Class

Level Check class with I and A

Green Track
2:15 – 3:15pm
G and AJ
Time:
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Class

with G and AJ

Green Track
3:30 – 4:30pm
G and AJ
Time:
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Class

with G and AJ

HALL 2
HALL 2
Doors Open
Time:
10:15 am – 10:30 am

Option 4: Follower Skillz | Flow and Creativity with Gaby
10:30am – 12noon
SKILL GUIDE: Best for follow Lindy Hoppers
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class

Follower Skillz | Flow and Creativity with Gaby What IS following? What does it actually entail? How can you get better at it? What part of the dance is individual self-expression and what part of the dance belongs to the partnership? Find out answers to these questions at Follower Skillz.

Orange Track
3:30 – 4:30pm
L and K
Time:
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Class

with L and K

Orange Track
4:45 – 5:45pm
L and K
Time:
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Class

with L and K

10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
GRAND BALLROOM
GRAND BALLROOM
Doors Open
Time:
10:15 am – 10:30 am

Option 1: Second Stops Routine with Sugar & Barbara
11am – 12noon
SKILL GUIDE: Fast paced partnered routine
Time:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class

Second Stops Routine with Sugar & Barbara Learn the iconic routine from the Savoy Ballroom with Sugar and Barbara. This class will assume you know how to do a swing out, circle, and basic Charleston.

Yellow Track
1:00 – 2pm
G and AJ
Time:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Class

with G and AJ

Yellow Track
2:15 – 3:15pm
G and AJ
Time:
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Class

with G and AJ

Yellow Track
3:30 – 4:30pm
L and K
Time:
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Class

with L and K

Blue Track
4:45 – 5:45pm
G and AJ
Time:
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Class

with G and AJ

DANCE LOUNGE
DANCE LOUNGE
Doors Open
Time:
10:15 am – 10:30 am

Option 2: Balboa TBD with Irina & Anthony
10:30am – 12noon
SKILL GUIDE: Int+ Balboa
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class

Balboa Int+ Variations on a Theme with Irina & Anthony Join us on a journey of adding some fun twists on familiar Balboa moves. Must be comfortable with pure Bal basics, out and ins, promenades, and toss outs.

Blue Track
1:00 – 2pm
I and A
Time:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Class

with I and A

Blue Track
2:15 – 3:15pm
I and A
Time:
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Class

with I and A

Newcomers Track
3:30 – 5:45pm
S and C
Time:
3:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Class

with S and C

HALL 1
HALL 1
Doors Open
Time:
10:15 am – 10:30 am

Option 3: Shim-Sham to the Motherland with Traci & Latanya
10:30am – 12noon
SKILL GUIDE: Beginner friendly Solo Jazz
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class

Shim-Sham to the Motherland with Traci & Latanya This class offers participants the opportunity to experience the retention of traditional African dance movement in vernacular jazz. Traci and Latanya will share important historical information about the forms and dances learned in the class.

Green Track
1:00 – 2pm
L and K
Time:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Class

with L and K

Green Track
2:15 – 3:15pm
L and K
Time:
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Class

with L and K

Green Track
3:30 – 4:30pm
G and AJ
Time:
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Class

with G and AJ

HALL 2
HALL 2
Orange Track
12noon – 12:50pm
Time:
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Class

with G and AJ

Orange Track
3:30 – 4:30pm
I and A
Time:
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Class

with I and A

Orange Track
4:45 – 5:45pm
I and A
Time:
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Class

with I and A

SATURDAY – 11am to 12noon

Option 1: First Stops Routine with Sugar & Barbara – LMD, Grand Ballroom
Learn the iconic routine from the Savoy Ballroom with Sugar and Barbara. This class will assume you know how to do a swing out, circle, and basic Charleston.

SATURDAY – 10:30am to 12noon

Option 2: Jams with AJ – LMD, Dance Lounge
… description coming soon …

Option 3: Here comes the Jazz Stepper with Laurel & Kevin – LMD, Hall 1
Challenge yourself with this fast paced solo choreography full of rhythmic exploration. But wait, there’s more: you’ll embrace improvisation by putting your own stamp on the choreo and letting your imagination run wild to create something original

Option 4: Follower Skillz | Flow and Creativity with Gaby – LMD, Hall 2
What IS following? What does it actually entail? How can you get better at it? What part of the dance is individual self-expression and what part of the dance belongs to the partnership? Find out answers to these questions at Follower Skillz.

SUNDAY – 11am to 12noon

Option 1: Second Stops Routine with Sugar & Barbara – LMD, Grand Ballroom
Learn the iconic routine from the Savoy Ballroom with Sugar and Barbara. This class will assume you know how to do a swing out, circle, and basic Charleston.

SUNDAY – 10:30am to 12noon

Option 2: Balboa Int+ Variations on a Theme with Irina & Anthony LMD, Dance Lounge
Join us on a journey of adding some fun twists on familiar moves. Must be comfortable with pure bal basics, out and ins, promenades, and toss outs.

Option 3: Shim-Sham to the Motherland with Traci & Latanya – LMD, Hall 1
This class offers participants the opportunity to experience the retention of traditional African dance movement in vernacular jazz. Traci and Latanya will share important historical information about the forms and dances learned in the class.