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The 9:20 Special

Lindy Hop

san francisco

dance group

The 9:20 Special

Lindy Hop

san francisco

dance group

The 9:20 Special is home to a passionate group of instructors who have won numerous competitions, traveled internationally to teach, and love to share the joy of Lindy Hop with our students. Our team of world class instructors is focused on preserving the history of authentic Lindy Hop while fostering a creative, dynamic learning environment.

Read Our Story

The 9:20 Special

Lindy Hop

san francisco

dance group

The 9:20 Special

Lindy Hop

san francisco

dance group

The 9:20 Special is home to a passionate group of instructors who have won numerous competitions, traveled internationally to teach, and love to share the joy of Lindy Hop with our students. Our team of world class instructors is focused on preserving the history of authentic Lindy Hop while fostering a creative, dynamic learning environment.

Read Our Story
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Taster Class - Weekly Beginner Drop-in

About this class
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If you are brand new to Swing and Lindy Hop and want to see what it's all about, but aren't able to commit to the full series, then this class is for you! Every Thursday from 9:30-10:00 PM, we offer a 30-minute beginner class included in the price of dance admission ($7 students/seniors/military, $9 regular). Open to everyone, but geared toward beginners, this class will give you a taste of why Lindy Hop is our favorite partner dance. You'll learn some fun moves you can practice immediately following the class at our social dance party.

Thursday

9:30p - 10:00p

Beginning

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Thursday

9:30p - 10:00p

Beginning

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The 9:20 Special

2460 Sutter Street,
san francisco, CA 94115

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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Level 1 - Intro to Lindy Hop

About this class
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If you are new to swing dancing and Lindy Hop, this monthly series is for you. No partner is necessary as we rotate partners frequently in class. Each series starts on the first Thursday of the month and is progressive, meaning that every week we build upon the moves taught in the previous class. New drop-ins are allowed the first week only. If you've missed the first class, you can take our 30-minute Taster class at 9:30PM then join the series the following month. Before moving on to Level 2, take all three months of Level 1 - A, B, and C. Each month includes different curriculum which overlaps with each other. You can take these Level 1 classes in any order (so it doesn't matter if you start with A or not). The dance, which is included in the price of the class, starts at 9:30pm. It's important (and fun!) to practice at the dance so if you take the 7:20pm class just be aware that there's an hour in between class and the dance. Some people prefer this because they like to get dinner between class and the dance. Others prefer to have the dance immediately following their class. We recommend the 8:30pm class because it makes it easier to stick around for the dance. But totally up to you! Level 1A: 6-Count + 8-Count Level 1B: 8-Count + Charleston Level 1C: 6-Count + Charleston

Thursday

7:20p - 8:20p

Beginning

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Thursday

7:20p - 8:20p

Beginning

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The 9:20 Special

2460 Sutter Street,
san francisco, CA 94115

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

Level 2 - Lindy Hop Fundamentals

About this class
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After you've taken all three months of Level 1 and feel like you've got some of the fundamentals down, this is the next step. Level 2 will help you grow your vocabulary, work on your technique, and become an adept social dancer. No partner is necessary as we rotate partners frequently in class. There are four months of curriculum, which can be taken in any order. Take all four of them before moving on to Level 3. Level 2A: Swingouts Level 2B: Musicality Level 2C: Charleston Level 2D: Classics

Thursday

8:30p - 9:30p

Beginning / Intermediate

The 9:20 Special
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Thursday

8:30p - 9:30p

Beginning / Intermediate

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The 9:20 Special

2460 Sutter Street,
san francisco, CA 94115

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

Level 3 - Lindy Hop Fluency

About this class
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Prerequisites: Level 1 (A, B, & C) and Level 2 (A, B, C, & D) If you've been studying Lindy Hop for seven months to a year, have completed all months of Level 1 and 2, feel like a solid social dancer, and want to be challenged to move your dancing to the next level, Level 3 is the right place for you. No partner is necessary as we rotate partners frequently in class. There are four months of rotating topics. Teachers will bring their own special ideas to these classes so they can be taken over and over again. Level 3A: Technique Level 3B: Musicality Level 3C: Beyond Lindy Hop Level 3D: Vocabulary

Thursday

7:20p - 8:20p

Intermediate / Advanced

The 9:20 Special
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Thursday

7:20p - 8:20p

Intermediate / Advanced

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The 9:20 Special

2460 Sutter Street,
san francisco, CA 94115

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

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in studio

Rotating Class: Specials topics, Solo Jazz, Level 4

About this class
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Prerequisites: Varies. See more for details Every month, this class category will rotate between Special Topics, Solo Jazz, and Advanced which means each of these will be offered 4 times per year. Special Topics Prerequisite: Level 3 and above This class will include topics outside our standard curriculum, allowing our students to experience and learn beyond the fundamentals. Topics may include Fast Lindy Hop or Balboa for Lindy Hoppers or a partnered choreography class - the sky is the limit! Solo Jazz Prerequisite: Varies. See class description in MindBody Working on your solo dancing is one of the best ways to bring your partnered dancing to the next level, not to mention how much fun it is! This class will teach you original routines created by our instructors, classic sequences, and break down jazz steps that you will then be able to incorporate into your partnered dancing. Advanced Prerequisite: Audition only If you've been dancing Lindy Hop for a few years, have completed all months of Level 3 multiple times, travel to dance, and practice frequently because you feel like there are always things to work on, this is the level to strive for. The group will be small to maximize direct feedback from the instructors. An audition is required to take this class. Auditions will occur one Thursday the month prior to the Advanced class. Teachers will bring their own special ideas to these classes, so they can be taken over and over again, and classes will be tailored to the needs of the students.

Thursday

8:30p - 9:30p

Intermediate / Advanced

The 9:20 Special
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san francisco

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Thursday

8:30p - 9:30p

Intermediate / Advanced

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The 9:20 Special

2460 Sutter Street,
san francisco, CA 94115

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


members

Manu Smith

Owner

current

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Iris & Kirk Tarou

Owner

current

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Our Story

The 9:20 Special has been a staple of the San Francisco dance scene since 1998. Originally started by internationally renowned Lindy Hop instructors Paul Overton & Sharon Ashe as a practice party for their students, The 9:20 Special quickly evolved into the most popular spot to go dancing in the Bay Area. After running The 9:20 Special for over 6 years, Paul and Sharon decided to move away from the Bay Area. In 2004, they handed the reins over to Jeff Ho, a long time 9:20 Special volunteer and dancer, and Manu Smith, an International Lindy Hop instructor and cofounder of Yehoodi.com. In April 2009, the leadership of The 9:20 Special was passed to enthusiastic Lindy Hoppers Kirk and Iris Tarou who continue to run the show today along with an incredible team of staff and volunteers.

Our Story

The 9:20 Special has been a staple of the San Francisco dance scene since 1998. Originally started by internationally renowned Lindy Hop instructors Paul Overton & Sharon Ashe as a practice party for their students, The 9:20 Special quickly evolved into the most popular spot to go dancing in the Bay Area. After running The 9:20 Special for over 6 years, Paul and Sharon decided to move away from the Bay Area. In 2004, they handed the reins over to Jeff Ho, a long time 9:20 Special volunteer and dancer, and Manu Smith, an International Lindy Hop instructor and cofounder of Yehoodi.com. In April 2009, the leadership of The 9:20 Special was passed to enthusiastic Lindy Hoppers Kirk and Iris Tarou who continue to run the show today along with an incredible team of staff and volunteers.

Join

the

community

Empower the dancer in you. Showcase your moves and discover more ways to dance.

The 9:20 Special

Lindy Hop

san francisco

dance group

The 9:20 Special

Lindy Hop

san francisco

dance group

The 9:20 Special is home to a passionate group of instructors who have won numerous competitions, traveled internationally to teach, and love to share the joy of Lindy Hop with our students. Our team of world class instructors is focused on preserving the history of authentic Lindy Hop while fostering a creative, dynamic learning environment.

Read Our Story

The 9:20 Special

Lindy Hop

san francisco

dance group

The 9:20 Special

Lindy Hop

san francisco

dance group

The 9:20 Special is home to a passionate group of instructors who have won numerous competitions, traveled internationally to teach, and love to share the joy of Lindy Hop with our students. Our team of world class instructors is focused on preserving the history of authentic Lindy Hop while fostering a creative, dynamic learning environment.

Read Our Story
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in studio

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in studio

Taster Class - Weekly Beginner Drop-in

About this class
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If you are brand new to Swing and Lindy Hop and want to see what it's all about, but aren't able to commit to the full series, then this class is for you! Every Thursday from 9:30-10:00 PM, we offer a 30-minute beginner class included in the price of dance admission ($7 students/seniors/military, $9 regular). Open to everyone, but geared toward beginners, this class will give you a taste of why Lindy Hop is our favorite partner dance. You'll learn some fun moves you can practice immediately following the class at our social dance party.

Thursday

9:30p - 10:00p

Beginning

The 9:20 Special
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san francisco

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Thursday

9:30p - 10:00p

Beginning

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The 9:20 Special

2460 Sutter Street,
san francisco, CA 94115

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

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in studio

Level 1 - Intro to Lindy Hop

About this class
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If you are new to swing dancing and Lindy Hop, this monthly series is for you. No partner is necessary as we rotate partners frequently in class. Each series starts on the first Thursday of the month and is progressive, meaning that every week we build upon the moves taught in the previous class. New drop-ins are allowed the first week only. If you've missed the first class, you can take our 30-minute Taster class at 9:30PM then join the series the following month. Before moving on to Level 2, take all three months of Level 1 - A, B, and C. Each month includes different curriculum which overlaps with each other. You can take these Level 1 classes in any order (so it doesn't matter if you start with A or not). The dance, which is included in the price of the class, starts at 9:30pm. It's important (and fun!) to practice at the dance so if you take the 7:20pm class just be aware that there's an hour in between class and the dance. Some people prefer this because they like to get dinner between class and the dance. Others prefer to have the dance immediately following their class. We recommend the 8:30pm class because it makes it easier to stick around for the dance. But totally up to you! Level 1A: 6-Count + 8-Count Level 1B: 8-Count + Charleston Level 1C: 6-Count + Charleston

Thursday

7:20p - 8:20p

Beginning

The 9:20 Special
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san francisco

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Thursday

7:20p - 8:20p

Beginning

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The 9:20 Special

2460 Sutter Street,
san francisco, CA 94115

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

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in studio

Level 2 - Lindy Hop Fundamentals

About this class
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After you've taken all three months of Level 1 and feel like you've got some of the fundamentals down, this is the next step. Level 2 will help you grow your vocabulary, work on your technique, and become an adept social dancer. No partner is necessary as we rotate partners frequently in class. There are four months of curriculum, which can be taken in any order. Take all four of them before moving on to Level 3. Level 2A: Swingouts Level 2B: Musicality Level 2C: Charleston Level 2D: Classics

Thursday

8:30p - 9:30p

Beginning / Intermediate

The 9:20 Special
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san francisco

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Thursday

8:30p - 9:30p

Beginning / Intermediate

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The 9:20 Special

2460 Sutter Street,
san francisco, CA 94115

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

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in studio

Level 3 - Lindy Hop Fluency

About this class
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Prerequisites: Level 1 (A, B, & C) and Level 2 (A, B, C, & D) If you've been studying Lindy Hop for seven months to a year, have completed all months of Level 1 and 2, feel like a solid social dancer, and want to be challenged to move your dancing to the next level, Level 3 is the right place for you. No partner is necessary as we rotate partners frequently in class. There are four months of rotating topics. Teachers will bring their own special ideas to these classes so they can be taken over and over again. Level 3A: Technique Level 3B: Musicality Level 3C: Beyond Lindy Hop Level 3D: Vocabulary

Thursday

7:20p - 8:20p

Intermediate / Advanced

The 9:20 Special
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san francisco

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Thursday

7:20p - 8:20p

Intermediate / Advanced

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The 9:20 Special

2460 Sutter Street,
san francisco, CA 94115

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

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in studio

Rotating Class: Specials topics, Solo Jazz, Level 4

About this class
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Prerequisites: Varies. See more for details Every month, this class category will rotate between Special Topics, Solo Jazz, and Advanced which means each of these will be offered 4 times per year. Special Topics Prerequisite: Level 3 and above This class will include topics outside our standard curriculum, allowing our students to experience and learn beyond the fundamentals. Topics may include Fast Lindy Hop or Balboa for Lindy Hoppers or a partnered choreography class - the sky is the limit! Solo Jazz Prerequisite: Varies. See class description in MindBody Working on your solo dancing is one of the best ways to bring your partnered dancing to the next level, not to mention how much fun it is! This class will teach you original routines created by our instructors, classic sequences, and break down jazz steps that you will then be able to incorporate into your partnered dancing. Advanced Prerequisite: Audition only If you've been dancing Lindy Hop for a few years, have completed all months of Level 3 multiple times, travel to dance, and practice frequently because you feel like there are always things to work on, this is the level to strive for. The group will be small to maximize direct feedback from the instructors. An audition is required to take this class. Auditions will occur one Thursday the month prior to the Advanced class. Teachers will bring their own special ideas to these classes, so they can be taken over and over again, and classes will be tailored to the needs of the students.

Thursday

8:30p - 9:30p

Intermediate / Advanced

The 9:20 Special
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san francisco

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Thursday

8:30p - 9:30p

Intermediate / Advanced

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The 9:20 Special

2460 Sutter Street,
san francisco, CA 94115

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


members

Manu Smith

Owner

current

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Iris & Kirk Tarou

Owner

current

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Our Story

The 9:20 Special has been a staple of the San Francisco dance scene since 1998. Originally started by internationally renowned Lindy Hop instructors Paul Overton & Sharon Ashe as a practice party for their students, The 9:20 Special quickly evolved into the most popular spot to go dancing in the Bay Area. After running The 9:20 Special for over 6 years, Paul and Sharon decided to move away from the Bay Area. In 2004, they handed the reins over to Jeff Ho, a long time 9:20 Special volunteer and dancer, and Manu Smith, an International Lindy Hop instructor and cofounder of Yehoodi.com. In April 2009, the leadership of The 9:20 Special was passed to enthusiastic Lindy Hoppers Kirk and Iris Tarou who continue to run the show today along with an incredible team of staff and volunteers.

Our Story

The 9:20 Special has been a staple of the San Francisco dance scene since 1998. Originally started by internationally renowned Lindy Hop instructors Paul Overton & Sharon Ashe as a practice party for their students, The 9:20 Special quickly evolved into the most popular spot to go dancing in the Bay Area. After running The 9:20 Special for over 6 years, Paul and Sharon decided to move away from the Bay Area. In 2004, they handed the reins over to Jeff Ho, a long time 9:20 Special volunteer and dancer, and Manu Smith, an International Lindy Hop instructor and cofounder of Yehoodi.com. In April 2009, the leadership of The 9:20 Special was passed to enthusiastic Lindy Hoppers Kirk and Iris Tarou who continue to run the show today along with an incredible team of staff and volunteers.

Join

the

community

Empower the dancer in you. Showcase your moves and discover more ways to dance.