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Swing Dancing In The Tri City Area!

Shannon and Johnny teach the guests how to swing!
Shannon and Johnny teach the guests how to swing!
The Big Band Era is alive and well in Fremont and Swingin' At The Rack on Thursday Evenings keeps it swingin' with live bands, retro dee-jays, and for the uninitiated, dance lessons...all for just $5.00!

Johnny Lee and Shannon Warf of The San Francisco Jitterbugs keep it fun and energetic with the beginning drop in lessons in East Coast Swing (a simplified version of swing dancing, perfectly suited for beginners who want to just have fun on the floor quickly) and Lindy Hop (the original "Jitterbug" dance style of the swingin' '40's) while Richard Perkins and Margot Helm of the Southbay's "For Dancers Only" teach an additional fast swing dance lesson on the second floor.  (They teach Balboa, a dance style that's flashy, fast, n' fun, yet, also "energy efficient" for those who want to dance fast without suffering a coronary!)  ;-)

Local Fremont instructors Mike Quebec and Diana Mo give private lessons in Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag (another fun n' flashy Jitterbug dance style seen in movie musicals!) at the Rack for those dancers who want to increase their fun level quickly.  (Those are done by arrangement and appointment with students who are interested.)

Swing Dance Champion Carla Heiney also will be conducting special lindy classes with small groups by appointment.

And finally, for the month of May, special guest Balboa instructors Dabney & Karen will fly in, all the way from Arizona, to teach special workshops at The Rack!

It's all to keep the retro swing dance scene alive in the Tri City, and whether you and your friends are 21 or 61, it's all healthy, and it's all fun!

Every Thursday night the doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the lesson with Johnny and Shannon starts at 7:30 p.m.

The additional special group lessons start at 8:00 p.m.

Open dancing is at 9:00 p.m. and runs till Midnight with dee-jayed music provided by none other than Johnny Lee, while the live band for this Thursday May 1st is Rich Werden and The Rhythm Roustabouts, an extremely danceable band that happily keeps you up on the floor (so be ready to soak your feet when you get home!)

The Saddle Rack is located at 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont, CA 94538.

Contact information is:
Tel: 415-786-7465

This week's show is on Thursday, May 1st from 7:30 pm. to Midnight, 21 and above, $5 covers Johnny and Shannon's lesson, the open dancing to the dee-jay and the band, and also includes food!  (Yes, we feed you, as well as keep you up on the floor, for $5 bucks!  A better bargain than a Happy Meal!)

If you are interested in the Balboa lessons with Richard and Margot, there is an additional $10 charge per night or you can $35 for their entire May session.  (You can check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ForDancersOnly.)

Other lessons' schedules and prices TBA.

To check out the Rhythm Roustabouts, go to:


And if you want to see the action at The Saddle Rack, here's a typical night on You Tube (and you can catch local Fremont instructors Mike and Diana at 4:57 into the video!)


Mike and Diana are also up on You Tube at Channel Esperanza Quebec and he teaches Tuesday classes at Fremont Adult And Continuing Education.  Contact Mike at (510)-240-2732 for information on those classes, private lessons, or if you are interested in getting a one night FREE PASS to Swingin' At The Rack.  (And you can visit them at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Swing-Dancing-At-Fremont-Adult-School/519039751471559.)

Finally, check out Swingin' At The Rack's website at:


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