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Verdi Club: Cottontails at the Woodchopper’s Ball
August 16, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Discover for yourself why the Cottontails are one of the most exciting, talented, and versatile swing dance bands around, playing a wide range of styles: 1920s Gatsby-era jazz, classic 30’s/’40s swing, and vintage ’50s/’60s R&B. Something for everyone, and fun for all! Featuring Karina Denike, whose “vocal prowess recalls traditional jazz chops with modern style, relevance, and soul.” (The Owl Mag)
The Woodchopper’s Ball, San Francisco’s swing hot spot, is a weekly Tuesday night swing dance event held at the historic Verdi Club in San Francisco’s Mission district. Named after the classic 1939 swing tune by the Woody Herman Orchestra (and their biggest hit!), it features monthly classes, a full bar (21+ only), and a dance party with a drop-in lesson and the largest variety of live swing dance music in town! Properly worn face masks & proof of vaccination required.
* LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY, 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week! $10 admission, all ages. Includes a drop-in Basic Swing dance lesson (9:00-9:15pm), perfect for complete beginners (no partner required)!
* FULL BAR & LOUNGE, 7:30pm-closing (21+ only)! Enjoy a classic cocktail in the swanky vintage bar and lounge!
* 2,500-SQ-FT DANCE FLOOR: Large, beautiful, hardwood dance floor with plenty of room to swing out!
* AUGUST (5-week) LINDY HOP, BALBOA, and SOLO JAZZ: TRANKY DOO monthly class series continue tonight, 7:00-10:00pm. Single Monthly Class drop-in: $25/person/week (includes Dance Party!), no partner required.
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm: Monthly Intermediate Lindy Hop & Balboa Classes
7:30pm-closing: Full Bar Open (21+ only)
8:00-9:00pm: Monthly Beginning Lindy Hop & Balboa Classes
9:00-9:15pm: Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson
9:00-10:00pm: Solo Jazz: Tranky Doo Class
9:00-11:30pm: Live Music Dance Party