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Verdi Club: The Don Neely Swingtet & After-Hours Jam Session at the Woodchopper’s Ball
May 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
THE DON NEELY SWINGTET:
Don Neely, bandleader, arranger, reed player, songwriter, and vocalist, leads this fine jazz ensemble, authentically recapturing the excitement of the celebrated music originating from the Jazz Age of the 1920s and the early Swing Era of the 1930s. The Don Neely Swingtet–great music for Charleston-inspired Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag!
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 required.
* LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY, 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week! $15 admission (cash only) includes a drop-in Basic Swing dance lesson (9:00-9:15pm), perfect for complete beginners (no partner or registration required)!
* AFTER-HOURS MUSICIANS JAM SESSION & PARTY (every last Tuesday of the month), 11:30pm-1:30am, in the lounge, with the bar open extra late and space for dancing! Included with admission to Live Music Dance Party, must arrive before doors close at 12:00am midnight. Musicians of all levels welcome!
* FULL BAR & LOUNGE, 8:00pm-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!
* MAY (5-week) LINDY HOP, BALBOA, and COLLEGIATE SHAG monthly classes conclude tonight, 7:00-10:00pm. Single Monthly Class drop-in: $25/person/week (includes Dance Party!), no partner required.
* New JUNE (4-week) LINDY HOP, BALBOA, and SOLO JAZZ (3-week) monthly class series start Tuesday, June 6, 2023 (Solo Jazz starts June 13)! Enrollment includes admission to Dance Parties! Register online in advance and save!
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm: Monthly Intermediate Lindy Hop & Balboa Classes
8:00-9:00pm: Monthly Beginning Lindy Hop & Balboa Classes
8:00pm-closing: Full Bar Open (21+ only)
9:00-9:15pm: Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson
9:00-10:00pm: Monthly Collegiate Shag Class
9:00-11:30pm: Live Music Dance Party
11:30pm-1:30am: SPECIAL After-Hours Musicians Jam Session