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  • The Next Generation Swing Dance Club is a volunteer operated non-profit corporation, focused on providing Swing Dance education, a safe environment in which to learn and grow, and a fun and relaxed community experience in which to enjoy California's State Dance.  
  • We welcome all interest and inquiry regarding participation within our organization, be it involvement with the Board of Directors, assisting with our monthly dances, donating time to our yearly dance convention, or in any other services our members can provide. 

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November 2, 2019

Join us Saturday November 2, 2019 at Two Left Feet dance studio for another great night of dancing. We will not be having a contest this mont. Instead we have a special treat! We will be featuring routines that will be preformed at the US Open.

If you would like to do a routine please email Andy Bouman at 

Intermediate lesson 7-8pm 

$3 member (not including dance admission)

$4 non-member (not including dance admission)

Beginner lesson 7-8pm

Free with dance admission

Social dancing 8-midnight

$9 member

$14 non member

$6 student/pro


Janelle Guido

Janelle Guido has been competing in the West Coast Swing circuit for the past 10 years and now competes in the Champion division. In 2015, she won the NASDE Jack and Jill Tour and is a recipient of the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame "Nova Star" award. For the past 10 years, she has spread her love of West Coast Swing in the Bay Area to students wanting to learn, improve, or perfect their dance skills. She prides herself on being able to  tailor her lessons so that students of all experience levels will always feel challenged while still having fun! Janelle was also a recipient of the Next Generation Swing Dance scholarship so we are so excited to have her teaching at Next Gen.



Amber O'Connell

Amber recently graduated from UC Davis and is excited to get back into West Coast Swing. With first place wins at Sacramento All Swing, Boogie by the Bay, and Swingtacular, she's sure to bring a good time! In 2017 she began teaching West Coast Swing in Redding, CA and since has taken multiple teaching opportunities in the area. She is looking forward to teaching and is ready to bring a comforting atmosphere and engaging class for our next generation of swing dancers.

August DJ  

Tom Paderna

Tom has been DJing, dancing, competing, and judging for decades. He has an extensive knowledge of West Coast Swing , music and member of All Swing DJs, an international organization of West Cost Swing DJs. Starting many years ago at the Metronome, you might have caught his sets at WnY, DYOS, Capital, and most likely Mission City Swing. He loves to play a mix of current tunes with fun, classic West Coast Swing music.

Hayley Minkin

Hayley was first introduced to west coast swing in 2005 when her parents took her to Stars Ballroom in Novato, CA and has been dancing west coast swing ever since. She attended her first Next Gen dance in 2009 and it quickly became one of her favorite dances to attend. Hayley's love of music led her to start DJing at local venues like WnY, Stoneys, and the Post. She plays a variety of genres including R&B, blues, and soul. Aside from dancing Hayley loves live music, cooking, and traveling. 

Donation goal

The Next Generation Swing Dance Club is a registered Non-Profit. We are always accepting donations, to be invested in our club and its members!
Goal: $3,000.00
Collected: $200.00

Become a club donor

Club donations are used for dances, our convention, our scholarship, and more.  help us continue our 29 year tradition of spreading the love of dance!

What's going on?


  • Check out our Monthly Dances if we don't have a large event coming up!

. . . Getting to know you. . . 

Getting to know all about you!  Each month, we'll be featuring an interview with a member of our team. 

We can't wait to get to know each other a little better!

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Our Mail Location:

360 Grand Avenue #216

Oakland, CA 94610

Our Dance Location : 194 Diablo Rd, Danville, CA 94526 

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