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Monthly club dances are currently held at [...]



Club dances have historically been held on the first Saturday of each month.

Classes typically run from 7pm-8pm, with Social Dancing from 8pm - 12am (midnight).

The music will be predominately most suitable for West Coast Swing dancing. Throughout the evening a few songs that are more suited to other styles of social dances may be played.



Dance contests are run at most of the monthly Club dance, and do not have any gender role restrictions. 

These are usually "Luck of the Draw" contests which are open to all skill levels. This is a Mix & Match style dance competition, where dancers sign up as individuals. Partnerships are chosen randomly (such as rolling dice, picking cards, or drawing names out of a bucket). Each pairing must demonstrate good social dance skills, as they dance to music selected by the DJ.

  • Typically, the Club runs these as a "Progressive", with open preliminary rounds for about 7 months, culminating in a final where all the previous winners of the preliminary rounds are invited to compete.

For variety, the Club may occasionally also run a "Strictly Swing" contest, where dancers sign up as a partnership. This is still an improvisational style of competition where good social dance skills are demonstrated, as the music is chosen by the DJ. 

As a special event, choreographed routines may be performed, but these are not judged and are not part of the contests run by the Club.

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For Next Gen Members

(and Members of Sister-Clubs)

  • $9 Beginner Lesson & Dance
  • $9 Dance Only
  • $12 Intermediate Lesson & Dance

For Non-Members

  • $14 Beginner Lesson & Dance
  • $14 Dance Only
  • $17 Intermediate Lesson & Dance

For Students

  • $6 Beginner Lesson & Dance
  • $6 Dance Only
  • $10 Intermediate Lesson & Dance



In addition to our own NextGen club events, there are many other West Coast Swing events happening throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Please send any calendar submissions or information updates to IndependentDirector@NextGenSwing.com

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