Dale Alstrom and members of his Jazz Society have appeared with such legends as Freddie Martin, Ray Price, Tex Beneke, and Louis Bellson, and have been gracing local stages for decades. Playing songs by jazz greats from Duke Ellington to Count Basie to Woody Herman, along with originals by leader Dale Alstrom himself, their lush layered horns and unexpected rhythms arranged in Dale’s singular style will make you want to dance! Alison Alstrom is quite literally at home on the mic–born in San Francisco and weaned on music. The Jazz Society has lately become a favorite of Marin County swing dancers with their monthly shows at 19 Broadway in Fairfax.

The Woodchopper’s Ball, named after the classic 1939 swing tune by the Woody Herman Orchestra (and their biggest hit!), is a weekly Tuesday swing
dance event held at the beautiful historic Verdi Club in San Francisco. Brought to you by Hep Jen and Ken Watanabe, long-time regular instructors and organizers at San Francisco’s Lindy in the Park.

  • Live Music Dance Party: 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week. $10 admission (monthly students free!), all ages.
  • Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson: 9:00-9:15pm, included with Dance Party admission! Perfect for complete beginners (no partner required)!
  • Monthly Beginning and Intermediate LINDY HOP and BALBOA Classes: 7:00-9:00pm. Fun, friendly, and featuring some of San Francisco’s most experienced swing dance instructors! Register online here.
  • Full Bar & Lounge: 7:30pm-closing (21+ only). Enjoy a classic cocktail in the swanky, newly renovated lounge!
  • 2,500-sq-ft Dance Floor: Large, beautiful, hardwood dance floor with plenty of room to swing out!

Evening Schedule

6:30pm Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm Intermediate Monthly Lindy Hop Class

Intermediate Monthly Balboa Class (upstairs)

7:30pm-closing Full Bar & Lounge Open (21+ only)
8:00-9:00pm Beginning Monthly Lindy Hop Class

Beginning Monthly Balboa Class (upstairs)

9:00-9:15pm Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson (for complete beginners)
9:00-11:30pm Live Music Dance Party