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Vic Wong & the Little Croquettes at The Woodchopper’s Ball

October 3, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Vic Wong & the Little Croquettes

Vic Wong & the Little Croquettes are an instrumental guitar-driven swing quintet inspired by the jazz greats of the 1930s, especially Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian.  It’s hard to nail one style to Vic, who is equally at home performing straight-ahead, bossa nova, country, gypsy jazz, hapa-haole swing, and reggae with countless local bands, but he’s a sucker for anything that has a good melody and makes you move.  In addition to their energetic live performances, the band is also known for their long-running weekly jam sessions, where a rotating community of bay area musicians and swing dancers meet, hang, and play.


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!

***Masks required during dance classes


* LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY, 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week! $15 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!

LINDY HOP and BALBOA monthly class series continue tonight, 7:00-9:00pm. Single Monthly Class drop-in: $25/person/week (includes Dance Party!), no partner required.



6:30pm: Doors Open

7:00-8:00pm: Monthly Int Lindy Hop & Collegiate Shag Fundamentals Classes

7:30pm-closing: Full Bar Open (21+ only)

8:00-9:00pm: Monthly Beg Lindy Hop & Balboa Fundamentals Classes

9:00-9:15pm: Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson

9:00-11:30pm: Live Music Dance Party 


October 3, 2023
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Event Category:


Verdi Club
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