Upcoming Events


October 20th: Open Practice at Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Avenue
October 24th: We are at Starline Social Club with DJ Gary Sharpe!
October 31st: Halloween Dance at Lake Merritt Dance Center with The Juniper Jazz Band

Oakland's Premiere Swing Dance Venue



Level 2 series:

7:00 - 8:00pm

Level 1 series:

8:00 - 9:00pm

Taster class:

8:30 - 9:00pm

Social dance*:

9:00 - 11:00pm

*live band nights continue until 11:30 pm.



DJ Nights

General - $8

Students/60+ - $6

Live Band Nights

Early Bird - $10

Online - $12

Door - $15

Progressive Class Series

Month - varies $55-$75

Drop-In* - $15

*only available the first week, click here for more info.

Learn to dance with our monthly class series.


Class Schedule

Level 2 series: 7:00 - 8:00pm

Level 1 series: 8:00 - 9:00pm

Taster class : 8:30 - 9:00pm

Social dance : 9:00pm


november TOPICS

Level 1 : 8-counts Connection

Come learn the foundation step of lindy hop!  We will be focusing on frame and dancing as a unit.  The goal of this series is to build your foundation for lindy hop connection along with some fun 8-count patterns to give you the tools to have a blast on a night out social dancing.  No partner necessary, and beginners are welcome!

Level 2: What if we Solo Jazz like a Street Dance?

Join us for a unique class where you come for the solo jazz, but stay for the exhilaration of self-expression.  We will be creating a supportive space for us to challenge ourselves - whether you've been dancing for 5 months or 5 years.  The class will focus on:

  • Understanding jazz steps through "progression"
  • Learning three tools to discover and develop your own jazz movement
  • Getting comfortable solo dancing among each other and express yourself!

Live Jazz Every Month at the Breakaway


Live Band Admission

Early Bird - $10

Online - $12

Door - $15


Live jazz is the heart of swing. The musicians on stage and dancers on the floor engage one another in a lively conversation to create a magical feeling unlike anything else.

That is why we are proud we are able to bring live music to our dancers every month. Come join us and experience the joy of swing!

All class series packages include admission to our live band nights.

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From African circle dancing, to the streets of great cities, to the modern dance studios, dancing has always been part of the human culture. Dance is more than entertainment: it is a form of communication that has helped strengthen the bonds between people for as long as we can remember.

The Breakaway believes in its positive impact. We want to share our vision of a better world, one dance at the time.

Our Mission

“[Lindy hop] is the dance of freedom. It’s what freed us and brought us together.”

- Norma Miller