Upcoming Events


May 2nd: Starline Social Club with DJ Rachel Phillips
May 9th: Starline Social Club with DJ David Shen
May 16th: Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland with DJ Alexander Fernandez
May 19th: Open Practice at Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Ave, Oakland
May 23th: Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland with DJ Brendan Kelly
May 30th:  Starline Social Club with the Hot Baked Goods

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 - $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



Level 1 : Beginning Charleston

In this class, we’ll introduce you to classic steps, rhythms and movement that make up the building blocks of Charleston.  We’ll show you how easy it is to stitch together these concepts in any number of ways, the fundamentals of leading and following Charleston, and how to meet every partner somewhere in middle.

Level 2: The Creative Process (Lindy Hop)

Every week in this level II class, we’ll start with some recognizable classic swing pattern(s).  We’ll then show you how to deconstruct it, change out parts, embellish pieces, and add surprising twists and turns.  We’ll introduce you to a series of tools that can be applied in just about every situation.  We hope you’ll walk away from this class with a new perspective on just how limitless the dance can be.



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