Come celebrate our one-year anniversary with us and the Don Neely Swintet next Tuesday!


Upcoming Events


Apr 4th: Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland, with DJ Brittany Michele
Apr 11th: Starline Social Club with DJ Sean Krazit
Apr 18th: Starline Social Club with DJ David Shen
Apr 25th: Starline Social Club live band night!

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 2: Building Better Dances 

What are the best parts of social dancing that make it so much fun? Join us as we delve into topics such as maintaining a comfortable and consistent connection, incorporating personality and playfulness, and reading and reacting to each partner. You'll also get the chance to share and hear what you and other people value in social dances as we learn what feels good and what makes us happy!

Level 1 : Lindy Hop FUN-damentals

From promenades to swing outs, this beginner-friendly series class will teach you a variety of classic swing dancing moves to play with on the social dance floor. All these moves are rooted in basic 8-count footwork, making them easy to learn and satisfying to fit to the music!



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