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Upcoming Events

July

July 11th: We'll be at Starline Social Club, 2236 M.L.K. Jr Way, Oakland. Featuring DJ Alexander Fernandez!
July 18th: We'll be at Starline Social Club, 2236 M.L.K. Jr Way, Oakland. Featuring DJ Sean Krazit!
July 21st: Open Practice welcome to all! We'll be at Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610, USA!
July 25th: We'll be at Starline Social Club, 2236 M.L.K. Jr Way, Oakland. Featuring the amazing Silver Bell Jazz Band.

August

August 1st: We'll be at Starline Social Club, 2236 M.L.K. Jr Way, Oakland. Featuring DJ Gary Sharpe!
August 8th: Exceptionally we'll be at Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland. Featuring DJ Alex Fernandez!
August 15th: Back at Starline Social Club, 2236 M.L.K. Jr Way, Oakland. 
August 22th: We'll be at Starline Social Club, 2236 M.L.K. Jr Way, Oakland. 
August 29th:  First EVER Open House at Starline Social Club, bring your friends, family, and all that jazz for a FREE evening of classes, live band, and surprises!


Oakland's Premiere Swing Dance Venue

 

Schedule

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.

 

Pricing

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.

 
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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

FAQ

AUGUST TOPICS

Level 1 : 8-Counts Lindy Hop

Learn the moves that Lindy Hop is known for!  We will build up your 8-count footwork to do some of the most classic moves in swing dancing, the swing out, the lindy circle and others.  Have fun improvising with your partner and learn to connect to swing music in the way only Lindy Hop does.

Level 2: Balboa 2 - The Sequel

We're back with more Balboa to keep you spinning and shuffling.  We will cover pure bal embrace and flowing across the dance floor in a close and comfortable way with your partner, in addition to the spins and stretches that make bal swing such fun.  We will start expecting some knowledge of a pure bal basic, lolly kicks and out and ins.  From there, we will move into tossouts, turns and various fun movements and stylings for leaders and followers. Pre-requisite: Having previously taken a Balboa 1 class before.

 
 

Live Jazz Every Month at the Breakaway

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Live Band Admission

Early Bird - $10

Online - $12

Door - $15

FAQ

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

 
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