Level 1: Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 pm at Lake Merritt Dance Center

Level 2: Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Lake Merritt Dance Center

Special Grab Bag Series

December: 5, 12, 19 at Lake Merritt Dance Center

All classes this month are drop-in - so you can mix and match (buy at the door) or sign up for the entire class series! Teachers for both classes are Jean and Bromley Palamountain. 

WEEK 1 - December 5th

Level 1 : Classic Lindy Hop

There are some classic Lindy Hop moves that every avid Lindy Hop should know, and Jean and Bromley will be showing you some of their favorites.

Level 2: Wild & CrAzy Charleston

Join us for a fun Charleston challenge. Jean and Bromley will teach a progressive Charleston mini routine focusing on quickly stringing together various Charleston patterns. Once the routine is learned, the focus will switch to rhythmic changes, fillers and level changes to make the movements more dynamic.


Level 1: 20's Charleston

20's Charleston - Charleston is where Lindy Hop originated from. Let Jean and Bromley introduce you to the wonderful world of Charleston with this beginner level 20's Charleston class.

Level 2: Sizzling Six Count

Six count Lindy is often known as the beginners' dance. J&B beg to differ. In this class, Jean and Bromley will show you some sizzling hot six count moves that will have you seeing six count as a whole new exciting part of Lindy Hop.


Level 1: Rhythm & Style for Lindy

Jean and Bromley will be sharing their tips for adding some pizzazz to your dancing. They will focus on both footwork elements and the bigger picture styling of how they carry themselves and move their bodies.

Level 2: Lindy On the Edge

Jean and Bromley will be taking basic Lindy Hop moves and adding some spice to them to make them HOT, interesting, and unique. They will show you how you can change any part of a basic move to make it your own and give you variations that can be used in multiple places.

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Jean and Bromley Palamountain first teamed up in August of 2004. Jean only wanted to take a free dance lesson when she saw the flier for a dance troupe, The Movement, back in 2001. She never expected swing dancing to take over her life. In mid-2004, Jean began social dancing and met her dance and life partner, Bromley Palamountain. Since then they have been teaching classes all around the Bay Area and the world and have opened up one of the hottest swing dance venues in Oakland, CA called The Dancers’ Den.

Together they are known for their explosive aerials, high energy, and passion for the dance. Jean and Bromley love to showcase their talents in competitions, jam circles, and on the social dance floor. Jean and Bromley ardently spread the coolness of Lindy Hop wherever they go, enjoying teaching and the many friends they have met within the dance community.


Every 3rd Friday of the month is going to be The Breakaway's regular Open Practice session. Don't forget it's FREE for ALL students and it's at Bellevue Club in Oakland. More info here