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: We are 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 - $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 : Charleston

We know what Charleston looks like in the movies - the high kicks and huge grins - but it’s so much better when you dance it! This class will cover the 8-count Charleston basic and throw in a few spicy additions/variations that you can bust out on the social dance floor. Suitable for faster tempos, you can use Charleston in a variety of ways: to add flair, to catch a breather when the music gets too fast, or just to have fun! 

Level 2: Movement

Veronica and Kevin love using jazz moves in their social dancing - they’re a great way to connect your movement with the music and to inject more fun and more of your personality into a dance. Each week, you’ll learn a couple new jazz moves and the teachers will give you examples of how these moves can be integrated into your dancing. If you’re feeling like you’re doing the same moves over and over again, try this class and see what other types of movement are out there and learn to incorporate them!


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