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About North Bay Swing Dance Club

North Bay Swing Dance Club is the new name for one of the longest continuously dancing social dance clubs in California, Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club.

We present a monthly dance at the best dance halls in Santa Rosa, plus other fun special event dances from time to time that we announce here on this page, on our Facebook page, and on our email newsletter — sign up at the bottom of this page.

We welcome and encourage all dancers who have an interest in West Coast Swing Dance, from the absolute beginner to the most advanced dancers.

Our club’s purpose is to promote West Coast Swing Dance. The intent of this web site is to help dancers find a dance party, a dance workshop, a dance instructor, or a dance convention. So, pick an event and come join us for some fun!

New! Special Events - Saturday Afternoon Intensive Workshops

We’re pleased to announce occasional Saturday Afternoon Workshop Intensives, featuring top-line local West Coast Swing teachers and dance competitors.

These workshops will take place  on the same days as some of our monthly 4th Saturday dances, from 2pm – 5pm at the same location as the dances.  The workshops include two one hour sessions, with a break, followed by a half hour of social dance practice time.

Workshop admission is $25 for Club members and $35 for non-members.

After the workshops, there’s plenty of time to relax and get dinner before returning to the studio for the Saturday evening dance party.

Reserve your space early – see the front desk staff at any of our dances, or call Denise Suzuki at 707-322-3955.

See below for details on the upcoming workshops.

Dance Monthly on the 4th Saturday!

West Coast Swing

Dance Party at Breakthrough Studio

in downtown Santa Rosa

February 24, 2024   7:00-10:00

Featured Instructor Kelly Casanova

Music by DJ Kelly Casanova

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LOCATION

Breakthrough Studio
534 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Intermediate Lesson with Kelly Casanova 7:10-8:00pm
Beginner Lesson with Vera Harvey 7:10-8:00pm
Music by DJ Kelly Casanova

Admission

Club Members $10.00

Non-members $15.00

Junior Club Members $5.00

Junior Non-members $7.00

Beginners – Free for your first class and dance party

Champions & All-Stars – Free Admission to all club dances

Free Parking

On the street in front, no meters after 6pm, enter through front door.

Parking lot in back, plus street parking – enter through the rear door.

Additional free parking in the city lot at Mendocino & 7th Street.

 

Coronavirus Info

Proof of vaccination NOT REQUIRED at this time.

Masks optional.

 

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Upcoming Dances

March 23, 2024

  • Location: Breakthrough Studio
    • 534 Mendocino Ave
    • Santa Rosa, CA 95409
  • Intermediate Instructor Yenni Setiawan
  • DJ Yenni Setiawan
  • Beginner Class Instructor Susan Lombard

April 27, 2024

  • Location: Breakthrough Studio
    • 534 Mendocino Ave
    • Santa Rosa, CA 95409
  • Intermediate Instructor Janelle Guido
  • DJ Janelle Guido
  • Beginner Class Instructor TBD

May 25, 2024

  • Location: Monroe Hall
    • 1400 West College Avenue
    • Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • Intermediate Instructor Austin Kois
  • DJ Kathleen Sun
  • Beginner Class Instructor TBD

North Bay Swing Dance Club
Membership Benefits

  • Receive the “membership rate” at all North Bay Swing Dance Club dances ($5 off the adult rate)
  • Receive discounts at affiliated club dances (Next Gen, Capital Swing, Santa Cruz)
  • Join club members for Club Night Out (CNO) events at other dance venues
  • Receive early notice and discounts for workshops taught by local and national dance talent
  • Be elected and serve on the all-volunteer Board of Directors
  • Receive e-mail updates about dances

Membership annual donation amounts:

  • Adult Regular Membership $35
  • Couple Membership $55
  • Junior Membership $20

Two Ways to Apply for Membership:

  • Talk with us at the entry to any of our monthly dances or other events and pay your membership fee at the door.
  • Email us at membership@northbayswing.org that you would like to join.  We’ll reply with info about how you can pay your membership dues online, or to meet up at the next dance.

New! Special Events - Saturday Afternoon Intensive Workshops

‘Technique and Musicality’

Intensive Workshop

featuring Yenni Setiawan

March 23, 2024   2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Join Yenni Setiawan for a 2-hour intensive workshop at Breakthrough Studio.

Will  explore some important techniques to level up your West Coast Swing in the first hour.

Will play with musicality from a dancer perspective in the 2nd hour, as it is an important aspect of your joyful dance and connection.

All levels welcome. Please be proficient in WCS basics.

 

LIMITED SPACE

RESERVE YOUR SPOT EARLY — AS LEADER OR FOLLOWER

  • Sign up for the workshops at our next dance – check with the folks at the front desk.
  • Or call Denise Suzuki 707-322-3955
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Workshop Schedule:

  • 2:00 pm Registration
  • 2:15-3:15 Lesson Part I
  • 3:15-3:30 15 minute break
  • 3:30-4:30 Lesson Part II
  • 4:30-5:00 Open Dancing-Practice Session

Workshop Location:

Breakthrough Studio
534 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Workshop Fee:

  • Club Members $25  (Members Save $10!)
  • Non-Members $35

‘Unleash the Wow Factor in Your West Coast Swing’

Intensive Workshop

featuring Janelle Guido

Apri 27, 2024   2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

To master techniques that will add flair and energy to your WC swing dancing. 

Dive into dynamic rides and dramatic dips and fun patterns that will take your dance to the next level. 

Get ready to shine on the dance floor with expert guidance and bring a whole new dimension to your dancing experience.

Please be proficient in WCS basics.

 

LIMITED SPACE

RESERVE YOUR SPOT EARLY — AS LEADER OR FOLLOWER

  • Sign up for the workshops at our next dance – check with the folks at the front desk.
  • Or call Denise Suzuki 707-322-3955

Workshop Schedule:

  • 2:00 pm Registration
  • 2:15-3:15 Lesson Part I
  • 3:15-3:30 15 minute break
  • 3:30-4:30 Lesson Part II
  • 4:30-5:00 Open Dancing-Practice Session

Workshop Location:

Breakthrough Studio
534 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Workshop Fee:

  • Club Members $25  (Members Save $10!)
  • Non-Members $35

Featured Instructors at our Dances

Yenni Setiawan

Yenni Setiawan, together with her fiance, Warren Pino, for the past ten years has run one of the most renowned and successful weekly WCS dance events, WnY Dance, now in…

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Austin Kois

My name is Austin Kois and I am a Champion level West Coast Swing dancer. I got started dancing West Coast Swing nearly 10 years ago in the San Francisco…

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Melissa Rutz

Melissa Rutz began her training at age four at Star Dance Studio in San Francisco. Three years later, she found herself at the prestigious SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL for seven years under the…

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Kelly Casanova

Kelly Casanova has been teaching West Coast Swing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 1981. In addition to her local weekly classes and dances, Kelly has travelled throughout the…

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Hannah Guttman

Hannah Guttman has been dancing west coast swing in Sonoma County and around the Country for the past eleven years, and currently competes at the allstar/allstar-champs level. She’s passionate about…

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Edna Lucero and Dick Jensen

Edna Lucero and Dick Jensen are dance instructors in Santa Rosa, California. They have been quoted many times as being “Sonoma County’s Favorite Instructors.” They have been dancing West Coast…

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Janelle Guido

Janelle Guido is a Champion West Coast Swing dancer who travels the circuit teaching, judging, and competing.

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Jason & Jessica Taylor

Jason & Jessica Taylor have been teaching swing and ballroom dance for more than 15 years. They have trained with world-known professionals and competed at the US Open Swing Dance…

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