DJ Schedule

Hey everyone -- we have exciting news! Freestyle Friday is now weekly!
Our primary location will be the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. BFUU's Fellowship Hall is a big, beautiful studio that has held many dance events: 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 94709. At BFUU, the dance will start at 7:30 (or so) and run until 10pm. The first half hour will be slower music for relaxing, stretching, and warming up. You may arrive whenever you wish.
If parking is tight when we're at BFUU, it's a 4-minute walk to Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School on Lincoln Street. There's usually parking available on that block.
The third Friday of the month, we will be at Finn Hall because BFUU is not available and Finn Hall is: 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley, 94702. At Finn Hall, the dance will start at 7:30 (or so) and run until 10pm, again with a half-hour warm-up. You may arrive whenever you wish.
We hope you'll join us Friday, July 19, for another night of Freestyle Friday! This one will be at the beautiful Finnish Hall in Berkeley.  (1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley, 94702) 
The hours of the dance will be 7:30 (or so) until 10pm. Finn Hall is a big, beautiful space with lots of ventilation and lots of room for us to spread out:
Christina will be the DJ, with another African/Soul theme -- meaning there will be lots of African and Soul music, as well as lots of other yummy styles.
A reminder: we strive to be a scent-free space since some of us are allergic to chemical/synthetic fragrances.
Entry is $20, but NOTAFLOF. Pay at the door or pre-pay:
Venmo: @Christina-tuccillo
Freestyle Friday Dance is the new incarnation of Barefoot Boogie...the new name helps make sure that everyone knows it's on Friday and not Sunday.

We now have a donor who will cover the entry fee for five people each week. Let us know if you'd like to be part of that group this week or in the future, or let your friends know this is an option. It can be hard to ask for what we need when we are showing up at a dance, so we hope this will make it feel like an easier thing to do.
The info below is for Zoom dances, which are happening only occasionally now:
If you'd like to donate for our (almost) weekly dances, here's how:
Paypal or Zelle to or
Venmo @Christina-Tuccillo

Props we often use include:  fun hats, light-weight scarves, stuffed animals, and a light you can hold or wear
Zoom dances are more fun when more folks have their cameras on, so please do! This is a community event, and we all need to contribute in some way to keeping up the vibe.

Message me ahead of time if you'd like to attend but I might not recognize your name. Otherwise I might not let you into the Zoom room (in order to avoid Zoom bombing). Thank you!
Each week I will post the Zoom link here and in our Facebook group about 15 minutes before the start of the dance.
Our usual format:
7:30 - Arrival -- you will start in a virtual "waiting room" and be allowed in, which is a Zoom feature to prevent Zoom bombing. (You may arrive at any time -- I'll let you in whenever you arrive.)
7:30 - 7:45 -- Warm-up dancing, with music increasing slightly in tempo and energy -- cameras off for fewer distractions, so we can really unwind
7:45 - 8:45 -- Uptempo music
8:45 - 9 -- Cool-down, slow music
9 - 9:15 -- Closing “circle” and chat for those who wish
If you'd like to donate, here's how:
Paypal to or
Venmo @Christina-Tuccillo
Our time zone is Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-7.
To join in, you need to have the (free) Zoom application on your device, but you do not need to sign up for a Zoom account or need to login to Zoom. If you don’t have Zoom installed on your device, and you try clicking the meeting link, it will  prompt you to download or install Zoom right then. So ahead of time, it’s best to install it before the dance: .
(On computers, the application is called “Zoom Client for Meetings.” If you search for ZOOM in the app store, it will be called “ZOOM Cloud Meetings, Meet Happy.”)