DJ Schedule

Friday night dances are happening in Berkeley! The plan is to be at Finn Hall Friday nights whenever we can get them, and we will be bringing in lots of new DJs. Join the new Facebook Group, "Freestyle Friday." We will also be having occasional Zoom dances. 
This new dance is called Freestyle Friday, but we're posting information here since FF doesn't have a website yet...just a Facebook group.
Friday, September 30, our DJ will be Akasha! 
The hours will be 7:45-10:15; entry fee is $20 and up, sliding scale. Get in touch if that's a challenge for you -- we need some folks to join the crew!
About Akasha:
"Akasha started her adventure with music and DJing under the full moon of Maui in 2002. What was born there spilled over into other locations over the years, across various continents and circumstances until she returned home to the Bay Area and began curating in earnest in 2015.
Akasha's choices of beats are both sweet and deep, sexy and dirty. Her specialty is #westcoastbass with various other genres, including #futurebass, #latin, #dancehall, #trap, #deephouse, #hiphop, #indiedance, #nusoul, and #funk."
For in-person events at Finn Hall:
Finn Hall is a big, beautiful studio with lots of ventilation and lots of room for us to spread out:
The studio no longer requires vaccination, just recommends it. Masks are welcome. 
Entry fee is $20 and up, sliding scale. Cash is cool, and you're welcome to pre-pay if you prefer:
Paypal or Zelle to or
Venmo @Christina-Tuccillo
The info below is for Zoom dances, which are happening less regularly 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.”)