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...just a Facebook group.
 
While we had hoped to be able to dance on the first and third Fridays, now Finn hall is saying we can only rent on the third Friday. That means our next date will be:
 
November 18
 
The hours will be 7:45-10pm; 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!
 
The DJ will be Kamla Sufi, and she says:
 
Dj KAMLA SUFI plays a variety of music from all over the world, with strong beats to luxurious melodies, and all with loads of Love and Joy. Come sweat, connect and move freely on the Open Floor. Visit: www.KamlaSufi.com/open-floor/

Entry is $20. Pay at the door (cash is cool) or pre-pay:
Venmo: @Christina-tuccillo
PayPal: Christina.tuccillo@gmail.com
and let us know if that amount is a hardship for you...we could use some folks to help with set-up and the door.
 
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:  http://www.finnishhall.org/
 
The studio no longer requires vaccination, just recommends it. Masks are welcome. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 christina.tuccillo@gmail.com 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 christina.tuccillo@gmail.com 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: https://www.zoom.us/download .
 
(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.”)