Performance at Yoshi’s

We were honored to be invited to perform at Yoshi’s last weekend, providing entertainment to the 3rd Annual Black Couture Ball.

Classes in September 2011

We’ll be teaching an intermediate Lindy Hop series all through September at Cat’s Corner. 8:00pm-9:00pm on Wednesday nights.

Classes will cover versatile and fun moves, connection technique, and creative/musical inspiration on getting more mileage from the moves you already know.

Details (for the entire 4 week series): Elegant styling inspired by Al Minns and the 1940′s swing dancers, turn variations with styling and directional changes, energetic charleston, and playful moves that inspire freedom.

Class includes Live Music Dance Party till Midnight with top San Francisco swing bands: Lavay Smith, Steve Lucky, and Clint Baker New Orelans Jazz Band. Full bar with drink specials for swing dancers.

It’s a progressive series, limited to 18 students!

To sign up:

Class @ The Rent Party

We return to The Rent Party this Saturday, July 2nd. (I also DJ that night)

Come back for some exercise and to review your technique and movement foundmentals. Even if your brain remembers, your body forgets over time.

Int/Adv Lindy Hop
July 2nd, 8:30pm

The Rent Party
351 Shotwell St. (ODC building)

Topics: Moves that feel good when you do them right, and using momentum and counter balance. We’ll be using some ideas from our recent shows too.

New Performance

No new classes for a while, but our group, the Motion Explosion Dance Company, will be performing an excerpt from the new work on June 4th!

Self Expression/Connection class

We are happy to announce we’re adding NEW CLASSES at our own location. These classes are not on a weekly basis! sign up on our mailing list for future dates.

Our next class:

Monday, May 23rd7:00pm-8:00pm

Int to Adv Lindy Hop

3280 18th St. (@ South Van Ness) San Francisco

Instructors: Michael Terkowski & Claire Oldfield

Topic: Self Expression & Connection. Fun dance routine to sharpen your movement and connection skills, and coaching on adding your own style into the moves you already know.

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

For questions, email Michael.

12 Students maximum. Register online to save your spot:

Sign up as:

If you prefer to pay CASH please email me


What to do after the class?

  • Social Dance at Shades of Blues (just 4 blocks away on 22nd and Shotwell), or at Le Colonial with “Le Hot Jazz”.
  • Enjoy the Mission nightlife! many bars, restaurants, tapas, sushi and others near by
  • Sample one of the live music venues close by: The Elbo Room, The Make Out Room, Revolution Cafe, etc…