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The Breakaway! Swing Dance Tuesday – Open House!
August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$6 - $15
A Bit of History
Right smack in the middle of two historical jazz neighborhoods, Starline Social Club is a historical venue built in the late 19th century. On one side, there was “The Harlem of the West” where all talents performed on the renowned 7th Street strip in West Oakland. On the other side, you had Sweet’s Ballroom, a crowd favorite that housed thousands of dancers every week. Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Ray Charles all came here and left an important mark that once shaped Oakland but is almost forgotten. Today, it is only fitting that the community’s love for Lindy Hop has brought the swinging tunes back to this vintage venue once again, allowing us to relive the Golden Age of the Oakland Jazz scene.
Come join us for swing dancing, meet new people, and get your week started right! All levels and ages welcome! No partner needed. Learn more at www.breakawayswing.com