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event details

Schedule:

Due to the COVID-19 the venue is closed until further notice :-(

1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays
8:30-9:00 Lindy Lab
9:00-11:45 Social dancing
Check Facebook for our next event

Admission:

$9 General Admission
$7 with proof of Sunnyvale residency
Includes Lindy Lab & social dance

Location:

950 Michaelangelo Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

About FDO

For Dancers Only is the premiere South Bay venue for swing dancing addicts. From 8:30-9:00pm we offer Lindy Lab - an open and collaborative dance environment for you to practice your solo footwork, work with a partner on moves from class, or experiment and create new combinations. During that time, you will also have the option of taking a short drop-in class from a staff member covering a topic suitable for intermediate level swing dancers. From 9pm-11:45pm, there's social dancing to music from one of our favorite local swing DJs. For more information about Lindy Lab topics and DJs, check out our upcoming events on Facebook.

Band Nights: A few times every year, we celebrate with a band. In the past, we've welcomed local favorites including Clint Baker's Hot Five, Don Neely Swingtet, Le Jazz Hot, Macy Blackman, Hot Baked Goods, and the Oaktown Strutters, as well as special anniversary appearances by the Tipsy Gypsies, Crescent Katz, Au Brothers, Mad Hat Hucksters, and Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five. Tickets for band nights will be available at the door or you can pre-register on our Square page.

Lost & Found: All lost and found items are left in the Dance Studio. For assistance, contact the City of Sunnyvale Community Center at (408) 730-7350.

Questions/Feedback: fordancersonlysb@gmail.com or (408) 657-7836

"Jazz on Friday night. Twinkle string lights. Full walls of mirrors. Dancers friendly and honed their crafts. Come by."

What is Lindy Hop?

Also known as Jitterbug, Lindy Hop was born in Harlem, New York City in the 1920’s and spread rapidly to dominate dance halls across America from the Great Depression through World War II. It is an unabashedly joyful dance, with a loose and swinging style that closely reflects its music — from the late 1920’s 'hot' jazz to the early 1940’s big bands. According to legend, the name Lindy Hop was inspired by Charles Lindbergh’s famous flight across the Atlantic in 1927, when newspaper headlines read: “Lindberg Hops Off For Paris." Download a brochure to read more.