Jean & Bromley

Jean and Bromley Palamountain are award-winning swing dance instructors, choreographers, and performers specializing in vernacular movement through the dance patterns of Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston. They teach group and private lessons locally, nationally, and internationally and are also available to perform at weddings, corporate events, parties, etc.

They live in Northern California’s East Bay but teach across the San Francisco Bay Area and have even been stretching their wings out with some national and international appearances.

Please contact Jean and Bromley at info@jeanandbromley.com for private lessons, booking requests, and other inquiries.

For more information about swing dancing in the Bay Area, check out  Facebook Bay Area Group or lindylist.com.

Fog City Stomp Workshop Scholarship

Fog City Stomp is a Lindy Hop & solo jazz workshop weekend in San Francisco. It will be held the weekend of November 9–12, 2017. There will be four full levels in the Lindy Hop track and four full levels in the Solo Jazz track as well as awesome .

The Fog City Stomp organizers are generously allowing us to offer one full workshop pass to a Dancers’ Den dancer.

The full pass is worth $200 and includes:
6 hours of Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz classes with internationally acclaimed instructors
10+ hours of social dancing
4 live bands
4 competitions

We’re offering this free pass to someone who has been dancing for less than 2 years or who would be in something similar to a level 2 Lindy class. We’ve chosen this level because we know you’ve been dancing long enough to get a lot out of the classes at Fog City Stomp, but we also know you are still learning the ropes of this amazing dance scene and haven’t experienced many (or any) weekend workshops like this.

If you are interested, we ask that you send us a short essay as to why you should be selected for this pass. Please email your essay to jeanandbromley@gmail.com. Include how long you’ve been dancing Lindy Hop and how you discovered it.

A few questions to consider:
How do you embody the spirit of Lindy Hop?
Have you been to any weekend workshops before? If so, how did they impact your dancing?
Why do you love Lindy Hop?

Please send us your responses by Friday, September 22, 2017 by 11:59pm. We will choose the winner by Friday, September 29, 2017. 

THE DANCERS’ DEN IS BACK with a new monthly dance in Oakland!!!

Thank you for coming out last month to celebrate our 1 year anniversary! Let’s keep the fun going by dancing to Nick Rossi’s Swing Six band on September 8th. We will also have two amazing guest instructors Samantha Nguyen and Calvin Lu teaching our intermediate and beginner swing lessons!! It’s gonna be a great night!

Schedule for the night

7 – 8 pm: Intermediate Swing Lesson
8 – 9 pm: Beginner Swing Lesson
9 – 11:30 pm: Social Dance with LIVE Band

All tickets will be sold at the door. Cash only please.
$15 for Social Dance Only
$20 for 1 Class + Social Dance
$25 to take both Intermediate and Beginner Classes + Social Dance

Please feel free to invite your friends. 🙂

For more info, send us a Facebook message or email us at jeanandbromley@gmail.com.

Future Dancers’ Den dates: Save the dates!!

***Every 2nd Friday in 2017***
-September 8th feat. Nick Rossi Swing Six
-October 13th band TBA
-November 17th band TBA (Note that this is the 3rd Friday in November)
-December 8th band TBA

Location

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St #290, Oakland, California 94607

Parking Info
-Underground in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza: We do not validate for parking. The garage closes at 11:45pm even though their signs say midnight. So if you park there, please make sure to have your car out by 11:45pm. In the Plaza, take the elevator to the 2nd floor. OACC is the first suite on the left.

-Franklin 88 Parking Garage on Franklin Street between 9th and 10th Street across the street from Pacific Renaissance Plaza

-A garage on the corner of Webster and 11th Street
Street parking free after 6pm

From BART
-The closest BART station is 12th Street Station at Broadway in Oakland. Walk south on Broadway to 11th Street and turn left. Continue on 11th Street and turn right on Franklin to enter the Pacific Renaissance Plaza.

Check out our Facebook Event Page

For questions, please email us at info@oaklanddancersden.com.

Private Lessons

We offer private lessons in the Berkeley/East Bay/San Francisco Area! Private lessons are great for all levels of dancers, from newcomers to experienced Lindy Hoppers. Looking to impress your guests at your wedding or big event? Lindy Hop is definitely the dance that will get people up on their feet and clapping their hands. To find out more, please visit our private lessons page or email us at info@jeanandbromley.com.

Past Class Recap Videos 

*YWCA class recaps

*The Dancers’ Den class recaps

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2011 9:20 Performance Class: The House Special

 

2010 9:20 Performance Class: Team Awesome

The Lovely Ladies

The Handsome Men