Jack London Square kicks off Dancing Under the Stars this Friday

Oakland, Calif. – May 30, 2018: Dancing Under the Stars at Jack London Square kicks off Friday. The free dance lesson and party for locals and visitors runs every Friday night through August. All ages are welcome.

“It’s great to see hundreds of people, including families with kids, coming to this big outdoor dance party at the Oakland waterfront,” said Pam Kershaw, Port of Oakland Director of Commercial Real Estate. “This is one of the many popular and free community events at the Square throughout the year.”

There is a dance show at 7:30 p.m. The lesson begins at 8:00 p.m. and transitions to a dance party after 8:30 p.m. The free lessons are taught by professional dance instructors Johnny Lopez and Carla Service.

There is a fresh twist to the lessons this year with a different theme for each Friday night. Besides traditional Latin partner dances like salsa and cumbia, teachers will provide free instruction on how to dance to pop, Polynesian, reggae music and more. The lesson is followed by a mixed-music dance party ending at 10 p.m.

Dancing Under the Stars is a casual, no-pressure, lesson and party. Beginners to advanced dancers are welcome.

There are over 55 free public events at Jack London Square. Go here to see all the activities at the Oakland waterfront.


About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

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