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Dancing Under the Stars returns to Jack London Square

Family friendly Friday night dances draw hundreds to the Oakland waterfront

Press Releases, Commercial Real Estate
June 22nd, 2016

Note: Please see short Dancing Under the Stars video here.

Oakland, Calif. – June 22, 2016: It’s back! The free, Friday night dance lesson and party at the Port of Oakland’s Jack London Square is happening again this summer. Every Friday evening the Square transforms into a huge, outdoor dance party.

“This is one of the many popular free events that we offer during the summer evenings at the Oakland waterfront,” said Pam Kershaw, Port of Oakland Director of Commercial Real Estate. “It’s great to see so many people of all ages dancing, being active and enjoying this beautiful location overlooking the harbor.”

The dance lesson begins at 8:30 in the evening, followed by a dance party from 9 to 10 p.m. The free, half-hour lessons are taught by professional dance instructors. There is a different theme for each Friday night including cha cha, rumba, salsa, swing or line dancing. The lesson is followed by a mixed-music dance party.

Hundreds of people come out for the weekly event at the foot of Broadway. Line dancing will be taught this Friday, June 24. Beginners to advanced dancers are all welcome.

Dancing Under the Stars (DUTS) is one of 55 free public events throughout the year at Jack London Square. The final Friday night of DUTS this summer is August 26. Please go to www.jacklondonsquare.com to see all the activities offered.

Please see Dancing Under the Stars video here.

About the Port of Oakland:
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. 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.

Media Contacts:
Robert Bernardo,
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401
rbernardo@portoakland.comMarilyn Sandifur,
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
msandifur@portoakland.com