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Jack London Square summer dance series expands to “Live on the Square”

Friday nights combine free dance lessons with live DJ's, food trucks

Press Releases, Commercial Real Estate, Community
June 5th, 2019

Oakland, Calif. – June 5, 2019: Jack London Square’s popular Dancing Under the Stars summer series expands to Live on the Square, Friday nights, beginning June 7. This year, the inclusion of live DJ's, food trucks, a virtual reality photo booth, beer garden and local vendors have expanded the 10-year dance event to festival status. Live on the Square is every Friday night from 6 to 11 p.m. through Sept. 27. All ages are welcome.

The free festival features a 30-minute dance lesson taught by professional instructor Carla Service. The lesson is followed by an outdoor dance party. Each dance lesson has a theme: salsa, Caribbean, swing, or hip-hop.

“Jack London Square is a beautiful location at the Oakland waterfront where our whole community can come together, learn some dance moves and have fun while meeting new people,” said instructor Carla Service, founder of Dance-A-Vision Entertainment.

During the summer, other elements will be added to the festival, including DJ Battles, signature drinks for adults and kids, and vendors representing specialty items like wearable tech, eco-friendly products or beauty and fashion.

Jack London Square, in partnership with the Waterfront Hotel will give away two complimentary one-night stays at the hotel each month from June through September. Guests can enter at the Jack London Square information booth during the event or on Facebook. For ongoing event updates and artist lineup announcements, visit www.facebook.com/pg/jacklondonsquare/events/.

There are more than 55 free public events throughout the year at Jack London Square, which is kid and pet friendly.

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, Amtrak, biking, walking and driving. For detailed directions to the Oakland waterfront, please go here.

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 84,000 jobs in the region. 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:

Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
msandifur@portoakland.com

Mike Zampa
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
mzampa@portoakland.com