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Jean Ma 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 jeanandbromley@gmail.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.


The Dancers’ Den is closed

Unfortunately, we will be closing the doors to The Dancers’ Den. The Den will be closed on March 25th, 2014 until further notice.


YWCA Level II Lindy Hop Classes Mar-May

Jean and Bromley will be teaching a 6 week Level II Lindy Hop series at the YWCA in Berkeley, CA every Monday night starting Mar 31st. If you need help solidifying your basics, you should definitely check out this Monday night series. No partner necessary and drop-ins are welcome every week.

@YWCA Berkeley
2600 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Series I: Beginner I Lindy Hop: March 31-May 5th

6:30 – 7:30pm

Sign up at Berkeley YWCA

Wednesday Night Hop-Level 3 & Airsteps in May

Jean and Bromley will be heading down to Mountain View to teach the Level 3 class and a Beginner Airsteps series.

@ Wednesday Night Hop-Cheryl Burke Dance Center
1400 N Shoreline Blvd #A
Mountain View, CA 94043

Wednesdays: May 7 – May 28

7:15 – 8:15 pm – Level 3 Musicality and Rhythm
8:15 – 9:15 pm – Beginner Air Steps

Their website may not be updated with the class info. But check back in a month for more info: www.wednesdaynighthop.com

9:20 Special’s Performance Class & Lindy 3 June-July

Jean and Bromley so honored to be asked to choreograph and teach another performance class for the 9:20 Special Open House. The class will be 2 months long. This routine will be performed at the 9:20 Special Open House which is on July 31st. In this series they will teach a super fun routine filled with moves that are also lead-able on the social dance floor. This is a great opportunity to learn some new moves and choreography and have the chance to perform it. If you don’t feel 100% comfortable performing, you are still more than welcome to take theclass. You are NOT obligated to perform if you do not wish. They will for sure have you performance ready though, so hopefully everyone will get to experience the rush of performing for an audience. If you have any questions, please feel free to email them at jeanandbromley@gmail.com. They will also be teaching the Lindy 3 level class as well.

You can see videos of some past performance class routines on our youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/jeanandbromley

@ The 9:20 Special
The Russian Center
2460 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94115

When: Every Thursday from June 5th-July 24th (Open house will be on July 31st)
Time:  7:20-8:20pm- Lindy 4: Open House Performance Routine (Open House is on July 31st)
8:20-9:20pm- Lindy 3: June & July Topics: TBD

More info to come. Stay tuned! http://920special.com

Upcoming 2014 Weekend Workshops

Jean and Bromley will be traveling up to Mendocino County again twice this year. More info to come.

  • J&B Fort Bragg Weekend Workshop
@ Fort Bragg, CA
When April 25 – 27, 2014
Email jeanandbromley@gmail.com for more info.
  • Camp Swing
We always love being part of the Camp Swing staff. If you have never been, you should definitely check it out. It’s a weekend in the beautiful Mendocino redwoods filled with great classes, gourmet food, fun performances, live bands, super fun games, and wonderful bonding time with fellow dancers over bottomless glasses. It may seem too early to think about attending, but discounted tickets won’t last much longer. So make sure you sign up sooner than later!! Register now, and tell them you heard about the weekend from Jean and Bromley at the Den! (There are also volunteer positions available.)
@ The Mendocino Redwoods
When: October 10-12, 2014
To register or get more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-swing-2014-tickets-9480507453 or www.campswing.com 

Class Recap Videos now available!!

We now have class recaps for our Berkeley classes which can be found below:
*YWCA class recaps
*The Dancers’ Den class recaps

2011 9:20 Performance Class: The House Special
920 perf class


2010 9:20 Performance Class: Team Awesome

The Lovely Ladies

The Handsome Men


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Private Lessons

We offer private lessons in the Berkeley/East Bay/San Francisco Area! To find out more, please visit our private lessons page or email us at jeanandbromley@gmail.com.