On the Dance Floor with Cynthia Glinka

cynthia glinka dance instructor bay areaCynthia Glinka - Partner Dance Specialist - Social Style

 Dance Coach, Instructor and Choreographer,
Cynthia is a master at inspiring and guiding all ages to the joys of Social Partner Dancing.

Cynthia always brings her enthusiasm and magic to the dance floor !

Glinka has served as a Choreographer for Hollywood films, theatrical productions, documentaries,
and has appeared on both local and national television.

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Dance with Glinka featured on Facebook's 1st Ad Campaign

"Mastering something new is easier with the help of friends."

Thrilled to be featured on Facebook's first ad campaign.  It takes two to Tango. We know it's not a Tango, but regular folks like you having some fun, dancing two-by-two.

Dancer Cynthia Glinka, longtime performer as well as teacher, was one of the first 5 online ads promoting Facebook.

Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, April 16, 2014

Valentine’s Day Sock Hop at the Presidio Officers' Club - San Francisco

We hopped back to the '50s for Valentine’s Day at the Presidio!

Tutorials from Master Dance Coach and Hostess Cynthia Glinka. Live music from The Ely Brothers & The Doubletake Band. The San Francisco Jitterbugs performed.

We shaked, rattled, and rolled . . . What a night !!

February 14, 2015



Grand Opening of Moraga Hall at The Presidio Officers' Club - San Francisco

500 + dancers kicked up their heels as we welcomed Moraga Hall back in style!

Featuring Master Dance Coach/Hostess Cynthia Glinka, your inspirational guide - on the dance floor.

Live music from The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra and featuring vocalist Carla Normand. The San Francisco Jitterbugs performed.

A night to remember!

October 11, 2014


Dance with Glinka Kicks off Friday Nights at the deYoung Museum

Dance coach and choreographer, Cynthia Glinka, hosted the deYoung Museum's opening of its 10th season of Friday Nights at the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.  An after-hours art "happening" that included swing style instruction, live music and dance. Dance with Glinka led a sea of students learning tips and tricks - swing style - on the dance floor. Attendance broke records with 2500 guests. Thrilling!




Manners in Motion® Featured on KRON 4 Television

Favorite anchor and journalist Ms. Vicki Liviakis features Manners in Motion®
on San Francisco's KRON 4 feature segment

For six weeks, give your child a fun, weekly break from texting and Instagram.
Enroll in Manners in Motion®, a modern-day equivalent of the Cotillion.

It’s an age-appropriate way to teach your child the fundamentals of social dancing, dining etiquette, and social interaction.

Social partner dancing and good manners never go out of style!



Cynthia Glinka and Fanfare Wedding Pros at The Kohl Mansion

Dance with Glinka special appearance at The Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA.  

Plan Your Dream Wedding in One Elegant Evening with Fanfare, an Association of Event Professionals.

Thanks to Big Fun DJ for spinning the tunes.




Google+ Holiday Party - Around the World with Dance

Fabulous dance cast entertaining Google+ at the San Francisco Design Center Holiday Party celebrating around the world and dance.

Produced by Cynthia Glinka
Directed and casted by Suzie Hardt
Photos courtesy of Juan Carlos~Eye of Passion
Video courtesy of  Irina Tsekhmistrouk

Stars of the Show - Suzie & Todd; Ballet Folklorico; Timea & Zsolt; Viktoriya & Jacques; Hannah & Tom; Hai Yan's Troupe; Shaira's Troupe; Christy & Eugene. 

Book Around the World for your next event !

Cynthia Glinka Interviewed by Jan Wahl KRON 4 Television

Cynthia Glinka interviewed by Jan Wahl, KRON 4 Entertainment Reporter, about her current offerings including:

Manners in Motion® -- Introduce Your Child To The Original Social Networking
Taste & Twirl
Your First Dance - Weddings

It's all about dancing and her passion to get more folks enjoying a social partner experience while having fun.

Edited by Gatlin Photography


Cynthia Glinka's Sizzle Reel

Cynthia Glinka ~ On The Dance Floor ~ Retrospect of Cynthia's accomplishments as choreographer, dance coach and performer.

Edited by Gatlin Photography





Cynthia Glinka featured on PBS' Big Band Magic Documentary

"Big Band Magic" is a documentary about Social Dancing, with excerpts featuring Bay Area Dance Halls of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, and Cynthia's commentary on the importance of couples' dancing.

This special celebrates a historic era, with never-before-seen archive films and photos, and classic music and dance sequences that recall the spirit of the age.

The program tells a story that has remained untold for far too long. Narrated by KQED personality Greg Sherwood, the program revives the memories of an entire generation and treats younger viewers to a glimpse of a fabled period in Bay Area history as a new generation of dance enthusiasts keep the music and dancing alive. PBS KQED Channel 9

Cynthia Glinka on ABC's "View From The Bay" with Reporter Nick Smith

Segment on ABC's "View From The Bay" featuring KGO-TV reporter Nick Smith mastering social dance moves in just ONE session featuring Cynthia Glinka and her "tips and tricks."

A great peek into Glinka's guidance on the dance floor.




Cynthia Glinka on ABC's "View From The Bay" with Reporters Spencer Christian and Janelle Wang

Boost your confidence on the dance floor with Cynthia Glinka- live!
Cynthia Glinka makes an "live" encore appearance demonstrating how to boost confidence on the dance floor and coaches
"View From The Bay" hosts Spencer Christian and Janelle Wang on basic do's and don'ts.




New Year's Eve Live on KRON 4 with hosts Cynthia Glinka, Catherine Heenan and Gary Radnich

New Year's Eve 'Live' at the Garden Court in the Palace Hotel, San Francisco.

Cynthia choreographed and produced the highlighted dance segments for this one-hour 'live' broadcast featuring:

Sports Anchor Vern Glenn with pro partner Silke Heleine
Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl with her pro partner Johnny Lee

Anchors Gary Radnich, Catherine Heenan and Cynthia Glinka commented on this hour-long broadcast viewed by millions in the Bay Area.

Glinka performed a spotlight dance with Zalman Sher.  2007-2008

Dance "Fever" Sweeps 700+ Students at the Mill Valley Middle School

Mill Valley, CA
Dance fever swept Mill Valley Middle School as 6th, 7th and 8th graders completed a unique 5-week dance course taught by celebrated dance coach and choreographer Cynthia Glinka.

Glinka taught 700+ students the Swing, Fox Trot and Rumba.  The program culminated with the entire school performing a DISCO line dance on the outdoor court, followed by a lunch-hour dance in the gym with music provided by the Mill Valley Middle School Jazz Band.

Bravo - Mill Valley Middle School Students !! We're so proud of you as we were all in step - disco style.

Filmed and edited by Gatlin Photography - June 15, 2009

Dance "Fever"

Without commentary.

Fun to watch!






Pop, Shake, and Shout Mob Dance at the Mill Valley Middle School

Mill Valley, CA
700+ Mill Valley Middle School students participated in a spirited mob dance tribute to Michael Jackson.  The mass performance took place outside on the blacktop at Mill Valley Middle School.

Led by choreographer Cynthia Glinka, the kids showcased the dance moves they learned in just 4, one-hour sessions under Glinka's expert tutelage.

In addition to the dance routine on the outdoor court, the students spun, stepped, and whirled in a lunch-hour dance in the gym, exhibiting partner social dances which the students learned from Glinka. Live music was provided by the Mill Valley Middle School Jazz Band.

Filmed and edited by Gatlin Photography - February 10, 2010

Pop, Shake, and Shout

Without commentary.

Fun to watch!






RejuveDance® promotes youthful vigor of the body, mind and spirit - in an intimate embrace

A video introduction of RejuveDance®, an organization that promotes, maintains and restores youthful vigor of the body, mind and spirit through musically inspired rhythmic motion in an intimate embrace.

Rejoice ... Renew ... RejuveDance!


Filmed and edited by Gatlin Photography


Manners in Motion® Featured on CBS KPIX TV "Evening Magazine"

Introduce Your Child To The Original Social Networkng (a new spin on Cotillion).

Cynthia Glinka's Manners in Motion® program guides 6th & 7th Graders during a 6 week program focusing on social skills and partner dancing.

Students learn dances including the Swing, Fox Trot, Rumba and Waltz, dining out etiquette and concludes with the Red Carpet Gala featuring live music as students take to the dance floor showcasing their new life changing skills.

Dance coach and choreographer Cynthia Glinka has inspired thousands of Middle Schoolers in the Bay Area. Cynthia was the lead instructor for 10 years at Belvedere Tiburon's Rec Department's Cotillion.

Now, with Manners in Motion®, she brings a whole new level of fun, glamour, and excitement to classic Cotillion instruction.

Good manners never go out of style !

Cotillion Re^Defined ~ a short film on the history of Cotillion

"Cotillion Re^Defined"

Cynthia Glinka was asked by Mill Valley's Mt. Tam high school students Maddy Ball, Kai Brewer, Dekoa Field and Tara Salisbury to address the current trends.

Conclusion - cotillion is a thing of the past.

And into the future with Glinka's Manners in Motion®, a new spin on Cotillion.


Dancing with the Wedding Planners BAWN's Masque Gala

Choreographed by Cynthia Glinka






Behind the scenes at Bently Reserve for IZZY Magazine

A behind the scenes look at the IZZY photo shoot held at Bently Reserve, San Francisco.

Video features Cynthia Glinka coaching and choreographing models for a 2010 bridal photo shoot, which appeared in the Premiere Issue of IZZY, a magazine for the bride that is looking for something just a bit different.

Courtesy of Melissa Ann Bagley



Swing the Movie - Motion Picture - Choreographed by Cynthia Glinka

Featurette DVD bonus track ~ Swing the Movie

Extensive documentary footage of behind-the-scenes sequences, coaching principal actors Jacqueline Bisset and Barry Bostwick.  Includes pivotal scenes featuring over 100 talented Bay Area dancers and insightful commentary by choreographer Cynthia Glinka.

Plus, rare footage of "Swing" dance extras in an impromptu jam session at Broadway Studios in San Francisco, edited with the last soundtrack recording of the late Nell Carter performing "Night Angel."

Filmed on location in San Francisco. 30 minute run time. Courtesy of Mary Keil

Cynthia Glinka's interview with KTVU TV anchorman Bob McKenzie on the set of "Swing the Movie"

KTVU TV's Bob MacKenzie interviews choreographer Cynthia Glinka on the set of "Swing the Movie" filmed at San Francisco's Regency Center.





Cynthia Glinka interviewed live on "Notes From Hollywood" Palm Springs TV

Gloria Greer interviews Cynthia Glinka live on "Notes on Hollywood" broadcast in Palm Springs discussing SWING the Movie.






Glinka & Griffing Waltz Product Promo for Hewlett Packard

Glinka & Griffing waltz in these excerpts from a promotional industrial film for Hewlett Packard's new product launch.
Mortarotti-Ramirez Productions





Glinka & Griffing Encore Performances

Dancing with the Divine with Glinka & Griffing and Rev. Bill at Unity in Marin







Glinka & Griffing Featured at The Mark Hopkins Hotel Tea Dance, San Francisco







Glinka & Griffing Charleston @ Jake Finnegan's Rendezvous Club, San Francisco







Promotional Reel @ Jake Finnegan's Rendezvous Club, San Francisco

Choreographed by Cynthia Glinka






Pontiac's nationwide advertising campaign w Glinka the Human Finish Flag

Featuring Glinka as the Human Finish Flag.

"Tap Dance Daze" ~ Rosie Radiator & The Pushrods ~ circa 1981

Rare vintage footage of the legendary Rosie Radiator & The Pushrods in various street, stage, and tv performances.

Cynthia Glinka (Pushrod) launched her dance career on the West Coast tapping through the streets of San Francisco along with Holly Howard (Pushrod) with the legendary Rosie Radiator & The Pushrods. Vintage footage highlighting the troupe's local and national notoriety.

Rosie Radiator aka Bess Bair
Holly Howard
Cynthia Glinka

Edited by Gatlin Photography ~ Circa 1981