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Want to know what is going on in the dance world around Orange County and Los Angeles County?   You have come to the right place.  Find out where to dance and/or take lessons every night of the week.  Join our mailing list.  See an example of our weekly newsletter for This Week in Dance

Want to learn to dance?  West Coast Swing, Country 2 Step, Nightclub 2 Step, Hustle, Cha Cha, Salsa, Tango, Rumba, Samba, Lindy, Waltz, and other Ballroom dances.  We have the best instructors in the country right here in Southern California.  With names like Phil Adams, Michele Adams, Carrie Lucas, Martin Parker, Skippy Blair, Tom HyattPatty StraightLisa Narita, Eric Myers, Jerry Dawson, Sonny Watson, Mike Miller, Bernard and Sonyo you will be sure to get the best instruction for every level of dance whether you have never danced before or if you are advanced. 

 

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  • Friday Apr 11  Press Box in Westminster,  Jerry Dawson 6:00-6:50 east coast swing 7:00-7:50 Intermediate West Coast Swing    8pm open dance for west coast swing and more with DJ Bob Brewer.  Lessons and dance are separate costs

  • Friday Apr 11 USA Dance-OC Ballroom Dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, 8pm chacha lesson with Ed, open dance 9pm

  • Friday Apr 11 South Coast Dancesport's monthly Friday practice party. The all-levels, all-styles dance party kicks off at 7:00PM with a Rumba group class and open dancing until 10PM. April's practice party is a guest party. This means guests are free, invite your friends! See you there! Wine and refreshments included. Cover charge $10, Laguna Hills

  • Saturday Apr 12  Hitting the Breaks, 2 hour Workshop Musicality and Rhythm Class For West Coast Swing  with Michele Adams.  . Learn about Music for West Coast Swing! Types of Music, Breaks, Simple patterns to dance to the breaks. How to keep time and rhythm better! Learn what the Pro’s are doing and Competing with. Learn about Blues vs. R & b/Pop, classic vs. Contemporary West coast Swing.  This workshop is for all levels of dancers. So YOU are welcome to attend this specialty workshop! 11-1pm  . $20 pp. The Clubhouse Dance Studio, 733 Dunn way, Placentia
    (562) 824-8393

  • Saturday Apr 12 Advanced Argentine Tango Workshop with Luciano & Alejandra, Atomic Ballroom in Irvine. noon - 4pm

  • Saturday Apr 12 2nd Saturday WCS Swing afternoon at the Press Box in Westminster. $12 Includes 2 dance classes & dance, Dance only $5
    -3-4pm  Laura & Gary Thompson West coast swing moves , styling and footwork,  
    -4-5pm Carrie Lucas new addition to 2nd Saturday, "Swango" is a fusion dance of west coast swing and argentine tango. Very smooth and elegant and dances as a "swing" dance enhanced by tango. It’s fun to do and will add some exciting new footwork to your swing. Class #1  "working off the whip" and back again. You must be an experienced west coast swing dancer. Tango experience is not mandatory but is an advantage.
    - OPEN DANCING  5:00PM - - - 8:00PM

  • Saturday April 12 Salsa and Argentine Tango Bootcamps! Bravo Dance Studio! L.A.Style Salsa Workshop, 3:30-5:45pm, $29 (spins, dips, styling). Argentine Tango Bootcamp, Saturday, April 5, 3:30-5:45pm, $29, (sensual leg movements, close embraces and styling). Ongoing Argentine Tango, salsa, and zumba classes. 7444 E. Chapman (behind Cyrano's Caffe), Orange, Ca, 714-289-2248. Schedule can be found on Facebook- TangoBravo USA or www.yogainthehills.com.

  • Saturday Apr 12 14th anniversary WCS dance, Lisa Narita  is your hostess & Eric Myers is our DJ for the evening. Party starts at 8:00 p.m. Cover is $12.00. Great music, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages and FUN! DANCE... Let Your Spirit Play...dance for your soul, mind and body, Avant Garde in Newport Beach

  • Saturday Apr 12  Phil Adams and Mindia Robin, Hacienda by LAX, Intermediate Country 2 step workshop 3 - 5pm, Int NC2 5 - 7pm, Int WCS  7 - 8, Dance Party at 8pm (party is free)  Take all 3 of Phil's workshops for $20,  Mindia Robin teaches beginning west coast swing from 6 - 8, $15, no experience needed

  • Saturday Apr 12 Salsa and Bachata Night at DanceSport California in Signal Hill 8:30PM-2AM. Make your way to the dance floor!Salsa/bachata lesson at 8:30PM and keep moving all night to the best salsa, bachata, cumbia, merengue music and more!
    RSVP: $5 All Night, At the Door: $10 All Night RSVP at dance@dancesportca.com

  • Saturday Apr 12 Lemondrop  Garden Grove Elks Ballroom, One of Largest Dance Floors in OC, 11551 Trask Av. Garden Grove. 92843, This Party at the Elks is Open to the Public, just a reminder to new members. Featuring Non-Stop Dancing with  DJ John, Admission $10 Lots of Free Parking. Dancing & Music Start at 7 pm With 70's 80's, 90's Music. Dinners and Pizza are available in the Lodge Restaurant from 6pm til 9pm.    Mostly singles and freestyle.

  • Sunday Apr 13 Zydeco - at the Golden Sails’ PCH Club in Long Beach: Presenting - Theo and Zydeco Patrol 4-8pm

  • Sunday Apr 13 OCWCSDC  The Clubhouse in Placentia NEW FREE 5pm class for Beginner WCS with Michele Adams, Intermediate  WCS lesson at 6:15. DJ Jumpin Jack, monthly progressive Jack & Jill for intermediate and masters     Apr 20 open Jack & Jill, Apr 27 monthly progressive for novice and advanced

  • Apr 15 Tuesday - Swingin the Club at the Hacienda in El Segundo (21+)
    - NOW TWICE A MONTH
    - Visit http://swingintheclub.com  or https://www.facebook.com/events/613727528706590/
    - 8:30pm DJ Helen Tocco spins a contemporary mix - NO COVER for the dance!
    - 7:30pm Advanced WCS with Champion Dancer Ben Morris ($10 per person)
    - 7:30pm Beginning WCS with Mindia Robin
    - 6:30pm Intermediate WCS with Mindia Robin
    - 1 drink minimum, although it can be a water
    - 1st Tuesdays of the month with Demetre Souliotes (teaching and DJing, 3rd Tuesdays with Ben Morris & DJ Helen Tocco

  • Wednesdays Michele Adams Golden Sails in Long Beach  
    7pm - Int. WCS with Michele
    7:45 - Int. Hustle with Michele
    8:30 rotating classes
    9:15pm - open dancing with DJ Mark Lester

  • Thursday April 17 - Swingin the Blues College Night/ Leify Green Kickstarter Kickoff!!! at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine (All Ages Welcome)
    - https://www.facebook.com/events/833025686712599/  or http://socalswingdance.com
    - Spillover dancing in the brand new space next door, studio B so it won't be too crowded!!!
    - On April 17th, Leify Green will launch a 30 day Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for his new album. To give him and this campaign a real kick start of our own, we are hosting the launch party right here at Atomic Ballroom during the spring college night!
    - 7:00pm Beginning WCS with Champion dancers Ben Morris & Malia San Nicolas: "Using Compression"
    - 7:45pm Int/Adv Demetre Souliotes and Leify Green bring you their traveling "Musicality LIVE" workshop with Malia San Nicolas joining them…learn about music and how to dance to changes in music all to LIVE music during class.
    - 9:00pm Dance to LIVE music with Leify Green…he's even gonna give a sneak preview of some of the songs on his new albums; DJ Larisa Tingle plays your Blues Soul & Contemporary Hits during the breaks.

 

 

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You can find the best places to dance like the Press Box, Hacienda, Avant Garde, Memories, Atomic Ballroom,  Golden Sails (PCH Club), DanceSport California,  Country Cowboy,  In Cahoots,  the Bea Hive

 


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