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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 Oct 24 & 31 Hustle Dance Party at DanScene Dance Studio in Costa Mesa. 7 -7:45 Int Hustle Lesson with Cesar, 8 - 11:30 Dance Parety $10 includes lesson and dance

  • Friday Oct 24 Press Box in Westminster, 6:00-6:50 Beg/Int West Coast Swing., 7:00-7:50 Intermediate West Coast Swing with Jerry Dawson, open dance follows with Bob Brewer (lessons and dance are separate costs)

  • Friday Oct 24 Ballroom/Latin Dance with Hae Ran at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, 8pm

  • Friday, Oct 24 Lemondrop Dance Men's Night at OC Singles Dance. 7p-Mid. Wyndham Hotel Ballroom, South Coast Plaza, Admission: Only $10, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom, 3350 Av of the Arts, Costa Mesa 92626, Featuring Non-Stop Dancing & Entertainment, Laura Angelini Live. Mostly singles and freestyle.

  • Friday Oct 24 Edelweiss Premier Ballroom Halloween Party, 7:30pm, light refreshments, show performances, raffle, 20 min group class, open dance, prize for best costume, 677 W. Arrow Hwy, San Dimas, $15

  • Friday Oct 24 Singles Costume Dance Party (couples welcome) 7:30pm. Wear any type of costume (please keep it G-rated). Costumes are optional. Tickets are $10 prepaid or $15 at the door. Prepay for 3 and the 4th one is FREE. Held at Pomona First Baptist Church in an alcohol-free environment. 601 N. Garey Ave, Pomona. In Building B on corner of Garey & Pearl. Free parking. Call 714/622-4977 or pay online at http://www.ChristianSinglesFunEvents.com

  • Saturday Oct 25 Int/Adv Argentine Tango Workshop with Colette Hebert, Assisted by Joe Banks, Atomic Ballroom in Irvine, noon to 4pm

  • Saturday Oct 25 Ray Stanton & Avant Garde Ballroom Presents: A 'Country-Swing' Costume Ball Lessons & Party/ Featuring: Super DJ & Dance Instructer Ray Stanton, Popular Dance Instructer From "The Branding Iron" "InCahoots" & "Stampede" Dance Clubs Dance Lessons: 7pm Beg-Int Country 2-Step; 7:45 Int. West Coast Swing; 8:30-12:30 Dance & Party, West Coast Swing,Country 2-Step, Cha Cha, Waltz, Nightclub 2-Step Mixers Refreshments & Prizes for best Costumes! 10:00 Awards for Best Costumes. Cash & Prizes For : Best Country Costume, Best Original Costume, Most Fun Costume. Costumes are Optional but 'Dress Up' anyway! Dance Lessons & Party $15 Party only 8:30 $12 LOCATION: Avantgarde Ballroom, 4220 Scott Place, Newport Bch, Ca. 92660 (949)442-7600 For More Info Call 714-296-8061

  • Saturday Oct 25 Atomic Ballroom lessons in Irvine, Viennese Waltz Series at 6:15 PM, with Doreen for October, WALTZ Technique Class at 7 PM with DOREEN, 7 PM - Beginning FOXTROT with Kat; 7:45 PM - Intermediate FOXTROT with Michael (upstairs); 7:45 PM - Advanced FOXTROT with Doreen (main ballroom); Ballroom Party from 8:30 PM to midnight. Lessons are $15 each or 10 lessons for $120. If you come for the party only, the cost is $10.USA Dance members with card - $8 ALWAYS GREAT MUSIC! DJ's: Ken and Doreen Please join us at the most exciting Saturday ballroom dance in OC!!  At 8:30, Dancing with the Ghouls Ballroom.

  • Sunday  Oct 26 Fall Fais Do Do-Bringing the Bayou to Long Beach: Cajun Zydeco Dance with Joe Sands Cajun Creole Band. 4-7 PM Golden Sails Hotel, PCH Club, 6285 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803. Basic Zydeco Dance Lesson 4-4:30 PM. Band Plays 4:30-7 PM. Admission: $10 per person at the door. Gumbo Available for $5 a bowl, while it lasts! Full bar, large dance floor, lots of comfortable seating, loads of free parking! No partner, no problem! We rotate! Singles, couples, families welcome! All ages welcome! Information: Karen 562-708-8946, While it's OK to just show up at the door, your RSVP by 10-23 is greatly appreciated, to insure adequate staff at bar. If you can't RSVP, just come! Bring everyone! If you are calling on the day of the event, please call as early in the day as possible, as I will be setting up the room beginning at 2 PM.

  • Sunday Oct 26 Starting Gate in Los Alamitos,  Country dancing FREE, Steelers Game at 1:30 - special menu! Live country music, Hollywood Hillbilly, Dancing at 5:00pm Service industry night at 6:00 Karaoke with Dj Scottie McNaughty at 9:30 pm

  • Sunday Oct 26 special venue tonight OCWCSDC  at the IRVINE HOTEL TONIGHT!!! Tonight we join Halloween Swingthing and hold our dance in conjunction with their event at the event!!!! NO LESSONS!! NO CONTESTS!! Just Open dancing with all your out of town friends attending Halloween Swingthing!! Doors open at 7pm TONIGHT ONLY!! It's going to be another GREAT NIGHT at the OCWCSDC!! Don't Miss It, See You There!!

  • Oct 27 Every 4th Monday Swing Dinner/Dance (Dec dance is Dec 12) The American Legion, Albert E. Schwab Post 555 is located in Midway City, CA (Orange County) on Beach Blvd between the I-405 and CA-22. We have begun a new venture at our Post, with a monthly Dinner/Dance the 4th Monday of every month. The dance features a live 20 piece Swing Band. CLICK HERE to go to their Facebook event page.

  • Tuesday Oct 28 Swingin the Club at the Hacienda in El Segundo (21+)
    - Visit http://swingintheclub.com  or https://www.facebook.com/events/983615714998788/
    - 8:30pm DJ Shaheed Qaasim spins a contemporary mix - NO COVER for the dance!
    - 7:30pm Advanced WCS with Carlus & Josie Reed
    - 7:30pm Beginning WCS with Mindia Robin
    - 6:30pm Intermediate WCS with Carlus Reed
    - 1 drink minimum, although it can be a water

  • FREE Open dancing on Tuesday nights at the Press Box. Come on down to the Press Box to have some fun, get ready for holiday dance parties, practice new steps, review old steps, get some exercise, meet new friends, or just get out of the house. Come early for the lessons Social Dance Class from 7:00-7:50 taught by Jerry Dawson and Ellen Fujii. Come with a group of friends and learn together the basics of East Coast Swing, Night Club 2-Step, Cowboy 2-Step and Rock & Roll Swing.  . Continuing: 6:00-6:50 Beginning West Coast Swing taught by Jan and Ray Moose.   Lessons are $10 each

  • Wednesday Oct 28  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

  • Halloween Swingthing.   Oct 23 - 26th  Hotel Irvine on Jamboree in Irvine. They have workshops all day so you can learn from their great teaching staff from across the country. There is a lot of open dancing so you can dance with new people from all over the world.  Plenty of contests and you can see the pros dance.

  • Thursday Oct 30 Phil & Mindia at the Hacienda for their HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY. They are your DJs & Hosts. Yes, there will be candy.
    - 6:30 pm West Coast Swing: Beginner 1, w/ Mindia FREE
    - 6:30 pm West Coast Swing: Intermediate, w/ Phil $10
    - 7:30 pm West Coast Swing: Beginner 2, w/ Mindia $10
    - 7:30 pm West Coast Swing: Advanced, w/ Phil $10
    - 8:30 pm Open Dancing w/ DJs Phil & Mindia FREE

  • Saturday, Nov 8  To all friends of Jimmy Bontemple, please join us for a memorial dance for Jimmy at the Starting Gate in Los Alamitos. Time: 1 to 4:30pm, dancing to Jimmy’s favorites.  Don and Bill Parker will be playing Jimmy’s own special music. On behalf of Linda Bontemple and Gilda stone, for further info on this special memorial, contact: Don 760-641-1099 cell, Shirley 760-641-1074 cell.  Come to share your own special story about Jimmy and dance to his favorite music   donsdancindaze@verizon.net



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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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