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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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  • special Thursday Aug 21 - Swingin the Blues 6 Year Anniversary Party at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine (All Ages Welcome)
    - Check out the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/527767340682736/  or visit http://swingintheblues.com
    - Cover for dance if you also took a class: $5 (class prices are the same as normal - see lower section)
    - Cover for just the dance: $12 or $10 w/OCWCSDC card, OCWCSDC card, or Student ID
    - Waffle-icious Food Truck
    - 7:00pm Ladies WCS Styling with Malia San Nicolas
    - 7:00pm Beg WCS w/ Ben Morris "The Basic Whips".
    - 7:45pm Int WCS w / Ben Morris "Whip Variations & Social Patterns"
    - 7:45pm Benji Schwimmer guest teaches a special 1 Hour Advanced WCS workshop (Main ballroom)
    - 9:00pm West Coast Swing Dance to LIVE music with with the amazing Kurt Hunter and DJed music by Helen Tocco!!! PLUS special opening LIVE music set by guests Mike Anderson and Samantha Burnes
    - 12:00amish Late night music with DJ Larisa Tingle until she has to leave for the airport and then...
    - 3:00amish - Demetre Souliotes takes over and goes for the record for latest night at Swingin the Blues!!!

  • Friday Aug 22 Press Box in Westminster, 6:00-6:50 Salsa, 7:00-7:50 Intermediate West Coast Swing with Jerry Dawson, open dance follows with Bob Brewer (lessons and dance are separate costs)

  • Friday Aug 22 Ballroom and Latin Dance with Hae Ran at Avant Garde 8pm rumba lesson, open dance 9pm

  • Saturday Aug 23 All Levels Social Swing Dancing Workshop Swingout Crash Course & The Art Of Social Dancing at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine noon - 4pm

  • Saturday Aug 23 West Coast Swing Workshop with Miguel de Sousa, Accelerations and Hold: changes on speed and rhythm  3-5pm plus a practice sesion after.  DanScene in Costa Mesa, $20 in advance/$24 at door

  • Saturday Aug 23  Carrie Lucas at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, "Swango" Dance Lesson with Popular Dance Instructor Ed VanOrnum from 7-8 pm, open dancing to the "can't sit down because the next song is always good" music of Super DJ Mark Lester 8-12.

  • Saturday Diamond Swing's Summer of Oldies & Hawaiian Night! $10 Wear something Hawaiian and get $2 off your admission. 7:30-8:30pm Free (with your $10 admission) Intermediate WCS Workshop P.J. Fritzler, 7:30-8:30pm – Free (with admission) Beginning WCS workshop in the downstairs ballroom with Bram Morris. 8:30 pm-Midnight – Open Dancing with your DJ Helen Tocco. Helen will be playing WCS tunes from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, including soul music that we all love dancing to. People's Yoga Health & Dance Studio, 365 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 * (310) 547-2348 Free parking after 6pm, in lots on either end of the short block (Studio is in the middle of the block)

  • Saturday Aug 23 Clay's Stage hustle dance in Costa Mesa

  • Saturday Aug 23  HUGE Queen Mary  "Lock & Key at Sea" and Speedy Sweeties Dinner Dance. HUNDREDS ATTEND. (Men change tables multiple times and non-rotational tables available for couples.) We have the entire tail end of the ship for this party with DJ Larry playing a variety of music in the beautiful Britannia Salon. Dancing also available "Under the Stars" on our private Dance Deck with live band featuring Yvette Cooke (former lead singer of Rolls Royce "Car Wash"). Afternoon seminar "Social Networking Dating Tips" with Dating Coach Sophia Kasimoff. If you want to spend the night on the Queen Mary, order your hotel room through us.  TICKETS: Lock & Key, "Speedy Sweeties" Dinner & Dance (6pm-1am) $56 postmarked by 7/1; $68 after 7/1 or $75 at the door Dance Only (8pm-1am): $30 by 7/1; $35 after 7/1; or $40 at the door Seminar (1-4pm): Add $10 to the price above Hotel rooms: $129 & up. Tickets are non-refundable. Artists subject to change without notice. Call 714/622-4977

  • Saturday Aug 23 Lemondrop  Meadowlark Golf & Country Club Huntington Beach, 16782 Graham Street, Huntington Beach 92649, (corner of Warner/Graham). 7:30 - 11:30pm  DJ Tony for non stop music, free parking,  Mostly singles and freestyle.

  • Sunday Aug 24  Starting Gate in Los Alamitos,  Country dancing FREE, Southern Caliber at 2pm.  open dance until 6pm

  • Sunday Aug 24 OCWCSDC  The Clubhouse in Placentia NEW FREE 5pm class for Beginner WCS with Michele Adams, Intermediate  WCS lesson at 6:15.monthly progressive J&J for Novice and Advanced

  • Monday Aug 25 new West Coast swing night with Michele Adams at the Press Box in Westminster on 2nd and 4th Monday 6:45 WCS lesson, 7:30 salsa (for all levels) lesson, open dance follows.  $9 for one class or $11 for both,   open dance included with lesson, $5 without.

  • Tuesday -- Zydeco at the Golden Sails in Long Beach with Karen Redding on Tuesday nights. Lesson is at 7 PM. Cost: $49 for four weeks, or $15 per lesson. She sticks around for a while afterwards for the students to practice. If anyone wants to join us just to dance, it's $5 per person.

  • 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 guest DJ Mark Lester


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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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