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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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  • Thursday Nights   new  Men's & Ladies Style & Syncopations (Fancy Footwork) for West Coast Swing (Intermediate-Adv) from 7 - 8pm. with Carrie Lucas at Avant Garde Ballroom in Newport Beach

  • Thursday November 20 - Project Swingin the Blues Part 1: College Night, at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine
    - https://www.facebook.com/events/1573239809572715/
    - We're doing an exchange between the SD dancers and the OC/LA dancers where we get everyone to come up on Thursday and then head down on Saturday!!!!
    - Special College Student Discount - $6 for dance, or only $8 for classes AND dance.
    - Performances, Waffle-icious food truck, more fun stuff to come!!!
    - 7:00pm Ladies WCS Styling
    - 7:00pm Beg WCS w/ Ben Morris "Starting The Dance"
    - 7:45pm Int/Adv Workshop with Parker Dearborn & Melissa Rutz
    - 9:00pm West Coast Swing Dance to Blues Soul & Contemporary Hits with DJ Larisa Tingle PLUS…other stuff I haven’t finalized yet haha

  • Every Thursday 5:30 to 8:30pm @ Khoury's in Long Beach. WCS dance to great Live Music. $5 at the door. Also available a $5 dinner and cash bar with a great view of the Bay. Facebook: Live Music at Khourys. Call or text Linda Hiles 562.818.7547

  • Friday Nov 21 Press Box in Westminster, 6-6:50pm Nightclub 2 step lesson.   7 - 7:50, Intermediate West Coast Swing Lesson,  $30/mo for one class, $40 for both. . Open dance follows with Bob Brewer $5/members, $7/non-members (lessons and dance are separate costs)

  • Friday Nov 21  Doreen's Ballroom Dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, waltz lesson at 8pm, open dance at 9pm,

  • Saturday November 22 - Int/Adv WCS Workshop with Ben Morris at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine
    - http://atomicballroom.com  or https://www.facebook.com/events/1508126282772020/
    - 12:00 PM Registration / Check-in
    - 12:15 PM 4 Dimensional Swing: Learn to think of your dance in 4 dimensions to add some easy variation!
    - 1:00 PM Set Ups and Stylings: Some cool ways for the leader to offer the follower the opportunity to style.
    - 1:45 PM Lunch / Pizza Party
    - 2:30 PM Fancy Feet: Some fun and useful footwork variation to dress up simple patterns.
    - 3:15 PM Moves You Can Use!: We hope your brain isn't too overwhelmed from the rest of the day. Let's wrap it up with some moves that are just plain fun.

  • Saturday Nov 22 Carrie Lucas 4th Saturday WCS Dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach. Int. Level "West Coast Swing" Class w/ Carrie Lucas 7-8. Dance Party with Super DJ MARK LESTER 8-12. Enjoy Mark's Fabulous Mix: West Coast swing, Nightclub 2-Step, Hustle, Country 2-Step. Swango and more!

  • Saturday Nov. 22 - Djdk's DIAMOND SWING, 4th Saturday West Coast Swing Dance Party In The South Bay ... NOW AT THEIR NEW LOCATION IN TORRANCE! 7:30-8:30pm, free (with your $10 admission) - Intermediate WCS Workshop with Samantha Buckwalter. 8:30 pm-Midnight - Open Dancing with DJ Helen Tocco. US OPEN SHOWCASE & Classic ProAm performances! IM DANCE HAPPY STUDIOS, 20417 Earl Street, 2nd fl., Torrance 90503. Behind the West End Racquet Club. Free Parking. Hosts: Rhonda Diamond & Isaiah Meders.

  • Saturday Nov 22 Lemondop Dance   "OC After Dark" Singles Dance Party 7p-Mid., Wyndham Hotel Ballroom. South Coast Plaza, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom, 3350 Av of the Arts, Costa Mesa 92626. Free Salsa Dance Lesson 7p to 8p with Trevor Featuring Non-Stop Dancing & Entertainment Dancing till Midnight, DJ John, With 80's 90's & Top 40 for Non-Stop Dancing. "Music for everyone!" The best of so many genres (Rock, Disco, Waltz, Latin, Rumba, Tango, Oldies (like Elvis and The Twist), Line Dances, West Coast Swing, 70s, 80s, 90s, Today. Admission: Only $10. Mostly singles and freestyle dancing.

  • Sunday Nov 23 Workshop for Two Step and Waltz with David and Trish (Connery) Walkup from 11 am to 1 pm. Cost for this workshop is $30 and includes the $5 for the Sunday Dance with DJ Ray Stanton. Schwimmer's the DANCE CENTER, 1445 Park Ave, Redlands, CA 92373

  • Sunday Nov 23 4TH SUNDAY DANCE will include some exciting exhibitions from our US Open dancers! Plus a lesson with Buddy! Music with DJ Ray Stanton will include Country and Swing! All ages are welcome! Only $5 at the door! Be sure to attend our holliday party on November 23rd! Classes are gearing up for our Winter Gala! Tickets are on sale with Reserved Seating! Adults are $15 and Kids under 12 are $10 (under 5 are free) but may have to sit on your lap. Schwimmer's the DANCE CENTER,1445 Park Ave, Redlands, Ca 92373

  • Sunday November 23 through December 28, New 5-wk West Coast Swing series at The Studio Art of Dance with instructor, Debbie D'Aquino. Classes for all levels: Basics at 2pm, Intermediate at 3pm, Styling at 4pm. 113 Main Street, El Segundo, 90245, (310) 833-7511 Come join the fun and bring your friends! NOTE: Nov. 30th will be DARK for Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Sunday Nov 23 OCWCSDC  at the Clubhouse in Placentia, lesson at 6:15, open dance at 7pm, DJ Jumpin Jack,  open Jack & Jill

  • Every Monday night - West Coast Swing classes with PJ & Erin Fritzler at IM Dance Happy Studios, 20417 Earl Street, 2nd fl., Torrance 90503, behind the West End Racquet Club. 7:00 Basic, 7:45 Beginner, 8:30 Intermediate/Advanced, 9:15 Practice social (FREE with 2 classes, or $5). Classes $15, monthlies & unlimiteds available.

  • Tuesday Nov 25  Swingin the Club at the Hacienda in El Segundo (21+)
    - https://www.facebook.com/events/759076367462553/  or http://swingintheclub.com
    - 8:30pm DJ Carlusa Reed 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 Mindia Robin
    - 1 drink minimum, although it can be a water

  • Wednesday Nov 26  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

  • Wednesday November 26 - US Open Pre-Party at the Marriott in Burbank
    - https://www.facebook.com/events/599911463465094/
    - $10 for the classes or dance, $15 for both
    - 7:00-7:45pm Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing with Ben Morris
    - 8:00-8:45pm Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing with Sonny Watson.
    - 8:45pm - till ??? Open Dancing with Orange County's favorite DJ Jumpin Jack Smith.
    - PLUS some US Open Routine demos

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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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