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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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Here is a sample of what is in the weekly newsletter

  • Starting Thursday May 14 Ed Van Ornum is teaching some new classes at the Celebration Dance Studio in Tustin, 7pm hustle and 8pm west coast swing. The Celebration Dance Studio, 13931 Carroll Way, Tustin 92780 (Mimi's Plaza)

  • Every Thursday - WCS with Phil Adams and Mindia Robin at the Hacienda in El Segundo (21+)
    - Visit http://philandmindiadance.com 
    - 6:30pm WCS Int w/ Phil, $10
    - 6:30pm WCS Beginner 1 with Mindia FREE
    - 7:30pm WCS Advanced with Phil, $10
    - 7:30pm WCS Beginner 2 with Mindia Robin $10
    - 8:30 - 12:30 open dance with DJs Phil & Mindia
    - 1 drink minimum, although it can be a water
    - 21 and over

  • Thursday May 14 Open dancing for West Coast Swing at Khoury's in Long Beach 5-9pm.   DJ music tonight,   live band returns next week.  No cover, $5 dinners available

  • Friday May 15  Grand Re-Opening  Press Box in Westminster,   Jerry Dawson will be missed immeasurably.  Michele Adams will now be teaching the 6 and 7pm classes.    6pm will be nightclub 2 step with Michele, 7pm New Fresh Style of West Coast Swing Intermediate Level with Michele  Open dance with DJ Bob Brewer at 8pm  (lessons and dance are separate prices). Admission for the night and every Friday... 1 or 2 dance classes and Bob Brewers Dance $15 pp, 2 dance classes NO DANCE $12, Dance Only $10

  • Friday May 15 Doreen's Ballroom Dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, samba lesson at 8pm, open dance at 9pm

  • Friday May 15  Singles Waterfront Dance (couples also welcome) at 8:30pm. We're in the Bayview Room with all glass wall overlooking the Alamitos Bay & boats. Popular LA DJ.....DJ Sweat will play a variety of popular dance music. He has played at over 10,000 events and gets his name from keeping people on the dance floor. He may even teach us some of the new line dances. Dance Only: $10 prepaid or $15 at the door VIP Ticket (includes dinner & dance): $30 prepaid or $40 at the door.  Held at Khoury's Waterfront Restaurant (in Bayview Room), 110 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach 90803. Parking validated with purchase of food or beverage. Additional parking at lots across the street. Prepaid tickets: Call 714/622-4977 or pay online at http://www.SpectacularEventZ.com

  • Saturday May 16 Beginning Line Dance Boot Camp with Daniel Klock at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine, noon - 4pm

  • Saturday May 16 Celebration of Life for Jerry Dawson.at the Press Box in Westminster hosted in loving memory by Bob Brewer, Jan and Ray Moose and Ellen Fujii  2 - 6pm, food and dancing, no cost,  wear bright attire

  • Saturday May 16 DanScene WCS party with  WCS workshop with Carlus and Josie Reed at 7pm, open dance at 8pm with DJ's Phil Adams, Mindia Robin and Martin Parker,

  • Saturday May 16 CCR's Tenth Annual Fiesta Dance. The dancing will be: Country two-step, WCS Swing, ECS Swing, Cha-cha, Waltz, Hustle, Night Club 2-Step, Line, & Mixer Dances. Alcohol Free Friendly Environment. Tasteful Attire Requested
    -Doors open at 5:45 PM
    -El Paseo Cha Cha: 6:15 PM w/ Barbie Foster
    -Henery's Waltz Mixer : 6:45 PM w/ Barbie Foster
    -Cha Cha: 7:15 PM w/ Barbie Foster
    -Beg Night Club with Joe at 9:20 PM
    -Dancing from 8:05 PM until 11:30 PM
    NOTE: Dinner served from 6:30 PM to 8 PM
    Dinner Menu: Chicken, Shredded Beef,& Cheese Enchilada's. Chili Relleno & Beans, Rice, Salad, and Dessert!...with the price of admission!
    - All for ONLY $15 for members and $20 for non members. And You May Bring a First Time Guest for free but a $5 donation is suggested for the dinner ...

  • Saturday May 16 Ed Van Ornum's Ballroom dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, foxtrot lesson at 8pm, party 9pm, 

  • Saturday May 16 Lemondop Dance  Saturday Night Fever Dance at Foxfire Ballroom (entrance on side) 8pm to Mid. Yorba Linda (Imperial exit at 91). Join the 2nd party next door for only $5 w/ your wristband from the Lemondrop Party and party until 2am.   $10 cover, free appetizers.   Mostly singles and freestyle dancing.

  • Sunday May 17 LA Swing Dance Club meets at Golden Sails  Remembrance Dance in Long Beach, 2pm lesson included in cover.  Open dance 3 - 6:30.   Always a live band

  • Sunday May 17 OCWCSDC  at the Clubhouse in Placentia, Intermediate WCS lesson at 6:15.  Open dance at 7pm. DJ Jumpin Jack. monthly progressive Jack & Jill for advanced

  • Mondays - Swing at the Press Box in Westminster.  1st & 3rd is east coast swing.   2nd & 4th is west coast swing with Michele Adams

  • Every Tuesday Mindia Robins Tuesday west coast swing dance classes have moved to a new venue: El Segundo Woman's Club, 541 Standard Street (at Mariposa St.), El Segundo, Ca 90245. Great floor! Same times for classes: 6:30pm: Intermediate WCS 7:30pm: Beginner WCS; 1st timers FREE for Beginners! No partner needed for classes. This may be a temporary venue; check back soon for updates.

  • Every Tuesday, Join Jessica Cox, Torri Smith & Martin Parker at DanScene in Costa Mesa. WC Swing Classes & Social Dance. Jessica & Torri teach 6:30 beg/Int, 7:15 drills and 8pm Int/Adv. Martin teaches 7:15 beginner and 8pm intermediate. Social dance at 8:45

  • Wednesdays Michele Adams Golden Sails in Long Beach.
    6pm FREE beginner West Coast Swing taught by Andre Castillo
    7pm - Int. WCS with Michele
    7:45 - Int. Hustle with Michele
    8:30 rotating classes
    9:15pm - open dancing with DJ Mark Lester
    Please support the bar

  • May 21 - 25 Frezno Dance Classic in Fresno


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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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