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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 Sept 11 - Swingin the Blues at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine (All Ages Welcome)
    - Check out the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/686802308077924  or visit http://swingintheblues.com
    - 7:00pm Ladies WCS Styling with Malia San Nicolas
    - 7:00pm Beg WCS w/ Ben Morris "Using Compression".
    - 7:45pm Int WCS w / Ben Morris "Styling, Technique & Theory"
    - 7:45pm Adv WCS w/ Carlus & Josie Reed - We bring you a different top notch instructor every week!
    - 8:30pm West Coast Swing Dance to Blues Soul & Contemporary Hits with DJ Larisa Tingle

  • Friday Sept 12 Press Box in Westminster, 6:00-6:50 east 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 Sept 12 USA Dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach American Waltz lesson at 8pm, open dance with Cesar Ricuarte at 9pm

  • Saturday Sept 13 LA Swing Dance Club picnic has been cancelled

  • Saturday Sept 13 Phil Adams and Mindia Robin's workshops and dance at the Hacienda by LAX.  Help Mindia celebrate her birthday.  There will be cake!.  Intermediate Country 2 step workshop 3 - 5pm, Int NC2 5 - 7pm, Int WCS  7 - 8,  Take all 3 of Phil's workshops for $20,  Mindia Robin teaches beginning west coast swing from 6 - 8, $15, no experience needed,  Dance Party at 8pm (party is free)

  • Saturday Sept 13 Lisa Narita  is your hostess and Joshua Myers is our DJ for the evening. WCS Party starts at 8:00 p.m. Cover is $12.00. Great music, hor d'oeuvres, desserts and FUN!  Avant Garde in Newport Beach

  • Saturday Sept 13 Lemondrop  Dance & Pizza Party on Newport Harbor 7p-Mid Elks Ballroom-3456 Via Oporto - Newport Beach 92663. Featuring Non-Stop Dancing with Laura Angelini & DJ Teresa London With 80's, 90's & top 40 Music.  Free Beginner "Swing" dance lesson at 7p-8p With Teresa London, Rotating Partners so you meet 20 or 30 singles the first Hour, Free Pizza & Appetizers. $15 Admission.  Mostly singles and freestyle

  • Sunday  Sept 14  Starting Gate in Los Alamitos,  Country dancing FREE, The Full Tones at 2pm.  open dance until 6pm (Steelers game at 10am) 9/21 Steelers Game (no country band), 9/28 Southern Caliber

  • Sunday Sept 14 OCWCSDC  The Clubhouse in Placentia NEW FREE 4:45pm class for Beginner WCS with Michele Adams, Beginner 2 class at 4pm is $40/mo or $15 drop in, Intermediate  WCS lesson at 6:15 is included in price of cover. DJ Jumpin Jack,  monthly progress J&J for Intermediate and Masters, Sept 21 monthly progressive for Novice and Advanced, Sept 28 open J&J with a twist

  • Tuesday Sept 16- Swingin the Club at the Hacienda in El Segundo (21+)
    - Visit http://swingintheclub.com  or https://www.facebook.com/events/542191825926327
    - 8:30pm DJ Helen Tocco spins a contemporary mix - NO COVER for the dance!
    - 7:30pm Advanced WCS with Ben Morris
    - 7:30pm Beginning WCS with Mindia Robin
    - 6:30pm Intermediate WCS with Mindia Robin
    - 1 drink minimum, although it can be a water

  • Tuesday Nights in September and October  Zydeco Dance Classes and More. Lesson: 7 PM-7:45 PM. Open Dancing: 7:45 PM to 9ish. Golden Sails Hotel, PCH Club, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804, $15 per lesson or $49/4 weeks (cash only). Now starting Basic Zydeco Level 2, $5 per person if you just want to come dance after the lesson, Info: Karen at 562-708-8946. karinovations@verizon.net

  • 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  (guest DJ on Sept 17), (Sept 24th, we are celebrating Michele's birthday)


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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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