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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

  • Friday Oct 3 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 3 Doreen's Ballroom Dance, Avant Garde in Newport Beach.  8pm foxtrot lesson.  Open dance at 9pm

  • Saturday Oct 4 All Levels Country Dance Workshop with Carrie Lucas & Ray Stanton. Atomic Ballroom in Irvine noon - 4pm The whole workshop is $50 or 5 punches from your Punch Card if you pre-register by 10/03/14. Or $60 at the door. VIP members never pay. Register in person or online now!
    •12:00 PM Registration / Check-in
    •12:15 PM Country Two Step
    •1:00 PM Country Two Step: Adding More Challenging Moves
    •1:45 PM Lunch / Pizza Party
    •2:30 PM "The California Cha Cha" and "Riding Double"
    •3:15 PM "Desperado Wrap" and Denver Cha Cha"

  • Saturday Sept 27 All Levels Brazilian Samba Workshop with Nneka. Atomic Ballroom, Irvine. noon - 4pm

  • Saturday Oct 4 Phil Adams and Mindia Robin, Hacienda by LAX, Intermediate Country 2 step workshop 3 - 5pm, Int NC2 5 - 7pm, Int WCS  7 - 8, Dance Party at 8pm (party is free)  Take all 3 of Phil's workshops for $20,  Mindia Robin teaches beginning west coast swing from 6 - 8, $15, no experience needed,

  • Saturday October 4 - Meatball Dance at DanScene in Costa Mesa, 6 pm to 11 pm. $10 prepaid, $15 at the door includes lessons and buffet. 6:30 Country 2-Step lesson; 7:30 West Coast Swing lesson; 8:00 open dancing - West Coast Swing, Country 2-Step, Cha Cha, Waltz, Hustle, Nightclub 2-Step, Salsa, Tango, other dances by request; approx. 9:30 Paradise Club Challenge.

  • Saturday Oct 4 Ed Van Ornum's Ballroom dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, chacha lesson at 8pm, party 9pm, 

  • Saturday Oct 4 Lemondrop  Garden Grove Elks Ballroom, 11551 Trask Av. Garden Grove. 92843. 7pm - midnight This Party at the Elks is Open to the Public, just a reminder to new members. Featuring Non-Stop Dancing with DJ John, Admission $10. No RSVP needed, Just Pay at Door Lots of Free Parking, Free Beginner Dance Lesson: 7p to 8p Trevor: American Tango  Mostly singles and freestyle

  • Sunday Oct 5 LA Swing Dance Clubat PCH Club in Long Beach, lesson at 2pm, open dance 3 - 6:30pm, always a live band

  • Sunday Oct 5  Starting Gate in Los Alamitos,  Country dancing FREE, Rodeo Revival plays at 2pm (after the Steelers game at 10am)

  • Sunday Oct 5 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,  

  • Tuesdays at the Press Box in October starting Oct 7 New: Social Dance Class from 7:00-7:50 taught by Jerry Dawson and Ellen Fujii. Come on down to the Press Box on Tuesdays 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. New: Open Dancing from 8:00-10:00. Free for Tuesday night dance class members, $4 for others. Continuing: 6:00-6:50 Beginning West Coast Swing taught by Jan and Ray Moose

  • Wednesday Oct 8 October birthdays  Michele Adams Golden Sails in Long Beach. Celebrate October birthdays (including Mark and me)
    7pm - Int. WCS with Michele
    7:45 - Int. Hustle with Michele
    8:30 rotating classes
    9:15pm - open dancing with DJ Mark Lester

  • Get your discounted tickets before Oct 11 for 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.


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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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