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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 Dec 11- Swingin the Blues at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine (All Ages Welcome)
    - Check out the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/323443461187430/  or visit http://swingintheblues.com
    - 7:00pm Ladies WCS Styling
    - 7:00pm Beg WCS w/ Demetre Souliotes "Using Compression".
    - 7:45pm Int WCS w / Demetre Souliotes "Styling Technique & Theory"
    - 7:45pm Adv WCS w/ Tara Trafzer - We bring you a different top notch instructor every week!
    - 8:30pm West Coast Swing Dance to Blues Soul & Contemporary Hits with DJ Helen Tocco

  • Thursday Dec 11 & 18 “Triple play” will be playing at Khoury's. WCS and more. The band plays from 5:30 - 8:30 pm! Put on your dancing shoes and join us for another fun evening of good music, cocktails or try the delicious dinner offered for $5.00 per person. Khoury's 110 N Marina Dr, Long Beach phone: 562-598-6800

  • Friday Dec 12 Press Box in Westminster, 6-6:50pm ChaCha.   7 - 7:50, Intermediate West Coast Swing Lesson,  $30/mo for one class, $40 for both. . Open dance follows with DJ Bob Brewer $5/members, $7/non-members (lessons and dance are separate costs)

  • Friday Dec 12 The Dance Family in Pasadena, Christmas Dance 8pm. Bring your favorite dish. Toy drive fror needy children

  • Friday Dec 12 USA Dance-OC Christmas Party at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, 8pm lesson, open dance at 9pm

  • Saturday November 29 All Levels Hip Hop Workshop with Stefanie Klausmann at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine. noon - 4pm

  • Saturday Dec 13 WCS dance, Lisa Narita at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, dance starts at 8pm , Toys for Tots

  • Saturday Dec 13 Lemondop Dance  Huntington Beach Elks Ballroom, 7711 Talbert, Huntington Beach, 92648 (look for sign that says Banquets), Featuring Non-Stop Dancing & Entertainment Dancing till Midnight, Laura Angelini Live, DJ Eva, $10, free parking Mostly singles and freestyle dancing.

  • Sunday Dec 14 Style Me Pretty with Rachele Smith, 2-4pm, Clubhouse in Placentia, $20 Don't miss this chance to spice up your dancing as Rachele teaches you the skill you need to step it up to the next level. Treat yourself to an early Christmas present. If you are looking for a gift for your dance friend, this is a good choice.

  • Sunday Dec 14 Golden Zydeco Featuring: Dennis G & the Zydeco Trail Riders Authentic Zydeco, Cajun, Swam-Pop, New Orleans, Bayou-Style Boogie and Blues. Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 East Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803, Admission: $10 at the door. GUMBO (by Crazy Creole) - ($5 suggested donation) Info: Dempsey (562) 396-1132 bontemppappion@aol.com David (909) 527-0926 davidsousa@verizon.net Kids welcome! Families,singles welcome! Tasty food available at reasonable prices at the hotel restaurant which opens at 5 pm.

  • Sunday Dec 14 OCWCSDC  at the Clubhouse in Placentia, Intermediate WCS lesson at 6:15.  Open dance at 7pm.  progressive Jack & Jill for intermediate and Masters.  DJ Jumpin jack  Dec 21 monthly progressive Jack & Jill for novice and advanced

  • 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 Dec 16 - Swingin the Club at the Hacienda in El Segundo (21+)
    - Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/390247617790359/  or http://swingintheclub.com
    - 8:30pm DJ Carlus Reed spins a contemporary mix - NO COVER for the dance!
    - 7:30pm Advanced WCS with Carlusa & 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 Dec 17  The Ranch in Anaheim is closed for a private party

  • West Coast Wednesdays with Carrie Lucas at the Press Box in Westminster,  December's lesson at 7pm is Nightclub Tango, 8pm intermediate WCS

  • Wednesday Dec 17 Michele Adams Golden Sails in Long Beach.   Holiday Party
    7pm - Int. WCS with Michele
    7:45 - Int. Hustle with Michele
    8:30 rotating classes
    9:15pm - open dancing with a guest DJ

  • Friday Dec 19 FUNDERRAISER  H.A.N.D.S. On International collects new toys for homeless and impoverished children in the Southern California area. We use the toys to stock a "Duke's Toy Store." A few hundred parents are able to come to this "Toy Store" and shop for their children for free. The Clubhouse is opening their doors to raise donations for this cause. The dance will be on Friday the 19th beginning at 7:30 PM. Admission is $10 or a new toy for any aged child. A beginner class will be from 7:30-8:30. DJ Jack Smith

  • Prepay by Dec 15 and save Saturday Dec 27 2nd Annual Holiday Dance Classic Workshop * Luncheon * Dance. Clubhouse in Placentia. 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 2 floors/2 workshops each hour with Rachele and Jack Smith, Michele Adams, Mike Eads, Tricia Connery and David Walkup. Country 2 step, WCS, ECS, Hustle, Nightclut 2 step and 2 hours of open dancing.   All day pass prepaid $35 by Dec 15, $45 after Dec 15.   $12 per class

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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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