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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

  • Thursdays Country Stomp and West Coast Swing at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine

  • Friday Jan 2 Press Box in Westminster,      In January, 6:00-6:50 beginner West Coast swing taught by Jan and Ray Moose (not sure of price), Jerry Dawson and Ellen Fujii teach 7:00-7:50 Intermediate West Coast Swing. It is a 4 week progressive which starts the first Friday of the month. . -  $12 includes open dance that follows.  8pm open dance with DJ Bob Brewer  PRICE INCREASE FOR OPEN DANCE (no lesson) AS OF 1/2/15.  Membership is $40/yr, weekly member cover is $7 if you pay the $40. Non members pay $10 per week.  see Bob's flyer for detail

  • Friday Jan 2 Doreen's Ballroom Dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach.   8pm nightclub 2 step lesson.   9pm open dancing

  • Saturday Jan 3 All Levels Country Line Dance Workshop with Daniel Klock at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine noon - 4pm

  • Saturday Jan 3 1st Saturday dance 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 Jan 3 Lemondop Dance  N. OC Singles Dance Party, The Exclusive Meridian Club, 1535 Deerpark Dr. Fullerton, CA 92831Over 180 our First party in Nov. Laura Angelini Live and DJ John With 80's 90's & Top 40 for Non-Stop Dancing $10, free parking  Mostly singles and freestyle dancing.

  • Sunday Jan 4 LA Swing Dance Club meets at Golden Sails/PCH Club in Long Beach, 2pm lesson included in cover, open dance 3 - 6:30.   always a live band

  • Sunday Jan 4 - SPECIAL EVENT 3rd Annual $5 Class Celebration bringing in the New Year with $5 classes. West Coast Swing with instructor, Debbie D'Aquino, WCS Basics:2pm, Intermediate:3pm, Styling:4pm. The Studio, Art of Dance, 113 Main Street, El Segundo, 90245. 310-833-7511

  • Sunday Jan 4 OCWCSDC  at the Clubhouse in Placentia, Intermediate WCS lesson at 6:15.  Open dance at 7pm.  No contest.

  • Monday Jan 5 LA Dance Central Grand ReOpening Come enjoy the party at our new location! Join us for a a evening of dancing in our new location and dance to DJ Greg Parmerton. Greg is a Swing Dj Hall of Fame inductee and will be playing a mix of WCS, Hustle, Salsa, Swing, and more! Have a dance, some nibbles and check out the new home of LA Dance Central at 135 Victory Blvd. RSVP with Stew at 434.989.5328 or Bella at 805.404.1003

  • Tuesday Jan 6 Swingin the Club at the Hacienda in El Segundo (21+)
    - Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1574440982790267/  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

  • Tuesday Jan 6 Jerry Dawson at the Press Box in Westminster.   6pm beginner Waltz, 7pm east coast swing

  • Wednesdays in January Patty Straight teaches at DanScene in Costa Mesa. January dances are West Coast Swing at 6:30,  7:15-7:30 Dance practice between classes, Nightclub 2 Step at 7:30-8:15.  8:15-8:30 Dance practice at the end of class, 

  • Wednesday Jan 7 Michele Adams Golden Sails in Long Beach.
    6pm FREE beginner West Coast Swing taught by Andre Castille
    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

  • Thursday Jan 8 The Phoenix Club big band dances in Anaheim returns. The 9-Carat Band will open the new year and then the Little Big Band will play the remaining weeks in January. The 9-Carat Band will play the first week of every month after that, and the Yachtsmen will play in February’s remaining weeks. Admission is $10.00, members, $7., and students with I.D. $5. Time is the same, free dance lesson 6:30-7:30, band plays 7:30-10:30.

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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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