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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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  • 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

  • Friday Feb 27 Grand Opening of the 4th Friday of the month Country Western Dance.at Avant Garde in Newport Beach. Country 2 step and west coast swing all to country music. $10

  • Friday February 27  Press Box in Westminster,    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. Open dance with DJ Bob Brewer follows  (lessons and dance are separate prices). 

  • Every Friday new management Gardena Dance Studio Ballroom Dance party. 1002 w. Gardena blvd Gardena. 5-10pm. Waltz, Tango,Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quick step, WCS, ECS, Hustle, Salsa,Cha Cha, Rumba, NC2.... 2000 sq ft beautiful wooden floor, Cover charge $5. Ask Ryon Kim : 213) 284-5345.

  • Friday Feb 27 Hustle & Groove at DanScene in Costa Mesa. 7:30 hustle class included with admission - intermediate with Martin Parker -- Beginner with Michael Robles. Open dance with DJ Cesar Ricaurte at 8:30, hustle, WCS, NC2 and more $10 includes class

  • Feb 28 Diamond Swing along with IM Dance Happy Studios in Torrance present: A special afternoon of WCS workshops by 2014 US Open 3rd Place Classic Division Finalists....BEN McHENRY & CAMEO CROSS!!! 1pm - 4:20pm see schedule. Diamond Swing WCS dance at 7:30

  • Saturday Feb 28 Wedding Dance Workshop at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine. noon - 4pm

  • Saturday Feb 28 Beg/Int Fun with Fusion Workshop Exploring shapes and ideas in Blues, Argentine Tango, and West Coast Swing with Alfredo Melendez. Atomic Ballroom in Irvine. noon - 4pm

  • Saturday Feb 28 Grand Opening of "The Orange County" 4th Saturday Swing Dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach. Carrie Lucas teaches WCS lesson at 7pm. Open dance at 8pm with DJ's Lance Armstrong & Brian Sforzo. Class and dance only $10. Bring a nibble to share and Carrie will supply the Fresh Hot Pizza, $100 Jack & Jill

  • Saturday Feb 28 Diamond Swing at IM Happy Dance Studio in Torrance. 7:30 - 8:30 intermediate WCS workshop with Malia San Nicolas .  *:30 - midnight with DJ Helen Tocco.

  • Saturday Feb 28 Clay's Stage, Hustle dance in Costa Mesa

  • Feb 28 KOMEDY & TRIBUTE TO SLY & FAMILY STONE ***AFTER-PARTY DANCE Show starts at 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm). Hosted by Monty B. Sharpton (TBN's Comedy Special). Tributes to: Sly & the Family Stone, Tina Turner, Eddie Kendricks, Jr. Walker & the All Stars. Special Guest: The Anointed Oreos (BETs Celebration of Gospel). Comedians Gilbert Esquivel (HBO) and Six Foota SLIMM. (Ontario Improv). After-party dance with DJ Wendell (former air personality on KACE-FM Radio). Show tickets (includes dance) 7:30pm-midnight: $25 prepaid or $35 at door. Dance only at approx 9:30pm: $10 prepaid or $15 at door. Held at Alpine Village Center, 833 W. Torrance Blvd, Torrance 90502. Free parking. For prepaid tickets: Call 714/622-4977 or pay online at http://www.SpectacularEventZ.com

  • Saturday Feb 28 Lemondop Dance Wyndham Hotel Ballroom, South Coast Plaza. 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom, 3350 Av of the Arts, Costa Mesa 92626. Featuring Non-Stop Dancing & Entertainment Laura Angelini Live and DJ John, $10.    Mostly singles and freestyle dancing.

  • Sunday Mar 1 Presidents Ball Fundraiser for Alzheimer's Research, 5 - 10pm. Music by Doreen & Ken Fineman. Richard Nixon Library "East Room", 18001 Yorba Linda Bl, Yorba Linda

  • Sunday Mar 1 LA Swing Dance Club meets at Golden Sails in Long Beach, 2pm lesson included in cover.  Open dance 3 - 6:30.   Always a live band

  • Sunday Mar 1 OCWCSDC  at the Clubhouse in Placentia, Intermediate WCS lesson at 6:15 with Rachele Smith.  Open dance at 7pm. DJ Jumpin Jack. check website for schedule

  • Tuesday Nights new WCS class Avant Garde Ballroom in Newport Beach 7-8pm: Carrie Lucas teaches Men's & Ladies Style & Syncopations (Fancy Footwork) for West Coast Swing (Intermediate)

  • Tuesday Mar 3 - Swingin the Club at the Hacienda in El Segundo (21+)

    - Visit  http://swingintheclub.com or

    - 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 Mar 4 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

  • prepay and save Saturday Mar 21 Int/Adv West Coast Swing Workshop with Ben Morris at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine noon - 4pm
    12:00 PM Registration / Check-in
    12:15 PM Working with Stretch (Part 1): Time to work on one of the most fundamental elements of connection in West Coast Swing.
    1:00 PM Working with Stretch (Part 2): And then apply it in some challenging variations.
    1:45 PM Lunch / Pizza Party
    2:30 PM Spice Up that Sugar Push: Let's take the move we all do more than any other and make it more fun an interesting.
    3:15 PM Funky & Fun!: We hope your brain isn't too overwhelmed from the rest of the day. Let's wrap it up with some movements that are just plain fun.
    The whole workshop is $50 or 5 punches from your Punch Card if you pre-register by 3/20/15. Or $60 at the door. VIP members never pay. Register in person or online now!

 

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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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