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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

  • Thursday July 3 Hacienda by LAX Double H Club with Phil Adams and Mindia Robin
    6:30 pm West Coast Swing: Beginner 1, w/ Mindia FREE
    6:30 pm West Coast Swing: Intermediate, w/ Phil $10
    7:30 pm West Coast Swing: Beginner 2, w/ Mindia $10
    7:30 pm West Coast Swing: Advanced, w/ Phil $10
    8:30 pm Open Dancing w/DJ Anne FREE (please support the bar)
    7/10 Phil & Mindia will DJ and is Phil's actual birthdate

  • Thursday July 3 Swingin the Red White & Blues w/ Tara Trafzer, DJ Forrest, & Firecrackers (popsicles)!!! We're celebrating July 4th cause let's be honest...you'll dance late enough that it will be July 4th by the time you leave. So wear your best red, white and blue get up!!!  Atomic Ballroom in Irvine
    -8:30pm West Coast Swing Dance to Blues Soul & Contemporary Hits with DJ Forrest Hanson
    -7:45pm Tara Trafzer guest teaches Advanced West Coast Swing! We bring you a different top notch instructor every week!
    -7:00pm Ladies WCS Styling with Malia San Nicolas!!
    -7:00pm Beginning WCS with Champion dancer Ben Morris "Starting the Dance"
    -7:45pm Intermediate WCS with Champion dancer Ben Morris "Working with Closed Position"

  • Friday July 4 People's Place in San Pedro 9:30 AM Kundalini Yoga w/ Sylvia, 10:30 AM Zumba Cardio Party w/Vicky ($3 ONLY)!! THERE WILL BE NO EVENING CLASSES!

  • Friday July 4 4th of July Special WCS Dance Workshop at the Press Box in Westminster taught by Jerry Dawson 6:30-8:00, Intermediate West Coast Swing Lesson, Open to ALL intermediate WCS dancers (You do not have to be a WCSDC member) $10 for the workshop. Next week Jerry starts ChaCha at 6pm and WCS at 7pm  Open dance with Bob Brewer follows with WCS, C2S, NC2, hustle, chacha and more.  Lesson and dance are separate costs

  • Friday July 4 Lindy at Atomic Ballroom is dark tonight.  They will return next Friday night, July 11

  • Friday July 4 Doreen's Ballroom Dance at Avant Garde is dark tonight due to the Holiday 

  • Friday July 4 Hollywood Tango with Luis from 8:30pm to 1am, Lesson & Milonga, in AGB2! Avant Garde in Newport Beach

  • Saturday July 5 Come celebrate Phil's birthday!!  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  Guest DJ Forrrest Hanson,

  • Saturday July 5 LA Swing Club's 44th Anniversary Dance, Good Rockin Daddy band, Golden Sails Hotel Marina Room.

  • Saturday July 5 Meatball Dance Party, 6 pm to 11 pm at DanScene Dance Studio in Costa Mesa. $10 prepaid/$15 at the door includes 2 lessons, food, and 2 rooms of dancing. Country dances in Room A, Club dances in Room B. See website for details and contact info.

  • Saturday July 5 Ed Van Ornum's Ballroom dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, samba lesson at 8pm, open dance at 9pm, 

  • Saturday July 5 People’s Palace Presents: Christian Singles Sparkler Dance. From 7:30- Midnight. You don't want to miss the fellowship the music and the dancing at People's Palace! Come dressed at your best patriotic outfit! Free Dance Lesson  with Debbie Ramsey   Free parking after 6PM. 365 W 6th Street San Pedro, CA For more information: 310 547-2348

  • Saturday July 5 Lemondrop  Meadowlark Golf & Country Club Huntington Beach, 16782 Graham Street, Huntington Beach 92649, (corner of Warner/Graham). 7:30 - 11:30pm Laura Angelini and DJ John for non stop music, free parking,  Mostly singles and freestyle.

  • Sundays DanScene in Costa Meas has a FREE Beginner West Coast Swing Class taught by Martin Parker at noon

  • Sunday July 6 starts a New 5-wk West Coast Swing series at The Studio Art of Dance with instructor, Debbie D'Aquino, Classes for all levels: Basics at 2pm, Intermediate at 3pm, Styling at 4pm. 113 Main Street, El Segundo, 90245, (310) 833-7511 Come join the fun and bring your friends!

  • Sunday July 6 LA Swing Dance Club at Golden Sails in Long Beach, lesson at 2pm included in cover, open dance 3-6:30.  always a live band, Wear red, white and/or blue and/or your old military uniforms (if they still fit) for our yearly parade.

  • Sunday July 6  Starting Gate in Los Alamitos,  Country dancing FREE, Southern Caliber performs at 2pm.  open dance until 6pm

  • Sunday July 6 OCWCSDC  The Clubhouse in Placentia NEW FREE 5pm class for Beginner WCS with Michele Adams, Intermediate  WCS lesson at 6:15. check the website for update

  • Monday July 7 new location, day and time Lindy Hop Stop at the Press Box in Westminster. 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month. Free Beginner East Coast Swing lesson 7 - 7:30pm (no partner needed), Open dance with DJ Teresa from 7:30 to 10pm, $7

  • Tuesday July 8  West Coat Swing at the Hacienda by LAX
    - 8:30pm DJ Cesar - NO COVER for the dance!
    - 7:30pm Advanced WCS with Champion Dancer Sonny Watson ($10 per person)
    - 7:30pm Beginning WCS with Mindia Robin
    - 6:30pm Intermediate WCS with Mindia Robin
    - 1 drink minimum, although it can be a water

  • Wednesday July 9 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

  • Thursday July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 4 Week Basic Zydeco Class in Huntington Beach, 6:30-7:30 PM, Rogers Senior Center, 1706 Orange Avenue, Huntington Beach CA 92648-3804, Course #: 4676.300 Basic Zydeco Dance Class, Call to register: 714-536-9387, Register Online: http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/residents/news_publications/sands/summer-14/index.cfm  Early registration is appreciated but not required. Show up the first class if you can't register early. We can process your registration that night. THERE IS A MINIMUM CLASS SIZE REQUIREMENT OF 16 PEOPLE, SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, BE SURE TO SHOW UP OR THE CLASS MAY CANCEL.  GENTLEMEN: WE NEED YOU! You'll be VERY popular!


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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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