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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 Aug 14 Swingin the 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
    7:00pm Ladies WCS Styling with the amazing Malia San Nicolas!
    7:00pm Beginning WCS with Champion dancer Ben Morris "Using Compression"
    7:45pm Intermediate WCS with Champion dancer Ben Morris "Styling, Technique & Theory"
    7:45pm Tara Trafzer guest teaches Advanced West Coast Swing! We bring you a different top notch instructor every week!
    8:30pm West Coast Swing Dance to Blues Soul & Contemporary Hits with DJ Forrest Hanson

  • Friday Aug 15 Press Box in Westminster, 6:00-6:50 Salsa, 7:00-7:50 Intermediate West Coast Swing with Jerry Dawson, open dance follows with Bob Brewer (lessons and dance are separate costs)

  • Friday Aug 15 Doreen's Ballroom Dance at Avant Garde 8pm rumba lesson, open dance 9pm

  • Saturday Aug 16 Int/Adv Balboa Blast Off Workshop with Nick Williams at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine noon - 4pm

  • Saturday Aug 16 DanScene WCS party with Martin Parker teaches a WCS workshop at 7pm, open dance at 8pm,

  • Saturday Aug 16 CCR's August Dance w/ Watermelon Galore. The Clubhouse, 733 Dunn Way, Placentia, CA 92870, Share the joy of dancing and bring a friend that has never been to our dance for FREE! Instructors Phil Adams, Mindia Robin and more
    5:45 PM Doors Open
    6:15 PM Line Dance w/ Barbie
    6:45 PM Country 2-Step w/ Phil & Mindia
    6:45 PM Country 2-Step w/ Barbie
    7:20 PM Int WCS w/ Phil & Mindia
    7:20 PM Beg WCS Lesson Barbie
    9:00 PM Prayer Circle & 2-Step Mixer
    9:20 PM Beg Cha Cha w/ Joe
    11:30 PM Doors will be closing soon

  • Saturday Aug 16 People’s Palace Presents Swing Peedro Featuring The Fabulous Esquires Big Band, 14 Piece Orchestra. Discover the wonderful Peoples Palace in San Pedro, home of a wide variety of classes and events. Enjoy the spacious and beautiful dance floor, learn some new moves, and dance to one of SoCal's top Swing bands! 7:00 pm Free Dance Lesson, 8:00 pm Live Music Starts. Advance Tickets $15.00 At Door $25.00

  • Saturday Aug 16 & 23 Lemondrop  Meadowlark Golf & Country Club Huntington Beach, 16782 Graham Street, Huntington Beach 92649, (corner of Warner/Graham). 7:30 - 11:30pm  DJ John for non stop music, free parking,  Mostly singles and freestyle.

  • Sunday Aug 10 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 Aug 17 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

  • Sunday Aug 17 Contra Pedro at People Palace in San Pedro  3:30 Dance Lesson & 4-7 PM is the Event ! Calling: Susan Michaels. Contra Dancing is social interaction, meeting people, and making new friends, set to music. Contra Dancing is fun, easy, and a great way to enjoy exercise. If you can walk, you can Contra Dance! To see a sample of Contra Dancing follow the link below: http://youtu.be/-1cPyJWm-g4  General Admission is only $10!

  • Sunday Aug 17  Starting Gate in Los Alamitos,  Country dancing FREE, Neil Morrow at 2pm.  open dance until 6pm

  • Sunday Aug 17 OCWCSDC  The Clubhouse in Placentia NEW FREE 5pm class for Beginner WCS with Michele Adams, Intermediate  WCS lesson at 6:15.no contest  Aug 24 monthly progressive J&J for Novice and Advanced

  • Tuesday Aug 19  Swingin the Club
    - 8:30pm Helen Tocco - NO COVER for the dance!
    - 7:30pm Advanced WCS with Champion Dancer Ben Morris ($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

  • Wednesdays  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

  • special Thursday Aug 21 - Swingin the Blues 6 Year Anniversary Party at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine (All Ages Welcome)
    - Check out the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/527767340682736/  or visit http://swingintheblues.com
    - Cover for dance if you also took a class: $5 (class prices are the same as normal - see lower section)
    - Cover for just the dance: $12 or $10 w/OCWCSDC card, OCWCSDC card, or Student ID
    - Waffle-icious Food Truck
    - 7:00pm Ladies WCS Styling with Malia San Nicolas
    - 7:00pm Beg WCS w/ Ben Morris "The Basic Whips".
    - 7:45pm Int WCS w / Ben Morris "Whip Variations & Social Patterns"
    - 7:45pm Benji Schwimmer guest teaches a special 1 Hour Advanced WCS workshop (Main ballroom)
    - 9:00pm West Coast Swing Dance to LIVE music with with the amazing Kurt Hunter and DJed music by Helen Tocco!!! PLUS special opening LIVE music set by guests Mike Anderson and Samantha Burnes
    - 12:00amish Late night music with DJ Larisa Tingle until she has to leave for the airport and then...
    - 3:00amish - Demetre Souliotes takes over and goes for the record for latest night at Swingin the Blues!!!


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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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