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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 Oct 30 Phil & Mindia at the Hacienda for their HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY. They are your DJs & Hosts. Yes, there will be candy.
      - 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/ DJs Phil & Mindia FREE

    • Thursday Oct 30 Swingin' the Boo" Halloween Bash at Atomic Ballroom in Irvine. Dance to some spooky tunes and come in your best costumes! We will be having a huge costume contest with winners in the categories of: Best Costume, Most Original and Best Group Ensemble. Each one wins a Regular Punch Card: 10 Group Classes!
      - 7:45pm Christopher Dumond & Nicole Clonch guest teach Advanced West Coast Swing! We bring you a different top notch instructor every week!
      - 7:00pm Ladies WCS Styling!
      - 7:00pm Beginning WCS with Champion dancer Demetre Souliotes "The Basic Passes"
      - 7:45pm Intermediate WCS with Champion dancer Demetre Souliotes "Turning Tune Up"
      - 8:30pm West Coast Swing Dance to Blues Soul & Contemporary Hits with DJ Larisa Tingle

    • Friday Oct 31 Hustle Dance Party at DanScene Dance Studio in Costa Mesa. 7 -7:45 Int Hustle Lesson with Cesar, 8 - 11:30 Dance Parety $10 includes lesson and dance

    • Friday Oct 31 Press Box in Westminster, 5th Friday Night Special Dance Workshop at the Press Box 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) Learn some new patterns to add to your dancing repertoire. Review some intermediate favorites. Only $10.00 ($20 value) open dance follows with Bob Brewer (lessons and dance are separate costs)

    • Friday Oct 31 Doreen's Ballroom Dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, tango lesson at 8pm, open dance at 9pm, Costumes Optional

    • Friday, Oct 31 Lemondrop Halloween Dance  Wyndham South Coast.  DJ John Featuring Non-Stop Dancing, & Guest Vocalist Vikki Gurdas as "Elvira", $10, 7pm - midnight  35 prizes for costumes. $10.  Mostly singles and freestyle.

    • Friday Oct 31 Ultimate Halloween Experience at the OC Hilton in Irvine. Costume Contest, DJ Spooky playing top hits. Freestyle dancing. $15 prepaid, $20 at the door

    • Saturday Nov 1 All Levels Country Dance Workshop with Daniel Klock.  Atomic Ballroom in Irvine, noon to 4pm

    • Saturday Nov 1 Adult Hip Hop Class with Michele Adams  at the Clubhouse in Placentia, 10:30 - 11:30am

    • Saturday Nov 1 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 Nov 1 Ed Van Ornum's Ballroom dance at Avant Garde in Newport Beach, nightclub 2 step lesson at 8pm, party 9pm, 

    • Saturday Nov 1 Meatball Dance at DanScene in Costa Mesa, 6 pm to 11 pm. $10 prepaid, $15 at the door includes buffet and lessons by Ray Stanton. 6:30 Nightclub 2-Step lesson, 7:30 West Coast Swing lesson, 8:00 open dancing - West Coast Swing, Country 2-Step, Nightclub 2-Step, Waltz, Hustle, Cha Cha, Salsa, Tango, other dances by request.

    • NOV 2 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS AT 2AM SUNDAY MORNING.  DON'T FORGET TO TURN BACK CLOCKS SO YOU WON'T BE LATE TO DANCE CLASS ON SUNDAY

    • Sunday Nov 2 LA Swing Club meets at Golden Sails in Long Beach, lesson at 2pm, open dance 3pm - 6:30, always a live band

    • Sunday Nov 2 OCWCSDC  at the Clubhouse in Placentia, lesson at 6:15, open dance at 7pm, DJ Jumpin Jack, Check website for contest

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

    • Wednesday Nov 5  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 DJ Mark Lester

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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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