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Gator Salsa Club Spring Xtravaganza

Dances of Universal Peace

Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen

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Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Salsa On 2 with Salsa Mundial

Advanced Contra Dance - Canceled

Cardio Line Dancing with Wanda

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Belly Dance and Flamenco Fusion with Najmah

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

Salsa and Bachata Sundays

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Cross Creek Cloggers

Hustle, Salsa, Texas Two Step or Other with Andy

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

English Country Dancing

Clogging

Modern Dance and Adult Ballet with Shay and Gabby

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Ballet, Stretch and Tone

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

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Grand Squares with Lonnie

Hip Hop with Andrew

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

DFW Swing Out Class with Wanda Lloyd

Hip Hop with Andrew

Scottish Country Dancing with Norma

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Cha Cha Workshop with Justin

Belly Dance Drills and Skills with Najmah

Dance Camp International Folk with Margaret

Ballroom Dancing at IndepenDance

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

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International Folk Dancing Goes to Sping Fling in Casselberry with Julieta

Don-Ba African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival

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UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack

Contra Dance - Canceled

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

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Introduction to Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sela

Dances of Universal Peace

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UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

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Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

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Argentine Tango Workshops with Maria Olivera

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

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Dances of Universal Peace

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Gumbo Limbo Dance with Karin and Joyce

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

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Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna

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Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

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Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

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Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

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Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops

A Night on the Nile Featuring Luna

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Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops

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Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

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Dances of Universal Peace

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Argentine Tango with Maja and Marko at Thuy’s Milonga

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Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

Gator Salsa Club Spring Xtravaganza Sat 3/28 Gainesville GSC
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 3/28 Hawthorne Dances of Un
Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 3/28 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sun 3/29 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Salsa On 2 with Salsa Mundial Sun 3/29 Gainesville Mundial
Advanced Contra Dance - Canceled Sun 3/29 Gainesville GODS
Cardio Line Dancing with Wanda Sun 3/29 Gainesville Smooth Flava
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 3/29 Ocala Ocala Dance
Belly Dance and Flamenco Fusion with Najmah Sun 3/29 Gainesville Najmah Nour
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 3/29 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Salsa and Bachata Sundays Sun 3/29 Gainesville Mundial
Cross Creek Cloggers Mon 3/30 Gainesville Cross Creek
Hustle, Salsa, Texas Two Step or Other with Andy Mon 3/30 Gainesville SwingDance
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 3/30 Gainesville GSC
English Country Dancing Mon 3/30 Gainesville ECD
Clogging Mon 3/30 Gainesville IndepenDance
Modern Dance and Adult Ballet with Shay and Gabby Mon 3/30 Gainseville Dance 352
Israeli Dancing with Andy Mon 3/30 Gainesville IDanceAW
Ballet, Stretch and Tone Mon 3/30 Gainesville IndepenDance
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Mon 3/30 Gainesville Baila Calien
Grand Squares with Lonnie Tue 3/31 Gainesville Grand Square
Hip Hop with Andrew Tue 3/31 Gainesville IndepenDance
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen Tue 3/31 Gainesville ParrisDanc
DFW Swing Out Class with Wanda Lloyd Tue 3/31 Gainesville TexasSwing
Hip Hop with Andrew Tue 3/31 Gainseville Dance 352
Scottish Country Dancing with Norma Tue 3/31 Gainesville Scottish
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Cha Cha Workshop with Justin Tue 3/31 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Belly Dance Drills and Skills with Najmah Tue 3/31 Gainesville Najmah Nour
Dance Camp International Folk with Margaret Tue 3/31 Gainesville DC
Ballroom Dancing at IndepenDance Tue 3/31 Gainesville IndepenDance
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 4/02 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 4/03 Gainesville UF Argentine
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 4/03 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
International Folk Dancing Goes to Sping Fling in Casselberry with Julieta Sat 4/04 Casselberry GIFD
Don-Ba African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival Sat 4/04 Gainesville GCC
UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 4/05 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Contra Dance - Canceled Sun 4/05 Gainesville GODS
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 4/06 Gainesville GSC
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 4/08 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 4/09 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 4/10 Gainesville UF Argentine
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 4/10 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Introduction to Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sela Sat 4/11 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 4/11 Gainesville Dances of Un
UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 4/12 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 4/12 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 4/13 Gainesville GSC
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 4/16 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 4/17 Gainesville UF Argentine
Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra Fri 4/17 Gainesville Elio Piedra
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 4/22 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Argentine Tango Workshops with Maria Olivera Fri 4/24 Gainesville Tango Papiru
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 4/24 Gainesville UF Argentine
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 4/25 Hawthorne Dances of Un
Gumbo Limbo Dance with Karin and Joyce Sun 4/26 Gainesville Waltz
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 4/26 Gainesville Aurora Heali
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 5/01 Gainesville UF Argentine
Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna Sat 5/02 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 5/06 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra Fri 5/08 Gainesville Elio Piedra
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 5/10 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops Sat 5/16 Micanopy Belly Dance
A Night on the Nile Featuring Luna Sat 5/16 Gainesville Belly Dance
Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops Sun 5/17 Micanopy Belly Dance
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 5/20 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 5/23 Hawthorne Dances of Un
Argentine Tango with Maja and Marko at Thuy’s Milonga Fri 5/29 Gainesville Tango y Té
International Folk Dancing Summer Fling with Julieta Sat 6/13 Gainesville GIFD
Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra Fri 6/19 Gainesville Elio Piedra

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March 2020


Saturday 28 March 2020

Gator Salsa Club Spring Xtravaganza

Sat 3/28, 10-2:30 am. Gator Salsa Club presents our 2020 Spring Xtravaganza at the ElderCare of Alachua County! Our theme this semester is Neon Nights so come dressed in your neon gear and get ready to dance the night away. Come and celebrate 10 years of Gator Salsa Club with us for a day of workshops in the morning and social dancing in the evening, which will consist of salsa, bachata, kizomba, and more. All workshops are free for everyone! Stay tuned for time, location, and schedule. Neon Nights Xtravaganza Information: Location: Eldercare center of Alachua county 5701 NW 34th Blvd Gainesville, Florida 32653 -Parking will be just outside of the building. Once you walk in, you should see Gator Salsa’s check in table. Time: 10:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. Save us a dance!! Cost: If you are a current UF student (includes grad students), you are allowed free entry to Saturday night's social. A google form will be posted soon. If you ... ElderCare of Alachua County, 5701 NW 34 Blvd, Gainesville, 32653. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [more][website][email][events]

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 3/28, 2:15-9 pm. Participatory sacred singing and dancing. 2:00 - 2:45 Arrival, walking, talking 3:00 - 5:00 Dances of Universal Peace 5:00 - 6:00 Free time in nature, meal set up 6:00 - 7:00 Potluck dinner 7:00 - 8:30 Dancing 8:30 - 9:00 Desserts. Dancing Peacock Paradise, Ft. McCoy, Hawthorne. Diana Kanoy, 352-546-1345. $10 plus potluck dish. Dances of Universal Peace - Gainesville - [website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 3/28, 7:30-10:30 pm. Lesson followed by dancing. Great mix of ballroom, Latin, swing, and country music. Light refreshments. It's red, white, and blue to honor Veteran's Day with a country twist. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32608. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. $15 per person, $25 per couple, $12 for Parris Dance students, or $8 college student. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]


Sunday 29 March 2020

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sun 3/29, 11-12 am. Love to dance and feel better in your body? Want to strengthen, relax and have fun? Then this is the class for you! Nia is a low-impact movement technique that is easily adaptable to all levels of fitness and experience. Inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness, Nia creates a playful and powerful experience, boosting pleasure, fitness and overall well being. Learn more at www.nianow.com . Sarit Sela is an enthusiastic Nia First Degree Black Belt teacher, passionate about sharing this simple and healthy technique for strengthening, stress reduction, and improved quality of life. Class is open to participants of all levels. Comfortable clothing and a bottle of water recommended. $15 drop-in; $40 for 4 classes. Please contact Sarit for further information. Black C Art Gallery, 201 SE 2nd Place, Suite 111, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [website][email][events]

Salsa On 2 with Salsa Mundial

Sun 3/29, 3-5 pm. On2 Salsa Class 3 to 4 pm Beginners 4 to 5 pm Intermediate. 3501 SW 2 Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]

Advanced Contra Dance - Canceled

Sun 3/29, 4-7 pm. Waltzing at 2:30 pm. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Cardio Line Dancing with Wanda

Sun 3/29, 5-8 pm. Bartley Temple, 1936 NE 8 Ave, Gainesville, 32641. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 3/29, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us this Sunday for our usual Sunday Class and Dance. Paul Fairbanks, our regular instructor will be teaching once again in Ocala. Build a solid foundation gaining more knowledge of West Coast Swing concepts and patterns at our West Coast Swing Group class. Stay and practice at our usual social dance, which continues until everyone is done dancing. The more you dance, the better you get. Dancing is fun. No Partner needed, casual attire, flat or low heeled shoes for ladies is best for this dance. Beginner Class 5:30 PM Group Class 6:00 PM Social Dance 7:00 PM Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. Afterwards, we usually go nearby to Logan’s Roadhouse, where we hang out and eat and drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Admission for lesson and dance is $10. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Ave, Suite 402, Ocala. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]

Belly Dance and Flamenco Fusion with Najmah

Sun 3/29, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00 to 7:15 Belly Dance 7:30 to 8:30 Flamenco Fusion Everyone is welcomed. Flamenco Fusion combines contemporary, flamenco and middle eastern dances. Flamenco Fusion is a passionate and powerful dance that includes a foundation in belly dance. Hip Moves Studio, Gainesville, 32603. Najmah Nour Bellydance - [email][events]

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

Sun 3/29, 7-8:30 pm. Welcome. to the dance floor, the temple, the ground of inner being. Here, we let go of judgment, sweat our prayers, clear, move, and come alive. Inspired by the 5-Rhythms, each dance is a ceremony, bringing us ever closer with ourselves. Every-other Sunday night, 7 pm. The dance is 90 minutes, with a short circle beforehand and a closing at the end. We will circle up at 7 sharp. Please do come early. Registration is available online at intotheHOWL.com/when $10 exchange. The House of Waking Life, 109 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [website][email][events]

Salsa and Bachata Sundays

Sun 3/29, 8-11 pm. 8 pm Bachata lesson. 8 pm to 11 pm BOGO happy hour. If you are looking for a true salsa dancing adventure, head over to The Holy Pipe Lounge where DJ Brown Sugar plays the Top Salsa and Bachata hits every Sunday. You will hardly find a more affordable option, with free dance lessons, free admission and easy parking plus drinks at great prices. Gainesville has a surprisingly big salsa dancing scene, with The Holy Pipe catering to both beginners and pros. No cover charge. 18 and over. The Holy Pipe, 7 W University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 424-666-9359. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Monday 30 March 2020

Cross Creek Cloggers

Mon 3/30, 5:30-8:30 am. Confirm times before going. Rosa B Williams, 601 NW 1 Avenue, Gainesville. Eleta Sucsy, 352-473-7761. Cross Creek Cloggers - [email][events]

Hustle, Salsa, Texas Two Step or Other with Andy

Mon 3/30, 5:30. Brief instruction, lots of practice time. 5:30 to 6:15 pm Hustle 6:15 to 7:00 pm Salsa or other 7:00 to 7:30 pm Texas Two Step or other 7:30 to 9:00 pm Israeli Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. $10 per night per person, or $5 student, or $5 per family for experienced Israeli dancers, or Free for students for Israeli dancing only If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact me. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side in the social hall, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 3/30, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 3/30, 6:30-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. 6:50 lesson. Dancing starts at 7. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. Bring light refreshments if you like. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. $5, $3 Students. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Clogging

Mon 3/30, 6:45-7:30 pm. All levels and ages encouraged. Class Rates: $15 Class Drop-in $45 5 Class Booklet $70 Class Booklet Tickets from bundles can be used for any of our adult classes offered at the studio. They also work for iBaby and Me and iPlaydate Program Classes. Booklets expire one year after purchase date. Dress code for all Adult Classes (as well as iBaby and Me/iPlaydate) is up to your discretion. As long as it is comfortable, moveable attire, it is game. Please no denim or dirty street shoes. College Students Intermediate and Advanced Level Encouraged. Receive $10 off a class package with your current student ID. Dancers who want a fun and challenging class to just dance like you did before moving to college. 5745 SW 75 Street, #311, Gainesville, 32608. 352-337-0017. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]

Modern Dance and Adult Ballet with Shay and Gabby

Mon 3/30, 7-9:10 pm. 7 pm Adult Modern Dance with Shay 8 pm Adult Ballet with Gabby. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Mon 3/30, 7:30-9 pm. Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. All ages. No experience needed. $5 per night Free for college aged and under. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]

Ballet, Stretch and Tone

Mon 3/30, 7:45-8:45 pm. All levels and ages encouraged. Class Rates: $15 Class Drop-in $45 5 Class Booklet $70 Class Booklet Tickets from bundles can be used for any of our adult classes offered at the studio. They also work for iBaby and Me and iPlaydate Program Classes. Booklets expire one year after purchase date. Dress code for all Adult Classes (as well as iBaby and Me/iPlaydate) is up to your discretion. As long as it is comfortable, moveable attire, it is game. Please no denim or dirty street shoes. College Students Intermediate and Advanced Level Encouraged. Receive $10 off a class package with your current student ID. Dancers who want a fun and challenging class to just dance like you did before moving to college. 5745 SW 75 Street, #311, Gainesville, 32608. 352-337-0017. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Mon 3/30, 8-10 pm. 8 pm - 9 pm Bachata. 9 pm - 10 pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Tuesday 31 March 2020

Grand Squares with Lonnie

Tue 3/31, 6:15-9 pm. Western Style Square Dancing. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Beachy, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Hip Hop with Andrew

Tue 3/31, 6:45-7:30 pm. All levels and ages encouraged. Class Rates: $15 Class Drop-in $45 5 Class Booklet $70 Class Booklet Tickets from bundles can be used for any of our adult classes offered at the studio. They also work for iBaby and Me and iPlaydate Program Classes. Booklets expire one year after purchase date. Dress code for all Adult Classes (as well as iBaby and Me/iPlaydate) is up to your discretion. As long as it is comfortable, moveable attire, it is game. Please no denim or dirty street shoes. College Students Intermediate and Advanced Level Encouraged. Receive $10 off a class package with your current student ID. Dancers who want a fun and challenging class to just dance like you did before moving to college. 5745 SW 75 Street, #311, Gainesville, 32608. 352-337-0017. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Tue 3/31, 7-9:30 pm. Ballroom dance lesson followed by open dancing. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Different dance each week. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

DFW Swing Out Class with Wanda Lloyd

Tue 3/31, 7-9 pm. Dallas Fort Worth Swing Out class. Learn Texas swing, a smooth style of swing dancing. Bartley Temple, 1936 NE 8 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Swing N Motion with Eric and Donna - [email][events]

Hip Hop with Andrew

Tue 3/31, 7-8 pm. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Scottish Country Dancing with Norma

Tue 3/31, 7-9 pm. Rosa B Williams, Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Cha Cha Workshop with Justin

Tue 3/31, 7:30-9 pm. Join Justin for a Cha Cha workshop. Must know basics of cha cha to attend. Singles & couples are welcome, we do rotate partners. Cost: $18/person, $35/couple. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Belly Dance Drills and Skills with Najmah

Tue 3/31, 7:30-8:30 pm. Everyone is welcomed. This class is a belly dance and performance strengthening class. Hip Moves Studio, Gainesville, 32603. Najmah Nour Bellydance - [email][events]

Dance Camp International Folk with Margaret

Tue 3/31, 7:30-9:30 pm. More advanced ethnic dance. Beginners welcome. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Margaret Tolbert. $5. Dance Camp - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing at IndepenDance

Tue 3/31, 7:45-8:30 pm. All levels and ages encouraged. Class Rates: $15 Class Drop-in $45 5 Class Booklet $70 Class Booklet Tickets from bundles can be used for any of our adult classes offered at the studio. They also work for iBaby and Me and iPlaydate Program Classes. Booklets expire one year after purchase date. Dress code for all Adult Classes (as well as iBaby and Me/iPlaydate) is up to your discretion. As long as it is comfortable, moveable attire, it is game. Please no denim or dirty street shoes. College Students Intermediate and Advanced Level Encouraged. Receive $10 off a class package with your current student ID. Dancers who want a fun and challenging class to just dance like you did before moving to college. 5745 SW 75 Street, #311, Gainesville, 32608. 352-337-0017. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]


April 2020


Thursday 2 April 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 4/02, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Friday 3 April 2020

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 4/03, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Fri 4/03, 7:45-11 pm. Florida Swing Dancing Club invites you all to join us again this Friday at Thelma A. Boltin Community Center This event will cost $5 to help support the club and bring you more swing dancing events in Gainesville. There will be a friendly beginner lesson will to help you get into the swing of things. You may come alone or with a group of friends. Coming with a dance partner is not necessary and no prior dance experience is required. 7:45 - 8:00: Doors open 8:00 - 9:00: Beginner Lesson 9:00 - 11:00: Social Dance If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please come talk to any of the officers. We hope to dance with you all soon. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2 Avenue, Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]


Saturday 4 April 2020

International Folk Dancing Goes to Sping Fling in Casselberry with Julieta

Sat 4/04, 11 am-6 pm. International folk dancing workshops. Let us organize car pools. For questions about the event contact Pat Henderson at henderp14@gmail.com. Crystal Ballroom Backroom, 1241 SR 436, Suite 147, Casselberry. Julieta, 352-281-0428. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Don-Ba African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival

Sat 4/04, 3-8 pm. Intensive day of 5 hours of dance workshops in 5 different styles of dance with 3 women. 3:00 to 4:00 pm Ivory Coast Moderne Dance Decale Move with Barakissa Coulibaly 4:05 to 5:50 pm Egyptian bellydance with Najmah Nour 5:10 to 6:10 pm Ivory Coast Traditional Dance Class with Barakissa Coulibaly 6:15 to 7:15 pm Afro Beat Hip Hop with Alexis Jennings 7:15 to 8:15 pm Doun-Doun Dance Class with Barakissa Coulibaly Adult $15 per class advanced, $20 at the door. UF student $12 per class. Children $8 per class advanced, $10 at the door. Gainesville Circus Center, 250 SE 10 Ave, Gainesville. 386-264-2219. Gainesville Circus Center - [email][events]


Sunday 5 April 2020

UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack

Sun 4/05, 1:45-6 pm. Last semester, we Lindy Hopped to the top. Now it is time to Lindy Hop to the Tip-Top. This Spring, we will feature two levels of classes taught by Zack Buchillon, as well as an open practice hour. 1:45 - 3:45 Higher Level Lindy Lesson 4:00 - 5:00 Beginner Level Lindy Lesson 5:00 - 6:00 Open Practice Hour Prices Higher Level - $10 per lesson, $75 full semester Beginner Level - $5 per lesson, $30 full semester Dates: January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 16, 23 March 15, 22 April 5, 12 Anybody who attends the Higher Level lesson will be able to attend the Beginner Level lesson for FREE, on that given day. For our more experienced dancers (or those beginners looking for a challenge), join us from 1:45 - 3:45 pm on Sunday afternoons for our Higher Level Lesson series. This series will feature two hours of dancing with collaborative, personalized feedback and lessons. This will not just be a collection of moves, but a div ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][email][events]

Contra Dance - Canceled

Sun 4/05, 4-7 pm. Waltzing at 2:30 pm. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]


Monday 6 April 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 4/06, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 8 April 2020

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 4/08, 7-9 pm. Ecstatic dance is a free-flow movement practice that incorporates music from all around the world into a wave of energy the rises and falls. Here we will open ourselves to feel what is real for us and express it without judgement. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine, and also the tasty bean that makes chocolate. Known for opening the heart, it will surely help you help the energy flow in this ecstatic dance. Come co-create as we combine the dance of life with this fresh Mayan cacao just brought back from Guatemala. The dance will be hosted and live mixed by Riley/DJ TAILYPO. Energy exchange for Wednesday night dances is $10 ! (For the cacao, it’s just $5 more for a heart-opening cup, should you choose to partake. Feel free to come to the whole evening, even if you are not drinking the cacao. PS the dance is a substance-free event aside from this special elixir. We will start the ceremony at 7 pm, and you can arrive as early ... The Crystal Canvas, 1801 NE 23 Avenue, Suite D5, Gainesville, 32609. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Thursday 9 April 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 4/09, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Friday 10 April 2020

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 4/10, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Fri 4/10, 7:45-11 pm. Florida Swing Dancing Club invites you all to join us again this Friday at Thelma A. Boltin Community Center This event will cost $5 to help support the club and bring you more swing dancing events in Gainesville. There will be a friendly beginner lesson will to help you get into the swing of things. You may come alone or with a group of friends. Coming with a dance partner is not necessary and no prior dance experience is required. 7:45 - 8:00: Doors open 8:00 - 9:00: Beginner Lesson 9:00 - 11:00: Social Dance If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please come talk to any of the officers. We hope to dance with you all soon. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2 Avenue, Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]


Saturday 11 April 2020

Introduction to Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sela

Sat 4/11, 2-4:30 pm. Feel-Good Fitness for Body & Soul... All Levels... Every Body... Then get ready to Nia and dance, move, laugh, shake and put pleasure into your workout! Experience Nia in this workshop designed specifically for beginners, and for anyone interested in deepening their Nia practice. We'll introduce the basic concepts and principles of Nia and get moving in a Nia class. All levels of fitness are welcome and no experience required! Saturday, April 11th 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm $25 Early Bird (ends 4/4) $35 General (begins 4/5) Nia® is a fun, powerful and transformative holistic fusion fitness practice that combines dance, martial arts and the healing arts like Yoga to create a life-changing workout for body, mind, emotions and spirit! Learn more at www.NiaNow.com About Sarit: First Degree Nia Black Belt Teacher, enjoying Nia since 2005, and teaching in Gainesville since 2011. Nia is my passion and my hobby. I teach Nia to share thi ... Gainesville Retreat Center, 1551 SE 51 Street, Gainesville, 32641. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [more][website][email][events]

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 4/11, 3-5 pm. Usually second Saturday of the month afternoon dance. Join Hakim and friends for these simple, beloved dances celebrating many faiths. Live music always. Beginners welcomed. Bring friends. Free love offering. A participatory spiritual event with singing and circle dancing for men and women. Come early to greet people. Only Love is Flowing Here The simple circle dances will be taught and everyone joins in. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Nurallah, 352-262-3798, Hakim 352-235-6471. Dances of Universal Peace - Gainesville - [website][email][events]


Sunday 12 April 2020

UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack

Sun 4/12, 1:45-6 pm. Last semester, we Lindy Hopped to the top. Now it is time to Lindy Hop to the Tip-Top. This Spring, we will feature two levels of classes taught by Zack Buchillon, as well as an open practice hour. 1:45 - 3:45 Higher Level Lindy Lesson 4:00 - 5:00 Beginner Level Lindy Lesson 5:00 - 6:00 Open Practice Hour Prices Higher Level - $10 per lesson, $75 full semester Beginner Level - $5 per lesson, $30 full semester Dates: January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 16, 23 March 15, 22 April 5, 12 Anybody who attends the Higher Level lesson will be able to attend the Beginner Level lesson for FREE, on that given day. For our more experienced dancers (or those beginners looking for a challenge), join us from 1:45 - 3:45 pm on Sunday afternoons for our Higher Level Lesson series. This series will feature two hours of dancing with collaborative, personalized feedback and lessons. This will not just be a collection of moves, but a div ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][email][events]

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

Sun 4/12, 7-8:30 pm. Welcome. to the dance floor, the temple, the ground of inner being. Here, we let go of judgment, sweat our prayers, clear, move, and come alive. Inspired by the 5-Rhythms, each dance is a ceremony, bringing us ever closer with ourselves. Every-other Sunday night, 7 pm. The dance is 90 minutes, with a short circle beforehand and a closing at the end. We will circle up at 7 sharp. Please do come early. Registration is available online at intotheHOWL.com/when $10 exchange. The House of Waking Life, 109 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [website][email][events]


Monday 13 April 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 4/13, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Thursday 16 April 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 4/16, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Friday 17 April 2020

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 4/17, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

Fri 4/17, 10 pm-1:30 am. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our Havana-themed Salsa Night. For one night only, prepare to party and dance as DJ Elio Piedra "Bringing The Fiesta to you" brings the fiesta to The Wooly. Working with Gator Salsa Club and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival we will bring passion and rhythm to the dance floor. Photo ops, vibrant dance floors and a specialty drink will be available to keep the party going all night long. So dress spicy, bring your friends and get ready to cha-cha-cha. 21 & Over: $5 Under 21: $10 DOORS OPEN AT 10 PM. The Wooly, 20 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32608. Elio Piedra, 352-327-5089. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 22 April 2020

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 4/22, 7-9 pm. Ecstatic dance is a free-flow movement practice that incorporates music from all around the world into a wave of energy the rises and falls. Here we will open ourselves to feel what is real for us and express it without judgement. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine, and also the tasty bean that makes chocolate. Known for opening the heart, it will surely help you help the energy flow in this ecstatic dance. Come co-create as we combine the dance of life with this fresh Mayan cacao just brought back from Guatemala. The dance will be hosted and live mixed by Riley/DJ TAILYPO. Energy exchange for Wednesday night dances is $10 ! (For the cacao, it’s just $5 more for a heart-opening cup, should you choose to partake. Feel free to come to the whole evening, even if you are not drinking the cacao. PS the dance is a substance-free event aside from this special elixir. We will start the ceremony at 7 pm, and you can arrive as early ... The Crystal Canvas, 1801 NE 23 Avenue, Suite D5, Gainesville, 32609. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Friday 24 April 2020

Argentine Tango Workshops with Maria Olivera

Fri 4/24 to Sun 4/26. Friday April 24 6:30 to 8:30 pm Tango embrace, connection and communication 8:15 to 9:45 pm Tango musicality, the innuendos and dynamics Saturday April 25 7:00 to 8:30 pm Tango techniques, turns, pivots and decorations 8:30 to 12:00 am Milonga with light refreshments Both at Rosa B Williams, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville Sunday April 26 1:15 to 2:45 pm Milonga, vocabulary, momentum and speed 3:00 to 4:15 pm Vals, navigating with turns and sacadas Hip Moves, 708 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville Fee: $25 per workshop, or $20 each if you take 4 or 5 workshops. Maria is available for private lessons. For more information, please send Maria a message to info@tangomaria.com or Whatsapp +54 911 5059 8988. Mark your calendar for a memorable weekend: María Olivera is coming to Gainesville soon. She taught at various communities in Florida before (Miami, Tampa, Orlando); however, this is the first time she visits Gainesville. ... Gainesville. Andrea Pham. Tango Papirusa - [more][website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 4/24, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]


Saturday 25 April 2020

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 4/25, 2:15-9 pm. Participatory sacred singing and dancing. 2:00 - 2:45 Arrival, walking, talking 3:00 - 5:00 Dances of Universal Peace 5:00 - 6:00 Free time in nature, meal set up 6:00 - 7:00 Potluck dinner 7:00 - 8:30 Dancing 8:30 - 9:00 Desserts. Dancing Peacock Paradise, Ft. McCoy, Hawthorne. Diana Kanoy, 352-546-1345. $10 plus potluck dish. Dances of Universal Peace - Gainesville - [website][email][events]


Sunday 26 April 2020

Gumbo Limbo Dance with Karin and Joyce

Sun 4/26, 3:30-6:30 pm. Join us for the upbeat, energizing music of the Gumbo Limbo Band. Cajun, East Coast Swing, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Zydeco and more. Dance lesson at 3:30 pm. No partner needed. Bring a snack. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Connie, GumboLimboDance@gmail.com. $10, $5 for ages 16-29. Vintage Waltz - [email][events]

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

Sun 4/26, 7-8:30 pm. Welcome. to the dance floor, the temple, the ground of inner being. Here, we let go of judgment, sweat our prayers, clear, move, and come alive. Inspired by the 5-Rhythms, each dance is a ceremony, bringing us ever closer with ourselves. Every-other Sunday night, 7 pm. The dance is 90 minutes, with a short circle beforehand and a closing at the end. We will circle up at 7 sharp. Please do come early. Registration is available online at intotheHOWL.com/when $10 exchange. The House of Waking Life, 109 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [website][email][events]


May 2020


Friday 1 May 2020

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 5/01, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]


Saturday 2 May 2020

Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna

Sat 5/02, 8 pm-12 am. Lovely Argentine Tango Milonga with Rosanna's home cooking. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Andrea Pham. $10, $5 student. Tango El Abrazo Milonga - [email][events]


Wednesday 6 May 2020

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 5/06, 7-9 pm. Ecstatic dance is a free-flow movement practice that incorporates music from all around the world into a wave of energy the rises and falls. Here we will open ourselves to feel what is real for us and express it without judgement. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine, and also the tasty bean that makes chocolate. Known for opening the heart, it will surely help you help the energy flow in this ecstatic dance. Come co-create as we combine the dance of life with this fresh Mayan cacao just brought back from Guatemala. The dance will be hosted and live mixed by Riley/DJ TAILYPO. Energy exchange for Wednesday night dances is $10 ! (For the cacao, it’s just $5 more for a heart-opening cup, should you choose to partake. Feel free to come to the whole evening, even if you are not drinking the cacao. PS the dance is a substance-free event aside from this special elixir. We will start the ceremony at 7 pm, and you can arrive as early ... The Crystal Canvas, 1801 NE 23 Avenue, Suite D5, Gainesville, 32609. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Friday 8 May 2020

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

Fri 5/08, 10 pm-1:30 am. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our Havana-themed Salsa Night. For one night only, prepare to party and dance as DJ Elio Piedra "Bringing The Fiesta to you" brings the fiesta to The Wooly. Working with Gator Salsa Club and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival we will bring passion and rhythm to the dance floor. Photo ops, vibrant dance floors and a specialty drink will be available to keep the party going all night long. So dress spicy, bring your friends and get ready to cha-cha-cha. 21 & Over: $5 Under 21: $10 DOORS OPEN AT 10 PM. The Wooly, 20 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32608. Elio Piedra, 352-327-5089. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][email][events]


Sunday 10 May 2020

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

Sun 5/10, 7-8:30 pm. Welcome. to the dance floor, the temple, the ground of inner being. Here, we let go of judgment, sweat our prayers, clear, move, and come alive. Inspired by the 5-Rhythms, each dance is a ceremony, bringing us ever closer with ourselves. Every-other Sunday night, 7 pm. The dance is 90 minutes, with a short circle beforehand and a closing at the end. We will circle up at 7 sharp. Please do come early. Registration is available online at intotheHOWL.com/when $10 exchange. The House of Waking Life, 109 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [website][email][events]


Saturday 16 May 2020

Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops

Sat 5/16 to Sun 5/17, 10. LUNA OF CAIRO RETREAT RETURNS! Gainesville, Florida welcomes LUNA OF CAIRO in another retreat style workshop and evening showcase!!! This years workshops and limited on-site lodging will be held at the AMAZING Casa Micanopy Retreat Center—a gorgeous retreat center overlooking 6 acres of landscaped and natural scenery! ADDRESS 22259 NW 75 Avenue Road Micanopy, FL 32667 Casa Micanopy is a short 15 minute drive south of Gainesville LUNA BIO Luna is an international belly dance star who has performed in Egypt's top hotels and Nile cruises. She has an exceptionally exciting style of dance, and has been featured on Egyptian television channels such as El-Tet as a star dancer. Luna has also appeared in the music videos of some of Egypt's most popular singers, including Higazi Mitqal, Mahmoud El-Hosseiny, Simsim Shehab, Ragab El-Prince, and Ahmed Salah, and was a featured dancer in several movies. In addition to perf ... Casa Micanopy Retreat Center, 22259 NW 75 Avenue Road, Micanopy, 32667-7698. Leela Corman, 718-687-7433. Belly Dance with Leela - [more][website][email][events]

A Night on the Nile Featuring Luna

Sat 5/16, 7:30-10:30 pm. Join us for another Night on the Nile Bellydance Gala! Night on the Nile showcases performers from all over Florida. We are pleased to be able to welcome back the AMAZING Luna as our featured performer! Luna is an international belly dance star who has performed in Egypt's top hotels and Nile cruises. She has an exceptionally exciting style of dance, and has been featured on Egyptian television channels such as El-Tet as a star dancer. Luna has also appeared in the music videos of some of Egypt's most popular singers, including Higazi Mitqal, Mahmoud El-Hosseiny, Simsim Shehab, Ragab El-Prince, and Ahmed Salah, and was a featured dancer in several movies. Blackadder Brewery is very cozy relaxed space with with a variety of beer, wine and sodas. There will be a food truck outside if you are hungry. Recommended to arrive early for seating. This is a family friendly/no cover event. In addition, Luna will be teaching workshops at ... Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60 Street, Gainesville, 32607. Leela Corman, 718-687-7433. Belly Dance with Leela - [more][website][email][events]


Sunday 17 May 2020

Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops

Sun 5/17, 10. LUNA OF CAIRO RETREAT RETURNS! Gainesville, Florida welcomes LUNA OF CAIRO in another retreat style workshop and evening showcase!!! This years workshops and limited on-site lodging will be held at the AMAZING Casa Micanopy Retreat Center—a gorgeous retreat center overlooking 6 acres of landscaped and natural scenery! ADDRESS 22259 NW 75 Avenue Road Micanopy, FL 32667 Casa Micanopy is a short 15 minute drive south of Gainesville LUNA BIO Luna is an international belly dance star who has performed in Egypt's top hotels and Nile cruises. She has an exceptionally exciting style of dance, and has been featured on Egyptian television channels such as El-Tet as a star dancer. Luna has also appeared in the music videos of some of Egypt's most popular singers, including Higazi Mitqal, Mahmoud El-Hosseiny, Simsim Shehab, Ragab El-Prince, and Ahmed Salah, and was a featured dancer in several movies. In addition to perf ... Casa Micanopy Retreat Center, 22259 NW 75 Avenue Road, Micanopy, 32667-7698. Leela Corman, 718-687-7433. Belly Dance with Leela - [more][website][email][events]


Wednesday 20 May 2020

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 5/20, 7-9 pm. Ecstatic dance is a free-flow movement practice that incorporates music from all around the world into a wave of energy the rises and falls. Here we will open ourselves to feel what is real for us and express it without judgement. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine, and also the tasty bean that makes chocolate. Known for opening the heart, it will surely help you help the energy flow in this ecstatic dance. Come co-create as we combine the dance of life with this fresh Mayan cacao just brought back from Guatemala. The dance will be hosted and live mixed by Riley/DJ TAILYPO. Energy exchange for Wednesday night dances is $10 ! (For the cacao, it’s just $5 more for a heart-opening cup, should you choose to partake. Feel free to come to the whole evening, even if you are not drinking the cacao. PS the dance is a substance-free event aside from this special elixir. We will start the ceremony at 7 pm, and you can arrive as early ... The Crystal Canvas, 1801 NE 23 Avenue, Suite D5, Gainesville, 32609. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Saturday 23 May 2020

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 5/23, 2:15-9 pm. Participatory sacred singing and dancing. 2:00 - 2:45 Arrival, walking, talking 3:00 - 5:00 Dances of Universal Peace 5:00 - 6:00 Free time in nature, meal set up 6:00 - 7:00 Potluck dinner 7:00 - 8:30 Dancing 8:30 - 9:00 Desserts. Dancing Peacock Paradise, Ft. McCoy, Hawthorne. Diana Kanoy, 352-546-1345. $10 plus potluck dish. Dances of Universal Peace - Gainesville - [website][email][events]


Friday 29 May 2020

Argentine Tango with Maja and Marko at Thuy’s Milonga

Fri 5/29 to Sun 5/31. We love Maja and Marko. This is huge for us. We are super excited for you to join us. Save the date. Details will be provided. Five immersive workshops. 15 couples maximum. Gainesville, 32605. David Chayes. Tango y Té - [website][email][events]


June 2020


Saturday 13 June 2020

International Folk Dancing Summer Fling with Julieta

Sat 6/13. International folk dancing workshops. Rosa B Willians Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]


Friday 19 June 2020

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

Fri 6/19, 10 pm-1:30 am. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our Havana-themed Salsa Night. For one night only, prepare to party and dance as DJ Elio Piedra "Bringing The Fiesta to you" brings the fiesta to The Wooly. Working with Gator Salsa Club and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival we will bring passion and rhythm to the dance floor. Photo ops, vibrant dance floors and a specialty drink will be available to keep the party going all night long. So dress spicy, bring your friends and get ready to cha-cha-cha. 21 & Over: $5 Under 21: $10 DOORS OPEN AT 10 PM. The Wooly, 20 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32608. Elio Piedra, 352-327-5089. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][email][events]

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