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Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

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

Salsa On 2 with Salsa Mundial

Baila Caliente Dance Team Auditions

Flamenco Fusion and Belly Dance with Najmah

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Ecstatic Dance at Flow Space with Henna

Salsa and Bachata Sundays

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Cross Creek Cloggers

Hustle, Foxtrot, Waltz and Salsa 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

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

DFW Swing Out Class with Eric and Donna

Scottish Country Dancing with Norma

Belly Dance Drills and Skills with Najmah

Dance Camp International Folk with Margaret

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Ballroom Dancing at IndepenDance

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Clover Squares in Williston

Cross Step Waltz with Patrick

Irish Dance with Piper

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

Baila Caliente Salsa and Bachata

Elio's Latin Night at Bahama Breeze

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Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 1 of 4

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz

Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 1 of 4

Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod

DFW Swing Out Class

International Folk Dancing with Julieta

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

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Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 1 of 4

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Adult West African with Barakissa

Dancing through the Decades

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

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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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Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 2 of 4

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4

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Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 2 of 4

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

First Fridays Social Dance Party

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

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Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Steve, Judy and Jon

Dances of Universal Peace

Salsa Mundial Valentine Social with Koji and DJPhat Tony

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Gumbo Limbo Music Mardi Gras Dance Party with Karin and Joyce

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen

Contra Dance in Melrose at the Dancing Fish

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Latin Lovers Night with Elio Piedra

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UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen

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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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Argentine Tango Week at Thuy’s with Karen and Tate

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 3 of 4

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4

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Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 3 of 4

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

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Dances of Universal Peace

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

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 4 of 4

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4

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Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 4 of 4

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

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Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sun 1/26 Gainesville Nia Holistic
UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 1/26 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Salsa On 2 with Salsa Mundial Sun 1/26 Gainesville Mundial
Baila Caliente Dance Team Auditions Sun 1/26 Gainesville Baila Calien
Flamenco Fusion and Belly Dance with Najmah Sun 1/26 Gainesville Najmah Nour
Line Dancing and Swingout Class Sun 1/26 Gainesville Smooth Flava
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 1/26 Ocala Ocala Dance
Ecstatic Dance at Flow Space with Henna Sun 1/26 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Salsa and Bachata Sundays Sun 1/26 Gainesville Mundial
Cross Creek Cloggers Mon 1/27 Gainesville Cross Creek
Hustle, Foxtrot, Waltz and Salsa with Andy Mon 1/27 Gainesville SwingDance
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 1/27 Gainesville GSC
English Country Dancing Mon 1/27 Gainesville ECD
Clogging Mon 1/27 Gainesville IndepenDance
Modern Dance and Adult Ballet with Shay and Gabby Mon 1/27 Gainseville Dance 352
Israeli Dancing with Andy Mon 1/27 Gainesville IDanceAW
Ballet, Stretch and Tone Mon 1/27 Gainesville IndepenDance
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Mon 1/27 Gainesville Baila Calien
Grand Squares with Lonnie Tue 1/28 Gainesville Grand Square
Hip Hop Tue 1/28 Gainesville IndepenDance
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen Tue 1/28 Gainesville ParrisDanc
DFW Swing Out Class with Eric and Donna Tue 1/28 Gainesville TexasSwing
Scottish Country Dancing with Norma Tue 1/28 Gainesville Scottish
Belly Dance Drills and Skills with Najmah Tue 1/28 Gainesville Najmah Nour
Dance Camp International Folk with Margaret Tue 1/28 Gainesville DC
Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 1/28 Gainesville Mundial
Ballroom Dancing at IndepenDance Tue 1/28 Gainesville IndepenDance
Clover Squares in Williston Wed 1/29 Williston Grand Square
Cross Step Waltz with Patrick Wed 1/29 Gainesville Waltz
Irish Dance with Piper Wed 1/29 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 1/29 Gainesville IndepenDance
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 1/29 Gainesville Aurora Heali
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 1/29 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Salsa and Bachata Wed 1/29 Gainesville Baila Calien
Elio's Latin Night at Bahama Breeze Wed 1/29 Gainesville Elio Piedra
Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 1 of 4 Thu 1/30 Gainesville GDA
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 1/30 Gainesville GSC
Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo Thu 1/30 Gainesville KolSimcha
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz Thu 1/30 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 1 of 4 Thu 1/30 Gainesville SwingDance
Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod Thu 1/30 Anthony Celebrity Sq
DFW Swing Out Class Thu 1/30 Gainesville TexasSwing
International Folk Dancing with Julieta Thu 1/30 Gainesville GIFD
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 1/30 Gainesville Mundial
Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 1 of 4 Fri 1/31 Gainesville GDA
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 1/31 Gainesville UF Argentine
Adult West African with Barakissa Fri 1/31 Gainesville IndepenDance
Dancing through the Decades Fri 1/31 Alachua ParrisDanc
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 1/31 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra Fri 1/31 Gainesville Elio Piedra
UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 2/02 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 2/02 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 2/03 Gainesville GSC
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 2/05 Gainesville IndepenDance
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 2/05 Gainesville WCSJA
Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 2 of 4 Thu 2/06 Gainesville GDA
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 2/06 Gainesville GSC
Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4 Thu 2/06 Gainesville SwingDance
Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 2 of 4 Fri 2/07 Gainesville GDA
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 2/07 Gainesville UF Argentine
First Fridays Social Dance Party Fri 2/07 Gainesville Smooth Flava
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 2/07 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Steve, Judy and Jon Sat 2/08 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 2/08 Gainesville Dances of Un
Salsa Mundial Valentine Social with Koji and DJPhat Tony Sat 2/08 Gainesville Mundial
Gumbo Limbo Music Mardi Gras Dance Party with Karin and Joyce Sun 2/09 Gainesville Waltz
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 2/10 Gainesville GSC
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 2/12 Gainesville IndepenDance
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 2/12 Gainesville Aurora Heali
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 2/12 Gainesville WCSJA
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 2/13 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen Fri 2/14 Gainesville UF Argentine
Contra Dance in Melrose at the Dancing Fish Fri 2/14 Melrose GODS
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 2/14 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Latin Lovers Night with Elio Piedra Fri 2/14 Gainesville Elio Piedra
UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen Sat 2/15 Gainesville UF Argentine
UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 2/16 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 2/16 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 2/17 Gainesville GSC
Argentine Tango Week at Thuy’s with Karen and Tate Wed 2/19 Gainesville Tango y Té
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 2/19 Gainesville IndepenDance
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 2/19 Gainesville WCSJA
Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 3 of 4 Thu 2/20 Gainesville GDA
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 2/20 Gainesville GSC
Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4 Thu 2/20 Gainesville SwingDance
Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 3 of 4 Fri 2/21 Gainesville GDA
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 2/21 Gainesville UF Argentine
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 2/21 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra Fri 2/21 Gainesville Elio Piedra
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 2/22 Hawthorne Dances of Un
UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 2/23 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 2/24 Gainesville GSC
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 2/26 Gainesville IndepenDance
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 2/26 Gainesville Aurora Heali
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 2/26 Gainesville WCSJA
Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 4 of 4 Thu 2/27 Gainesville GDA
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 2/27 Gainesville GSC
Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4 Thu 2/27 Gainesville SwingDance
Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 4 of 4 Fri 2/28 Gainesville GDA
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 2/28 Gainesville UF Argentine
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January 2020


Sunday 26 January 2020

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sun 1/26, 11-12 am. Nia's philosophy is: Through Movement We Find Health. Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being. Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. This one-hour class is perfect for all levels of experience and fitness. Parking is available at the back of the building Wear comfortable movement clothes. Bring a bottle of water. You are encouraged to be practice Nia barefoot. First class is free. Come with a friend: both of you enjoy a free class. Visionary Athletes, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

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

Sun 1/26, 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]

Salsa On 2 with Salsa Mundial

Sun 1/26, 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]

Baila Caliente Dance Team Auditions

Sun 1/26, 4:30-6 pm. Ever wanted to dance live on stage and impress the audience with your dancing prowess. Ever wanted to travel the state and the country displaying your art, meet new dancers, take fun workshops and dance you night away? This is your grand opportunity. Baila Caliente will be hosting auditions for our dance teams. Our routines are choerographed by our talented and reknown instructors. If you missed joining the teams last year then you do not want to miss them this year. We will be hosting for three teams: Bachata (partner work), Men shine and LadiesStyling/Salsa. All level dancers are welcomed. The tryout will consist of the brief choreography and elements of social dancing. We want to see how you present yourself on stage. Look forward to seeing you and be ready for a life changing experience. Wear comfortable clothing. No partners necessary. Auditions are held at our studio, 1315 South Main Street. You are not required to ... Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [more][website][email][events]

Flamenco Fusion and Belly Dance with Najmah

Sun 1/26, 5-6 pm. 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. Advanced level Belly Dance classes formulated to be able to build on foundation. Hip Moves Studio, Gainesville, 32603. Najmah Nour Bellydance - [email][events]

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Sun 1/26, 5-8 pm. Reichert House, 1704 SE 2 Ave, Gainesville, 32641. Wanda Lloyd. Smooth Flava Dance - [website][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 1/26, 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]

Ecstatic Dance at Flow Space with Henna

Sun 1/26, 7. We are super excited to announce that we will be one of the new homes to ecstatic dance as the beloved energy/space of Aurora Healing Arts transforms into HOWL (The House of Waking Life), a creation by Brooke Rosen We are so excited. Facilitated by the lovely Henna Hummingbird, our dances happen every other Sunday and alternating weekends will be hosted by The Crystal Canvas. Ecstatic Dance at The Crystal Canvas This dance will follow the rhythm of a wave interpretation of such flow is different for each DJ, however 5 rhythms is loosely encouraged. Starting gentle, rising and climaxing in energy, and then to be ended in stillness. In this environment we will let go of judgment of ourselves and others, embrace whatever emotions arise, and feel free to move, shake and groove however our bodies choose! The price for this dance is $10 Please be sure to arrive on time if possible and reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there. Flow Space, 117 NW 16 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [website][email][events]

Salsa and Bachata Sundays

Sun 1/26, 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 27 January 2020

Cross Creek Cloggers

Mon 1/27, 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, Foxtrot, Waltz and Salsa with Andy

Mon 1/27, 5:30. Hustle, Cross Step Waltz and Salsa, 3 dances, 40 minutes each dance. Brief instruction, lots of practice time. 5:30 to 6:10 pm Hustle 6:10 to 6:50 pm Foxtrot, Waltz 6:50 to 7:30 pm Salsa 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 1/27, 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 1/27, 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 1/27, 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 1/27, 7-9:10 pm. Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Thursdays 7:10-8:10 pm Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is for dancers of all shapes, sizes, and genders. Tribal Fusion combines the techniques of American Tribal Style, Hip Hop, Classic Westernized dance, American Cabaret Bellydance and much more to create a style that is modern, serpentine, and smooth, Tribal Fusion Belly Dance also uses some of the same movement principles from traditional forms such as Flamenco, Kathak, Odissi, and other folkloric and classical dance styles. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to try something new, even if you're a beginner or experienced dancer. We'll break down posture, isolations, arm and footwork, traveling and we'll work on combinations that will give students a solid grasp of this fun. For Dancers Ages 14+. Adult Beginner Tap Thursdays 8:15-8:15 pm A class where adults can have fun learning the basic steps of tap dance. This class is also great for “brushi ... Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [more][email][events]

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Mon 1/27, 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 1/27, 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 1/27, 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 28 January 2020

Grand Squares with Lonnie

Tue 1/28, 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

Tue 1/28, 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 1/28, 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 Eric and Donna

Tue 1/28, 7-9 pm. Dallas Fort Worth Swing Out class. Learn Texas swing, a smooth style of swing dancing. Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Eric Fisher. 5. Swing N Motion with Eric and Donna - [email][events]

Scottish Country Dancing with Norma

Tue 1/28, 7-9 pm. Rosa B Williams, Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Belly Dance Drills and Skills with Najmah

Tue 1/28, 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 1/28, 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]

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Tue 1/28, 7:30-9:40 pm. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm Tuesday 8:40-9:40 pm. 3501 SW 2 Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing at IndepenDance

Tue 1/28, 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]


Wednesday 29 January 2020

Clover Squares in Williston

Wed 1/29, 2-4 pm. Western Style Square Dancing with Clover Squares, a square dance club of Levy County. We have a workshop class from 4-5 if we have new students interested. First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 213 W Noble Avenue, Williston, 32696. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. Grand Squares - [website][email][events]

Cross Step Waltz with Patrick

Wed 1/29, 5-6:30 pm. Waltz on Wednesdays is the Rosa B's regular weekly practice for anyone who wants to learn or improve their Cross-Step Waltz or other waltz steps taught by Richard Powers recently in Gainesville. Waltz sessions are led by Patrick Harrigan, an adept in soft martial arts. Patrick has been doing cross-step waltz for the past six years and now also coaches individuals and couples, beginners and experienced waltzers alike, in the basics of cross-step waltz. "Cross-Step Waltz is one of the newest social dance forms, spreading quickly because it is easy to learn yet endlessly innovative, satisfying for both beginners and the most experienced dancers. It travels and rotates like traditional waltz, but the addition of the cross-step opens up a wide range of playful yet gracefully flowing variations." ~ Richard Powers The amazing part of all this is the price. For a limited time only, improve your cross-step waltz with Patrick and friends ... Rosa B Williams, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Patrick Harrigan. $5. Vintage Waltz - [more][email][events]

Irish Dance with Piper

Wed 1/29, 5:30-8:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 1/29, 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]

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 1/29, 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]

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

Wed 1/29, 7-9:30 pm. Our schedule for the month: Class #1 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #4 Beginner Swing Class and Social Dance West Coast Wednesdays Class Schedule: 7:00 Doors Open, Warm Up Music 7:15 Beginner Patterns, Practice 7:45 Technique and Styling, Practice 8:15 Intermediate Patterns 8:45 Social Dancing, Practice Instructor Josh Angel Cost $45 Month, or $15 Night, or $5 Beginners per night, or $5 Ages 16 to 29 per night. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]

Baila Caliente Salsa and Bachata

Wed 1/29, 8-10 pm. 8 pm - 9 pm Salsa. 9 pm - 10 pm Bachata. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

Elio's Latin Night at Bahama Breeze

Wed 1/29, 9 pm-12 am. You asked for it, and now, after popular demand, Elio is back. Wednesday nights at Bahama Breeze Island Grille just got a little hotter. Gainesville's premier latin music act, Elio Piedra, will be bringing the party to keep you dancing all night. Bahama Breeze Island Grille, 3989 Plaza Blvd, Gainesville, 32608. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][events]


Thursday 30 January 2020

Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 1 of 4

Thu 1/30, 12-1 pm. World Line Dancing. 12 to 12:30 Newcomers. 12:30 to 1:00 Regulars. Everyone is encouraged to come for the whole time. The first half-hour caters to newcomers and the second half-hour caters to the regulars. Have fun line dancing to a wide variety of music. Register via Santa Fe College Community Education, under Seniors. Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 1/30, 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]

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Thu 1/30, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00-6:45 pm Beginners 6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm Open Dance. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 5020 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32606. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz

Thu 1/30, 7-9:15 pm. Waltz Class I January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4 week series of the Waltz. Should know the waltz box & underarm turn. Singles & couples welcomed. Rotating partners is optional. 3rd & 4th week will prepare for advance level of waltz. 4 weeks: $40/person or $75/couple. Try the first class for $12/person. Cash or check accepted. Waltz Class II January 9, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm Waltz is the dance for January. This is an advanced class. Must have approval of instructor if never attended a Class II Waltz class. Singles & couples welcome, we do rotate partners. This is at a Silver level. 4 week series: $50/person or $95/couple. Try the first week out for $15/person. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 1 of 4

Thu 1/30, 7. 7 pm Swing - Lindy, West Coast 8 pm Waltz 9 pm Argentine Tango $60 for 4 week beginner series for new dancers, or $10 per night for experienced dancers, or $5 per night for students, or $5 for Argentine Tango practice only, students free Andrew, 352-327-3672 publish@gainesvilledance.com http://www.gainesvilledance.com Best time to start is with other newcomers. Experienced dancers meet at the same time for review and practice. Couples friendly, rotate as little or as much as you like or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. You learn the fundamental principles of dancing with a partner that apply to all dances. You learn the skills of leading and following you use in every type of dance. You learn the basics of Swing dancing that apply to all Swing dances, in particular Lindy and West Coast Swing. Note that this is social Swing dancing, very tame, no jumping around. You learn the basics of soci ... 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 - [more][email][events]

Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod

Thu 1/30, 7-9 pm. We dance every Thursday. Anthony United Methodist Church, 2396 NE 97 Street, Anthony. Rod Barngrover, 386-749-4767. Celebrity Squares - [email][events]

DFW Swing Out Class

Thu 1/30, 7-9 pm. DFW Swingout is a partner, six-count dance of the Swing family, and a child of Lindy Hop. We learn using the Smooth Flava Dance method of instruction. Join us on Thursdays as we practice the basics and learn advance moves. Reichert House, 1704 SE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32641. Swing N Motion with Eric and Donna - [email][events]

International Folk Dancing with Julieta

Thu 1/30, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $6. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 1/30, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. 3501 SW 2 Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Friday 31 January 2020

Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 1 of 4

Fri 1/31, 2:30-3:30 pm. World Line Dancing. 2:30 to 3:00 Newcomers. 3:00 to 3:30 Regulars. Everyone is encouraged to come for the whole time. The first half-hour caters to newcomers and the second half-hour caters to the regulars. Have fun line dancing to a wide variety of music. Register via Santa Fe College Community Education, under Seniors. The Village, 8000 NW 27 Blvd, Gainesville. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 1/31, 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]

Adult West African with Barakissa

Fri 1/31, 6:30. 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. Hip Moves, Gainesville. 352-337-0017. IndepenDance Studio - [email][events]

Dancing through the Decades

Fri 1/31, 7-11 pm. We are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Dancing Through the Decades. The 2020 event will be held at Valley View at Santa Fe River Ranch in Alachua, Florida. We had rave reviews and completely sold out of tickets last year, with many guests saying this was their favorite event of the year. We are also excited to bring back our incredible entertainment, The Fabulous Gemtones featuring Josie and Mikey. While we have made great strides in our efforts supporting the UF Health Pals Thrive program, we feel more can be done to better serve the youth programs in our community. This year, in addition to the UF Health Pals Thrive Program, we will be supporting two additional charities: PACE Center for Girls and Aces in Motion! We have chosen these charities because both have unique and successful ways for reaching and assisting Gainesville’s youth. Please consider supporting Dancing Through the Decades by sponsoring this event. We know ch ... Valley View at Santa Fe River Ranch, 26001 NW 122 Street, Alachua, 32615. Davila, 352-327-3072. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [more][website][email][events]

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Fri 1/31, 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]

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

Fri 1/31, 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]


February 2020


Sunday 2 February 2020

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

Sun 2/02, 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 2/02, 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 3 February 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 2/03, 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 5 February 2020

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 2/05, 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]

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

Wed 2/05, 7-9:30 pm. Our schedule for the month: Class #1 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class Beginner Swing Class and Social Dance West Coast Wednesdays Class Schedule: 7:00 Doors Open, Warm Up Music 7:15 Beginner Patterns, Practice 7:45 Technique and Styling, Practice 8:15 Intermediate Patterns 8:45 Social Dancing, Practice Instructor Josh Angel Cost $45 Month, or $15 Night, or $5 Beginners per night, or $5 Ages 16 to 29 per night. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]


Thursday 6 February 2020

Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 2 of 4

Thu 2/06, 12-1 pm. World Line Dancing. 12 to 12:30 Newcomers. 12:30 to 1:00 Regulars. Everyone is encouraged to come for the whole time. The first half-hour caters to newcomers and the second half-hour caters to the regulars. Have fun line dancing to a wide variety of music. Register via Santa Fe College Community Education, under Seniors. Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 2/06, 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]

Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4

Thu 2/06, 7. 7 pm Swing - Lindy, West Coast 8 pm Waltz 9 pm Argentine Tango $60 for 4 week beginner series for new dancers, or $10 per night for experienced dancers, or $5 per night for students, or $5 for Argentine Tango practice only, students free Andrew, 352-327-3672 publish@gainesvilledance.com http://www.gainesvilledance.com Best time to start is with other newcomers. Experienced dancers meet at the same time for review and practice. Couples friendly, rotate as little or as much as you like or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. You learn the fundamental principles of dancing with a partner that apply to all dances. You learn the skills of leading and following you use in every type of dance. You learn the basics of Swing dancing that apply to all Swing dances, in particular Lindy and West Coast Swing. Note that this is social Swing dancing, very tame, no jumping around. You learn the basics of soci ... 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 - [more][email][events]


Friday 7 February 2020

Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 2 of 4

Fri 2/07, 2:30-3:30 pm. World Line Dancing. 2:30 to 3:00 Newcomers. 3:00 to 3:30 Regulars. Everyone is encouraged to come for the whole time. The first half-hour caters to newcomers and the second half-hour caters to the regulars. Have fun line dancing to a wide variety of music. Register via Santa Fe College Community Education, under Seniors. The Village, 8000 NW 27 Blvd, Gainesville. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 2/07, 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]

First Fridays Social Dance Party

Fri 2/07, 7-10 pm. Smooth Flava's Social Dance Party on First Fridays. Everyone is welcome. Help create our own dance community. Each one, invite one. DJ 44 will keep the music right. Get your eat, drink and dance. 7 to 9 pm happy hour drink specials. Drink and food specials. The Elks Club, 511 SW 4 Avenue, Gainesville. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. $5. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Fri 2/07, 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 8 February 2020

Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Steve, Judy and Jon

Sat 2/08 to Sun 2/09. Argentine Tango Milonga located in Gainesville, Florida for dancers in Gainesville, and other nearby cities (Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Ormond, Daytona, Tallahassee, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa) in North Florida, and visitors to our wonderful community. BYO drinks, water, wine, food and snacks for passionate dancing all night. Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville is held regularly on the second Saturday of each month. Easy parking, great lighting and security. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1st Street, Gainesville, 32606. Steve Littler, 352-226-1103. Tango El Abrazo Milonga - [website][email][events]

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 2/08, 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]

Salsa Mundial Valentine Social with Koji and DJPhat Tony

Sat 2/08, 9 pm-2 am. Join us for another awesome night of dancing, the Valentine's day edition, at Salsa Mundial. Dress to impress in your cool and sexy Red attire. Guest DJ, DJ Phat Tony, from Orlando will be in the house!! He has DJ'd at many congresses in Florida and around the country including OSC, TSBF, and Aventura Dance Cruise. He will play your favorite Salsa and Bachata songs. And few Kizomba! There will be a Salsa workshop before the social. This event is open to the public, so please bring your friends and family. Schedule Workshop (On1 Salsa): 9:00-10:00 PM Social: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Attire: Red Prices Workshop and Social: $15 $12 for student or out-of-town guest with valid photo ID Social: $10 $7 for student or out-of-town guest with valid photo ID. 3501 SW 2 Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. Salsa Mundial - [website][email][events]


Sunday 9 February 2020

Gumbo Limbo Music Mardi Gras Dance Party with Karin and Joyce

Sun 2/09, 3:30-7 pm. The last Gumbo Limbo dance had such a great turnout, we decided to do it again. Join us for the fun, energizing music of Gumbo Limbo. Come sit and enjoy, or get up and dance swing, Cajun, waltz, zydeco or whatever. Free Cajun dance lesson at 3:30. Event is $10, $5 for students. Bring your friends. With a good turnout, we will be able to keep doing this. This dance is hosted by Connie Caldwell, Joyce Thompson and Karin Kratina, and is sponsored by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society. We're looking for some volunteers to help set up/clean up. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Connie, GumboLimboDance@gmail.com. Vintage Waltz - [website][email][events]


Monday 10 February 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 2/10, 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 12 February 2020

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 2/12, 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]

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 2/12, 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]

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

Wed 2/12, 7-9:30 pm. Our schedule for the month: Class #1 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class Beginner Swing Class and Social Dance West Coast Wednesdays Class Schedule: 7:00 Doors Open, Warm Up Music 7:15 Beginner Patterns, Practice 7:45 Technique and Styling, Practice 8:15 Intermediate Patterns 8:45 Social Dancing, Practice Instructor Josh Angel Cost $45 Month, or $15 Night, or $5 Beginners per night, or $5 Ages 16 to 29 per night. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]


Thursday 13 February 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 2/13, 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]


Friday 14 February 2020

UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen

Fri 2/14 to Sat 2/15, 6:15 pm-12 am. Join us for special social tango workshop and a fun, friendly milonga with visiting guest instructor Mike Eblen from North Carolina. This event is funded by Student Government and will be free for all attendees. No partner or experience required. You must confirm your attendance and RESERVE A SPOT. Tentative Schedule: Friday 6:15pm-8:15pm, Workshop At UF Reitz Union Dance Studio A Friday 8:30 pm-12am, Milonga Social At UF Reitz Union Rion Ballroom East About Mike Eblen: Mike has been dancing and teaching Tango for the past decade and has taught in many major cities across the United States, including New York City NY, Seattle WA, Portland OR, San Diego CA, Ann Arbor MI, and Los Angeles CA to name a few. He is known for connecting with his students through his use of comedy and tough love. His teaching puts a strong emphasis on connection and musicality and how to connect those concepts to any level of vocabulary that ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

Contra Dance in Melrose at the Dancing Fish

Fri 2/14, 7:30-10:30 pm. This is the regular 2nd Friday contra dance at the winter and spring location The Dancing Fish on Lake Santa Fe in Melrose. The dance night driveway is on SR 26 with a large fish sign, between Dogwood Lane and the Santa Fe park and boat ramp. One mile east of the usual Mossman Hall location. The Dancing Fish, 6228 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Fri 2/14, 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]

Latin Lovers Night with Elio Piedra

Fri 2/14, 9 pm-2 am. Skip the crowded restaurants and traditional Valentine's Day celebrations for a night of Latin music with Gainesville's premiere DJ, Elio Piedra. Doors open at 9:00 pm, so grab your partner or your best friends and dance your heart out at the Jolie A'vie Events and Catering's beautiful downtown event space. Music will be going until 2:00 am, so stop by after your romantic dinner too! Signature cocktails and full bar available from WayWard Fox Restaurant. ID required to purchase alcoholic beverages. $5 Cover. pin Jolie A'vie Events and Catering, 6 W University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][events]


Saturday 15 February 2020

UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen

Sat 2/15, 12:30-4 pm. Join us for two amazing workshops with visiting instructor Mike Eblen from North Carolina. Workshop 1 (Topic to be announced) at 12:30 pm Workshop 2 (Topic to be announced) at 2:00 pm Regular Attendee Cost: $25 per workshop or $40 if taking both College Student Cost: $20 per workshop or $30 if taking both You MUST confirm your attendance in advance and reserve a spot, as space is limited to 16 people. Location: Private studio in Haile Plantation, Gainesville, FL. Please contact Trista Brophy or Alper Ungor to get address. About Mike Eblen: Mike has been dancing and teaching Tango for the past decade and has taught in many major cities across the United States, including New York City NY, Seattle WA, Portland OR, San Diego CA, Ann Arbor MI, and Los Angeles CA to name a few. He is known for connecting with his students through his use of comedy and tough love. His teaching puts a strong emphasis on connection and mu ... Haile Plantation Studio, Gainesville, 32611. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]


Sunday 16 February 2020

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

Sun 2/16, 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 2/16, 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 17 February 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 2/17, 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 19 February 2020

Argentine Tango Week at Thuy’s with Karen and Tate

Wed 2/19 to Sun 2/23. Karen Jaffe (Asheville, NC) & Tate Di Chiazza (Buenos Aires) Location at Thuy's house. Email David for directions. In a Private Home, Gainesville, 32605. David Chayes. Tango y Té - [website][email][events]

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 2/19, 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]

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

Wed 2/19, 7-9:30 pm. Our schedule for the month: Class #1 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class Beginner Swing Class and Social Dance West Coast Wednesdays Class Schedule: 7:00 Doors Open, Warm Up Music 7:15 Beginner Patterns, Practice 7:45 Technique and Styling, Practice 8:15 Intermediate Patterns 8:45 Social Dancing, Practice Instructor Josh Angel Cost $45 Month, or $15 Night, or $5 Beginners per night, or $5 Ages 16 to 29 per night. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]


Thursday 20 February 2020

Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 3 of 4

Thu 2/20, 12-1 pm. World Line Dancing. 12 to 12:30 Newcomers. 12:30 to 1:00 Regulars. Everyone is encouraged to come for the whole time. The first half-hour caters to newcomers and the second half-hour caters to the regulars. Have fun line dancing to a wide variety of music. Register via Santa Fe College Community Education, under Seniors. Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 2/20, 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]

Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4

Thu 2/20, 7. 7 pm Swing - Lindy, West Coast 8 pm Waltz 9 pm Argentine Tango $60 for 4 week beginner series for new dancers, or $10 per night for experienced dancers, or $5 per night for students, or $5 for Argentine Tango practice only, students free Andrew, 352-327-3672 publish@gainesvilledance.com http://www.gainesvilledance.com Best time to start is with other newcomers. Experienced dancers meet at the same time for review and practice. Couples friendly, rotate as little or as much as you like or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. You learn the fundamental principles of dancing with a partner that apply to all dances. You learn the skills of leading and following you use in every type of dance. You learn the basics of Swing dancing that apply to all Swing dances, in particular Lindy and West Coast Swing. Note that this is social Swing dancing, very tame, no jumping around. You learn the basics of soci ... 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 - [more][email][events]


Friday 21 February 2020

Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 3 of 4

Fri 2/21, 2:30-3:30 pm. World Line Dancing. 2:30 to 3:00 Newcomers. 3:00 to 3:30 Regulars. Everyone is encouraged to come for the whole time. The first half-hour caters to newcomers and the second half-hour caters to the regulars. Have fun line dancing to a wide variety of music. Register via Santa Fe College Community Education, under Seniors. The Village, 8000 NW 27 Blvd, Gainesville. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 2/21, 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 2/21, 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]

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

Fri 2/21, 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]


Saturday 22 February 2020

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 2/22, 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 23 February 2020

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

Sun 2/23, 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]


Monday 24 February 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 2/24, 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 26 February 2020

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 2/26, 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]

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 2/26, 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]

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

Wed 2/26, 7-9:30 pm. Our schedule for the month: Class #1 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class Beginner Swing Class and Social Dance West Coast Wednesdays Class Schedule: 7:00 Doors Open, Warm Up Music 7:15 Beginner Patterns, Practice 7:45 Technique and Styling, Practice 8:15 Intermediate Patterns 8:45 Social Dancing, Practice Instructor Josh Angel Cost $45 Month, or $15 Night, or $5 Beginners per night, or $5 Ages 16 to 29 per night. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]


Thursday 27 February 2020

Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 4 of 4

Thu 2/27, 12-1 pm. World Line Dancing. 12 to 12:30 Newcomers. 12:30 to 1:00 Regulars. Everyone is encouraged to come for the whole time. The first half-hour caters to newcomers and the second half-hour caters to the regulars. Have fun line dancing to a wide variety of music. Register via Santa Fe College Community Education, under Seniors. Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 2/27, 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]

Beginning Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4

Thu 2/27, 7. 7 pm Swing - Lindy, West Coast 8 pm Waltz 9 pm Argentine Tango $60 for 4 week beginner series for new dancers, or $10 per night for experienced dancers, or $5 per night for students, or $5 for Argentine Tango practice only, students free Andrew, 352-327-3672 publish@gainesvilledance.com http://www.gainesvilledance.com Best time to start is with other newcomers. Experienced dancers meet at the same time for review and practice. Couples friendly, rotate as little or as much as you like or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. You learn the fundamental principles of dancing with a partner that apply to all dances. You learn the skills of leading and following you use in every type of dance. You learn the basics of Swing dancing that apply to all Swing dances, in particular Lindy and West Coast Swing. Note that this is social Swing dancing, very tame, no jumping around. You learn the basics of soci ... 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 - [more][email][events]


Friday 28 February 2020

Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 4 of 4

Fri 2/28, 2:30-3:30 pm. World Line Dancing. 2:30 to 3:00 Newcomers. 3:00 to 3:30 Regulars. Everyone is encouraged to come for the whole time. The first half-hour caters to newcomers and the second half-hour caters to the regulars. Have fun line dancing to a wide variety of music. Register via Santa Fe College Community Education, under Seniors. The Village, 8000 NW 27 Blvd, Gainesville. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 2/28, 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]

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