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Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 3 of 4

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Swing Dance at the Reitz

Latin Night Dancing

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Movement, Sound, Silence: A Day Retreat to Reconnect with Self with Sarit

Free Contra Dance with Possum Trot at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen - King and Queen Homecoming

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Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Top Lesson Series with Zach

Salsa On 2 with Salsa Mundial

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Salsa and Bachata Sundays

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Cross Creek Cloggers

Multicultural Rhythm and Blues Social Dance Club with LaQianya 2 of 4

Salsa, Waltz and Hustle with Andy

English Country Dancing

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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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Kizomba Tuesdays with Salil and Kathy

Grand Squares with Lonnie

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Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - West Coast Swing Workshop

DFW Swing Out Class with Eric and Donna

Scottish Country Dancing with Norma

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

West Coast Swing Pre Turkey Day Dance

Baila Caliente Salsa and Bachata

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UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

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Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod

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Concert with Elio Piedra

Winter Formal Swing Dance with the Jazz Phools

Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna

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Cross Step Waltz with Patrick

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

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Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod

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Dances of Universal Peace

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Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen - Holiday Party

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Multicultural Rhythm and Blues Social Dance Club with LaQianya 4 of 4

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West Coast Swing Holidaze Blues Dance Party

Cross Step Waltz with Patrick

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

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Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 1 of 4

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Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

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Cross Step Waltz with Patrick

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West Coast Swing Pajama Party Dance

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GLX 2019 Gainesville Lindy Exchange

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Ballroom Dance Ocala Florida Fun Mini Match Competition

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Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 3 of 4 Fri 11/22 Gainesville GDA
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 11/22 Gainesville UF Argentine
Swing Dance at the Reitz Fri 11/22 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Latin Night Dancing Fri 11/22 Gainesville Mundial
Movement, Sound, Silence: A Day Retreat to Reconnect with Self with Sarit Sat 11/23 Micanopy Nia Holistic
Free Contra Dance with Possum Trot at the Dancing Fish in Melrose Sat 11/23 Melrose GODS
Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen - King and Queen Homecoming Sat 11/23 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sun 11/24 Gainesville Nia Holistic
UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Top Lesson Series with Zach Sun 11/24 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Salsa On 2 with Salsa Mundial Sun 11/24 Gainesville Mundial
Line Dancing and Swingout Class Sun 11/24 Gainesville Smooth Flava
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 11/24 Ocala Ocala Dance
Salsa and Bachata Sundays Sun 11/24 Gainesville Mundial
Cross Creek Cloggers Mon 11/25 Gainesville Cross Creek
Multicultural Rhythm and Blues Social Dance Club with LaQianya 2 of 4 Mon 11/25 Gainesville SwingDance
Salsa, Waltz and Hustle with Andy Mon 11/25 Gainesville SwingDance
English Country Dancing Mon 11/25 Gainesville ECD
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 11/25 Gainesville GSC
Clogging Mon 11/25 Gainesville IndepenDance
Modern Dance and Adult Ballet with Shay and Gabby Mon 11/25 Gainseville Dance 352
Israeli Dancing with Andy Mon 11/25 Gainesville IDanceAW
Ballet, Stretch and Tone Mon 11/25 Gainesville IndepenDance
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Mon 11/25 Gainesville Baila Calien
Kizomba Tuesdays with Salil and Kathy Tue 11/26 Gainesville GSC
Grand Squares with Lonnie Tue 11/26 Gainesville Grand Square
Hip Hop Tue 11/26 Gainesville IndepenDance
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - West Coast Swing Workshop Tue 11/26 Gainesville ParrisDanc
DFW Swing Out Class with Eric and Donna Tue 11/26 Gainesville TexasSwing
Scottish Country Dancing with Norma Tue 11/26 Gainesville Scottish
Dance Camp International Folk with Margaret Tue 11/26 Gainesville DC
Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 11/26 Gainesville Mundial
Ballroom Dancing at IndepenDance Tue 11/26 Gainesville IndepenDance
Clover Squares in Williston Wed 11/27 Williston Grand Square
Cross Step Waltz with Patrick Wed 11/27 Gainesville Waltz
Irish Dance with Piper Wed 11/27 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 11/27 Gainesville IndepenDance
West Coast Swing Pre Turkey Day Dance Wed 11/27 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Salsa and Bachata Wed 11/27 Gainesville Baila Calien
Elio's Latin Night at Bahama Breeze Wed 11/27 Gainesville Elio Piedra
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 11/29 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Multicultural Rhythm and Blues Social Dance Club with LaQianya 3 of 4 Mon 12/02 Gainesville SwingDance
Cross Step Waltz with Patrick Wed 12/04 Gainesville Waltz
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Wed 12/04 Gainesville UF Argentine
Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 3 of 3 Thu 12/05 Gainesville GDA
Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod Thu 12/05 Anthony Celebrity Sq
Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 4 of 4 Fri 12/06 Gainesville GDA
Concert with Elio Piedra Sat 12/07 Newberry Elio Piedra
Winter Formal Swing Dance with the Jazz Phools Sat 12/07 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna Sat 12/07 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Cross Step Waltz with Patrick Wed 12/11 Gainesville Waltz
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 12/11 Gainesville IndepenDance
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Wed 12/11 Gainesville UF Argentine
Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod Thu 12/12 Anthony Celebrity Sq
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 12/14 Gainesville Dances of Un
Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen - Holiday Party Sun 12/15 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Multicultural Rhythm and Blues Social Dance Club with LaQianya 4 of 4 Mon 12/16 Gainesville SwingDance
West Coast Swing Holidaze Blues Dance Party Wed 12/18 Gainesville WCSJA
Cross Step Waltz with Patrick Wed 12/18 Gainesville Waltz
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 12/18 Gainesville IndepenDance
Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 1 of 4 Thu 12/19 Gainesville GDA
Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod Thu 12/19 Anthony Celebrity Sq
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Tue 12/24 Gainesville IndepenDance
Cross Step Waltz with Patrick Wed 12/25 Gainesville Waltz
Celebrity Squares Christmas Ball in Anthony with Rod Thu 12/26 Anthony Celebrity Sq
Celebrity Squares New Years Eve Dinner and Dance Party in Anthony with Rod Tue 12/31 Anthony Celebrity Sq
West Coast Swing Pajama Party Dance Sat 1/04/20 Gainesville WCSJA
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 1/08/20 Gainesville IndepenDance
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 1/08/20 Gainesville WCSJA
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 1/11/20 Gainesville Dances of Un
GLX 2019 Gainesville Lindy Exchange Wed 1/15/20 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 1/15/20 Gainesville WCSJA
Ballroom Dance Ocala Florida Fun Mini Match Competition Sun 1/19/20 Ocala ParrisDanc
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 1/22/20 Gainesville WCSJA
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 1/29/20 Gainesville WCSJA
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 2/08/20 Gainesville Dances of Un
Gumbo Limbo Music and Dance with Karin and Joyce Sun 2/09/20 Gainesville Waltz
Sweet Swingouts VI Fri 3/06/20 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 3/14/20 Gainesville Dances of Un
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 4/11/20 Gainesville Dances of Un

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November 2019


Friday 22 November 2019

Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 3 of 4

Fri 11/22, 2:30-3:30 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. 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 11/22, 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]

Swing Dance at the Reitz

Fri 11/22, 8:30-11:30 pm. Get excited. Florida Swing Dancing Club invites you to join us again Friday, November 22nd at the Reitz Union Dance Studios for some swing dancing. This event is only $5 and will help us bring more dancing events to Gainesville. 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. Lessons start at 8:30 pm and the social dance will start at 9:30 pm and end at 11:30 pm. Dances studios are located on the lower level (LL) of the Reitz Student Union. If you are off campus you can park in the Reitz Union Parking Garage or surrounding lots, it's free after 4:30 pm. No parking decal required. If you have any questions or need help finding the studios please feel free to message us. Reitz Union, Dance Studios, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]

Latin Night Dancing

Fri 11/22, 10 pm-2 am. The weekend before Thanksgiving everyone gets together to enjoy a good Alachua Country Resident reunion. Free cover for everyone until 11 pm. $10 all you can drink at the bar until 1 am. ACR guest DJ TBA. Gold Room Nightclub, 11 SW 1ST Street, Gainesville, 32601. 352-660-5454. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Saturday 23 November 2019

Movement, Sound, Silence: A Day Retreat to Reconnect with Self with Sarit

Sat 11/23, 9:30 am-7 pm. Join us to a self-care day of body movement, meditation, and music, hosted by Sarit Sela and Caitlyn Vinci. A wonderful opportunity to take a day to reconnect with self, nature, and community, at the serene Casa Micanopy Retreat Center (http://www.casamicanopy.com/). Activities include: ~ Nia: Playful, powerful, mindful movement with Sarit Sela ~ Singing Crystal Bowls: Healing gentle vibrations with Lynn Janoski ~ Vegetarian Potluck ~ Pilates: Core stability, strength and flexibility with Grace Lopez ~ Yoga Nidra: Rejuvenating guided meditation with Lila Stewart ~ Acoustic Live Music with Caitlyn Vinci ~ Private Thai Sessions available, not included in general fee Early Bird by Nov. 10: $95 General Fee, Nov. 11 or later: $120 Payments can be made via cash, check or paypal: https://www.paypal.me/smilincaitlyn/95 We have a limited amount of space so please reserve your spot! If you have any questions please contact Caitlyn Vinci at smilincaitlyn@gmail.com . Casa Micanopy, 22259 NW 75th Avenue Road, Micanopy, 32667. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [website][email][events]

Free Contra Dance with Possum Trot at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Sat 11/23, 6-9 pm. Gainesville dance caller Andy Kane keeps you moving to the tunes of Possum Trot (Laura Price on fiddle, Eleta Sucsy on penny whistle, Pete Sucsy on guitar and banjo and Tim Stevens on guitar). Dance in Joe Rush's dance barn on Lake Santa Fe in Melrose. Come early to enjoy the lake and potluck before the dance. Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen - King and Queen Homecoming

Sat 11/23, 7:30-10:30 pm. Great mix of ballroom, Latin, swing, and country music. Light refreshments. It's our 1st annual Homecoming Dance Party. We will be crowning the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen to reign over the party. Who will it be?. 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 24 November 2019

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sun 11/24, 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 Top Lesson Series with Zach

Sun 11/24, 1:45-3:45 pm. The Lindy Hop bug can be quite the terror once you've been afflicted. Maybe it's your competitive nature that drives you to expand your skills past a one-hour beginner lesson. Perhaps it's your desire to form deeper friendships among one of the most compassionate, accepting communities in the world. Or maybe you just want to be able to better communicate your art on the dance floor with your partner and share your style with the most experienced dancers. Join our Teaching Director, Zack Buchillon, as he shares his extensive experience in the form of a thoughtful, engaging lesson series. Zack has attended a large number of different workshops where he has learned from and engaged with many of the most renowned international Lindy Hop instructors of our time! We welcome you to explore with other students and dive into the rich culture and history of the dance we are lucky to partake in. Here's the nitty gritty: 1) We begin with a s ... J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][email][events]

Salsa On 2 with Salsa Mundial

Sun 11/24, 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]

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Sun 11/24, 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 11/24, 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]

Salsa and Bachata Sundays

Sun 11/24, 8 pm-2 am. 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 25 November 2019

Cross Creek Cloggers

Mon 11/25, 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]

Multicultural Rhythm and Blues Social Dance Club with LaQianya 2 of 4

Mon 11/25, 2:30-4 pm. Dance off Mondays. Instructor: LaQianya Huynh Ages: Minors must be with a parent or gaurdian, 18 and Up are welcomed! Objective: Improve basic dance skills, learn social dancing etiquette, meet a diverse group of people, burn calories and have a wonderful time! Course Requirements: Enter this class with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and socialize with other dancers. If you do not have dance shoes, bring comfortable shoes. You can use any type of ballroom dance shoes; jazz, socks, leather sole or shoes with suede soles. Rationale: Dancing should be fun and carefree. I’m a passionate dancer, for me living doesn't exist without rhythm or moving one’s body. However, in terms of social dancing, often times new dancers get frustrated and stop dancing for various reasons. With that in mind, it's time to offer non dancers and the occasional dancer a welcoming, fun, and creative format to learning the basic ... Rosa B Williams, Mural Room, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. LaQianya Huynh, 352-284-0621. $6. Swing Dance Gainesville - [more][email][events]

Salsa, Waltz and Hustle with Andy

Mon 11/25, 5:30. Salsa, Cross Step Waltz and Hustle, 3 dances, 40 minutes each dance. Brief instruction, lots of practice time. 5:30 to 6:10 pm Salsa 6:10 to 6:50 pm Cross Step Waltz 6:50 to 7:30 pm Hustle 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]

English Country Dancing

Mon 11/25, 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]

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 11/25, 6:30. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Summer! We teach FREE classes in LA and Casino style 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 or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 6:30 PM - Social dancing, Q&A with instructors and test-ins for class levels 6:50 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - LA style salsa 9:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, between gates 3 & 4 (North-West side of the Stadium, past the Heisman statues). Thursday: 6:30 PM - Social dancing, Q&A with instructors and test-ins for class levels 6:50 PM - Bachata 8:15 PM - LA style salsa 9:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, between gates 3 & 4 (North-West side of the Stadium, past the Heisman statues). 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 - [email][events]

Clogging

Mon 11/25, 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 11/25, 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 11/25, 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 11/25, 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 11/25, 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 26 November 2019

Kizomba Tuesdays with Salil and Kathy

Tue 11/26, 8:30. It is Kizomba time. Your only local weekly Kizomba party is here. Come out to learn different styles of Kizomba the right way from real instructors, and stay to party and enjoy social dancing with top local Kizomba DJ's Brown Sugar and Katatonik (and a delicious island cocktail or two from Bahama Breeze Island Grille). All ages and levels are welcome and basics will be taught each week, so whether you are a Kizomba mazter or have never heard of this sexy style of dance from the islands, come by for what is sure to be a fiesta. Schedule 8:30 Open Floor/Basics with Kathy Lastra 9:00 Class with Salil Bavdekar, Kathy Lastra 9:45 Social Dancing. Bahama Breeze Island Grille, 3989 Plaza Blvd, Gainesville, 32608. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Grand Squares with Lonnie

Tue 11/26, 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 11/26, 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]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - West Coast Swing Workshop

Tue 11/26, 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 11/26, 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 11/26, 7-9 pm. At Norma Wilson's place, Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Dance Camp International Folk with Margaret

Tue 11/26, 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 11/26, 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 11/26, 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 27 November 2019

Clover Squares in Williston

Wed 11/27, 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 11/27, 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 11/27, 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 11/27, 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]

West Coast Swing Pre Turkey Day Dance

Wed 11/27, 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]

Baila Caliente Salsa and Bachata

Wed 11/27, 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 11/27, 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]


Friday 29 November 2019

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Fri 11/29, 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]


December 2019


Monday 2 December 2019

Multicultural Rhythm and Blues Social Dance Club with LaQianya 3 of 4

Mon 12/02, 2:30-4 pm. Dance off Mondays. Instructor: LaQianya Huynh Ages: Minors must be with a parent or gaurdian, 18 and Up are welcomed! Objective: Improve basic dance skills, learn social dancing etiquette, meet a diverse group of people, burn calories and have a wonderful time! Course Requirements: Enter this class with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and socialize with other dancers. If you do not have dance shoes, bring comfortable shoes. You can use any type of ballroom dance shoes; jazz, socks, leather sole or shoes with suede soles. Rationale: Dancing should be fun and carefree. I’m a passionate dancer, for me living doesn't exist without rhythm or moving one’s body. However, in terms of social dancing, often times new dancers get frustrated and stop dancing for various reasons. With that in mind, it's time to offer non dancers and the occasional dancer a welcoming, fun, and creative format to learning the basic ... Rosa B Williams, Mural Room, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. LaQianya Huynh, 352-284-0621. $6. Swing Dance Gainesville - [more][email][events]


Wednesday 4 December 2019

Cross Step Waltz with Patrick

Wed 12/04, 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]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Wed 12/04, 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]


Thursday 5 December 2019

Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 3 of 3

Thu 12/05, 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]

Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod

Thu 12/05, 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]


Friday 6 December 2019

Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 4 of 4

Fri 12/06, 2:30-3:30 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. The Village, 8000 NW 27 Blvd, Gainesville. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]


Saturday 7 December 2019

Concert with Elio Piedra

Sat 12/07, 7-10 pm. Bring your lawn chair and blankets for a FREE concert on the Tioga Town Center stage. Come enjoy the sounds of Elio Piedra "Bringing The Fiesta to you". Visit the Town Center restaurants for dinner before the show or to grab take-out to enjoy during the concert. Blue Highway a Pizzeria Dave's New York Deli Cilantro Tacos World of Beer (Gainesville-Tioga, FL) Maple Street Biscuit Company Northwest Seafood Inc. Starbucks The Flour Pot Bakery. Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130 Way, Newberry, 32609. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][events]

Winter Formal Swing Dance with the Jazz Phools

Sat 12/07, 7-11 pm. Get your holiday cheer on. Florida Swing Dancing Club invites you to join us for our annual Winter Formal Swing dance on Saturday December 7th in the spectacular Rion Ballroom. This event will cost $20 or $15 with a student ID. We will have a LIVE band preforming for our dance so be prepared to dance your socks off to The Jazz Phools. As always we will have a beginner lesson that will start at 7 pm and the Jazz Phools will kick off our dance at 8 pm. 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. The Rion Ballroom is located on the 2nd floor of the Reitz Union. If you are off campus you can park in the Reitz Union Parking Garage or surrounding lots, it is free on the weekends. No parking decal required. If you have any questions or need help finding the ballroom please feel free to message us. Reitz Union, Dance Studios, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]

Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna

Sat 12/07, 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 11 December 2019

Cross Step Waltz with Patrick

Wed 12/11, 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]

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 12/11, 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]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Wed 12/11, 8:30-10:30 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]


Thursday 12 December 2019

Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod

Thu 12/12, 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]


Saturday 14 December 2019

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 12/14, 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 15 December 2019

Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen - Holiday Party

Sun 12/15, 7:30-10:30 pm. Great mix of ballroom, Latin, swing, and country music. Light refreshments. Dance demonstrations and drawings for prizes. Lesson at 7:45. Dancing at 8:15. 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]


Monday 16 December 2019

Multicultural Rhythm and Blues Social Dance Club with LaQianya 4 of 4

Mon 12/16, 2:30-4 pm. Dance off Mondays. Instructor: LaQianya Huynh Ages: Minors must be with a parent or gaurdian, 18 and Up are welcomed! Objective: Improve basic dance skills, learn social dancing etiquette, meet a diverse group of people, burn calories and have a wonderful time! Course Requirements: Enter this class with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and socialize with other dancers. If you do not have dance shoes, bring comfortable shoes. You can use any type of ballroom dance shoes; jazz, socks, leather sole or shoes with suede soles. Rationale: Dancing should be fun and carefree. I’m a passionate dancer, for me living doesn't exist without rhythm or moving one’s body. However, in terms of social dancing, often times new dancers get frustrated and stop dancing for various reasons. With that in mind, it's time to offer non dancers and the occasional dancer a welcoming, fun, and creative format to learning the basic ... Rosa B Williams, Mural Room, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. LaQianya Huynh, 352-284-0621. $6. Swing Dance Gainesville - [more][email][events]


Wednesday 18 December 2019

West Coast Swing Holidaze Blues Dance Party

Wed 12/18. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]

Cross Step Waltz with Patrick

Wed 12/18, 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]

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 12/18, 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]


Thursday 19 December 2019

Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 1 of 4

Thu 12/19, 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]

Celebrity Squares in Anthony with Rod

Thu 12/19, 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]


Tuesday 24 December 2019

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Tue 12/24, 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]


Wednesday 25 December 2019

Cross Step Waltz with Patrick

Wed 12/25, 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]


Thursday 26 December 2019

Celebrity Squares Christmas Ball in Anthony with Rod

Thu 12/26, 7-9 pm. Special sweets. We dance every Thursday. Anthony United Methodist Church, 2396 NE 97 Street, Anthony. Rod Barngrover, 386-749-4767. Celebrity Squares - [email][events]


Tuesday 31 December 2019

Celebrity Squares New Years Eve Dinner and Dance Party in Anthony with Rod

Tue 12/31, 8 pm-12 am. Reservations required. Anthony United Methodist Church, 2396 NE 97 Street, Anthony. Rod Barngrover, 386-749-4767. Celebrity Squares - [email][events]


2020


January 2020


Saturday 4 January 2020

West Coast Swing Pajama Party Dance

Sat 1/04/20. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]


Wednesday 8 January 2020

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 1/08/20, 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 1/08/20, 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]


Saturday 11 January 2020

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 1/11/20, 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]


Wednesday 15 January 2020

GLX 2019 Gainesville Lindy Exchange

Wed 1/15/20. After many years, it is back. Welcome to the Gainesville Lindy Exchange. We are excited to offer a weekend of dancing in our home scene and cannot wait to see you there. Stay tuned as we reveal our venues, musical talents, and other exciting activities for this event. Pricing: All main and afternoon dances are free; late nights will be $10 each. Registration can be completed and updated information can be found on our website: https://gainesvillelindyexchange.weebly.com/. Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

Wed 1/15/20, 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]


Sunday 19 January 2020

Ballroom Dance Ocala Florida Fun Mini Match Competition

Sun 1/19/20, 10 am-6 pm. In its seventh year, the Florida Fun Mini Match competition stiffened in 2019, with almost 200% growth in competitor numbers from last year. Dancers of all ages competed in waltz, tango, foxtrot, salsa and two step from the early afternoon into the evening for a chance to be 1st place in their heat and win fabulous prizes. At the end of the night, there was a special performance by celebrity judges Ekaterina Derevleva and Aleksei Alekseev, complete with flashy costumes, fancy steps, and a buzzing flare all their own. The 2019 event was the most successful mini match to date, with over 275 attendees and over 140 heats. We look forward to another great year in 2020. Proceeds benefit the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association and help to raise awareness for their services, possible through competitor and spectator attendance, event sponsors and donors to our silent auction. The support of the dance community in North Central Florida is ... Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80 Street, Ocala, 34481. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [more][website][email][events]


Wednesday 22 January 2020

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

Wed 1/22/20, 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]


Wednesday 29 January 2020

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

Wed 1/29/20, 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]


February 2020


Saturday 8 February 2020

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 2/08/20, 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 9 February 2020

Gumbo Limbo Music and Dance with Karin and Joyce

Sun 2/09/20, 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]


March 2020


Friday 6 March 2020

Sweet Swingouts VI

Fri 3/06/20 to Sun 3/08/20. Come join us as we make a return to the 20s at Sweet Swingouts VI: Jelly Rolls and Jam Circles! This year we're concocting an extra sweet event so don't miss out as we continue to roll out our exciting announcements. We would like to start by revealing two of our most important ingredients: 1) Carl Nelson and Nicole Zuckerman will be here to teach some sweet lessons. 2) Live music will be provided for both main dances. Come out and dance to the swingin' tunes of the local Gainesville band, Swing Theory. Please visit our website for more information: https://sweetswingouts.weebly.com/. Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]


Saturday 14 March 2020

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 3/14/20, 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]


April 2020


Saturday 11 April 2020

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 4/11/20, 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]