Ballroom Dance, Swing Formal, West Coast, Swing Theory, Beginning Swing, Argentine Tango, Waltz, and Foxtrot

Published: Fri, 09/08/23

Gainesville Ocala Swing and Social Dance Newsletter 2023-09-08

Ballroom Dance, Swing Formal, West Coast, Swing Theory, Beginning Swing, Argentine Tango, Waltz, and Foxtrot

Hello and Gainesville Ocala Social Dancers,

Beginning Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 1 of 4 starts this coming Tuesdays September 12 at 7 pm.

Beginning Waltz and Foxtrot with Ray and Eileen 1 of 4 starts Monday September 18.

Beginning Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy continues on Mondays at 7 pm.

Thursdays West Coast Swing, Dance Practice Mix, and Argentine Tango with Andy. West Coast Swing is at 7 pm. Dance Practice Mix is from 8 to 9 pm. Argentine Tango by request at 6 pm.

Tango Tuesdays Argentine Tango Practica with Andy on Tuesdays from 8 to 10 pm. The first hour runs concurrently with beginning Argentine Tango. Come early at 7 pm for beginning Swing.

Community this Week

On Friday September 8 come out for Swing Dance With Swing Theory at Reilly Arts Center in Ocala from 7 to 10 pm at Reilly Arts Center, Ocala.

On Saturday September 9 come out for USA Dance Macon Chapter Workshop and Dance Social at 10:45 am at VFW, 4865 Harrison Road, Macon, GA 31206.

On Saturday September 9 come out for Swing Theory at Celebration Pointe Jazz on the Green from 7 to 9 pm at Celebration Pointe, 4949 Celebration Pointe Ave., Gainesville, 32608.

On Saturday September 9 come out for Ballroom Dance Retro Party with Ray and Eileen from 7:30 to 10 pm at Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742.

On Saturday September 9 come out for End of Summer Swing Dance Formal from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at Salsa Mundial Studio, 3501 SW 2 Avenue, Suite G, Gainesville. Edward Stephen Gavlick III.

On Friday September 15 come out for West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala from 7 to 10 pm at PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202, $10.

On Saturday September 16 come out for Swing Theory at One Love Cafe from 6 to 9 pm at One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40 Place, Gainesville, 32606.

On Saturday September 16 come out for Salsa Mundial Monthly Social from 8 pm to 1 am at Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334, $15.


Confirm these sessions each week.

You can dance to live music at One Love Cafe and Celebration Pointe. See the calendar for who is playing when.

Mondays and Tuesdays take Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial.

Mondays and Wednesdays take Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons at Gainesville’s 5 Star Comedy & Jazz Event Center, 534 N. Main Street at 6 pm. Baila Caliente is in Ocala on Tuesdays.

Mondays thru Fridays go Ballroom Dancing at Arthur Murray in Ocala at 304 SW Broadway St, Ocala, FL 34471, 352-231-8485.

Tuesdays take Sip N Swing Balboa and Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons at The Bull downtown at 6 pm.

Tuesdays and Thursdays join Club Ballroom with K Smooth at Rosa B Williams Center at 7 pm.

Wednesdays join the UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper at the Reitz Union at 5:15 pm.

Wednesdays take Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons at the Reitz Union at 6:30 pm.

Wednesdays take West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala at PM Respiratory at 7:30 pm

Confirm all dance sessions before attending, especialy when students are on break and during summer when some regular classes are on hiatus. See the calendar for details for each session and for more dancing. Our information may be inaccurate.

Dancing with Andy

Let me know if you are coming. Not required. You can drop in. Invite others.

Dancing is for all levels. Novices contact me. The sessions format is some instruction with mostly dancing. You learn to dance without any pushing and pulling. You learn the safest, easiest, and most natural way to dance with a partner. See

All at Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 23 Blvd, around the left side, 1/2 mile east of Fresh Market.

Tuesday September 12 Week 1 of 4
7:00 pm Beginning Swing
8:00 pm Beginning Argentine Tango
8:00-10:00 pm Argentine Tango Practica - concurrently with beginners
$70 for 4-week beginner series for new dancers
$10 per night for those with experience

Confirm for Thursday September 14 due to Rosh Hashanah
6:00 pm Argentine Tango by request
7:00 pm West Coast Swing
8:00 pm Dance Practice Mix requests

No dancing on Monday September 25 due to Yom Kippur
7:00 pm Beginning Israeli Circle Dancing
8:00 pm Beginning Israeli Partner Dancing

If you are inclined to dance on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, pay for two nights and the third night the same week is free.

If financial considerations keep you from dancing, make arrangements with me to pay what you can afford.

Private lessons are available.

Happy Dancing,

Gainesville and Ocala Dance Calendar

For details for events see the
Gainesville and Ocala Dance Calendar

Confirm All Dance Sessions and Covid Policies Before Attending

See the calendar for details for each session. As you know, the situation can change at any time. However, our information may be inaccurate. Confirm with group leaders before attending any sessions. Confirm dates, times, vaccination and mask policies, contact information, location, cost, etc.

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