Ballroom Dance, Salsa Social, Argentine Tango Practica, Dance Practice Thursdays, Contra Dance Friday

Published: Fri, 08/11/23

Gainesville Ocala Swing and Social Dance Newsletter 2023-08-11

Ballroom Dance, Salsa Social, Argentine Tango Practica, Dance Practice Thursdays, Contra Dance Friday

Hello and Gainesville Ocala Social Dancers,

This looks tiring
RTSF 2013 Stephen and Chandrae Shag Showcase

Join us on Tuesdays for Argentine Tango Practica with Andy with a lesonn at 6:30 pm and practice from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. For all levels. No partner needed. Beginners are welcome. $10

Join us on Thursdays for Argentine Tango, Hustle!, and Dance Practice Mix with Andy. Hustle! is at 7 pm. Dance Practice Mix is from 8 to 9 pm. Argentine Tango by request at 6 pm. Have fun dancing and learning some of these dances: Bolero, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Lindy, Nightclub Two Step, Rumba, Texas Two Step, Waltz, and West Coast Swing. If you need some instruction for any of the dances, we will help you out. If you would like to learn a dance, let us know which ones.

Join us on Mondays for Beginning Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy on Mondays at 7 pm. $10

Community this Week

Lots of dance opportunities coming up in Gainesville and Ocala.

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

On Saturday August 12 come out for Ballroom Dance Back to School 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 August 12 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.

On Sunday August 13 come out for Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd from 3 to 6 pm at Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763, Free.

On Friday August 18 come out for Contra Dance with the GODS Indoors at GHFC with Gary Arthur and The Baldwins from 7 to 9:30 pm at Gainesville Health and Fitness Center, Main Center, Main Aerobics Room, 4820 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, 32607.

On Saturday August 19 come out for Baila Caliente Dancing at the Historic Downtown Square in Ocala from 6 to 9:30 pm at Downtown Historic Square, Ocala. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244.


Confirm these sessions each week.

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 Wednesdays.

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.

The sessions format is some instruction with mostly dancing. Dancing is for all levels. Novices contact me.

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

7 - 8 pm Swing by request
8 - 10 pm Argentine Tango Practica

6:00 pm Argentine Tango by request
7:00 pm Hustle!
8:00 pm Dance Practice Mix requests

Mondays Throughout the Summer
7:00 pm Beginning Israeli Circle and 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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