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Argentine Tango Papirusa Milonga

Latin Night Dancing

2

UF Swing Dance Winter Formal Featuring Alex Morrison

Baila Caliente Social - confirm

3

Nia Holistic Movement

Contra Dance

Baila Caliente

UF Argentine Tango Class

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck - confirm

4

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

English Country Dancing

Ballroom

Israeli Dancing with Andy

5

International Dance Camp

Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen

Hustle, West Coast Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4

Ballroom Dance in Ocala

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Scottish Country Dancing

Swing N Motion with Robert

Salsa

6

Irish Dance

Nia Holistic Movement

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

7

International Folk Dancing

Swing N Motion with Robert

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

8

Contra Dance in Melrose

9

Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Musicality Workshop with Alejandro Pinzon

10

Argentine Tango Workshop and Guided Practica with Alejandro Pinzon

Baila Caliente

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

11

English Country Dancing

Ballroom

12

Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Scottish Country Dancing

Swing N Motion with Robert

Salsa

13

Irish Dance

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

14

International Folk Dancing

Swing N Motion with Robert

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

15
16

Contra Dance

Ballroom Dance Party

Monthly Milonga at Thuy’s

17

Vintage Waltz

Baila Caliente

West Coast Swing Christmas Dance in Ocala

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck

18

English Country Dancing

Ballroom

19

Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen

Ballroom Dance in Ocala

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Scottish Country Dancing

Swing N Motion with Robert

Salsa

20

West Coast Swing Holidaze Blues Dance

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

21

Swing N Motion with Robert

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

22
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24
25
26

Israeli Dancing with Andy

27
28

Senior Line Dancing with Andy 3 of 3

International Folk Dancing

29
30

Contra Dance Mini Weekend

End of Year Dance Party at Rena's Ballroom Everyone Invited Free

31

Dances of Universal Peace

Contra Dance Mini Weekend

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck

International Folk Dancing New Year's Eve Party

Argentine Tango Papirusa Milonga Fri 12/01 Gainesville Papirusa
Latin Night Dancing Fri 12/01 Gainesville Mundial
UF Swing Dance Winter Formal Featuring Alex Morrison Sat 12/02 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Baila Caliente Social - confirm Sat 12/02 Gainesville Baila Calien
Nia Holistic Movement Sun 12/03 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Contra Dance Sun 12/03 Gainesville GODS
Baila Caliente Sun 12/03 Gainesville Baila Calien
UF Argentine Tango Class Sun 12/03 Gainesville UF Argentine
Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck - confirm Sun 12/03 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Mon 12/04 Gainesville GSC
English Country Dancing Mon 12/04 Gainesville ECD
Ballroom Mon 12/04 Gainseville Dance 352
Israeli Dancing with Andy Mon 12/04 Gainesville IDanceAW
International Dance Camp Tue 12/05 Gainesville IDC
Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen Tue 12/05 Gainesville Line Dancing
Hustle, West Coast Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4 Tue 12/05 Gainesville SwingDance
Ballroom Dance in Ocala Tue 12/05 Ocala USA Dance Oc
Tap with Chaya Tue 12/05 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 12/05 Gainesville Grand Square
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 12/05 Gainesville Scottish
Swing N Motion with Robert Tue 12/05 Gainesville TexasSwing
Salsa Tue 12/05 Gainesville Mundial
Irish Dance Wed 12/06 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
Nia Holistic Movement Wed 12/06 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 12/06 Gainesville Baila Calien
International Folk Dancing Thu 12/07 Gainesville GIFD
Swing N Motion with Robert Thu 12/07 Gainesville TexasSwing
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 12/07 Gainesville Mundial
Contra Dance in Melrose Fri 12/08 Gainesville GODS
Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Musicality Workshop with Alejandro Pinzon Sat 12/09 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Argentine Tango Workshop and Guided Practica with Alejandro Pinzon Sun 12/10 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Baila Caliente Sun 12/10 Gainesville Baila Calien
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 12/10 Ocala Ocala Dance
English Country Dancing Mon 12/11 Gainesville ECD
Ballroom Mon 12/11 Gainseville Dance 352
Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen Tue 12/12 Gainesville Line Dancing
Tap with Chaya Tue 12/12 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 12/12 Gainesville Grand Square
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 12/12 Gainesville Scottish
Swing N Motion with Robert Tue 12/12 Gainesville TexasSwing
Salsa Tue 12/12 Gainesville Mundial
Irish Dance Wed 12/13 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 12/13 Gainesville Baila Calien
International Folk Dancing Thu 12/14 Gainesville GIFD
Swing N Motion with Robert Thu 12/14 Gainesville TexasSwing
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 12/14 Gainesville Mundial
Contra Dance Sat 12/16 Gainesville GODS
Ballroom Dance Party Sat 12/16 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Monthly Milonga at Thuy’s Sat 12/16 Gainesville Tango y Té
Vintage Waltz Sun 12/17 Gainesville Waltz
Baila Caliente Sun 12/17 Gainesville Baila Calien
West Coast Swing Christmas Dance in Ocala Sun 12/17 Ocala Ocala Dance
Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck Sun 12/17 Gainesville Aurora Heali
English Country Dancing Mon 12/18 Gainesville ECD
Ballroom Mon 12/18 Gainseville Dance 352
Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen Tue 12/19 Gainesville Line Dancing
Ballroom Dance in Ocala Tue 12/19 Ocala USA Dance Oc
Tap with Chaya Tue 12/19 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 12/19 Gainesville Grand Square
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 12/19 Gainesville Scottish
Swing N Motion with Robert Tue 12/19 Gainesville TexasSwing
Salsa Tue 12/19 Gainesville Mundial
West Coast Swing Holidaze Blues Dance Wed 12/20 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 12/20 Gainesville Baila Calien
Swing N Motion with Robert Thu 12/21 Gainesville TexasSwing
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 12/21 Gainesville Mundial
Israeli Dancing with Andy Tue 12/26 Gainesville IDanceAW
Senior Line Dancing with Andy 3 of 3 Thu 12/28 Gainesville GDA
International Folk Dancing Thu 12/28 Gainesville GIFD
Contra Dance Mini Weekend Sat 12/30 Gainesville GODS
End of Year Dance Party at Rena's Ballroom Everyone Invited Free Sat 12/30 Gainesville SwingDance
Dances of Universal Peace Sun 12/31 Gainesville Dances of Un
Contra Dance Mini Weekend Sun 12/31 Gainesville GODS
Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck Sun 12/31 Gainesville Aurora Heali
International Folk Dancing New Year's Eve Party Sun 12/31 Gainesville GIFD

2017


December 2017


Friday 1 December 2017

Argentine Tango Papirusa Milonga

Fri 12/01, 8-11 pm. 8:00 Lesson 8:30 Dancing Feel free to bring your own drink and favorite snacks to perfect the night. DJ: Andrea Pham. Free parking around the building. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the embrace with you. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Andrea Pham. $10, $5 students. Argentine Tango Papirusa - [email][events]

Latin Night Dancing

Fri 12/01, 10:30 pm-2 am. Costa Fridays, Gainesville's best Latin Night since 2009. VSP Resident DJs Spinning the best in Latin Music. Free Cover before 11 pm. Reduced Cover until 11:40 pm Drinks Specials: Open Bar until 11pm 2 for 1 Drinks until Midnight 250 free shots. Gold Room Nightclub, 11 SW 1ST Street, Gainesville, 32601. 352-301-2269. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Saturday 2 December 2017

UF Swing Dance Winter Formal Featuring Alex Morrison

Sat 12/02, 8 pm-12 am. Dress up and join us for our annual Winter Formal at the Rion Ballroom at the Reitz Union to end the year! There will be lessons, games, photo booth, and lots of swing dancing. And we will be having a guest teacher and DJ, Alex Morrison. Lessons: Basic 6 Count: Andree George and Miranda Wilson Special Topic: Alex Morrison DJs: Philippe Holas and Alex Morrison The admission is $5 and it will be at the Rion Ballroom at the Reitz Union. Parking is available in the Reitz Union parking garage after 4:30 pm. Reitz Union Rion Ballroom, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]

Baila Caliente Social - confirm

Sat 12/02, 9:30 pm-2:30 am. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. $7. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Sunday 3 December 2017

Nia Holistic Movement

Sun 12/03, 10-11 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 Crossfit, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Contra Dance

Sun 12/03, 4-7 pm. Waltzing at 2:45 pm. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 12/03, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class

Sun 12/03, 6:15-8:15 pm. 6:15 pm Beginners 7:15 pm Intermediate and Advanced Want to learn tango? Come join the UF Argentine Tango Club for a free beginner tango class. Feel free to join even if you have never danced tango before, there are teachers for whatever level you might be. Who: Everyone can come. The beginner class is geared for people who have never danced before or who want to practice the basics. The intermediate class is for those who have been to at least some classes and is for you if you feel ready and confident enough to learn some new steps. The advanced class is for those who have been dancing for a long while now and will feature more complicated steps, so ask a teacher to make sure you are experienced enough for this level. What to wear: Bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz or ballet flats, those work great too. Fancy shoes are not necessary. Reitz Union, Dance Studio A, UF Campus, Gainesville. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [email][events]

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck - confirm

Sun 12/03, 7-9 pm. What is ecstatic dance? It is magical. It is mystical. It is freeing and wonderful. It is you. A time and place in sacred space to let go and live and be your self. Listen to your intuition. Let your body and breath be your guide. Let the music move you. No need to run or hide. Join us in this free-form movement called ecstatic dance. Lead yourself through a mix of music from all different genres, eras and places around the world. Follow your heart to get in the flow and find yourself in the dance. Come together with this ever-fresh and changing awesome group of beautiful people, for 90 minutes of 5-rhythms style ecstatic dance. This will be followed by a scintillating gong bath and a delectable vegan potluck. Join with friends of new and old in a sweet community of soft-hearted people you're sure to be welcomed by. Whether you think you can dance or not, please come out. This is an opportunity to step into the unknown and find ... Aurora Healing Arts, 109 SE 4 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Monday 4 December 2017

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Mon 12/04, 6. 6 pm LA style salsa. 7:15 pm Casino style. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 12/04, 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]

Ballroom

Mon 12/04, 7:10-8:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Mon 12/04, 7:30-8:30 pm. 7:30 - 8:30 pm. Dance to a higher purpose. Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. At 8:30 we will do Israeli partner dances for those that want. No partner needed. We rotate partners. You are not required to rotate. All ages. No experience needed. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. $5 per night. College aged and under are free. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]


Tuesday 5 December 2017

International Dance Camp

Tue 12/05, 7:30. International folk dancing. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Margaret Tolbert. $5. International Dance Camp - [events]

Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen

Tue 12/05, 4-6 pm. 4 to 5 Beginner. 5 to 6 Intermediate class. Trinity Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53 Ave, Gainesville, 32653. Terrie Nielsen, 352-339-4000. $5. Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen - [email][events]

Hustle, West Coast Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4

Tue 12/05, 5-9:30 pm. 5 pm Hustle, by request only 6:30 pm West Coast Swing 7:30 pm Salsa 8:30 pm Argentine Tango Each class is one hour and consists of both instruction and dancing. On Tuesday nights, we go at a pace for beginner dancers. Intermediate dancers are encouraged to attend and go at their own pace. Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. The more you dance, the faster you learn. The cost is for one class per person. You are invited to stay for the other classes on the same night at no extra charge, because we want you to dance more and learn faster. Cost: $60 for 5 week series, or $15 drop-in, or $5 student If financial considerations are keeping you for 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]

Ballroom Dance in Ocala

Tue 12/05, 6-10 pm. 6 to 7 pm Beginner lesson. 7:30 Open dancing. Our bi-weekly dance is held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Some of them are themed to create a fun atmosphere for dancing these are only a suggestion they are not required. 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Music by Gail and Alan, The Keichers, Jr. Lesson by Ed and Louise Hanlon. Light Snacks and beverages provided. Singles and couples are welcome. USA Dance Ocala Ballroom Dance Classes Dancing is fun and easy. If you ever imagined learning to dance, or improving your dancing, this is the time to act. USA Dance Ocala is offering dance lessons immediately before our Tuesday dances. No partner required. Our dance instructors are Ed and Louise Hanlon, award winning champion DanceSport competitors, and Greg Nelson and Rachel Palmieri, dance competitors and certified dance instructors. Our dance instructors will have you learning quickly and you will have fun. From now through June, the lesson ... Armenian Hall, 8831 SE 58th Avenue (Baseline Rd), Ocala, 34480. Pat Vollman, 352-307-8486. USA Dance Ocala - [more][website][email][events]

Tap with Chaya

Tue 12/05, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 12/05, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 12/05, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Swing N Motion with Robert

Tue 12/05, 7-9 pm. Learn Texas swing, a smooth style of swing dancing. Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Robert Whitehead, 770-530-9292. Free. Swing N Motion with Eric and Donna - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 12/05, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Wednesday 6 December 2017

Irish Dance

Wed 12/06, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Sean Nos. 7 pm Set Dancing. 8 pm Performance Class. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

Nia Holistic Movement

Wed 12/06, 6-7 pm. 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 Crossfit, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 12/06, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Thursday 7 December 2017

International Folk Dancing

Thu 12/07, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $5. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Swing N Motion with Robert

Thu 12/07, 7-9 pm. Learn Texas swing, a smooth style of swing dancing. Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Robert Whitehead, 770-530-9292. Free. Swing N Motion with Eric and Donna - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 12/07, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, 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 8 December 2017

Contra Dance in Melrose

Fri 12/08, 7:30-10 pm. Melrose Art and Culture Center, #301, Hwy 26, corner of Grove Street, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. $8, $5 under 21. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]


Saturday 9 December 2017

Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Musicality Workshop with Alejandro Pinzon

Sat 12/09, 7-11 pm. Dancing to Troilo verse Pugliese. Great new wood floor, good lighting, security and free parking on the street. We also have parking passes for the lot across the street. And there is another new free parking lot being constructed in the near future. This month we will have a Special Guest Artist Alejandro Pinzon (Maestro Tango), conductor, bandoneon & violin player, tango dancer and teacher. 7:00 to 8:00 Live Tango Musicality Workshop with Alejandro Pinzon and his bandoneon: D'Arienze vs Di Sarli. 8:00 to 11:00 Milonga DJ'ed by Maestro Tango including two live music tandas. BYO hydration and snacks for dancing all night. There is a free water fountain and bottled water will be available for $1. On the West side of the street. Easy parking, great lighting and security. Cost Workshop $15, Students with ID $8 Milonga plus Performance $15, Students $8 Workshop plus Milonga $20, Students $10 Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1st Street, Gainesville, 32606. Steve Littler, 352-226-1103. Tango El Abrazo Milonga - [email][events]


Sunday 10 December 2017

Argentine Tango Workshop and Guided Practica with Alejandro Pinzon

Sun 12/10, 3-6 pm. Private Residence, Call or email for directions, Gainesville, 32601. Steve Littler, 352-226-1103. $10. Tango El Abrazo Milonga - [email][events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 12/10, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 12/10, 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. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]


Monday 11 December 2017

English Country Dancing

Mon 12/11, 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]

Ballroom

Mon 12/11, 7:10-8:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]


Tuesday 12 December 2017

Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen

Tue 12/12, 4-6 pm. 4 to 5 Beginner. 5 to 6 Intermediate class. Trinity Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53 Ave, Gainesville, 32653. Terrie Nielsen, 352-339-4000. $5. Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen - [email][events]

Tap with Chaya

Tue 12/12, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 12/12, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 12/12, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Swing N Motion with Robert

Tue 12/12, 7-9 pm. Learn Texas swing, a smooth style of swing dancing. Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Robert Whitehead, 770-530-9292. Free. Swing N Motion with Eric and Donna - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 12/12, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Wednesday 13 December 2017

Irish Dance

Wed 12/13, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Sean Nos. 7 pm Set Dancing. 8 pm Performance Class. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 12/13, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Thursday 14 December 2017

International Folk Dancing

Thu 12/14, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $5. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Swing N Motion with Robert

Thu 12/14, 7-9 pm. Learn Texas swing, a smooth style of swing dancing. Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Robert Whitehead, 770-530-9292. Free. Swing N Motion with Eric and Donna - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 12/14, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Saturday 16 December 2017

Contra Dance

Sat 12/16, 7-10 pm. 5:45 Waltz. 6:30 Beginners lesson a half hour before the contra dance starts. No partner needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. $10, $5 under 21. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance Party

Sat 12/16, 8-10:30 pm. Great mix of music of ballroom, latin, swing, and a little country. Light refreshments, large floating dance floor. Lots of free parking. $10, $7 student. No partner necessary. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32608. Ray Parris, 352-375-7763. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

Monthly Milonga at Thuy’s

Sat 12/16, 8:30-12:30 pm. Please come to share great tango music and connect with us in tango embraces, socializing and food/drink! Attendance is free (but we appreciate very much that you always bring food and beverages to share). In a Private Home, Gainesville, 32605. David Chayes. Tango y Té - [website][email][events]


Sunday 17 December 2017

Vintage Waltz

Sun 12/17, 2-5 pm. Invite a new dancer. Bring a friend. First time attendees get in free. Please wear non-scuff shoes in the building to protect the fine dance floor. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. Patrick Harrigan. $10, $5 students. Vintage Waltz - [events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 12/17, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Christmas Dance in Ocala

Sun 12/17, 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. Ocala West Coast Swing - [website][events]

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck

Sun 12/17, 7-9 pm. What is ecstatic dance? It is magical. It is mystical. It is freeing and wonderful. It is you. A time and place in sacred space to let go and live and be your self. Listen to your intuition. Let your body and breath be your guide. Let the music move you. No need to run or hide. Join us in this free-form movement called ecstatic dance. Lead yourself through a mix of music from all different genres, eras and places around the world. Follow your heart to get in the flow and find yourself in the dance. Come together with this ever-fresh and changing awesome group of beautiful people, for 90 minutes of 5-rhythms style ecstatic dance. This will be followed by a scintillating gong bath and a delectable vegan potluck. Join with friends of new and old in a sweet community of soft-hearted people you're sure to be welcomed by. Whether you think you can dance or not, please come out. This is an opportunity to step into the unknown and find ... Aurora Healing Arts, 109 SE 4 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Monday 18 December 2017

English Country Dancing

Mon 12/18, 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]

Ballroom

Mon 12/18, 7:10-8:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]


Tuesday 19 December 2017

Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen

Tue 12/19, 4-6 pm. 4 to 5 Beginner. 5 to 6 Intermediate class. Trinity Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53 Ave, Gainesville, 32653. Terrie Nielsen, 352-339-4000. $5. Line Dancing with Terrie Nielsen - [email][events]

Ballroom Dance in Ocala

Tue 12/19, 6-10 pm. 6 to 7 pm Beginner lesson. 7:30 Open dancing. Our bi-weekly dance is held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Some of them are themed to create a fun atmosphere for dancing these are only a suggestion they are not required. 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Music by Gail and Alan, The Keichers, Jr. Lesson by Ed and Louise Hanlon. Light Snacks and beverages provided. Singles and couples are welcome. USA Dance Ocala Ballroom Dance Classes Dancing is fun and easy. If you ever imagined learning to dance, or improving your dancing, this is the time to act. USA Dance Ocala is offering dance lessons immediately before our Tuesday dances. No partner required. Our dance instructors are Ed and Louise Hanlon, award winning champion DanceSport competitors, and Greg Nelson and Rachel Palmieri, dance competitors and certified dance instructors. Our dance instructors will have you learning quickly and you will have fun. From now through June, the lesson ... Armenian Hall, 8831 SE 58th Avenue (Baseline Rd), Ocala, 34480. Pat Vollman, 352-307-8486. USA Dance Ocala - [more][website][email][events]

Tap with Chaya

Tue 12/19, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 12/19, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 12/19, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Swing N Motion with Robert

Tue 12/19, 7-9 pm. Learn Texas swing, a smooth style of swing dancing. Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Robert Whitehead, 770-530-9292. Free. Swing N Motion with Eric and Donna - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 12/19, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Wednesday 20 December 2017

West Coast Swing Holidaze Blues Dance

Wed 12/20, 7. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1st Street, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 12/20, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Thursday 21 December 2017

Swing N Motion with Robert

Thu 12/21, 7-9 pm. Learn Texas swing, a smooth style of swing dancing. Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Robert Whitehead, 770-530-9292. Free. Swing N Motion with Eric and Donna - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 12/21, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Tuesday 26 December 2017

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Tue 12/26, 7:30-8:30 pm. 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Dance to a higher purpose. Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. At 8:30 we will do Israeli partner dances for those that want. No partner needed. We rotate partners. You are not required to rotate. All ages. No experience needed. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. $5 per night. College aged and under are free. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]


Thursday 28 December 2017

Senior Line Dancing with Andy 3 of 3

Thu 12/28, 12-1 pm. 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. $34. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

International Folk Dancing

Thu 12/28, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $5. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]


Saturday 30 December 2017

Contra Dance Mini Weekend

Sat 12/30, 5:45 am-10 pm. 5:45 pm Waltzing 6:30 pm Beginner Contra Lesson 07:00 pm Contra dance. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. $10. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

End of Year Dance Party at Rena's Ballroom Everyone Invited Free

Sat 12/30, 7-11 pm. Looking for something to do the night before New Year's Eve? Come to my end of the year dance party. Everyone is invited to attend for free. Bring your friends. My way of saying thank you to all of you. Dancing will be a mix of music suitable for all kinds of swing, salsa, waltz, rumba, Argentine Tango, hustle and maybe some more. Dance to the music anyway you like. If you only know one dance, do that to everything. If you do not know any, freestyle. Besides celebrating the end of the year, and whatever else you have to celebrate, you can help me celebrate a few things. December 30 happens to be my birthday (no gifts). And, I am publishing two books, one of which is How to Dance with a Partner. I may be giving a short preview of my book. In this easy-to-do session you will learn how to communicate every step in every dance. That is what my book is about. 7:00 pm Doors Open and Dancing Starts - At some point, short preview of ... Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [more][email][events]


Sunday 31 December 2017

Dances of Universal Peace

Sun 12/31, 7:30. A participatory spiritual event to welcome the new year peacefully with singing and circle dancing for men and women of all faiths. Doors open at 7:00. Come early to greet people. "Only Love is Flowing Here" In a sacred and joyful candlelit atmosphere, live music, singing and dancing bring the year to closure and welcome the new as we ring bells in a spirit of harmony and optimism. The simple circle dances will be taught and everyone joins in. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Diana Kanoy, 352-546-1345. $10. Dances of Universal Peace - Gainesville - [website][email][events]

Contra Dance Mini Weekend

Sun 12/31, 11 am-7 pm. 11:00 am to 2 pm Advanced Contra dance 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm Waltz 4 pm to 7 pm Advanced Contra dance. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. $10 each Contra dance. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck

Sun 12/31, 8. What is ecstatic dance? It is magical. It is mystical. It is freeing and wonderful. It is you. A time and place in sacred space to let go and live and be your self. Listen to your intuition. Let your body and breath be your guide. Let the music move you. No need to run or hide. Join us in this free-form movement called ecstatic dance. Lead yourself through a mix of music from all different genres, eras and places around the world. Follow your heart to get in the flow and find yourself in the dance. Come together with this ever-fresh and changing awesome group of beautiful people, for 90 minutes of 5-rhythms style ecstatic dance. This will be followed by a scintillating gong bath and a delectable vegan potluck. Join with friends of new and old in a sweet community of soft-hearted people you're sure to be welcomed by. Whether you think you can dance or not, please come out. This is an opportunity to step into the unknown and find ... Aurora Healing Arts, 109 SE 4 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]

International Folk Dancing New Year's Eve Party

Sun 12/31, 8-11 pm. Let's say good by to 2017 with lots of folk dancing! Come all to dance, or come to see and we'll cheer you up. Advanced dancers, please come and show off, we need you. After dancing we'll move on to another nearby location at 11:30 to receive the New Year. 1236 NW 18th Avenue, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. Donation for buliding hosts. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

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