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

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 2 of 4

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4

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Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 2 of 4

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

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Dances of Universal Peace

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Gumbo Limbo Music Mardi Gras Dance Party with Karin and Joyce

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 3 of 4

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4

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Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 3 of 4

UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

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UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen

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

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 4 of 4

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4

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Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 4 of 4

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

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

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

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Dance Alive Ballet Champagne Gala

UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 2/02 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 2/02 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 2/03 Gainesville GSC
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 2/05 Gainesville IndepenDance
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 2/05 Gainesville WCSJA
Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 2 of 4 Thu 2/06 Gainesville GDA
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 2/06 Gainesville GSC
Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4 Thu 2/06 Gainesville SwingDance
Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 2 of 4 Fri 2/07 Gainesville GDA
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 2/07 Gainesville UF Argentine
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 2/07 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 2/08 Gainesville Dances of Un
Gumbo Limbo Music Mardi Gras Dance Party with Karin and Joyce Sun 2/09 Gainesville Waltz
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 2/10 Gainesville GSC
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 2/12 Gainesville IndepenDance
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 2/12 Gainesville WCSJA
Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 3 of 4 Thu 2/13 Gainesville GDA
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 2/13 Gainesville GSC
Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4 Thu 2/13 Gainesville SwingDance
Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 3 of 4 Fri 2/14 Gainesville GDA
UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen Fri 2/14 Gainesville UF Argentine
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 2/14 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen Sat 2/15 Gainesville UF Argentine
UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 2/16 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 2/16 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 2/17 Gainesville GSC
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 2/19 Gainesville IndepenDance
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 2/19 Gainesville WCSJA
Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 4 of 4 Thu 2/20 Gainesville GDA
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 2/20 Gainesville GSC
Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4 Thu 2/20 Gainesville SwingDance
Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 4 of 4 Fri 2/21 Gainesville GDA
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 2/21 Gainesville UF Argentine
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 2/21 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra Fri 2/21 Gainesville Elio Piedra
UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 2/23 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 2/24 Gainesville GSC
Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa Wed 2/26 Gainesville IndepenDance
West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social Wed 2/26 Gainesville WCSJA
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 2/27 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 2/28 Gainesville UF Argentine
Dance Alive Ballet Champagne Gala Sat 2/29 Gainesville ParrisDanc

2020


February 2020


Sunday 2 February 2020

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

Sun 2/02, 1:45-6 pm. Last semester, we Lindy Hopped to the top. Now it is time to Lindy Hop to the Tip-Top. This Spring, we will feature two levels of classes taught by Zack Buchillon, as well as an open practice hour. 1:45 - 3:45 Higher Level Lindy Lesson 4:00 - 5:00 Beginner Level Lindy Lesson 5:00 - 6:00 Open Practice Hour Prices Higher Level - $10 per lesson, $75 full semester Beginner Level - $5 per lesson, $30 full semester Dates: January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 16, 23 March 15, 22 April 5, 12 Anybody who attends the Higher Level lesson will be able to attend the Beginner Level lesson for FREE, on that given day. For our more experienced dancers (or those beginners looking for a challenge), join us from 1:45 - 3:45 pm on Sunday afternoons for our Higher Level Lesson series. This series will feature two hours of dancing with collaborative, personalized feedback and lessons. This will not just be a collection of moves, but a div ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][email][events]

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

Sun 2/02, 7-8:30 pm. Welcome. to the dance floor, the temple, the ground of inner being. Here, we let go of judgment, sweat our prayers, clear, move, and come alive. Inspired by the 5-Rhythms, each dance is a ceremony, bringing us ever closer with ourselves. Every-other Sunday night, 7 pm. The dance is 90 minutes, with a short circle beforehand and a closing at the end. We will circle up at 7 sharp. Please do come early. Registration is available online at intotheHOWL.com/when $10 exchange. The House of Waking Life, 109 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [website][email][events]


Monday 3 February 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 2/03, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 5 February 2020

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 2/05, 6:45-7:30 pm. All levels and ages encouraged. Class Rates: $15 Class Drop-in $45 5 Class Booklet $70 Class Booklet Tickets from bundles can be used for any of our adult classes offered at the studio. They also work for iBaby and Me and iPlaydate Program Classes. Booklets expire one year after purchase date. Dress code for all Adult Classes (as well as iBaby and Me/iPlaydate) is up to your discretion. As long as it is comfortable, moveable attire, it is game. Please no denim or dirty street shoes. College Students Intermediate and Advanced Level Encouraged. Receive $10 off a class package with your current student ID. Dancers who want a fun and challenging class to just dance like you did before moving to college. 5745 SW 75 Street, #311, Gainesville, 32608. 352-337-0017. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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


Thursday 6 February 2020

Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 2 of 4

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

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 2/06, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4

Thu 2/06, 7. 7:00 pm Swing 8:00 pm Waltz 9:00 pm Argentine Tango Four week beginner series for new dancers. No experienced needed. Starts at the very beginning. Progresses step by step. Experienced dancers meet at the same time for practice. Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. $60 for 4 week beginner series, or $10 per night for experienced dancers, or $5 student, or $5 Argentine Tango practice only, free for students 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]


Friday 7 February 2020

Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 2 of 4

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

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 2/07, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Fri 2/07, 7:45-11 pm. Florida Swing Dancing Club invites you all to join us again this Friday at Thelma A. Boltin Community Center This event will cost $5 to help support the club and bring you more swing dancing events in Gainesville. There will be a friendly beginner lesson will to help you get into the swing of things. You may come alone or with a group of friends. Coming with a dance partner is not necessary and no prior dance experience is required. 7:45 - 8:00: Doors open 8:00 - 9:00: Beginner Lesson 9:00 - 11:00: Social Dance If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please come talk to any of the officers. We hope to dance with you all soon. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2 Avenue, Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]


Saturday 8 February 2020

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 2/08, 3-5 pm. Usually second Saturday of the month afternoon dance. Join Hakim and friends for these simple, beloved dances celebrating many faiths. Live music always. Beginners welcomed. Bring friends. Free love offering. A participatory spiritual event with singing and circle dancing for men and women. Come early to greet people. Only Love is Flowing Here The simple circle dances will be taught and everyone joins in. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Nurallah, 352-262-3798, Hakim 352-235-6471. Dances of Universal Peace - Gainesville - [website][email][events]


Sunday 9 February 2020

Gumbo Limbo Music Mardi Gras Dance Party with Karin and Joyce

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


Monday 10 February 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 2/10, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 12 February 2020

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 2/12, 6:45-7:30 pm. All levels and ages encouraged. Class Rates: $15 Class Drop-in $45 5 Class Booklet $70 Class Booklet Tickets from bundles can be used for any of our adult classes offered at the studio. They also work for iBaby and Me and iPlaydate Program Classes. Booklets expire one year after purchase date. Dress code for all Adult Classes (as well as iBaby and Me/iPlaydate) is up to your discretion. As long as it is comfortable, moveable attire, it is game. Please no denim or dirty street shoes. College Students Intermediate and Advanced Level Encouraged. Receive $10 off a class package with your current student ID. Dancers who want a fun and challenging class to just dance like you did before moving to college. 5745 SW 75 Street, #311, Gainesville, 32608. 352-337-0017. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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


Thursday 13 February 2020

Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 3 of 4

Thu 2/13, 12-1 pm. World Line Dancing. 12 to 12:30 Newcomers. 12:30 to 1:00 Regulars. Everyone is encouraged to come for the whole time. The first half-hour caters to newcomers and the second half-hour caters to the regulars. Have fun line dancing to a wide variety of music. Register via Santa Fe College Community Education, under Seniors. Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 2/13, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4

Thu 2/13, 7. 7:00 pm Swing 8:00 pm Waltz 9:00 pm Argentine Tango Four week beginner series for new dancers. No experienced needed. Starts at the very beginning. Progresses step by step. Experienced dancers meet at the same time for practice. Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. $60 for 4 week beginner series, or $10 per night for experienced dancers, or $5 student, or $5 Argentine Tango practice only, free for students 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]


Friday 14 February 2020

Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 3 of 4

Fri 2/14, 2:30-3:30 pm. World Line Dancing. 2:30 to 3:00 Newcomers. 3:00 to 3:30 Regulars. Everyone is encouraged to come for the whole time. The first half-hour caters to newcomers and the second half-hour caters to the regulars. Have fun line dancing to a wide variety of music. Register via Santa Fe College Community Education, under Seniors. The Village, 8000 NW 27 Blvd, Gainesville. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen

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

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Fri 2/14, 7:45-11 pm. Florida Swing Dancing Club invites you all to join us again this Friday at Thelma A. Boltin Community Center This event will cost $5 to help support the club and bring you more swing dancing events in Gainesville. There will be a friendly beginner lesson will to help you get into the swing of things. You may come alone or with a group of friends. Coming with a dance partner is not necessary and no prior dance experience is required. 7:45 - 8:00: Doors open 8:00 - 9:00: Beginner Lesson 9:00 - 11:00: Social Dance If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please come talk to any of the officers. We hope to dance with you all soon. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2 Avenue, Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]


Saturday 15 February 2020

UF Argentine Tango Valentine Weekend with Mike Eblen

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


Sunday 16 February 2020

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

Sun 2/16, 1:45-6 pm. Last semester, we Lindy Hopped to the top. Now it is time to Lindy Hop to the Tip-Top. This Spring, we will feature two levels of classes taught by Zack Buchillon, as well as an open practice hour. 1:45 - 3:45 Higher Level Lindy Lesson 4:00 - 5:00 Beginner Level Lindy Lesson 5:00 - 6:00 Open Practice Hour Prices Higher Level - $10 per lesson, $75 full semester Beginner Level - $5 per lesson, $30 full semester Dates: January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 16, 23 March 15, 22 April 5, 12 Anybody who attends the Higher Level lesson will be able to attend the Beginner Level lesson for FREE, on that given day. For our more experienced dancers (or those beginners looking for a challenge), join us from 1:45 - 3:45 pm on Sunday afternoons for our Higher Level Lesson series. This series will feature two hours of dancing with collaborative, personalized feedback and lessons. This will not just be a collection of moves, but a div ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][email][events]

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

Sun 2/16, 7-8:30 pm. Welcome. to the dance floor, the temple, the ground of inner being. Here, we let go of judgment, sweat our prayers, clear, move, and come alive. Inspired by the 5-Rhythms, each dance is a ceremony, bringing us ever closer with ourselves. Every-other Sunday night, 7 pm. The dance is 90 minutes, with a short circle beforehand and a closing at the end. We will circle up at 7 sharp. Please do come early. Registration is available online at intotheHOWL.com/when $10 exchange. The House of Waking Life, 109 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [website][email][events]


Monday 17 February 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 2/17, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 19 February 2020

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 2/19, 6:45-7:30 pm. All levels and ages encouraged. Class Rates: $15 Class Drop-in $45 5 Class Booklet $70 Class Booklet Tickets from bundles can be used for any of our adult classes offered at the studio. They also work for iBaby and Me and iPlaydate Program Classes. Booklets expire one year after purchase date. Dress code for all Adult Classes (as well as iBaby and Me/iPlaydate) is up to your discretion. As long as it is comfortable, moveable attire, it is game. Please no denim or dirty street shoes. College Students Intermediate and Advanced Level Encouraged. Receive $10 off a class package with your current student ID. Dancers who want a fun and challenging class to just dance like you did before moving to college. 5745 SW 75 Street, #311, Gainesville, 32608. 352-337-0017. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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


Thursday 20 February 2020

Line Dancing at Senior Center with Andy 4 of 4

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

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 2/20, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Swing, Waltz and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4

Thu 2/20, 7. 7:00 pm Swing 8:00 pm Waltz 9:00 pm Argentine Tango Four week beginner series for new dancers. No experienced needed. Starts at the very beginning. Progresses step by step. Experienced dancers meet at the same time for practice. Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. $60 for 4 week beginner series, or $10 per night for experienced dancers, or $5 student, or $5 Argentine Tango practice only, free for students 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]


Friday 21 February 2020

Line Dancing at the Village with Andy 4 of 4

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

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 2/21, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Fri 2/21, 7:45-11 pm. Florida Swing Dancing Club invites you all to join us again this Friday at Thelma A. Boltin Community Center This event will cost $5 to help support the club and bring you more swing dancing events in Gainesville. There will be a friendly beginner lesson will to help you get into the swing of things. You may come alone or with a group of friends. Coming with a dance partner is not necessary and no prior dance experience is required. 7:45 - 8:00: Doors open 8:00 - 9:00: Beginner Lesson 9:00 - 11:00: Social Dance If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please come talk to any of the officers. We hope to dance with you all soon. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2 Avenue, Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

Fri 2/21, 10 pm-1:30 am. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our Havana-themed Salsa Night. For one night only, prepare to party and dance as DJ Elio Piedra "Bringing The Fiesta to you" brings the fiesta to The Wooly. Working with Gator Salsa Club and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival we will bring passion and rhythm to the dance floor. Photo ops, vibrant dance floors and a specialty drink will be available to keep the party going all night long. So dress spicy, bring your friends and get ready to cha-cha-cha. 21 & Over: $5 Under 21: $10 DOORS OPEN AT 10 PM. The Wooly, 20 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32608. Elio Piedra, 352-327-5089. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][email][events]


Sunday 23 February 2020

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

Sun 2/23, 1:45-6 pm. Last semester, we Lindy Hopped to the top. Now it is time to Lindy Hop to the Tip-Top. This Spring, we will feature two levels of classes taught by Zack Buchillon, as well as an open practice hour. 1:45 - 3:45 Higher Level Lindy Lesson 4:00 - 5:00 Beginner Level Lindy Lesson 5:00 - 6:00 Open Practice Hour Prices Higher Level - $10 per lesson, $75 full semester Beginner Level - $5 per lesson, $30 full semester Dates: January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 16, 23 March 15, 22 April 5, 12 Anybody who attends the Higher Level lesson will be able to attend the Beginner Level lesson for FREE, on that given day. For our more experienced dancers (or those beginners looking for a challenge), join us from 1:45 - 3:45 pm on Sunday afternoons for our Higher Level Lesson series. This series will feature two hours of dancing with collaborative, personalized feedback and lessons. This will not just be a collection of moves, but a div ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][email][events]


Monday 24 February 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 2/24, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 26 February 2020

Adult West African with Live Percussionists with Barakissa

Wed 2/26, 6:45-7:30 pm. All levels and ages encouraged. Class Rates: $15 Class Drop-in $45 5 Class Booklet $70 Class Booklet Tickets from bundles can be used for any of our adult classes offered at the studio. They also work for iBaby and Me and iPlaydate Program Classes. Booklets expire one year after purchase date. Dress code for all Adult Classes (as well as iBaby and Me/iPlaydate) is up to your discretion. As long as it is comfortable, moveable attire, it is game. Please no denim or dirty street shoes. College Students Intermediate and Advanced Level Encouraged. Receive $10 off a class package with your current student ID. Dancers who want a fun and challenging class to just dance like you did before moving to college. 5745 SW 75 Street, #311, Gainesville, 32608. 352-337-0017. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Class and Dance Social

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


Thursday 27 February 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 2/27, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Friday 28 February 2020

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 2/28, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]


Saturday 29 February 2020

Dance Alive Ballet Champagne Gala

Sat 2/29, 7-11 pm. Dance Alive National Ballet’s smashingly successful, sold-out Champagne Gala last spring still brings a smile to our faces. We are happily planning to best ourselves for the 2020 Gala and we want you to be a part of it. Please join us with Master of Ceremonies, Storm Roberts, to celebrate and support Dance Alive National Ballet. Featuring the warm sounds of Gosia and Ali, fine dining, a fabulous silent auction, and the amazing Dancing with the Stars where community leaders are paired with the gorgeous Dance Alive professional ballet dancers. Sponsored by Unforgettable Events, Parris Dance, Pofahl Studios, Thornebrook Chocolates, Men's Wearhouse. Co-chaired by Autumn Doughton and Lee May. J Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, Gainesville, 32608. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][events]

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