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Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver with Party of Three in Melrose

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

2

Kiz in the Ville Gainesville Kizomba Exchange

Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver with Party of Three in Melrose

Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo

3

Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver with Party of Three in Melrose

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

4

English Country Dancing

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

5

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Gator Salsa Club Downtown

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

6

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

7

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo

Line Dancing Class at Rena's

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person

8

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

9

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Gruv Therapy

Ballroom Dance Spring Party with Ray and Eileen

Salsa Mundial Monthly Social

Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo

10

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Ballroom Dance Afternoon Tea in Ocala

Gainesville Big Band at Butler Plaza

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

11

English Country Dancing

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

12

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Gator Salsa Club Downtown

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

13

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Two Step Workshop with Eileen and Brittany

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

14

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo

Line Dancing Class at Rena's

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person

15

Argentine Tango Practilonga with Thuy’s

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Contra Dance Weekend with Wild Asparagus at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Real Deelz at the Depot and Speakeasy Room in Micanopy

16

Contra Dance Weekend with Wild Asparagus at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lesson at One Love Cafe

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Gator Salsa Club Salsa in the Streets Downtown

Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo

17

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Contra Dance Weekend with Wild Asparagus at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

18

English Country Dancing

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Salsa Ballroom Dance Class at Rena's

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

19

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Gator Salsa Club Downtown

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Beginning Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 1 of 4

Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly

20

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

21

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo

Line Dancing Class at Rena's

Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly

West Coast Swing Advanced, Waltz Basics, Argentine Tango Beginner with Andy

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person

22

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

UF Swing Club Spring Formal Swing Dance

23

Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo

24

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Duke Ellington Concert

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

25

English Country Dancing

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

26

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Gator Salsa Club Downtown

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Beginning Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4

Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly

27

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

28

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo

Line Dancing Class at Rena's

Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly

West Coast Swing Advanced, Waltz Basics, Argentine Tango Beginner with Andy

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person

29

Argentine Tango Practilonga with Thuy’s

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

The Imposters at The Depot and Speakeasy Room

30

Ballroom Dance Anniversary Party with Ray and Eileen

Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Fri 4/01 Gainesville GCC
Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver with Party of Three in Melrose Fri 4/01 Melrose GODS
International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne Fri 4/01 Hawthorne GIFD
Kiz in the Ville Gainesville Kizomba Exchange Sat 4/02 Gainesville Mundial
Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver with Party of Three in Melrose Sat 4/02 Melrose GODS
Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo Sat 4/02 Gainesville Mundial
Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver with Party of Three in Melrose Sun 4/03 Melrose GODS
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sun 4/03 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa Sun 4/03 Gainesville GSC
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 4/03 Ocala Ocala Dance
English Country Dancing Mon 4/04 Gainesville ECD
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Mon 4/04 Gainesville Mundial
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Tue 4/05 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Gator Salsa Club Downtown Tue 4/05 Gainesville GSC
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 4/05 Gainesville Mundial
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Wed 4/06 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing Wed 4/06 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 4/07 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 4/07 Gainesville GSC
Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo Thu 4/07 Gainesville KolSimcha
Line Dancing Class at Rena's Thu 4/07 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person Thu 4/07 Gainesville Mundial
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Fri 4/08 Gainesville GCC
International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne Fri 4/08 Hawthorne GIFD
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Gruv Therapy Sat 4/09 Gainesville SwingDance
Ballroom Dance Spring Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 4/09 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa Mundial Monthly Social Sat 4/09 Gainesville Mundial
Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo Sat 4/09 Gainesville Mundial
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sun 4/10 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa Sun 4/10 Gainesville GSC
Ballroom Dance Afternoon Tea in Ocala Sun 4/10 Ocala USA Dance Oc
Gainesville Big Band at Butler Plaza Sun 4/10 Gainesville SwingDance
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 4/10 Ocala Ocala Dance
English Country Dancing Mon 4/11 Gainesville ECD
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Mon 4/11 Gainesville Mundial
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Tue 4/12 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Gator Salsa Club Downtown Tue 4/12 Gainesville GSC
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 4/12 Gainesville Mundial
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Wed 4/13 Gainesville Nia Holistic
International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne Wed 4/13 Hawthorne GIFD
Two Step Workshop with Eileen and Brittany Wed 4/13 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing Wed 4/13 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 4/14 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 4/14 Gainesville GSC
Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo Thu 4/14 Gainesville KolSimcha
Line Dancing Class at Rena's Thu 4/14 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person Thu 4/14 Gainesville Mundial
Argentine Tango Practilonga with Thuy’s Fri 4/15 Gainesville TangoThuy
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Fri 4/15 Gainesville GCC
Contra Dance Weekend with Wild Asparagus at the Dancing Fish in Melrose Fri 4/15 Melrose GODS
Real Deelz at the Depot and Speakeasy Room in Micanopy Fri 4/15 Micanopy SwingDance
Contra Dance Weekend with Wild Asparagus at the Dancing Fish in Melrose Sat 4/16 Melrose GODS
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lesson at One Love Cafe Sat 4/16 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 4/16 Gainesville SwingDance
Gator Salsa Club Salsa in the Streets Downtown Sat 4/16 Gainesville GSC
Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo Sat 4/16 Gainesville Mundial
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sun 4/17 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Contra Dance Weekend with Wild Asparagus at the Dancing Fish in Melrose Sun 4/17 Melrose GODS
Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa Sun 4/17 Gainesville GSC
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 4/17 Ocala Ocala Dance
English Country Dancing Mon 4/18 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 4/18 Gainesville IDanceAW
Salsa Ballroom Dance Class at Rena's Mon 4/18 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Mon 4/18 Gainesville Mundial
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Tue 4/19 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Gator Salsa Club Downtown Tue 4/19 Gainesville GSC
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 4/19 Gainesville Mundial
Beginning Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 1 of 4 Tue 4/19 Gainesville SwingDance
Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly Tue 4/19 Gainesville IndepenDance
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Wed 4/20 Gainesville Nia Holistic
International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne Wed 4/20 Hawthorne GIFD
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing Wed 4/20 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 4/21 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 4/21 Gainesville GSC
Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo Thu 4/21 Gainesville KolSimcha
Line Dancing Class at Rena's Thu 4/21 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly Thu 4/21 Gainesville IndepenDance
West Coast Swing Advanced, Waltz Basics, Argentine Tango Beginner with Andy Thu 4/21 Gainesville SwingDance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person Thu 4/21 Gainesville Mundial
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Fri 4/22 Gainesville GCC
UF Swing Club Spring Formal Swing Dance Fri 4/22 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo Sat 4/23 Gainesville Mundial
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sun 4/24 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa Sun 4/24 Gainesville GSC
Duke Ellington Concert Sun 4/24 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 4/24 Ocala Ocala Dance
English Country Dancing Mon 4/25 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 4/25 Gainesville IDanceAW
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Mon 4/25 Gainesville Mundial
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Tue 4/26 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Gator Salsa Club Downtown Tue 4/26 Gainesville GSC
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 4/26 Gainesville Mundial
Beginning Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4 Tue 4/26 Gainesville SwingDance
Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly Tue 4/26 Gainesville IndepenDance
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Wed 4/27 Gainesville Nia Holistic
International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne Wed 4/27 Hawthorne GIFD
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 4/28 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 4/28 Gainesville GSC
Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo Thu 4/28 Gainesville KolSimcha
Line Dancing Class at Rena's Thu 4/28 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly Thu 4/28 Gainesville IndepenDance
West Coast Swing Advanced, Waltz Basics, Argentine Tango Beginner with Andy Thu 4/28 Gainesville SwingDance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person Thu 4/28 Gainesville Mundial
Argentine Tango Practilonga with Thuy’s Fri 4/29 Gainesville TangoThuy
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Fri 4/29 Gainesville GCC
The Imposters at The Depot and Speakeasy Room Fri 4/29 Micanopy UF Swing Dan
Ballroom Dance Anniversary Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 4/30 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo Sat 4/30 Gainesville Mundial

2022


April 2022


Friday 1 April 2022

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Fri 1 Apr, 7-8 pm. I am excited about teaching belly dance again. This is a technique-oriented class that will be basic enough for all levels to get something out of it. Targeting balance, technique, sharpening hip movements, introducing new movements and combinations, working on posture. Including a short choreography on each class and adding improvisation as practice for fluidity and individual creativity purposes. Let's dance. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver with Party of Three in Melrose

Fri 1 Apr to Sun 3 Apr, 7-10 pm. Friday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday afternoon: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Party of Three melds high energy and expressive Cape Breton & Scottish melodies with Latin, funky, and jazz grooves. Diane Silver calling Neil Pearlman on piano & mandolin Lilly Pearlman on fiddle Joe De Paolo on percussion Note: Single dances on weekends are $15 for adults, $30 for a weekend pass Weekend dances are $7.50 for youth age 18-25, $15 for a weekend pass. Children under 18 accompanied by adults are free. This is a private residence so proof of vaccination is required for all in attendance, including children and spectators. OTHER ACTIVITIES Swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, are available. Bring your own boat. Dancers should make their own arrangements. Grilling is allowed within the compound (bring your own grill). When booking: You must first be fully vaccinated and ... Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [more][website][email][events]

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Fri 1 Apr, 7-10 pm. Come dance Friday nights. Hawthorne. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $6. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]


Saturday 2 April 2022

Kiz in the Ville Gainesville Kizomba Exchange

Sat 2 Apr, 9-1 am. Monthly Kizouk social, alternating between Gainesville and Jacksonville. See below for future dates. *** Schedule *** 9 PM - Urban Kiz class with Brandon (Rhode Island) 10 PM - Kizomba, Urban Kiz, and BZouk dancing. Price: $15 (includes class and social) Future socials (last weekend of every month): April 30 - Jacksonville May 28 - Gainesville June 25 - Jacksonville July 30 - Gainesville August 27 - Jacksonville. Salsa Mundial, 3501 SW 2 Avenue, Suite G, Gainesville. 352 433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][email][events]

Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver with Party of Three in Melrose

Sat 2 Apr to Sun 3 Apr, 7-10 pm. Friday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday afternoon: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Party of Three melds high energy and expressive Cape Breton & Scottish melodies with Latin, funky, and jazz grooves. Diane Silver calling Neil Pearlman on piano & mandolin Lilly Pearlman on fiddle Joe De Paolo on percussion Note: Single dances on weekends are $15 for adults, $30 for a weekend pass Weekend dances are $7.50 for youth age 18-25, $15 for a weekend pass. Children under 18 accompanied by adults are free. This is a private residence so proof of vaccination is required for all in attendance, including children and spectators. OTHER ACTIVITIES Swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, are available. Bring your own boat. Dancers should make their own arrangements. Grilling is allowed within the compound (bring your own grill). When booking: You must first be fully vaccinated and ... Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [more][website][email][events]

Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo

Sat 2 Apr, 9 pm-2 am. 9-10 pm Free Beer Saturday Nights at Vecinos come dance the night away with DJ ENZO playing all your favorite Latin Music. Look out for our Latin Night events brought to you by La Arenosa's Sabados Gigantes. Free Entry • Drink Specials • Good Vibes. Vecinos Gainesville, 208 W University Avenue, Gainesville. Salsa Mundial - [website][email][events]


Sunday 3 April 2022

Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver with Party of Three in Melrose

Sun 3 Apr, 12-3 pm. Friday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday afternoon: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Party of Three melds high energy and expressive Cape Breton & Scottish melodies with Latin, funky, and jazz grooves. Diane Silver calling Neil Pearlman on piano & mandolin Lilly Pearlman on fiddle Joe De Paolo on percussion Note: Single dances on weekends are $15 for adults, $30 for a weekend pass Weekend dances are $7.50 for youth age 18-25, $15 for a weekend pass. Children under 18 accompanied by adults are free. This is a private residence so proof of vaccination is required for all in attendance, including children and spectators. OTHER ACTIVITIES Swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, are available. Bring your own boat. Dancers should make their own arrangements. Grilling is allowed within the compound (bring your own grill). When booking: You must first be fully vaccinated and ... Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [more][website][email][events]

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sun 3 Apr, 12-1 pm. Sunday: 10-11 AM Wednesday: 12-1 PM Changes may occur. Contact Sarit Sela to inquire. RSVP 24-hours before class is required. Sign up via: shorturl.at/mwIR4 or message Sarit Sela. Free to all. To pay it forward, consider donating to Bread of the Mighty food bank or your organization of choice. ABOUT NIA Nia is a holistic fitness technique inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness. Nia promotes physical wellness, mental clarity, and emotional balance and joy. Beginners are welcome. Moves can be easily adapted to all levels of fitness and experience. ABOUT NIA GAINESVILLE Nia Gainesville is a community-based activity, led by Sarit Sela. Classes are held outdoors at no charge, with an invitation to pay it forward by donating to local organizations. Our mission is to enjoy Nia and other forms of art through classes and collaborations, and to contribute to the greater community by promoting a healthy lifestyle to all and donating to community causes. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Sun 3 Apr, 2-5:30 pm. Event starts at 2 pm. 2:30 Urban Kizomba Class. Open dancing until 5:30. We are back for some Kizomba. We are moving our classes to The Bull, and we will be indoors. We will have social dancing after class, with about 50% kizomba and 50% salsa and bachata. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 3 Apr, 5-8 pm. Time to Dance. Let's Have Fun. Make New Friends. Meet New People. West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Come for the lessons and stay for the social dancing after. Casual attire and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. Every Sunday for our West Coast Swing group classes. Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. We usually go nearby to Mojo's Grill, where we hang out and eat and/or drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Cost for lesson and dance is just $10. Instructor Paul Fairbanks. Private lessons available contact Carol Smith to schedule yours. See you on the dance floor. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]


Monday 4 April 2022

English Country Dancing

Mon 4 Apr, 6:30-8:30 pm. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. At this time, proof of vaccination will be required. If you have come to one of our dances during the pandemic and shown proof, then I have you on a list and you do not need to bring again. If not, then please bring your vaccine card for entry. No one will be allowed in without proof. We will revisit this requirement as time goes on. It is also a requirement of UCG's at this time. Masks are optional; but smiles are not. Let your eyes smile if you are wearing a mask. 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]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Mon 4 Apr, 7:30-9:30 pm. Bachata Intermediate Level: 7:30-8:30PM Salsa Intermediate Level: 8:30-9:30PM. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Tuesday 5 April 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Tue 5 Apr, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Gator Salsa Club Downtown

Tue 5 Apr, 6-8:30 pm. This summer, we will be having in-person classes every Tuesday and Thursday in the streets outside The Bull, located in downtown Gainesville FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED! NO EXCECPTIONS. **Tuesday** 6 pm - Check-in, Q&A, test-in to higher levels 6:15 - 7:15 pm : On1 Salsa 7:30 - 8:30 pm : Specialty class (alternating between Kizomba and other classes) **Thursday** 6 pm - Check-in, Q&A, test-in to higher levels 6:15 - 7:15 pm : Casino Salsa 7:30 - 8:30 pm : Bachata 8:30 - 11:00 pm : Social dancing (Bachata Boulevard) You will have the option of rotating between partners or staying with your partner for the entire class. If you are rotating, you are not required (but are encouraged) to bring a partner with you. Every Thursday, the classes will be followed by a "Bachata Boulevard" social dancing event, to practice your moves and socialize with the members. More details here: https://fb.me/e/5gHaczeQ0 We are super excited to see everyone and have some fun. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Tue 5 Apr, 7-10 pm. Bachata Beginner Level: 7:00-8:00PM Salsa Basic-Beginner Level: 8:00-9:00PM Salsa Advanced-Beginner Level: 9:00-10:00PM. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Wednesday 6 April 2022

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Wed 6 Apr, 12-1 pm. Sunday: 10-11 AM Wednesday: 12-1 PM Changes may occur. Contact Sarit Sela to inquire. RSVP 24-hours before class is required. Sign up via: shorturl.at/mwIR4 or message Sarit Sela. Free to all. To pay it forward, consider donating to Bread of the Mighty food bank or your organization of choice. ABOUT NIA Nia is a holistic fitness technique inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness. Nia promotes physical wellness, mental clarity, and emotional balance and joy. Beginners are welcome. Moves can be easily adapted to all levels of fitness and experience. ABOUT NIA GAINESVILLE Nia Gainesville is a community-based activity, led by Sarit Sela. Classes are held outdoors at no charge, with an invitation to pay it forward by donating to local organizations. Our mission is to enjoy Nia and other forms of art through classes and collaborations, and to contribute to the greater community by promoting a healthy lifestyle to all and donating to community causes. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

Wed 6 Apr, 7:30-10 pm. 7:30 - 8:30 pm Lessons, choose one - Beginner Lindy Hop Lesson in Dance Studio A - Upper Level Lindy Hop Lesson* in Dance Studio B 8:30 - 10:00 pm Social Dancing Dance Studio A *UPPER LEVEL POLICY: If you are interested in taking the Upper Level Lindy Hop Lesson, we ask that you do so only after taking a minimum of 4 Beginner Lindy Hop Lessons with us. While there will be no formal level testing, the difficulty of the Upper Level lessons will be set with this minimum requirement in mind. Come learn how to dance Lindy Hop and dance the night away to swing music! No dance partner or previous dance experience is required, and this event is open to all members of the Gainesville community. PRICE: Absolutely FREE WHERE: UF Reitz Union Dance Studios, located in the Lower Level, basement, of the UF Reitz Union PARKING: Parking is free at the Reitz Union Parking Garage after 4:30 pm. For most other parking lots at UF, parkin ... UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][events]


Thursday 7 April 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 7 Apr, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 7 Apr, 6-11 pm. 6:15 PM - Bachata class 7:30 PM - On1 Salsa class 8:30 PM - Social dancing Come out and dance to some Latin music every Thursday. As the name suggests, this night will be mostly bachata, with a splash of salsa and kizomba. Do not know how to dance? Do not worry. This event is immediately after Gator Salsa Club's free classes. The dancing is free, but please support the event by buying drinks at The Bull and food at Crane Ramen. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo

Thu 7 Apr, 6-7 pm. Israeli Dance Class hosted by Rabbi Tony, Candace Fox & Rebekah Constantin. For the remainder of the summer it is only the Beginner's Class. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 2925 NW 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32605. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class at Rena's

Thu 7 Apr, 6-8 pm. 6:00 pm Beginner 7:10 pm Intermediate Meet people and have fun all while dancing. Lots of space, 100% of air is replaced every twenty minutes and plenty of hand sanitizer. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person

Thu 7 Apr, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Beginner and Intermediate 8:30-9:30 pm Salsa Advanced Beginner and Intermediate. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Friday 8 April 2022

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Fri 8 Apr, 7-8 pm. I am excited about teaching belly dance again. This is a technique-oriented class that will be basic enough for all levels to get something out of it. Targeting balance, technique, sharpening hip movements, introducing new movements and combinations, working on posture. Including a short choreography on each class and adding improvisation as practice for fluidity and individual creativity purposes. Let's dance. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Fri 8 Apr, 7-10 pm. Come dance Friday nights. Hawthorne. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $6. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]


Saturday 9 April 2022

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Gruv Therapy

Sat 9 Apr, 7-9 pm. Jazz on the Green is back. Join us for live music, food, and drinks and more. Do not miss Gainesville Big Band on the stage in the Promenade. Spread a blanket under the setting sun, and catch some beautiful music on the green. See you there. We are taking all precautions during this time to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for this event. We recommend that event attendees follow CDC recommendations to wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance while enjoying the music. If you have any questions or concerns please message us. Celebration Pointe, 4989 NW 40 Place, Gainesville, 32606. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]

Ballroom Dance Spring Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 9 Apr, 7:30-10 pm. Doors open at 7:30, dance mixer at 7:50 with dancing until 10 pm. Great music, refreshments, & a beautiful dance floor. 100% of air is replaced every 20 minutes, and hand sanitizer at every table. RSVP to attend. $15/person or $25/couple. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

Salsa Mundial Monthly Social

Sat 9 Apr, 8 pm-1 am. Join us for another awesome night of dancing with Eymar and Jennifer from Salsa Heat (Orlando)! There will be a Bachata workshop (all levels) before the social. And there will be a show by Salsa Heat dance team. DJ Rosh will play your favorite Salsa and Bachata songs all night. +Schedule+ 8 - 9 PM: Pre-social Bachata workshop (all level) by Eymar and Jennifer 9 PM - 1 AM: Social 11:00 PM: Performance by Salsa Heat Pro Team +Price+ $12 workshop included. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]

Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo

Sat 9 Apr, 9 pm-2 am. 9-10 pm Free Beer Saturday Nights at Vecinos come dance the night away with DJ ENZO playing all your favorite Latin Music. Look out for our Latin Night events brought to you by La Arenosa's Sabados Gigantes. Free Entry • Drink Specials • Good Vibes. Vecinos Gainesville, 208 W University Avenue, Gainesville. Salsa Mundial - [website][email][events]


Sunday 10 April 2022

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sun 10 Apr, 12-1 pm. Sunday: 10-11 AM Wednesday: 12-1 PM Changes may occur. Contact Sarit Sela to inquire. RSVP 24-hours before class is required. Sign up via: shorturl.at/mwIR4 or message Sarit Sela. Free to all. To pay it forward, consider donating to Bread of the Mighty food bank or your organization of choice. ABOUT NIA Nia is a holistic fitness technique inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness. Nia promotes physical wellness, mental clarity, and emotional balance and joy. Beginners are welcome. Moves can be easily adapted to all levels of fitness and experience. ABOUT NIA GAINESVILLE Nia Gainesville is a community-based activity, led by Sarit Sela. Classes are held outdoors at no charge, with an invitation to pay it forward by donating to local organizations. Our mission is to enjoy Nia and other forms of art through classes and collaborations, and to contribute to the greater community by promoting a healthy lifestyle to all and donating to community causes. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Sun 10 Apr, 2-5:30 pm. Event starts at 2 pm. 2:30 Urban Kizomba Class. Open dancing until 5:30. We are back for some Kizomba. We are moving our classes to The Bull, and we will be indoors. We will have social dancing after class, with about 50% kizomba and 50% salsa and bachata. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Ballroom Dance Afternoon Tea in Ocala

Sun 10 Apr, 3-6 pm. 3:00 pm Lesson 3:30 pm Dancing DJ and lesson by Greg Nelson. Enter on side of building. Second floor. Ross Plumbing Ballroom, 930 Thomas Avenue, Ocala, 34748. Susan Heaney, 407-757-2975. $10 members, $12 non-members. USA Dance Ocala - [website][email][events]

Gainesville Big Band at Butler Plaza

Sun 10 Apr, 3:45 pm. The Gainesville Big Band will perform at the Easter Extravaganza at Butler Plaza. Celebration Pointe, 4989 NW 40 Place, Gainesville, 32606. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 10 Apr, 5-8 pm. Time to Dance. Let's Have Fun. Make New Friends. Meet New People. West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Come for the lessons and stay for the social dancing after. Casual attire and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. Every Sunday for our West Coast Swing group classes. Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. We usually go nearby to Mojo's Grill, where we hang out and eat and/or drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Cost for lesson and dance is just $10. Instructor Paul Fairbanks. Private lessons available contact Carol Smith to schedule yours. See you on the dance floor. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]


Monday 11 April 2022

English Country Dancing

Mon 11 Apr, 6:30-8:30 pm. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. At this time, proof of vaccination will be required. If you have come to one of our dances during the pandemic and shown proof, then I have you on a list and you do not need to bring again. If not, then please bring your vaccine card for entry. No one will be allowed in without proof. We will revisit this requirement as time goes on. It is also a requirement of UCG's at this time. Masks are optional; but smiles are not. Let your eyes smile if you are wearing a mask. 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]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Mon 11 Apr, 7:30-9:30 pm. Bachata Intermediate Level: 7:30-8:30PM Salsa Intermediate Level: 8:30-9:30PM. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Tuesday 12 April 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Tue 12 Apr, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Gator Salsa Club Downtown

Tue 12 Apr, 6-8:30 pm. This summer, we will be having in-person classes every Tuesday and Thursday in the streets outside The Bull, located in downtown Gainesville FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED! NO EXCECPTIONS. **Tuesday** 6 pm - Check-in, Q&A, test-in to higher levels 6:15 - 7:15 pm : On1 Salsa 7:30 - 8:30 pm : Specialty class (alternating between Kizomba and other classes) **Thursday** 6 pm - Check-in, Q&A, test-in to higher levels 6:15 - 7:15 pm : Casino Salsa 7:30 - 8:30 pm : Bachata 8:30 - 11:00 pm : Social dancing (Bachata Boulevard) You will have the option of rotating between partners or staying with your partner for the entire class. If you are rotating, you are not required (but are encouraged) to bring a partner with you. Every Thursday, the classes will be followed by a "Bachata Boulevard" social dancing event, to practice your moves and socialize with the members. More details here: https://fb.me/e/5gHaczeQ0 We are super excited to see everyone and have some fun. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Tue 12 Apr, 7-10 pm. Bachata Beginner Level: 7:00-8:00PM Salsa Basic-Beginner Level: 8:00-9:00PM Salsa Advanced-Beginner Level: 9:00-10:00PM. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Wednesday 13 April 2022

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Wed 13 Apr, 12-1 pm. Sunday: 10-11 AM Wednesday: 12-1 PM Changes may occur. Contact Sarit Sela to inquire. RSVP 24-hours before class is required. Sign up via: shorturl.at/mwIR4 or message Sarit Sela. Free to all. To pay it forward, consider donating to Bread of the Mighty food bank or your organization of choice. ABOUT NIA Nia is a holistic fitness technique inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness. Nia promotes physical wellness, mental clarity, and emotional balance and joy. Beginners are welcome. Moves can be easily adapted to all levels of fitness and experience. ABOUT NIA GAINESVILLE Nia Gainesville is a community-based activity, led by Sarit Sela. Classes are held outdoors at no charge, with an invitation to pay it forward by donating to local organizations. Our mission is to enjoy Nia and other forms of art through classes and collaborations, and to contribute to the greater community by promoting a healthy lifestyle to all and donating to community causes. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Wed 13 Apr, 7-10 pm. Come out for international folk dancing. Hawthorne Wellness Center, 6110 SE 205 Street, Hawthorne, 32648. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $2. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [website][email][events]

Two Step Workshop with Eileen and Brittany

Wed 13 Apr, 7-8:45 pm. Join Brittany and Eileen for an exciting Two-Step workshop. You need to have a solid understanding of Two-Step. This is an intermediate and above class. Time for some social TS dancing too. RSVP to attend. $18/person. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

Wed 13 Apr, 7:30-10 pm. 7:30 - 8:30 pm Lessons, choose one - Beginner Lindy Hop Lesson in Dance Studio A - Upper Level Lindy Hop Lesson* in Dance Studio B 8:30 - 10:00 pm Social Dancing Dance Studio A *UPPER LEVEL POLICY: If you are interested in taking the Upper Level Lindy Hop Lesson, we ask that you do so only after taking a minimum of 4 Beginner Lindy Hop Lessons with us. While there will be no formal level testing, the difficulty of the Upper Level lessons will be set with this minimum requirement in mind. Come learn how to dance Lindy Hop and dance the night away to swing music! No dance partner or previous dance experience is required, and this event is open to all members of the Gainesville community. PRICE: Absolutely FREE WHERE: UF Reitz Union Dance Studios, located in the Lower Level, basement, of the UF Reitz Union PARKING: Parking is free at the Reitz Union Parking Garage after 4:30 pm. For most other parking lots at UF, parkin ... UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][events]


Thursday 14 April 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 14 Apr, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 14 Apr, 6-11 pm. 6:15 PM - Bachata class 7:30 PM - On1 Salsa class 8:30 PM - Social dancing Come out and dance to some Latin music every Thursday. As the name suggests, this night will be mostly bachata, with a splash of salsa and kizomba. Do not know how to dance? Do not worry. This event is immediately after Gator Salsa Club's free classes. The dancing is free, but please support the event by buying drinks at The Bull and food at Crane Ramen. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo

Thu 14 Apr, 6-7 pm. Israeli Dance Class hosted by Rabbi Tony, Candace Fox & Rebekah Constantin. For the remainder of the summer it is only the Beginner's Class. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 2925 NW 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32605. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class at Rena's

Thu 14 Apr, 6-8 pm. 6:00 pm Beginner 7:10 pm Intermediate Meet people and have fun all while dancing. Lots of space, 100% of air is replaced every twenty minutes and plenty of hand sanitizer. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person

Thu 14 Apr, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Beginner and Intermediate 8:30-9:30 pm Salsa Advanced Beginner and Intermediate. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Friday 15 April 2022

Argentine Tango Practilonga with Thuy’s

Fri 15 Apr, 7-11 pm. 7:00 pm: exploration of how to tango, useful for beginners and others interested in absolute foundation. Please feel free to bring your own topics This week’s suggested topic: the embrace, what makes an embrace create comfort and togetherness and magically makes it so you are already dancing. 8:00 pm: general dancing and practicing. Bring your friends and come dance with us. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville. David Chayes. $15. Tango with Thuy - [website][email][events]

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Fri 15 Apr, 7-8 pm. I am excited about teaching belly dance again. This is a technique-oriented class that will be basic enough for all levels to get something out of it. Targeting balance, technique, sharpening hip movements, introducing new movements and combinations, working on posture. Including a short choreography on each class and adding improvisation as practice for fluidity and individual creativity purposes. Let's dance. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

Contra Dance Weekend with Wild Asparagus at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Fri 15 Apr to Sun 17 Apr, 7-10 pm. Featuring George Marshall calling to music by Wild Asparagus Four Contra Dances in three days Friday evening (4/15): 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday afternoon (4/16): 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Saturday evening (4/16): 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday afternoon (4/17): 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wild Asparagus Weekend at the Dancing Fish of Lake Santa Fe–April 15-17th 2022 Contra dance to one of New England’s finest bands, Wild Asparagus, at the newly-refurbished Dancing Fish, on Lake Santa Fe in Melrose, Florida (18 miles east of Gainesville). The wonders of Wild Asparagus never cease. Together for thirty years, their music has matured like a fine wine. This powerful ensemble brings a unique sound and dynamic energy to contra dancing weaving a spell that you wish would never end. Their creative, driving tunes keep dancers energized and inspired while George’s smooth, efficient calling makes challenging contras seem easy as pie. George Marshall, r ... Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [more][website][email][events]

Real Deelz at the Depot and Speakeasy Room in Micanopy

Fri 15 Apr, 7-10 pm. The Depot and Speakeasy Room, 22060 N US Hwy 441, Micanopy, 32667. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]


Saturday 16 April 2022

Contra Dance Weekend with Wild Asparagus at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Sat 16 Apr to Sun 17 Apr, 1-10 pm. Featuring George Marshall calling to music by Wild Asparagus Four Contra Dances in three days Friday evening (4/15): 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday afternoon (4/16): 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Saturday evening (4/16): 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday afternoon (4/17): 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wild Asparagus Weekend at the Dancing Fish of Lake Santa Fe–April 15-17th 2022 Contra dance to one of New England’s finest bands, Wild Asparagus, at the newly-refurbished Dancing Fish, on Lake Santa Fe in Melrose, Florida (18 miles east of Gainesville). The wonders of Wild Asparagus never cease. Together for thirty years, their music has matured like a fine wine. This powerful ensemble brings a unique sound and dynamic energy to contra dancing weaving a spell that you wish would never end. Their creative, driving tunes keep dancers energized and inspired while George’s smooth, efficient calling makes challenging contras seem easy as pie. George Marshall, r ... Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [more][website][email][events]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lesson at One Love Cafe

Sat 16 Apr, 5-6 pm. Come meet up at One Love Cafe for some dancing! This dance will be an informal event. The lesson will begin at 5:00 pm, followed by dancing to Swing Theory at 6:00 pm The event is free, but please purchase an item from the cafe's menu since they are the reason we're able to have this. One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40 Place, Gainesville, 32606. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 16 Apr, 6-9 pm. Swing dance to Swing Theory Jazz Band at One Love Cafe. Join us at One Love Cafe for fresh locally-sourced ingredients prepared in delicious dishes, craft beers and dancing. Bring the whole family for a great time. One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40 Place, Gainesville, 32606. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]

Gator Salsa Club Salsa in the Streets Downtown

Sat 16 Apr, 9 pm-1 am. All-levels bachata class at 9 PM, followed by salsa and bachata music all night. The dancing is free, but please support the event by buying drinks at The Bull and food at Crane Ramen. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo

Sat 16 Apr, 9 pm-2 am. 9-10 pm Free Beer Saturday Nights at Vecinos come dance the night away with DJ ENZO playing all your favorite Latin Music. Look out for our Latin Night events brought to you by La Arenosa's Sabados Gigantes. Free Entry • Drink Specials • Good Vibes. Vecinos Gainesville, 208 W University Avenue, Gainesville. Salsa Mundial - [website][email][events]


Sunday 17 April 2022

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sun 17 Apr, 12-1 pm. Sunday: 10-11 AM Wednesday: 12-1 PM Changes may occur. Contact Sarit Sela to inquire. RSVP 24-hours before class is required. Sign up via: shorturl.at/mwIR4 or message Sarit Sela. Free to all. To pay it forward, consider donating to Bread of the Mighty food bank or your organization of choice. ABOUT NIA Nia is a holistic fitness technique inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness. Nia promotes physical wellness, mental clarity, and emotional balance and joy. Beginners are welcome. Moves can be easily adapted to all levels of fitness and experience. ABOUT NIA GAINESVILLE Nia Gainesville is a community-based activity, led by Sarit Sela. Classes are held outdoors at no charge, with an invitation to pay it forward by donating to local organizations. Our mission is to enjoy Nia and other forms of art through classes and collaborations, and to contribute to the greater community by promoting a healthy lifestyle to all and donating to community causes. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Contra Dance Weekend with Wild Asparagus at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Sun 17 Apr, 1-4 pm. Featuring George Marshall calling to music by Wild Asparagus Four Contra Dances in three days Friday evening (4/15): 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday afternoon (4/16): 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Saturday evening (4/16): 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday afternoon (4/17): 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wild Asparagus Weekend at the Dancing Fish of Lake Santa Fe–April 15-17th 2022 Contra dance to one of New England’s finest bands, Wild Asparagus, at the newly-refurbished Dancing Fish, on Lake Santa Fe in Melrose, Florida (18 miles east of Gainesville). The wonders of Wild Asparagus never cease. Together for thirty years, their music has matured like a fine wine. This powerful ensemble brings a unique sound and dynamic energy to contra dancing weaving a spell that you wish would never end. Their creative, driving tunes keep dancers energized and inspired while George’s smooth, efficient calling makes challenging contras seem easy as pie. George Marshall, r ... Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [more][website][email][events]

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Sun 17 Apr, 2-5:30 pm. Event starts at 2 pm. 2:30 Urban Kizomba Class. Open dancing until 5:30. We are back for some Kizomba. We are moving our classes to The Bull, and we will be indoors. We will have social dancing after class, with about 50% kizomba and 50% salsa and bachata. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 17 Apr, 5-8 pm. Time to Dance. Let's Have Fun. Make New Friends. Meet New People. West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Come for the lessons and stay for the social dancing after. Casual attire and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. Every Sunday for our West Coast Swing group classes. Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. We usually go nearby to Mojo's Grill, where we hang out and eat and/or drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Cost for lesson and dance is just $10. Instructor Paul Fairbanks. Private lessons available contact Carol Smith to schedule yours. See you on the dance floor. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]


Monday 18 April 2022

English Country Dancing

Mon 18 Apr, 6:30-8:30 pm. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. At this time, proof of vaccination will be required. If you have come to one of our dances during the pandemic and shown proof, then I have you on a list and you do not need to bring again. If not, then please bring your vaccine card for entry. No one will be allowed in without proof. We will revisit this requirement as time goes on. It is also a requirement of UCG's at this time. Masks are optional; but smiles are not. Let your eyes smile if you are wearing a mask. 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]

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Mon 18 Apr, 7-9 pm. 7:00 - 8:00 pm Israeli Circle Dancing 8:00 - 9:00 pm Israeli Partner Dancing $10 per person, or pay whatever you want, or come for free. -------------------- You Can Also Join On Zoom -------------------- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3523273672?pwd=a1VxbmdiWnp6Z3NjZWJmS0VXb0VMUT09 Meeting ID: 352 327 3672 Password: dance2020 Note: all the dance sessions should have the same ID, so a link to anyone of them should work for any other session. Gainesville. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [email][events]

Salsa Ballroom Dance Class at Rena's

Mon 18 Apr, 7-8 pm. Join us for Salsa, if you are new to dance or want a refresher. Starting with the basics. It is a couples class but if you want to attend let me know. I may be able to find you a partner. Single class is $13/person or $25/couple, Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Mon 18 Apr, 7:30-9:30 pm. Bachata Intermediate Level: 7:30-8:30PM Salsa Intermediate Level: 8:30-9:30PM. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Tuesday 19 April 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Tue 19 Apr, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Gator Salsa Club Downtown

Tue 19 Apr, 6-8:30 pm. This summer, we will be having in-person classes every Tuesday and Thursday in the streets outside The Bull, located in downtown Gainesville FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED! NO EXCECPTIONS. **Tuesday** 6 pm - Check-in, Q&A, test-in to higher levels 6:15 - 7:15 pm : On1 Salsa 7:30 - 8:30 pm : Specialty class (alternating between Kizomba and other classes) **Thursday** 6 pm - Check-in, Q&A, test-in to higher levels 6:15 - 7:15 pm : Casino Salsa 7:30 - 8:30 pm : Bachata 8:30 - 11:00 pm : Social dancing (Bachata Boulevard) You will have the option of rotating between partners or staying with your partner for the entire class. If you are rotating, you are not required (but are encouraged) to bring a partner with you. Every Thursday, the classes will be followed by a "Bachata Boulevard" social dancing event, to practice your moves and socialize with the members. More details here: https://fb.me/e/5gHaczeQ0 We are super excited to see everyone and have some fun. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Tue 19 Apr, 7-10 pm. Bachata Beginner Level: 7:00-8:00PM Salsa Basic-Beginner Level: 8:00-9:00PM Salsa Advanced-Beginner Level: 9:00-10:00PM. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]

Beginning Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 1 of 4

Tue 19 Apr, 7-10 pm. 7:00 pm Beginning Swing 8:00 pm Beginning Waltz 9:00 pm Beginning Argentine Tango $60 per person for four-week beginner series for one dance. Stay for the other dances at no extra charge. If you have already taken our beginner series or you are an experienced dancer, you can drop in for $10 per night. Invite others. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly

Tue 19 Apr, 7:45 pm. All levels are welcome. Cost $15 per class in advance. $18 at the door. Register via Cashapp: cbarakissa Venmo: Bara0613. Capoeira Massape Academy, 501 SE 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Barakissa Coulibaly, 352-339-8749. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Wed 20 Apr, 12-1 pm. Sunday: 10-11 AM Wednesday: 12-1 PM Changes may occur. Contact Sarit Sela to inquire. RSVP 24-hours before class is required. Sign up via: shorturl.at/mwIR4 or message Sarit Sela. Free to all. To pay it forward, consider donating to Bread of the Mighty food bank or your organization of choice. ABOUT NIA Nia is a holistic fitness technique inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness. Nia promotes physical wellness, mental clarity, and emotional balance and joy. Beginners are welcome. Moves can be easily adapted to all levels of fitness and experience. ABOUT NIA GAINESVILLE Nia Gainesville is a community-based activity, led by Sarit Sela. Classes are held outdoors at no charge, with an invitation to pay it forward by donating to local organizations. Our mission is to enjoy Nia and other forms of art through classes and collaborations, and to contribute to the greater community by promoting a healthy lifestyle to all and donating to community causes. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Wed 20 Apr, 7-10 pm. Come out for international folk dancing. Hawthorne Wellness Center, 6110 SE 205 Street, Hawthorne, 32640. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $2. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [website][email][events]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

Wed 20 Apr, 7:30-10 pm. 7:30 - 8:30 pm Lessons, choose one - Beginner Lindy Hop Lesson in Dance Studio A - Upper Level Lindy Hop Lesson* in Dance Studio B 8:30 - 10:00 pm Social Dancing Dance Studio A *UPPER LEVEL POLICY: If you are interested in taking the Upper Level Lindy Hop Lesson, we ask that you do so only after taking a minimum of 4 Beginner Lindy Hop Lessons with us. While there will be no formal level testing, the difficulty of the Upper Level lessons will be set with this minimum requirement in mind. Come learn how to dance Lindy Hop and dance the night away to swing music! No dance partner or previous dance experience is required, and this event is open to all members of the Gainesville community. PRICE: Absolutely FREE WHERE: UF Reitz Union Dance Studios, located in the Lower Level, basement, of the UF Reitz Union PARKING: Parking is free at the Reitz Union Parking Garage after 4:30 pm. For most other parking lots at UF, parkin ... UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][events]


Thursday 21 April 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 21 Apr, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 21 Apr, 6-11 pm. 6:15 PM - Bachata class 7:30 PM - On1 Salsa class 8:30 PM - Social dancing Come out and dance to some Latin music every Thursday. As the name suggests, this night will be mostly bachata, with a splash of salsa and kizomba. Do not know how to dance? Do not worry. This event is immediately after Gator Salsa Club's free classes. The dancing is free, but please support the event by buying drinks at The Bull and food at Crane Ramen. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo

Thu 21 Apr, 6-7 pm. Israeli Dance Class hosted by Rabbi Tony, Candace Fox & Rebekah Constantin. For the remainder of the summer it is only the Beginner's Class. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 2925 NW 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32605. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class at Rena's

Thu 21 Apr, 6-8 pm. 6:00 pm Beginner 7:10 pm Intermediate Meet people and have fun all while dancing. Lots of space, 100% of air is replaced every twenty minutes and plenty of hand sanitizer. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [events]

Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly

Thu 21 Apr, 6:30 pm. All levels are welcome. Cost $15 per class in advance. $18 at the door. Register via Cashapp: cbarakissa Venmo: Bara0613. Capoeira Massape Academy, 501 SE 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Barakissa Coulibaly, 352-339-8749. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Advanced, Waltz Basics, Argentine Tango Beginner with Andy

Thu 21 Apr, 7-10 pm. 7:00 West Coast Swing Intermediate to Advanced 8:00 Waltz Basics 9:00 Argentine Tango Beginner $10 per person for one session, stay for the others at no additional charge. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. The program will be adjusted for those attending. Invite others. Let me know if you are coming. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person

Thu 21 Apr, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Beginner and Intermediate 8:30-9:30 pm Salsa Advanced Beginner and Intermediate. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Friday 22 April 2022

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Fri 22 Apr, 7-8 pm. I am excited about teaching belly dance again. This is a technique-oriented class that will be basic enough for all levels to get something out of it. Targeting balance, technique, sharpening hip movements, introducing new movements and combinations, working on posture. Including a short choreography on each class and adding improvisation as practice for fluidity and individual creativity purposes. Let's dance. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

UF Swing Club Spring Formal Swing Dance

Fri 22 Apr, 7:30-10:30 pm. We are wrapping up the semester with our annual Spring Formal. Come on down to the Rion Ballroom for three hours of a swingin' good time. We start off the night with a beginner lesson at 7:30. Music starts at 8:30 for a two-hour social dance. Formal attire is encouraged. This dance is free for everyone. Please park in the Reitz Union Parking Garage. Parking is lifted after 4:30 PM. See you soon. Rion Ballroom, J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]


Saturday 23 April 2022

Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo

Sat 23 Apr, 9 pm-2 am. 9-10 pm Free Beer Saturday Nights at Vecinos come dance the night away with DJ ENZO playing all your favorite Latin Music. Look out for our Latin Night events brought to you by La Arenosa's Sabados Gigantes. Free Entry • Drink Specials • Good Vibes. Vecinos Gainesville, 208 W University Avenue, Gainesville. Salsa Mundial - [website][email][events]


Sunday 24 April 2022

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sun 24 Apr, 12-1 pm. Sunday: 10-11 AM Wednesday: 12-1 PM Changes may occur. Contact Sarit Sela to inquire. RSVP 24-hours before class is required. Sign up via: shorturl.at/mwIR4 or message Sarit Sela. Free to all. To pay it forward, consider donating to Bread of the Mighty food bank or your organization of choice. ABOUT NIA Nia is a holistic fitness technique inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness. Nia promotes physical wellness, mental clarity, and emotional balance and joy. Beginners are welcome. Moves can be easily adapted to all levels of fitness and experience. ABOUT NIA GAINESVILLE Nia Gainesville is a community-based activity, led by Sarit Sela. Classes are held outdoors at no charge, with an invitation to pay it forward by donating to local organizations. Our mission is to enjoy Nia and other forms of art through classes and collaborations, and to contribute to the greater community by promoting a healthy lifestyle to all and donating to community causes. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Sun 24 Apr, 3-5:30 pm. 3:00 pm Urban Kiz class 4:30 pm Social dancing untill 5:30 PM The music during social dancing will be ~50% kizomba and ~50% zouk, bachata and blues. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Duke Ellington Concert

Sun 24 Apr, 4 pm. 1,000 Voices of Florida presents the third Annual Duke Ellington Concert on the lawn of the Cade Museum. Legendary bandleader Duke Ellington ascended the ranks of American jazz by reinventing the big-band sound. From Harlem’s Cotton Club to venues around the world, Ellington’s orchestra delighted millions with gems like "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and “Prelude to a Kiss,” and even spiritual music, too. Ellington defied genre and tradition, uniting music lovers of all lifestyles and backgrounds. Ellington’s jubilant sound can be experienced once again when 1000 Voices of North Central Florida present their third annual concert of his music on the Cade Museum lawn starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. The 1000 Voices concert celebrates what would be Ellington’s 123rd birthday with brassy horns, tickled ivories and toe-tapping beats spilling out of the Cade’s porch. Dancers add to the lively mix. Admi ... Cade Museum for Creativity and Innovation, Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 24 Apr, 5-8 pm. Time to Dance. Let's Have Fun. Make New Friends. Meet New People. West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Come for the lessons and stay for the social dancing after. Casual attire and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. Every Sunday for our West Coast Swing group classes. Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. We usually go nearby to Mojo's Grill, where we hang out and eat and/or drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Cost for lesson and dance is just $10. Instructor Paul Fairbanks. Private lessons available contact Carol Smith to schedule yours. See you on the dance floor. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]


Monday 25 April 2022

English Country Dancing

Mon 25 Apr, 6:30-8:30 pm. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. At this time, proof of vaccination will be required. If you have come to one of our dances during the pandemic and shown proof, then I have you on a list and you do not need to bring again. If not, then please bring your vaccine card for entry. No one will be allowed in without proof. We will revisit this requirement as time goes on. It is also a requirement of UCG's at this time. Masks are optional; but smiles are not. Let your eyes smile if you are wearing a mask. 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]

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Mon 25 Apr, 7-9 pm. 7:30 - 8:30 pm Israeli Circle Dancing 8:30 - 9:00 pm Israeli Partner Dancing $10 per person. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. Gainesville. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [email][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Mon 25 Apr, 7:30-9:30 pm. Bachata Intermediate Level: 7:30-8:30PM Salsa Intermediate Level: 8:30-9:30PM. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Tuesday 26 April 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Tue 26 Apr, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Gator Salsa Club Downtown

Tue 26 Apr, 6-8:30 pm. Tuesday 6 pm - Check-in, Q&A, test-in to higher levels 6:15 - 7:15 pm : Casino Salsa 7:30 - 8:30 pm : Specialty class (Rueda de Casino, On2, Cha Cha, Kizomba and other classes) Thursday 6 pm - Check-in, Q&A, test-in to higher levels 6:15 - 7:15 pm : On1 Salsa 7:30 - 8:30 pm : Bachata 8:30 - 11:00 pm : Social dancing (Bachata Boulevard) Every Thursday, the classes will be followed by a "Bachata Boulevard" social dancing event, to practice your moves and socialize with the members. We are super excited to see everyone and have some fun. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Tue 26 Apr, 7-10 pm. Bachata Beginner Level: 7:00-8:00PM Salsa Basic-Beginner Level: 8:00-9:00PM Salsa Advanced-Beginner Level: 9:00-10:00PM. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]

Beginning Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4

Tue 26 Apr, 7-10 pm. 7:00 pm Beginning Swing 8:00 pm Beginning Waltz 9:00 pm Beginning Argentine Tango $60 per person for four-week beginner series for one dance. Stay for the other dances at no extra charge. If you have already taken our beginner series or you are an experienced dancer, you can drop in for $10 per night. Invite others. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly

Tue 26 Apr, 7:45 pm. All levels are welcome. Cost $15 per class in advance. $18 at the door. Register via Cashapp: cbarakissa Venmo: Bara0613. Capoeira Massape Academy, 501 SE 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Barakissa Coulibaly, 352-339-8749. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Wed 27 Apr, 12-1 pm. Sunday: 10-11 AM Wednesday: 12-1 PM Changes may occur. Contact Sarit Sela to inquire. RSVP 24-hours before class is required. Sign up via: shorturl.at/mwIR4 or message Sarit Sela. Free to all. To pay it forward, consider donating to Bread of the Mighty food bank or your organization of choice. ABOUT NIA Nia is a holistic fitness technique inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness. Nia promotes physical wellness, mental clarity, and emotional balance and joy. Beginners are welcome. Moves can be easily adapted to all levels of fitness and experience. ABOUT NIA GAINESVILLE Nia Gainesville is a community-based activity, led by Sarit Sela. Classes are held outdoors at no charge, with an invitation to pay it forward by donating to local organizations. Our mission is to enjoy Nia and other forms of art through classes and collaborations, and to contribute to the greater community by promoting a healthy lifestyle to all and donating to community causes. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Wed 27 Apr, 7-10 pm. Come out for international folk dancing. Hawthorne Wellness Center, 6110 SE 205 Street, Hawthorne, 32640. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $2. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [website][email][events]


Thursday 28 April 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 28 Apr, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Gator Salsa Club Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 28 Apr, 6-11 pm. 6:15 PM - Bachata class 7:30 PM - On1 Salsa class 8:30 PM - Social dancing Come out and dance to some Latin music every Thursday. As the name suggests, this night will be mostly bachata, with a splash of salsa and kizomba. Do not know how to dance? Do not worry. This event is immediately after Gator Salsa Club's free classes. The dancing is free, but please support the event by buying drinks at The Bull and food at Crane Ramen. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Israeli Dance Beginners with Tony Arroyo

Thu 28 Apr, 6-7 pm. Israeli Dance Class hosted by Rabbi Tony, Candace Fox & Rebekah Constantin. For the remainder of the summer it is only the Beginner's Class. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 2925 NW 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32605. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class at Rena's

Thu 28 Apr, 6-8 pm. 6:00 pm Beginner 7:10 pm Intermediate Meet people and have fun all while dancing. Lots of space, 100% of air is replaced every twenty minutes and plenty of hand sanitizer. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. $14 per class. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [events]

Community West African Dance Classes with Barakissa Coulibaly

Thu 28 Apr, 6:30 pm. All levels are welcome. Cost $15 per class in advance. $18 at the door. Register via Cashapp: cbarakissa Venmo: Bara0613. Capoeira Massape Academy, 501 SE 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Barakissa Coulibaly, 352-339-8749. IndepenDance Studio - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Advanced, Waltz Basics, Argentine Tango Beginner with Andy

Thu 28 Apr, 7-10 pm. 7:00 West Coast Swing Intermediate to Advanced 8:00 Waltz Basics 9:00 Argentine Tango Beginner $10 per person for one session, stay for the others at no additional charge. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. The program will be adjusted for those attending. Invite others. Let me know if you are coming. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial in Person

Thu 28 Apr, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Beginner and Intermediate 8:30-9:30 pm Salsa Advanced Beginner and Intermediate. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Friday 29 April 2022

Argentine Tango Practilonga with Thuy’s

Fri 29 Apr, 7-11 pm. 7:00 pm: lesson 8:00 pm: general dancing and practicing. This week we are sharing a secret weapon for learning tango that we just discovered which is useful and interesting for beginners and also advanced dancers. Stay tuned. Bring your friends and come dance with us. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville. David Chayes. $15. Tango with Thuy - [website][email][events]

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Fri 29 Apr, 7-8 pm. I am excited about teaching belly dance again. This is a technique-oriented class that will be basic enough for all levels to get something out of it. Targeting balance, technique, sharpening hip movements, introducing new movements and combinations, working on posture. Including a short choreography on each class and adding improvisation as practice for fluidity and individual creativity purposes. Let's dance. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

The Imposters at The Depot and Speakeasy Room

Fri 29 Apr, 7-10 pm. Bring your dancing shoes. The Depot and Speakeasy Room is located in a historic train station built in 1881. Come enjoy fresh, traditionally made pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, and wings. Florida craft beers on tap and wine available. Full liquor and whiskey cabinet! Live Music on the weekends. http://thedepot1881.co. The Depot and Speakeasy Room, 22060 N US Hwy 441, Micanopy, 32667. 352-591-0145. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]


Saturday 30 April 2022

Ballroom Dance Anniversary Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 30 Apr, 7:30-10 pm. Doors open at 7:30, dance mixer at 7:50 with dancing until 10 pm. Great music by Josh Angel, yummy refreshments, and dance demonstrations. 100% of air is replaced every 20 minutes. RSVP to attend. $15/person. Limited seating. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

Saturday Latin Nights at Vecinos with DJ Enzo

Sat 30 Apr, 9 pm-2 am. 9-10 pm Free Beer Saturday Nights at Vecinos come dance the night away with DJ ENZO playing all your favorite Latin Music. Look out for our Latin Night events brought to you by La Arenosa's Sabados Gigantes. Free Entry • Drink Specials • Good Vibes. Vecinos Gainesville, 208 W University Avenue, Gainesville. Salsa Mundial - [website][email][events]

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