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Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Beginner Series in Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

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Argentine Tango With David and Thuy and Lesson With Jeremías Fors

Contra Dance Weekend with George Paul and friends are Playing with Fyre in Melrose

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Contra Dance Weekend with George Paul and friends are Playing with Fyre in Melrose

The Bull With Decyo and The NewCombs

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Ballroom Dance Annual Showcase with Ray and Eileen

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

One Love Cafe With Decyo and The NewCombs

5

Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

English Country Dancing

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons

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Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Social Dance Going Away Party for Tanya with Andy

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International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

Salsa Mundial Team Audition

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Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Ballroom Dance in Belleview

Beginner Series in Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

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Swingin' Christmas Formal

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Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Natalie Rella Jazz

Ballroom Dance Holiday Party with Ray and Eileen

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Swingin in the Streets

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

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Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

English Country Dancing

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons

13

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala

Social Dancing, Quickstep, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

14

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

15

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

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Baila Caliente Salsa Christmas Social in Ocala

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Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Contra Dance with Andy Kane and The Baldwins at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Salsa Mundial Monthly Social

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Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Ballroom Dance Black Tie Ball in Ocala

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Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

English Country Dancing

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons

20

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala

Social Dancing, Quickstep, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

21

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

22

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

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Ballroom Dance Afternoon Tea in Leesburg

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Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

English Country Dancing

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons

27

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala

Social Dancing, Quickstep, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

28

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

29

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

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Ballroom Dance New Year's Eve Party with Ray and Eileen

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 12/01 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 12/01 Gainesville GSC
Line Dancing Class with Lisa Thu 12/01 Gainesville ParrisDanc
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Thu 12/01 Gainesville UF Argentine
Beginner Series in Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4 Thu 12/01 Gainesville SwingDance
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Thu 12/01 Gainesville GCC
Salsa with Salsa Mundial Thu 12/01 Gainesville Mundial
Argentine Tango With David and Thuy and Lesson With Jeremías Fors Fri 12/02 Gainesville TangoThuy
Contra Dance Weekend with George Paul and friends are Playing with Fyre in Melrose Fri 12/02 Melrose GODS
Contra Dance Weekend with George Paul and friends are Playing with Fyre in Melrose Sat 12/03 Melrose GODS
The Bull With Decyo and The NewCombs Sat 12/03 Gainesville SwingDance
Ballroom Dance Annual Showcase with Ray and Eileen Sun 12/04 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa Sun 12/04 Gainesville GSC
One Love Cafe With Decyo and The NewCombs Sun 12/04 Gainesville SwingDance
Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti Mon 12/05 Gainesville GCC
English Country Dancing Mon 12/05 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 12/05 Gainesville IDanceAW
West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala Mon 12/05 Ocala Ocala Dance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Mon 12/05 Gainesville Mundial
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons Mon 12/05 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Tue 12/06 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala Tue 12/06 Ocala Baila Calien
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 12/06 Gainesville Mundial
Social Dance Going Away Party for Tanya with Andy Tue 12/06 Gainesville SwingDance
International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne Wed 12/07 Hawthorne GIFD
West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala Wed 12/07 Ocala Ocala Dance
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing Wed 12/07 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Salsa Mundial Team Audition Wed 12/07 Gainesville Mundial
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 12/08 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 12/08 Gainesville GSC
Line Dancing Class with Lisa Thu 12/08 Gainesville ParrisDanc
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Thu 12/08 Gainesville UF Argentine
Ballroom Dance in Belleview Thu 12/08 Belleview USA Dance Oc
Beginner Series in Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4 Thu 12/08 Gainesville SwingDance
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Thu 12/08 Gainesville GCC
Salsa with Salsa Mundial Thu 12/08 Gainesville Mundial
Swingin' Christmas Formal Fri 12/09 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Natalie Rella Jazz Sat 12/10 Gainesville SwingDance
Ballroom Dance Holiday Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 12/10 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Swingin in the Streets Sun 12/11 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa Sun 12/11 Gainesville GSC
Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti Mon 12/12 Gainesville GCC
English Country Dancing Mon 12/12 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 12/12 Gainesville IDanceAW
West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala Mon 12/12 Ocala Ocala Dance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Mon 12/12 Gainesville Mundial
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons Mon 12/12 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Tue 12/13 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala Tue 12/13 Ocala Baila Calien
Social Dancing, Quickstep, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy Tue 12/13 Gainesville SwingDance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 12/13 Gainesville Mundial
International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne Wed 12/14 Hawthorne GIFD
West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala Wed 12/14 Ocala Ocala Dance
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing Wed 12/14 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 12/15 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 12/15 Gainesville GSC
Line Dancing Class with Lisa Thu 12/15 Gainesville ParrisDanc
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Thu 12/15 Gainesville UF Argentine
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Thu 12/15 Gainesville GCC
Salsa with Salsa Mundial Thu 12/15 Gainesville Mundial
Baila Caliente Salsa Christmas Social in Ocala Fri 12/16 Ocala Baila Calien
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 12/17 Gainesville SwingDance
Contra Dance with Andy Kane and The Baldwins at the Dancing Fish in Melrose Sat 12/17 Melrose GODS
Salsa Mundial Monthly Social Sat 12/17 Gainesville Mundial
Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Sun 12/18 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa Sun 12/18 Gainesville GSC
Ballroom Dance Black Tie Ball in Ocala Sun 12/18 Ocala USA Dance Oc
Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti Mon 12/19 Gainesville GCC
English Country Dancing Mon 12/19 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 12/19 Gainesville IDanceAW
West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala Mon 12/19 Ocala Ocala Dance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Mon 12/19 Gainesville Mundial
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons Mon 12/19 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Tue 12/20 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala Tue 12/20 Ocala Baila Calien
Social Dancing, Quickstep, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy Tue 12/20 Gainesville SwingDance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 12/20 Gainesville Mundial
International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne Wed 12/21 Hawthorne GIFD
West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala Wed 12/21 Ocala Ocala Dance
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing Wed 12/21 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 12/22 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 12/22 Gainesville GSC
Line Dancing Class with Lisa Thu 12/22 Gainesville ParrisDanc
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Thu 12/22 Gainesville UF Argentine
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Thu 12/22 Gainesville GCC
Salsa with Salsa Mundial Thu 12/22 Gainesville Mundial
Ballroom Dance Afternoon Tea in Leesburg Sun 12/25 Lessburg USA Dance Oc
Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti Mon 12/26 Gainesville GCC
English Country Dancing Mon 12/26 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 12/26 Gainesville IDanceAW
West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala Mon 12/26 Ocala Ocala Dance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Mon 12/26 Gainesville Mundial
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons Mon 12/26 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Tue 12/27 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala Tue 12/27 Ocala Baila Calien
Social Dancing, Quickstep, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy Tue 12/27 Gainesville SwingDance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 12/27 Gainesville Mundial
International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne Wed 12/28 Hawthorne GIFD
West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala Wed 12/28 Ocala Ocala Dance
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing Wed 12/28 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 12/29 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 12/29 Gainesville GSC
Line Dancing Class with Lisa Thu 12/29 Gainesville ParrisDanc
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Thu 12/29 Gainesville UF Argentine
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Thu 12/29 Gainesville GCC
Salsa with Salsa Mundial Thu 12/29 Gainesville Mundial
Ballroom Dance New Year's Eve Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 12/31 Gainesville ParrisDanc

2022


December 2022


Thursday 1 December 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 1 Dec, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 1 Dec, 6-11 pm. 6:00 PM - On1 Salsa class 7:15 PM - Bachata 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, kizomba, and merengue. Do not know how to dance? Don't 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. A portion of all sales made at The Bull during the event are donated to GNV Bridge Literacy Program, a local non-profit that responds to the large literacy disparities in Gainesville. The program is created for kids who far behind in their reading skills, helping them to catch up with their peers quickly. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Thu 1 Dec, 6-7 pm. Join us for line dancing. Meet people and have fun all while dancing. Lots of space, 100% of air is replaced every twenty minutes and plenty of hand sanitizer. Every Thursday in three week intervals, $36 for three weeks. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Thu 1 Dec, 6-8 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. When and Where: All classes are on Thursdays starting at 6 pm with open practice after class until 8 pm. Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. Classes on 9/29 and 10/6 will be a shorter class/practice from 6-7 pm and held in Studio A. The dance studios are located on the bottom floor of the Reitz Union. Parking on campus is free and open after 4:30 pm. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. Toms also are a comfortable option. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Our Promise To Our Tango Students: -Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango i ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

Beginner Series in Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4

Thu 1 Dec, 7-10 pm. 7:00 pm Beginning Swing 8:00 pm Beginning Waltz 9:00 pm Beginning Argentine Tango 4-week introductory series for new dancers. $70 per person for one dance. Stay for the other dances at no extra charge. $10 per night for those who have already taken the beginner series. Learn the basics of how to dance with a partner. Invite others. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Thu 1 Dec, 7-8 pm. This is a belly dance 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. $18 per class or 5 classes for $72. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Thu 1 Dec, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30-8:30 pm On1 Salsa Beginner and Intermediate 8:30-9:30 pm Practice Social. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Friday 2 December 2022

Argentine Tango With David and Thuy and Lesson With Jeremías Fors

Fri 2 Dec, 7 pm-12 am. 7:00 pm: lesson 8:00 pm: general dancing and practicing. Dancing and practicing with great music in milonga format, sets of 3 songs. Every 1st and 3rd Friday. Bring your own water. Light snacks are provided but contributions to share are wholeheartedly welcome. Good time is on the house and is gratis. Private lessons are available. Maestro Jeremías has 15 years of experience as a full time Argentine tango instructor, dancer and performer. He has a gift for breaking things down and understanding the structures within the dance. His progressive style of teaching has constantly been complemented by his students. For a full biography, visit https://miamitangoshow.com/about/. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville. David Chayes, 786-524-8259. $15, $10 students. Tango with Thuy - [email][events]

Contra Dance Weekend with George Paul and friends are Playing with Fyre in Melrose

Fri 2 Dec to Sat 3 Dec, 7-10 pm. Friday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday evening: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Saturday evening: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 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. When booking: You must first be fully vaccinated and registered on the website dancingfish.dance. One ticket only (everyone makes their own booking). Select your booking category and send your booking. Pay for your booking using the Donate button on the website event page. Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]


Saturday 3 December 2022

Contra Dance Weekend with George Paul and friends are Playing with Fyre in Melrose

Sat 3 Dec, 12-9 pm. Friday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday evening: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Saturday evening: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 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. When booking: You must first be fully vaccinated and registered on the website dancingfish.dance. One ticket only (everyone makes their own booking). Select your booking category and send your booking. Pay for your booking using the Donate button on the website event page. Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

The Bull With Decyo and The NewCombs

Sat 3 Dec, 7:30-9:30 pm. Swing dance downtown. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Swing Dance Gainesville - [events]


Sunday 4 December 2022

Ballroom Dance Annual Showcase with Ray and Eileen

Sun 4 Dec, 12-5 pm. Join us for a wonderful day of dancing. Rion Ballroom, J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Sun 4 Dec, 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]

One Love Cafe With Decyo and The NewCombs

Sun 4 Dec, 5-8 pm. Swing dance 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 - [events]


Monday 5 December 2022

Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

Mon 5 Dec, 11 am. Register at https://www.heartmindgnv.com/booknow. Thornebrook Village, Suite 25A, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 5 Dec, 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 5 Dec, 7-9 pm. 7:00 - 8:15 pm Israeli Circle Dancing 8:15 - 9:00 pm Israeli Partner Dancing $10 per person. If you are a beginner, contact me. 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]

West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala

Mon 5 Dec, 7 pm. 7:00 PM Beginner Class Ages 13 to 18 West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Casual attire, and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. Ocala West Coast Swing - [website][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Mon 5 Dec, 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]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons

Mon 5 Dec, 7:30-8:30 pm. Join us on Monday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in Reitz Union Dance Studio B for Swing dancing lessons. We have beginner and intermediate lessons followed by free private lessons you can sign up for. No partner needed. We hope to see many familiar and new faces. UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Edward Stephen Gavlick III. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]


Tuesday 6 December 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Tue 6 Dec, 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]

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala

Tue 6 Dec, 6-9 pm. 6:00 pm Salsa Beginners 7:00 pm Bachata 8:00 pm Salsa Intermediate $10 one class, $18 two classes Wear comfortable clothing. You do not need a partner. This is a group class that is open to the public, no sign up necessary. You can simply show up. All level of dancers welcome. One Health Center 1714 SW 17th Street, Ocala, 34471. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [website][email][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Tue 6 Dec, 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]

Social Dance Going Away Party for Tanya with Andy

Tue 6 Dec, 7-10 pm. 6 pm Argentine Tango Practice 7 to 10 pm Social Dance Party $10 per dancer Free for those that just want to hang out Come out for a going away dance party for Tanya. There will be a mix of music catering to those attending such as Swing and Waltz, some Salsa, plus others. Maybe a mixer or two. Let me know your requests in advance, either by type of dance or song, to add to the playlist. There will be some refreshments. You can bring kosher snacks, no meat. The program will be adjusted for those attending. Everyone welcome. You do not need to know what you are doing. Invite others. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 7 December 2022

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Wed 7 Dec, 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]

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Wed 7 Dec, 7-9 pm. 7:00 PM Beginner Class 8:00 PM Social Dance West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Come for the lesson and stay for the social dancing after. Drill down on your Basics and learn lots of dance concepts to get ready for our fun intermediate lesson on Sundays! Learn a New Dance. Casual attire, and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. Every Wednesday join in for our West Coast Swing group classes. Cost for lesson and dance is just $10 Instructor: Carol Smith 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 - [website][events]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

Wed 7 Dec, 7:30-10:30 pm. 7:30 pm Lesson 8:30 pm Social Dancing Join us for Fall Wednesday Night Swing Dances hosted by Florida Swing Dancing Club! There will be a beginner lesson followed by a social dance in the Reitz Union Lower Level Dance Studio. This event is free and open to both students and non-students. Cannot wait to see you there. UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]

Salsa Mundial Team Audition

Wed 7 Dec, 7:30-9:30 pm. Do you want to take your dance skills to the next level? Want to train and have the opportunity to perform on stage? Salsa Mundial is happy to announce a call for auditions for our Salsa Training Team for 2023. This performance team will be a 5-month choreography course before the first local show. Consequent performances will be all over Florida especially at OSC 2023 and SSBF 2023. Our goal is to leave you a much better dancer than before and form lasting friendships with your fellow salsa teammates. The audition will be a short choreography that will test you on some crucial techniques. Other information on cost, schedule, etc, will be provided on the day of the audition. Please bring your dance shoes. The audition is free. Come out and give it a shot. 3501 SW 2 Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. Salsa Mundial - [website][email][events]


Thursday 8 December 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 8 Dec, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 8 Dec, 6-11 pm. 6:00 PM - On1 Salsa class 7:15 PM - Bachata 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, kizomba, and merengue. Do not know how to dance? Don't 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. A portion of all sales made at The Bull during the event are donated to GNV Bridge Literacy Program, a local non-profit that responds to the large literacy disparities in Gainesville. The program is created for kids who far behind in their reading skills, helping them to catch up with their peers quickly. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Thu 8 Dec, 6-7 pm. Join us for line dancing. Meet people and have fun all while dancing. Lots of space, 100% of air is replaced every twenty minutes and plenty of hand sanitizer. Every Thursday in three week intervals, $36 for three weeks. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Thu 8 Dec, 6-8 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. When and Where: All classes are on Thursdays starting at 6 pm with open practice after class until 8 pm. Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. Classes on 9/29 and 10/6 will be a shorter class/practice from 6-7 pm and held in Studio A. The dance studios are located on the bottom floor of the Reitz Union. Parking on campus is free and open after 4:30 pm. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. Toms also are a comfortable option. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Our Promise To Our Tango Students: -Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango i ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance in Belleview

Thu 8 Dec, 7-10 pm. 7:00 pm Lesson 7:30 pm Dancing Every second Thursday evening ballroom dance. The venue is close to US 441 in Belleview. The cross street is SE 56th Avenue, between the McDonald’s and the Burger King. This dance provides us with a venue that is convenient to Ocala and Belleview. Our Chapter also hosts a Sunday Tea Dance on the fourth Sunday of each month at the Ross Plumbing Ballroom, 930 Thomas Avenue, Leesburg, Florida. Greg Nelson will be our DJ and give the lesson. Belleview Community Center, 5615 SE 110 Place, Belleview, 34420. Susan Heaney, 407-757-2975. $10 members, $14 non-members. USA Dance Ocala - [website][email][events]

Beginner Series in Swing, Waltz, and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4

Thu 8 Dec, 7-10 pm. 7:00 pm Beginning Swing 8:00 pm Beginning Waltz 9:00 pm Beginning Argentine Tango 4-week introductory series for new dancers. $70 per person for one dance. Stay for the other dances at no extra charge. $10 per night for those who have already taken the beginner series. Learn the basics of how to dance with a partner. Invite others. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Thu 8 Dec, 7-8 pm. This is a belly dance 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. $18 per class or 5 classes for $72. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Thu 8 Dec, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30-8:30 pm On1 Salsa Beginner and Intermediate 8:30-9:30 pm Practice Social. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Friday 9 December 2022

Swingin' Christmas Formal

Fri 9 Dec, 9 pm. Merry Christmas. We are hosting a Christmas formal at Salsa Mundial on Friday, December 9th. We hope that everyone from the community down to students can come for this amazing event. There will be plenty of swing and Christmas tunes to dance the night away to. Also, lots of food and drink. Please bring something to contribute if you feel inclined. This event does not require a partner and it is open to everyone. Students, non-stuedents, and community members wanted. Salsa Mundial Studio, 3501 SW 2 Avenue, Suite G, Gainesville. Edward Stephen Gavlick III. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]


Saturday 10 December 2022

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Natalie Rella Jazz

Sat 10 Dec, 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 Holiday Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 10 Dec, 7:30-10 pm. Doors open at 7:30, dance mixer at 7:50 with dancing until 10 pm. Always a sell out. Chance to dress up and dance to all the Holiday classics. Light refreshments and the coldest AC for dancing. RSVP to attend. $15/pp, cash or check. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]


Sunday 11 December 2022

Swingin in the Streets

Sun 11 Dec, 1:30-4:30 pm. 1:30 pm Lesson 2:30 pm Dancing There will be a beginner Lindy Hop lesson at 1:30 pm and dancing from 2:30-4:30 pm. Calling all you lindy hoppers and jazz dancers. Swing your heart out in the streets of Gainesville to classic jazz tunes of Decyo McDuffie and the Larry Newcomb Quartet. While this event is totally free, please support The Bull who is generously sponsoring this event, as well as the band who are bringing you live music. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville. Jennifer Fill. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Sun 11 Dec, 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]


Monday 12 December 2022

Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

Mon 12 Dec, 11 am. Register at https://www.heartmindgnv.com/booknow. Thornebrook Village, Suite 25A, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 12 Dec, 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 12 Dec, 7-9 pm. 7:00 - 8:15 pm Israeli Circle Dancing 8:15 - 9:00 pm Israeli Partner Dancing $10 per person. If you are a beginner, contact me. 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]

West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala

Mon 12 Dec, 7 pm. 7:00 PM Beginner Class Ages 13 to 18 West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Casual attire, and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. Ocala West Coast Swing - [website][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Mon 12 Dec, 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]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons

Mon 12 Dec, 7:30-8:30 pm. Join us on Monday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in Reitz Union Dance Studio B for Swing dancing lessons. We have beginner and intermediate lessons followed by free private lessons you can sign up for. No partner needed. We hope to see many familiar and new faces. UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Edward Stephen Gavlick III. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]


Tuesday 13 December 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Tue 13 Dec, 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]

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala

Tue 13 Dec, 6-9 pm. 6:00 pm Salsa Beginners 7:00 pm Bachata 8:00 pm Salsa Intermediate $10 one class, $18 two classes Wear comfortable clothing. You do not need a partner. This is a group class that is open to the public, no sign up necessary. You can simply show up. All level of dancers welcome. One Health Center 1714 SW 17th Street, Ocala, 34471. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [website][email][events]

Social Dancing, Quickstep, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy

Tue 13 Dec, 6-9 pm. 6:00 Argentine Tango Beginner 7:00 Quickstep 8:00 Waltz or Other $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

Tue 13 Dec, 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 14 December 2022

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Wed 14 Dec, 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]

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Wed 14 Dec, 7-9 pm. 7:00 PM Beginner Class 8:00 PM Social Dance West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Come for the lesson and stay for the social dancing after. Drill down on your Basics and learn lots of dance concepts to get ready for our fun intermediate lesson on Sundays! Learn a New Dance. Casual attire, and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. Every Wednesday join in for our West Coast Swing group classes. Cost for lesson and dance is just $10 Instructor: Carol Smith 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 - [website][events]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

Wed 14 Dec, 7:30-10:30 pm. 7:30 pm Lesson 8:30 pm Social Dancing Join us for Fall Wednesday Night Swing Dances hosted by Florida Swing Dancing Club! There will be a beginner lesson followed by a social dance in the Reitz Union Lower Level Dance Studio. This event is free and open to both students and non-students. Cannot wait to see you there. UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]


Thursday 15 December 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 15 Dec, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 15 Dec, 6-11 pm. 6:00 PM - On1 Salsa class 7:15 PM - Bachata 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, kizomba, and merengue. Do not know how to dance? Don't 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. A portion of all sales made at The Bull during the event are donated to GNV Bridge Literacy Program, a local non-profit that responds to the large literacy disparities in Gainesville. The program is created for kids who far behind in their reading skills, helping them to catch up with their peers quickly. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Thu 15 Dec, 6-7 pm. Join us for line dancing. Meet people and have fun all while dancing. Lots of space, 100% of air is replaced every twenty minutes and plenty of hand sanitizer. Every Thursday in three week intervals, $36 for three weeks. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Thu 15 Dec, 6-8 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. When and Where: All classes are on Thursdays starting at 6 pm with open practice after class until 8 pm. Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. Classes on 9/29 and 10/6 will be a shorter class/practice from 6-7 pm and held in Studio A. The dance studios are located on the bottom floor of the Reitz Union. Parking on campus is free and open after 4:30 pm. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. Toms also are a comfortable option. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Our Promise To Our Tango Students: -Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango i ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Thu 15 Dec, 7-8 pm. This is a belly dance 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. $18 per class or 5 classes for $72. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Thu 15 Dec, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30-8:30 pm On1 Salsa Beginner and Intermediate 8:30-9:30 pm Practice Social. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Friday 16 December 2022

Baila Caliente Salsa Christmas Social in Ocala

Fri 16 Dec, 8 pm-1 am. 8:00 - 9:00 pm Salsa workshop with Bob Cost: $20 for both workshop and social; $12 for workshop only; $12 for social only; You can pay with cash, CashApp or Venmo @bailacaliente1 Ocala, Welcome to another dance social. We will do this every month. We will kick off the night with a salsa workshop at 8:00 pm. Social dancing to follow immediately. Come out and show us that fancy turn patterns you have been practicing. You will be in for a fun night. DJ Bob Ocho, will be playing your favorite salsa, bachata, and merengue all night. The music will play nonstop until it is time to go. Have a song you would like to hear? Please feel free to send your musical request to the event page. See you there. One Health Center, 1714 SW 17th Street, Ocala, 34471. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [website][email][events]


Saturday 17 December 2022

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 17 Dec, 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]

Contra Dance with Andy Kane and The Baldwins at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Sat 17 Dec, 7-10 pm. This is a private residence so proof of vaccination is required for all in attendance, including spectators. The Dancing Fish is now insulated with heating and air conditioning for your year-round dancing comfort. When booking: You must first be fully vaccinated and registered on the website dancingfish.dance. One ticket only (everyone makes their own booking). Select your booking category and send your booking. Pay for your booking using the Donate button on the website event page. Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. $10. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Salsa Mundial Monthly Social

Sat 17 Dec, 8 pm-1 am. 8 pm: Pre-social Bachata workshop 9 pm: Social Price: $12 Join us for another awesome night of dancing with DJ Koji at Salsa Mundial. The theme of this social is Christmas. This may be the last social of the year. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Sunday 18 December 2022

Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Sun 18 Dec, 3-6 pm. Bring your own food and drinks. There are many eateries nearby. Open to everyone. Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Sun 18 Dec, 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]

Ballroom Dance Black Tie Ball in Ocala

Sun 18 Dec, 6-10 pm. 5:30 pm Doors open 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Dancing Gail and Alan Keicher will be our DJ’s for the evening. The cost will be $30 per person. Please make the checks out to USA Dance and send them to Pat Graffin 14140 SE 85th Ave, Summerfield, FL 34491. You must enter Oak Run by the front gate on SR 200. Seating is on a first come first served basis. Oak Run Palm Grove Ballroom, 11220 SW 29 Circle, Ocala, 34476. Susan Heaney, 407-757-2975. USA Dance Ocala - [website][email][events]


Monday 19 December 2022

Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

Mon 19 Dec, 11 am. Register at https://www.heartmindgnv.com/booknow. Thornebrook Village, Suite 25A, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 19 Dec, 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 19 Dec, 7-9 pm. 7:00 - 8:15 pm Israeli Circle Dancing 8:15 - 9:00 pm Israeli Partner Dancing $10 per person. If you are a beginner, contact me. 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]

West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala

Mon 19 Dec, 7 pm. 7:00 PM Beginner Class Ages 13 to 18 West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Casual attire, and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. Ocala West Coast Swing - [website][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Mon 19 Dec, 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]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons

Mon 19 Dec, 7:30-8:30 pm. Join us on Monday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in Reitz Union Dance Studio B for Swing dancing lessons. We have beginner and intermediate lessons followed by free private lessons you can sign up for. No partner needed. We hope to see many familiar and new faces. UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Edward Stephen Gavlick III. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]


Tuesday 20 December 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Tue 20 Dec, 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]

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala

Tue 20 Dec, 6-9 pm. 6:00 pm Salsa Beginners 7:00 pm Bachata 8:00 pm Salsa Intermediate $10 one class, $18 two classes Wear comfortable clothing. You do not need a partner. This is a group class that is open to the public, no sign up necessary. You can simply show up. All level of dancers welcome. One Health Center 1714 SW 17th Street, Ocala, 34471. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [website][email][events]

Social Dancing, Quickstep, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy

Tue 20 Dec, 6-9 pm. 6:00 Argentine Tango Beginner 7:00 Quickstep 8:00 Waltz or Other $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

Tue 20 Dec, 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 21 December 2022

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Wed 21 Dec, 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]

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Wed 21 Dec, 7-9 pm. 7:00 PM Beginner Class 8:00 PM Social Dance West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Come for the lesson and stay for the social dancing after. Drill down on your Basics and learn lots of dance concepts to get ready for our fun intermediate lesson on Sundays! Learn a New Dance. Casual attire, and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. Every Wednesday join in for our West Coast Swing group classes. Cost for lesson and dance is just $10 Instructor: Carol Smith 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 - [website][events]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

Wed 21 Dec, 7:30-10:30 pm. 7:30 pm Lesson 8:30 pm Social Dancing Join us for Fall Wednesday Night Swing Dances hosted by Florida Swing Dancing Club! There will be a beginner lesson followed by a social dance in the Reitz Union Lower Level Dance Studio. This event is free and open to both students and non-students. Cannot wait to see you there. UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]


Thursday 22 December 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 22 Dec, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 22 Dec, 6-11 pm. 6:00 PM - On1 Salsa class 7:15 PM - Bachata 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, kizomba, and merengue. Do not know how to dance? Don't 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. A portion of all sales made at The Bull during the event are donated to GNV Bridge Literacy Program, a local non-profit that responds to the large literacy disparities in Gainesville. The program is created for kids who far behind in their reading skills, helping them to catch up with their peers quickly. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Thu 22 Dec, 6-7 pm. Join us for line dancing. Meet people and have fun all while dancing. Lots of space, 100% of air is replaced every twenty minutes and plenty of hand sanitizer. Every Thursday in three week intervals, $36 for three weeks. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Thu 22 Dec, 6-8 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. When and Where: All classes are on Thursdays starting at 6 pm with open practice after class until 8 pm. Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. Classes on 9/29 and 10/6 will be a shorter class/practice from 6-7 pm and held in Studio A. The dance studios are located on the bottom floor of the Reitz Union. Parking on campus is free and open after 4:30 pm. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. Toms also are a comfortable option. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Our Promise To Our Tango Students: -Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango i ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Thu 22 Dec, 7-8 pm. This is a belly dance 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. $18 per class or 5 classes for $72. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Thu 22 Dec, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30-8:30 pm On1 Salsa Beginner and Intermediate 8:30-9:30 pm Practice Social. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Sunday 25 December 2022

Ballroom Dance Afternoon Tea in Leesburg

Sun 25 Dec, 3-6 pm. 3:00 pm Lesson 3:30 pm Dancing Enter on the side of the building. Second floor. Our chapter hosts a Sunday Tea Dance on the fourth Sunday of each month in Leesburg. Every second Thursday our chapter also hosts an evening ballroom dance in Belleview. Ross Plumbing Ballroom, 930 Thomas Avenue, Lessburg, 34748. Susan Heaney, 407-757-2975. $10 members, $14 non-members. USA Dance Ocala - [website][email][events]


Monday 26 December 2022

Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

Mon 26 Dec, 11 am. Register at https://www.heartmindgnv.com/booknow. Thornebrook Village, Suite 25A, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 26 Dec, 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 26 Dec, 7-9 pm. 7:00 - 8:15 pm Israeli Circle Dancing 8:15 - 9:00 pm Israeli Partner Dancing $10 per person. If you are a beginner, contact me. 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]

West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala

Mon 26 Dec, 7 pm. 7:00 PM Beginner Class Ages 13 to 18 West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Casual attire, and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. Ocala West Coast Swing - [website][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Mon 26 Dec, 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]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons

Mon 26 Dec, 7:30-8:30 pm. Join us on Monday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in Reitz Union Dance Studio B for Swing dancing lessons. We have beginner and intermediate lessons followed by free private lessons you can sign up for. No partner needed. We hope to see many familiar and new faces. UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Edward Stephen Gavlick III. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]


Tuesday 27 December 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Tue 27 Dec, 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]

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala

Tue 27 Dec, 6-9 pm. 6:00 pm Salsa Beginners 7:00 pm Bachata 8:00 pm Salsa Intermediate $10 one class, $18 two classes Wear comfortable clothing. You do not need a partner. This is a group class that is open to the public, no sign up necessary. You can simply show up. All level of dancers welcome. One Health Center 1714 SW 17th Street, Ocala, 34471. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [website][email][events]

Social Dancing, Quickstep, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy

Tue 27 Dec, 6-9 pm. 6:00 Argentine Tango Beginner 7:00 Quickstep 8:00 Waltz or Other $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

Tue 27 Dec, 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 28 December 2022

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Wed 28 Dec, 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]

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Wed 28 Dec, 7-9 pm. 7:00 PM Beginner Class 8:00 PM Social Dance West Coast Swing is a fun dance that keeps you wanting more. Come for the lesson and stay for the social dancing after. Drill down on your Basics and learn lots of dance concepts to get ready for our fun intermediate lesson on Sundays! Learn a New Dance. Casual attire, and for ladies, low or flat heels, but not flip flops, are best for this dance. Every Wednesday join in for our West Coast Swing group classes. Cost for lesson and dance is just $10 Instructor: Carol Smith 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 - [website][events]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

Wed 28 Dec, 7:30-10:30 pm. 7:30 pm Lesson 8:30 pm Social Dancing Join us for Fall Wednesday Night Swing Dances hosted by Florida Swing Dancing Club! There will be a beginner lesson followed by a social dance in the Reitz Union Lower Level Dance Studio. This event is free and open to both students and non-students. Cannot wait to see you there. UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]


Thursday 29 December 2022

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 29 Dec, 5:45-6:45 pm. Beginning line dancing outside downtown Gainesville at Bo Diddley Plaza. Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 29 Dec, 6-11 pm. 6:00 PM - On1 Salsa class 7:15 PM - Bachata 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, kizomba, and merengue. Do not know how to dance? Don't 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. A portion of all sales made at The Bull during the event are donated to GNV Bridge Literacy Program, a local non-profit that responds to the large literacy disparities in Gainesville. The program is created for kids who far behind in their reading skills, helping them to catch up with their peers quickly. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Thu 29 Dec, 6-7 pm. Join us for line dancing. Meet people and have fun all while dancing. Lots of space, 100% of air is replaced every twenty minutes and plenty of hand sanitizer. Every Thursday in three week intervals, $36 for three weeks. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Thu 29 Dec, 6-8 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. When and Where: All classes are on Thursdays starting at 6 pm with open practice after class until 8 pm. Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. Classes on 9/29 and 10/6 will be a shorter class/practice from 6-7 pm and held in Studio A. The dance studios are located on the bottom floor of the Reitz Union. Parking on campus is free and open after 4:30 pm. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. Toms also are a comfortable option. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Our Promise To Our Tango Students: -Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango i ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Thu 29 Dec, 7-8 pm. This is a belly dance 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. $18 per class or 5 classes for $72. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Thu 29 Dec, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30-8:30 pm On1 Salsa Beginner and Intermediate 8:30-9:30 pm Practice Social. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Saturday 31 December 2022

Ballroom Dance New Year's Eve Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 31 Dec, 9 pm. RSVP to attend. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

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