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Dance Events

Ongoing
SundaysMondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdays

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Swingin into Dance with Ladell Headroe

Dance Dance Dance with Wanda Lloyd

Belly Dance Love with Najmah

Heart Mind Healing Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

Cardio Line Dance with Wanda Lloyd

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville

English Country Dancing

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Beginner Line Dance Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala

Sip N' Swing at The Bull

Argentine Tango, Swing, Nightclub Two Step, and Dance Mix with Andy

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Ballroom, Swing, and Steppin with Wanda Lloyd

West Coast Swing with Gainesville Westies and Sharrone Smith

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville

Boots Dance with Vanessa

International Folk Dancing in Gainesville

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Argentine Tango with Andrea

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Line Dance Afternoon Lessons in Ocala

Beginner Line Dance Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Argentine Tango, Hustle!, Nightclub Two Step, and Dance Mix with Andy

Israeli Dance Beginners with Kathie

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Ballroom, Swing, and Steppin with Wanda Lloyd

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

West Coast Swing with Sharrone Smith

Other

All-Levels Variety of Dancing at Arthur Murray in Ocala

Kangoo Boots Dance with Melany and Vanessa

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International Folk Dancing New Years Day a Cuscowilla Nature Center

No Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

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No Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, and Dance Mix with Andy

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No Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, Dance Mix with Andy

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Contra Dance Weekend with Larry Unger with Frannie Marr & Audacious

West Coast Swing Happy New Year Dance in Ocala

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Contra Dance Weekend with Larry Unger with Frannie Marr & Audacious

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The Stomp Barn Dinner and Dancing

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Intro to Heart Mind Healing Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

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Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen

Salsa Mundial 9th Annual Whiteout Party with Karel Flores

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Ecstatic Dance Sacred Sunday at Flow Space with Krista Kingsbury

Smooth Flava Calling All Men to the Dance Floor with Wanda Lloyd

Contact Improvisations Foundations Workshop with Ileigh Reynolds

Swing Dance with Death and Taxes Band in High Springs

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West Coast Swing Social Dance with Sharrone Smith in Gainesville

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Social Dancing in High Springs

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Contra Dance with the GODS at GHFC Indoors with JoLaine & The Baldwins

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Contra Dance with Joe De Paolo & Kevin Shepherd with The Rafter Ringers

Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna

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Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

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Cardio Line Dance with Wanda Lloyd

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Line Dancing for Everyone with Eileen 1 of 3

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Ballroom Dance Winter White Party with Ray and Eileen

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Beginning Israeli Dancing with Andy

Beginning Rumba with Ray and Eileen 1 of 3

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Beginning Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, and Dance Mix with Andy 1 of 4

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Monthly Ballroom Dance with USA Dance Ocala

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sundays Gainesville Nia Holistic
Swingin into Dance with Ladell Headroe Sundays Gainesville Smooth Flava
Dance Dance Dance with Wanda Lloyd Sundays Gainesville Smooth Flava
Belly Dance Love with Najmah Sundays Gainesville Najmah Nour
Heart Mind Healing Belly Dance with Karen Muratti Mondays Gainesville GCC
Cardio Line Dance with Wanda Lloyd Mondays Gainesville Smooth Flava
Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville Mondays Gainesville Baila Calien
English Country Dancing Mondays Gainesville ECD
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mondays Gainesville IDanceAW
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Mondays Gainesville Mundial
Beginner Line Dance Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Tuesdays Gainesville Smooth Flava
Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala Tuesdays Ocala Baila Calien
Sip N' Swing at The Bull Tuesdays Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Argentine Tango, Swing, Nightclub Two Step, and Dance Mix with Andy Tuesdays Gainesville SwingDance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tuesdays Gainesville Mundial
Ballroom, Swing, and Steppin with Wanda Lloyd Tuesdays Gainesville Smooth Flava
West Coast Swing with Gainesville Westies and Sharrone Smith Tuesdays Gainesville Public
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Wednesdays Gainesville Nia Holistic
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Wednesdays Gainesville UF Argentine
Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville Wednesdays Gainesville Baila Calien
Boots Dance with Vanessa Wednesdays Gainesville Public
International Folk Dancing in Gainesville Wednesdays Gainesville GIFD
West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala Wednesdays Ocala Ocala Dance
Argentine Tango with Andrea Wednesdays Gainesville Tango Papiru
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Wednesdays Gainesville GCC
Salsa with Salsa Mundial Wednesdays Gainesville Mundial
Line Dance Afternoon Lessons in Ocala Thursdays Ocala GDA
Beginner Line Dance Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thursdays Gainesville Smooth Flava
Argentine Tango, Hustle!, Nightclub Two Step, and Dance Mix with Andy Thursdays Gainesville SwingDance
Israeli Dance Beginners with Kathie Thursdays Gainesville KolSimcha
Line Dancing Class with Lisa Thursdays Gainesville ParrisDanc
Ballroom, Swing, and Steppin with Wanda Lloyd Thursdays Gainesville Smooth Flava
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing Thursdays Gainesville UF Swing Dan
West Coast Swing with Sharrone Smith Fridays Gainesville Public
All-Levels Variety of Dancing at Arthur Murray in Ocala Other Ocala AM
Kangoo Boots Dance with Melany and Vanessa Other Gainesville Public
International Folk Dancing New Years Day a Cuscowilla Nature Center Mon 1/01/24 Gainesville GIFD
No Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 1/01/24 Gainesville IDanceAW
No Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, and Dance Mix with Andy Tue 1/02/24 Gainesville SwingDance
No Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, Dance Mix with Andy Thu 1/04/24 Gainesville SwingDance
Contra Dance Weekend with Larry Unger with Frannie Marr & Audacious Fri 1/05/24 Melrose GODS
West Coast Swing Happy New Year Dance in Ocala Fri 1/05/24 Ocala Ocala Dance
Contra Dance Weekend with Larry Unger with Frannie Marr & Audacious Sat 1/06/24 Melrose GODS
The Stomp Barn Dinner and Dancing Sun 1/07/24 Micanopy Public
Intro to Heart Mind Healing Belly Dance with Karen Muratti Thu 1/11/24 Gainesville GCC
Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 1/13/24 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa Mundial 9th Annual Whiteout Party with Karel Flores Sat 1/13/24 Gainesville Mundial
Ecstatic Dance Sacred Sunday at Flow Space with Krista Kingsbury Sun 1/14/24 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Smooth Flava Calling All Men to the Dance Floor with Wanda Lloyd Sun 1/14/24 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Contact Improvisations Foundations Workshop with Ileigh Reynolds Sun 1/14/24 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Swing Dance with Death and Taxes Band in High Springs Sun 1/14/24 High Springs SwingDance
West Coast Swing Social Dance with Sharrone Smith in Gainesville Tue 1/16/24 Gainesville Public
Social Dancing in High Springs Fri 1/19/24 High Springs SwingDance
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Fri 1/19/24 Ocala Ocala Dance
Contra Dance with the GODS at GHFC Indoors with JoLaine & The Baldwins Fri 1/19/24 Gainesville GODS
Contra Dance with Joe De Paolo & Kevin Shepherd with The Rafter Ringers Sat 1/20/24 Melrose GODS
Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna Sat 1/20/24 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Sun 1/21/24 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Cardio Line Dance with Wanda Lloyd Wed 1/24/24 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Line Dancing for Everyone with Eileen 1 of 3 Thu 1/25/24 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Ballroom Dance Winter White Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 1/27/24 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Beginning Israeli Dancing with Andy Mon 1/29/24 Gainesville IDanceAW
Beginning Rumba with Ray and Eileen 1 of 3 Mon 1/29/24 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Beginning Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, and Dance Mix with Andy 1 of 4 Tue 1/30/24 Gainesville SwingDance
Monthly Ballroom Dance with USA Dance Ocala Wed 1/31/24 Summerfield USA Dance Oc

Ongoing


Sundays

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Ongoing Sundays, 10-11 am. Join Sarit for weekly outdoor Nia classes at the Thomas Center Gardens. Nia is a low-impact movement technique, inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness practices. Nia is easily adaptable to all levels of fitness and experience. Nia creates a playful and powerful experience, boosting pleasure, strength, mobility, stability, and overall well-being. Small group classes are facilitated in a relaxed, welcoming, and non-judgmental atmosphere. Sarit Ben-David Sela is a Black Belt Nia Instructor, who has been sharing her passion to Nia with the Gainesville community since 2011. To RSVP and for questions, please contact Sarit. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [facebook][email][events]

Swingin into Dance with Ladell Headroe

Ongoing Sundays, 3-8 pm. 3-5 pm Workshop 5-8 pm Dance Party. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [facebook][events]

Dance Dance Dance with Wanda Lloyd

Ongoing Sundays, 4-7 pm. Dance with a purpose. Donations are welcome. $blssdfuture. Bartley Temple, 1936 NE 8 Avenue, Gainesville, 32641. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Belly Dance Love with Najmah

Ongoing Sundays, 6-7:30 pm. Engaging, challenging, empowering. $20 drop in. $72 for 4 classes. Salsa Mundial Studio, 3501 SW 2 Avenue, Suite G, Gainesville. Najmah Nour Bellydance - [email][events]


Mondays

Heart Mind Healing Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

Ongoing Mondays, 10:30 am-11:30 pm. Get centered, flexible, and fit with Middle Eastern dance. In this class, we will focus on balance, arm and hip movements, fluidity and creativity, working on posture, and introducing new combinations. Breathe, move, flow, and experience the healing power of dance. No experience needed. [link="https://www.heartmindgnv.com/booknow"]. Thornebrook Village, Suite 25A, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [karenmurattibellydance][email][events]

Cardio Line Dance with Wanda Lloyd

Ongoing Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm. Come get your steps in y'all. Everyone is welcome. Gainesville Movement Studio, 1724 NE 2 Street, Gainesville. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville

Ongoing Mondays, 6-9 pm. Mondays 6:00 pm Beginners Bachata 7:00 pm Bachata Footwork and Styling 8:00 pm Bachata Partnerwork 9:00 pm Salsa Partnerwork Wednesdays 6:00 pm Beginners Salsa 7:00 pm Salsa Footwork and Styling 8:00 pm Salsa Partnerwork 9:00 pm Bachata Partnerwork All levels of dancers welcome. Gainesville’s 5 Star Comedy & Jazz Event Center, 534 N. Main Street, Gainesville. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [facebook][email][events]

English Country Dancing

Ongoing Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. 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

Ongoing Mondays from 11/27/24, 7-9 pm. 7:00 - 8:00 pm Beginning Israeli Circle Dancing 8:00 - 9:00 pm Beginning Israeli Partner Dancing $10 per family. Come out to enjoy great music and exuberant dancing. 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. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [email][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Ongoing Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30 pm Salsa 8:30 pm Bachata. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [salsamundial][events]


Tuesdays

Beginner Line Dance Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Ongoing Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dance with a purpose. Donations are welcome. $blssdfuture. Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala

Ongoing Tuesdays, 6-9 pm. 6:00 pm Salsa 7:00 pm Bachata 8:00 pm Salsa. One Health Center 1714 SW 17th Street, Ocala, 34471. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [facebook][email][events]

Sip N' Swing at The Bull

Ongoing Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. Join us every Tuesday at The Bull for Sip N' Swing. We cannot wait to dance with you. Jazz Jam: For those who are musically inclined, please join us for the Pre-Sip Jazz Jam starting at 6 pm. No partner or experience needed. Relax, have a drink, and dip your toes into swing dancing. We welcome beginners and experienced dancers, come share some time with friends. While this event is free, please support the Bull who is generously hosting and providing a welcoming space for dancing. Connect with Us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gainesvillelindyscoop/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gainesville.swingdancing/ GroupMe: https://groupme.com/join_group/94661829/xshrLqwd The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville. Edward Stephen Gavlick III, 352-246-4525. UF Swing Dance Club - [facebook][email][events]

Argentine Tango, Swing, Nightclub Two Step, and Dance Mix with Andy

Ongoing Tuesdays, 7-8 pm. 7:00 pm Argentine Tango 8:00 pm Swing 9:00 pm Nightclub Two Step 9:30 pm Dance Mix $10 Contact me to get on the newsletter for these sessions. Let me know if you can attend. Invite others. If financial considerations keep 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 voice, 352-559-3750 text. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Ongoing Tuesdays, 7-10 pm. 7:30 pm Salsa 8:30 pm Team Rehearsal. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [salsamundial][events]

Ballroom, Swing, and Steppin with Wanda Lloyd

Ongoing Tuesdays, 7-9 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dance with a purpose. Donations are welcome. $blssdfuture. Bartley Temple, 1936 NE 8 Avenue, Gainesville, 32641. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

West Coast Swing with Gainesville Westies and Sharrone Smith

Ongoing Tuesdays, 7-9 pm. Tuesdays January 16 through April 2. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. $10. Public - [facebook][events]


Wednesdays

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Ongoing Wednesdays, 12-1 pm. Join Sarit for weekly outdoor Nia classes at the Thomas Center Gardens. Nia is a low-impact movement technique, inspired by dance, martial arts, and mindfulness practices. Nia is easily adaptable to all levels of fitness and experience. Nia creates a playful and powerful experience, boosting pleasure, strength, mobility, stability, and overall well-being. Small group classes are facilitated in a relaxed, welcoming, and non-judgmental atmosphere. Sarit Ben-David Sela is a Black Belt Nia Instructor, who has been sharing her passion to Nia with the Gainesville community since 2011. To RSVP and for questions, please contact Sarit. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [facebook][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Ongoing Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm. Feel like a new, fun and challenging hobby? Give Argentine Tango a try. Confirm dates as there is no dancing during breaks. We will do individual exercises and partner activities to understand this improvisational dance! We will explore various concepts of connection (to oneself, to the music, to the dance partner, to the dance floor, to other social dancers). Parking is available on campus after 5 pm. What to wear? If you own a pair of salsa shoes, jazz/ballet flats, or Toms, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Partner Dance? You are welcome to join with or without a partner. Those who come alone will be paired up. Everyone is expected to be respectful of others. UF Student Conduct Code applies (please review the UF Orange Book). UF J Wayne Reitz Union, Dance Studio B, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [facebook][email][events]

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville

Ongoing Wednesdays, 6-9 pm. Mondays 6:00 pm Beginners Bachata 7:00 pm Bachata Footwork and Styling 8:00 pm Bachata Partnerwork 9:00 pm Salsa Partnerwork Wednesdays 6:00 pm Beginners Salsa 7:00 pm Salsa Footwork and Styling 8:00 pm Salsa Partnerwork 9:00 pm Bachata Partnerwork All levels of dancers welcome. Gainesville’s 5 Star Comedy & Jazz Event Center, 534 N. Main Street, Gainesville. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [baila-caliente1][email][events]

Boots Dance with Vanessa

Ongoing Wednesdays, 7 pm. Location may vary. Book your class at [link="https://www.vagaro.com/gainesvillemovementstudio/classes"]. Gainesville Movement Studio, 1724 NE 2 Street, Gainesville, 32609. 352-757-2932. Public - [gainesvillemovement][email][events]

International Folk Dancing in Gainesville

Ongoing Wednesdays, 7-10 pm. Come out for international folk dancing. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $5. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [gifd][email][events]

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Ongoing Wednesdays, 7-9 pm. $10 - Beginner Class 7 - 8 pm $10 - Beyond the Basics Class 8 - 9 pm Every Wednesday Two Classes. No partner needed. At 7 pm learn a New Dance or drill your Basics to continue building that muscle memory. Then at 8 pm learn fundamentals to bridge the basic concepts in our Beyond the Basics lesson. Casual Attire, and for ladies, low or flat heels (but not flip flops) are best for this dance. Join our every Wednesday West Coast Swing group classes. Cost for each lesson is $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 - [facebook][events]

Argentine Tango with Andrea

Ongoing Wednesdays, 7:30-9 pm. Ongoing Argentine Tango class and practice in a private home. Gainesville. Andrea Pham. Tango Papirusa - [email][events]

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Ongoing Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 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 - [karenmurattibellydance][email][events]

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Ongoing Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm. 7:30 pm Bachata 8:30 pm Salsa. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [salsamundial][events]


Thursdays

Line Dance Afternoon Lessons in Ocala

Ongoing Thursdays, 1-5 pm. 1 pm Intermediate to Advanced $6 3 pm Improver $3 4 pm Beginner $3 Line dancing with instructor Weber Wen. Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW State Road 200, Ocala, 34476. Weber Wen. Gainesville Dance Association - [email][events]

Beginner Line Dance Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Ongoing Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dance with a purpose. Donations are welcome. $blssdfuture. Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Argentine Tango, Hustle!, Nightclub Two Step, and Dance Mix with Andy

Ongoing Thursdays, 6-9 pm. 6:00 pm Argentine Tango 7:00 pm Hustle! 8:00 pm Nightclub Two Step 8:30 pm Dance Mix $10 We are going to spend some time mastering the Hustle! During the Dance Mix, we will continue with some West Coast Swing, along with Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, and other social dances. If you do not know a dance, you will learn enough to do the basic steps. Dancing is for all levels except brand-new dancers. If you have never danced before, take our 4-week beginner series. You learn to dance gently, as light as a feather, without the use of force, with no pushing and pulling. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672 voice, 352-559-3750 text. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Israeli Dance Beginners with Kathie

Ongoing Thursdays, 6-7 pm. Israeli dance class with Kathie Kline. Confirm before going. Not held every week. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 2925 NW 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32605. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [kolsimcha][email][events]

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Ongoing Thursdays, 6-7 pm. Join us for line dancing. Meet people and have fun all while dancing. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. $12. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [parrissdance][email][events]

Ballroom, Swing, and Steppin with Wanda Lloyd

Ongoing Thursdays, 7-9 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dance with a purpose. Donations are welcome. $blssdfuture. Bartley Temple, 1936 NE 8 Avenue, Gainesville, 32641. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

Ongoing Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 pm. Gainesville Swing Dancing is proud to announce that we have secured a downtown Gainesville venue for our events. Starting September 21st, every Thursday evening from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM, you can find us at the Rosa B Williams Center. We'll kick off the night with a one-hour beginner lesson, followed by two hours of social dancing in a beautiful, air-conditioned hardwood dance hall. We cannot wait to hit the dance floor with all of you and look forward to seeing you at our new venue on September 21st. Keep an eye out for our upcoming flyer and Facebook/Instagram event post – more details coming soon. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [events]


Fridays

West Coast Swing with Sharrone Smith

Ongoing Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm. Come join me for West Coast Swing classes. No experience necessary. I am trying something new. The first 30 minutes will be L1 beginner basics and the last 30 minutes will be intermediate L2. Gainesville Movement Studio, 1724 NE 2 Street, Gainesville. $20. Public - [facebook][events]


Other

All-Levels Variety of Dancing at Arthur Murray in Ocala

Ongoing Other. Not only do you get to learn new dance moves at our social dances, but you can meet new people from the Ocala area and make new friends with an obvious shared interest. As you learn, you will be able to take these dances to family gatherings, clubs, and anywhere else you hear music. The instructors at Arthur Murray Dance Centers Ocala include: Bachata, Salsa, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Merengue, and Zouk. 304 SW Broadway Street, Ocala, 34471. 352-231-8485. Arthur Murray Dance Center Ocala - [arthurmurrayocala][events]

Kangoo Boots Dance with Melany and Vanessa

Ongoing Other. Times and Locations vary. January 2024 Sundays 9 am at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, not Jan 21 Tuesdays 6:30 pm am at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Wednesdays 9 am at 3415 SW 39 Blvd Fridays 9 am at 3415 SW 39 Blvd Saturday Jan 20 Bootcamp, the hub Newberry, black and white BootCamp with Melany and Vanessa at 9 am, Depot Village. Gainesville. 352-757-2932. Public - [gainesvillemovement][email][events]


2024


January 2024


Monday 1 January 2024

International Folk Dancing New Years Day a Cuscowilla Nature Center

Mon 1 Jan 2024, 11 am-3 pm. Celebrate the New Year dancing. Meet at 210 SE 134 Avenue to dance (off US 441 across from Lake Wauburg’s south entrance). We will dance from 11 am to 2 pm, followed by shared light potluck dishes until 3 pm. $5 rental per person. Indoors; so, it will take place rain or cold or shine. We need more people to attend, bring friends. Share widely to other folk dance groups. Israeli dancing same day at 7 pm with Andy Weitzen. 210 SE 134 Avenue, Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [gifd][email][events]

No Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Mon 1 Jan 2024, 7-9 pm. Dancing canceled because I had Covid on Thursday. Celebrate the New Year dancing. 7:00 - 8:00 pm Beginning Israeli Circle Dancing 8:00 - 9:00 pm Beginning Israeli Partner Dancing $10 per family. Come out to enjoy great music and exuberant dancing. 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. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [email][events]


Tuesday 2 January 2024

No Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, and Dance Mix with Andy

Tue 2 Jan 2024, 7-8 pm. No dancing this week because I had Covid. 7:00 pm Argentine Tango 8:00 pm West Coast Swing 9:00 pm Dance Mix $10 Contact me to get on the newsletter for these sessions. Let me know if you can attend. Invite others. If financial considerations keep 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 voice, 352-559-3750 text. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]


Thursday 4 January 2024

No Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, Dance Mix with Andy

Thu 4 Jan 2024, 6-9 pm. No dancing this week because I had Covid. 6:00 pm Argentine Tango 7:00 pm West Coast Swing 8:00 pm Dance Mix $10 Dancing is for all levels. For the Dance Mix, dances chosen by those attending. If you do not know a dance, you will learn enough to do the basic steps. You learn to dance gently, as light as a feather, without the use of force, with no pushing and pulling. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672 voice, 352-559-3750 text. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]


Friday 5 January 2024

Contra Dance Weekend with Larry Unger with Frannie Marr & Audacious

Fri 5 Jan to Sat 6 Jan 2024, 7-10 pm. Friday 7-10 pm Saturday 12-3 pm Saturday 6-9 pm. Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [dancingfish][email][events]

West Coast Swing Happy New Year Dance in Ocala

Fri 5 Jan 2024, 7:30-10:30 pm. Start the New Year on the Right Foot and join in the fun for 2024. Get your Groove on and get that body moving to the music. The Holidays may be over, but the Party keeps going. West Coast Swing Dance, sprinkled with all the other ballroom varieties. Come on out and share your Joy. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. $10. Ocala West Coast Swing - [facebook][events]


Saturday 6 January 2024

Contra Dance Weekend with Larry Unger with Frannie Marr & Audacious

Sat 6 Jan 2024, 12-9 pm. Friday 7-10 pm Saturday 12-3 pm Saturday 6-9 pm. Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [dancingfish][email][events]


Sunday 7 January 2024

The Stomp Barn Dinner and Dancing

Sun 7 Jan 2024, 5 pm. 5 pm Dance lessons 6 pm Homecooked meal Followed by live music and dancing with Jayc Harold and the Honky Tonkin Opry Band plus special guests. $30 per person $50 per couple Kids under 10 free Call to reserve your seat. The Stomp Barn, 18744 NW 100 Avenue Road, Micanopy, 32667. 352-816-3718. Public - [events]


Thursday 11 January 2024

Intro to Heart Mind Healing Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

Thu 11 Jan 2024, 7-8 pm. Get centered, flexible, and fit with Middle Eastern dance. In this class, we will focus on balance, arm and hip movements, fluidity and creativity, working on posture, and introducing new combinations. Breathe, move, flow, and experience the healing power of dance. No experience needed. [link="https://bookheartmind.as.me/bellydance"]. Thornebrook Village, Suite 25A, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [karenmurattibellydance][email][events]


Saturday 13 January 2024

Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 13 Jan 2024, 7:30-10 pm. Celebrate January birthdays. Great music, yummy snacks, and cold AC. RSVP by email to attend. Limited to 60 dancers. $15 per person or $25 per couple, cash or check. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [parrissdance][email][events]

Salsa Mundial 9th Annual Whiteout Party with Karel Flores

Sat 13 Jan 2024, 8 pm-2 am. 7:30 Doors open 8:00 Workshop Salsa shine and footwork by Karel Flores, All levels 9:00 Social 11:00 Performance Karel Flores and Jairo Kuoman We are thrilled to announce our special guest artist, Karel Flores (NY) for our 9th Annual Whiteout party. Dress to impress in your cool white attire for the social. Karel is a dancer, choreographer, competition judge, instructor and the founder of Karel Flores World, a global dance franchise consisting of salsa dance teams across the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, aiming to empower women through dance. Do not miss this exclusive event. Attire: White KF Masterclass** Private lesson: Sold Out Pricing Weekend pass (Social+Pre-social workshop+KF Masterclass): Pre-sale: $50 (ends on 01/10/2024) https://square.link/u/8aGIMWjU Social with Pre-social workshop: $20 (at the door) KF Masterclass (Sunday): $40 https://square.link/u/o25QYQFm *The maximu ... Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. $15. Salsa Mundial - [more][facebook][salsamundial][email][events]


Sunday 14 January 2024

Ecstatic Dance Sacred Sunday at Flow Space with Krista Kingsbury

Sun 14 Jan 2024, 10 am-12:30 pm. 2nd Sundays. Flow Space, 117 NW 16 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [email][events]

Smooth Flava Calling All Men to the Dance Floor with Wanda Lloyd

Sun 14 Jan 2024, 4-7 pm. Help us raise money for our youth as you learn a new dance in 2024. Purpose: Introduce a new dance style to the men of Gainesville and build a dance community for the grown folks while raising money for our 501c3 BLSSD Future. Please invite your friends, wives, and significant others as learning is fun with friend. Please help us dance with purpose. Cost is $10 in advance per person. Cashapp $blssdfuture Space is limited. If you cannot attend, please give a donation for our children who need our financial help to attend I Am Stem Camp. Help us dance the dream during MLK Weekend. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Contact Improvisations Foundations Workshop with Ileigh Reynolds

Sun 14 Jan 2024, 7-9 pm. $25 Link to sign up: [link="https://flow-space-gnv.as.me/?appointmentType=50770629"] Link to our full schedule: [link="https://www.flowspacegnv.com/class-types"] Join us for a deep dive into foundations of Contact Improvisation every second Sunday. Contact improv is a dance form that explores touch, weight sharing, and finding a flow state with other bodies. Beyond the physical, it’s a beautiful way to practice listening, trust, following impulses, and cultivating playfulness. These workshops are a chance to learn and deepen CI skills, with a combination of exercises and open dancing to integrate what you've learned. October’s workshop focuses on how we physically communicate consent. We’ll practice saying no, yes, yes and - through our bodies. We’ll explore ways to invite another into a dance and how to read responses through body language. In addition to recognizing that consent can change in every moment of our dance ... Flow Space Yoga and Arts, 117 NW 16 Avenue, Gainesville. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][facebook][events]

Swing Dance with Death and Taxes Band in High Springs

Sun 14 Jan 2024, 7-9 pm. 6 pm - appetizer spread (included) 7 pm - dance lesson Concert/Dancing begins The Death and Taxes swing band is unavoidably swingin'. You have heard all the usual swing bands, time to check out something a little different. Featuring extra danceable arrangements, sultry vocals, and a whole lot of rhythm. Dance lesson taught before the show, no experience necessary. [link="https://bit.ly/swingband_highsprings" text="Tickets"]. The Opera House, 18587 Main Street, High Springs, 32643. $20. Swing Dance Gainesville - [bit][youtube][events]


Tuesday 16 January 2024

West Coast Swing Social Dance with Sharrone Smith in Gainesville

Tue 16 Jan 2024, 7-9 pm. Tuesdays January 16 through April 2. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. $10. Public - [facebook][events]


Friday 19 January 2024

Social Dancing in High Springs

Fri 19 Jan 2024, 7-9 pm. Including Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Country, Two-Step. All members of the community are welcome. High Springs Lions Club, 26900 W US Highway 27, High Springs, 32643. Ken Najorka at 407-721-9711 or Katherine at 321-243-1907. Swing Dance Gainesville - [events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Fri 19 Jan 2024, 7:30-10:30 pm. Time to get your Dance Fix at our West Coast Swing Dance. A West Coast Swing Dance with some other music and dance varieties sprinkled in. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. $10. Ocala West Coast Swing - [facebook][events]

Contra Dance with the GODS at GHFC Indoors with JoLaine & The Baldwins

Fri 19 Jan 2024, 7:45-10:30 pm. 6:00 pm — Setup 7:00 – 9:30 pm — Contra Dance 9:30 – 10:00 pm — Cleanup Suggested Donation: $10 (ages 26+) $5 (ages 16-25) Dancers aged 15 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult. No partner needed. Donation admission. All welcome. Live band and caller. All dances taught. Provided by Gainesville Old Time Dance Society. Come enjoy the pleasures of music and dance and friendly people with us. Gainesville Health and Fitness Center, Echo Pavilion, 4820 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, 32607. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [godsdance][groups][email][events]


Saturday 20 January 2024

Contra Dance with Joe De Paolo & Kevin Shepherd with The Rafter Ringers

Sat 20 Jan 2024, 6-9 pm. 5 pm Waltz - confirm 6 pm Contra Dance. Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. 904-403-9523 text only. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [dancingfish][email][events]

Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna

Sat 20 Jan 2024, 8 pm-12 am. A milonga with Italian hospitality. You are cordially invited to spend the evening together to enjoy Tango music, Italian food, and friendship. Please invite your friends whether they are dancers or not. This month we will have a special guest DJ Guillermo Elkhouss (and lovely wife and tanguera Vittoria Natale), formerly of Buenos Aires and New Jersey, USA. Some of you will remember when he DJed for us prior 4 years ago and kept everyone dancing all night with his mix of classic hits from the Golden Age of Tango for a very authentic feel of Argentine Tango as played in the very best milongas of Buenos Aries and around the world. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. $20. Tango El Abrazo Milonga - [events]


Sunday 21 January 2024

Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Sun 21 Jan 2024, 3-6 pm. Bring your own water and lawn chairs. There are many eateries nearby. Open to everyone. Depot Park, 874 SE 4 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]


Wednesday 24 January 2024

Cardio Line Dance with Wanda Lloyd

Wed 24 Jan 2024, 5:30-6:30 pm. Come get your steps in y'all. Everyone is welcome. Gainesville Movement Studio, 1724 NE 2 Street, Gainesville. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]


Thursday 25 January 2024

Line Dancing for Everyone with Eileen 1 of 3

Thu 25 Jan 2024, 6-7 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. $29. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [parrissdance][email][events]


Saturday 27 January 2024

Ballroom Dance Winter White Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 27 Jan 2024, 7:30-10 pm. In lieu of snow, wear your winter white. Great music, yummy snacks, and cold AC. RSVP by email to attend. Limited to 60 dancers. $15 per person or $25 per couple, cash or check. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [parrissdance][email][events]


Monday 29 January 2024

Beginning Israeli Dancing with Andy

Mon 29 Jan 2024, 6:30 pm. 6:30 pm Beginning Israeli Dancing Let me know if you are coming. $10 per family. Come out to enjoy great music and exuberant dancing. 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. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [email][events]

Beginning Rumba with Ray and Eileen 1 of 3

Mon 29 Jan 2024, 7-7:50 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. $34. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [parrissdance][email][events]


Tuesday 30 January 2024

Beginning Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, and Dance Mix with Andy 1 of 4

Tue 30 Jan 2024, 7-8 pm. 7:00 pm Beginning Argentine Tango 8:00 pm Beginning West Coast Swing 9:00 pm Dance Mix by request $60 per person for the 4-week series $10 per night for experienced dancers Let me know if you are coming. Invite others. If financial considerations keep 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 voice, 352-559-3750 text. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Monthly Ballroom Dance with USA Dance Ocala

Wed 31 Jan 2024, 7-9:30 pm. Free dinner. The Joke Joint is located just North of Del Webb Spruce Creek Country Club on US 441, between Belleview and The Villages. Joke Joint, 13685 US 441, Summerfield, 34491. Susan Heaney, Rsvp 352-81-0909, 352-307-8486 Questions. $10 members, $14 non-members. USA Dance Ocala - [usadanceocala][email][events]

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