Florida North Central: Gainesville, Ocala - United States

Dance Events

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Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Israeli Dance Beginners with Kathie

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Club Ballroom with K Smooth

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Baila Caliente Dancing at the Historic Downtown Square in Ocala

Spring Blues and West Coast Swing Dance Party With Chad

Salsa Mundial Monthly Bachata Social - confirm

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Egyptian Belly Dance Class with Najmah Nour

Dances of Universal Peace at Peacock Paradise with Diana Kanoy

The Front Porch Backsteppers Band at the Depot and Speakeasy in Micanopy

Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala - confirm

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Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Belly Dance Love with Najmah

Line Dance with Wanda Lloyd

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Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville

English Country Dancing

Ballroom Basics 101 Cha Cha 1 of 3

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

Sip N' Swing at The Bull

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Beginning Swing with Andy Week 5 of 4 Make Up

Club Ballroom with K Smooth

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Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville

Brazilian Samba 4 of 4

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing

Salsa with Salsa Mundial

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Art After Dark Front Porch Backsteppers Bluegrass Band at the Harn

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Israeli Dance Beginners with Kathie

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Club Ballroom with K Smooth

Hustle!, West Coast Swing, and Argentine Tango with Andy

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

Baila Caliente March Social in Ocala

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

Intuitive Art & Mindful Movement workshop: Finding Center with Sarit

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

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Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs

Ballroom Dance Spring Party with Ray and Eileen

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

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Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe

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Contra Dance Wild Asparagus Weekend in Melrose

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Contra Dance Wild Asparagus Weekend in Melrose

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

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Contra Dance Wild Asparagus Weekend in Melrose

Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

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Swing Spring Formal Dinner and Dance Open to Everyone

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Ballroom Basics 101 Country Two Step 1 of 3

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

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Art After Dark Gosia and Ali at the Harn

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Intuitive Art & Mindful Movement workshop: Finding Center with Sarit

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Argentine Tango Thuy's Milonga With Maja and Marko

Contra Dance Weekend with Janine Smith and Stomp Rocket in Melrose

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Contra Dance Weekend with Janine Smith and Stomp Rocket in Melrose

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Celebration of Life in Loving Memory of Al Rogers

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Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe

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Contra Dance with Joey Norton and Katie’s Contradiction at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

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Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala

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Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

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Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala

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Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 3/23 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 3/23 Gainesville GSC
Israeli Dance Beginners with Kathie Thu 3/23 Gainesville KolSimcha
Line Dancing Class with Lisa Thu 3/23 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Thu 3/23 Gainesville GCC
Club Ballroom with K Smooth Thu 3/23 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Baila Caliente Dancing at the Historic Downtown Square in Ocala Fri 3/24 Ocala Baila Calien
Spring Blues and West Coast Swing Dance Party With Chad Fri 3/24 Gainesville Chad Big Dad
Salsa Mundial Monthly Bachata Social - confirm Fri 3/24 Gainesville Mundial
Egyptian Belly Dance Class with Najmah Nour Sat 3/25 Gainesville Najmah Nour
Dances of Universal Peace at Peacock Paradise with Diana Kanoy Sat 3/25 Gainesville Dances of Un
The Front Porch Backsteppers Band at the Depot and Speakeasy in Micanopy Sat 3/25 Micanopy SwingDance
Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 3/25 Gainesville ParrisDanc
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala - confirm Sat 3/25 Ocala Ocala Dance
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sun 3/26 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa Sun 3/26 Gainesville GSC
Belly Dance Love with Najmah Sun 3/26 Gainesville Najmah Nour
Line Dance with Wanda Lloyd Sun 3/26 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti Mon 3/27 Gainesville GCC
Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville Mon 3/27 Gainesville Baila Calien
English Country Dancing Mon 3/27 Gainesville ECD
Ballroom Basics 101 Cha Cha 1 of 3 Mon 3/27 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 3/27 Gainesville IDanceAW
West Coast Swing Youth Ages 13 to 18 Beginner Class in Ocala Mon 3/27 Ocala Ocala Dance
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Mon 3/27 Gainesville Mundial
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons Mon 3/27 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Tue 3/28 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Ocala Tue 3/28 Ocala Baila Calien
Sip N' Swing at The Bull Tue 3/28 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial Tue 3/28 Gainesville Mundial
Beginning Swing with Andy Week 5 of 4 Make Up Tue 3/28 Gainesville SwingDance
Club Ballroom with K Smooth Tue 3/28 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Wed 3/29 Gainesville Nia Holistic
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Wed 3/29 Gainesville UF Argentine
Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville Wed 3/29 Gainesville Baila Calien
Brazilian Samba 4 of 4 Wed 3/29 Gainesville GCC
International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne Wed 3/29 Hawthorne GIFD
West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala Wed 3/29 Ocala Ocala Dance
Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons and Social Dancing Wed 3/29 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Salsa with Salsa Mundial Wed 3/29 Gainesville Mundial
Art After Dark Front Porch Backsteppers Bluegrass Band at the Harn Thu 3/30 Gainesville SwingDance
Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Thu 3/30 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 3/30 Gainesville GSC
Israeli Dance Beginners with Kathie Thu 3/30 Gainesville KolSimcha
Line Dancing Class with Lisa Thu 3/30 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti Thu 3/30 Gainesville GCC
Club Ballroom with K Smooth Thu 3/30 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Hustle!, West Coast Swing, and Argentine Tango with Andy Thu 3/30 Gainesville SwingDance
Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver and Party of Three in Melrose Fri 3/31 Melrose GODS
Baila Caliente March Social in Ocala Fri 3/31 Ocala Baila Calien
Contra Dance Weekend with Diane Silver and Party of Three in Melrose Sat 4/01 Melrose GODS
Intuitive Art & Mindful Movement workshop: Finding Center with Sarit Sat 4/01 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Beginning Swing, Waltz, Argentine Tango with Andy Week 1 of 4 Tue 4/04 Gainesville SwingDance
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Wed 4/05 Gainesville UF Argentine
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs Sat 4/08 Gainesville SwingDance
Ballroom Dance Spring Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 4/08 Gainesville ParrisDanc
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Wed 4/12 Gainesville UF Argentine
Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe Thu 4/13 Gainesville SwingDance
Contra Dance Wild Asparagus Weekend in Melrose Fri 4/14 Melrose GODS
Contra Dance Wild Asparagus Weekend in Melrose Sat 4/15 Melrose GODS
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 4/15 Gainesville SwingDance
Contra Dance Wild Asparagus Weekend in Melrose Sun 4/16 Melrose GODS
Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Sun 4/16 Gainesville Smooth Flava
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Wed 4/19 Gainesville UF Argentine
Swing Spring Formal Dinner and Dance Open to Everyone Fri 4/21 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Ballroom Basics 101 Country Two Step 1 of 3 Mon 4/24 Gainesville ParrisDanc
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Wed 4/26 Gainesville UF Argentine
Art After Dark Gosia and Ali at the Harn Thu 4/27 Gainesville SwingDance
Intuitive Art & Mindful Movement workshop: Finding Center with Sarit Sat 4/29 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Argentine Tango Thuy's Milonga With Maja and Marko Fri 5/05 Gainesville TangoThuy
Contra Dance Weekend with Janine Smith and Stomp Rocket in Melrose Fri 5/05 Melrose GODS
Contra Dance Weekend with Janine Smith and Stomp Rocket in Melrose Sat 5/06 Melrose GODS
Celebration of Life in Loving Memory of Al Rogers Sun 5/07 Gainesville GODS
Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe Thu 5/11 Gainesville SwingDance
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs Sat 5/13 Gainesville SwingDance
Contra Dance with Joey Norton and Katie’s Contradiction at the Dancing Fish in Melrose Sat 5/20 Melrose GODS
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 5/20 Gainesville SwingDance
Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Sun 5/21 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala Sat 5/27 Ocala SwingDance
Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe Thu 6/08 Gainesville SwingDance
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs Sat 6/10 Gainesville SwingDance
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 6/17 Gainesville SwingDance
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs Sat 7/08 Gainesville SwingDance
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 7/15 Gainesville SwingDance
West Coast Swing Dance Nelson Blanchard Remembrance Sat 7/15 Gainesville WCSJA
Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala Sat 7/22 Ocala SwingDance
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs Sat 8/12 Gainesville SwingDance
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 8/19 Gainesville SwingDance
Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala Sat 9/02 Ocala SwingDance
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs Sat 9/09 Gainesville SwingDance
Swing Theory at Celebration Pointe Jazz on the Green Sat 9/09 Gainesville SwingDance
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 9/16 Gainesville SwingDance
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs Sat 10/14 Gainesville SwingDance
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 10/21 Gainesville SwingDance
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs Sat 11/11 Gainesville SwingDance
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 11/18 Gainesville SwingDance
Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala Sat 12/02 Ocala SwingDance
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs Sat 12/09 Gainesville SwingDance
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 12/16 Gainesville SwingDance

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March 2023


Thursday 23 March 2023

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 23 Mar, 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 23 Mar, 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]

Israeli Dance Beginners with Kathie

Thu 23 Mar, 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 - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Thu 23 Mar, 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 - [website][email][events]

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Thu 23 Mar, 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]

Club Ballroom with K Smooth

Thu 23 Mar, 7-9 pm. Dance fever and K Smooth of Smooth Flava Dance present Club Ballroom. Inviting all dancers to learn Beginner Urban Ballroom and Chicago Style Steppin. All dance styles are welcome to share the dance floor. Opportunity for open floor dance. Dance with purpose. Donations accepted for 501c3 BLSSD Future Inc. Cashapp $blssdfuture or Paypal www.Paypal.me/blssdfuture. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. K Smooth, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]


Friday 24 March 2023

Baila Caliente Dancing at the Historic Downtown Square in Ocala

Fri 24 Mar, 5-8 pm. Join us for a night of salsa and bachata dancing on the historic Downtown Square. We will be dancing to spread to culture of Salsa and Bachata dance to the Ocala Community. Downtown Historic Square, Ocala. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [website][email][events]

Spring Blues and West Coast Swing Dance Party With Chad

Fri 24 Mar, 8-10:30 pm. Yes, dance friends, it is time for my latest West Coast Swing dance at Rena's Ballroom with Spring Blues and West Coast Swing. So, my great and wonderful dance helper BJ asked me last dance if I could do a West Coast Swing dance that featured a lot of Blues and classic West Coast Swing music. I, of course, was happy to oblige. If you like a more laid-back music mix with a generous helping of blues music, this is the dance for you. There will, of course, be plenty of contemporary WCS music as well for all to enjoy. Music is going to be mostly West Coast Swing, with a sprinkling of East Coast Swing, Country Two Step, Nightclub Two Step, and maybe some other dances by request. COVID guidelines If you have any cold, flu, or Covid symptoms, please stay home and join us for the next dance. Masks optional. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville. Chad Young. $15. Chad Big Daddy Young Swing Time - [website][email][events]

Salsa Mundial Monthly Bachata Social - confirm

Fri 24 Mar, 9 pm-12 am. Please join our monthly Bachata social. 100% Bachata all night. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. $10. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Saturday 25 March 2023

Egyptian Belly Dance Class with Najmah Nour

Sat 25 Mar, 10:30-11:30 am. Najmah's Egyptian Style Bellydance class is welcoming all levels. We will work on core basic movements, with a emphasis of body positivity and empowerment. This art form can be expressive and inspiring at any level you decide to take it. Najmah's goal as an instructor is to promote health and to educate through the creativity of dance. Class cost is $20 and includes a beer. We will be capping the class at 20 people to allow for movement space. Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60 Street, Suite A, Gainesville, 32607. Najmah Nour Bellydance - [website][email][events]

Dances of Universal Peace at Peacock Paradise with Diana Kanoy

Sat 25 Mar, 2-9 pm. Join us for 4th Saturday monthly Dances of Universal Peace with DiAnahita & Friends. Dancing Peacock Paradise is in the country southeast of Gainesville, Florida, by a heart-shaped lake. Address and directions will be sent when you RSVP with your email. Open for Event from 2 to 9 pm. Dancing begins at 3. Please arrive by 2:30 to check in and begin together. Vegetarian Potluck Dinner at 6. Zikr at 7. Donation $15 – $35 sliding scale, plus potluck dish or $10. $35 to spend the night. Please Reserve in Advance. Peacock Paradise, Gainesville. Diana Kanoy. Dances of Universal Peace - Gainesville - [website][email][events]

The Front Porch Backsteppers Band at the Depot and Speakeasy in Micanopy

Sat 25 Mar, 7-10 pm. Come and enjoy wonderful cooking, music, drinks, and fun. The Depot and Speakeasy Room, 22060 N US Hwy 441, Micanopy, 32667. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]

Ballroom Dance Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 25 Mar, 7:30-10 pm. Doors open at 7:30, dance mixer at 7:50 with dancing until 10 pm. Light refreshments, great music, a beautiful venue, and the coldest AC for dancing. $15 per person, $25 per couple, cash or check. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala - confirm

Sat 25 Mar, 7:30-10:30 pm. Come and get your Dance fix here in Ocala. Hope you will come and join us. This will be Dancing only, no Class. This is a West Coast Swing Dance, but we can play a few requests so just ask. Let's Have Fun. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202. $10. Ocala West Coast Swing - [website][events]


Sunday 26 March 2023

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Sun 26 Mar, 10-11 am. Sunday: 10-11 am Wednesday: 12:15 to 1:15 pm Join Sarit to 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 - [website][email][events]

Sunset Kizomba, Bachata and Salsa

Sun 26 Mar, 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]

Belly Dance Love with Najmah

Sun 26 Mar, 5-6 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]

Line Dance with Wanda Lloyd

Sun 26 Mar, 5-8 pm. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]


Monday 27 March 2023

Introduction to Belly Dance with Karen Muratti

Mon 27 Mar, 11 am-12 pm. Let's start 2023 right. Let's dance. Heart Mind Healing Breathe, flow, and experience the healing power of dance with this Intro to Belly Dance workshop. 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. Taught by Karen Muratti. Space is limited, register here: https://ed.gr/d9t0n. Thornebrook Village, Suite 25A, Gainesville. Karen Muratti. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville

Mon 27 Mar, 6-9 pm. Mondays 6:00 pm Beginners Salsa 7:00 pm Variety class/Ladies styling/Men shine 8:00 pm Salsa partner work 9:00 pm Bachata Partner work Wednesdays 6:00 pm Beginners Bachata 7:00 pm Variety class/Ladies styling/Men shine 8:00 pm Bachata Partner work 9:00 pm Salsa partner work 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 - [website][email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 27 Mar, 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]

Ballroom Basics 101 Cha Cha 1 of 3

Mon 27 Mar, 7-7:55 pm. Join us for a 3-week series with Cha Cha. We start with the basics. We work on lead and follow, rhythm and timing, and fun patterns. The cost for the 3-week series is $39 per person or $75 per couple, cash or check. Register by emailing us. Pay at first class. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Mon 27 Mar, 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 27 Mar, 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 27 Mar, 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 - [website][events]

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons

Mon 27 Mar, 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 28 March 2023

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Tue 28 Mar, 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 28 Mar, 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]

Sip N' Swing at The Bull

Tue 28 Mar, 6-8 pm. 6-8 pm Lesson and social dancing 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. Stay on top of swing dance events by joining the Discord server. https://discord.gg/GgGh8cEV32. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville. Jennifer Fill. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][events]

Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial

Tue 28 Mar, 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 - [website][events]

Beginning Swing with Andy Week 5 of 4 Make Up

Tue 28 Mar, 7-9 pm. 6:00 Beginning Argentine Tango by request 7:00 Beginning Swing 8:00 Beginning Fast Swing Practice 9:00 Beginning Argentine Tango by request No charge for those who missed a class. $10 for everyone else A new 4-week beginner series starts April 4. Invite others. Let me know if you are coming. Not required. You can drop in. 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. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Club Ballroom with K Smooth

Tue 28 Mar, 7-9 pm. Dance fever and K Smooth of Smooth Flava Dance present Club Ballroom. Inviting all dancers to learn Beginner Urban Ballroom and Chicago Style Steppin. All dance styles are welcome to share the dance floor. Opportunity for open floor dance. Dance with purpose. Donations accepted for 501c3 BLSSD Future Inc. Cashapp $blssdfuture or Paypal www.Paypal.me/blssdfuture. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. K Smooth, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]


Wednesday 29 March 2023

Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit

Wed 29 Mar, 12:15-1:15 pm. Sunday: 10-11 am Wednesday: 12:15 to 1:15 pm Join Sarit to 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 - [website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Wed 29 Mar, 5:15-6:30 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]

Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons in Gainesville

Wed 29 Mar, 6-9 pm. Mondays 6:00 pm Beginners Salsa 7:00 pm Variety class/Ladies styling/Men shine 8:00 pm Salsa partner work 9:00 pm Bachata Partner work Wednesdays 6:00 pm Beginners Bachata 7:00 pm Variety class/Ladies styling/Men shine 8:00 pm Bachata Partner work 9:00 pm Salsa partner work 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 - [website][email][events]

Brazilian Samba 4 of 4

Wed 29 Mar, 6:15 pm. Open level samba teaches the beautiful art of Brazilian samba dance. Each class begins with a full body warm-up and stretch, followed by technique drills and fun choreography to explore and express yourself through samba. Dance heels are optional. Gainesville Circus Center, 1925 NW 2 Street, Suite B, Gainesville. Gainesville Circus Center - [website][email][events]

International Folk Dancing in Hawthorne

Wed 29 Mar, 7-10 pm. Come out for international folk dancing. Hawthorne Wellness Center, 6110 SE 205 Street, Hawthorne, 32640. Julieta, 352-281-0428. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala

Wed 29 Mar, 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 29 Mar, 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 with Salsa Mundial

Wed 29 Mar, 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 - [website][events]


Thursday 30 March 2023

Art After Dark Front Porch Backsteppers Bluegrass Band at the Harn

Thu 30 Mar, 5-9 pm. Swing dance at the Harn Museum on the UF campus. Harn visitors now have more time to explore exhibitions, shop in the store, and enjoy food and drinks while listening to music on select evenings. Wine Down Evenings Thursday, February 23 Nick DeCarlis Jazz Trio Thursday, March 30 Folk music by the Front Porch Backsteppers bluegrass band Thursday, April 27 Gosia and Ali Acoustic Duo providing a combination of Brazilian, jazz, pop and Latin jazz. Harn Museum, UF Campus, Gainesville. Swing Dance Gainesville - [events]

Line Dance Outside Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Thu 30 Mar, 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 30 Mar, 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]

Israeli Dance Beginners with Kathie

Thu 30 Mar, 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 - [website][email][events]

Line Dancing Class with Lisa

Thu 30 Mar, 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 - [website][email][events]

Belly Dance Technique and Combinations with Karen Muratti

Thu 30 Mar, 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]

Club Ballroom with K Smooth

Thu 30 Mar, 7-9 pm. Dance fever and K Smooth of Smooth Flava Dance present Club Ballroom. Inviting all dancers to learn Beginner Urban Ballroom and Chicago Style Steppin. All dance styles are welcome to share the dance floor. Opportunity for open floor dance. Dance with purpose. Donations accepted for 501c3 BLSSD Future Inc. Cashapp $blssdfuture or Paypal www.Paypal.me/blssdfuture. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. K Smooth, 904-537-7763. Free. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Hustle!, West Coast Swing, and Argentine Tango with Andy

Thu 30 Mar, 7 pm. 6:00 pm Argentine Tango by request 7:00 pm Hustle! 9:00 pm West Coast Swing or Other 9:00 pm Argentine Tango by request You learn to dance gently, as light as a feather, without the use of force, with no pushing and pulling. Learn to Hustle! Have the most fun. See for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNoKXnMMyIg This is the dance that kept partner dancing alive. This is a bit different from the ballroom studio version of Hustle. This is sometimes called Latin Hustle. If you want to go where people dance Hustle, this is the kind of Hustle you need to know. $10 for the night includes this evening schedule: For all levels except novice. Everyone welcome. Let me know if you can attend. Invite others. The program is adjusted for those attending. 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. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]


Friday 31 March 2023

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

Fri 31 Mar to Sat 1 Apr, 7-10 pm. Friday 7-10 pm Saturday 12-3 pm Saturday 6-9 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, 24800 State Road 26, Melrose. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Baila Caliente March Social in Ocala

Fri 31 Mar, 8 pm-1 am. 8:00 pm Bachata Workshop 9:00 pm Dancing Ocala, it is that time of the month. Welcome to another monthly social. We will kick off the night with a bachata 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, merengue, and cha cha cha all night. Bachata Workshop: 8:00 - 9:00 pm Instructor Baila Caliente. Social dancing to immediately follow. The music will play nonstop until 1:00 am. Cost: $20 for both workshop and social; $12 for workshop only; $12 for social only; You can pay with cash, CashApp or Venmo @bailacaliente1 or https://baila-caliente1.punchpass.com 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]


April 2023


Saturday 1 April 2023

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

Sat 1 Apr, 12-9 pm. Friday 7-10 pm Saturday 12-3 pm Saturday 6-9 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, 24800 State Road 26, Melrose. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Intuitive Art & Mindful Movement workshop: Finding Center with Sarit

Sat 1 Apr, 2-5 pm. Through discussion, journaling, simple mindful movement, and basic intuitive collage-making, we will explore the meaning of finding our own center, what it is, how it feels, and how to strengthen and maintain it. No need for experience in either art or movement. Just a curious mind and an open heart. Everyone is welcome. Sarit Ben-David Sela is an architect and urban thinker, a mixed media artist, and a Nia movement Black Belt instructor. This 3-hour workshop will be offered two times, on Saturdays, 2 to 5 PM, on April 1 and April 29. Space is very limited. For further details and to register, please contact Sarit. Gainesville. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [website][email][events]


Tuesday 4 April 2023

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

Tue 4 Apr, 7-10 pm. 7:00 Beginning Beginning Swing 8:00 Beginning Beginning Waltz 9:00 Beginning Beginning Argentine Tango $60 for 4-week beginner series for new dancers. $10 per night for those with experience. Invite others. Let me know if you are coming. Not required. You can drop in. 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. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]


Wednesday 5 April 2023

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Wed 5 Apr, 5:15-6:30 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]


Saturday 8 April 2023

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs

Sat 8 Apr, 7-9 pm. Join us for live music, food, and drinks and more. Do not miss Gainesville Big Band on the stage in the Promenade. Spread a blanket under the setting sun, and catch some beautiful music on the green. See you there. We are taking all precautions during this time to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for this event. We recommend that event attendees follow CDC recommendations to wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance while enjoying the music. If you have any questions or concerns please message us. Celebration Pointe, 4989 NW 40 Place, Gainesville, 32606. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]

Ballroom Dance Spring Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 8 Apr, 7:30-10 pm. Celebrating April birthdays. Wear spring colors. Doors open at 7:30, dance mixer at 7:50 with dancing until 10 pm. Light refreshments, great music, a beautiful venue, and the coldest AC for dancing. $15 per person, $25 per couple, cash or check. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 12 April 2023

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Wed 12 Apr, 5:15-6:30 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]


Thursday 13 April 2023

Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe

Thu 13 Apr, 6-9 pm. If you like to dance the blues, and swing to old-school jazz tunes you will enjoy Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe from 6-9 pm. They play on the second Thursday night of every month. Yep, all they play is old-school jazz and the blues. Fun, fun dancing. Hope to see some of you there. One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40 Place, Gainesville, 32606. Swing Dance Gainesville - [events]


Friday 14 April 2023

Contra Dance Wild Asparagus Weekend in Melrose

Fri 14 Apr to Sun 16 Apr, 7-10 pm. Friday 7-10 pm Saturday 12-3 pm Saturday 6-9 pm Sunday 12-3 pm Adult (age 26+) $20 per dance. Weekend Pass: $60 for entire weekend Youth (age 16-25) $10 per dance Package Price: $30 for entire weekend (ages 15 & under). Children & non-dancers may watch & listen for 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. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]


Saturday 15 April 2023

Contra Dance Wild Asparagus Weekend in Melrose

Sat 15 Apr to Sun 16 Apr, 12-9 pm. Friday 7-10 pm Saturday 12-3 pm Saturday 6-9 pm Sunday 12-3 pm Adult (age 26+) $20 per dance. Weekend Pass: $60 for entire weekend Youth (age 16-25) $10 per dance Package Price: $30 for entire weekend (ages 15 & under). Children & non-dancers may watch & listen for 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. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 15 Apr, 6-9 pm. Swing dance to Swing Theory Jazz Band at One Love Cafe. Join us at One Love Cafe for fresh locally-sourced ingredients prepared in delicious dishes, craft beers and dancing. Bring the whole family for a great time. One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40 Place, Gainesville, 32606. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]


Sunday 16 April 2023

Contra Dance Wild Asparagus Weekend in Melrose

Sun 16 Apr, 12-3 pm. Friday 7-10 pm Saturday 12-3 pm Saturday 6-9 pm Sunday 12-3 pm Adult (age 26+) $20 per dance. Weekend Pass: $60 for entire weekend Youth (age 16-25) $10 per dance Package Price: $30 for entire weekend (ages 15 & under). Children & non-dancers may watch & listen for 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. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Sun 16 Apr, 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]


Wednesday 19 April 2023

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Wed 19 Apr, 5:15-6:30 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]


Friday 21 April 2023

Swing Spring Formal Dinner and Dance Open to Everyone

Fri 21 Apr, 7-11 pm. 7:00 pm Dinner and Beginner Lesson 8:00 pm Social Dancing Calling all hep cats. That means you. You are invited to a formal dinner and dance hosted by the Florida Swing Dancing Club. This 1930s-style Supper Club event will take place in the lovely Ríon Ballroom of the Reitz Union Hotel on April 21st: There will be live music, dinner, and of course, plenty of dancing. You will see everything from Savoy Style Swing, East Coast Swing, Hollywood Swing, Fox-Trot, Peabody, Balboa, Shag, Charleston, and more. And the best part is, it’s all FREE. The event starts at 7:00 pm and continues until 11:00 pm. Dinner will be served from 7 pm to 8 pm. No experience with any type of dance? No worries! We will be starting the night with a beginner Swing Lesson during the dinner hour for those interested and our more experienced dancers will guide you through the steps all throughout the night. No partner is required. Just bring your ... UF Campus, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Rion Ballroom, Gainesville. Edward Stephen Gavlick III. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][events]


Monday 24 April 2023

Ballroom Basics 101 Country Two Step 1 of 3

Mon 24 Apr, 7-7:55 pm. Join us for a 3-week series with Country Two Step. We start with the basics. We work on lead and follow, rhythm and timing, and fun patterns. The cost for the 3-week series is $39 per person or $75 per couple, cash or check. Register by emailing us. Pay at first class. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 26 April 2023

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Wed 26 Apr, 5:15-6:30 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]


Thursday 27 April 2023

Art After Dark Gosia and Ali at the Harn

Thu 27 Apr, 5-9 pm. Swing dance at the Harn Museum on the UF campus. Harn visitors now have more time to explore exhibitions, shop in the store, and enjoy food and drinks while listening to music on select evenings. Wine Down Evenings Thursday, February 23 Nick DeCarlis Jazz Trio Thursday, March 30 Folk music by the Front Porch Backsteppers bluegrass band Thursday, April 27 Gosia and Ali Acoustic Duo providing a combination of Brazilian, jazz, pop and Latin jazz. Harn Muserm, UF Campus, Gainesville. Swing Dance Gainesville - [events]


Saturday 29 April 2023

Intuitive Art & Mindful Movement workshop: Finding Center with Sarit

Sat 29 Apr, 2-5 pm. Through discussion, journaling, simple mindful movement, and basic intuitive collage-making, we will explore the meaning of finding our own center, what it is, how it feels, and how to strengthen and maintain it. No need for experience in either art or movement. Just a curious mind and an open heart. Everyone is welcome. Sarit Ben-David Sela is an architect and urban thinker, a mixed media artist, and a Nia movement Black Belt instructor. This 3-hour workshop will be offered two times, on Saturdays, 2 to 5 PM, on April 1 and April 29. Space is very limited. For further details and to register, please contact Sarit. Thomas Center Gardens, by the fountain, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [website][email][events]


May 2023


Friday 5 May 2023

Argentine Tango Thuy's Milonga With Maja and Marko

Fri 5 May to Sun 7 May. The website link offers the most convenient way for you to opt-in by making sure you have time to register when all the details are in. At that time we will also direct you to a new, updated event page that will then be published. Please go ahead and indicate going or interested. Doing so will help us make sure we do not forget to notify you. Thank you, Thuy and David. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville. David Chayes, 786-524-8259. Tango with Thuy - [website][email][events]

Contra Dance Weekend with Janine Smith and Stomp Rocket in Melrose

Fri 5 May to Sat 6 May, 7-10 pm. Friday 7-10 pm Saturday 12-3 pm Saturday 6-9 pm 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. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]


Saturday 6 May 2023

Contra Dance Weekend with Janine Smith and Stomp Rocket in Melrose

Sat 6 May, 12-9 pm. Friday 7-10 pm Saturday 12-3 pm Saturday 6-9 pm 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. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]


Sunday 7 May 2023

Celebration of Life in Loving Memory of Al Rogers

Sun 7 May, 2-5 pm. 1 pm Doors open 2 – 5 pm Celebration of life and memorial dance Please join us for a celebration of Al’s life with a memorial service followed by a dance including some of his favorite dance forms. Admission is free and open to the public. Celebration of Life in Loving Memory of Al Rogers, June 9, 1948 – March 1, 2023. Al was a prominent member of several dance communities (English Country, Contra, Scottish, and Irish dance) in Gainesville, FL. He regularly traveled throughout north and central Florida to support other dance communities. Al was an accomplished and kind dancer, a true gentleman in all respects. It didn’t matter if someone was the newest or most experienced dancer—he danced joyfully with all dancers and he took great pride in helping new dancers learn to dance. Al was the true embodiment of a dance angel. A longtime resident of Gainesville, Al was a superb trumpet player in the Gainesville High School ban ... Gainesville Women’s Club, 2809 West University Avenue, Gainesville, 32607. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [more][website][email][events]


Thursday 11 May 2023

Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe

Thu 11 May, 6-9 pm. If you like to dance the blues, and swing to old-school jazz tunes you will enjoy Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe from 6-9 pm. They play on the second Thursday night of every month. Yep, all they play is old-school jazz and the blues. Fun, fun dancing. Hope to see some of you there. One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40 Place, Gainesville, 32606. Swing Dance Gainesville - [events]


Saturday 13 May 2023

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs

Sat 13 May, 7-9 pm. 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]


Saturday 20 May 2023

Contra Dance with Joey Norton and Katie’s Contradiction at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Sat 20 May, 6-9 pm. This is a private residence so proof of vaccination is required for all in attendance, including spectators. Masks are optional. 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. $10. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 20 May, 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]


Sunday 21 May 2023

Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Sun 21 May, 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]


Saturday 27 May 2023

Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala

Sat 27 May, 7-9 pm. Swing dance to Swing Theory Jazz Band. Arthur Murray Dance Center, 304 SW Broadway, St. B, Ocala, 34470. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]


June 2023


Thursday 8 June 2023

Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe

Thu 8 Jun, 6-9 pm. If you like to dance the blues, and swing to old-school jazz tunes you will enjoy Little Mike and the Tornadoes at One Love Cafe from 6-9 pm. They play on the second Thursday night of every month. Yep, all they play is old-school jazz and the blues. Fun, fun dancing. Hope to see some of you there. One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40 Place, Gainesville, 32606. Swing Dance Gainesville - [events]


Saturday 10 June 2023

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs

Sat 10 Jun, 7-9 pm. 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]


Saturday 17 June 2023

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 17 Jun, 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]


July 2023


Saturday 8 July 2023

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs

Sat 8 Jul, 7-9 pm. 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]


Saturday 15 July 2023

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 15 Jul, 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]

West Coast Swing Dance Nelson Blanchard Remembrance

Sat 15 Jul, 7:30-10:30 pm. Please join us for a celebration of Nelson Blanchard's life. A beloved member of our dance community, one of his last wishes was that we come together and celebrate his memory with dance. Who: Judi Markell - Hostess, Josh Angel - DJ What: This will be mostly a West Coast Swing dance, as it was one of Nelson's passions, but DJ Josh will throw in a few "other" dances as well. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1st Street, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. Free. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]


Saturday 22 July 2023

Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala

Sat 22 Jul, 7-9 pm. Swing dance to Swing Theory Jazz Band. Arthur Murray Dance Center, 304 SW Broadway, St. B, Ocala, 34470. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]


August 2023


Saturday 12 August 2023

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs

Sat 12 Aug, 7-9 pm. 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]


Saturday 19 August 2023

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 19 Aug, 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]


September 2023


Saturday 2 September 2023

Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala

Sat 2 Sep, 7-9 pm. Swing dance to Swing Theory Jazz Band. Arthur Murray Dance Center, 304 SW Broadway, St. B, Ocala, 34470. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]


Saturday 9 September 2023

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs

Sat 9 Sep, 7-9 pm. 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]

Swing Theory at Celebration Pointe Jazz on the Green

Sat 9 Sep, 7-9 pm. Swing dance to Swing Theory Jazz Band. Celebration Pointe, 4949 Celebration Pointe Ave., Gainesville, 32608. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]


Saturday 16 September 2023

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 16 Sep, 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]


October 2023


Saturday 14 October 2023

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs

Sat 14 Oct, 7-9 pm. 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]


Saturday 21 October 2023

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 21 Oct, 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]


November 2023


Saturday 11 November 2023

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs

Sat 11 Nov, 7-9 pm. 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]


Saturday 18 November 2023

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 18 Nov, 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]


December 2023


Saturday 2 December 2023

Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala

Sat 2 Dec, 7-9 pm. Swing dance to Swing Theory Jazz Band. Arthur Murray Dance Center, 304 SW Broadway, St. B, Ocala, 34470. Swing Dance Gainesville - [website][events]


Saturday 9 December 2023

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Decyo McDuffie and the Newcombs

Sat 9 Dec, 7-9 pm. 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]


Saturday 16 December 2023

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 16 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]

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