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Ballroom Dance Black and White Ball with Ray and Eileen

Contra Dance Weekend with Seth Tepfer and Kalos in Melrose

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DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 2 of 8

Contra Dance Weekend with Seth Tepfer and Kalos in Melrose

3

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

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5

English Country Dancing Beginner Series Week 2 of 4

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

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

7

LPT Salsa on Heartwood Soundstage

8

Salsa Mundial Monthly Social

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Global Jazz Quintet

9

DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 3 of 8

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11

Shuffle Dance Meetup

12

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

English Country Dancing Beginner Series Week 3 of 4

13

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

Ballroom Dance in Belleview

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

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15

Gator Salsa Club Salsa in the Streets Downtown

Ballroom Dance Oktoberfest Party with Ray and Eileen

Contra Dance with JJ Gabriel and Category Five at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

16

DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 4 of 8

Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

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19

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

English Country Dancing Beginner Series Week 4 of 4

20

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

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

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23

DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 5 of 8

Ballroom Dance Afternoon Tea in Leesburg

24

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

25

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

Shuffle Dance Meetup

26
27

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

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

28

West Coast Swing Halloween Dance Party With Chad

29

Ballroom Dance Halloween Day of the Dead Party with Ray and Eileen

KiZouk in the Ville

30

Ballroom Couples Class I with Ray and Eileen 1 of 4

DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 6 of 8

31

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 10/31 Gainesville IDanceAW
DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 6 of 8 Sun 10/30 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Ballroom Couples Class I with Ray and Eileen 1 of 4 Sun 10/30 Gainesville ParrisDanc
KiZouk in the Ville Sat 10/29 Gainesville Mundial
Ballroom Dance Halloween Day of the Dead Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 10/29 Gainesville ParrisDanc
West Coast Swing Halloween Dance Party With Chad Fri 10/28 Gainesville Chad Big Dad
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 10/27 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Thu 10/27 Gainesville UF Argentine
Social Dancing, Swing, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy Thu 10/27 Gainesville SwingDance
Shuffle Dance Meetup Tue 10/25 Gainesville Momentum Dan
Social Dancing, Swing, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy Tue 10/25 Gainesville SwingDance
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 10/24 Gainesville IDanceAW
Ballroom Dance Afternoon Tea in Leesburg Sun 10/23 Lessburg USA Dance Oc
DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 5 of 8 Sun 10/23 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 10/20 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Thu 10/20 Gainesville UF Argentine
Social Dancing, Swing, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy Thu 10/20 Gainesville SwingDance
English Country Dancing Beginner Series Week 4 of 4 Wed 10/19 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Wed 10/19 Gainesville IDanceAW
Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd Sun 10/16 Gainesville Smooth Flava
DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 4 of 8 Sun 10/16 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Swing Theory at One Love Cafe Sat 10/15 Gainesville SwingDance
Contra Dance with JJ Gabriel and Category Five at the Dancing Fish in Melrose Sat 10/15 Melrose GODS
Ballroom Dance Oktoberfest Party with Ray and Eileen Sat 10/15 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Gator Salsa Club Salsa in the Streets Downtown Sat 10/15 Gainesville GSC
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 10/13 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Thu 10/13 Gainesville UF Argentine
Ballroom Dance in Belleview Thu 10/13 Belleview USA Dance Oc
Social Dancing, Swing, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy Thu 10/13 Gainesville SwingDance
English Country Dancing Beginner Series Week 3 of 4 Wed 10/12 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Wed 10/12 Gainesville IDanceAW
Shuffle Dance Meetup Tue 10/11 Gainesville Momentum Dan
DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 3 of 8 Sun 10/09 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Global Jazz Quintet Sat 10/08 Gainesville SwingDance
Salsa Mundial Monthly Social Sat 10/08 Gainesville Mundial
LPT Salsa on Heartwood Soundstage Fri 10/07 Gainesville Elio Piedra
Bachata Boulevard Downtown Thu 10/06 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Thu 10/06 Gainesville UF Argentine
Social Dancing, Swing, Waltz, Other, Argentine Tango with Andy Thu 10/06 Gainesville SwingDance
English Country Dancing Beginner Series Week 2 of 4 Wed 10/05 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy Mon 10/03 Gainesville IDanceAW
Contra Dance Weekend with Seth Tepfer and Kalos in Melrose Sun 10/02 Melrose GODS
DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 2 of 8 Sun 10/02 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Contra Dance Weekend with Seth Tepfer and Kalos in Melrose Sat 10/01 Melrose GODS
Ballroom Dance Black and White Ball with Ray and Eileen Sat 10/01 Gainesville ParrisDanc

2022


October 2022


Monday 31 October 2022

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Mon 31 Oct, 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]


Sunday 30 October 2022

DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 6 of 8

Sun 30 Oct, 4-5 pm. DFW, Dallas Fort Worth, Swingout beginners class 8-week session on Sundays starts September 25 with Smooth Flava Dance Gainesville Chapter. You must have a partner. Masks are required. Temperature checks upon entrance. All proceeds benefit I Am STEM Summer Camp. Cash App: $blssdfuture Paypal: www.paypal.me/blssdfuture. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. $10 per class per person. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]

Ballroom Couples Class I with Ray and Eileen 1 of 4

Sun 30 Oct, 5-6 pm. Join our 4 week series. Learn three popular dances Waltz, East Coast Swing, and Rumba. Enjoy dancing on a cruise, parties, at your wedding or a friend's. No experience needed. Learn basic patterns, lead and follow, and timing in a stress-free environment. 4 week cost is $100/couple. Limited to 5 couples. Register to attend. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]


Saturday 29 October 2022

KiZouk in the Ville

Sat 29 Oct, 9-1 am. Monthly Kizouk social, alternating between Gainesville and Jacksonville. See below for future dates. *** Schedule *** 9 PM - Urban Kiz class with Brandon (Rhode Island) 10 PM - Kizomba, Urban Kiz, and BZouk dancing. Price: $15 (includes class and social) Future socials (last weekend of every month): April 30 - Jacksonville May 28 - Gainesville June 25 - Jacksonville July 30 - Gainesville August 27 - Jacksonville. Salsa Mundial, 3501 SW 2 Avenue, Suite G, Gainesville. 352 433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance Halloween Day of the Dead Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 29 Oct, 7:30-10 pm. Doors open at 7:30, dance mixer at 7:50 with dancing until 10 pm. Join us for a Halloween and Day of the Dead Party. Prizes for best costumes. Lots of deadly music. Enjoy light refreshments and a beautiful venue. Coldest AC in town for dancing. RSVP. $15/pp or $25/couple. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]


Friday 28 October 2022

West Coast Swing Halloween Dance Party With Chad

Fri 28 Oct, 8-10:30 pm. Hello everyone. Time for another fun (mostly) West Coast Swing dance hosted by yours truly! Nothing fancy, just 2.5 hours of mostly West Coast Swing dancing, a beautiful dance floor, and air conditioning that will put frost on a polar bear. Music will be mostly West Coast Swing with some East Coast Swing, Hustle, Country 2 step, and maybe some other random stuff for no good reason. Please, no alcoholic beverages. COVID guidelines If you have cold or flu symptoms or have recently been in close contact with someone who has shown these symptoms, please be kind and stay home. We will love to have you back for future dances when you are well and can safely attend. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville. Chad Young. $15. Chad Big Daddy Young Swing Time - [website][email][events]


Thursday 27 October 2022

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 27 Oct, 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]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Thu 27 Oct, 6-8 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. When and Where: All classes are on Thursdays starting at 6 pm with open practice after class until 8 pm. Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. Classes on 9/29 and 10/6 will be a shorter class/practice from 6-7 pm and held in Studio A. The dance studios are located on the bottom floor of the Reitz Union. Parking on campus is free and open after 4:30 pm. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. Toms also are a comfortable option. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Our Promise To Our Tango Students: -Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango i ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

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

Thu 27 Oct, 7-10 pm. 7:00 West Coast Swing or Other 8:00 Waltz or Other 9:00 Argentine Tango Beginner $10 per person for one session, stay for the others at no additional charge. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. The program will be adjusted for those attending. Invite others. Let me know if you are coming. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]


Tuesday 25 October 2022

Shuffle Dance Meetup

Tue 25 Oct, 6 pm. Alternating Tuesdays with the Shuffle Circle. All levels and styles welcome. Follow us on Instagram @gnvshufflers for up to date info on events we are attending around town. Depot Park, 811 S Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. 352-575-3404. Momentum Dance Arts - [email][events]

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

Tue 25 Oct, 7-10 pm. 7:00 West Coast Swing or Other 8:00 Waltz or Other 9:00 Argentine Tango Beginner $10 per person for one session, stay for the others at no additional charge. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. The program will be adjusted for those attending. Invite others. Let me know if you are coming. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]


Monday 24 October 2022

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Mon 24 Oct, 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]


Sunday 23 October 2022

Ballroom Dance Afternoon Tea in Leesburg

Sun 23 Oct, 3-6 pm. 3:00 pm Lesson 3:30 pm Dancing Enter on the side of the building. Second floor. Our chapter hosts a Sunday Tea Dance on the fourth Sunday of each month in Leesburg. Every second Thursday our chapter also hosts an evening ballroom dance in Belleview. Ross Plumbing Ballroom, 930 Thomas Avenue, Lessburg, 34748. Susan Heaney, 407-757-2975. $10 members, $14 non-members. USA Dance Ocala - [website][email][events]

DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 5 of 8

Sun 23 Oct, 4-5 pm. DFW, Dallas Fort Worth, Swingout beginners class 8-week session on Sundays starts September 25 with Smooth Flava Dance Gainesville Chapter. You must have a partner. Masks are required. Temperature checks upon entrance. All proceeds benefit I Am STEM Summer Camp. Cash App: $blssdfuture Paypal: www.paypal.me/blssdfuture. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. $10 per class per person. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]


Thursday 20 October 2022

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 20 Oct, 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]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Thu 20 Oct, 6-8 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. When and Where: All classes are on Thursdays starting at 6 pm with open practice after class until 8 pm. Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. Classes on 9/29 and 10/6 will be a shorter class/practice from 6-7 pm and held in Studio A. The dance studios are located on the bottom floor of the Reitz Union. Parking on campus is free and open after 4:30 pm. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. Toms also are a comfortable option. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Our Promise To Our Tango Students: -Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango i ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

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

Thu 20 Oct, 7-10 pm. 7:00 West Coast Swing or Other 8:00 Waltz or Other 9:00 Argentine Tango Beginner $10 per person for one session, stay for the others at no additional charge. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. The program will be adjusted for those attending. Invite others. Let me know if you are coming. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]


Wednesday 19 October 2022

English Country Dancing Beginner Series Week 4 of 4

Wed 19 Oct, 6-8 pm. First, we will be having a Small Group at UCG to teach the basics of English Country Dance. Have you come before but wish there had been more teaching? Want to learn the basic figures? Do you have a friend who might like to dance and this would be a good way to ease them into it? Would you like to hear again some of the basic figures—maybe have some questions answered? Want to review moves? Can you come to help and partner with new dancers? All are welcome. There is no charge for these workshops as they are sponsored by UCG. The class will be on Wednesday evenings beginning September 28 and ending October 19 at UCG in Reimer Hall (the same room as our regular dance). We will be there from 6 - 8. We will be using recorded music. Please join us. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Wed 19 Oct, 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]


Sunday 16 October 2022

Family and Friends Outdoor Dance Party Downtown with Wanda Lloyd

Sun 16 Oct, 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]

DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 4 of 8

Sun 16 Oct, 4-5 pm. DFW, Dallas Fort Worth, Swingout beginners class 8-week session on Sundays starts September 25 with Smooth Flava Dance Gainesville Chapter. You must have a partner. Masks are required. Temperature checks upon entrance. All proceeds benefit I Am STEM Summer Camp. Cash App: $blssdfuture Paypal: www.paypal.me/blssdfuture. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. $10 per class per person. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]


Saturday 15 October 2022

Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Sat 15 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]

Contra Dance with JJ Gabriel and Category Five at the Dancing Fish in Melrose

Sat 15 Oct, 7-10 pm. This is a private residence so proof of vaccination is required for all in attendance, including spectators. The Dancing Fish is now insulated with heating and air conditioning for your year-round dancing comfort. When booking: You must first be fully vaccinated and registered on the website dancingfish.dance. One ticket only (everyone makes their own booking). Select your booking category and send your booking. Pay for your booking using the Donate button on the website event page. Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. $10. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance Oktoberfest Party with Ray and Eileen

Sat 15 Oct, 7:30-10 pm. Doors open at 7:30, dance mixer at 7:50 with dancing until 10 pm. Celebrating October birthdays, Great mix of music. Light refreshments and the coldest AC for dancing. Rsvp to attend. Cost is $15/pp, cash no cards. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club Salsa in the Streets Downtown

Sat 15 Oct, 9 pm-1 am. All-levels bachata class at 9 PM, followed by salsa and bachata music all night. The dancing is free, but please support the event by buying drinks at The Bull and food at Crane Ramen. The Bull, 18 SW 1 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601-6243. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Thursday 13 October 2022

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 13 Oct, 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]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Thu 13 Oct, 6-8 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. When and Where: All classes are on Thursdays starting at 6 pm with open practice after class until 8 pm. Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. Classes on 9/29 and 10/6 will be a shorter class/practice from 6-7 pm and held in Studio A. The dance studios are located on the bottom floor of the Reitz Union. Parking on campus is free and open after 4:30 pm. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. Toms also are a comfortable option. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Our Promise To Our Tango Students: -Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango i ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance in Belleview

Thu 13 Oct, 7-10 pm. 7:00 pm Lesson 7:30 pm Dancing Every second Thursday evening ballroom dance. The venue is close to US 441 in Belleview. The cross street is SE 56th Avenue, between the McDonald’s and the Burger King. This dance provides us with a venue that is convenient to Ocala and Belleview. Our Chapter also hosts a Sunday Tea Dance on the fourth Sunday of each month at the Ross Plumbing Ballroom, 930 Thomas Avenue, Leesburg, Florida. Belleview Community Center, 5615 SE 110 Place, Belleview, 34420. Susan Heaney, 407-757-2975. $10 members, $14 non-members. USA Dance Ocala - [website][email][events]

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

Thu 13 Oct, 7-10 pm. 7:00 West Coast Swing or Other 8:00 Waltz or Other 9:00 Argentine Tango Beginner $10 per person for one session, stay for the others at no additional charge. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. The program will be adjusted for those attending. Invite others. Let me know if you are coming. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]


Wednesday 12 October 2022

English Country Dancing Beginner Series Week 3 of 4

Wed 12 Oct, 6-8 pm. First, we will be having a Small Group at UCG to teach the basics of English Country Dance. Have you come before but wish there had been more teaching? Want to learn the basic figures? Do you have a friend who might like to dance and this would be a good way to ease them into it? Would you like to hear again some of the basic figures—maybe have some questions answered? Want to review moves? Can you come to help and partner with new dancers? All are welcome. There is no charge for these workshops as they are sponsored by UCG. The class will be on Wednesday evenings beginning September 28 and ending October 19 at UCG in Reimer Hall (the same room as our regular dance). We will be there from 6 - 8. We will be using recorded music. Please join us. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Wed 12 Oct, 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]


Tuesday 11 October 2022

Shuffle Dance Meetup

Tue 11 Oct, 6 pm. Alternating Tuesdays with the Shuffle Circle. All levels and styles welcome. Follow us on Instagram @gnvshufflers for up to date info on events we are attending around town. Depot Park, 811 S Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. 352-575-3404. Momentum Dance Arts - [email][events]


Sunday 9 October 2022

DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 3 of 8

Sun 9 Oct, 4-5 pm. DFW, Dallas Fort Worth, Swingout beginners class 8-week session on Sundays starts September 25 with Smooth Flava Dance Gainesville Chapter. You must have a partner. Masks are required. Temperature checks upon entrance. All proceeds benefit I Am STEM Summer Camp. Cash App: $blssdfuture Paypal: www.paypal.me/blssdfuture. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. $10 per class per person. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]


Saturday 8 October 2022

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe with Global Jazz Quintet

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

Salsa Mundial Monthly Social

Sat 8 Oct, 8 pm-1 am. 8-9 PM: Pre-social lesson 9 PM-1 AM: Social Join us for another awesome night of dancing. Price: $12. Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334. Salsa Mundial - [website][events]


Friday 7 October 2022

LPT Salsa on Heartwood Soundstage

Fri 7 Oct, 8-11 pm. North Florida’s best all original salsa band returns to the Heartwood indoor stage. Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S Main Street, Gainesville. $12. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][events]


Thursday 6 October 2022

Bachata Boulevard Downtown

Thu 6 Oct, 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]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

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

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

Thu 6 Oct, 7-10 pm. 7:00 West Coast Swing or Other 8:00 Waltz or Other 9:00 Argentine Tango Beginner $10 per person for one session, stay for the others at no additional charge. If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact us to make arrangements you can afford. The program will be adjusted for those attending. Invite others. Let me know if you are coming. Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]


Wednesday 5 October 2022

English Country Dancing Beginner Series Week 2 of 4

Wed 5 Oct, 6-8 pm. First, we will be having a Small Group at UCG to teach the basics of English Country Dance. Have you come before but wish there had been more teaching? Want to learn the basic figures? Do you have a friend who might like to dance and this would be a good way to ease them into it? Would you like to hear again some of the basic figures—maybe have some questions answered? Want to review moves? Can you come to help and partner with new dancers? All are welcome. There is no charge for these workshops as they are sponsored by UCG. The class will be on Wednesday evenings beginning September 28 and ending October 19 at UCG in Reimer Hall (the same room as our regular dance). We will be there from 6 - 8. We will be using recorded music. Please join us. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]


Monday 3 October 2022

Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy

Mon 3 Oct, 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]


Sunday 2 October 2022

Contra Dance Weekend with Seth Tepfer and Kalos in Melrose

Sun 2 Oct, 12-3 pm. Friday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday afternoon: 12:00 - 3:00 pm Note: Single dances on weekends are $15 for adults, $30 for a weekend pass Weekend dances are $7.50 for youth age 18-25, $15 for a weekend pass. Children under 18 accompanied by adults are free. This is a private residence so proof of vaccination is required for all in attendance, including children and spectators. When booking: You must first be fully vaccinated and registered on the website dancingfish.dance. One ticket only (everyone makes their own booking). Select your booking category and send your booking. Pay for your booking using the Donate button on the website event page. Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

DFW Swingout Beginners Class with Wanda Lloyd 2 of 8

Sun 2 Oct, 4-5 pm. DFW, Dallas Fort Worth, Swingout beginners class 8-week session on Sundays starts September 25 with Smooth Flava Dance Gainesville Chapter. You must have a partner. Masks are required. Temperature checks upon entrance. All proceeds benefit I Am STEM Summer Camp. Cash App: $blssdfuture Paypal: www.paypal.me/blssdfuture. Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW First Street, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd, 904-537-7763. $10 per class per person. Smooth Flava Dance - [events]


Saturday 1 October 2022

Contra Dance Weekend with Seth Tepfer and Kalos in Melrose

Sat 1 Oct to Sun 2 Oct, 7-10 pm. Friday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday evening: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday afternoon: 12:00 - 3:00 pm Note: Single dances on weekends are $15 for adults, $30 for a weekend pass Weekend dances are $7.50 for youth age 18-25, $15 for a weekend pass. Children under 18 accompanied by adults are free. This is a private residence so proof of vaccination is required for all in attendance, including children and spectators. When booking: You must first be fully vaccinated and registered on the website dancingfish.dance. One ticket only (everyone makes their own booking). Select your booking category and send your booking. Pay for your booking using the Donate button on the website event page. Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance Black and White Ball with Ray and Eileen

Sat 1 Oct, 7:30-10 pm. Doors open at 7:30, dance mixer at 7:50 with dancing until 10 pm. Chance to dress to impress. Josh Angel will be DJing. Special refreshments and the coldest AC for dancing. Limited reserved seating, rsvp to attend. Cost is $15/pp, cash no cards. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

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