West Coast Swing Dance Friday, Argentine Tango Practica Tuesday, Social Dance in High Springs

Published: Fri, 08/04/23

Gainesville Ocala Swing and Social Dance Newsletter 2023-07-21

West Coast Swing Dance Friday, Argentine Tango Practica Tuesday, Social Dance in High Springs

Hello and Gainesville Ocala Social Dancers,

I have separated the weekly ongoing events from the upcoming events on the dance calendar. This way you can more easily identify the weekly classes from the various dances and special events. As always, you should confirm all events before showing up. In particular, you should confirm the weekly events because we do not get regularly informed when people make changes. Send us event information we have not posted.

On Tuesday August 8, we are trying out an Argentine Tango Practica with Andy from 8 to 10 pm at Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. This is a casual practice session. Instruction provided by request. Teachers are welcome to instruct their students. For all levels. No partner needed. Beginners are welcome. $10

Our little group has been expanding. For the sheer joy of moving to music, nothing beats Israeli dancing. We are doing easy dances during the summer and will continue into the fall. Take advantage of our Beginning Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy on Mondays at 7 pm. $10

Come out every Thursday for Argentine Tango, Hustle!, and Dance Practice Mix with Andy. Hustle! is at 7 pm. Dance Practice Mix is from 8 to 9 pm. During the dance practice we take requests for dances. We typically play each dance two or three times. Some of the dances are Bolero, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Lindy, Nightclub Two Step, Rumba, Texas Two Step, Waltz, and West Coast Swing. If you need some instruction for any of the dances, we will help you out. If you would like to learn a dance, let us know which ones.

Community this Week

Lots of dance opportunities coming up in Gainesville and Ocala.

You can dance to live music over the weekend and during the week at One Love Cafe. See the calendar for who is playing when.

On Friday August 4 come out for West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Avenue, Suite 402, Ocala, 34471. Carol Smith, 352-361-9202, $10.

On Friday August 11 come out for Social Dancing in High Springs from 7 to 9 pm at High Springs Civic Center, 330 NW 240 Street, High Springs, 32643. Ken Najorka at 407-721-9711 or Katherine at 321-243-1907.

On Saturday August 12 come out for Ballroom Dance Back to School Party with Ray and Eileen from 7:30 to 10 pm at Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742.

On Saturday August 12 come out for Salsa Mundial Monthly Social from 8 pm to 1 am at Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334, $15.


Confirm these sessions each week.

Mondays and Tuesdays take Bachata and Salsa with Salsa Mundial.

Mondays and Wednesdays take Baila Caliente Salsa Dance Lessons at Gainesville’s 5 Star Comedy & Jazz Event Center, 534 N. Main Street at 6 pm. Baila Caliente is in Ocala on Wednesdays.

Mondays thru Fridays go Ballroom Dancing at Arthur Murray in Ocala at 304 SW Broadway St, Ocala, FL 34471, 352-231-8485.

Tuesdays take Sip N Swing Balboa and Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons at The Bull downtown at 6 pm.

Tuesdays and Thursdays join Club Ballroom with K Smooth at Rosa B Williams Center at 7 pm.

Wednesdays join the UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper at the Reitz Union at 5:15 pm.

Wednesdays take Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Lessons at the Reitz Union at 6:30 pm.

Wednesdays take West Coast Swing Beginner Class in Ocala at PM Respiratory at 7:30 pm

Confirm all dance sessions before attending, especialy when students are on break and during summer when some regular classes are on hiatus. See the calendar for details for each session and for more dancing. Our information may be inaccurate.

Dancing with Andy

Let me know if you are coming. Not required. You can drop in. Invite others.

The sessions format is some instruction with mostly dancing. Dancing is for all levels. Novices contact me.

At Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 23 Blvd, around the left side, 1/2 mile east of Fresh Market.

7 - 8 pm Swing by request
8 - 10 pm Argentine Tango Practica

6:00 pm Argentine Tango by request
7:00 pm Hustle!
8:00 pm Dance Practice Mix requests

Mondays Throughout the Summer
7:00 pm Beginning Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing

If you are inclined to dance on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, pay for two nights and the third night the same week is free.

If financial considerations keep you from dancing, make arrangements with me to pay what you can afford.

Private lessons are available.

Happy Dancing,

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Gainesville and Ocala Dance Calendar

For details for events see the
Gainesville and Ocala Dance Calendar

Confirm All Dance Sessions and Covid Policies Before Attending

See the calendar for details for each session. As you know, the situation can change at any time. However, our information may be inaccurate. Confirm with group leaders before attending any sessions. Confirm dates, times, vaccination and mask policies, contact information, location, cost, etc.

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