Salsa Downtown Ocala and Williston, Ballroom Dance Party, Bachata and Salsa Socials, Argentine Tango Milonga

Published: Fri, 09/22/23

Gainesville Ocala Swing and Social Dance Newsletter 2023-09-22

Salsa Downtown Ocala and Williston, Ballroom Dance Party, Bachata and Salsa Socials, Argentine Tango Milonga

Hello and Gainesville Ocala Social Dancers,

Beginning Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4 this coming Tuesday September 26 at 7 pm.

Thursdays West Coast Swing, Dance Practice Mix, and Argentine Tango with Andy. West Coast Swing is at 7 pm. Dance Practice Mix is from 8 to 9 pm. Argentine Tango by request at 6 pm.

Due to Yom Kippur, there is No Beginning Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy this Monday, September 25. Dancing continues on Mondays at 7 pm thereafter. $10 per night.

Community Coming Up

On Saturday September 23 come out for Baila Caliente Dancing at the Historic Downtown Square in Ocala from 6 to 9:30 pm at Downtown Historic Square, Ocala. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244.

On Saturday September 23 come out for Ballroom Dance Black and White 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 Sunday September 24 come out for Baila Caliente Dancing in Heritage Park at the Williston Fiesta from 11 am to 5 pm at Heritage Park, Williston. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244.

On Friday September 29 come out for Salsa Mundial Bachata Social from 8:15 pm to 12 am at Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334.

On Friday September 29 come out for Baila Caliente Salsa Social in Ocala from 8:30 pm to 1:30 am at Yoga Studio, 923 N Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1300, Ocala, 34475. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244.

On Saturday September 30 come out for Crooked Counsel at Lake Area Community Dance in Keystone Heights from 7:30 to 11 pm at Keystone Heights Woman's Club, 6747 Woman's Club Drive, Keystone Heights, 32656, $20.

On Saturday September 30 come out for Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna from 8 pm to 12 am at Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Andrea Pham, $20.


Confirm these sessions each week.

You can dance to live music at One Love Cafe and Celebration Pointe. See the calendar for who is playing when.

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 Tuesdays.

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 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Gate 4 at 7:30 pm.

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

Thursdays Swing Dance at Rosa B Williams at 7:30 pm.

Confirm all dance sessions before attending, especialy when students are on break and 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

For our beginners, here our video playlists of what we learn in class. At the bottom are songs to which you can practice.
Beginning Argentine Tango
Beginning Swing Dancing
Beginning West Coast Swing

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

Dancing is for all levels. Novices contact me. The sessions format is some instruction with mostly dancing. You learn to dance without any pushing and pulling. You learn the safest, easiest, and most natural way to dance with a partner. See

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

Tuesday September 26 Week 3 of 4
7:00 pm Beginning Swing
8:00 pm Beginning Argentine Tango
$70 for 4-weeks for beginning dancers
$10 per night for those with experience

6:00 pm Argentine Tango by request
7:00 pm West Coast Swing
8:00 pm Dance Practice Mix requests

No dancing on Monday September 25 due to Yom Kippur
7:00 pm Beginning Israeli Circle Dancing
8:00 pm Beginning Israeli 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. Our information may be inaccurate. Confirm with group leaders before attending any sessions. Confirm dates, times, policies, contact information, location, cost, etc.

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