Latin Dance Socials in Gainesville and Ocala, Ballroom Dance, Contra Weekend, Beginning Argentine Tango and Practica, We

Published: Fri, 08/25/23

Gainesville Ocala Swing and Social Dance Newsletter 2023-08-25

Latin Dance Socials in Gainesville and Ocala, Ballroom Dance, Contra Weekend, Beginning Argentine Tango and Practica, West Coast Swing

Hello and Gainesville Ocala Social Dancers,

Tango Tuesdays Beginning Class Followed by Argentine Tango Practica with Andy on Tuesdays with instruction at 6:30 pm and practice from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. For all levels. No partner needed. $10

Thursdays West Coast Swing, Dance Practice Mix, and Argentine Tango with Andy. Since we got so good at Hustle!, we are now moving on to West Coast Swing on Thursdays. We will still do some Hustle! during our Dance Mix. West Coast Swing is at 7 pm. Dance Practice Mix is from 8 to 9 pm. Argentine Tango by request at 6 pm. The Dance Mix includes Bolero, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Lindy, Nightclub Two Step, Rumba, Texas Two Step, Waltz, and West Coast Swing, and whatever else. 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. $10

Mondays Beginning Israeli Circle and Partner Dancing with Andy at 7 pm. $10

Community this Week

On Friday August 25 come out for Salsa Mundial Bachata Social at 8 pm at Salsa Mundial Dance Studio, 3501 SW 2nd Ave, Suite G, Gainesville. 352-433-4334, $15.

On Friday August 25 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 August 26 come out for Fancy Fanviels with Anais Fatale from 1 to 3 pm at Salsa Mundial Studio, 3501 SW 2 Avenue, Suite G, Gainesville.

On Saturday August 26 come out for Ballroom Dance 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 26 come out for Baila Caliente Ladies Night Social in Gainesville from 8:30 pm to 2 am at Gainesville’s 5 Star Comedy & Jazz Event Center, 534 N. Main Street, Gainesville. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244.

On Sunday August 27 come out for Remembrance of Nitin C. Jayaswal from 4 to 8 pm at The Wooly, 20 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601.

Friday thru Sunday September 1-3 come out for Contra Dance Weekend with Bob Isaacs and Gaye Fifer with ReelPlay and Hot Coffee Breakdown from at the Dancing Fish, 6220 Dogwood Lane, Melrose.

On Saturday September 2 come out for Swing Theory at Arthur Murray in Ocala from 7 to 9 pm at Arthur Murray Dance Center, 304 SW Broadway, St. B, Ocala, 34470.


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 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.

Tuesdays Tango
6:30 pm Argentine Tango Instruction
7:30 - 9:30 pm Argentine Tango Practica

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

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,

[email protected]

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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