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Special shorter holiday prep classes and exciting dance events coming your way!



Nov-Dec 2019 Classes


Beginning Cha-Cha

Cha-cha is snappy, fun and perfect for all kinds of pop music as well as the great uptempo Latin songs that have been showing up lately. This class covers the basics, plus style and fun combos so you can take it for a night out right away. You'll also find Cha-cha at all the Salsa clubs, so you can dance it all over town! No partner or experience necessary.

Dates: 5 Sundays (Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15)
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 100, Encinitas
Fee: $75/person

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Beginning Viennese Waltz

Have you ever dreamed of dancing at a glamorous “fairy-tale” Waltz ball? Now is your chance! Come learn this classic, elegant dance in our 5-week intensive. The class will cover the 3 basic patterns in traditional Viennese Waltz (yes, there are only 3 main moves!), plus essential info on navigating on a fast-moving dance floor, and tips on style, posture, and etiquette. You'll also have *two* opportunities to use your new skills! You can attend our Dec 28th New Year's Eve dance, and in early 2020 you can dance at San Diego’s very own Vienna-style ball! Join us and make it a night to remember! (Event Info below.) Familiarity with ballroom fundamentals is recommended. Please wear leather-soled shoes. Partners recommended but not required.

Dates: 5 Sundays (Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15)
Time: 7-8pm
Location: Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 100, Encinitas
Fee: $75/person

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Intro to West Coast Swing: Part 2

In Part 2, you'll meet the exciting 8-count West Coast Swing moves—the "Whip" and its variations with rotations and twirls! These moves are danced intermixed with 6-count steps, so we'll address how to lead and follow the difference between the two for clarity and smooth connection. Partners recommended. Prior introductory West Coast Swing class and/or familiarity with West Coast Swing 6-count basics recommended.

Dates: 4 Thursdays: Oct 24, Nov 7, 14, 21 (no class 10/31)
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 100, Encinitas
Fee: $64/person

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Studio Events


4th Saturday Swing Dance – Nov 23


This month is Thanksgiving, and we're grateful for… YOU!

It's a lovely rockin' time every 4th Saturday at Dance North County! You'll be able to dance all Swing styles—East and West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Lindyhop, Charleston—plus a bit of country (Two-Step, Waltz, etc) as well!

Christy Johnson will be teaching the warmup classes this month and bringing a little Foxtrot to the mix. Foxtrot, Jitterbug and Country Two-Step all have the same timing, so Christy will be showing you how to intermix these dances for a super fun gliding and twirling blend!

Date: Sat. Nov 23
TIme: 7-9:30pm (doors open 6:45pm)
7-8pm: "Jitterbug Swing Meets Foxtrot" Class
8-9:30pm: General Dancing
Attire: Smart-casual, leather-soled shoes recommended
Cost: $10/person at door
Special for Thanksgiving: Bring a friend and pay only half price: $5 each!

Light refreshments and water provided. (And we'd love you to bring your favorite snack to share!)




New Year's Eve Dance Party! – Dec 28


Our end-of-the-year 4th Saturday Swing will be a very special New Year's Eve dance! We're pulling out all the stops, and you're invited! It's time toast to the ending of a decade and celebrate the beginning of a new one!


In honor of New Year's, we'll be serving up fine music, elegant snacks, and a champagne toast—at midnight Central time, a.k.a. 10pm in San Diego! Shine up your shoes and don your fine attire. Cocktail and elegant vintage is the style du jour!


You'll be able to dance all Swing styles—East and West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Lindyhop, Charleston—plus a bit of country (Two-Step, Waltz, etc), and we're including a bit of ballroom for this glamorous event as well!


Liz O'Grady will be teaching warmup classes: 30 minutes of Swing dancing, and 30 minutes of Ballroom dancing, so you'll be as refreshed as possible for the dance.


Date: Sat. Dec 28
TIme: 7-11pm (doors open 6:45pm)
7-7:30pm: Beg Jitterbug Swing Class
7:30-8pm: Beg Ballroom (box-based moves)
8-11pm: General Dancing
Attire: Elegant cocktail and vintage attire
Cost: $20/person
RSVP: Call or text Liz at 760-525-7331
Light hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast included. (And you're still welcome to bring your favorite snack to share!)
Please RSVP so we know how much champagne to bring! ;-D




Events On the Town


"Viennese Nights" Victorian Ball – Sat, Feb 1, 2020


Join us at the beautiful "Viennese Nights" ball and experience the magic of a traditional, romantic Vienna Waltz Ball!

This special annual event features a live orchestra playing the classical waltzes of Tchaikovsky and Strauss as well as exhilarating polkas and other vintage dances. You'll get to dance in the historic Balboa Park Club Building, built in 1915, and enjoy the pageantry of period costumes and vintage dances from the era.

Please contact us for group ticket pricing and to be seated at our table.

Read more at: https://sdvintagedance.org/