Come Out Dancing with Us!

I organize regular “Dance Nights Out” at beginner-friendly venues in the East Bay. Dance Nights Out are a great opportunity to dip your toes into “real world” dancing with the safety of myself and fellow students by your side.

The dance style and venue varies (usually corresponding with the dance I'm teaching in my Level 2 group class that month).

We usually go places where there is a beginning drop-in lesson before the dancing begins. This way there's no experience necessary, and you can bring friends and family along for a fun evening out!

January Dance Night February!


Viennese Waltz & more at East Bay Waltz

Saturday February 8, 2020 | 7pm–12am

Come dancing with us at East Bay Waltz*. This is a fun and friendly venue that welcomes people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations. Plenty of slow and fast Waltzes* will be played, as well as several Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha's and more.

If you wonder why our "January" Dance Night will be in February, it's because East Bay Waltz's January dance happens after only 1 Viennese Waltz class with me at the YMCA. Going in February means you'll have a full 4 weeks of class under your belts!

* Note: Cross-Step (slow) and Rotary (fast) are the main styles of Waltz taught/danced at this venue. However, the music is the same as for the ballroom Waltz (slow) and Viennese Waltz (fast) that I teach in my classes.

Location: Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St (@ University Ave), Berkeley

Beg & Inter Lessons (concurrent in separate rooms)
   9pm-12am: Dancing to DJ'd waltz, polka, swing, salsa & more

Attire: Come as you are!—from super casual to slightly fancy

Price: $12 lesson & dance; $8 dance only

         More Info at

February Dance Night Out

Salsa dancing

Salsa at the new Allegro Ballroom

Sunday February 23, 2020 | 6pm–12am

Come practice your Salsa at the Allegro Ballroom's beautiful, spacious new location. There will also be a separate room where you can dance Bachata if you'd like.

Location: Allegro Ballroom, 12012 San Pablo Ave, Richmond (in the same building as Grocery Outlet)

Beg. Salsa lesson
 7-8pm: Inter/Adv. Salsa lesson
 8-8:45pm: Beg. Bachata lesson (in separate room)
 8pm-12am: DJ'd Salsa dance

Attire: Casual to cocktail attire

Price: $15 lessons & dance; $10 dance only

         More Info at

Upcoming Dance Nights Out

Stay tuned for more details on dates and venues.
March – East Coast Swing
April – Waltz / Ballroom

Get Invited to Dance Nights Out

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

You will be added to my Dance Night Out Google group, a low-volume list. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Gus, group class student

I had a really nice time out dancing with everyone. And thank you, Brandee, for dancing the Foxtrot with me—it was good 'real world' experience and helped with my confidence.

Gus Baldauf
Dance with Brandee

Additional Offerings

Brittney & Frankie's fabulous Foxtrot

Wedding Dance Lessons

Don’t want to "look like fools" on your first dance? Want to do more than just “hug & sway”?
Private Dance Lessons: Couple Dancing

Private Lessons

Do you want to learn how to dance without the pressure of a group class?

Group Classes

Fun, supportive ballroom dance classes – You MUST be a Berkeley YMCA member