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 the dance being taught in the 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!

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
 6:45-7:30pm: Inter/Adv. Salsa lesson
 7:30-8:15pm: All levels Bachata lesson
 8:15pm-12am: Salsa dancing (Bachata dancing in separate room)

Attire: Casual to cocktail attire

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

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March Dance Night Out

Swing dancers having fun

Swing Dancing at The Breakaway

Tuesday March 24, 2020 | 8:30-10:45pm

Come practice your East Coast Swing (and Lindy Hop) with us at The Breakaway in Oakland!

Location: Veteran's Building, 200 Grand Ave. Oakland

Beginning "Taster" Swing lesson
  9-10:45pm: Swing dancing

Attire: Very casual to cocktail attire
Price: $8
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Upcoming Dance Nights Out

Stay tuned for more details on dates and venues.
April – Waltz / Ballroom
May – West Coast Swing
June – Country Two Step (hopefully!)

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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