Class Schedule

Meet Our Instructors

Map to Balboa Park Ballroom

Ballroom Etiquette

Photo Galleries



Dancing in Balboa Park




Class Schedule

Fridays: 7:30 pm & 8:20 pm
Sundays: 7:00 pm & 7:50 pm

Doors open at 6:45 pm both nights.

Special Dance Times
See monthly schedule for dates when our dance space will be closed or dances held at an alternate location.

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Class Schedule



On December 12, 2014 at our annual Holiday Party, Balboa Park Dancers were gifted the time and energies of five very talented photographers from PAG - Photo Arts Group for our Holiday goal of raising money for Father Joe's Village.


PAG meets monthly and is a non profit photography club and cooperative formed to foster photographic arts in San Diego County.


Each guest photographer has a featured BPD gallery.  You may be featured in one or more of them.  Our photographers provided high resolution files suitable for framing to share and enjoy.


Thank you Eric Johnson, Jack Quintero, Tom Rossi, Phyllis Celmer. and Judy Olesen for making us all look soo good!


View each photographer’s BPD photographs by visiting the Photo Galleries.


Thank you PAG!

"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals." - Charles Baudelaire

Balboa Park Dancers Ballroom Dance Club

San Diego, California


Balboa Park Dancers  meet weekly on Friday and Sunday nights at the historic Balboa Park Club in Balboa Park.  We provide an inspiring environment and huge hardwood dance floor for learning and improving dance skills. 


Couples and those without partners are welcome.  Lower-heeled, closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are recommended for dancing.  For more tips, check our Ballroom Etiquette page.


Each night we teach group lessons in 3 levels of instruction, beginning, intermediate, and advanced, in one smooth or standard ballroom dance and one rhythm or Latin style, changing dances monthly.  Both lessons cost only $3 for members and $5 for non-members.  During the year, we cover ballroom dances and more:  Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Rumba, Samba, Cha-cha, Hustle, Viennese Waltz, Bolero, Salsa, Eastcoast and Westcoast Swing.  Our teaching generally follows the  USISTD Syllabus.

The second Friday of each month is usually a party night of social dancing and mixers with only one special lesson provided by our Host/DJ.  The entrance fee for members is free; non-members pay just $5.  Occasionally a party night may include live music or performances.  Check the schedule to see where and when we are dancing.

Dancers are encouraged to change partners during class and during general dancing sessions, so it is not necessary to arrive with a partner.   Switch out those two left feet!  Have fun, get some exercise, and meet your fellow dancers.

To receive email updates, please sign up for our free  NewsNotes  listed on the left hand side of this page.   All dancers must subscribe to receive these updates.


Annual Schedule


Jan: Viennese Waltz, Slow Two Step

July: Foxtrot, Salsa

February: Tango, Cha-Cha

August: Quickstep, Bolero

March: Foxtrot, Salsa

September: Waltz, East Coast Swing

April: Quickstep, Rumba

October: Tango, Cha-Cha

May: Waltz, Slow Two Step

November: Foxtrot, Samba

June: Tango, Hustle

December: Waltz, West Coast Swing


Your Board of Directors

President & Board Chair:  Tim Waldowski

Immediate Past President:  Jim Beaver

Vice President:  Riny Legerwood

Membership Chair and Trustee: Barbara Waldowski

Secretary: Luis Leon

Treasurer - Books:  John Schnabel

Treasurer - Cash:  Tammy Ying

IDA Delegate:  Dorothy Jenison

IDA Delegate:  Karen du Fau

IDA Delegate:  James Wang

Contact Us:





To receive an email announcing our monthly schedule, plus immediate notification of any cancellation or move to another building, select NewsNotes on the left hand side of this page.

On August 28th we are holding the election to fill the Treasurer of Books board position.  Maria Sandstrom has been nominated by board.  Members in good standing can submit their names to the nominating committe for consideration.



August Schedule

We are dark on August 21st - the War Memorial Building is unavailable.  Our party night is August 14th with Vanessa Williams hosting.



August Classes

We are teaching Quickstep and Bolero.







What we teach

Whether it be ballroom, latin, swing or nightclub dancing,   Balboa Park Dancers Ballroom Dance Club has something for you!

We meet twice a week, on Friday and Sunday evenings and hold two lessons per evening.

Both lessons cost only $3 for members and $5 for non-members. 

Memberships are $20 per 12 month period  (January through December), and include free admission to monthly Party Nights.

Memberships are available from our Membership Chair and our Cashiers, just inside the ballroom.  We accept cash, or checks only with approved ID.

Click HERE to see the Class Schedule of what we are teaching this month


Can someone dance if he or she has a disability? Yes. Men and women with a disability around the world actively participate in both amateur and professional dance. Professional modern dance companies, such as Axis Dance Company in California and CandoCo in the United Kingdom, choreograph for mixed-ability ensembles of disabled and non-disabled dancers. More and more dance studios are also offering dance classes for people of all abilities.