Class Schedule

Meet Our Instructors

Map to Balboa Park Ballroom

Ballroom Etiquette

Photo Galleries





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:  Jim Beaver

Immediate Past President:  Karen  du Fau

Vice President:  Rosa Cansino

Membership Chair and Trustee: Barbara Waldowski

Secretary: Tim Waldowski

Treasurer - Books:  Riny Ledgerwood

Treasurer - Cash:  Tammy Ying

IDA Delegate:  Dorothy Jenison

IDA Delegate:  Tim Waldowski

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.



We are cancelled the last weekend in May, the 29th and 31th


Our next Party Night is June 12, hosted by Yolanda Vargas


May Schedule


We are teaching Waltz and Slow 2 Step





It looks like we are dancing all Friday's and Sunday's in June, dances will be Tango and Hustle




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 performing really be addictive? Yes and no. In the medical sense, dancing and performing are definitely not addictive, but many dancers report getting a "rush" from being on stage. While dancing, the body releases endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain that are responsible for positive moods. Endorphins also act like natural painkillers, so even after hours of gruelling rehearsal, dancers don't necessarily feel their aching muscles and joints when they're on stage. Once they start dancing, many people find it hard to quit because the enjoyment factor is so compelling. It's hard to find something else to take its place since few other activities make them feel so connected and alive.