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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

"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 & Party Director:  Rosa Cansino

Secretary:  Mark Wood

Treasurer - Books:  Riny Ledgerwood

Treasurer - Cash:  Tammy Ying

Membership Chair:  Mauricio Romero

IDA Delegate:  Dorothy Jenison

IDA Delegate:  Jeanne Waite

IDA Delegate:  Tim Waldowski



Contact Us: bpballroomdancers@gmail.com

 

Announcements

 

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 dancing every Friday and Sunday in July except for July 4, Friday, where we are cancelled

 

 



July Schedule

 

We are teaching Foxtrot and Salsa

 

 


 

Our Next Party Night


Our Next Party Night is at 6:45 p.m. Friday August 8 at the Balboa Park Club

 

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 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

 

Did you know? The word 'ballroom' denotes a room where balls may be held: that is: formal social dances. Balls were important social events in the days before radio and television (as in 'having a ball'). The word 'ball' derives from the Latin 'ballare' meaning 'to dance'. This is also the origin of the related words : ballet, ballerina, ballad, etc. Note that this origin is quite different from that of a 'ball': a round object used for games. This derives from the Old Norse : 'bollr', meaning 'to inflate'.