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

Balboa Park Dancers Ballroom Dance Club

San Diego, California


Balboa Park Dancers  meets 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 class night we teach group lessons at 3 levels of instruction, beginning, intermediate, and advanced, in one smooth or standard ballroom dance and one rhythm or latin style, changing dances monthly; we have practice time before and after the classes. Admission costs only $4 for members, $6 for non-members, $4 for active military with ID, and $4 for full-time students with ID.  During the year, we cover ballroom dances and more:  Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Rumba, Samba, Cha-cha, Hustle, Viennese Waltz, Bolero, Salsa, East Coast Swing, and West Coast 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 $6.  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. Of course during this time of Covid some may rotate less.   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 Dance Calendar


January Viennese Waltz Nightclub Two Step
February American/International Tango Cha-Cha-Cha
March Foxtrot Samba
April Waltz Nightclub Two Step
May Quickstep Rumba
June American/International Tango Hustle
July Foxtrot Cha-Cha-Cha
August Waltz Bolero
September American/International Tango East Coast Swing
October Foxtrot Samba
November Quickstep Rumba
December Waltz West Coast Swing


Your Board of Directors

President & Board Chair:  Barbara Waldowski

Immediate Past President:  Tim Waldowski

Vice President:  Tammy Ying

Membership Chair and Trustee: Maria Sandstrom

Treasurer - Receipts:  Rosa Cansino

IDA Delegate:  Dorothy Jenison

IDA Delegate:  James Wang

Contact Us: President:

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                      Information Line: 858-859-1926

July Schedule

We are teaching Foxtrot and Cha-Cha-Cha. Classes are canceled on the 12th, 19th, and 26th. Due to the cancellations there will be no party in July.

Parking Issue

Information on the parking lot change is here.



The club now has a Facebook page.  Please visit and join to receive the latest updates.


Remember to look at the current and past calendar pages for videos of the monthly dances and music suggestions.


Lost and found

If you leave an item in the ballroom it is possible our final walk through catches it and it goes into our storage area.  If you forget an item check with a member of the board on your next visit.


Current members can renew in the ballroom before class New members can join in the ballroom also before class. Membership is $21 per calendar year.


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.


Some email services will filter or block the NewsNotes messages.  If you don't receive our email at least once a month contact us to resolve the problem.


If you are a member and we don't have a current email addess you may not get  last minute notifications.


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.  We have beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes running at the same time so you advance at your own pace.

Both lessons cost only $4 for members, $6 for non-members, and $4 for students and military. 

Memberships are $21 per 12 month period  (January through December), and include free admission to monthly Party Nights.

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


Did you know? Estimated ticket sales for 2004 dance performances reached $212,682,000.