San Diego Dancing Calendar

San Diego Dancing Calendar 2017-08-17T02:40:11+00:00

Dance San Diego is a weekly calendar directory of San Diego dancing. It features dancing in the greater San Diego area including venues, dance bands, Latin clubs, lodges, dance studios and artists/musicians. For San Diego locals and tourists, we feature dance venues for social dancers including tango, salsa, bachata, cha cha and merengue, milongas, jitterbug, swing era including Balboa & Lindy hop, East & West Coast Swing and social ballroom dancing, (click photo or DanceTime.com for more information on dancing world wide)!

Dance Calendar, August 17th – 23rd, 2017

(What’s the difference between jitterbug, Lindy hop, East & West Coast Swing?)

Thursday San Diego dancing, August 17, 2017

  • The Retro Rocketts, The Sea Monks @ Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Nights, 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Robin Henkel @ Nate’s Garden Grill, 6-8 PM
  • U.S. Navy Band Southwest -32nd Street Brass Band @ Solana Beach Concerts Cove, 6 PM
  • Erika Davies @ Westgate Hotel Sunset Poolside Jazz Series, 6:30 PM
  • Bayou Brothers @ Lemon Grove Berrry Street Park, 6:30 PM
  • Emerald River @ Balboa Twilight Park, 6:30 PM
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo’s, 8-11 PM, $5
  • Tomcat Courtney @ Proud Mary’s, 6-9 PM
  • Sabor Thursdays, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue live bands @ Cafe Sevilla,8 PM
  • Tangralaa Milonga (Nuevo tango), DJ Jotan @ Dance North County Studio, 9 PM, $10
  • West Coast Swing  (& Zouk) Thursdays Party @ Starlight Studio, 8 PM, $5

Dance Music Deejay

(Dance Music Playlists ft. Latin, ballroom, swing, C&W, tango & more …click here)

Friday San Diego dancing, August 18, 2017

  • Gino and the Lone Gunmen, Jonnie Fox & More @ Escondido Cruisin’, 5-9 PM
  • Manny Cepeda Orchestra @ Salsa Under the Stars @ Headquarters Seaport Village, 6-9 PM
  • JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay@ Carlsbad TGIF (Alga Norte Comm Park), 6-8 PM
  • LifeLike @ Mission Hills Concert in Park, 6-8 PM
  • The Heroes @ El Cajon Dinner Concert Prescott Prom, 6-8 PM
  • the Cat-illacs @ Carmel Mtn Ranch Plaza, 6-8 PM
  • Euphoria Brass Band @ Panama 66 Balboa Park, 6-8 PM
  • Sue Palmer @ Encinitas Elks, 7-11 PM, $10
  • Mercedes Moore @ Kona Kai Resort, 7-10 PM
  • Jennifer Keith Quintet @ Viejas Lobby Bar, 8 PM
  • Three Chord Justice @ Mainstream Bar & Grill, 8 PM
  • Zzymzzy Sextet CD Release Party & Dance @ Queen Bees’, 8-11 PM
  • Bill Magee @ Proud Mary’s, 7-10 PM
  • Mogo Working @ Crush Solana Beach, 8-10 PM
  • Flipside Burners @ Full Circle Saloon (Santee), 9 PM
  • Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers @ Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen Vista, 9-11:30 PM
  • The Upshots @ Cat Eye Club, 9:30-11:30 PM
  • Shay and the Hustle @ The Rabbit Hole, 10 PM
  • No Dance Party @ Champion Ballroom, 7-9:30 PM, $12
  • Balboa Park Dancers Social (normally 2nd Fridays) @ Balboa Park Club, 6:45 PM, 
  • Sin Nombre Tango Milonga @ Movement Ctr., 9:30 PM, $10, $5 FTS
  • Ballroom Dance Party @ Synergy Dance Zone, 8 PM, $5, $3 FTS, (weekly),
  • Westie Jam @ Dancessense Studio, 7 PM (hosts: Brandon & Annette), $10
  • Salsa & Bachata Torch Fridays @ Dance For 2, 8 PM, $10

Couple dancing to bachata music & bachata songs

(Watch & listen to these great bachata songs by the top bachata artists & musicians)

Saturday San Diego dancing, August 19, 2017

  • Pat Ellis & Blue Frog Band @ McP’s Irish Pub, 9 PM
  • Ben Powell @ Nate’s Garden Grill, 12-2 PM
  • Flipside Burners & 2nd Band @ Legacy Brewery Oceanside, 1-4 PM
  • Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay@ UTC Plaza Unplugged, 12-2 PM
  • The Legends & movie @ Carmel Mtn. Ranch Rec Ctr., 6-8 PM
  • Nathan James @ Black Plague Brewing (Oceanside), 7:30-9:30 PM
  • Jennifer Keith Quintet @ Viejas Lobby Bar, 8 PM
  • Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay @ Kona Kai Resort, 7-10 PM
  • The Archtones @ US Grant Hotel Grant Grill, 8 PM
  • Hot Rhythm Lounge @ Crown Dance Studio, 8 PM
  • Ballroom Dance Party @ Starlight Studio, 6:30 PM, $10
  • Ashley’s Tea Dance Party @ Champion Ballroom, 4-7 PM, $10
  • USA San Diego Dance Party @ Dancessense Studio,7-11 PM, $10
  • No dance party @ Infinity Studio, 7 PM, $12
  • Innovations WCS @ Starlight Studio, 8 PM
  • Milonga Nocturna Tango @ Dance For 2 Studio, 9 PM, $12/$8 FTS

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

(Watch video clips of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers best movie dance scenes)

Sunday San Diego dancing, August 20, 2017

  • Fuzzy Rankins Blues Band @ Barefoot Bar & Grill, 12-4 PM
  • BLUSD International Blues Challenge, Round 2@ Tio Leo’s, 1-5 PM
  • Flipside Burners @ Coyote Bar & Grill (Carlsbad), 1-4:30 PM
  • Hotshot Drifters @ Schwaesdall Winery, 1-4 PM
  • Jazz Jammers @ AFCDJS Concerts, Lafayette Hotel, Mississippi Room, 1-4 PM, $15
  • The Cat-illacs @ Seaport Village (E. Plaza Gazebo), 1-4 PM
  • Ginger Cowgirl & The Silver Spurs @ Coronado Ferry Landing, 2-5 PM
  • Robin Henkel Band @ Lestat’s, 5:30-7 PM
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Panama 66 Balboa Park, 6-8 PM
  • Marty Conley’s Big Band Express @ Encinitas Elks, 6-8 PM, $10
  • Jennifer Keith Quintet @ Coronado Concerts Park, 6 PM
  • No Dance Party @ Infinity Studio, 7-11 PM, $10
  • Jitterbug Club San Diego @ Dance For 2, 7 PM, $9 (1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays)
  • WCS San Diego Swing Dance Club @ El Cajon Elks Lodge, 4-7 PM

(Watch dance clips & read about Cajun music & zydeco dancing!)

Monday San Diego dancing, August 21, 2017

  • Swing Dance Under the Dome @ SD Central Library, 6:30-8 PM
  • Whitney Shay & Adam Eros & Rancho Bernardo Inn, 6-9 PM
  • Michelle Lundeen @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live, 7-11 PM, $5
  • Monday Westie Practice (WCS) @ Movement Center, 8:30 PM (2nd & 4th)
  • Bonneville 7 @ Bahia Belle Cruises, 8:30 PM-12:15 AM
  • The Upshots @ Cafe 21,  6:30-9:30 PM

(Click to watch the top  swing dancers worldwide)

Tuesday San Diego dancing, August 22, 2017

  • Coronado Concert Band @ Balboa Twilight Park, 6:30 PM
  • Robin Henkel @ House Of Blues, 7-9 PM
  • Sue Palmer Motel Swing Quintet @ Tio Leo’s, 7:30-10 PM, $10
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live, 7-11 PM, $5
  • Social Dance CW & Swing @ Kearny Mesa Moose, 6:30, $5
  • Paddy’s Chicken Jam @ Patrick’s Pub, 9 PM,
  • The Stilettos 50’s/60’s Night @ Henry’s Pub, 9 PM
  • WC Swing @ Tango del Rey, 8:30 PM, $7
  • Salsa Torch Tuesdays @ Dance For 2, Before 8:30 PM $8, after $10
  • Kaliente Tuesdays Merengue, Bachata & Salsa @ Sevilla, 8:30 PM, $8

Dancers dancing to salsa dance music

(Click to watch & listen to top salsa dance music songs)

Wednesday San Diego dancing, August 23, 2017

  • Fuzzy Rankins – Jazz 88.3 Blues Jams @ Proud Mary’s, 6:30 PM
  • Boss Jazz w/Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club, 7-9 PM
  • Jazz Jammers @ Fuddruckers Grossmont Ctr. 6-8 PM
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lion Series@ Panama 66, 6 PM, 8:30 PM
  • The Upshots @ Patrick’s Irish Pub, 9 PM
  • The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies @ Queen Bee’s, 9 PM, 
  • Salsa & Bachata Wednesdays @ Cafe Sevilla,
  • In The Mix – Social Ballroom Dance Party @ Dance For 2, 8 PM, $10

Salsa Dancing Couple

(Watch salsa cabaret, On 2, On 1, club style, smooth & basic lesson here)

Thursday San Diego dancing, August 24, 2017

  • Flipside Burners@ The Saddle Bar (Solana Beach), 9:30 PM
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ Balboa Twilight Park, 6:30 PM
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Tio Leo’s, 8-11 PM, $5
  • Tomcat Courtney @ Proud Mary’s, 6-9 PM
  • Casey Henley @ Crush Solana Beach, 7 PM
  • Sabor Thursdays, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue live bands @ Cafe Sevilla,8 PM
  • Tangralaa Milonga (Nuevo tango), DJ Jotan @ Dance North County Studio, 9 PM, $10
  • West Coast Swing  (& Zouk) Thursdays Party @ Starlight Studio, 8 PM, $5

Wedding couple dancing to wedding Reception Songs

(Check out these popular different styles of wedding receptions songs)