San Diego Dancing Calendar

San Diego Dancing Calendar 2017-11-23T04:46:20+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, Nov 16th to Nov 24th!

(Watch top ballroom dancing performances and read about ballroom dancing here)

Thursday San Diego dancing, November 16, 2017

  • Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay @ Kona Kai Resort, 6 PM -9 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 Thursdays @ Starlight Studio, 8 PM, $5

(Check out all the West Coast Swing dance venues in West Coast San Diego weekly

Friday San Diego dancing, November 17, 2017

  • Buzz Campbell & Hot Rod Lincoln @ Pala Casino, 11:30-3:30 PM
  • Manny Cepeda Orchestra @ Salsa Under the Stars Hdqt. Seaport Village, 6 PM
  • Sue Palmer Quintet @ Panama 66 (Balboa Park), 6-7:50 PM
  • ALIAS Variety Dance Band @ Vista Elks, 6:30-9:30  (reservations),
  • Missy & Heine Andersen and Sharifah @ Proud Mary’s, 7-10 PM
  • Whitney Shay Quartet @ Grant Grill (US Grant Hotel), 8 PM
  • Gino and  the Lone Gunmen @ Riviera Supper Club, 9 PMRobin Henkel & Whitney Shay @ Union Kitchen, 6-9 PM
  • The Upshots @ Cat Eye Club, 9:30-11:30 PM
  • Jukebox Kings @ Encinitas Elks, 7-11 PM, $10
  • Mojo Working @ Crush Solana Beach, 7 PM
  • NEW Swing Out Social @ Momentum Dance Co. 8-11 PM, $5 cash only, 1st, 3rd & 5th  Fridays
  • 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
  • Mad Hat Hucksters, Frim Fram@ VMMC, 8:30-11:30 PM
  • Ballroom Dance Party @ Synergy Dance Zone, 8 PM, $5, $3 FTS, (weekly),
  • No Dance Party @ Champion, 7-9:30 PM, $12
  • Salsa Dancing @ 4 Points Sheraton, 8:30 PM, $10
  • Salsa Dancing @ Tango del Rey (Majesty in Motion), 8:30 PM, $10
  • Salsa & Bachata Torch Fridays @ Dance For 2, 8 PM, $10

Dance Styles

(Check out all the different types of dance styles here or photo)

Saturday San Diego dancing, November 18, 2017

  • Buzz Campbell & Hot Rod Lincoln @ Pala Casino, 11:30 AM
  • High Tide Society with Mercedes Moore @ Winston’s, 5-8 PM
  • Blue Largo @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live, 5-7 PM
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ La Valencia, 6-10 PM
  • Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers @ Pour House (Oceanside), 6-8:30 PM
  • Flipside Burners @ BNS Brewery, 6:30-9:30 PM
  • Pat Ellis & Blue Frog @ McP’s Irish Pub, 9 PM
  • Rip Carson @ Rosie O’Grady’s, 10 PM
  • Ben Powell @ Nate’s Garden Grill 12-2 PM 
  • Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay @ Proud Mary’s, 7-10 PM
  • Hot Rhythm Lounge @Crown Studio (new location), 8 PM, Map
  • Bachata del Rey @ Tango del Rey, 8:30 PM, $10
  • Innovations WCS @ Starlight Studio., 8 PM, $10
  • No Dance Party @ Infinity Studio, 6:30-10:30 PM, $20
  • Ashley’s Afternoon Tea Dance @ Champion, 4-7 PM, $10
  • Milonga Nocturna Tango @ Dance For 2 Studio, 9 PM, $12/$8 FTS

(Watch clips and read about this worldwide popular dance, the bachata)

Sunday, San Diego dancing, November 19, 2017

  •  Flipside Burners @ Encinitas Holiday Street Fair, Beer Garden, 12-2 PM
  • Mercedes Moore & Joe Amato @ Humphrey’s Brunch, 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Breez’n @ Coronado Ferry Landing, 1-4 PM
  • Casy Hensley – Legacy Live Jam @ Legacy Brewery (Oceanside), 2-6 PM
  • Fuzzy Rankins @ Prohibition, 8:30-11 PM
  • Marty Conley’s Big Band @ Encinitas Elks, 6-8 PM, $10
  • Salsa & Bachata Dancing @ The LOT, 7-10 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

Jitterbug dance couple.

(Watch jitterbug clips plus read about the jitterbug here or click photo)

Monday San Diego dancing, November 20, 2017

  • Fuzzy Rankins @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live, 7-11 PM, $5
  • NO Monday Westie Practice (WCS) @ Movement Center, 8:30 PM (2nd & 4th)
  • The Upshots @ Cafe 21,  6:30-9:30 PM,
  • Zydeco Deejay Dancing@ Kearny Mesa Moose Lodge, 6:15 PM
  • Salsa & Bachata Dancing @ Tio Leos’, 8:30 PM

Is dance a sport? Misty Copeland

(Is dance a sport? Or an art from? Click “Is dance a sport?” or photo)

Tuesday San Diego dancing, November 21, 2017

  • Robin Henkel  Solo Blues @ House of Blues, 7-9 PM,
  • Backwater Blues Jam  @ Humphrey’s Backstage Live, 7-11 PM, $5
  • Sue Palmer Motel Quintet @ Tio Leos, 7:30-10 PM, $10
  • The Stilettos @ Florent Lounge (downtown), 9 PM
  • Chickenbone Slim & the Biscuits @ Rosie O’Grady’s, 9 PM
  • Gino and the Lone Gunmen (50’s/60’s Night) @ Henry’s Pub, 9 PM
  • Social Dancing @ Kearny Mesa Moose Lodge, 6:30 PM, $5
  • West Coast Swing @ Tango del Rey, 8:30 PM, $7
  • Salsa Torch Tuesdays @ Dance For 2, Before 8:30 PM $8, after $10
  • Bachata Tuesdays @ Sevilla, 8:30 PM, $8

(Watch dance clips and read all about West Coast swing here  or click photo)

Wednesday San Diego dancing, November 22, 2017

  • High Society & Sue Palmer: SD Jazz Fest @ Town & Country Resort, 7-11 PM, Tickets
  • Boss Jazz with Jason Hanna Friends @ Riviera Supper Club, 7-10 PM
  • Boss Jazz w/Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club, 7-9 PM
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lion Series@ Panama 66, 6 PM, 8:30 PM
  • The Upshots @ Patrick’s Irish Pub, 9 PM
  • Firehouse Swing @ Queen Bee’s, 9 PM to 12AM, 
  • Salsa & Bachata Wednesdays @ Cafe Sevilla,
  • Latin Night Pre-Thanksgiving Social @ Dancesssense Studio, 8 PM -12:30 AM
  • In The Mix – Social Ballroom Dance Party @ Dance For 2, 8 PM, $10,

How to waltz footwork

(Watch dance performances of Viennese, International & American waltz dancing here)

Thursday San Diego dancing, November 23, 2017

  • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K, 8:30 AM @ Balboa Park, Organ Pavilion,
  • San Diego Jazz Fest @ Town & Country Resort, 6-11 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
  • NO West Coast Swing Thursdays @ Starlight Studio, 8 PM, $5

Couple dancing to bachata music & bachata songs

(Check out music and song playlists with the top bachata musicians and singers here)

Friday San Diego dancing, November 24, 2017

  • San Diego Jazz Fest @ Town & Country Resort,
  • Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay @ UTC Unplugged 
  • Flipside Burners @ Grossmont Center Courtyard Concerts (Macy’s Grossmont Ctr), 5-7 PM
  • The Sea Monks @ Nate’s Garden Grill, 6-8 PM
  • Charles Burton@ Encinitas Elks, 7-11 PM, $10
  • Mercedes Moore @ Kona Kai Resort, 7-10 PM
  • Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay @ Ki’s (Cardiff)
  • Big Sandy and the Flyrite Boys, Hotshot Drifters @ The Casbah, 9 PM
  • Cash’d Out w/Road Noise @ Belly Up, 9 PM, $20
  • 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
  • Mad Hat Hucksters, Frim Fram@ VMMC, 8:30-11:30 PM
  • Ballroom Dance Party @ Synergy Dance Zone, 8 PM, $5, $3 FTS, (weekly),
  • Ballroom Dance Party @ Champion, 7-9:30 PM, $10
  • Salsa Dancing @ 4 Points Sheraton, 8:30 PM, $10
  • Salsa Dancing @ Tango del Rey (Majesty in Motion), 8:30 PM, $10
  • Salsa & Bachata Torch Fridays @ Dance For 2, 8 PM, $10

Dance Styles

(Check out all the different types of dance styles here or photo)