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Everybody should learn to dance (even pigs)! Most people in Davis need to learn how to dance. Dancing teaches you about pace, rhythm, and how to move your body... dancers are better in bed! There are a handful of places in town where you can get started on the right foot [or on the left if you're male]. With most dance styles, be aware that some places emphasize performance dance versus social dance [remember high school?]: social dance is the stuff you do for fun in clubs or at weddings, while performance dance is what people do for competition and money. Either way, just keep in mind that most people have a preference of one style over another, and you should be aware of this when selecting a dance instructor.

Dance Calendar

This is a list of regularly scheduled Dancing events in and around Davis, organized by day and style. Note that Bay Area and Sacramento events are also listed, as the best dance venues for certain styles of dancing are located outside of Davis (but within driving range). Many Davis residents frequent these venues as well.

Daily

Style

Event

Time

Location

Popping

Popping Club @ UC Davis

8-10 PM (Lessons and open session) - Check the [WWW]website calendar

ARC Pavilion

STAGES Davis "Where Ideas Move"

Jazz - Tap - Ballet - Classes for All Ages & Levels

[WWW]http://davisstages.com

915 3rd St.

Every Sunday

Style

Event

Time

Location

Blues Dancing

[WWW]Firehouse 5

7 PM (lessons), 8-11 PM (open dancing)

2014 B 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95818

Salsa Dancing

Salsa at Doubletree

8 PM (lessons), 9-12:30 PM (open dancing)

2001 Point West Way, Sacramento

[WWW]International Folk Dance

Davis International Folk Dancers

7-9 PM (lessons), 9-10 PM (open dancing)

Studio E at the Davis Art Center

Argentine Tango

Contact Miguel Taillant at tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

3-5 pm

South Silo

Every Monday

Style

Event

Time

Location

Country Dancing

[WWW]The Graduate

9 PM

805 Russell Blvd, Davis

Irish Ceili Dancing

[WWW]Irish Ceili Dancing in Berkeley

Lesson 7-8 PM, Open dancing 8:00-10:00 PM

Benjy Room (the brown one), Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue , Berkeley, CA 94709

Irish Ceili Dancing

[WWW]Starry Plough

7-11 PM

3101 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94705

East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Balboa

Davis Swing Dancers

Lessons at 8 PM, open dancing at 9-11 PM

1002/1006 Geidt

Salsa Dancing

International House Davis

7:30-8:30pm lessons by Carlos Whyles

10 College Park, Davis

Pole Dance

Davis Pole Dance Studio

6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM

213 E Street, Suite E

Every Tuesday

Style

Event

Time

Location

Salsa, Bachata

[WWW]Salsa Adicción

6:00-7:30pm Lesson followed by Half hour of Social Dancing

Pavilion at the ARC, UCD Campus

[WWW]International Folk Dance

Beginning Folk Dance

7:30-8:30 PM, Feb 5-26

Studio E at the Davis Art Center

Salsa Dancing

[WWW]The Graduate

9:30 PM

805 Russell Blvd, Davis

West Coast Swing

[WWW]The Station

Lessons at 7:30, open dancing at 8:30 PM

1100 Orlando Avenue Roseville, CA. 95661

Swing Dancing

[WWW]Club 21

Lessons and open dancing, schedule unknown

1119 21st Street Sacramento, CA

Contact Improvisation

[WWW]UC Davis Contact Improvisation Club

Jams 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Classes Occasionally

U Club Studio, UC Davis

Argentine Tango

International House Davis

6:00-7:30pm lessons by Damien Kima

10 College Park, Davis

Pole Dance

Davis Pole Dance Studio

6 PM, 7 PM

213 E Street, Suite E

Every Wednesday

Style

Event

Time

Location

Country Dancing

[WWW]The Graduate

9 PM

805 Russell Blvd, Davis

Salsa Dancing

[WWW]Salsa Loca Club

7:30 PM-11:00 PM

Sacramento State University - Redwood Room 6000 J Street in Sacramento

Blues Dancing

[WWW]Firehouse 5

7 PM (lessons), 8-11 PM (open dancing)

2014 B 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95818

Pole Dance

Davis Pole Dance Studio

6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM

213 E Street, Suite E

Every Thursday

Style

Event

Time

Location

English Country Dancing

[WWW]Renaissance Dancers

6:30 - 9 PM

Kerr 293

Salsa Dancing

[WWW]The Station

Open dancing at 8:00 PM

1100 Orlando Avenue Roseville, CA. 95661

Argentine Tango Dancing

[WWW]Firehouse 5

6:30 PM (beginner lessons), 7:30 PM (continuing lesson), 8:30 PM (open dancing/practica)

2014 B 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95818

Pole Dance

Davis Pole Dance Studio

6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM

213 E Street, Suite E

Every Friday

Style

Event

Time

Location

Country Dancing

[WWW]The Graduate

9 PM

805 Russell Blvd, Davis

Salsa Dancing

Salsa @ Club 21

9 PM

1119 21st Street in Midtown Sacramento

Swing Dancing, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Balboa

[WWW]Midtown Stomp

8 PM - Midnight

2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 West Sacramento, CA 95691

Argentine Tango Dancing

[WWW]Firehouse 5

7:30 PM (lesson)

2014 B 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95818

Every Saturday

Style

Event

Time

Location

Salsa Dancing

[WWW]The Station

Open dancing at 8:00 PM

1100 Orlando Avenue Roseville, CA. 95661

Ballroom

[WWW]The Ballroom of Sacramento

Lessons: 7:30 and 8:30, Open dancing: 8:30-11:30

6009 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819

Argentine Tango Dancing

[WWW]Pasion de Gotan: Close Embrace Argentine Tango

5:00 PM to 6:30PM Argentine Tango Fundamentals

Fiesta DanceN' Fitness 917 3rd Street, Davis, 95616

Pole Dance

Davis Pole Dance Studio

11 AM, 12 PM

213 E Street, Suite E

Every Other Saturday

Style

Event

Time

Location

West Coast Swing

[WWW]Firehouse 5

7 PM (lessons), 8-11 PM (open dancing)

2014 B 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95818

Monthly

Style

Event

Day of the Month

Time

Location

Salsa Dancing

Salsa at The Spotlight

First and Third Saturdays

8:15 PM (lessons), 9:30 PM (Open dancing)

2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 West Sacramento, CA 95691

Historic Ballroom Dancing

[WWW]Sacramento Ballroom Society

2nd and 4th Saturday nights

Lessons at 7:30 PM, Open dancing 8:30-11 PM

9181c Kiefer Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826

Contra Dancing

[WWW]Sacramento Country Dance Society

Third Fridays (Oct-Nov, Jan-Jun)

7:30-10 PM

Davis Athletic Club

West Coast Swing

[WWW]Firehouse 5

Second and Fourth Saturdays

Lessons 7-8 PM, Open Dancing 8-11 PM

2014 B 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95818

West Coast Swing

[WWW]Capital Swing Dancers

Third Saturdays

Lessons: 5:30 PM, Open dancing: 6:30 PM

7997 California Ave Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Ballroom

[WWW]Let's Dance Ballroom

First and Third Fridays

Lessons: 7:30-8:30, Open dancing: 8:30-10:30

9806 Old Winery Pl, Sacramento, CA 95827

Sacred Circle Dancing

International House Davis

Second Sundays

Lessons 7-9 PM

10 College Park

Dance Studios

These Dance Studios offer Dance Classes and training in Dancing

Dance Classes

These are Dance Classes in Davis. Some are held at Dance Studios and others at a variety of other locations.

Performing Dance Groups

Dance Styles

Other Places to Dance in Davis

* Froggy's had a DJ and dancing on Thursdays and Saturdays prior to closing off the downstairs. No room for dancing now as it is a comfortable, sit-down style pub now. Cold Shot played on Wednesdays until 2006 which lead to a lot of dancing. Still have a DJ but no dancing.

Places to Dance outside of Davis

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Are there other places to dance in Davis? Any opposition to opening this page up to dance venues outside Davis?


2006-08-16 22:33:17   I propose listing places to dance organized by dance style. Currently, the section on styles just looks like a "Wikipedia" style overview of dance genres. —EddieKim


2006-09-13 17:46:32   Where can I find a caller or band for contra dance or square dance? —JudithTruman


2008-05-10 06:50:49   Anyone know where I can go for break-dancing lessons? —Kafani


2013-04-08 09:33:25   The Woodland Stompers (and another group whose name I've forgotten) offer classes and the opportunity to do performances at local retirement homes. If you want to add info about that, call Elaine Hermle at 662 * 3383 for details. —LoisRichter

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