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Friday
July 26

Note different location

 

Zydeco Dance Party featuring Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys
Widener Hall, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave, Phila., PA

7:30 pm: Doors Open
7:45 pm: Dance lesson
8:30 pm: Live music and dance

No partners necessary


$20, $10 (cash) with valid student ID
https://www.allonsdanser.org/

 


Sunday,
August 18

Note different location

 

Mostly Waltz with music by Bob Pasquarello, John Krumm & Mat Clarke
Suzanne Patterson Building, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ

2:30 pm: Waltz lesson with basics & cool moves
3:30 pm - 6:00: Dancing to live music mostly waltzes & other couple dances. (blues, swing, swing, tango, schottische, one step, polka,, etc.)

No partners necessary

215-460-4397, mostlywaltz.com/,
Sliding scale admission: $10 to $20

Co-sponsored with Princeton Country Dancers


Sunday
Sept 15

 

Vintage Israeli Dancing (from the1980s and before)
Or Hadash, 190 Camp Hill Rd, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Beginners welcome.

4 - 5:45 PM: Instruction and dancing.

Soft-soled shoes required. $7.00
[email protected], 561-445-0021

Upcoming dates through 2024: Sept. 15, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 22


Sunday
Sept 22


in Broomall, PA


 

Mostly Waltz
Felinton Hall, 715 Paxon Hollow Road, Broomall, PA 19008

2:30 pm: Intermediate level waltz lesson with choice of lessons (start at 2:30 and move to basics if you wish)
2:45 pm: Basic waltz lesson - your choice of lesson
3:30 pm - 6:00: Dancing to live music mostly waltzes & other couple dances. (blues, swing, swing, tango, schottische, one step, polka,, etc.)

No partners necessary,

Kosher snacks are welcome

215-460-4397, mostlywaltz.com/,
Sliding scale admission: $10 to $20

Upcoming dates: Oct 27, Nov 24 more TBA


Virtual Events

 

Ongoing

 

 

A calendar of online (mostly) international folk dance sessions, maintained by Dale Adamson & Judith English:

https://daleadamson.com/events-calendar/ 

Be sure to click on your time zone near the top


Seven Day Guide

Sunday

Sunday weekly. Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing, with Dance Haddonfield (Delaware Valley Chapter of USA Dance). We meet at Grace Church, 19 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08034, from 6 pm to 10:00 pm. Beginner lesson (6:45 pm to 7:30 pm), food/refreshments and social dancing (7:30 PM to 10:00 PM) is $10. Beginner Dance Lesson changes every week. Visit www.dancehaddonfield.org for the complete schedule of classes and additional information. We also offer a monthly series of Intermediate Dance Lessons (same dance every Sunday for a month, from 6 pm to 6:45 pm) for an additional $5: $15 admission covers both the intermediate and beginner lesson, refreshments (Chinese food, snacks, homemade cookies and non-alcoholic beverages) and social dancing. (Updated 1/20/2024)

Sunday weekly. Indian Classical Dance & Contemporary Ballet Lessons for All Ages. Nava Nritya Dance Academy, Blue Bell, PA, http://www.navanritya.org/, 215-598-5154, email (Updated 7/31/2023)

Sunday, weekly. Except July and August & holidays- Israeli Folk Dancing Germantown Jewish Center, Lincoln Drive & Ellet Street, 10:00 am-12:30 pm. 215-247-9614. Call for the summer schedule. (Updated 8/2/2021)

Sunday weekly. Likely resuming September 2021 - be sure to check. Except July and August, some holidays. Women's dance workout (freestyle dance, no instruction) 6757 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Dance to pop, R&B, funk, oldies, your favorite songs, etc. Big wood floor and a disco lights! 4:00 - 5:15 pm. $6/session. 267-323-2787 or email (Updated 8/2/2021 - need to confirm email address & time & $ details)

1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of each month. Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing at Stardust Ballroom, 363 W Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031, 2:30 -5:30 PM. Lesson (2:30-3:15 PM). Social dancing (3:15-5:30 PM). $10 includes lesson and dance. Further information at http://www.stardustbellmawr.com/. (Updated 6/17/2019)

1st Sunday, usually, except July through September - check dates. Contra Dance, Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE. 2:00 instr., 2:30-5:00 dancing. email, or contra site on facebook or Arden Gild website (Updated 9/19/2023)

1st Sunday (Nov - April) Barn Dance with Germantown Country Dancers, Summit Church, Greene and Westview Streets, Phila. Pa 19119. 2:00-3:30 p.m. Kids, teens, and adults all dance together to live music. Everyone welcome; no experience necessary. 267-331-5889, 267-240-5227, [email protected]https://www.facebook.com/MountAiryBarnDance, https://germantowncountrydancers.org/. (updated 1/3/2023)

1st Sunday. Group Motion on the Main Line. Contempradance Center 396 W. Lancaster Ave. (Route30) Strafford, Pa. 19087. 2 miles west of Blue Route (between Wayne and Devon) 7pm-9pm Admission $20.00 (First-timers only $15.00) A celebration of self expression, through improvisational dance/movement, live world music and the creative spirit. Guided by Laura Bertin 610 640 4666 or email. (Updated 1/15/2007)

2nd Sundays, except summer - check dates Arden in Motion (guided interpretive dance). Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE. 7:00-8:30. instruction and dancing. Email [email protected], 302-478-7257 or 610-277-0844 or web site. (Updated 12/22/2022)

4th or 5th Sunday, usually, check locations & dates. Mostly Waltz with live music. usually at Congregation Beth-El Ner Tamid, Felinton Hall, 715 Paxon Hollow Road, Broomall, PA, 19008. Sunday afternoon of mostly waltzes and other couple dances. (blues, swing, swing, tango, schottische, one step, polka, zwiefachers, etc.) Pre-dance instruction both at basic & intermediate levels: 2:30 - 3:30, dancing 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Admission $15 (with sliding scale to accomodate limited budgets and supporters.) , 215-460-4397, web site. (Updated 1/18/2024)

Monthly except summer, these upcoming dates: 2/18, 3/17, 4/14, 5/19, 6/9, Vintage Israeli Dancing (from the1980s and before). Or Hadash, 190 Camp Hill Rd, Fort Washington, PA 19034, 4-5:45 PM. Admission $7. Email [email protected] or (561) 445-0021. (Updated 2/9/2024)

Twice Monthly, call for dates South Jersey Ballroom Dance Club has dances with lessons. In the summer, dances are twice monthly on Saturdays. Dances are held at Christ Church Parish Hall, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ. For dates and info call George at 609-889-0681, or Email (Added 3/30/2004)

Occasional Sunday Afternoons Family Dance Princeton Country Dancers. Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ behind former Princeton Borough Hall and police station. 908-359-4837, 609-844-0459 or consult web site. (updated 1/15/2016)


Monday

Mondays, weekly - check website for dates - Appalachian Clogging, Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Westview Ave, Phila., PA (in Mt. Airy.) $10. 7 - 8pm in Mt. Airy, Phila. https://fiddlekicks.com/classes.html 215-460-4397 (Updated 5/24/23)

Mondays, weekly in-person or online. Argentine Tango Technique (All Levels) & Intermediate/Advanced Partners Only Class, Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, 2030 Frankford Ave, 19125. Technique Class 7:00-8pm ($25 or use your class card), Intermediate/Advanced Partners Only Class 8-9:30pm, ($30 or use your class card). 617-291-3798, website, email (updated 7/16/2024)

Monday weekly, Country Line Dance Lessons and Open dance.  Gia's 36 Mulford Dr. Bridgeton, N.J. 7-10pm. Beginners early and Intermediate later. Taking requests all night. Line and couples dancing.  $5.00. Drink specials. $8 buffet.email: [email protected] (Added 5/25/16)

Monday weekly, International Folk Dancing Ongoing, with some exceptions. October through April: Susquehanna Dance Center, 120 College Avenue, Mountville, PA 17554. May through September: Williamson Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA 17602. 8:00 - 9:30 pm, all instruction, step by step. Ages 10+ are welcome. $10 Adults, $7 Students. Call or Text to register 717-951-5152, or email (Updated 10/6/16)

Monday weekly, Israeli Dancing at Rydal Park in Jenkintown, PA, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM:  Circle dancing only, intermediate/advanced, lots of teaching of new dances, lots of variety, dances from every decade.  Donations requested.  Contact Linda Podietz for more info: [email protected] . (Added 12/22/22) 

Monday weekly, Line Dancing: Philly Style, Upper Chichester Community Center - I-95 and 452 in Upper Chichester, Pa. 7:00 pm.  $5 per person, 302-545-9424 or email (updated 1/4/12)

Monday weekly, Powerhouse Blues at Phila Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Phila, PA, (center city), check website for info: https://www.powerhousebluesphilly.com/ or email Marjorie Bartell <[email protected]> (Added 1/28/2024)

Monday, weekly. Soul Line Dancing, Darby Recreation Center, 1020 Ridge Avenue, Darby, PA 19023.7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.$4.00. 267.250.9820 or e-mail (updated 1/5/12)

Monday, weekly,Swing Dancing, Heritage, 914 North 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123. 6:30 - 9:30. Live swing music by the gypsy jazz quintet Manouche5. No Cover, great for dinner and dancing! 610.529.4455 or email. (added 1/21/20)

3rd Mondays, but check date ScandiDance NJ, Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540, 8 - 10pm assorted Scandinavian couple dances, email $10, No partner necessary. Sponsored by Princeton Country Dancers (updated 5/30/23)


Tuesday

Tuesday, weekly. Ballroom sponsored by the Single Parents Society, Marple Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008. Dancing to live band plus DJ'd line dances. The Delaware County Single Parents Society welcomes all single, divorced, widowed, separated and married folks over 50. 7:30pm - 10:30pm. $10 - members; $12 - non-members (membership - $25/year), includes light refreshments. 610-348-5863 or 610-356-8765. (Added 4/15/13)

Tuesday - Ballroom Dancing at Prospectors Grille and Saloon, Route 38 and Ark Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ. 7pm-1am, 856-235-1121, 7 - 10:30 pm, Lesson 7 - 8, Social Dance 8 - 10:30, $12 Wednesday - Sunday has various country dances, see website for details (updated 1/18/2024)

Tuesday weekly. Ceili Dance Lessons for Adults with Tom and Barbara Ireland aka Ireland Dancers. Fox Chase Rec Center, 7901 Ridgeway St, Phila, PA 19111. 7:45 pm to 9:30 pm. $5. Facebook page: Fox Chase Ireland Dancers. 215-945-8163. (03/23/14)

Tuesday, weekly. Country Dance Night North Penn Elks 2737 Trewigtown Road Colmar, Pa.18915. Lessons: 7:30-8:30 Open Dance till 11:00 pm. Dave Kim (215) 855-7688 email, web site. (Updated 2/24/16)

Tuesday, weekly. Country Line & Partner Dancing, at Rutledge Borough Hall, 212 Unity Terrace, Rutledge, Pa. 19070. 7:00p - 10:30p Country line & couples dancing w/instructions. $8.00/person 610-583-3549, email (updated 6/2/14)

Tuesday weekly, Country Line Dance Lessons and Open Dance  Hideaway Bar, 2619 Ebright Rd. Wilmington Delaware.  NO COVER  7-10pm. Beginners early, Intermediate later.  Some couples dancing also.  Requests all night. Food and drink available at the bar.  email: [email protected] (added 5/25/16)

Tuesday weekly - Country Western Line & Couple Dance Fraternal Order of Eagles, 920 Trenton Rd., Fairless Hills, Pa. lesson at 7:30 p.m. followed by open dancing till 10:30 p.m. $7.00 per person, snacks provided, for more information contact Country Music Fever at 215-547-3229 or e-mail (Updated 7/3/06)

Tuesday, weekly. Check Dates, especially during the summer Mostly English Country Dance. Friends Meeting House, Friends Avenue at Lake Street, Haddonfield, NJ. 8:00-10:00 pm 856-429-9186 or email. Experience not necessary; all dances taught and prompted, as needed. Children, 10yrs + who want to dance, accompanied by an adult, are welcome. Free parking adjacent to Meeting House." (Updated 1/3/12)

Tuesday, weekly. International Folk Dancing - Outdoor Folk Dancing - Weather Permitting (check website for dates & locations) Princeton Folk Dance Group, Princeton, NJ.6:30 - 8:30pm dancing. (609) 921-9340 or website (Updated 8/4/21)

Tuesday, weekly, International Folk Dancing Commodore Barry Club (aka The Irish Center) in the Barry Room, 6815 Emlen Street, Philadelphia PA 19119 (Plenty of nearby on-street free parking.)  Everyone is welcome, with or without experience. $5  7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Sponsored by the Folk Dance Council of the Delaware Valley, Contact Steve Clarke, 484-995-3098 [email protected]website We encourage all dancers to be vaccinated and wear masks. (Updated 12/22/22)

Tuesday, weekly.Scottish country dancing (September through May) Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in the Chapel, 8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118. 7:30-9:00, so grab your soft-soled shoes and join us. The first class of each 8-week session will be FREE, so come learn how to do this fun dance delvalscottishdance.org  or email (Updated 8/16/23)

Tuesdays, 2nd & 4th. Park Avenue Contra 129 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081 (=the Methodist Church). 7:30-9:30  2nd Tuesdays are a By-Ear-Open Band: https://webshed.net/beob/   Contact: Jenny Beer: [email protected]www.facebook.com/contradance.pacc, www.meetup.com/park-avenue-contra-dance/ (Added 6/7/2024) Note: 2nd Tuesday June 11 and July 9 Park Avenue dances have a "LOCATION CHANGE:  Merion Friends Activities Building, 615 Montgomery Ave, Merion, PA, with a note that if it is too hot/humid we will announce cancellation Monday night.




Wednesday

Wednesday, weekly. IntermediateTango - Dance Floor Essentials & Beginner Tango - Start any Week! followed by Palermo Fishtown Milonga, Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, 2030 Frankford Ave, 19125. Intermediate Tango - Dance Floor Essentials 7pm - 8pm, ($25 or use your class card), Beginner Tango - Start any Week! (Free if you are under 30 years old or paid for the previous class, otherwise $25 or use your class card.) Followed by a Milonga from 9pm - midnight ($15 if there is live music, otherwise $10 - or free with either of the two previous classes. 617-291-3798, website, email. (updated 7/16/2024)

Wednesdays, weekly. Argentine Tango Lessons and Practice, Holy Savior Club, 436 E. Main St. Norristown, Pa. 19401, Master Instructor Andrew Conway with Linda Chase will guide you in every step of the fundamentals in Argentine Tango. Followed by dancing for all levels. $90per. person 6 week series(includes practice session. $10 practice session only. Intermediate 7:00PM Beginners 8:15PM Practice 8:15PM-10:30, 215-634-1101 or www.amoretango.com. (Added 6/13/07)

Wednesdays, weekly. Ballroom & Latin Dance Mix Grand Opening Special !!!!! Ballroom and Latin Dance Mix. 101 South Main Street . North Wales , PA 19454 . Dance start : 8pm to 11 pm . Free Light Refeshment, parking lot. Admission $10 . Lady special $8 . Couples $15 . This is a great place to dance . Nice dance floor ! Beautiful disco light ! Good music ! Excellent sound, [email protected] or (610) 844-6543. (Added 6/28/15)

Wednesday weekly Bop, Chicago Stepn, Detroit Ballroom, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Strand, Teach theman & Treasures present Treasures Banquet Hall, 5549 Germantown Ave, Phila., 19144, (Park in Lot across the street & behind the club) Free Dance Lessons, $5 Donation 7 to 8 pm; $8.00 dancing 8 - 12. 267-241-5695 or 267-240-5354 (Added 4/16/15)

Wednesday, weekly Contra Dancing Princeton Country Dancers. Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ behind former Princeton Borough Hall and police station. 8:00 - 10:30 (instruction at 7:30). 908-359-4837, 609-844-0459 or consult web site. (Info updated 9/18/23)

Wednesday - Country Western Line & Couple Dance Fallsington American Legion, 300 Yardley Ave., Fallsington, Pa. lesson at 7:30 p.m. followed by open dancing till 10:30 p.m. $7.00 per person, snacks provided, 215-547-3229 or e-mail (Added 11/6/01)

Wednesday weekly, Country Line Dance Lessons and Open Dance  Centerton Country Club 1022 Almond Rd. Centerton N.J.  7-10pm.  Beginners early, Intermediate later.  Largest dance floor around. Line dancing in the middle, couples on the outside.  $5 cover with door prizes.  Requests all night. Food and drink available at the bar.   email: [email protected](Added 5/25/16)

Wednesday weekly. Country Line and Couples Dancing at The Club at Prospectors, Route 38 and Ark Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ. 7pm-1am, 856-235-1121 http://www.prospectorsrestaurant.com, All night dancing (7pm-1am) 3 lessons included (first lesson at 7:45pm) with $6 admission/cover.(Added 11/24/05)

Wednesday weekly. Dancing Freedom 5 Element Conscious Dance Wave, and community harvest circle. 7:15-9:15pm at the Maas Building (Fishtown), $15. No experience Necessary. www.leeannmallorie.com/dancing-freedom or 415-342-6003 (Added 6/12/14)

Wednesday, weekly English Country Dancing. Germantown Country Dancers. Merion Friends Meeting, 615 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, PA. 7:30 instruction, 8:00-10:15 dancing. 215-460-4397, 610-688-5284 or consult web site. (Updated 12/22/22)

Wednesday, weekly. Hustle, Swing and Latin Dancing. Michael's Cafe, 3640 Street Road in Bensalem, Pa. 8:30PM - 12:45AM. no cover, free parking, complimentary hustle dance lesson at 8:30PM. 215-633-7171 (Added 2/7/10)

Wednesday, weekly October-July. Irish Set Dance Class KOC Hall, Palymra, NJ from 7.15pm to 9.15pm. Teaching by Eileen McCullough. $5 per person. Eileen McCullough: 856.983.7464, email (3/29/08)

Wednesdays weekly, except during the summer International Folk or Israeli -- check for specifc info, Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE. evenings with instruction and dancing.. 302-478-7257 or 610-277-0844 or web site. (Updated 12/22/22)

Wednesday weekly Israeli Dancing, Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Ave., Merion, PA, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM:  Starts out with beginners and gets more advanced from there.  A mix of circle, partner and line dances. Contact Don Schillinger, text: 215-760-6800  $10.00 admission.  (Added 12/22/22) 

Wednesday, weekly. Latin night with dance lesson, Brasil's Restaurant Home Page, 112 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Lessons at 9:00 PM, dancing at 10:00 $5, 215-413-1700 (Added 10/13/03)

Wednesday, weekly. Latin night, MainLine at Mixx Restaurant, 789 E. Lancaster Ave. Villanova, PA 19085, 7pm – 11pm, 8pm-9pm -FREE DANCE LESSON. $10 Cover, $5 If you come with a friend! Music by DJ SAZAM FREE Parking! Drinks and Food Specials! 610-642-2525, dancesportpa.com or email (Added 11/12/10)

Wednesday, weekly. Line Dancing with lessons. Fairmount Athletic Club, 499 S. Henderson Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406. 7:00PM [email protected]. We feature 2 lessons. Non-Alcoholic Beverages Available. Smoke-Free Facility. Large Shock-Mounted Dance Floor. Plenty of Free On-Site Parking. $10 Admission (Added 1/24/10)

Wednesday, weekly, RagTag Empire at Phila Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Phila, PA, (center city), check website for info: https://www.ragtagempire.com/ or email Lewi Gilamichael [email protected] (Added 1/28/2024)

Wednesday (September to May) Scottish Country Dancing . Cadbury Retirement Community (but not associated with the residence) 2150 Route 38 (Westbound side, between Olive Garden and the Cherry Hill Mall), Cherry Hill, NJ. 8:00-10:00 pm. Beginners Welcome! Mary McKillop, 609-654-3638 or Susan Holmes, 215-448-1192 or check our delvalscottishdance.org (Updated 8/30/11)

Wednesday, weekly. West Coast Swing. The Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 18032 , 7 - 8:30 Lesson, 8-10:30 Dancing. First time Free!, or 5$  West Coast Swing Lehigh Valley PA. Find us on Facebook or WCSLV.COM or email (Updated 8/26/18).

Wednesday, weekly. West Coast Swing with University City Swing at the University City Arts League (UCAL) 4226 Spruce Street, Phila. PA. 8:00pm: Beginner and Intermediate WCS lessons, 9:00-11:00pm: social dancing. $7 ($5 students) for the lesson and dance. Free street parking available nearby. Find us on Facebook at (Added 8/29/18)

Usually the case for Arden on Wednesdays:

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, except during the summer Israeli Dancing,. Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE. 7:30-9:30. instruction and dancing.. 302-478-7257 or 610-277-0844 or web site. (Updated 9/15/22)

2nd Wednesdays, except during the summer International Folk Dancing,. Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE. 7:30-9:30. instruction and dancing.. 302-478-7257 or 610-277-0844 or web site. (Updated 9/15/22)

4th Wednesdays, except during the summer Country and Western Line Dancing, Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE. 7:30-9:30. instruction and dancing.. 302-478-7257 or 610-277-0844 or web site. (Updated 9/15/22)


Thursday

Thursdays weekly. Argentine Tango, Practica Zero Hour, 1624 South Street, Phila. 19146, 10pm-12:30am, hosted by Damian Lobato and Sarah Chung. Preceded by advanced class at 8:30pm. sarahchungtango.com (Updated 1/11/15)

Thursdays weekly. Argentine Tango. Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ. 8 PM - Midnight. Intermediate lesson in the first hour. Light food and beverages provided. Free parking in large lot at the front door. No partner required. http://vivatango.org. (Updated 5/2/13)

Thursday, weekly. Open Ballroom & Latin Dancing Class. No partner or experience necessary. 45 minute group lesson followed by a 45 minute practice session. Fairmount Athletic Club, 499 S. Henderson Rd. King of Prussia, PA 19406. 7:00 – 8:30pm. 610-733-4635, www.InvitationDance.com or email $12/person $20/couple. Visit website to register online. (added 12/7/09)

Thursday, weekly Mt. Airy Contra Dance.Commodore Barry Club (the Irish Center), 6815 Emlen Street, Phila.7:30 instr., 8:00-10:30 dancing.web site. (Updated 1/19/2024))

Thursday, weekly. Country Line & Partner Dancing, St. Michael's Mutual Club, 406 Memorial Dr., Gibbstown, N.J. 08027. 7:30p - 10:30p. Country Line & Partner Dancing w/instruction. $8.00/person 610-583-3549, email, (added 6/2/2014)

Thursday weekly, Country Line Dance Lessons and Open dance  Bleachers 40 E. Black Horse Pike Williamstown, N.J.  7-10pm. $5. Beginners early, Intermediate later.  Requests all night. Food and drink available at the bar.  email: [email protected] (Added 5/25/16)

Thursday, weekly. Historic Dancing Tapestry Historic Dancers, Royersford PA (between Valley Forge & Pottstown), 7:30-10:00. Colonial and Victorian Country and Social dancing. Beginner and experienced dancers welcome, no partner needed. 610-705-3568, email, website (Updated 11/9/09)

Thursday weekly, International Folk Dancing Ongoing, with some exceptions. October through April: Susquehanna Dance Center, 120 College Avenue, Mountville, PA 17554. May through September: Williamson Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA 17602. 7:00 to 9:00 pm, some instruction, open dancing. All are welcome. $7 Adults, $5 Students. Call or Text 717-951-5152, or email (Updated 10/6/16)

Thursday weekly, Israeli Dancing, Beth Sholom in Elkins Park, 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM: All levels, circle dancing, then partner dancing for the last 20-30 minutes or so.  Organized by Talma Solar with various teachers: [email protected]  $5.00-$10.00 suggested donation. (Added 12/22/2022)

Thursday weekly, Jazz Attack at Phila Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Phila, PA, (center city), check website for info: https://www.jazzattackswings.com/ or email Matt Rapp <[email protected]> (Added 1/28/2024)

Thursday, weekly. Scottish Country Dancing Sports room main building Crosslands Retirement Community, on PA Route 926 (Street Road) in Chester County, just east of PA Route 52. This General Class welcomes beginners and runs from 7:30-9:00 PM. Jeanne Wilson, 610-388-0192 or check our delvalscottishdance.org (Updated 8/30/11)

Thursday, weekly, mostly, so check dates. Scottish/English Country Dancing Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE,7:30 - 9:30 pm with Terry Harvey. Everyone Welcome - No Partner or Experience needed. Registration, vaccine, and masks required;  booster shots strongly requested /$8, $7 Arden Club members, $5 students/ Contact [email protected]  (Updated 12/22/22)

Thursdays, 1st & 3rd afternoons. Gentle English Country Dancing. ECD with relaxed tempo and familiar figures.  129 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081 (=the Methodist Church). 2pm - 4pm  Contact: Jenny Beer: [email protected]. (Added 6/7/2024)


Friday

Friday, weekly. Ballroom Dance Party. La Luna Dance Studio, 4610 Bensalem Blvd, Bensalem, PA 19020. See website for more info: www.LaLunaDanceStudio.com (updated 9/17/23)

Friday, Ballroom and Latin Dancing - Usually 2 Fridays per Month The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA. Hosted by Tish & Michael Sweeney Free Lesson 7:30 - 8pm, Dancing 8 - 10pm, $10/person. Elegant ballroom, fun & relaxed atmosphere. Welcoming dancers of all levels. Cash bar available. Dates: 03/01/13, 03/15/13, 04/05/13. 610-896-5221 website. (Updated 2/28/13)

Friday weekly. Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing, at Stardust Ballroom, 363 W Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031, 7:15 -11:00 PM. Lesson (7:15-8:00 PM). Social dancing (8:00-11:00 PM). $12 includes lesson and dance. Further information at http://www.stardustbellmawr.com/. (Updated 6/17/19)

Friday, weekly. Ballroom & Latin Dance Party & Group Lessons, Studio 18 - 90 Mays Landing Road Somers Point, NJ 08244
6:30-7:30pm Two group lessons (One beginner and One intermediate), 7:30--9:15pm Open Dancing (With a DJ playing a mix of ballroom and latin music) $10, includes the group lesson. studio18nj.com, 609-457-0883 or email Email. BYOB. Bartender available. Complimentary snacks, water, and soda. Ample & free off-street parking. (Added 8/19/13)

Friday, weekly Country Line Dance Class, with Giddy Up Philly, Tavern on Camac, 243 South Camac St. Phila PA 19107. 7 - 8:00pm for lessons, 8 - 10:00pm - General Dancing, FREE admission, No partner needed; singles and couples welcome. 215-545-1893 or website (Updated 12/8/18)

Friday weekly, Bop & Cha-Cha Crab Tavern 201 MacDade BLVD in Darby PA. Friday nights 8pm-2am $2.00 Bop & Cha-Cha Lessons every Tues. 7pm-9pm / Line Dance lesson from 9pm-11pm. All lessons are "FREE" 610-368-7043 or [email protected] "$8.00 all U can eat buffet" (Added 3/1/05)

Friday, Weekly. Group Motion Dance Workshop. 3500 Lancaster Ave. Phila. Pa. 19104
8pm-10pm. Admission $20.00 (First-timers only $15.00) A celebration of self expression, through improvisational dance/movement, live world music and the creative spirit, ongoing for 36 years.
Guided by Manfred Fischbeck and Brigitta Herrmann. Everyone is welcome, no previous dance experience is required. www.groupmotion.org 215-387-9895 (Added 1/15/06)

Friday, weekly (Sept - June),International Folk Dancing (almost every week, call to verify) Kimberton International Folk Dancers welcome all ages, no partners or experience needed. Some teaching provided. Bring a snack or drink to share and wear soft-soled, non-marking shoes.Site- Beaver Farm Community Building, W. Seven Stars Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460 in Chester County. 8:00-10:30 p.m. $5 per person. Directions- (GPS doesn't always work, so call for further directions) 610-827-1486 or 610-942-4261 or e-mail GPS doesn't always work -- you're welcome call or email for directions and gate, parking information. (Updated 5/12/22)

Friday, weekly, International Folk Dancing on Fridays (FDOF). Ongoing except for holidays.Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, 8855 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118.. 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Led by Anne Ehrhart. All ages welcome. $7/session at the door or $60 for ten sessions. Your first visit is free. 215-450-8321, or email. (Updated 12/22/22)  

Friday, weekly, International Folk Dancing. Princeton New Jersey Folk Dance. Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ. (behind Princeton Borough Hall and the police station.) 8:00p.m. Instruction. 9:00-11:00 Dancing. For info & vaccine info send email or consult web site (Info updated 10/23/21)

Friday, weekly. International Folk Dancing. Newark International Folkdancers. George Wilson Center, 303 New London Road (Rte 896), Newark, DE. 8:00 instr., 9:00-10:00 dancing. 302-737-7321 or send e-mail. (Updated 8/9/04)

Friday, weekly. Latin night with dance lesson, Brasil's Restaurant - Home Page, 112 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Lessons at 9:00 PM, dancing at 10 - 2, 215-413-1700 (Added 10/13/03)

Friday, weekly. Motown Oldies Line Dance Party Blue Moon Dancesport, 319 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341. 7-8PM Beg. Line Dance Lesson; 8-11PM Motown/Soul Line Dance Party with DJ MaryJ1. $13/person; $25/couple. Snacks included. E-mail, website. (added 2/4/13)

Friday, weekly. Old Time Oldies Dance Party - starting Friday, June 27th 2008 Bop, Cha-Cha, & Line - Songhi City Cultural Center - 3117 Master St.(across from the luxury town homes in Brewerytown Square) Philadelphia, Pa - 8:pm until 12:am - $8 admission - Light buffet severed from 9:pm until 10:pm - B.Y.O.B.- all parties & celebration's welcomed - 215-978-4640 (Added 5/24/08)

Friday, weekly. Philadelphia Center City Scottish Country Dance Class.  For all levels from beginner to experienced. 7:45 pm on Fridays (September – June)   Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, use side door at 2110 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Near Rittenhouse Square, valet parking garage next door with church discount.
Contact: Adrian Velonis, [email protected], www.meetup.com/philadelphia-scottish-country-dance/   delvalscottishdance.org (Added 6/7/2024)

Friday, weekly. Social Dancing Storm Ballroom Dance Centre, 300 White Horse Rd, Voorhees NJ 08043, 7:30 - 8:30pm social gropup class, 8:30 - 10:30 open dancing, $10. 856-770-4294 or [email protected]. BYOB. Light snacks and soft drinks served (added 3/21/18)

Friday, weekly. Swing Dancing The Dover (Delaware) Sheraton. Open Swing dancing from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 302-678-8500 or send email.

1st Friday. Mostly Latin Night Carousel Ballroom, 319 Westtown Road, Suite P, West Chester, PA 19382. Enjoy light refreshments of appetizers and desserts. 610-701-0600. carouselballroom.com/ (Updated, but check website for details, 9/18/23)

1st Friday. English Country Dancing New Location: Wright Meeting Hall at Chandler Hall Health Services, 98 Barclay Street, Newtown, PA, Instruction at 7:00pm, dancing from 7:30 - 10:30. Lambertville Country Dancers. (updated 9/17/23):

1st Friday. (check during summer months) Irish Dancing - Hoolie. Knights of Columbus Hall, 321 E. Broad St. Palmyra NJ 08065 near Tacony Palmyra Bridge. 8:00 - midnight, 856-985-3485 or email. (Updated 9/10/17)

1st Friday. Ol School, Motown, Salsa Jam with "Teach." Bridgemens Hall, 11600 Norcom Rd. Phila. 8pm to 1 am. 267-240-5354. email Free line dance & bop instruction. Do the switch and enjoy The Sadie Hawkins Advantage. Get your ticket from Teach and receive a FREE CHANCE at a 32" HD TV. "Lets Talk Discount" The only mixed race dance club in Philly. (Updated 02/13/11)

1st Friday. West Coast Swing Dance (no July Dance in 2024)  North Penn Elks, 737 Trewigtown Rd, Colmar, PA 18915.Beginner Lesson 7:15-8 Dancing 8-11 Pm. Admission $20 for 21 and over/ $10 for under 21.  No need to bring a partner. website (Added 6/1/2024)

1st and 3rd Friday Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Dancing Concierge Ballroom, 30 South 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 7:30 - 8 pm group class, 8-9:30PM open dancing, $10 for non-members and FREE for members.. 215-629-5840 or [email protected]. BYOB. (updated 9/26/19)

1st, 3rd Friday. Belly Dance Jam. Beginning February 18th. West Chester Wellness Center, 828 Paoli Pike, PA 19380, (Next to the "La Diference Spa" - if coming from Rte. 202, studio is on left just before Paoli Pike splits). 7:30 - 8:30PM Open American Tribal Style belly dance & drum jam. Come to watch, play or dance with us. All levels welcomed. Bring snacks; BYOB. Admission $5. website or email (Added 2/3/11)

2nd Friday, West Coast Swing. The Atrium Dance Studio,4721 Fortuna's Universal Dance Center, 41 E Crescent Blvd (Rt 130)
Collingswood NJ​ 08103, 8:00-9:00 lesson; 9:00-1:00 Dance, 609-519-0793, [email protected] (updated, but check site for full details, 9/18/23)

2nd Friday, Sept - May Teen Contra Dance. Monthly contra dances held at Summit Church in Mt. Airy for everybody ages 12-19. No experience or partner needed! Fun dancing with a fantastic group since 2016. Dancing 7:30-10PM with calling by Rick Mohr and breaks for snacks and fun.  website Sponsored by Germantown Country Dancers.

2nd & 4th Friday, Ballroom, Latin, Hustle, West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & More Vivid Ballroom, 2533 Haverford Road, Ardmore, PA 1900. https://www.vividballroom.com/ 7:30 - 8:30 One Hour Lesson - All Levels Welcome, 8:30 - 11:30 Social Dancing To The Best Classic & Very Modern Ballroom & Club Mix Around! $15 At The Door, Light Refreshments Provided, BYOB, No Partner Necessary. More info: (215) 816-9366, [email protected],  https://www.vividballroom.com/, Facebook or Instagram (@vividballroom).  Plenty of Free Parking On Site & In the Lot Across The Street (Added 2/12/20)

3rd Friday of every month Open Dancing & Califronia Mix at the Third Street Alliance, 41 North Third Street (Next to the PNC Bank), Easton, Pennsylvania. 8-9 Lesson (instructors change from time to time and dances change monthly) Open Dancing 9-11 California Mix (John Thoder DJ). January 18, Cha Cha lesson with Con Gallagher. No partner necessary. $10-admission ($5 with student id). Presented by Easton Main Street Initiative www.eastonmainstreet.org phone 610-330-9940 (added 1/6/08)

Occasional Saturdays, check for dates & locations. Cajun & Zydeco dancing with live bands usually from Louisiana. Allons Danser. instr. 7:30 p.m. dancing 8:30-midnight, email or website Cash bar available, plenty of free parking. (updated 9/14/23)


Saturday

Saturdays, weekly - Appalachian Clogging, (contact us for location information) $10. fiddlekicks.com/. 215-460-4397 (U[pdated 12/22/22)

Saturdays, weekly. Ballroom and Latin Dancing.. Carousel Ballroom, 319 Westtown Road, Suite P, West Chester, PA 19382 8:00 pm dance lesson taught by Carlos Maldonado, followed by Dance Party 9-11 pm, a mix of ballroom and Latin dances. All welcome - no partner necessary. Enjoy light refreshments of appetizers and desserts. website or 610-701-0600. (Updated 06/22/09)

Saturday, weekly. DanceFusion, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Ongoing classes include a three part sequence for optimal dance/exercise results, Warm Up/Workout,Latin Technique, Latin Choreography. Latin Fusion teaches all the latest dance moves and hottest choreography out in the ballroom world. The Latin Fusion class enhances creativity, develops confidence and self esteem, improves dance skills. 1:30-3:00 PM, 267-210-5460, website, or e-mail (Added 11/11/08)

Saturday, weekly. Flamenco. with Flamenco Ole, Mt. Vernon Dance Academy 1720 Mt. Vernon Street, Phila. Call for times, 215-232-5713

Saturday, weekly. International night with bands from Latin-Brazilian-Caribbean, Brasil's Restaurant - Home Page, 112 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Lessons at 9:00 PM, dancing at 10 - 2, $10, 215-413-1700 (Added 10/13/03)

Saturdays, weekly. Italian Folk Dancing with Vivaci (call first to be sure class is being held) St. Nicholas of Tolentine School, 9th & Pierce Streets., Philadelphia. 10:00 a.m. - noon. 215.380.2768 or email (Updated 8/8/23)

1st Saturday. Ballroom, Swing and a few c&w (swing, waltz, twostep). The Arthur Murray Dance Center, 913 Montgomery Avenue Narberth, PA 19072-1501 PA. 8:30 to 10:00pm ish. $7.00. 610-668-8870 or website (Added 3/2/05)

1st Saturdays of the Month (Sept -June) Contra Dance. Birdsboro Contra at Birdsboro Community Memorial Center. 201 E. Main St. (PA 724), Birdsboro, PA, right in the center of town. (Park in the lot across the street from the Center & please use the entrance steps closest to the breezeway between the buildings.) Beginner instruction at 7:00 pm. Dance begins at 7:30-10:30 pm. Live music and callers. Admission $9 adults and $6 for students. website or 610-856-5180 (Updated 2/5/15)

1st Saturdays, usually. Call to confirm. Contra Dance Church of Christ Uniting (near Wilkes-Barre), PA. 7:30 - 10:30, consult web site. (Updated 9/14/23)

1st Saturday (Oct - May except Dec.) English Country Dancing. with Germantown Country Dancers, Summit Church, Greene and Westview Streets, Phila. Pa 19119. 7:30-10:30 p.m.Check the website for afternoon workshops & picnic dinners. 215-460-4397, or consult website. (updated 1/19/2023)

2nd Saturday. (except Nov & Dec) English Country Dancing Princeton Country Dancers. Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ behind former Princeton Borough Hall and police station. 8:00 - 11:00 (instruction at 7:30). 908-359-4837, 609-844-0459 or consult web site. (Info updated 5/22/21)

2nd Saturday, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cha-Cha dancing at Nineteen19 Bar and Grill, 1254 W. Chester Pike Havertown, PA 19083 $12 by the Fri. before/$15 day of/at the door, Admission fee includes: one complimentary drink, free Parking, and if on pre-sales list, 10% off dinner bill. Doors open at 8:00p.m., complimentary Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons at 8:15p.m., Open Latin dancing until at least 12:00a.m. (610) 800-8182, website, e-mail. (updated 8/8/13)

2nd Saturday. Social ballroom dancing hosted by the Swingalongs Dance Club. Central Bucks Senior Community Center, 700 Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, Pa 18901PA. 7:30 - 10:30pm, $25 per couple, includes light snacks. No Reservations Needed. BYOB. website email, 215-675-3914, 215-858-2922 (Updated 9/14/23)

2nd & 4th Saturdays, Salsa Dancing at La Luna Dance Studio, 4610 Bensalem Blvd, Bensalem, PA 19020, BYOB, free parking, lesson from 9 pm to 10 pm, dancing till 2 pm. $12 admission (more for special events). 215 638-0418 or website. (Added 10/18/04)

2nd and 4th Saturdays, Scottish Country Dance Socials - Join your fellow Scottish Country dancers for an evening of fun dances to lively music (often LIVE music). Locations: Swarthmore Friends Meetinghouse in Swarthmore or St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Please visit the event calendar on the Branch website for more details: website (Updated 8/30/11)

2nd & 4th Saturdays, (with a few exceptions, such as (holidays) .Contra Dance. Valley Contra Dance, Westside Moravian Church, 402 3rd Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18018. 7:00 instr., 7:30-10:30 dancing, 610-868-7432 or consult web site. (updated 11/3/2023)

3rd Saturdays. (September - May)   Contra Dance. Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Westview Ave, Phila., PA (in Mt. Airy.) 7:30-10:30 dancing, 215-572-6165 or web site. (Updated 1/21/2024)

3rd Saturdays. Swing, Ballroom and Latin Club Dance Party University Arts League, 4226 Spruce Street, Phila. 8:30 instr., 9:00-12:00, party 215-574-9555 or website (Updated 2/14/06)

3rd Saturday. California Mix - Swing /Hustle/Latin No-Name Dance, usually at 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ (check website), 7 PM, $12 admission covers lesson, dance social party, refreshments, www.centraljerseydance.org, [email protected] (updated 7/23/13 )

4th Saturday. (except February) Contra Dance Princeton Country Dancers. Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ behind former Princeton Borough Hall and police station. 8:00 - 11:00 (instruction at 7:30). 908-359-4837, 609-844-0459 or consult web site. (Info updated 8/3/21)

Saturdays – Monthly (check website for schedule). Ballroom, Latin, & Swing Dancing. The Delaware Valley Dance Society, Blue Moon Dancesport, 319 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341. 7pm dance lesson followed by mix of ballroom and Latin dances from 8-11pm. All welcome - no partner necessary. Enjoy light appetizers and refreshments. 610-363-8679, website, or email (Updated 9/14/23)

Saturdays - Monthly. Social ballroom dancing hosted by the Swingalongs Dance Club. Central Bucks Senior Community Center, 700 Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, Pa 18901PA. Check website for details: website email (Updated 9/14/23)

Saturdays or Sundays– Monthly. Call for dates - International Folk Dance Party, Westfield Friends School, Rt 130 & Riverton Rd, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077, 8pm -10:05 dancing. $8 donation. 267-939-8137 or email. (Updated 8/25/19)

Saturdays, check schedule, Modern Western Square Dancing. Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103. 7 PM - 9:30 PM. Philadelphia's gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered (GLBT) square dance club, the Independence Squares, teach cumulative lessons in modern western square dance. Dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. Bring a friend or come alone; GLBT and straight dancers welcome. No previous experience is necessary.independencesquares.org, email (updated 1/15/20)

Occasional Saturdays, check for dates & locations. Cajun & Zydeco dancing with live bands usually from Louisiana. Allons Danser. instr. 7:30 p.m. dancing 8:30-midnight, email or website Cash bar available, plenty of free parking. (updated 9/14/23)



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