Let's go Swing Dancing (beginning lesson and social dance)

Atomic Ballroom in Irvine is one of the hottest spots for Swing Dancing in OC! Friday night often brings 200+ people of all ages and they have a friendly environment where everyone dances with everyone else.

We will do the beginner lesson from 7:45 to 8:30, then there is music and open dancing from 8:30 onwards (dancing goes until past midnight). If anyone wants to they can do the intermediate or advanced lessons which are held at the same time.

No experience necessary, and no partner required. For the lesson, they will pair you with someone else who needs a partner, and everyone rotates within the group so you can meet with everyone.

Meet in front of Atomic at 7:00 pm. We'll wait for everyone then go inside at 7:30 pm for everyone to sign in. The reason I'm making the meet up time early is so that we have time to chat and say hello to everyone from 7 to 7:30 because once we go in and join the lesson there will be less opportunity for conversation. If you want to have dinner before, post here and I might organize something.

If you've never been to Atomic, I have coupons from their refer a friend program for you all. Your first lesson and evening dance is FREE if you say you were referred by a friend and give them my name (Ben Cole). (And then I get rewards points, wohoo!)

Map and GPS directions to the address are difficult to follow. The GPS will lead you astray! Follow the directions on this PDF: http://atomicballroom.com/Atomic%20Ballroom%20Directions.pdf (You can't turn in to the parking lot from Red Hill Ave, you must enter from Main St then drive around the parking lot to Atomic)

You can wear whatever you like; it's casual. Many people choose to dress up and you do in fact get asked to dance more if you are dressed up just a little bit. Wear shoes that you are comfortable in and that won't fall off your feet! (avoid shoes with heels)

If you're planning on coming back to Atomic for more swing dancing (I go most Fridays - come join!) then look at their Groupons which are a steal: http://www.groupon.com/deals/atomic-ballroom-3

Not convinced? Confused about what Swing Dancing is? Want to see a cool video from Atomic? Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GSjmVwA3S00


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  • Ben C.

    We moved inside

    December 6, 2013

  • Ben C.

    Just got here, Im out front! Wearing a black sweater and black jeans.

    December 6, 2013

  • Ben C.

    Hello everyone, the plan is to meet in front of Atomic tomorrow at 7:00pm. Make sure to read the directions on how to get there! You'll never find it if you just follow a GPS. It's in a complex with a parking lot that you have to drive around in a bit. We will hang out in front of Atomic from 7:00 to 7:30 so that everyone can mingle and get to know everyone else. Because it's quite crowded inside, try to get to know some folks before we go in so that you can reconnect with them throughout the evening. It's going to be a ton of fun!

    December 5, 2013

  • Sanjeet U.

    Hey Ben how much is it if you have been I went years ago so I'm not sure if I am still in the system?

    November 29, 2013

    • Ben C.

      Black friday sale link: http://atomicballroom...­ (Though if you plan to go back a couple of times, the groupon is by far the best deal)

      November 29, 2013

    • Sanjeet U.

      Thanks for that info I did a private lesson only but I'll call them thanks!

      November 29, 2013

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