Come join a joyous mass of dancing Angelenos on a long summer night. Relive the 70s where life was far out and trippy, colors exploded, and big hair and loud music dominated. Free dance lessons, live bands, DJs, and an open atmosphere make for a opportunity to get your groove on.
What to Expect
• The event is FREE and no tickets or sign-ups are required
• No experience necessary. All ages and levels welcome
• Beginning dance lessons are taught at 6:30, 7:45, and 8:30
• Music provided by DJ and live band
• Food and drink is available onsite
• Dancing is MANDATORY :)
What to Wear
While Dancing is mandatory, clothing is not. You can score major points in my style handbook by dressing appropriately. Channeling the 70s is not difficult. In fact you probably have the essentials in your wardrobe already. Perhaps you're just a few thrift store items away from the perfect outfit. Short on ideas? Here's some Guys and Gals.
The event is first come, first serve. Arrive early at the Music Center. The dance floor gets crowded after 7:30, but the music is loud and you can dance anywhere. For those coming late from work, you can still catch the dance lessons at 7:45 and 8:30.
Underground self-parking is available at the Music Center Garage for $9. Look for the entrance on Grand Avenue between First Street and Temple Street.
I highly recommend public transit if you live in the San Gabriel Valley. At the previous Downtown Dance we had a few guests arrive by train, which was super convenient. Why pay for gas and parking and brave traffic when you have a train system that runs past midnight?
After the last dance we'll take a short trip to Little Tokyo for a late supper. There are a smorgasbord of restaurants open late, including Ramen Houses, Curry Houses, Sushi Bars, Shabu Shabu, and Izakaya. My default preference is Suehiro Cafe, which offers a range of Japanese cuisine at an affordable rate.
A Final Word
We'll see you there!