Let's go swing dancing!
Dancing again anyone? Or, for the first time?
One or two hundred people get together twice a week to dance it up. It's a great environment, friendly to new dancers, or "non-dancers". They've got classes before hand if you want to learn something or break some ice. Let's go. Because ... Friday.
Here's what it looks like:http://youtu.be/7IoEWQRdl0M?t=59s
And here's a quintessential clip: http://youtu.be/qkthxBsIeGQ
If you want to take a class, there is a cost. It's $15 for a class [and it includes the dance, afterward]. Their calendar has more classes and details. The beginning class starts at 7:45.
After the classes, lots more people show up to dance to the DJ-ed music. If you're sorta shy, well lots of people are, but you can stick with the Nerds until you warm up to the place!
The price is included with a class. It's $10 for just the dance ($8 for students w/ ID). Music starts up at 8:30 and goes until, maybe 2am. People from the classes often hang around, and other people show up. Everybody's really pretty friendly.
To get there, check out this map: http://atomicballroom.com/location-information.php
The place is close to John Wayne Airport, just off of Redhill. The parking lot can be a maze. There are at least twelve ways to get directly there. Let the map be your cheat sheet to find the easy one.
Trust me, look at the map. It'll save you time.