For over 40 years, the Balboa Park Dancers meet weekly on Friday and Sunday nights at the historic Balboa Park Club in Balboa Park. We provide an inspiring environment and huge hardwood dance floor for learning and improving dance skills. Couples and those without partners are welcome. Lower-heeled, closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are recommended for dancing. For more tips, check our Ballroom Etiquette page.
Each night we teach group lessons in 3 levels of instruction, beginning, intermediate, and advanced, in one smooth or standard ballroom dance and one rhythm or Latin style, changing dances monthly. Both lessons cost only $4 for club members, $6 for non-members, $4 for active military with ID, and $4 for full-time students with ID.
During the year, we cover ballroom dances and more: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Rumba, Samba, Cha-cha, Hustle, Viennese Waltz, Bolero, Salsa, Eastcoast and Westcoast Swing. Our teaching generally follows the USISTD Syllabus.
The second Friday of each month is usually a party night of social dancing and mixers with only one special lesson provided by our Host/DJ. Party night for members is free; non-members pay just $6. Occasionally a party night may include live music or performances. Check the schedule to see where and when we are dancing.
Dancers are encouraged to change partners during class and during general dancing sessions, so it is not necessary to arrive with a partner. Switch out those two left feet! Have fun, get some exercise, and meet your fellow dancers. Annual Dance Calendar July: Foxtrot, Rumba, August: Quickstep, Bolero, September: Waltz, East Coast Swing, October: Tango, Cha-Cha-Cha, November: Foxtrot, Samba December: Waltz, West Coast Swing Jan: Viennese Waltz, Nightclub Two Step, February: Tango, Cha-Cha-Cha, March: Foxtrot, Salsa, April: Quickstep, Rumba,May: Waltz, Nightclub Two Step, June: Tango, Hustle