What we're about

What is our main purpose?
To provide dancers like us a fun place to meet, play, learn, and dance. Meet with people across NJ, NY, PA, and beyond for every kind of dancing - Swing, Ballroom, Tango, Latin. Unlike other dance meetups, our meetup leaders are just volunteers who dance for the pleasure of it!

Who should join us?
Dancers & aspiring dancers (Singles or Couples) who are interested in social dancing as a hobby. Beginners who are looking for avenues to learn and practice social dancing.

What are typical meetups like?
Take a dance lesson and then dance as little or as much as you please at the dance party.

Why should you join us?

To make new friends.

To engage in a fun hobby.

To learn a new dance.

To find a new dance partner.

To find a new party spot with old or new friends.

To exalt in and have fun dancing!

Upcoming events (5+)

Central Jersey Dance Society's Sunday Afternoon PURE Ballroom Dance Social

CJDS' Sunday afternoon Ballroom lesson and dance social 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Princeton NJ. Seasoned & beginner Ballroom dancers enjoy Tango, Cha Cha, Swing, Merengue, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Samba, Quickstep, Rumba, (and more) across the spacious Suzanne Patterson Center’s wood dance floor with CJDS’ welcoming atmosphere encouraging all to dance (no partners needed). Lesson: Quickstep 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Instructor: Skip Ansari DJ: Marc Liebeskind will DJ the ballroom classics Dance Social: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Danced up an appetite? Not to worry, there are light refreshments ! Cost: ONLY $15 (All Inclusive, Pay at door, $10 full time student ID)

Central Jersey Dance Society's Salsa Sensation - All Latin Night

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton


Salsa Sensation with Mike Andino and Carlos Hendricks. Every 1st Saturday of the month at the Susan Patterson Center except for this event due to Susan Patterson Center unavailable. Please note: this event will be held at UUC of Princeton instead. The dance is from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm and comes with 90 minute lessons from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm by, Mike Andino, out of Estilo Studio in Philadelphia. The lessons always cover a form of Latin dances: mainly Salsa of all levels, also the ever cool, suave Bachata, Cha Cha, and Merengue. The all Latin music is supplied by resident DJ, Carlos Hendricks. Both of the aforementioned professionals have been under contract with CJDS for going on 10+ years. So they must be doing things the right way. Our over 100+ regular dancers have come to know and love these two Pros. The well served venue used has forever been the Susan Patterson Center located at 45 Stockton Street/1 Monument Drive (for GPS) in Princeton, NJ 08540. Your feet will thank you after a night of dancing on its spacious wood floor! The cost is an all-inclusive $15.00 and includes an incredible snack and food spread and 3 hours of open dancing (8:30 pm - 11:30 pm) after the 90 minute lessons. What is offered here, ladies and gentlemen is an unbeatable value for an entertainment dollar. And no partner is needed. Mr Andino changes partners very often during his lesson which serves beginners well since they experience dancing with many people. So come join us and we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

(FREE) Stars - sponsored by the Princeton Public Library + Music & Vibes by CJDS

Come dance Salsa, Swing, Hustle, Cha Cha, Tango, Waltz, Bachata, Free Style, Line Dances under the stars in the beautiful downtown Princeton this Summer! The Princeton Public Library’s free outdoor dance in collaboration with the Central Jersey Dance Society will begin in May on a Friday and repeat on most every other Friday evening. Sponsored by the Princeton Public Library with music and vibes provided by the Central Jersey Dance Society! This fun summer dance became so popular is all because of Bob Bartolino who also manages the most popular Salsa Sensation dance for the Central Jersey Dance Society. Also, music is supported by the Central Jersey Dance Society member Lou Becerra who covers all dance disciplines and takes requests. Once the music fills the air the dance area in front of the Princeton Public Library (a.k.a Albert Hind's Community Plaza) becomes jammed with dancers jumping in right off the sidewalk. We received rave reviews from those in attendance. Grab a bite or dessert at Princeton's great restaurants and stroll over for an incredible fun evening.

Central Jersey Dance Society's No Name Dance !!

Suzanne Patterson Center

Exciting dance socials are happening at the No Name California Mix. The dances are located in Princeton, NJ. There are typically many friendly people to dance with, great lessons and music! Lesson: West Coast Swing 7:30 pm-8:30 pm Instructor: Diane K. Nardone Dance Social: 8:30 pm- 11:30 pm DJ: Charlie and Faith Wright California Mix Dance Party. Refreshments included. Admission: $15 per Adult / Current full time College students with ID $10.

Past events (619)

Central Jersey Dance Society's No Name Dance !!

Suzanne Patterson Center

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