What we're about

I started this group to invite more people to my ballroom and Latin dance classes so I can share my passion for dance. In these classes you will make friends and learn everything you need to know to tear it up on the dance floor. We'll also be having outings to ballroom and Latin dance events. If there is enough interest from advanced dancers, we might start a ballroom performance group and/or a quarterly formal ball at an upscale venue with a large floor and live ballroom music (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese waltz, and Quickstep). (E-mail me if you are interested in either of these projects.) You should join if you want to get in better shape, bring more joy to your life, and meet cool people.

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Beginning Salsa Dance Class

Hollywood Dance Center

Mary Scanlon will be teaching L.A. Style Salsa for the beginning dancer. You will learn step by step footwork, easy combinations, solid partnering technique, and tips for social dancing. You will learn a lot in these fun classes. Cost $12 / class Singles and Couples Welcome: We rotate partners as we learn the dance patterns. It's a great place to make new friends. No Experience Needed No need to register in advance. Just RSVP here and come at 7:15 P.M. to register. Attire: Dress is casual. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable - some people wear button down shirts or cute skirts. Please do not wear watches, bracelets, or rings other than wedding/engagement rings in class. Shoes with leather, suede, or vegan suede soles will make it easier to dance. Ladies are encouraged to wear practice shoes or heels. If you wear heels, they should be be no higher than 3" and the ankle strap must keep the shoe attached to your foot as you spin. Men do best in comfortable dress shoes with leather soles or dance shoes with suede or vegan suede soles. Tennis shoes, rubber soles, soles with tread, platform, and flip flop style shoes make it more difficult to dance, but all types of shoes will be permitted in the beginning level classes.

Intermediate Salsa Dance Class

Hollywood Dance Center

Mary Scanlon demonstrates step by step footwork, cool combinations, partnering technique, partner styling, tips and tricks for L.A. style salsa. You will learn a lot in this fun class. We rotate partners as we learn the dance patterns, so it is a great place to make new friends. Intermediate Class Prerequisites: The Basic, Side Step, Men's and Women's Basic Turns, Cross Body Lead, Cumbia, Open Break Cost: $12 (cash only) Attire: Dress is casual. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable - some people wear button down shirts or cute skirts. Please do not wear watches, bracelets, or rings other than wedding/engagement rings in class.

Potluck Picnic with live band and dancing at LACMA

Hancock Park in LACMA

Salsa Dance Potluck Picnic at LACMA Saturday, May 25th 5 - 7 P.M. 2019 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Hancock Park 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Good food, great people, salsa dancing to live music in the SoCal sunshine... and it's free! This event is part of the Latin Sounds series at LACMA. There will be live music and an outdoor dance floor. This is a pot-luck style picnic so bring something - picnic baskets, blankets, wine and cheese, desserts, appetizers, water, beer, soda, fruit vegetables, healthy snacks, etc. to share with the group. If you are coming PLEASE take a moment to RSVP here and see what others are bringing and post what you will be bringing so we have a good mix of food, drinks, and supplies. You may also want to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, or low sitting beach chairs. To find us, look for a balloon at our blanket. We won't be checking messages on Meet-Up or our phones during the event, so be sure to ask any questions you may have in advance.

Beginning Salsa Dance Class

Hollywood Dance Center

Mary Scanlon will be teaching L.A. Style Salsa for the beginning dancer. You will learn step by step footwork, easy combinations, solid partnering technique, and tips for social dancing. You will learn a lot in these fun classes. Cost $12 / class Singles and Couples Welcome: We rotate partners as we learn the dance patterns. It's a great place to make new friends. No Experience Needed Free and east street parking No need to register in advance. Just RSVP here and come at 7:15 P.M. to register. Attire: Dress is casual. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable - some people wear button down shirts or cute skirts. Please do not wear watches, bracelets, or rings other than wedding/engagement rings in class. Shoes with leather, suede, or vegan suede soles will make it easier to dance. Ladies are encouraged to wear practice shoes or heels. If you wear heels, they should be be no higher than 3" and the ankle strap must keep the shoe attached to your foot as you spin. Men do best in comfortable dress shoes with leather soles or dance shoes with suede or vegan suede soles. Tennis shoes, rubber soles, soles with tread, platform, and flip flop style shoes make it more difficult to dance, but all types of shoes will be permitted in the beginning level classes.

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Intermediate Salsa Dance Class

Hollywood Dance Center

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