What we're about

EVK is "One of a Kind"

Our Motto:

If it's not fun, we ain't doing it!

EVK was created for people who like Country and/or Swing dancing, and for those who want to discover the joy of it. In just 4 years our membership has grown to almost 1,500 members while maintaining a 5-star rating. Seems something special is happening here!

We embrace dancers of all skill levels, from "brand new" to "advanced". We have established a culture that is warm and inviting and where everyone helps everyone out no matter what their skill level.

We strive for "excellence in all we do". That is part of what makes EVK special.

EVK meetups include:

Group Dance lessons: We have group lesson series that typically span a 4-week period. By the end of the series, you not only know the particular dance step being taught, but you also have gotten to know the people in your group.

Individual or Couples Dance Lessons: Private lessons for individuals or couples can also be arranged with our instructors. Also small groups and private parties. See below for the list of dance styles that you can learn.

"Country Rain and Dance Sensation™": This is our premiere event! It is more than a dance event; it is an "evening out". Each one has a unique theme; separate lessons for beginners and intermediates followed by an open dance. Special surprises sprinkled throughout the evening (e.g. raffles, dance mixers, etc.). There's always something new to keep every event fresh and exciting.

"Friday Night Out": Stay tuned for New Member welcome nights

"Dinner & Dancing": Some of the venues where we hold meetups also have good restaurants (e.g. Handlebar J's and Harold's). So these make for a very fun night out.

Click here to view our calendar of currently scheduled events. (http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyKickers/calendar)

EVK Meetup Locations:

Bourbon Jack's in Chandler

Casino Arizona in the Arizona Lounge

Handlebar J's (north Scottsdale)

Harold's & Buffalo Chip (Cave Creek)

Cactus Moon (Mesa)

Denim & Diamonds (Mesa)

And we are always looking for new venues and different things to do!

EVK Dance Lessons include:

Arizona Two Step

Progressive Two Step

Nightclub Two Step

Country Waltz

West Coast Swing

East Coast Swing

Cha Cha

Triple 2 Step

Line Dances

To view our calendar of current events, click here (http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyKickers/calendar/)

Upcoming events (5+)

FUN Line Dance Workshop!

Kaleidoscope Dance


Join us for our FUN Line Dance Workshop! Two classes, beginning and intermediate. Dances taught will start with easy and move into some intermediate; Dances such as Bullfrog on a Log, Cab Driver, Just Playing Possum, Cut A Rug, Knockin' Boots, Cowboy Hustle, Wagon Wheel, Back on Texas Time and more! This class will be a fun, energizing class that will help get your body moving, fill you with energy, increase coordination and build new neural pathways which aids in cognitive acuity and memory increase! You can wear tennis shoes, or smooth leather sole shoes, flip flops are not recommended. AND learn the popular line dances AND it is so much FUN! $15 for both sessions or $10 for one session. Dance video demos of some of my dances can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRxTjc_HPqA My Youtube channel is under Laina Lee Kaleidoscope Dance Studio is a beautiful facility with a gorgeous wooden floor! It is located off the 101 fwy and Guadalupe in Mesa. Just behind the Circle K on the SE corner. Capacity is limited to 25 people, so PLEASE honor your RSVP. Laina Lee[masked] Kaleidoscope Dance 2848 S Carriage Ln, Mesa, Arizona[masked]

Country Rain Waltz Lessons & Dance!

NRG Ballroom


The lessons will be Waltz Country Rain© is the preeminent party event for country and swing dancing in the Valley! This event is designed for dancers of all levels -- from aspiring to expert. The evening includes dance lessons followed by open dancing. No partner is needed. Both couples and singles are welcome. DANCE LESSONS: > Lessons are designed to meet your skill level > The BASIC/BEGINNER lesson is taught by Laina in Ballroom B > The INTERMEDIATE lesson is taught by Mona in Ballroom A LESSON SCHEDULE: > February 8: West Coast Swing > February 22: Waltz > March 14: Progressive 2 Step >March 28: Night Club 2 Step TIMES: > 7:30 – 8:30pm:----- Dance Lessons > 8:30 – 11:00pm:----- Open Dancing LOCATION: > NRG Ballroom (formerly Paragon), 931 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ COST: > $10 CASH for the entire evening (no credit cards please) MUSIC SELECTION: > A great mix of country and contemporary music. > Have a favorite song? Send us your requests and we’ll do our best to include it. SPECIAL TOUCHES: > Refreshments: Light refreshments including lemonade and hardy punch > Dance Mixers: These are fun icebreakers creating an opportunity to mingle with a variety of people. LAINA LEE: > With over 25 years of dance experience, Laina has taught numerous couples and individuals the joy of dancing. From Country to NY Hustle to pre-wedding couples, she loves sharing her passion of dance! Laina keeps current through attending on-going workshops and professional instruction, while continuing to be a competitive dancer and performer. Originator of the performing line dance team, Renegade Ropers. > For more information on group lessons, private lessons, or to see her event calendar, visit www.dancelane.net or call Laina at[masked]

Line Dancing at Optum Care Open to EVKers!

Optum Care

Beginning Line Dance Class 1:00 (This class is full) Intermediate Line Dance Class 2:00 - We have openings in this class! It is on the SE corner of Alma School Rd and Chandler Heights, Chandler These classes are for active adults over 55 who are members of Optum Care, and EVK members have been invited to join in! They are free as part of the service of Optum Care. What better way is there to get exercise and have some fun! The beginner class will start with basic, easy dances, working on learning basic footwork to fun, energetic music! The intermediate class will focus on a little bit faster songs with more steps with fun, energetic music! Classroom size is limited to 27 to ensure room for everyone. Please dress appropriately, dance shoes or tennis shoes, no hard soled boots or flip flops please for your safety and the sake of the floating dance floor. Thanks!

FREE AZ 2 Step Lessons at Bourbon Jacks in Chandler!

FUN NIGHT!! 7:30-8:00 Beginner Arizona 2 Step Lesson 8:00-8:20 Intermediate-Advanced Lesson 8:20-8:30 Line Dance Lesson Come join the fun! We will be teaching Arizona 2 Step Lessons followed by a line dance at Bourbon Jack's is in Old Town Chandler near San Tan Brewery. Followed by open dancing until 10:00 or longer! Fun, friendly people! Check out their great food and drink specials! Their food is excellent! Everything I have had has been great from their cornbread to the shrimp to their chicken sandwich! Come by early and have some eats! Please support the restaurant in appreciation of free lessons! Lessons 7:30-8:30 followed by open dancing to great country music! NO PARTNER needed for lessons, we always rotate throughout the lessons! Come check it out and join the FUN!!

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