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Class Schedule

Fridays: 7:30 pm & 8:20 pm
Sundays: 7:00 pm & 7:50 pm

Doors open at 6:45 pm both nights.

Special Dance Times
See monthly schedule for dates when our dance space will be closed or dances held at an alternate location.

Click HERE for the
Class Schedule

 

"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals." - Charles Baudelaire

Balboa Park Dancers Ballroom Dance Club

San Diego, California

 

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 class night we teach group lessons at 3 levels of instruction, beginning, intermediate, and advanced, in one smooth or standard ballroom dance and one rhythm or Latin style, changing dances monthly; we have practice time before and after the classes. Admission costs only $4 for 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.  The entrance fee 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.

 

To receive email updates, please sign up for our free  NewsNotes  listed on the left hand side of this page.   All dancers must subscribe to receive these updates.

 

Annual Dance Calendar

 

MonthSmooth/Standard
Rhythm/Latin
January Viennese Waltz Nightclub Two Step
February American/International Tango Cha-Cha-Cha
March Foxtrot Salsa
April Quickstep Rumba
May Waltz Nightclub Two Step
June American/International Tango Hustle
July Foxtrot Rumba
August Quickstep East Coast Swing
September Waltz Bolero
October American/International Tango Cha-Cha-Cha
November Foxtrot Samba
December Waltz West Coast Swing

 

Your Board of Directors


President & Board Chair:  Tim Waldowski

Immediate Past President:  Jim Beaver

Vice President:  Carl Jeffrey

Membership Chair and Trustee: Barbara Waldowski

Secretary: Luis Leon

Treasurer - Books:  Maria Sandstrom

Treasurer - Cash:  Tammy Ying

IDA Delegate:  Dorothy Jenison

IDA Delegate:  James Wang

IDA Delegate:  James Chiu


Contact Us: president.bpd@gmail.com

 


July Schedule

We are teaching Foxtrot and Rumba.  We have one dark night on 7/21 - remember to check our calendar for last minute changes. Our monthly dance party will be on the 14th hosted by John Nagel.


Announcements

Facebook

The club now has a Facebook page.  Please visit and join to receive the latest updates.

 

Lost and found

Items left in the ballroom last year are going to be given to charity if not claimed by the end of March.  If you forgot something please pick it up.


Membership

Membership renewal and applications  for 2017 is ongoing.  Try go complete registration before January to avoid the last minute rush.  The membership period is always from 1/1 to 12/31 and we do not prorate the membership fees.


NewsNotes

To receive an email announcing our monthly schedule, plus immediate notification of any cancellation or move to another building, select NewsNotes on the left hand side of this page.

 

Some email services will filter or block the NewsNotes messages.  If you don't receive our email at least once a month contact us to resolve the problem.

 

If you are a member and we don't have a current email addess you may not get  last minute notifications.

 

What we teach


Whether it be ballroom, latin, swing or nightclub dancing,   Balboa Park Dancers Ballroom Dance Club has something for you!


We meet twice a week, on Friday and Sunday evenings and hold two lessons per evening.  We have beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes running at the same time so yu advanced at your own pace.

Both lessons cost only $4 for members, $6 for non-members, and $4 for students and military. 

Memberships are $20 per 12 month period  (January through December), and include free admission to monthly Party Nights.


Memberships are available from our Membership Chair and our Cashiers, just inside the ballroom.  We accept cash, or checks only with approved ID.


Click HERE to see the Class Schedule of what we are teaching this month

 

Did you know? The social expectation of male initiative is of course also the reason that conventionally in ballroom dancing, the man "leads", and the lady "follows": i.e. the man is basically responsible for the choregraphy and directions of travel. The non-trivial female responsibility is to follow this lead without apparent effort, and to look beautiful. A common saying is that the man is the 'frame' and the lady is the 'picture'.