Thursday, January 23, 2003
Here's some local places where you can learn to dance, and regular dance clubs where you can put those lessons to use:
Salinas School of Dance Tap, ballet, pointe and jazz classes. 40 W. Gabilan St., Salinas. 424-4655.
Huntington Conservatory Professional School of Dance Ballet, tap, hip-hop and other classes. 139 Monterey St., Salinas. 754-5984.
Monterey Peninsula Dance, Inc. Ballroom dancing for all levels of skill, $10 per class. 71 Soledad Dr., Monterey. 648-8725.
American Dancesport Academy Ballroom, swing, and Latin dance classes. Couples and singles welcome. Private lessons also available. 540 Calle Principale, Monterey. 353-5533.
Carmel Ballet Academy Ballet, tap, modern and jazz dance, along with acting and voice classes and performances. Mission and Eighth Ave., Carmel. 624-3729.
Classical Ballet School at the Marina Grange Specializes in the Cecchetti style of ballet. 213 Carmel Ave., Marina. 384-3626.
SpectorDance Creative movement, ballet, yoga, and many other classes for all skill levels. 3343 Paul Thomas Dr., Marina. 625-0453.
Line Dance Classes 9am-noon, Monday and Wednesday at the American Legion Hall, top of Jefferson St., Monterey. 373-1171.
International Folk Dancing 7-9pm Wednesday class for beginners and intermediate line dancers. $1. Monterey Neighborhood Center, Dickman between Lighthouse and Foam, Monterey. 372-7730, 624-6060 or 625-9867.
Argentine Tango Classes Tuesday and Thursday. 7pm beginners class, 8:10pm intermediate class. $10. Various locations in Carmel and Pacific Grove, visit www.tangomontereybay.com for more information.
Hora Karmel Folk Dance Thursdays, 6:30 for beginners, 7:30 intermediate. Couples and singles welcome. Free. Marina Recreation Center, Second Ave. and Ninth St., Marina. 384-8129.
Sage Stompers Square Dancing 8pm Tuesdays. No partner necessary. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby, Seaside. 899-0752 or 375-2354.
Sunday Night Salsa 7pm. Basic and intermediate classes. $8 single, $15 couple. Holistic Elements, 104 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 644-9588.
City of Monterey Salsa Three-week salsa class, Wednesdays beginning Feb. 19, at the Monterey Youth Center. Ages 16+. Pre-register at the Monterey Recreation and Community Services Dept., 546 Dutra St., Monterey. 646-3866.
Chautauqua Hall Dances 7pm-10pm, every Saturday night since 1946! Rumba, tango, samba, cha-cha and more.$4 members, $5 non-members. Chautauqua Hall, Central and 16th, Pacific Grove.
Brazilian Samba Classes 6pm Wednesdays. Drumming and dancing to samba beats. Drummers come at 6:15, dancers at 7:15. Teenagers and adults welcome. $10. Chautauqua Hall, Central and 16th, Pacific Grove.
Swing Dance Wed., 9pm. Japanese American Citizen League Hall, 424 Adams St., Monterey. 373-6738.
Contra Dance First and third Saturday of the month. 7pm class, 7:30 party. YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey. 373-7559.
Belly Dancing with Jamaica Tuesday, 8:30am or 6:30pm; and Thursday, 6:30pm, classes offered for beginners or those who have some belly dance experience. Wednesday, 6:30pm for advanced dancers. Encore Boutique, 115 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-1700.
Belly Dancing with Janette Janette Brenner teaches an introduction to belly dance Monday 6pm or Saturday 10am. Intermediate classes offered Tuesday, 6pm, and Saturday, 11am. Tuesday, 7:15pm for advanced dancers. Park Avenue Performing Arts Studio, 33 Park Ave., Monterey, 384-4141. For early risers, Janette also teaches an introduction to belly dance Monday, 7:30am and Wednesday 8:45am at Garden Health & Fitness, 2000 Garden Rd., Monterey, 646-0550.