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Swing & Salsa
San Diego
Thursday nights - 7pm-10pm

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Swing & Salsa San Diego

  • Our Dance Group normally meets on Thursday nights in Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado room 203 from 7pm-10pm

  • 1920's Charleston/Swing

  • Latin - Bachata

  • 1930's Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag

  • Latin - Cumbia

  • 1940's Big Band

  • Latin - Merengue

  • 1950's Sock Hop

  • Latin - Quebradita

  • 1960's Rockabilly and Bossa Nova

  • Latin - Reggeaton

  • 1970's - Disco and Hustle

  • Latin - Tango and Milonga

  • 1980's Retro Swing

  • Latin - Cha Cha Cha

  • 2020's Electro Swing

$2 cover for the evening.  We are part of the International Dance Association of San Diego County.

Balboa Park Harvest Festival 2023 *** FREE ***

Saturday Sep 16 and Sunday Sep 17, 12 noon-4:00pm

September 16 -  Saturday

Host: Cabrillo Folk Dancers

12:00 p.m. Warm-up Dancing

1:00 p.m. Teaching of Israeli dances by Michael-Leonard Creditor

2 p.m. Peformance by the Oriental Gems Belly Dancers

2:30 p.m. Teaching of Couple Dances by David Odenwalder

3:30 p.m.  Requests and fun dancing

September 17 - Sunday

         Host:  SD Intl and San Diego Folk Dancers

12:00 p.m. Warm-up Dancing

1:00 p.m. Teaching of couple dances and mixers by Georgina Sham

2 p.m. Teaching of Balkan line dances by Michael-Leonard Creditor

3:00 p.m.  Open dancing - requests and reviews

4:00 p.m. End of Festival - Everybody cleanup

Harvest Festival Balboa Park (google.com)

Saturday, Sept 16, 2023  Additional evening parties:
4:00pm-6:30pm Big Band Party (1940's vs 1980's) COST: $5

1940's Big Band vs 1980's Little Band + Cumbia & Cha Cha Cha (Playlist: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOPSETBUgvQ&list=PL8TanXU59LwGHD0oLr5NM-wPvqNYkCnLx&index=1

Hosted by Swing & Salsa, San Diego https://idasdc.wixsite.com/swingsalsa


6:30pm–9:30pm Contra/English/Square dance Cost: $10

calling Frannie Marr with live music by Audrey Jaber (fiddle) and Chip Prince (piano) 

Hosted by San Diego Folk Heritage / Contra Dancers

https://sdfolkheritage.org/contradance/


Location: Balboa Park Club, Balboa Park

2144 Pan American W Rd, San Diego, CA 92101

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Twilight Summer Concerts
Balboa Park Organ Pavilion - 6:30pm-7:30pm
Dance Instruction 5pm-6pm before concerts

Twilight Concerts 2023 

  DATE     Group/Performer Name    Dance style taught

Wed June 21 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble - Folk dance - https://www.hillcrestwindensemble.com/

 

Thu June 22   San Diego Concert Band - Ballroom dance - http://www.sandiegoconcertband.com/

Tue June 27   Marcia Forman Band - Folk dance - https://www.marciaformanband.com/   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?  list=PL8TanXU59LwHtY-lFrkS-xcfE99OE9Ixr

 

Wed June 28 Jazz Jammers - 1920's & 2020's Jazz - https://www.facebook.com/people/Jazz-Jammers/100063624635768/

 

Thu June 29   Afrotruko - Salsa - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwH5lYp32UltUXo32gl_wJ9c

Tue July 4      No Concert/Holiday

 

Wed July 5     Blondiego - Blondie Tribute 80's dance - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwE7nXnfHNBK6k6GDdA44hml

 

Thu July 6      3 Car Garage - classic rock -  http://3car-garage.com/   *** Their website shows over 85 songs classic Rock & Roll songs they perform.  My playlist with the 30 most danceable songs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjyj8qnqkYI&list=PL8TanXU59LwEqgwAlv-OBTbpC3YXTcc_u 

Tue July 11     American Fly Boyz - 1940's music & dances - https://www.facebook.com/americanflyboys/  My playlist with 22 1940's style songs similar to the American Fly Boyz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGWbSZhXFb0&list=PL8TanXU59LwE4rFj1Fm0wqeLH2P-eXMTa

 

Wed July 12   Pomerado Community Band - Folk dance - https://pomeradoband.org/

 

Thu July 13    Ginger Cowgirl - Honkey Tonk music/dance - https://www.stacyantonel.com/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwHdLe5meUnjcDwBsIKRVsDe

Tue July 18 Back Pocket Whiskey Fellas - Irish dances - https://asspocketwhiskeyfellas.com/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwH1lzo0nZSi_WHsuhMGRWvB

Wed July 19    Bayou Brothers - Cajun/Zydeco dance - https://www.facebook.com/TheBayouBrothers/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwHdalidXrJGQxiSeQaYzIog

Thu July 20     Classic Buzz Band - https://www.facebook.com/classicbuzzband/ Queen & Van Halen Tribute - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwEWMNObs-7sWERqHHn5AxUW

Tue July 25      8 Track Highway - 1970's Hustle and Disco - https://8trackhighway.wixsite.com/band  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwHi_5WCeviSFhBD-7x2zjVX

Wed July 26     New Catillacs - Swing/Jitterbug - https://www.facebook.com/NewCatillacs/ 1950's list: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSzdn8ipyws&list=PL8TanXU59LwHcT8Us2xmGRodh1HC2jr8V

Thu July 27     Rockin’ Jazz Band - Cha Cha - https://www.facebook.com/rockinjazzband/

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwHMzGLBCNJRnVC5vJ1ZQDBC

​Tue Aug 1        Summer Winds Orchestra - Folk Dance - https://www.sdwinds.org/

 

Wed Aug 2      Santaways - Santana Tribute Salsa & Cha Cha - http://www.santanaways.com/ 

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwGdDlGiTC9M3O4D53fYAg00

 

Thu Aug 3       Jimmy's Buffett - Tropical tribute band​ - https://www.thejimmysbuffet.com/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPYNL5ioo8E&list=PL8TanXU59LwFiT8L_D1F3orNp3aIIAPqH

Tue Aug 8        Moxie - San Diego 80's Girl Band - https://www.moxiegirlband.com/index.html

 

Wed Aug 9      Jack Attack - https://www.jackattackband.com/  Playlist with 20 Jazz songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hf1t_BXGfk&list=PL8TanXU59LwFukd3aEaqF5yCO5H7hHv6N

 

Thu Aug 10     Moonlight Serenade (Ice cream) - Ballroom dance -  https://themso.com/ 

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwHpX3K09wQnc3fvCxOWffzc

Tue Aug  15     Kearney Mesa Concert Band - Folk dance - https://www.kearnymesaconcertband.com/

 

Wed Aug  16   Mariachi Continental de San Diego - https://sayitwithmariachi.com/

 

Thu Aug  17     The Stoney B Blues Band - Blues dance - https://stoneybblues.com/

Tue Aug  22      Coronado Concert Band - Folk Dance - https://coronadoconcertband.org/  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwHtY-lFrkS-xcfE99OE9Ixr

 

Wed Aug  23    Lady J & Soulful Knights - Motown dance - https://www.facebook.com/earthmoversblues/

 

Thu Aug 24       Navy Band Southwest - Ballroom dance - https://www.facebook.com/navybandsouthwest/

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