Dancing in San Diego

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Phone Numbers: Richard (619) 737-7522  Judy (619) 737-7598 Thanks, Richard



Links. If you have more please send them to me

(San Diego Round Dance Instructors Webpage)

(Dance Classes SDSDA)  

(San Diego Square Dance Association)

(Palomar Square Dance Association)

(Back Country Square Dance Association)

(San Diego Square Dance Callers Association)

(Dancer Digest)

(Glen and Helen’s Dance Website)    if you are not an ICBDA member and you would like access to this website,
send me an e-mail and I will confirm that you are a dancer, they will send you a user name and password.

(Art and Jacquie’s Choreographed Ballroom Dances Website)




Square Dance Night At The Fair 2019
June 2, 2019 5:30 to 6:30  and 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Deadline for Sign-up is April 20, 2019 11:59 PM
Location: Infield Stage
Callers: Leo Catt & Kathy Ford
Cuers: Rey and Sherry Garza
Couples must sign up separately in order for each to receive a pass.
Parking passes are limited so couples will receive one parking pass.




 Sunday, April 14, 2019


Ruffles n’ Beaus War Memorial Building
1.       Ken and Bea Shelby teaching Square Dancing
alternating Basic, Mainstream and Plus Dancing
Ken Shelby caller/instructor
5:30 to 7:30 PM  Square Dancing 
Information: Ken Shelby (858)401-3856

2.       Richard and Judy Cartwright teaching Round Dancing
Adding new dances each week and reinforcing cues already taught.
Hearing Assist Available.
7:30 to 9:00 PM Rumba Phase 3+ & 4+
In the next few weeks we will be teaching:
Cross Body, Develope, Flirt, Latin Wisk, Trade Places, Alternative Basic,
and possibly Open Hip Twist.
9:00 to 9:30 PM Dancing Waltz and Twostep.
Information: Richard Cartwright (619)737-7522


*****Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sundown Squares Party Night
“Dogs and Cats Benefit Dance”
Andy Allemao calling
Milton Alexander cueing
4:00 PM Jam Session
5:00 to 6:45 PM Square Dance Lessons
6:45 to 7:00 PM Line Dancing
7:00 PM Plus Squares with Rounds
Donations will go to the new El Cajon Animal Shelter
LOCATION: Performing Arts Room, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA
Questions: Rosanne 619 857-0436


Monday, April 15, 2019


***** SDRDI Round Dance Classes
At the War Memorial Building in Balboa Park

1.       6:15 to 7:45 PM Dancing and Phase 3 & 3+ Waltz Class
Bill and Beth Davenport Instructors
2.       7:45 to 9:45 PM Phase 4 to 6 Classes and Dancing
Rey and Sherry Garza Instructors
$5.00 pp


***** Monday Nights Lighthouse Squares
Hexagon dancing in which six couples perform

traditional Square Dance Calls. No Hexperience Necessary.
Andy Allemao calling
7 to 9 PM Location Recital Hall
Information contact Tami 
Phone 619.425.4973
No Rounds


*****Crazy 8’s Square and Round Dance Club
Leo Catt caller
7 to 8:30 PM Mainstream Lessons with Workshop
8:30 to9:30 PM Plus Lessons With Workshop
Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane, Ramona 92065
Questions Call or text: 253-632-7240


Dancing Round on Monday is back!
With Buddy and Debra Weaver instructing
Painted Rock Elementary School 
16711 Martincoit Road, Poway
7:00 to 8:30 PM Cha Cha Lessons 
8:30 to 9:20 PM Phase III-IV Dance/Workshop


Tuesday, April 16, 2019


***** Tuesdays
Valley Twirlers

6:30 to 7:30 PM, Class no partner or fancy attire needed,
7:30 to 9:00 PM Plus and Floor Level Dancing
Steve Moore teaching and calling
Bostonia Recreation Center
1049 Bostonia Street, El Cajon
$5.00 per person
Information call Paul (619) 466-1681
No Rounds


*****Tuesday Nights Choreograph Ballroom Dance Class
Beginning Two Step - No partner or experience necessary.
7 - 9 PM at the Garzienda, Vista, CA
Regina Aubrey, cuer/instructor  -
Call for info and directions 760-586-4199



Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Bill Hale’s Choreographed Ballroom Dance Class
(with assistance from Jane Stokes)
Class 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Party 7:00 to 9:00 PM 
Monte Vista Village Lodge, 
2211 Massachusetts Ave, Lemon Grove $5.00
Questions? Niki 619-448-8088 or talk to Bill or Jane


*****Every Wednesday Night
Finest City Squares      
War Memorial Building
Andy Allemao calling
6:30 to 7:30: Plus
7:30 to 9:00: Beginning Class
9:00 to 9:30: A2 Dancing
No Rounds


 Thursday, April 18, 2019


***** Thursdays
Steve Moore calling
Location:  Recital Hall
A2 dance from 6:30 to 8:15 (5th Thursdays Party Night)
8:15 to 9:45 PM Class Advanced
$4.00 p/p.  Info: 
stevemo150@yahoo.com or 619.890.3963
No Rounds


Single Spinners
John Marus calling
War Memorial Building
6:30 to 8:00PM Class
8:00 to 9:45 PM Plus Squares


Friday, April 19, 2019


*****Friday, April 19, 2019
Circulators Party Night
“Bunny Hop”
Steve Woodard Caller
Richard Cartwright Cuer
6:30 to 8:00 PM Square Dance Class
8:00 to 9:30 PM Squares with Rounds
Recital Hall


Saturday, April 20, 2019


*****Saturday, April 20, 2019
San Diego Square Dance Association
Third Saturday Roundup
“National Look Alike Day”
Pat Carnathan calling
Regina Aubrey cueing
Recital Hall
6:30 PM Pre-Rounds
7:30 PM Squares with Rounds




*****April 26-28, 2019
59th California State Square Dance Convention
200 E. Second Street, Imperial , CA 92251
Imperial Valley Expo, Imperial, California
Callers: Ted Lizotte, Buddy Weaver, Randy Dibble, Andy Allemao, Patty Greene & John Marus.
Cuers: Barbara & Wayne Blackford, Milo & Cinda Molitoris, and Chuck & Sandi Weiss.


*****April 28 to May 1, 2019 and May 1 to May 3, 2019
7th Annual Desert Round-A-Vous
Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
Round Dance Clinics/Teaches
In the Daytime clinics and teaches, figure work & Technique Sessions
Evening Dances at clinic level
Includes hotel stay breakfast and dinners.
Information call:Dee Bower Home 760-200-1031 or Cell 760-567-6765


*****Saturday, May 4, 2019
Circulators 42nd Anniversary Dance
“Fun Express”
Pre-Rounds 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Plus Squares with Rounds 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Cuer: Mary Townsend-Manning
Caller: Steve Woodard
Recital Hall
$6 pp


*****Saturday, May 4, 2019
Featuring Bill and Carol Goss
Cypress Senior Center, Cypress, CA
For more information contact Dan & Sandi Finch,
sandi@sandance.us or call (714)838-8192


*****Sunday, May 5, 2019
San Diego Round Dance Instructors First Sunday Dance
War Memorial Building in Balboa Park
North end of the Zoo Parking Lot
1:00 to 4:30 PM
Local Area Cuers
All dance levels II to VI.
Hearing Assist available


*****Saturday, May 18, 2019
USA West Square Dance Convention Kick-Off Dance
Balboa Park Club
Pre-Rounds 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Squares with Rounds 7:30 to 9:45 PM
Alternating Plus and Mainstream Tips
Caller Michael Kellogg
Cuer Mary Townsend-Manning


*****Saturday, May 18, 2019
Dancing Shadows Round Dance Club
“Flower Power Dance”
Featuring Rochelle and Leo Catt
Cowtown, 15950 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside
1:00 to 4:30 PM
Rochelle will cue floor level dancing.
Info: call Rochelle 253 632-7240 or
Dena 951 553-3710


*****May 24, 25, & 26, 2019
66th Annual Golden State Roundup
Lodi Grape Festival Event Center
413 E. Lockeford Street, Lodi CA 95240
Dee Dee Dougherty, Ray Brendzy, Jay Henderson and Charlie Robertson calling
Rey and Sherry Garza cueing
RoundUp2019@ncsda.com or 925-686-3774


*****Saturday, June 8, 2019
Crazy 8’s 3rd Anniversary Dance
Recital Hall
Pre-Rounds 6:00 to 7:00 PM Rochelle Catt
Mainstream Squares 7:00 to 9:30 PM Leo Catt
Info: 253-632-7240 or


*****September 27, 28, & 29, 2019
The 49th Annual Palmquist Palm Springs Round-Up
Under the direction of Dan & Sandi Finch
Featuring Curt & Tammy Worlock
at the Palm Springs Pavilion, in Palm Springs, CA
Phase 4, 5, and 6 teaching and dancing.
Host Hotel is the Palm Mountain Resort and Spa (866) 925-7881
Tell them you are a participant in the Palmquist Round-up
Thursday Night $74 + tax, Friday and Saturday $90 + tax
Contact Sandi: sandi@sandance.us 714 838-8192 to reserve your spot.



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