Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

2nd Year Anniversary Party!

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Happy 2 Years!!!!

We want to say THANK YOU for making this possible and for choosing to dance with us! Come celebrate!

Donation only dance.

We will have a raffle, spot light dance performances and of course MUSIC to dance!

Dress to impress, we will be playing all styles of music, request what you want to hear and we will have your covered. More details to come!

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Second Saturday: September Glow Party

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Join us for West Coast Swing EVERY 2nd Saturday of the Month: Saturday Swings!

This month: Glow Party! We will be providing Glow lights and glow face paint. We will have black lights so come dressed to glow!

No Partner or Experience Necessary Check out Downtown Dance for the first time and get in FREE to the beginning lesson & dance!

5:30-7pm Special DOES IT SWING? Community Round Table. No Cost. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/470885856794955/?ti=icl

7pm-8pm Beginning Lesson West Coast Swing
All beginners get into the lesson and dance for FREE!

September Instructors: TBA

8pm-11pm Social Dancing!
Just showing up for the dance? $8

Looking to save $$$ on dances and lessons? Ask us about our All Access Passes or Loyalty Cards!

Of course as always if you have any questions contact us via Facebook, DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com or call/text 530-518-9654

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Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

Does It Swing? Community Roundtable.

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Does it Swing?

We all know this is becoming a more and more controversial topic to dive into within our West Coast Swing community. We wanted to provide a space for us to have an open forum, create discussions and talk about the beautiful dance West Coast Swing that we all love.

This event is FREE and open to our dance community! Since it has been sponsored we will be providing food.

Bring your opinions, an open mind and a charged cell phone with you. We will be watching some routines on the big screen.

This roundtable is taking the place of our advanced workshop on our usual Second Saturday schedule but note starts at 5:30pm. The rest of the night is as follows:

7pm FREE Beginning West Coast Swing Lesson
8pm-11pm Social Dance!

Questions?

Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com

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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Chico Latin Heat Dance Party! w/ FREE Salsa Lesson*New Date*

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Join us for an amazing day of Latin Dancing!

No Partner Necessary!
Just show up for the classes you want to attend 5-10 minutes early to get checked in.

6pm-7pm Advanced Bachata Lesson
taught by John Piper

7pm-7:30pm FREE Beginning Salsa Lesson
If you go to the beginning Salsa Lesson you get into the dance for free too!
taught by John Piper

7:30pm-10pm Latin Dance Party!
Dance to Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and Kizomba.

Cost:
Advanced Lesson $10
Dance Party Only $8
Adv Lesson & Dance $13

Earlier this day we have a special Kizomba workshop!
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/979251739133351/?ti=ia

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com

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Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Kizomba Workshop**New Date**

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Join us for a special Kizomba Workshop August 24th noon to 2pm!

No need to sign up before, show up 5-10 minutes early the day of to get checked in. No partner needed but you must know the basics to take this workshop, it is for intermediate to advanced dancers.

12pm-2pm Intermediate to Advanced Kizomba workshop taught by John Piper

Price: $20
*No All Access Passes or Loyalty Cards Accepted

Later this same night we have more dancing!
Check out more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/664952660674894/?ti=ia

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com

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Sep
7
1:00 AM01:00

West Coast Swing Rally

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Last year was a BLAST! Here we are again!

Every year West Coast Swing dancers of ALL LEVELS perform the same choreography ALL ACROSS THE WORLD!

The choreography has been been released and we are ready to learn it! This FB event page is to help organize those dancers who want to learn this choreography together in the Chico area. We will be announcing practice days and times we will ultimately be performing it all over Chico with the big finale September 7th! The final video shoots location and time will be announced much later but for now let’s get to practice!

This is for ALL LEVEL West Coast Swing dancers and costs NOTHING!!! It is purely a project to help spread the love for West Coast Swing!

Videos for reference:

Full Video with description:
https://youtu.be/uvfNBXjEZkg

Full Video Danced all the way through:
https://youtu.be/GQbA_ETOe80

Video from last year: (when I search through my videos and find it lol)

Practices: Follow the event on Facebook to keep up to date on practice times & performances.

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com

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Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Saturday Swings: August FREE Beginning Lesson

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Join us for West Coast Swing EVERY 2nd Saturday of the Month: Saturday Swings!

No Partner or Experience Necessary Check out Downtown Dance for the first time and get in FREE to the beginning lesson & dance!

6pm-7pm Future Swing: Advanced West Coast Swing

August Instructors: TBA

7pm-8pm Beginning Lesson West Coast Swing
All beginners get into the lesson and dance for FREE!

August Instructors: TBA

8pm-11pm Social Dancing!
Just showing up for the dance? $8

Looking to save $$$ on dances and lessons? Ask us about our All Access Passes or Loyalty Cards!

Of course as always if you have any questions contact us via Facebook, DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com or call/text 530-518-9654

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Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Swings: July Back to School Fundraiser

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Join us for West Coast Swing EVERY 2nd Saturday of the Month: Saturday Swings!

No Partner or Experience Necessary Check out Downtown Dance for the first time and get in FREE to the beginning lesson & dance!

We have something special this month!
CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
For this entire month we are collecting Back to School donations for Youth and Family Foster Programs.
We are focusing on Junior High & High School kids.

Examples:
Mechanical Pencils
Lead for pencils
Binders
Dividers for binders-they never have enough of these!!!!
3 by 5 note cards etc. a donation is needed for a special workshop we have this same Saturday night for all styles of dance more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2454275221525589/?ti=ia

5pm-7pm Dips & Trick workshop for all styles of dance. Cost: Donations worth $10-$20

Instructor: John Piper

7pm-8pm Beginning Lesson West Coast Swing
All beginners get into the lesson and dance for FREE!

July Instructors: TBA

8pm-11pm Social Dancing!
Just showing up for the dance? $8

Looking to save $$$ on dances and lessons? Ask us about our All Access Passes or Loyalty Cards!

Of course as always if you have any questions contact us via Facebook, DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com or call/text 530-518-9654

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Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

Dip & Tricks Workshop & Fundraiser

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Join us for our annual Christmas in July workshop!

Dips & Tricks workshop for ALL styles of dance.
Two hour workshop that will focus on some leveraged tricks and dips. Use your personal sense of balance to achieve dynamic uses of levels and speed.

This year we are asking for Back to School donations for Youth & Family Programs our local foster family agency.

5-7pm Dips & Tricks all styles of dance
Two hour workshop that will focus on some leveraged tricks and dips. Use your personal sense of balance to achieve dynamic uses of levels and speed.

Taught by John Piper

Cost: Donation Only asking for around $10-$20 worth of donations
Ideas: We are focusing on Junior High & High School kids.
Mechanical Pencils
Lead for pencils
Binders
Dividers for binders-they never have enough of these!!!!
3 by 5 note cards

This same night we do have another event if you are interested. Our monthly Saturday Swings lesson and dance!

Schedule:
7-8pm FREE Beginning West Coast Swing Lesson!
8-11pm West Coast Swing Social Dance!

Questions?
Emails DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

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Jul
4
6:00 PM18:00

4th of July Latin Heat Lessons & Dance!

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Yes we are open! Come dance with us!

No Partner or Experience Necessary
Drop ins welcome

Chico Latin Heat:

6-645pm: Beginning Salsa
6:45pm-7:30pm: Advanced Salsa
7:30pm-8:45pm: Beginning Kizomba
8:45pm-9pm: Advanced Kizomba
9pm-10:30pm: Social Dance

1 Lesson $10
1 Lesson & Dance $13
2 or more Lessons & Dance $15
Dance Only $8

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com

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Jul
1
to Jul 31

Back to School Fundraiser

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For the entire month of July we are accepting Back to School donations for Youth & Family Programs Foster Agency.

We want to focus on Junior High & High School as they tend to get the least amount of donations.

Ideas:
Mechanical Pencils
Lead for pencils
Binders
Dividers for binders-they never have enough of these!!!!
3 by 5 note cards

Drop off your donations during open hours at Downtown Dance Chico we also have a workshop where the cost is only a donation.
More info on the workshop here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2454275221525589/?ti=ia

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.con
Call/Text 530-518-9654

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Jun
21
to Jun 23

Chico Dance & Chill Weekend Save the Date!

Workshop schedule has been released!

Space is limited to 12 Leaders & 12 Followers. Buy your pass here: https://squareup.com/store/downtown-dance-chico

We also have an Advanced/All Star Workshop Saturday evening you can preregister for to save some money. You must fit qualifications to take this class.

Saturday:

12pm: TAKE FLIGHT All Levels by John K. Piper
Manage your movement within the slot

1pm: DYNAMICS All Levels by John K. Piper
Vary Energy Levels within your dance.

2pm: HOW TO MOVE YOUR BODY Int/Adv by Janelle Guido
The body mechanics are moving in.

3pm: NEXT LEVEL CONNECTION Int/Adv by Janelle Guido
The art of communicating and creating on the dance floor.

5pm-7pm **ADVANCED ALL STAR INTENSIVE** with Janelle Guido and John Piper.
****Points or instructor approval required****. Not included with weekend pass.

8pm-11pm DANCE PARTY

SUNDAY:

11:30pm HOW TO WIN YOUR JACK AND JILLS
by Janelle Guido

12:30-2pm CRITIQUE SESSION
by John and Janelle.

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Jun
9
4:14 PM16:14

#ChicoTravels-Latin Dancing in Sacramento

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Chico is headed to Sacramento for some Latin Dancing!

Meet us at Downtown Dance at 4:15pm for the carpool we will be leaving Chico at 4:30pm.

The cover is $10 to get into the venue.

It is an amazing outside venue, bring shoes you are okay with walking around outside in. They play Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and much more! Get ready for an amazing night of social dancing.

Questions? Call/Text 530-518-9654 or email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com

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Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Connection Workshop: West Coast Swing

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West Coast Swing Connection Intensive!

No Partner Necessary. You do need to know your basic 6 & 8 count patterns.

No need to sign up early, show up 5-10 minutes early to get checked in.

More details on what will be taught to come...

1pm-3pm: Taught by John Piper

Cost: $20
All Access Passes & Loyalty Cards NOT Accepted.

Questions?
Emails us at DowntownDanceChico.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

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Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Competition Workshop: West Coast Swing

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West Coast Swing Competition Workshop with John Piper!

No Partner Necessary. You do need to know your basic 6 & 8 count patterns.

If you have competitions coming up or if you just want individual feedback this class is for you.

No need to sign up early, show up 5-10 minutes early to get checked in.

Time: 12pm-2pm

Cost: $20
All Access Passes & Loyalty Cards NOT Accepted.

Questions?
Emails us at DowntownDanceChico.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

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May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Dance @ Thursday Night Market

It’s that time of the year again!

NEXT THURSDAY May 30th Downtown Dance will be dancing at the City Plaza!

Show up 5-10 minutes early to get ready to dance!

Times:
6-6:20pm
7-7:20pm
8-8:20pm

Come for one or all three time slots and dance! We will have some performances along with a chance for you to social dance Latin & Swing!

If you have any questions please let us know at DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Dance Latin Heat @ Panama's

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Join us every 4th Thursday of the month @ Panama’s!

Every 4th Thursday of the month Downtown Dance is heading over to Panama’s for their live Latin Dj for our dance after our lessons for the night!

Lesson schedule every Thursday:

6pm: Salsa Level 1
6:45pm: Salsa Advanced
7:30pm: Level 1 Club Style that rotates between Bachata & Kizomba March is Kizomba.
8:15pm: Advanced Club Style

Price:
Lessons $10 a piece

*Ask us how to save $ with our All Access Passes & Loyalty Cards.
Check us out @ DowntownDanceChico.com

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May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Saturday Swings: May

Join us for West Coast Swing EVERY 2nd Saturday of the Month: Saturday Swings!

No Partner or Experience Necessary Check out Downtown Dance for the first time and get in FREE to the beginning lesson & dance!

6pm-7pm Future Swing: Advanced West Coast Swing

May Instructors: TBA

7pm-8pm Beginning Lesson West Coast Swing
All beginners get into the lesson and dance for FREE!

May Instructors: TBA

8pm-11pm Social Dancing!

Cost:
Advanced Lesson $10
Beginning Lesson FREE
Dance $8
Advanced Lesson & Dane $13

Looking to save $$$ on dances and lessons? Ask us about our All Access Passes or Loyalty Cards!

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Dance Latin Heat @ Panama's

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Join us every 4th Thursday of the month @ Panama’s!

Every 4th Thursday of the month Downtown Dance is heading over to Panama’s for their live Latin Dj for our dance after our lessons for the night!

Lesson schedule every Thursday:

6pm: Salsa Level 1
6:45pm: Salsa Advanced
7:30pm: Level 1 Club Style that rotates between Bachata & Kizomba March is Kizomba.
8:15pm: Advanced Club Style

Price:
Lessons $10 a piece

*Ask us how to save $ with our All Access Passes & Loyalty Cards.
Check us out @ DowntownDanceChico.com

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Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Saturday Swing: April

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Body Isolations workshop with Chelsea Palmer!

ALL LEVELS! No Partner Necessary, no need to sign up early come the day of 10 minutes before class to get checked in and warmed up.

This workshop is two hours long and will cover a vast variety of body movement that you can use across many styles of dance partnered or solo.

3pm-5pm with Chelsea

Cost:
$20

*Loyalty Cards & All Access Passes NOT Accepted

This same evening we have our monthly West Coast Swing night. Advanced lesson at 6pm. FREE Beginning Lesson at 7pm. Dance at 8pm.

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

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Apr
13
3:00 PM15:00

Body Isolations Workshop w/ Chelsea Palmer

Body Isolations workshop with Chelsea Palmer!

ALL LEVELS! No Partner Necessary, no need to sign up early come the day of 10 minutes before class to get checked in and warmed up.

This workshop is two hours long and will cover a vast variety of body movement that you can use across many styles of dance partnered or solo.

3pm-5pm with Chelsea

Cost:
$20

*Loyalty Cards & All Access Passes NOT Accepted

This same evening we have our monthly West Coast Swing night. Advanced lesson at 6pm. FREE Beginning Lesson at 7pm. Dance at 8pm.

Questions?
DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

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Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Latin Technique Series: Kizomba

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Latin Technique Series: Kizomba

No Partner necessary. No need to sign up days before, show up 10 minutes early the day of to get checked in and warmed up.
*You must already know the basics of Kizomba to take this workshop.

Take your Kizomba from solid to stylish. In this workshop we will develop more pattern knowledge and stylings to help you sizzle on the floor. Hour one will develop individual movement and style. Hour two will some great ways to shine with your partner.

12pm-Individual Movement & Style
1pm- Shine with your partner

Cost: $20

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Downtown Dance Latin Heat @ Panama's

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Join us every 4th Thursday of the month @ Panama’s!

Every 4th Thursday of the month Downtown Dance is heading over to Panama’s for their live Latin Dj for our dance after our lessons for the night!

Lesson schedule every Thursday:

6pm: Salsa Level 1
6:45pm: Salsa Advanced
7:30pm: Level 1 Club Style that rotates between Bachata & Kizomba March is Kizomba.
8:15pm: Advanced Club Style

Price:
Lessons $10 a piece

*Ask us how to save $ with our All Access Passes & Loyalty Cards.
Check us out @ DowntownDanceChico.com

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Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Zouk Workshop

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Zouk Workshop with John Piper

No Partner or Experience Necessary!!!

No need to sign up early just show up 5-10 minutes early to get checked in.

1-1:30pm Intro Zouk Lesson
130-230pm Beginning/Intermediate Patterns
230-330pm Beginning/intermediate Stylings

Cost $20
All Access & Loyalty Cards NOT Accepted

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

Happy Dancing!

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Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Saturday Swings: March

Join us for West Coast Swing EVERY 2nd Saturday of the Month: Saturday Swings!


No Partner or Experience Necessary Check out Downtown Dance for the first time and get in FREE to the beginning lesson & dance!

***Special Event Alert! This SAME day 12pm-2pm we have a, All Levels Fundamental Bootcamp from 12-2pm, see events for more details***

6pm-7pm Future Swing: Advanced West Coast Swing

March Instructors: TBA

7pm-8pm Beginning Lesson West Coast Swing
All beginners get into the lesson and dance for FREE!

March Instructors: TBA

8pm-11pm Social Dancing!
Just showing up for the dance? $8

Looking to save $$$ on dances and lessons? Ask us about our All Access Passes or Loyalty Cards!

Of course as always if you have any questions contact us via Facebook, DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com or call/text 530-518-9654

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Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

West Coast Swing Fundamental Bootcamp

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West Coast Swing Fundamentals Bootcamp

No Partner Necessary. *You do need to know your basic 6 & 8 count patterns.

No need to sign up early. Come 5-10 minutes early to check in.

12pm-2pm: Taught by John Piper
Build confidence in you wcs with this musicality workshop. Learn how to hear and dance to the many layers of music as well as different types of music. Unlock the power of west coast fundamentals by making your fundamentals look different from song to song.

Cost:$20
All Access & Loyalty Cards NOT Accepted

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

Happy Dancing!

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Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

West Coast Swing Competition Prep

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West Coast Swing Competition Prep!

No Partner Necessary. You do need to know your basic 6 & 8 count patterns.

If you have competitions coming up or if you just want individual feedback to work on your quality of movement this class is for you.

No need to sign up early, show up 5-10 minutes early to get checked in.

12pm-2pm: Taught by John Piper
Focus will be Individual quality of movement. Mock Jack and Jills with individualized feedback.

Cost: $20
All Access Passes & Loyalty Cards NOT Accepted.

Questions?
Emails us at DowntownDanceChico.com
Call/Text 530-518-9654

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Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Downtown Dance Latin Heat @ Panama's

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Join us every 4th Thursday of the month @ Panama’s!

Every 4th Thursday of the month Downtown Dance is heading over to Panama’s for their live Latin Dj for our dance after our lessons for the night!

Lesson schedule every Thursday:

6pm: Salsa Level 1
6:45pm: Salsa Advanced
7:30pm: Level 1 Club Style that rotates between Bachata, Kizomba & Zouk. February is Kizomba every Thursday of the month except for the 1st Thursday of the February it is Bachata.
8:15pm: Advanced Club Style

Price:
Lessons $10 a piece

*Ask us how to save $ with our All Access Passes & Loyalty Cards.
Check us out @ DowntownDanceChico.com

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Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Bachata & Kizomba Latin Technique Series

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Latin Technique Series Workshop: Bachata & Kizomba

All Levels are welcome. *You must know the basic rhythm of the dance to take the workshop. They are taught on Thursdays at Downtown Dance. No Partner Necessary. No need to sign up early. Come 10 minutes early to get checked in.

2pm: Bachata styling and partner work. Really learn how to heat up your movement.

3pm: Kizomba leg wraps & slides. Learn new stylish embellishments.

Cost: $20
No Loyalty Cards & All Access Passes Accepted

Questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com Call/Text 530-518-9654

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Swings: February

Join us for West Coast Swing EVERY 2nd Saturday of the Month: Saturday Swings!

No Partner or Experience Necessary 
Check out Downtown Dance for the first time and get in FREE to the beginning lesson & dance!

***Special All Level Workshop with All Star Gabe Munoz 5-7pm, for more details check out Future Swing Workshop Event

7pm-8pm Beginning Lesson West Coast Swing.
All beginners get into the lesson and dance for FREE! 

February Instructors: Chelsea Palmer & Matthew Taylor 

8pm-11pm Social Dancing! 
Just showing up for the dance? $8

Looking to save $$$ on dances and lessons? Ask us about our All Access Passes or Loyalty Cards! 

Of course as always if you have any questions contact us via Facebook, DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com or call/text 530-518-9654

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Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

All Levels Future Swing Workshop with Gabriel Munoz

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Future Swing Workshop with Gabriel Munoz

All Star Gabe Munoz is presenting a workshop to grow your sense of West Coast Swing movement. This workshop will take you on a journey to improve your overall movement with an emphasis on angles and partnership.

All Levels 5pm-7pm

Cost: $20
No Loyalty Cards or All Access Passes Accepted.

This same night there is our usual FREE West Coast Swing Beginning Lesson at 7pm, followed by a dance at 8pm.

Any questions?
Email DowntownDanceChico@gmail.com call/text 530-518-9654

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