Places to Dance

West Coast Swing in San Diego and Surrounding Areas

For listings of Bands & Artists playing at these venues, call the venue or
check the Reader. Always telephone ahead to verify the listings & times!

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The Encinitas Elks Lodge

1393 Windsor Road

Take 5 (from either direction), turn East on Santa Fe, go one half mile then turn right on Winsor. Go a quarter mile, the Elks will be on your left.

Telephone: 760 753 2243

Music: Blues, R&B, Oldies, et al...
Dance Style: WCS, ECS, Cha Cha, and more....
Floor: Medium Wood
Admission: $10
Refreshments: Open Bar
When: Every Friday 7 to 11PM

Kearny Mesa Moose Lodge

3636 Ruffin Rd
San Diego
Jody's website

Jody's Telephone: 858 848 5540

What: Partner Dance Night
When: Every Tuesday of each Month
Time: Lesson 6:20PM, Open Dancing 7:20 (2 hours)
Music: DJ Jody - (WCS, Country, Night Club, Jitterbug, Cha Cha & Waltz)
Food: Mexican Food available every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays (may 24, Jun 14 & 28)
Cover: $5 for Jody's Guests, Moose Members get a discount .

Complimentary dance lessons by various Local Dance Instructors
Month of May 2016: Mary Manzella


Starlight Dance Studio
6506-H El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA

Telephone: 619 287 9036

Price: $5 Members, Miltary & Students- $10 Non-Members
Music: DJ - WCS, Country Western, & other
Floor: Large -Wood

Dances are held every Saturday Night from 8 to 11:30PM & the third Friday of each month from 7:30 to ???

Lot's of WCSers here!

Escondido Elks Lodge

2430 S.Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025-7029

Telephone: 760 745 1687

What: Country Dance with live music
When: Every second Saturday of each month

What: Saturday Night Live with live music
Music: WCS, Jitterbug, NC 2-Step, Cha Cha and Waltz
When: Every last Saturday of each month

Food: Open bar and snacks
Cover: $12

Flyer: September 11th Country Western dance
Flyer: Schedule of upcoming Country dances


2241Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego 92106

Telephone: (619) 224 3577

Music: Varies.
Floor: Wood - small
Food: Excellent in lounge or restaurant

Now we’re talking real class. Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge is beautifully decorated and boasts a panoramic bay-view and some ofthe best artists in the country.

Coyote Bar & Grill

Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad CA.

Telephone: (760) 729 4695

Music: Varies
Dance floor: Concrete/Small
Food: Excellent Mexican cuisine

The Coyote has great ambience indoors or outdoors. The bands play outside on the patio! The floor is concrete and small. This place is worth the effort when a good band is playing.

Desert Swing Dance Club

Pavillion Dance Studio
401 S. Pavillion Way
Palm Springs CA. 92262

Telephone: (760) 323 8272

For more info: view Club Flyer

Pal Joey's

5147 Waring Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120

Telephone: 619 582 6699

Music:Band, Lindy/Swing/WCS
When: Check Website
Admission: 6-$10
Refreshments: Bar

Belly Up Tavern

143 S. Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach

Telephone: 858 481 8140

Music: Varies.
Dance floor: Wood - large (sticky!!!)
Food: Excellent cuisine
Time: Fridays 5:30 to 8PM (Happy Hour)

This long time club has a friendly, colorful ambiance. Not all of the bands play danceable music. When they have a good band you should make a point to dance at this venue.

Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant

5302 Napa St. (at Morena Blvd.)
San Diego

Telephone: 619 542 1462

Music: Varies.
Dance floor: Medium - Wood
Food:Excellent Mexican Cuisine.

This is an up-scale venue for dinner and dancing when the music is right.