Places to Dance
West Coast Swing in San Diego and Surrounding Areas
List Compiled by Ron Ford & Mike Lock
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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Tango Del Rey
3567 Del Rey Street
Telephone: 858 581 1114
The Jazz Project Big Band
Host: Tengo Del Rey
Starlight Dance Studio
Telephone: 619 287 9036
Price: $5 Members - $10 Non-Members
Dances are held the first Saturday Night of every month, from 8 to 11PM preceded by a Workshop at 6:30PM.
Lot's of WCSers here!
Downbeat Big Band
Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
Music: Live big band (EC, WC, Lindy, Balboa & occassional
The 17 piece Downbeat Big Band with vocalist plays all your favorite tunes:
Telephone: (619) 224 3577
Monday Blue's Party
Now were talking real class. Humphreys Backstage Lounge is beautifully decorated and boasts a panoramic bay-view and some ofthe best artists in the country.
to be announced:
Coyote Bar & Grill
Carlsbad Village Drive
Telephone: (760) 729 4695
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
Telephone: (760) 323 8272
For more info: view Club Flyer
7785 Othello Avenue
Telephone: 858 277 5510
Music: Mix of Rock, Swing, Pop, Country
Check with www.springsparties.com for band information.
Belly Up Tavern
143 S. Cedros Ave.
Telephone: 858 481 8140
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.
Incahoots Dance Hall & Saloon
5373 Mission Center Road
Telephone: 619 291 8635
Dance floor: Medium Wood
Classy Country Western ambience. The floor is well maintained. A very nice place when the music is right.
Kearny Mesa Moose Lodge
3636 Ruffin Rd
Jody's Telephone: 858 848 5540
What: Partner Dance Night
Complimentary dance lessons by various Local Dance Instructors
Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant
5302 Napa St. (at Morena Blvd.)
Telephone: 619 542 1462
This is an up-scale venue for dinner and dancing when the music is right.
New on Monday Nights (May 2011). Jazz Allstars play form 6 to 9PM. Jazz & Swing dance music. Cover: $8.
West Coast Swing Tuesdays
West Coast Swing San Diego - website
Tango Del Rey - website
Telephone: (858) 581 1114
When: Tuesdays - 9 to 12PM
Escondido Elks Lodge
2430 S.Escondido Blvd.
Telephone: 760 745 1687
New! WCS in North County
5147 Waring Rd.
Telephone: 619 582 6699
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...
The Firehouse Swing Dance
Telephone: 858 395 6060
Music: Blues on alternate Wednesday
Check website for additional information.