Where to get your groove on this weekend

Updated Thursday, June 20, 2024
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Rosa Parks Circle is filled with dancers. Photo courtesy of Steve Zaagman.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Bachata, Rumba, Foxtrot, Tango, or Waltz, now is the time to get out there and give it a try.

Strap on your dancing shoes and check out these Social Dance Opportunities in the Greater Grand Rapids area starting tonight! (If you’re interested in lessons on learning how to social dance, feel free to call or text (616) 734-2003.)

Thursday, June 20
Dancing Into The Sunset Dance Party” at Pamona Park, Fruitport, music by “Bourne Bros Band,” 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Moveir Dance Studio, West Coast Swing Dance, 7 – 10 p.m. at 2485 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming.

The Bob, House of Music & Entertainment, Latin Night , lesson and dancing, 8 -1a.m. at 20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids.

Friday, June 21
Social Dance Studio, Country Night, 6 – 1 a.m. at 925 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids.

Grand Haven Eagles live music by “Innuendo” from 8 – 11:30 p.m., at 20 North 2nd Street, Grand Haven.

Grand Isle Marina, Grand Haven, music by Carl Webb Band, 6 – 9 p.m. at 1 Grand Isle Dr, Grand Haven.

Saturday, June 22
Ferrysburg City Hall Gym,  West Michigan Bootscooters, 7 – 10 p.m., at 7290 Roosevelt Rd Spring Lake.

Grand Haven Eagles, music TBD, 8 – 11:30 p.m. at 20 North 2nd Street, Grand Haven.

Sunday, June 23
Social Dance Studio, Sunday Ballroom Social, 4 – 7 p.m. at 925 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids.

Monday, June 24
Moveir Dance Studio, Swing Dance, 7 – 9:30 p.m. at 2485 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming.


Past Dance Opportunities:

Wednesday, June 12
Music On The Grand at the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium, Grand Haven, music by The Sea Cruisers, 7 to 9pm. at 1 North Harbor Grand Haven.

Coopersville Music on Main, music by 6 Pak,  6:30 to 9:30pm at the Corner of Main St. and Eastmanville in Coopersville.

Billy’s in Grand Rapids, dance lesson and Latin Dance starts at 8pm, at 1437 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids.

Thursday, June 13
Dancing Into The Sunset Dance Party at Pamona Park, Fruitport, music by The Carl Webb Band, 7 to 9:30pm, bring your chairs and enjoy the performance.

Moveir Dance Studio, West Coast Swing Dance, 7 to 10pm at 2485 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming.

The Bob, House of Music & Entertainment, Latin Night , lesson and dancing, 8pm to 1am at 20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids.

Friday, June 14
Social Dance Studio, Latin Night, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m . at 925 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids.

Live music tonight by the band Sessions from 8pm to 11:30 p.m. at Grand Haven Eagles, 20 North 2nd Street, Grand Haven.

White Lake Eagles, music by Carl Webb Band, 6 to 9 p.m., 1204 S Lake St, Whitehall.

Saturday, June 15
Ballroom dance event, 8-10 p.m. Swing, Latin, waltz, and tango music will be played after a 7 p.m. lesson at Moveir Dance Studio, 2485 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming.

The Deck in Muskegon, music by Carl Webb Band, 2 to 5pm at 1601 Beach St, Muskegon.

Ferrysburg City Hall Gym,  West Michigan Bootscooters, 7 to 10pm, at 7290 Roosevelt Rd Spring Lake.

Grand Haven Eagles, music by Decades, 8 to 11:30pm, at 20 North 2nd Street, Grand Haven.

Sunday, June 16
Looking for something to do for Father’s Day?  Social Dance Studio, 925 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, has you covered. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dance lesson at 6 p.m. Open Dancing and games 6:30-9 p.m.

This ages 18+ event will be prom themed just for fun. Drawing for the fathers to win a month of group classes! Light refreshments provided. Bring you best dance moves.

Cost: $15.00.

Monday, June 17
Moveir Dance Studio, Swing Dance, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 2485 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming.

Tuesday, June 18
Grand Rapids Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids Original Swing Society Dance, starts at
7 p.m. at 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids.


Wednesday, June 5
Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium, Grand Haven, Music On The Grand, the opening event for Music On The Grand in 2024  7 to 9pm, free, donations are accepted and appreciated, bring lawn chairs and sun screen, dance to live music from the Spring Lake High School Jazz Band. at 1 North Harbor Grand Haven.

Billy’s in Grand Rapids, dance lesson and Latin Dance starts at 8pm, at 1437 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids.

Greenville American Legion, live music and dancing 2:30 to 5:30pm, at 1320 W Washington St, Greenville.

Thursday, June 6
Dancing Into The Sunset Dance Party at Pamona Park, Fruitport, music by The Silverado Band, 7 to 9:30pm, bring your chairs and enjoy the performance.

Moveir Dance Studio, West Coast Swing Dance, 7 to 10pm at 2485 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming.

The Bob, House of Music & Entertainment, Latin Night , lesson and dancing, 8pm to 1am at 20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids.

Friday, June 7
Salvation Army, Grand Haven, First Friday Dance, music by Frank Eimer Band, 7 to 9pm, free but donations to the Salvation Army are accepted and appreciated, at 310 N Despelder St, Grand Haven.

Social Dance Studio, Urban Ballroom, 8pm to 1am at 925 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids.

Grand Haven Eagles live music by the band Sessions from 8pm to 11:30pm, at: 20 North 2nd Street, Grand Haven

Saturday, June 8
Grand Haven Eagles live music by the band Big Daddy Fox and friends from 8pm to 11:30pm, at: 20 North 2nd Street, Grand Haven

Trufant Hippie Fest Main Stage, music by 6 Pak, 6 to 7pm 10834 W. Willard Rd., Trufant.

(Lessons Only) Salsa Saturdays with Florencia 1 pm- 2:30 pm and Swing Saturdays with Christian 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. both events at 5571 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon.

Grand Haven Eagles live music by the band Big Daddy Fox and friends from 8–11:30 p.m. at 20 North 2nd Street, Grand Haven.

Sunday, June 9
Kalamazoo Ballroom Academy, Southwest Michigan Ballroom Dance, 2 to 5pm at 2020 Fulford St Suite 100, Kalamazoo.

Monday, June 10
Moveir Dance Studio, Swing Dance, 7 to 9:30pm at at 2485 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming.

Tuesday, June 11
Grand Rapids Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids Original Swing Society Dance, starts at 7pm at 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids.


 

Friday, May 31

Hackley Park Muskegon, Parties In The Park, music by Lookin’ Back (Bob Seiger tribute) and Allentown (Billy Joel tribute) 5 to 9pm at 50 W Webster Ave, Muskegon.

Social Dance Studio, Fifth Friday Ballroom Bash, 7pm to 11pm, at 925 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids.

Grand Haven Eagles, music by Simply In Time, 8pm to 11:30pm at 20 N. 2nd St., Grand Haven.

Swing Dance at the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum in Muskegon.  From 8pm – 11 pm at 560 Mart St. Muskegon.

Saturday, June 1
Ferrysburg City Hall Gym, West Michigan Bootscooters, 7 to 10 pm at 17290 Roosevelt Rd
Spring Lake.

White Lake Eagles, music by the Carl Webb Band, 6 to 9pm at 1204 S Lake St, Whitehall.

Sunday, June 2
Moveir Dance Studio Ballroom Open Dance 3-5 pm at 2483 Burlingame Avenue Southwest, 49509-2235, Wyoming.

Monday, June 3
Moveir Dance Studio, Swing Dance, 7 to 9:30pm at 2483 Burlingame Avenue Southwest, 49509-2235, Wyoming.

Tuesday, June 4
Grand Rapids Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids Original Swing Society Dance, starts at 7pm at 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids.

Wednesday, June 5
Music On The Grand, the opening event for Music On The Grand in 2024 at 1 North Harbor
Grand Haven.

Thursday, June 6
Dancing into the Sunset at Pamona Park Opening at  93 S. 3rd Ave, Fruitport.

Wednesday, May 22
Social Dance Studio, Afternoon Dance, noon to 2 pm, at 925 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids.

Billy’s in Grand Rapids, dance lesson and Latin Dance starts at 8pm, at: 1437 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids.

Greenville American Legion, live music and dancing 2:30 to 5:30 pm at 1320 W Washington St., Greenville.

Thursday, May 23
Moveir Dance Studio, West Coast Swing Dance, 7-10 at 2483 Burlingame Ave. SW, Wyoming.

Lain Night at the BOB, with free latin lesson from 8–9 p.m., followed by music and dancing from 9 p.m. to close at 20 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.

Friday, May 24
Social Dance Studio, “Swingin’ to The Blues” 6 p.m.–midnight, at 925 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids.

Grand Haven Eagles, music by The Guiness Brothers, 8 – 11 p.m. at 20 N. 2nd St., Grand Haven.

Pub 111, music by Carl Webb Band, 8– 11 p.m. at 111 W Colby St., Whitehall.

Saturday, May 25
Ferrysburg City Hall Gym, West Michigan Bootscooters, 7–10 pm at 17290 Roosevelt Rd
Spring Lake.

Grand Have Eagles, music by Toxxic, 8 –11:30 p.m. at 20 N. 2nd St., Grand Haven.Sunday

May 26
Social Dance Studio, Joyce Gerber Legacy Dance, 4pm to 7pm, at 925 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids.

Monday May 27
Moveir Dance Studio, Swing Dance, 7 – 9:30 p.m. at 2483 Burlingame Ave. SW, Wyoming.

Tuesday May 28
Grand Rapids Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids Original Swing Society Dance, starts at
7 p.m. at 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids.


 

Thursday, May 16
Moveir Dance Studio, 2483 Burlingame Ave. SW, Wyoming. West Coast Swing Dance, 7-10 p.m.

Latin Night at the BOB, 20 Monroe Ave NW, with free latin lesson from 8 -9 p.m., followed by Music and dancing, from 9 p.m. to close.

Friday, May 17
Country Night at Social Dance Studio, 925 4 Mile Rd. NW, Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. – midnight.

Grand Haven Eagles, 20 N. 2nd St., Grand Haven. Music by Park Road Revival, 8 – 11:30 p.m.

Lucy’s Backyard, 133 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven. Music by Carl Webb Band, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, May 18
West Michigan Bootscooters, 7 to 10 p.m. at Ferrysburg City Hall Gym, 17290 Roosevelt Rd., Spring Lake.

Prom With A Purpose at Trillium Event Center, 17246 Van Wagoner Rd., Spring Lake.  Diner and dancing, silent auction, 5 to 9 p.m. $35 per person. Poceedes benefit the Momentum Center.

Singles Night at Social Dance Studio, located at 925 4 Mile Rd. NW, Grand Rapids,
7 – 10 p.m.

Grand Haven Eagles, 20 N. 2nd St., Grand Haven, 8 – 11:30 p.m. Music by That Beatles Thing.

Sunday May 19
GR Salsa Social, St. Adalbert’s Aid Society at Fifth Street Hall, 701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids, 7– 9:30 p.m.

Monday May 20
Moveir Dance Studio, 2483 Burlingame Avenue Southwest, in Wyoming. Swing Dance, 7– 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday May 21
Grand Rapids Original Swing Dance Society is back in action at Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St NW, downtown Grand Rapids. The fun starts at 7 p.m.

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Sept. 7 – 12, 2023

Thursday September 7
Moveir Dance Studio, West Coast Swing Event, 7 to 10pm

Social Dance Studio, La Milonga, 9pm to 11pm, Argentine Tango Dance Party

Friday September 8
Social Dance Studio, Latin Night Dance Party, 8pm to 1am

Saturday September 9
Boat & Canoe Club, North Park, music by 6 Pak, 7-11pm

Social Dance Studio, National Dance Day Celebration, Free Dance Lessons noon to 9pm, contact them for details

Strictly Ballroom Dance, at Hi-Nabors, Muskegon, 7 to 9pm, see attached Flyer

Sunday September 10
Kalamazoo Ballroom Academy, Southwest Michigan Ballroom Dance, 2 to 5pm, lesson will be Waltz by Lori Marco

Monday September 11
Moveir Dance Studio, Swing Dance Event, 7 to 9:30pm

Tuesday September 12
Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Original Swing Society, Swing Dancing 7 to 9:30pm


PAST PLACES YOU GOT YOUR GROOVE ON:
Wednesday August 30
Social Dance Studio, Afternoon Dance Party, noon to 2 p.m.

Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium, Grand Haven, Music On The Grand, music by Entourage, 6:30-8:30pm. Bring Chairs, water, and Sun protection and dance the night away!

Ridge Point Community Church, Holland, Summer Concert Series, music by Great Scott, starts at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday August 31
Moveir Dance Studio, West Coast Swing Event, 7 to 10 p.m.

Friday September 1
Grand Haven Salvation Army, First Friday Dance, music by Silverado, 7-9 p.m., free but donations to the Salvation Army are accepted and appreciated.

Social Dance Studio, Urban Ballroom, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

18th Amendment, music by Carl Webb and Tom Hull, 7 to 10 p.m.

White Lake Eagles, music by Gabe Lundy, 6 to 9pm, outside on the Patio, weather permitting.

Saturday September 2
Dockers, music by Carl Webb and Tom Hull, 1 to 4 p.m.

Milwaukee Clipper, Muskegon, Labor Day Party, Dancing, Bar, Ice Cream, 6-10 p.m.

West Michigan Bootscooters, Ferrysburg City Hall Gym, 7 to 10 p.m.

White Lake eagles, music by Dave Burel, 6 to 9 p.m., outside on the Patio weather permitting.

Sunday September 3
Moveir Dance Studio, Open Dance Event, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

White Lake Eagles, music by unknown as their September Calendar is not up yet, 6 to 9 p.m., outside on the patio (weather permitting).

Monday September 4
The Deck, music by Carl Webb Band, noon to 3 p.m.

Moveir Dance Studio, Swing Dance Event, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

White Lake Eagles, music by unknown as their September Calendar is not up yet. Outside on the Patio weather permitting.

Tuesday September 5
Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Original Swing Society, Swing Dancing 7 to 9:30 p.m.

 

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