ALL classes cancelled due to COVID19 Coronavirus.  It will be DARK in the Park until further notice


"We have been notified that all Special Use Permit holders will need to be closed for activities. This includes all groups with buildings, single room and outdoor use.  All city buildings in Balboa Park, Balboa Park Club, Recital Hall, Casa del Prado and War Memorial Bldg will be closed during this time period."  – Area Manager, Cultural Arts & Facilities    City of San Diego, Developed Regional Parks

Great message from Beata and Bill from Waltz & Such - includes links to many virtual dance opportunities:

Greetings, Dancers.
I think we all knew that an April 6th re-opening of Balboa Park was unrealistic.  :/

THANK YOU to all of you health professionals who are selflessly working on the front lines to save lives.
THANK YOU to all of you working to keep food and other essentials available to the public.
THANK YOU to all of you staying at home to help minimize the pandemic’s spread.

Please reach out if you need help!

For dancers especially, coping with the stress of social distancing is easier if we keep our bodies moving – and keep music in our lives.  Even a small space in your home or on your patio can be useful.  The links below can help.

LILLI ANN CAREY of Seattle (www.danceforjoy.biz)
has a *great* YouTube channel loaded with instructional videos on Waltz, Swing, and Blues
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUhGzrJEGfZXDsFj8AF6DvQ
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FREE ONLINE (Zoom) DANCE PARTIES - Fridays, 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Stay sane at home.  Live-streamed, family-friendly dance parties.
https://www.flavorcompanydance.com
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YOLANDA’s Beginner TU & TH online (Zoom) classes through UCSD 

5 – 5:45 pm: Swing, a Line Dance, Merengue
6 – 6:45 pm: Waltz, Tango, Salsa

https://recreation.ucsd.edu/recreation-live/?fbclid=IwAR2-xByjxTchiKO8T32J2qdkbtmFA0kc1W_ZgRNyKsuylTOvJiEAJTBWdQw

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JOEL'S College of SWING Era Knowledge

Different topic every night, from Joel’s Facebook profile.

https://www.facebook.com/joel.plys
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LIBRARY OF DANCE: https://www.libraryofdance.org
Videos and descriptions of social dances from the early 19th century through today.
I love the short, clear, easy-to-digest demos!
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30 Day Social Distancing BALBOA Challenge:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/497116977629271/?hc_location=group
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And much more on YouTube!
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I’m using this “downtime" to gather great new music for our upcoming dance sessions, as well as to plan some fun new mixers, dance games, and themes for dance parties.  Ideas and requests are always welcome.  Bill and I are very much looking forward to dancing with you all when the current restrictions are lifted.  Hang in there!

– Beata and Bill                 

http://waltznsuch.org/classes.html

COME DANCE WITH US!

 

The International Dance Association of San Diego County is a unique non-profit organization supported by the San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and is dedicated to promoting and encouraging dancing as a social recreation for the public. 

Videos from the San Diego County Fair in June 2018:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwGVofu3HiPb69JmWZjqRFlh

Most of the IDA clubs participate in the San Diego County Fair. 
The Entertainer Application is  now on-line on the SD County Fair website, www.sdfair.com
Confirmed Dates for the SDCFair
Check back for time and stage
Sun June 7 - Waltz & Such
Sat June 20 - Folk Dance Club
 

Yearly events with IDA club participation

Feb – Viennese Ball – Waltz & Such   Sat Feb 1, 2020  http://waltznsuch.org/events.html  Details below-left

Bon Temps evening Dance   Sat Feb 8, 2020

http://www.icajunzydeco.com/

IDA Festival – Sun Feb 9, 2020 - Festival Videos:

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwGEk4MZepv4PZy1mO8SBJ1v

RSCDS (Scottish) Anniversay Ball   Sat Mar 7, 2020

http://www.dancescottishsd.org/

Cancelled due to COVID 19 - coronavirus

Mar – St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Pride of Erin

http://www.stpatsparade.org         Sat Mar 14, 2020

Cancelled due to COVID 19 - coronavirus

House of Ireland Lawn Program - Pride of Erin

http://www.houseofireland.org   Sun Mar 15, 2020

Cancelled due to COVID 19 - coronavirus

Apr – Spring Festival – Folk clubs - Apr 4 & 5 2020

1920's Roaring 20's dance after the Spring Festival

Cancelled due to COVID 19 - coronavirus

Escondido Ren Faire - Apr 25 & 26 Playford Plodders

https://www.oldetymeproductions.com/

May – May Faire Ball – Playford Plodders

Cancelled due to COVID 19 - coronavirus

http://sdecd.org/thesandiegoball/     Sat May 2, 2020 

 

Cancelled due to COVID 19 - coronavirus

Gator by the Bay – Bon Temps Cajun

https://www.gatorbythebay.com/      May 7-10, 2020

June – San Diego County Fair - All IDA clubs

https://sdfair.com/          Fri Jun 5 - Sun July 5, 2020

Highland Games – San Diego Scottish Country Dancers     https://sdhighlandgames.org/  Jun 22/23

Sep – Harvest Festival – folk clubs Sep 19 & 20, 2020

Harvest Masquerade Regency Ball Sat 09/19/20

https://playfordplodders.wixsite.com/playfordplodders

Oct – Oktoberfest: Performing Folk Dancers Sep 27-29

http://www.germanclubsandiego.org/   Oct 4-6, 2020

Nov - Esc Ren Faire -  Oct 24, 25 and Oct 31, Nov  1

https://www.oldetymeproductions.com/

Dec – December Nights - Various IDA clubs participate

https://tinyurl.com/y966yhnp  Fri/Sat Dec 4 & 5, 2020

IDA Holiday Party Wed Dec 23, 2020 - IDA clubs

Pre-NYE Party - Wed Dec 30, 2020 - Waltz & Such

Grand March from Harvest Festival Regency Ball 09/22/18

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