Bon Temps Social Club - Cajun Zydeco Special Event

Balboa Park December Nights
Friday December 2 and Sat December 3, 2022

Bon Temps Social Club/Gator By The Bay Stage

The City of San Diego’s family-friendly annual December Nights Festival is back in Balboa Park this Friday and Saturday Dec 2 & 3 and will celebrate the season with lights, music and holiday festivities. We appreciate the event and are happy to contribute to the celebration, the Bon Temps Social Club is hosting two full days of music and dancing at the Gator By The Bay Stage located at the heart of the park in Plaza de Panama.


Come enjoy the music and dance to the sounds of zydeco, blues, swing, Latin and rock n roll with some of the hottest local bands you know, most of whom will be appearing at the Gator By The Bay Festival in May 2023. Get the weekend’s full schedule of music through this link: (


The very first issued tickets for the Gator By The Bay Festival in May will be available for sale at the very lowest, Early Bird, discounted price at this show. Gator By The Bay Early-Bird-Priced tickets will only be available for sale this week at our stage at December Nights!


Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Take a look at the website for parking and stage locations.

 <----- Friday Dec 2, 2022 Gator Stage Schedule   ***  Saturday Dec 3, 2022 Gator Stage Schedule ----->



Moreton Bay Fig Morris Dancers - Special Event



The Dark X-Mas Market of Vista

Saturday Dec 10, 2022

4:00pm - 8:15pm

110 South Citrus Ave, Vista CA

4:00 Market Opens

4:30 Morton Bay Fig Morris Performance

5:00 Dark Market Singers and Accordion

6:00 German Stein Holding Competition

7:20 The Wild Hunt of Vista Procession of Winter Spirits

8:15 Market Closes


Waltz & Such Special Holiday Dances

SAVE THE DATES … *** Waltz & Such website:

Friday Dec 23: 7:15-9:45 Yuletide Dance at the Casa Del Prado, Room 207 🎄✨

Friday Dec 30: 7:15-9:45 Auld Lang Syne Dance at the Casa Del Prado, Room 207  🕰

Saturday Dec 31, 2022 at the War Memorial Building 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101❣️🎶

1:00pm - 4:00pm Beata's Ballgown Bazaar

A timely opportunity, right before Waltz & Such's Time Travelers' Ball!
Find that perfect gown for your upcoming formal event – including the (Feb 4) Viennese Nights Ball – knowing that you'll also be supporting our Ukrainian brothers and sisters.*   All items are in excellent, clean condition. Some are NWT.

Cash, PayPal, Venmo, or Cash App accepted.

* ALL proceeds are earmarked for Ukrainian relief. 

Unbeatable prices on:

• Ballgowns of all sizes and styles

• Formal bodices, corsets, and dance skirts

• Tea dresses • Cocktail dresses

• Men's tux shirts

• Hats, fans, and other accessories




Saturday Dec 31, 2022 at the War Memorial Building 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101❣️🎶

6:30pm - 9:30pm The Time Travelers Ball

— A New Year's Eve party like no other —

Avoid all the crowds at the overpriced events, and all the drunk drivers on the roads after midnight! We offer a safe, fun environment to ring in the new year doing what you love: DANCING WITH FRIENDS.
Optional potluck dinner at 5:00 pm.
$10 entry, with all proceeds earmarked for Ukrainian relief. 

Students/Military with ID are always free.

• Dress in your favorite era … casual, formal, or anything in between.
• Time Travelers' playlist by DJ Beata (submit your requests!)
• Dance games at 7 and 8 pm
• Photo corner with John Tighe, plus group photo at 8:30 pm
• 9 pm live stream of Times Square Ball Drop, followed by Raffle!

Saturday Feb 4, 2023

6:00pm - 9:30pm (approx time)

Viennese Ball at the Balboa Park Club

*** More details to follow ***

IDA Flyer in PDF format - updated 7/11/22



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. 

Daily classes and IDA host club  Check IDA calendar for updates

Sunday classes

Balboa Park Dancers – Latin/Ballroom

International Folk Dancing – Folk clubs

San Diego ‘N’ Line Dancers

Monday classes

San Diego Scottish Country Dancers

San Diego Folk Dancers

Tuesday classes

Cabrillo International Folk Dancers

Moreton Bay Fig Morris Dancers

San Diego Scottish Country Dancers

Wednesday classes

Performing Folk Dancers

Pride of Erin Irish Ceili Dancers

San Diego International Folk Dancers

Thurs Swing/Salsa Dance 7:00-9:45

Friday classes

Balboa Park Dancers - Latin/Ballroom

San Diego Scottish Country Dancers

Waltz &Such Vintage Social Dancers

Saturday classes

San Diego ‘N’ Line Dancers

Yearly events with IDA club participation

February 2023

Sat 2/4/23 12-4pm San Diego 'N' Line Dance workshop

Sat 2/4/23 5:30-9:30pm Viennese Ball – Waltz & Such

Sun 2/5/23 10:00-12:00 Vintage Dance workshop

Sun 2/5/23 12-5pm Balboa Park Folk Dance workshop

March 2023

Pending date/time RSCDS (Scottish) Anniversary Ball  Sat Mar 12, 2022

Sat 03/11/23 St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Pride of Erin

Parade from 10:30am-1pm Irish Festival 1pm-6pm

Sun 03/12/23 House of Ireland Lawn Program

Pride of Erin

Sat 03/25/23 International Dance Assn Festival

Sat 03/25/23 Evening dance - TBD theme & sponsor

Sun 03/26/23 International Dance Assn Festival

The FREE 2 day festival will showcase all IDA clubs on Sat and Sun from 12 - 5pm in the Balboa Park Club


May Faire Ball - Playford Plodders - 2023 pending     Sat May 7, 2022 

May 11-14, 2023 Gator by the Bay – Bon Temps Cajun 

June – San Diego County Fair - All IDA clubs pending          Jun 7 2023 - Sun July 4, 2023

Scottish Highland Games – San Diego Scottish Country Dancers  Jun 24/24 2023

Sep – FREE Harvest Festival at the Balboa Park Club

Sat 9/16/23 12-5pm Folk Dance Clubs workshops

Sun 9/17/23 12-5pm Folk Dance Clubs workshops

Oct – Oktoberfest: Performing Folk Dancers - 2023 pending

Dec – December Nights - BTSC - Cajun/Zydeco Stage  Fri/Sat Dec 3 & 4, 2022

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