What’s On Today

International Folk Dance
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Sponsored by Raleigh International Folk Dancers. Early there is a focus on teaching and easier dances. $3. http://www.trianglefolkdancers.org/rifd/rifd.html

Danceformation's Friday Ballroom Dance
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for our weekly practice party to get your groove on and refine your moves! Every 1st Friday of the month is FREE for everyone. All other weeks are FREE for students enrolled on a lesson package with DFI or any of our partner instructors – $5/person for the general public. Casual attire (unless you’re feeling fancy!); no partner required! Join us at 7:15pm for a newcomer class to get your basics down! Class is included with admission to the party! Facebook Page.

Danceformation (Cary Towne Center)
1105 Walnut Street
Cary, North Carolina 27511

(919) 461-0888

4th Friday Contra Dance
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Modern contra dancing to live music from 8 to 11 PM in Durham at Reality Ministries (916 Lamond Ave). There is always a FREE beginner’s lesson at 7:30 PM. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are welcome and no partner is necessary. Bring a water bottle and dress casually — you will be moving around!

Admission is $10 unless you have a membership, in which case it is $8. Memberships get you the $2 discount, access to the newsletter and entrance to an annual members’ appreciation dance, in addition to supporting the dance community. You can sign up at the door and get the discount or online. Students, under 21 and over 65 get half-off memberships.

First time contra dancers will get a free pass to a future dance.

More info about upcoming dances and contra dancing in general at https://www.tcdancers.org.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/9191983047/

Durham Dance Wave Fridays
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Durham Dance Wave and Living Arts are cosponsoring this free form improvisational dance. Patterned on the Ecstatic Dance form this is an uninterrupted 90 minutes of unstructured dancing often as an individual though people may elect to dance as a couple or group. Socializing is discouraged during the dance. Ecstatic Dance was a form developed by Gabrielle Roth who referred to it as the 5 Rhythms. The dance starts with a meditative circle and starts with very slow meditative music which then builds in intensity to wild energetic music and then slows down to stillness and a sharing circle at the end. Recommended donation of $7-10. Facebook . Website .

BallroomU Friday Night Ballroom Dance
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Every Friday dance sponsored by BallroomU and DanceFormation. 8-9:30 $10 Facebook

BallroomU's Friday Night Ballroom Practice Party
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

BallroomU’s Friday night dance features ALL styles of dance within a span of 1.5 hours. It’s only 10 bucks to get in and enjoy good music, fun people, and great dancing!
This dance is open to absolutely anyone! ($10 cover)
NEW to dancing? No problem. All instructors are present!

Check out the website for more details www.ballroomu.com
or check out BU’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/ballroomu
239 Grande Heights Drive
Cary NC 27513

Dance Blues Friday
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

RDU Blues hosts blues dances with two DJs every Friday night from 9 – midnight. There is a free lesson before the dance at 8pm. Dances are at Triangle Dance Studios. Check out the RDU Blues Facebook group for the most up-to-date information.

These dances are friendly, fun, and crowded! Most people wear casual to business casual clothing that is easy to move and sweat in, and shoes with a smooth bottom that don’t stick to the floor. Check out our Etiquette Tips and What is Blues Dancing? pages for more information.

  • WHEN: Every Friday. Free lesson from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Dance from  9:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • VENUE: Triangle Dance Studios
  • ADDRESS: 2603 S Miami Blvd, Durham
  • MUSIC: DJed blues
  • ADMISSION: $7 ($5 for students/military/seniors)
  • FLOOR: 1600 square feet of wood dance floor
  • LINKS:
West Coast Swing at Loafers
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Every Friday West Coast Swing with DJ Gary Gibson. $12/10 members. Occasionally cancelled check web Loafer’s .

Argentine Tango: La Durhamite Milonga
9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Location is Triangle Dance Studio, Downstairs studio.

Class (or seminar) at 7:30 PM for an additional $5.

Milonga is $10 and starts at 9:00 PM.

Bring your own wine; snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are provided.

For class topic, DJ, or any other information, see www.durhamtango.com.

Agua y Fuego Latin Dance
9:45 pm - 2:00 am

Mambo Dinamico sponsoring a 2 floor event with Salsa in the main room and Kizomba/Bachata in the front room. Lesson 9:45  $15 Door. $10 with prepay or valid Mambo Card, students, military . Website .

After Work Fridays Latin Club Mix
10:00 pm - 2:00 am

DJ Juan Pachanga with a club style Latin mix – Salsa, Reggaeton, Rock in Spanish every Friday except 1st when aPasionada is held . Cover $12. Women Free before 10 PM. Facebook Page