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Social Dances

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Our monthly social dances are held at Old Brick, located at 26 E. Market St. (on the northwest corner of Clinton and Market) in downtown Iowa City.  Old Brick provides a wonderful wood floor and great ambiance.  [map to Old Brick]


Dances begin at 7:30 pm, with a one-hour lesson (except December) tailored to the beginning and beginner/intermediate dancer.

» All levels of dancers are welcome!

» No experience required!

» No partner is required!


Next Old Brick dance: 

  • Friday October 6th
  • East Coast Swing lesson by Dance New York at 7:30 pm
  • Social Dancing: 8:30 pm - 10:45 pm (to recorded music)


  • USA Dance members: $6
  • Non-members: $8
  • Students: $4  

Our social dance playlist encompasses a wide variety of ballroom and latin styles, including waltz, foxtrot, tango, quickstep, viennese waltz, cha cha, rumba, east coast swing, west coast swing, bolero, hustle, salsa, samba, merengue, and nightclub two-step.

Not a Member? Complete an application for membership with Iowa Corridor chapter #2100 and pay at check-in to get free admission to that nights dance. Or, join Iowa Corridor #2100 online at USA Dance and bring your new ID card for your free dance admission.


Special Events for 2017:

In celebration of Ballroom Dance Week 2017 "We Wanna Dance Ballroom Bash IV" is now scheduled for September 16th at the Clarion Highlander Conference Center in Iowa City. Kate and Gordon Bratt will be our guest professionals performing workshops, showcases, and Sunday lessons. See the following web link for more info about Kate and Gordon - Event format to be similar to our 2016 event and include local studios and colleges as well, so sign up early for best pricing and make sure to mark your calendars. It's sure to be a spectacular time! Check our home page or Special Events under Chapter Activities for all the details!


Old Brick Dances in 2017:

  • Friday November 3rd   -> Rumba by Andrew Batt
  • Friday December 1st   -> No lesson, just more dancing!

Old Brick Dances in 2018:

  • Friday January 5th
  • Friday February 2nd
  • Friday  March 2nd
  • Friday April 6th
  • Friday May 4th
  • Friday June 8th (note - second Friday)
  • Friday July 6th
  • Friday August 3rd
  • Friday September 7th
  • Friday October 5th
  • Friday November 2nd
  • Friday December 7th

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