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Evening Dances and Parties

Here at ATOMIC we party every night! Whether you're into Blues or Big Band or Ballroom, dancing at ATOMIC is a fantastic experience. We have it all when it comes to dancing. With lessons of every style and level going on all day every day, and evening parties every night to celebrate and practice what's been learned, it's a great place to be. Each night of the week is a fun night out. It's a place to connect with old friends and make new ones, and learn a step or two along the way. Make sure to dance the night away every day of the week!

Tonight At ATOMIC

Blues on the B-Side

Blues on the B-Side

ATOMIC Ballroom

First Saturday of each month.

Classes start at 7:00 PM, dancing starts at 8:30 PM

Blues Dancing

Dance with us on the first Saturday night of each month to great music, with good people, in a fun, friendly environment.  

Blues is all at once a musical style, a form of dance, and a feeling. It resounds with expressions of heart-ache, joy, seduction, spirituality, humor, and runs of bad luck. There is nothing quite like shaking off your worries and your cares when dancing to the Blues.

Blues evolved in parallel with Swing with it's roots in African American culture and European partner dancing. The dance has its own variations depending on the musical style and tempo. Jookin', Ballroomin', Struttin' and others are all part of Blues dancing. It can be found all over the country...if you know where to look.

We can be found in the side-rooms to the left of the main ballroom when you first walk in.  Just let the front desk know you are here for Blues on the B-Side and they will point you in the right direction.

Expect to hear all kinds of Blues music styles - Chicago, Delta, Juke Joint, Memphis, Jump Blues, Blues Rock, and more - from classic standards to some of the best Blues musicians of today.

New to Blues dancing or want to improve your skills?  ATOMIC is bringing you the best teaching talent to share it with you.  In addition to our local instructors, we'll occasionally bring in experts who have taught blues all over the country, if not the world.  Check the details of each monthly event to see what is being taught, by who, and the cost.

To keep up on the latest and be invited to events, join the [Blues on the B-Side facebook group].

Blues on the B-Side:

$10 (includes admission to Saturday Night Ballroom)

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Tonight At ATOMIC

Saturday Night Ballroom

Saturday Night Ballroom

ATOMIC Ballroom

Ballroom dancers do it counter-clockwise.

Saturday nights at ATOMIC are home to the liveliest and most popular Ballroom venue. Dress up and break out your classiest moves in your best Waltz, or spice it up with a sexy Samba. From Viennese Waltz to Cha Cha, our Ballroom dance night hosts a great crowd of friendly dancers of all levels. With dance mixers, great music, and refreshments, our Saturday evenings are the highlight of many dancers’ weekends.

Our group classes focus on technique, and are presented at a variety of levels for all dancers, regardless of experience. Learn the basics, or refine your footwork with our expert teachers. Ballroom dance encompasses nearly every style of partner dance, so you’re sure to enjoy a huge variety of music and styles.

Channel your inner Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, and throw away your cares as you glide around the room. Come meet our ballroom family on Saturday nights and see what the buzz is all about!

Saturday Night Ballroom: 

  • $10

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Sunday

Balboa Guided Practice

Balboa Guided Practice

ATOMIC Ballroom

Balboa Guided Practice


Sunday

Milonga ATOMICA

Milonga ATOMICA

ATOMIC Ballroom

It takes $2 to tango!*
    *No partner required.

Argentine Tango is a beautiful, passionate, and graceful dance that’s exploding in popularity! ATOMIC Ballroom’s Sunday night Milonga ATOMICA is dedicated to creating a welcoming, beginner-friendly milonga for new and longtime tangueros alike.

Your first tango class with us is only $2.00 - and if you buy a group class punch card the same day, you’ll also receive a FREE 30-minute tango sample lesson with one of our fantastic instructors.

Never tried Argentine Tango? Choose one of our three beginner classes on Sunday evenings, or try a sample private lesson. If you’re an experienced tango dancer, attend a special topics group class or one of our intermediate or advanced classes. Then dance the night away at the friendliest milonga in Southern California. (Milonga ATOMICA)

We frequently host live music, guest instructors, and phenomenal workshops. Argentine Tango is invading ATOMIC Ballroom, and we invite you to join!

Sunday Night Milonga ATOMICA: 

  • $10
  • $15 - $20 when there is live music or special performance. Or just $5 - $10 if taking a class. Next Live Music is on Sunday, May 21st

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Monday

West Coast Swing Practice

West Coast Swing Practice

ATOMIC Ballroom

Every Monday night after the WCS classes, stick around to practice what you've learned or just to refresh what you already know! It's free if you take a class beforehand, or just $5 as part of the Ballroom dance entrance fee. 


Monday

Monday Night Ballroom Practice

Monday Night Ballroom Practice

ATOMIC Ballroom

Dancing cheek to cheek...

Join us on Monday nights for our Ballroom practice night! With a great mix of music and styles, enjoy dancing everything from Waltz to Cha Cha to Swing to Foxtrot. Our Ballroom dance nights host our widest variety of dance styles.

Our group classes on Monday nights are great for dancers of all levels - we have series classes to develop your skills, intermediate and advanced classes that will push you to the next level, and drop-in beginning classes that are perfect for brand new dancers or for anyone looking to better understand their basics.

We welcome dancers of all levels and specialties - if you’re new to our Monday nights, make sure to meet Doreen Fineman, who hosts our Monday and Saturday Ballroom nights. She’ll make sure you’re part of the warmest ballroom family this side of the Mississippi. We celebrate birthdays, enjoy monthly potlucks, and kick up our heels every Monday night as we refine and perfect the timeless art of Ballroom dance.

Monday Night Ballroom Practice Dance: 

  • $5

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Tuesday

The Balboa Room

The Balboa Room

ATOMIC Ballroom

Join us every Tuesday in Studio B for some ridiculously great Balboa music.

  • Artie Shaw
  • Benny Goodman
  • Edgar Hayes
  • Django Reinhardt
  • and more...

Have a favorite song to Bal to? Our DJs are some of the most welcoming DJs around, looking to play all your favorites.

The Balboa Room: 

  • $8 (includes the Swingin' Sock Hop).
  • $12 when there is live music downstairs or just $4 if taking a class.

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Tuesday

Swingin' Sock Hop

Swingin' Sock Hop

ATOMIC Ballroom

Are you hep to the jive?

Enjoy a great evening of America’s favorite dance - the Swing! With toe-tapping music from the golden age of Swing through to the rock and roll era, you won’t be able to sit still. Our floors are packed with local Swing dancers, and folks come from all over to trot out their lindy, swing, shag, and balboa.

Tuesday night group classes introduce the basics of swing dancing to new dancers, and introduce existing hep cats to different forms of swing dance, new combinations, and even more ways to get your feet flying and your heart pumping.

Swing out on the main floor - or if that’s too slow for your taste, take the tempo up...stairs, to our Loft. We also host a Shag, Balboa, and Fast Lindy dance every Tuesday with a different DJ in our studio B1. 

 Swing lives on Tuesday nights at our Swingin’ Sock Hop!

Swingin’ Sock Hop: 

  • $8 (includes admission to The Balboa Room).
  • $12 when there is live music or just $4 if taking a class.

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Wednesday

Practica Conmigo

Practica Conmigo

ATOMIC Ballroom

Don't want to be a beginner forever? You MUST practice, especially tango, more than any other dance.

A "Practica" is a practice Tango dance, were you can stop in the middle of a song, talk, try again, and work it out. You can also collabroate on the sweet moves you are working on with fellow Tango enthusiasts.

Join the fun every Wednesday night at ATOMIC Ballroom in studio B 9:15 PM - 11:30 PM.

We start off with a beginning lesson. This is the perfect place for people new to tango and tangueros who need a refresher on the basics. The beginning lesson is followed by the intermediate class where you can hone your basic skills into more complex combinations. Practice all the skills learned during your lesson at our practica at 9:15p.

No partners needed.

Practica Conmigo: 

  • $7 (includes admission to Salsa ATOMICA).
  • $13 - $15 when there is live music downstairs or just $6 - $8 if taking a class.

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Wednesday

Strutters' Ball Swing Dance

Strutters' Ball Swing Dance

Community

NEW VENUE!

Strutters' Ball is a famous weekly swing dance known around the world for its focus on big band swing music enjoyed by new dancers and old school dancers alike.  So take a stroll back in time and dance to some awesome swing music! You never need a partner and total beginners are welcome. Dress is casual.

Strutters' Ball:

Women's Club of Orange: 121 S. Center St, Orange

 

Group Classes: Beginning lesson at 7:45 followed by the social dance at 8:30

 

$10 cover, $2 with a valid student ID


Wednesday

Salsa ATOMICA

Salsa ATOMICA

ATOMIC Ballroom

Bailando, bailando, bailando!

On Wednesday nights our ballroom turns into a steamy Latin nightclub. Shake it to the sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, and Bachata and spice up your week!

Group classes on Wednesdays are great for beginning or advanced dancers, and include a mix of LA-style salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and more. Learn the latest moves and gear up for a night at the club. Shakira was right - the hips don’t lie. Bring your hips to life with our fantastic Salsa night.

We frequently host live Salsa music and the hottest LA Salsa bands, so don’t forget to check our calendar for upcoming events. With performance teams, hot dancing, and the latest music, Wednesday nights are the perfect mid-week party.

Salsa Atomica: 

  • $7 (Includes admission to the Tango Practica).
  • $13 when there is live music or just $6 if taking a class.

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Thursday

Thursday Country Stomp

Thursday Country Stomp

ATOMIC Ballroom

Save a horse, dance with a cowboy. 

Stomp those boots and clap your hands, it's a good ol' fashioned hoe down at ATOMIC Ballroom on Thursday nights. Join Daniel Klock and the whole gang for some country two-step, line dancing, and country swing. Classes start at 6:15p. Want a break from the old hockey pokey? West Coast Swing open dancing starts at 8:30p and is included with your country dance admission! 

We’ve got two-step and line dance classes all Thursday night, so you can get your country fix. We play a mix of tempos and styles, so you’re ready to get your boots moving with the latest dances and songs.

Country Stomp: 

  • $8 (includes admission to West Coast Swing) 

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Thursday

Swingin' The Blues West Coast Swing

Swingin' The Blues West Coast Swing

ATOMIC Ballroom

It's a party!

Thursday nights are home to our wildly successful West Coast Swing dance, hosted by champion dancers Ben Morris, Malia San Nicolas, and Demetre Souliotes.  With resident expert teachers (ranked top in the world) and mind-blowing guest teachers and DJ's, "Swingin’ The Blues" draws dancers from all over Southern California.

West Coast Swing is the official state dance of California, and is a cool and contemporary form of swing that can be danced to modern music. It’s smooth, tight, and bluesy, and our Thursday nights have soul. If you love hip-hop, R&B, top 40, or blues, West Coast Swing is your kind of dance.

We have drop-in beginner classes that cover a rotating series of topics, so stay in them until you’ve got your basics down. Then move up to our intermediate and advanced classes, that introduce more complicated patterns, musicality, and improvisation.

West Coast Swing is a party night at ATOMIC - anything that brings in this many food trucks has to be fun. There’s often live music, special events, and guest DJs playing the newest music at the coolest venue in town.

Swingin’ The Blues: 

  • $8 (may change on special event nights) 
  • $12-15 with live music or $2-5 with a class, next LIVE Music July 20th, 2017

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Friday

ATOMIC Blues & Fusion Lounge

ATOMIC Blues & Fusion Lounge

ATOMIC Ballroom

For those craving Blues and/or fusion dancing, we've got your fix upstairs in the Lounge. We'll be teaching a progressive Blues or musicality class every Friday night at 8:30 pm.  Blues dancing starts at 9:15 pm and will go for at least a solid hour or two. The music will then transition to a mix of musical genres for the rest of the night...perfect for those who know a variety of dance styles and want to fuse it up or just want to freestyle it.

Blues & Fusion Lounge: 

  • $10 (includes admission to the Big Bang Swing Dance and the ATOMIC Tango Lounge).
  • $15 when there is live music downstairs or just $5 if taking a class.

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Friday

ATOMIC Tango Lounge (Practica)

ATOMIC Tango Lounge (Practica)

ATOMIC Ballroom

Come for the Swing; stay for the Tango. How could you want anything more? Friday nights in Studio B at ATOMIC Ballroom. 9:00 PM until at least 12 mid-night.

Lesson at 9:30 PM—free with admission to the social dance

ATOMIC Tango Lounge: 

  • $10 (includes admission to the Big Bang Swing Dance and the Blues Lounge).
  • $15 when there is live music downstairs or just $5 if taking a class.

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


Friday

Big Bang Friday Nights

Big Bang Friday Nights

ATOMIC Ballroom

Swing out, man!

The most popular night of swing dancing in Southern California, our Friday Night "Big Bang Swing" regularly welcomes between two to three hundred dancers from a couple of states. Don’t miss it, and be sure to get plenty of sleep on Thursday because we regularly swing out until 1:30 or 2:00 AM.

If you need a breather, or if you like your swing a little more bluesy, then head upstairs to the Loft, where we host a blues dance every Friday night. Get down and slow down with a variety of guest DJs and instructors.

With group classes that are perfect for learning the basics in Lindy Hop, Charleston, and a variety of other swing dances, as well as advanced classes for the long-time dancer, Friday nights are part of a long-standing tradition of swing dancing at ATOMIC ballroom. We don’t just continue the tradition - we’re a major part of it! So come dance at one of the world headquarters for swing, every Friday night.

Friday Night Big Bang Swing: 

  • $10 (includes admission to the Blues Lounge and the ATOMIC Tango Lounge). 
  • $15 when there is live music or just $5 if taking a class.

Group classes: Take advantage of our $20 New Student Special and get unlimited group classes and evening dances for 7 days as well as a 30 minute Sample Private Lesson. After that, you can pay with an ATOMIC package, Punch Card, or $16 per class (any group class also includes admission to the evening dance that night, unless there is live music or a special performance).


 
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