Things are really heating up and not just because it’s summertime! It’s also sizzling hot in the ballroom. But with the well ventilated spaces full of cool fans and top of the line A/C, the heat is figurative – and one you’ll want to run to!
It doesn’t get much hotter than a sultry dance that has sensual in its title! So you won’t want to miss the upcoming intermediate Bachata Sensual Workshop
on Saturday, July 16th from 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm. With a focus on fundamentals such as ribcage, hip body movement and of course partnering, this intimate dance is largely done in closed position. The workshop is designed for Intermediate dancers who want to transition into Sensual Bachata, including learning full-body movement and rib-hip isolations. The workshop is $50 or 5 punches from your Punch Card if you pre-register by 7/15/2022, otherwise it’s $60 at the door.
Another beloved hallmark of summer for so many is attending festive events filled with dynamic entertainment like live music. ATOMIC brings this to you with Live Music Tuesdays, every third Tuesday of the month from 8:30 pm – 11:15 pm. Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five Featuring Hilary Alexander will have you jumping and jiving to their big band sounds. Just before the social, dancers get to come early for the group swing dance classes where they can learn new moves to show off in front of the band later that night! Dancers must show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 when they check-in to the Tuesday evening classes or social dance. Accounts will be noted so that you do not need to verify it again. Masks are optional and it’s just $15 Pre-Sale, $20 at the door, or $10 with a group class.
It is well known that it takes more than just a few good moves to make an impression out on the dance floor. Looking ones best is also central to feeling your best. So ATOMIC has you covered with its own dance wear store! Open from 12-6 pm weekdays and 11-5 pm on weekends, ATOMIC has a variety of apparel to suite your dance needs and is a one-stop-shop for looking and feeling good! Why drive around burning gas to shop when you can do it all right here in one stop!
There’s also a very special ballroom summer soiree on Saturday, July 23rd. The day and night will be jam packed starting with the usual Saturday night ballroom social and classes during the day, and a big band bang to close the night! Ballroom classes run from 12:15 PM -2:30 PM, then cap off with the ballroom social until 6:00 PM. No partner is needed but you’ll want to bring your favorite dish to share for the highly anticipated potluck. Entrance into our Summer Soiree will also include entrance into our Minor Swing, Click this link to see more details on Minor Swing.
Then at 7 PM just as seamless as the changing of the guards, will be a changing of genres, as the ballroom blitz ushers in swinging kicks! Kicking off with Prelims, soon followed by a DJed dance and the full Jonathan Stout Orchestra ft. Hilary Alexander & special guest Craig Fundigya on vibraphone from 9-12 AM. Contest finals will be announced mid-show, giving way to a late night DJed dance until 2 AM. All of this including Friday nights pre-party and Bobby Mcgee’s (Vax Only) Dance Party on Sunday (12:00-4:00pm) are just $49 pre-sale or $10 more a la carte. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required to attend Saturday 7/23 and Sunday 7/24. *Depending on the amount of COVID cases in Orange County closer to the event, at-the-door testing may be permitted.
With the new, stylish ATOMIC dance-wear line you can look cool and also have a place to keep cool from the sizzling summer sun, as you feel the heat from all of the fun summer happenings in the ballroom!