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California Dance Connections

If you're travelling out of town, you can still dance! Most large cities and towns have freeform dances and many are listed below or can be found using the links at the bottom of the page. Please call or email in advance for current schedules. Because things change, the information below is not guaranteed to be accurate!


DANCE HOME Tuesday 8:30 pm to midnight, Friday 9 pm to 1 am, Saturday 8:30 pm to 1 am, $5. 522 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. 310-393-4434. Live music Saturday nights with Tonehenge. 8:30 pm to 1 am. website

FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY WE HAVE MOVED! Until further notice, we are at the Masonic Lodge in Culver City: 9635 Venice Blvd. (between cardiff & watseka), Culver City 90232. Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms and more! NEW TIMES Every Sunday at 9 – 11 am $15, and 11:15 –2pm ($15) . Leader Jo Cobbettt website;  310-313.2468.


Click here for a complete Ventura-area dance listing.


DANCE AWAY Every Friday night 7:30 to 10:30 pm, Parish Hall, Unitarian Church, 1535 Santa Barbara Street, website, $5, (805) 967-5241.

SANTA BARBARA DANCE ALLIANCE PO Box 22256, Santa Barbara, CA 93121, 924 Anacapa St., Suite 1S, SB 93101, website 805-966-6950 Memberships $25 per year includes newsletter, Dance Flash emails, listing in calendar of events, etc.


THE YUM SESSIONS Semi-regular gatherings on Thursday eves and Sunday mornings @ the Monday Club, 1815 Monterey Street at Grand Ave in San Luis Obispo. Beautiful, candle-lit space… Facilitated Conscious Movement inspired by Improvisational LIVE Music & shaped by the practices of Soul Motion, 5R and Contact Improvisation. No experience required! Facebook: YUM Session / email: tel: (805)748-3815.


Ellen Watson, Moving Ventures School & Productions website, 831-667-0445,


BERKELEY DANCE JAM Come Join Us Every Friday 8:30 pm At the Sawtooth Studio 2525 8th Street. Entry Fee: $10.00 ($5 after 11:30pm). Come early for warm-up in "Hot Room" (8:30 - 9:15). "Warm Room" (Down-tempo Space) is usually open by 9:30. You may leave a phone message for us at: 510-594-4021. website

FAMILY JAM (Berkeley) Twice a month, the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 6 to 7:45 pm, at 8th Street Studio, 2525 8th Street at Dwight, Berkeley. $5 for adults, kids are free! A before-bedtime freestyle dance for kids of all ages and the people who love them. We provide an open space with trampolines, hula hoops, and other toys, play kid-friendly adult music from around the world, and dance and play together in an unstructured setting. website

BAREFOOT BOOGIE (Berkeley) 7:30-11 p.m. Sundays, 2525 8th Street at Dwight in Berkeley. $8-15 sliding scale, $5 first-timers, kids free. (415) 820-1452 You may read an article as it appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle about Barefoot Boogie and other Bay Area freestyle dance events. website

RADICAL SUBURBAN BOOGIE (Redwood City): Every Friday night, 8:00 to 11:00 pm. At the Old Fellows Hall, 839 Main Street Redwood City, 94063 above the antique store. website

DANCE CHURCH (Santa Cruz): First Sunday in month from 6:00-8:00 PM in Flow Yoga studio at 2065 E 2100 S. Contact Jill:

FREE JAM (Santa Cruz) Mondays 9:30-1:00 Dance Gallery, 418 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA Santa Cruz, Contact: Atreya 831-427-1595

HAPPENSDANCE (Sebastopol): A Free Expression Happening. First Friday of Every Month 7:30-10PM – Wischemann Hall, 499 Morris St., Sebastopol. A community collaborative gathering of music, dancing, playing, etc. $10 donation. Fragrance free. Contact Jean:

SOUL SANCTUARY DANCE (Berkeley): Every Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm, at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. No admission fee, just an invitation to pay the gift forward for future dances. Newcomers and children 12 and under: free. NOTAFLOF. A freestyle dance with a strong community orientation, and a welcoming spirit. We dance to an eclectic blend of music (shoes optional), and share free organic fruit at the end of the dance. website

Nationwide Dance Connections

(many have links to other sites)

Northern California Dance Collective

Southern California Dance Collective

Dance New England (nationwide dance listing)

International Dance Connections

EXPERIENCING FREEFORM DANCE links to tons of information about freform dancing and events around the country. website