FRI., MAY 20  (a 3rd Fri.) 

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Bring mask and vax card for some events.

CAR SHOW/ BIKE NIGHT 3-7pm; BAND The Authorities 7-11pm; at Roseville VFW, 1145 Woodhill Dr.

ROUNDS dance event at by pros Igor & Meghan 6:30p, 612-816-5904.


BALLROOM MUSIC PARTY at St Paul, 8pm  beginner class, 8pm bronze level class,

9-10pm dancing, $15 for party, free for members; pre-register, 651-641-0777 (pros Kate & Gordon Bratt)

NO SOCIAL DANCE CLASS , continues May 27,  7:15-8:30pm, Chanhassen Rec Ctr,. 2310 Coulter Blvd.,

class & 30 min.practice; by Natalie Botes,

BALLROOM MUSIC DANCE PARTY by (Jennelle) at Anoka studio, 440 Bunker Lake Blvd, Anoka,

8-10pm, $15. Call 651-357-2060 to pre-register.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES to research: check studios listed on MON. page or VENUES page

NO ARG. TANGO MILONGA - see calendar at

OUTDOOR MUSIC:  Disco Kingz, 7-9pm, a ticketed event,, Como Pavilion,1360 Lexington Pkwy., roofed, concrete floor, benches, cafe; see calendar at


Eagles Club: Swingin' On A Star Band 7-10:30pm,every 3rd Fri., in large hall; rock bands in small hall; show vax card,

- Birch's:   acoustic music, 8-11pm every Fri. in Lounge,

Blaine VFW:  7-11pm, 1374 109th Av. NE;  

- Bloomington VFW7-11p every Fri. ,

- Coon Rapids VFW: Centerville All-Stars, 7-11p every Fri.,

- Crystal VFW:  630-930p, 5222 Bass Lk. Rd.,

- Driftwood:  every Fri. no official dance space?. call 612-354-3402; 4415 Nicollet S

- Tyler Herwig , 7-10p every Fri., dance space, 8335 Crystal View Rd, Eden Prairie

- Fridley Legion:  Vinyl Revival 7:30-11:30p, every Fri.7365 Central Av.N.E.,

Hook & Ladder:Davina and Vagabonds 6pm, $20+,in big tent, small dance space,

Hopkins Amer. Legion: no music listed,  952-933-1881

- Hopkins VFW:  no music listed952-938-9916,

-  2528 Nicollet Av.S., dance space upstairs?

- InnKahoots in Hamel: Analog Vibe  930p-130a every Fri.,

- Lookout in MapleGrove: Critical Mass, every Fri. 9p-1a,  reserve?,763.424.4365,

- Lord Fletcher's: starts May 28, on Lk. Mtka, 3746 Sunset Dr.,952-471-8513, dance space?

- Mainstreet Bar in Hopkins: Sugar Buzz, 830p-1230a,; patio open

- Narrows in Navarre: Kenny McMahon8p-12a dance space for 1 or 2 couples,3380 Shoreline Dr,

- Neisen's in Savage:  Back Alley, 830p-1230a, every Fri.,dance space,

Route 47 Bar in Fridley:  3 rock bands, every Fri.,  //

- Savage Legion:12375 Princeton S.,

- SchoonerTavern Craig Clark, 8-1130p every Fri. 2901 27th Av S.,

- no usic listed, 3700 Chaska Blvd, Chaska,  dance space?

Umbra:   every Fri., dance space?,708 Third St. S., Mpls.,expensive food,

- Utepils Brewery, 225 Thomas Av N #700,Mpls.

- Kyle Cogger,  7:30-11p every Fri., 4165 Broadway, Robbinsdale, dance space?  

- check at  or "events"

ST. PAUL AREA:  WC & EC SWING or FREESTYLE MUSIC to research/ call:

- Mancinis':  Midas Touch every Fri. 830-1130p 

- MMC:  G B Leighton 8-11pevery Fri.,

- Duluth Transit Authority - Chicago Tribute, 6-10pm, 651.331.0929

- Forster's in Mahtomedi:

- KJ's: Beneath Green Album Release Party! 7-10p , 408 St. Peter St., dance space?, 

-  7-11pm, on Univ. Av. E. side of Snelling, dance floor

Mike's Tav:  472 Snelling Av S, dance space?,

- Mudd Room in Mendota:, 7:30p, dance space;

Neumann's in No.St. Paul:  every Fri., 2531 7th Av. E., room for 1 couple to dance

- Half Time Rec: every Fri., details at  651-488-8245

- Roseville VFW:  20 - CAR SHOW/ BIKE NIGHT 3-7pm; BAND The Authorities 7-11pm; 1145 Woodhill Dr.,

- JX Event Venue: 123 2nd St N , Stillwater

- Tilted Tiki in Stillwater:  324 Main St..S,

- Volstead House in Eagan:

- Willow River Saloon in Hudson, WI:  

- Others:;  Bogart's in Apple Valley;;


1Duende Studio, 7pm cha cha lesson, 8-11:30pm dancing, $10, 5808 W.36th St.,St Louis Park, enter in back off Yosemite Av.;

2., enter in alley, 9:30p – 12:30a, 930p bachata lesson by Keri Simonson

SALSA-BACHATA-LATIN DANCING to research  (please help with this!):

-  Granada Theater, 3022 Hennepin Av., Mpls.,

-  Conga Bistro: DJ Foncy Ruiz, 501 E. Hennepin, Mpls., cement floor,, 612-331-3360

-  Duende Studio  in St. Louis Pk.,, 612-805-3516,, party by Keri or class by Don Deboer, 612-342-0902

-  LosAndes Bistro, 607 W Lake St.,Mpls ,



-, 2305 37th Place N.E., Mpls.

-  Salsa Rueda Passion: 2285 University Av. W., St. Paul

-  DanceLoveStudio: 2601 2nd Av S,Mpls.,

-  La Doña:  241 Fremont Av N, Mpls.,

-  Bands: Salsa Del Soul, Charanga Tropical, Malamanya, Tropical Zone 


NO CONCERT at, Hwy. 55W, 763-478-6661

​COUNTRY MUSIC occasionally, so research:

- Bloomington VFW7-11p every Fri. ,

- Coon Rapids VFW:

Maxx Bar:  17646 Central Av. N.E., Ham Lake

- Sherwood Lounge  1418 White Bear Av., St. Paul

- Inn Kahoots in Hamel:  930p-130a,

- Blaine VFW:  free juke box music 9pm-close, 1374 109th Av.N.E., 763-757-4540

Savage Amer. Legion:

- Others: Whiskey Park; Billy's in Rockford; Jersey's in Inv. Gr. Hts; Arizona in Shakopee; Biff's in Fridley

​CUBAN DANCE CLASS by Rene Thompson, Mpls. 612-578-2110,

DANCE PARTIES in Ramsey, or Robbinsdale, other places; also game/movie nights, Bible studies, etc.,,

BELLY DANCE SHOWS at Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, reserve,

IRISH LIVE MUSIC to research:

- ,8pm, 2162 University Av., St. Paul    

- Celtic Junction:

​- Charlie's in Water St. Inn, 101 Water St. Stillwater, 630-1030p;,, 612-296-0746

INTL. FOLK  DANCING - 7pm, see, Mpls.; show vax card or proof of having had Covid-19



TAP DANCE CLASSES:  research Keane Sense of Rhythm  (great pros Ellen Keane & Cathy Wind)

ZUMBA with Cathy Molinett -go to 

​​LIVE ROCK MUSIC in BARS & NIGHTCLUBS is on VENUES page, section 3 of this website and in "StarTribune"

Friday Variety section (e.g. Mainstreet Bar in Hopkins, First Av.Club, Turf Club, Maxx Bar)

POLKA  - check at Amer. Legion in St. Paul, 651-735-5613

​DANISH DANCING at Danish-Amer. Ctr., So. Mpls.,, 612-729-3800

​DANCE PARTY for Adults With Disabilities.  See school comm. ed. programs 

DAYTIME DANCING FOR SENIORS:, Mpls.1st & 3rd Fri.,930-10:30am, in big studio, online??

- Forest Lake Amer. Legion: 3rd Fri. of mo., old-tyme music 1-4pm,, 651-464-2600

- -  usually 3rd Fri. of mo.,1-4pm

- East Bethel Comm. Ctr.:  1st Fri. of mo., 1-4pm

- Ham Lk. Sr. Ctr.: 2nd Fri

MORE EVENTS:  see   and and "StarTribune" Friday Variety section


MUSIC outside of Twin Cities, see VENUES page, regional section; examples -

HAMEL, MN:  1.  at InnKahoots, every Fri. 930p-130a, 45 Hamel Rd., 55340, ; 2.  Hamel VFW

HAM LAKE, MN: at The Maxx: 

HUDSON, WI: every Fri. 

1.  Ziggy's:  Tim Grady (piano), 5-9p ; Band 9p-1a, 302 2nd St, dance space?,

2.  Willow River Saloon/Carbone's:  Band, 8:30p every space , 

3.  Big Guys BBQ Roadhouse:   9-11:30p, 1237 WI-35


PRIOR LAKE, MN choices:  1. MN Horse and Hunt Club, dance space??,;  2. Mystic Lake Club M stage

OTSEGO, MN: at Rockwoods Bar&Grill, patio open,

ELK RIVER, MN:  Elk River Legion, 525 Railroad Dr.

LAKEVILLE, MN: 6-9pm,,  11287 Klamath Trail 

SHAKOPEE, MN:   8p-12a every Fri., 3020 133rd St. W,, 

ST. CLOUD, MN: StudioJeff is now owned by Lucille Bates; can be rente; Jeff 320-266-4137


ROCHESTER, MN:, Tango Society (,  and Dahl's

SIOUX FALLS, SD:  2nd Fri. BALLROOM DANCE PARTY with El Riad Big Band 730-1030p, 645p lesson, at El Riad, 510 S. Phillips Av.,  dressy attire, $14/ $7

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Violet Stars
Violet Stars


every 3rd FRIDAY in 2022


Eagles Club,  7-10:30pm


swing & variety dancing

on a big wood floor


Couples' Dinner & Dance Party

Friday, June 10, KJ Quartet at

The Croix, 5880 Omaha Av. N.,

W. of Stillwater

6pm social time, cash bar

6:45pm dinner,  8-11pm dancing

attire:  cocktail/ semi-formal 

$100 couple
rsvp 1 week in advance/  info.:

Andy & Carol  612 747 6015


 Dancing Nightclub 2-Step:


When doing the rock-step part

of the dance, 

DO NOT hook one foot

behind the other.


keeping your shoulders still and parallel to your partner's.

Your legs, knees, feet should be moving, not your whole body bouncing all over the place.

- Jason Barnes,

Champion Dance Instructor








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sandwiches, desserts

800 Excelsior Blvd.

Excelsior, MN 55331


May hours 11am- 9pm

patio seating

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