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Join Us to Celebrate the New Year Together!

Join Us to Celebrate the New Year Together! Get Your Tickets Now.

New Years Eve DanceAll of us at By Your Side Dance Studio want to thank you for your business, loyalty and support this past year and we cordially invite you to our 2020 Twenties New Year’s Eve Gala – an event you won’t want to miss!

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Contact Guillermo or call 310-391-0400 for questions and additional event information.
We hope you will join us to ring in the New Year together!

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Join Us to Celebrate the New Year Together! Get Your Tickets Now.

New Years Dance Performance

Join us on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2019, as we celebrate our Twenties themed Dance Gala. We will have a professional dance show, a gourmet three-course meal, line dances, jack n’ jills, dance games, and lots of social dancing in all styles. 

All of us at By Your Side Dance Studio want to thank you for your business, loyalty and support this past year and we cordially invite you to our 2020 Twenties New Year’s Eve Gala – an event you won’t want to miss!


Things to know about our New Year’s Eve 2020 Twenties Party

Professional Dance Show:
Deborah, Rene, Laura & Guillermo joined by Jane, Maria and Orly are putting on a wonderful show you don’t want to miss.

Line Dances:
1920’s Charleston Line Dance (two versions)

Dance Games:
Jack n’ Jills, Whiskey Scotch & Bourbon (it’s a dance game), Conga Line

Social Dancing:
Social dancing to the tunes of DJ James Woo.

Dinner Menu

Appetizer
Russian baby Kale salad, spiced candied pecans, purple haze goat cheese, roasted apples, cider vinaigrette

Entree Option 1:
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast, with mushrooms, risotto and roasted carrots

Entree Option 2:
Pan Roasted Mediterranean Sea Bass, topped with green citrus salsa, potato puree, grilled asparagus

Entree Option 3:
Ricotta Gnocchi, with blistered tomatoes and crispy garlic

Dessert
Flour-less Chocolate Cake


Price

$150 – Dinner & Dancing
$100 – Dancing Only

$10 off for USA Dance and Dance Buddies members

Date and Location:

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey

Purchase Your Tickets Here!

You can also reserve a room at the Marina del Rey Marriott at a special rate just for By Your Side Dance guests.

Contact Guillermo or call 310-391-0400 for questions and additonal event information.

We hope you will join us to ring in the New Year together!

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Join Us September 13th for a Swing Dance Outing to the Beautiful Cicada Club!

Calling all swing dancers and those who want to learn to swing dance! Join us for an unforgettable studio outing as we celebrate both Rene and Guillermo’s birthdays swing dancing to the big band sounds of Louis Prima Jr. at the Cicada Club on Friday, September 13th.

Come with us as we dance the night away to Louis Prima Jr. and his high energy swinging big band as they play the greatest hits of Louis Prima’s musical career in a one night only performance at the Cicada Club.

Studio Swing Dance Outing to the Cicada Club
Friday, September 13, 2019
Cicada Club
617 S Olive St, Los Angeles
We will arrive about 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

Admission:
Show only $35 (unreserved seating in mezzanine and live show)
Dinner and Show $130 (reserved seating on main floor, 3-course meal, live show)

To purchase tickets email Guillermo or call us at 310-391-0400.

Learn to Swing Dance or Brush Up on Your Moves

West Coast Swing & Hustle Level 1 Tuesdays – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
East Coast Swing Level 1 Fridays – 8:30 – 9:30 pm
No partner or prior dance experience necessary.


This is a night you won’t want to miss!

Louis Prima Jr. is the son of the legendary New Orleans bandleader Louis Prima who was known for swing hits such as “Jump, Jive an Wail” and “Just a Gigalo”. Louis Prima also gained fame for playing King Louie, singing the ”famous song “I wan’na be like you” in the original Disney movie the “The Jungle Book”.

Dancing at the Cicada Club LA
The beautiful ballroom from the mezzanine.

The glamorous Cicada Club in downtown LA is an amazingly ornate art deco ballroom that dates back to 1928. There is a beautiful upstairs bar and dance floor that overlooks the main ballroom dance floor and reserved table seating on the first floor. There is a dress code and elegant, semi-formal or even vintage attire is encouraged, so put on those dance shoes, dress to impress and dance the night away with us.

Cicada Club Upstairs Bar
The elegant upstairs bar which has an additional dance floor
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Don’t Miss Our Rock n’ Roll Showcase & More on Sunday, October 20th!

Don’t Miss our Rock n’ Roll Showcase on Sunday, October 20th!

Dance Performance Los AngelesJoin us for our one-of-a-kind Rock n’ Roll Showcase & More on Sunday, October 20, 2019. There will be snacks, a little social dancing,  Swing, Ballroom, Tap, Salsa, Hustle and more! Tickets: $20 presale or $25 at the door. More event information here.

Contact Guillermo or call 310-391-0400 for tickets and event information.

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Put Some Fun Into Your Life. Learn To Dance.

What does Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden do to relieve stress? She takes up a fun hobby and tries a Salsa dance class at By Your Side Dance Studio of course!

Here is Marcia on the TV show “The Talk” telling everyone about how her friend Cameron encouraged her to come out and have some fun learning to Salsa dance at By Your Side Dance Studio. She also talks about her exciting new role in the upcoming movie “Point Blank”. Point Blank is now playing on Netflix.

Marcia Gay Harden - Point Blank Movie

Are you jealous of your friends dancing ability? Do you want to put some fun in your life? Maybe it’s time to step outside the box and learn to dance just like Marcia!

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Don’t Miss our Salsa Social Every First Sunday of the Month

Don’t Miss our Salsa Social Every First Sunday of the Month

Salsa DancingPractice your Salsa moves at our Salsa Social the first Sunday of every month starting at 7:00 pm, right after Deborah’s Level 2 Salsa Class.
Admission: $10
($2 off if you check-in on social media)
7:00 pm until exhaustion! How long can you Salsa?

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Congratulations to Our Dance Students Placing at the Emerald Ball

I want to congratulate our amazing students and ballroom dance instructors Shay and Guillermo for achieving 1st and/or 2nd place in all of their ballroom dance events at the Emerald Ball! It takes a lot of effort and determination to place in a ballroom competition and the Emerald Ball is one of the largest ballroom dance competitions in the United States. Congratulations!

Check out this clip of Jane and Guillermo as they are interviewed backstage at the Emerald Ball Championships. I was so proud I actually cried over it!

 

It’s a lot of fun entering a ballroom dance competition like the Emerald Ball and setting a goal like this really improves your ballroom dancing quickly. If you want to learn more about Pro/Am ballroom dancing just contact us, we will be happy to show you how to get started.

I also want to give a big shout out to our fantastic Line Dance Team! Your formation lines were great and you represented like a BOSS! I know we all had a great time sharing our love and joy of dance while representing the By Your Side Dance family.

You guys are the best!
Deborah

 

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Congratulations on 1st and 2nd Place Finishes at the Vegas Open Ballroom Dance Competition

We make ballroom dance champions! Congratulations to Jane Kirkland-Glaser for her first and second place finishes in both 6-dance and Latin Ballroom Dancing at the Vegas Open Ballroom Dance Competition in Las Vegas,

  • 1st in Latin 61 and over
  • 2nd in Latin 51 and over
  • 1st in 6-dance 61 and over
  • 2nd in 6-dance 51 and over

Pro-Am Dance Events

With only 4 months of training in new dance styles Jane also came in top 6th and top 5th in two of her multi-dance events! The Vegas Open Dance Challenge is the newest ballroom dance competition in Las Vegas and is held the first weekend in March.

Vegas Open Challenge Ballroom Dance Competition

Do you want to improve your ballroom dancing more quickly?

Then a professional-amateur or Pro-Am dance competition might be right for you. With Pro-Am, you practice for a ballroom dance competition by taking private lessons with a professional dancing partner. In this way, you learn to ballroom dance and compete with a seasoned professional whose expertise helps you learn more quickly. Beyond being your dance partner, your ballroom dance instructor also acts as a coach and a mentor as you as you progress from lessons to practice and finally the ballroom competition.

Together you will participate in Pro-Am ballroom dancing events where you are judged against other Pro-Am couples. The Pro-Am competitions are categorized by age, gender and level of experience to make the competition fair for everyone who participates.

Whether you want to dance in a dance competition or simply want to bring your ballroom dancing to a higher level, setting a goal and working with a professional dance instructor will put you on the right track towards improving your ballroom dancing quickly.

Call 310-391-0400 to learn about Pro-Am events and schedule private lessons.

#wemakechampions #bysdance #byyoursidedancestudio #teambys #dancesport

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Sign Up Now for the Emerald Ball Studio Line Dance Challenge!

Emerald Ball Line Dance

Want to let loose and have fun performing without all of the pressure of competing in a Pro/Am event?

Join By Your Side Dance Studio as we learn a super fun and super easy line dance for the  Emerald Ball Studio Line Dance Challenge on April 29th!

This no-pressure/all-fun line dancing contest is a great way to start the Emerald Ball, be inspired by other dancers and learn more about competitive ballroom dancing.

Entry is $25 and includes drinks and hors d’oeurves. Contact Guillermo or call 310.391.0400 to sign-up today.

Learn more about the Emerald Ball here.

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Sign Up Now for the Emerald Ball Studio Line Dance Challenge!

Sign Up for Emerald Ball Studio Line Dance Competition!

Line DanceJoin our Line Dance Team and gain confidence performing while we learn a super fun line dance for the Emerald Ball Studio Line Dance Challenge. Line dance class is Sunday at 3:30 pm.
Contact Guillermo or call 310.391.0400 and sign-up today

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