Sunday Rhythms dance parties are held at the Jeffie Jean Studio, 11600 Harrell's Ferry Road, near I-12 and Sherwood Forest, most Sundays at 7:00--9:00 pm. $7/person. Recorded music, mixer dances, refreshments, announcements about other dance events. Dress: elegantly casual. Host is Richard Stewart, continuing a tradition of Sunday evening dances hosted many years by the late Betty Tamas.
Saturday Night Ballroom hosts monthly dances on first Saturday at American Legion Post 38, 151 S. Wooddale. $10/person, (including students and spectators), free for active ballroom dance teachers. 8:00--11:00 pm. Dress: elegantly casual, often in theme colors. Recorded music, mixer dances, exhibitions, refreshments, announcements about dance events. See http://www.saturdaynightballroom.com/. Phone: Sandy at 665-5442; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ric Seeling's Dance Studio hosts ballroom parties on most Friday nights and sometimes on Saturdays. Location: Reeves Center at Sharp Road and Old Hammond. Usual time: 8:00--10:00 pm. $7/person, except for showcases and other special events. Recorded music, mixer dances, cash bar. Dress: casual. Periodic events include showcases, teen nights, and specialty dance parties and competitions requiring reservations in advance. See http://www.ricseeling.com/. Call 928-2788.
Ballroom Dance Baton Rouge, at 5664 Jones Creek Road, Suite C. Next to Keans Cleaners. Web site: www.ballroomdancebr.com. Phone: 225-308-4014. Email: email@example.com. Dance parties on Saturday nights (except on first Saturdays), 7:30-10:00, $10/person.
BREC hosts Senior Tea Dances most Tuesdays at BREC Center at Florida Blvd and Ardenwood, 1:00--3:00 pm. $5/person. Food and drinks, mixer dances, live music. Call 218-8155.
The Ballroom Dance Club at LSU focuses on training and club events, also hosts an occasional public dance party on campus. For info send email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. See FB page at Ballroom Dance Club at LSU.
Louisiana DanceSport conducts annual Gumbo of Ballroom weekend of competitions at Crowne Plaza Hotel. Next dates: June 27-29, 2014. Events include USA Dance Gumbo of DanceSport Championships (for amateur couples) and mixed proficiency couples. For information see http://www.gumboofballroom.org/.
Metairie: USA Dance Gumbo Chapter holds monthly dances at Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave. Sundays, 1:30-5:00, $10/person for members, $12 for non-members, $5 for students. Free dance lesson at 1:30. Recorded music. For info see www.usadancegumbo.org, or call Kerry Lovell at 504-427-6483.
Metairie: Club Silhouette offers variety of dance parties on most weekends at 3505 N. Hullen. For schedule and details see www.clubsilhouette.net or call Elaine Champagne at 504-885-1771.
Houma: The Gumbo Chapter of USA Dance offers a monthly dance on a Saturday night at Studio 371. For info see www.studio-371.com.
Houma: Studio 371 holds dance parties several times a year at 371 School Street. For info call 985-876-3885 or 985-856-3115 or see www.studio-371.com.
Mandeville: Mandeville Ballroom holds a variety of dance parties on Saturday nights. Location: 5150 Hwy 22, Suite A-5, Mandeville. For info see www.mandevilleballroom.com or call Aaron Smith at 985-966-0178.
Madison, MS: Magnolia Ballroom Dancers' Association holds monthly dances at the Madison Square center for the Arts in Madison. Usually on Saturdays, 8:00-11:00, $10/person for members, $15 for non-members. Recorded music. For info see www.magnoliaballroomdancers.com.
Gulfport, MS: Mississippi Ballroom Dance Clubs offers parties, team match , other events at 15199 Community Road. Team Match on July 30-31, 2011. Call Tim Allen or Julie Pagano at 228-539-0311. See www.msdanceclubs.com.
Biloxi, MS: Duo Dance Studio in Pascagoula holds team matches, showcases and other events in Biloxi and vicinity. For info see www.duodancems.com or call Lynae Jacob at 228-762-0304.