Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Hey, this info was collected and posted by Michael
for MEET-UP..

Prairie Ballroom, and Dance Club: 3rd Sat's. 7-8PM $5/pp dance lesson with Cathy Hempstead. Ballroom Dance with wonderful Ballroom music 8-11pm. $5/pp; (Member: $3/pp). 4000 sq.ft floor. Playlists provided. Requests taken. Illiopolis, IL. www.PLDC.org. Facebook: Time2dance and Prairie Land Dance Club - "like" them to keep up to date on what's going on at the club. 217-428-1560. Ask about joining the club!

CAC dances:
1st/3rd Fridays are Salsa class with dance following.
4th Friday's are swing class with swing dance following.
$6/pp. 8:30 PM class; 9:30 PM Dance.
Children welcome as long as you keep an eye on them since the art studio is there. There is a cash bar, yes, children would be 'carded'. But they are welcome. That's great for us single parents - we get to learn to dance with our children and/or let them experience healthy ways that adults can have fun. You can buy food in the Rhythm Kitchen below and bring it up, or even bring your own food/drink (non-alcoholic) as well. Tables for groups can be reserved (so if you RSVP, we can reserve!) . Swing class has lots of room and seating I understand. Salsa pulls in a big crowd and it is standing room only if you miss the tables. Park across street or at meters on road in front. Phone: 674-6822. Come in under the silver sign, take elevator to 2R. DJ. Plays requests.

Itoo Hall each Thursday. 4909 W. Farmington Road in Peoria. Live band. 7-10 PM. $6, unless Phaze is playing, then $10. See DancingDates.com for near term listing of bands and price/time verification. Good dance floor. Good parking. Lots of seating, so can join with others, or sit with your dance partner alone.
www.itoohall.com. 309-676-9725.

Layfayette Club: 4th Fridays. I understand the floor is large, and it caters a bit to singles over 30. Google for details.

Miss Edie's Oasis: 4th Sunday's. Doors open at 6. Dance 6:30-10 PM. $10. Live Band. Some line dancing, some country music, group stationary cha-cha 1X/night. Good parking. Dance floor can get crowded; seating not a problem.

Body Fitness in Peoria has classes, open dances, and private lessons.

Judithe Rexford of Peoria Heights' Rexford Dance Studio has classes, open dances, and private lessons. All are very reasonably priced. Can dance both man's and woman's part so you don't need a couple to teach an individual. 309-682-8669.

Body Fitness in Peoria: EC Swing class with dance following. 2cd Sat's. Class 7-8 PM. Dance: 8-12. Peoria. Prerecorded music. Phone: 685-1950. Parking can be challenging if not early, just park and walk a tad (dress for weather). Holiday dances are standing room only. Limited seating at times.

Body Fitness' just started monthly open dance, intending to cover ballroom. See website for details. Parking can be challenging if not early, just park and walk if too late.

E.Peoria Park District has ballroom dancing on 2cd and 4th Saturday at their Fond Du Lac building. 7-10PM. $5/pp. Always Live Bands. Requests taken. Just off 74, just East of the river, next to Super 8 and Monical's. Good parking. Large floor. Lots of seating.

Galesburg has a swing band and plays each month, and welcomes people to dance to their tunes. They are 3rd Thursdays,but not sure if it is summer only... And lost contact for band...

Dancing Dates:
Recurring Monthly Dance schedules:

1. 1st Sundays ~ Miller Park Pavilion ~ 5:30 - 8:30 PM ~ Admission $7 ~ Featuring Recorded Music
2. 1st Fridays ~ Miller Senior Citizen Center ~ 7-10PM ~Admission:
3. 1st & 3rd Fridays ~ Salsa at Contemporary Art Center ~ 8:30 Lesson; 9:30 - 12:30 Dance ~ Admisson: $3 Members/ 6 Non-members ~ Featuring : DJ Ed Cabellero
4. 4th Fridays ~ Swing at Contemperary Art Center~ Lesson: 8:30; Dance 9:30 - 12:30 ~ Admission: 3 Members/ $6 Non-members ~ Featuring: DJ Matt Vasquez
5. Every Thursday ~ Itoo Banquet Hall ~ 7 - 10 PM ~ Admission $6 ($10 when Phaze is playing)
6. 2nd & 4th Saturdays ~ Fon du Lac Park District Administration Center ~ 7-10PM ~ Admission: $5
7. 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays ~ Wrainbow Ballroom Tea Dance ~ 2-5 PM ~ Admission $5
8. 4th Fridays ~ Lafayette Club ~ Featuring DJ Duke Babb