Rochester, New York City Guide
Rochester, NY City Guide

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Dancing in Rochester, NY


Where to go Ballroom Dancing in Rochester, NY.

  • DancEncounters Dance Co-Op.  "DancEncounters Dance Co-Op is a venue for dancers who wish to teach, socialize or practice social dancing. There are currently 12 teachers at the co-op, teaching Ballroom, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Swing, Ballet, exercise classes, and Hip Hop. Classrooms and ballrooms are available for a flat fee. Social dances are held most evenings."   Comment:  DancEncounters classes and dances are reasonably priced and are likely to become the place to go ballroom, swing, Latin, and other kinds of dancing in Rochester.

Dance Links Rochester

  • Arthur Murray Dance Studios.  585-266 4540.  1164 E.Ridge Road, Rochester NY 14621.
  • Central NY Contra Dance Group.  "This site focus mainly on Contra Dancing in the Ithaca, Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton and Cooperstown NY area. It is intended for general Contra Dance discussions, recent and future events, sharing of rides, for posting of any appropriate photos, for band and callers comments as well as any genuine related items. It is not intended for the sale of items or personal or product promotions."
  • Country/Western Dancing. If you can't find dance information on the WBEE FM 92.5 Web site call their telephone "Fun Line" at 585-222-4386. Select the WBEE option and then the local events option. There is too much information on the "Fun Line" so you may have to wait a long time to hear about dance information and then the information will go by very quickly.
  • DancEncounters Dance Co-Op.  "DancEncounters is a resource for dancers of all kinds. It offers independent teachers a place to teach their own styles in their own way. It provides a venue for students to take classes or private lessons, or to dance socially. DancEncounters offers practice space to dancers of all levels. Our costs are always affordable, and our classes are small so you get the most value for your investment.

    We specialize in Argentine Tango, Ballroom, Swing, and Latin. We have no contracts or membership fees; your only commitment is to yourself. 
  • Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network. "The Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network sponsors Zydeco and Cajun dances and music events in the Rochester area."
  •  "A compendium of links for dance related organizations and festivals in the Rochester and Western NY area." 
  • Rochester Dancesport. "Rochester Dancesport is the website of Rochester's own Michelle Madore, 2002 World Exhibition Ballroom Dance Champion. If you want to learn to dance well, check out this site. Madore offers private and group Ballroom and Latin Dance Instruction, Fitness Classes and Personal Training."  
  • Rochester Swing Dance Network.  "RSDN sponsors monthly swing dances in large smoke-free halls with excellent wood dance floors - with "survival" introductory dance lessons, starting shortly before the dance, included in the price of admission.  We dance to live music provided by the best swing bands in the Northeast!

    RSDN dances are informal and fun! You don't need to come with a partner, and beginners and all ages are welcome. Most dancers like changing partners after a dance or two - it makes the evening more enjoyable and you learn from dancing with different people.

    RSDN sponsors classes, workshops, dance jams and record hops where you can learn and practice: Learn how you can go swing dancing almost every night in Rochester."
  • The Evocative Woman Dance and Fitness Studio.  1-315-576-8215.  "The Studio's goal is bettering the lives of women through a cross cultural exchange of ideas, creative expression and wellness through dance and fitness.  We offer dance and fitness classes for women as well as couples dance classes where singles are welcome."   

Dance Organizations


    Tango.  A collection of links about the Tango including local Rochester venues.

Dance Performance

  • Rochester City Ballet.   "Since its inception, RCB has created at least twenty new ballets. Traditional favorites have included the Company's annual Nutcracker, Firebird, and Don Quixote. Throughout the school year the company presents lecture demonstrations, dress rehearsals, and mini performances to over 5,000 school children as well as to many charitable and community organizations."
  • Western New York Ballet and Odasz Dance Theatre.  "The official site of the Western New York Ballet company and its foundation school, the Odasz Dance Theatre. Located in beautiful Sea Breeze, New York, the Western New York Ballet company performs full-length ballets and productions annually. As a member of the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester, the Western New York Ballet is able to bring new audiences to this fine art and has the ability to provide quality dance educations with the opportunity for a professional career."

Do you know of additional places to go dancing?  If so, send the information to Max Lent and I will publish it here.



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