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Dances or other club events are held on Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Melbourne FOP. Workshops during our popular guest instructor Weekend Events are held on Saturday afternoons. Other activities are announced on our calendar and Facebook.  Check our calendar and Facebook for details.  Our usual dance schedule is second, fourth and fifth Saturdays, but may be adjusted occasionally.

The FOP has made the FOP bar/lounge available during dances and events so that drinks may be purchased for a very reasonable cost. This opportunity to purchase drinks is in addition to the BYOB option at SCDC.

Dance Admission is usually $8.00/Members, $12.00/Non-Members, although price may be adjusted for special events.

Come and join us! Meet a friendly group of people, dance to some great tunes on a 2200 square foot dance floor, and enjoy the evening in a smoke-free setting. Please check
our calendar for details. We are sure you will enjoy these dances and events and find our group to be warm and welcoming.   For directions, click here.
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SPACE COAST DANCE CLUB
Music is a fundamental part of the dance experience, and each SCDC dance will include a mix that features the best tunes for the evening's dance style. The SCDC Event committee has crafted Dance Music Descriptions for each of our regular dances, which we will use in our newsletters and reminders so that our members and friends can know what to expect on dance nights. Requests are welcome!

Country: Expect two thirds Country Music with an additional one fourth Swing danced to Country Music. One fourth to one third of the tunes will be Country 2-Step. Another one fourth to one third of the tunes will be other dances from the Country syllabus, such as significant Swing content (one fifth to one fourth), both West Coast Swing and East Coast Swing, plus a few selections from other styles for variety. The evening will include Mixers and Line Dances.

West Coast Swing (WCS) Workshop Event: Music is heavy West Coast with other styles for variety. Music is at least two thirds West Coast Swing, including Mixers. One fourth to one third is a mix of Country styles such as 2-Step, NightClub2, ChaCha, and Waltz. There may be an occasional selection from other styles and requests.

West Coast Swing (WCS) Mix : Music is predominantly West Coast with some Country and other styles for variety. Music is more than half Swing (West Coast Swing with some East Coast). There will also be Mixers. One fourth to one third is a mix of Country styles such as 2-Step, NightClub2, ChaCha, Waltz. The remainder will be a variety of smooth styles and requests.

Social Mix: Music is a blend of favorite styles for all of our dancers. Country 2-Step is about 15%, and other Country styles (NightClub2, ChaCha, Waltz) are about one quarter of the music. Swing (both West Coast, East Coast and Shag) is 35% to 40%. Other dance styles and requests will be up to 10% of the selections. The evening will include Mixers and Line Dances.

50s & 60s: This is a Swing dance featuring favorite oldies. East Coast, WCS and Shag make up most of the tunes with other styles for variety. Country 2-Step, NC2, ChaCha, and Waltz add about 15% to 20% . Other dance styles and requests will be up to 5% of the selections. The evening will include Mixers and Line Dances.

Below are Detailed Descriptions:

Country Dance
1/4 to 1/3: Country 2-Step  
1/4 to 1/3: Other Country Dances: NightClub2, ChaCha, and Waltz, danced to Country music
1/5 to 1/4: Swing danced to Country Music
Remainder: Other Styles for Variety
The evening will include Mixers and Line Dances.

West Coast Swing (WCS) Workshop Event
2/3 or more: WCS
1/4 to 1/3: Country Dances-- Country 2-Step, NightClub2, ChaCha, and Waltz
Remainder: Other Styles for Variety

West Coast Swing (WCS) Mix  
1/2 to 2/3:  Swing (West Coast Swing with some East Coast).
1/4 to 1/3: Country Dances-- Country 2-Step, NightClub2, ChaCha, and Waltz
The remainder will be a variety of smooth styles and requests.
There will also be Mixers.

Social Mix:
1/5 Country 2-Step
1/5 Other Country styles (NightClub2, ChaCha, Waltz)
2/5 Swing (both West Coast, East Coast and Shag)
The remainder will be a variety of smooth styles and requests.
The evening will include Mixers and Line Dances.

50s & 60s:  
2/3 East Coast, WCS and Shag
1/5 Country 2-Step, NC2, ChaCha, and Waltz add
The remainder will be a variety of other styles and requests.
The evening will include Mixers and Line Dances.
Dance Music at SCDC Dances
SCDC's 2018 Schedule of Workshop Events with West Coast Swing  Pros
Thanks to our SCDC Event Committee we will host this talented group of Florida favorites and out-of-state pros. You will recognize Tommy Gibbs and Renee Lipman, Kay Newhouse, Danielle Blouin-Oates, John Lindo, PJ Turner, Shawn Swaithes and Donna Bonham-Steinfeld, and Jeff Mumford. If you would like a Private Lesson with any of these great teachers, please contact Ron Smith (202)664-0707, text or voice to reserve a place. We know these will fill up quickly.
November 10 & 11--Jeff Mumford
Jeff Mumford is a great friend of the Florida dance community and one of our favorite pros. Jeff ‘s enthusiasm and energy can light up a dance floor. When he’s here, we have a long line to dance with him. Jeff discovered WCS in 2010 after his return from military service. Since then, he has rapidly ascended into the professional ranks, teaching and judging internationally. Jeff’s teaching style
blends humor, fun, technique and anatomy and physiology to help one understand how to move better. As well as teaching WCS, Jeff also does Personal Training sessions and mobility consultation. His fitness program focuses on better all-around movement, levels of energy and better health through the mobility protocol, a perfect complement to his teaching of dance movement.
February 24 & 25--Tommy Gibbs & Renee Lipman
Tommy Gibbs & Renee Lipman will be making their fourth visit to SCDC as guest instructors. They are among the most popular instructors in Florida, and always welcome here. Tommy & Renee are long-time supporters of SCDC and a cherished part of our dance community. Private Lessons have been sold out since SCDC announced their visit. On Sunday, February 25, Renee will lead a Ladies’ Styling class at noon. Last year’s class was fabulous. If you are interested and planning to join us, please let us know so that we will have a count for planning purposes. Where else can you get one hour of giggles and fun for $10!
April 28 & 29--Kay Newhouse  SCDC Weekend Review
Kay Newhouse is known throughout the national West Coast Swing social dance scene for her graceful, playful dance style, friendly warmth, and community leadership. Co-director of Dance Jam Productions' MADjam, Swing Fling, and DC Swing eXperience, as well as a dancer, teacher and judge based in Washington DC, she enjoys customizing instruction to each dancer’s learning style and pace, while keeping an eye on the prize: happy dancing to music we all love. She enjoys teaching all levels, but has a special love for beginners. Find More Information on Kay's Website.
July 28 & 29--John Lindo
You are going to have a wonderful time and want more! John is an amazing dancer and an entertaining OK all you cow pokes, listen up: The June 9th Country dance starts at 7:30 PM. However, the real fun begins at 6:45 PM when Harry teaches an East Coast Swing mixer dance you're sure to enjoy! If time permits, the Barn Dance will also be reviewed. Jerry Morrison is scheduled to DJ. There will be a some great Country tunes. See ya there, partner!teacher. After beginning in country-western dance in 1992, John Lindo quickly made his mark on the West Coast Swing circuit, winning First Place awards at the U.S. Open, Grand Nationals, Phoenix Champion of Champions, and many other events. He is sought after internationally for his experience and teaching, having travelled to five countries in the past year alone. John continues to be an influential presence in the New York City West Coast Swing scene and a legend of WCS.
August 25 & 26--PJ Turner
Hurray! PJ Turner is back again. We had such a great time last year, we needed him to come back. He is a real, down to earth person who communicates easily with his students. He’s high energy and a great dancer who makes his partners feel successful PJ proudly hails from Knoxville, TN, and has been dancing since the age of 10. He began dancing in clogging, continued in line dancing, country dancing, and then eventually discovered West Coast Swing. He quickly realized that WCS was a perfect match for his personality. He currently competes in Classic Division, and loves dancing in Jack & Jill's and Strictlies.
September 29 & 30--Shawn Swaithes & Donna Bonham-Steinfeld
Florida is very lucky to have Shawn Swaithes & Donna Bonham Steinfeld in our dance community.They have been teaching dance and making dancers happy for over 18 years. As competitors on the UCWDC circuit they have won multiple divisional championships along with a World Championship in the Masters Classic division. Both Shawn & Donna have won numerous Top Teacher awards throughout their career, teaching dancers of all ages and skill levels and turning out skilled, competent, confident dancers. We love hosting them at SCDC.
June 30--Danielle Blouin
Danielle Blouin
is a nationally-known dance instructor, performer, DJ, and promoter based in Tampa FL.  She is known for her dedication to her students and for creative, entertaining workshops that are enjoyable for dancers of all levels. As a performer she holds two World titles on the country circuit (UCWDC) in the Showcase Open division. Danielle promotes and DJs for her own monthly Tampa/St Pete dances, where her mixes of WCS and Country music consistently draws some of the largest weekend dance crowds in the state. Danielle is also the Co-Director of the annual Floorplay New Year’s Eve dance event in Orlando, FL, and a strong supporter of country and West Coast Swing dancing throughout Florida.