Group Queer Partner Dancing Lessons in Oakland



Where: Lake Merritt Dance Centre, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 .

Room: MPR on the second floor

Cost: $15 drop in. $52 for 4 weeks, $65 for 5 weeks.

Ages: Very broad range of ages from teens to 80's, the average probably being in the 30's, 40's and 50's.

Accessibility: Lake Merritt is a wheelchair and scooter accessible venue, with elevator, ramps and accessible bathrooms. No sign language facilities.

Contact: 510.430.8820



January 2019| Tuesday Queer Partner Dance Series


Taught by Zoe Balfour

LGBTQ Beginning Salsa and Country Western with a routine for competition..

So many dances so little time! Trip the light fantastic has expanded to a Tuesday to meet with all your request for more classes of different levels. Tuesdays at 6.30 will be a beginners series. In fact everything you need to feel more confident out on the dance floor!

Dancing, one of the most fun ways to get fit, socialize and learn a new skill. Bring someone who hasn't been before to a 'trip the light' Tuesday class and they get their first class for free (when you sign up for the month)!

January 2018

Tuesday Classes:  January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. 4 weeks .


6:30 - 7:30: Queer Beginning Salsa.

This class is open to absolute beginners and returners.   Want to get out on the floor and partner dance, but not sure what to do and need some confidence? Come and learn in a supportive same sex group of beginners and try out one of the smoothest of the social dances. We will learn lots of the basic patterns that make this dance so great, and have lots of fun in the process. Learn lead and follow, turns and timing and some great moves, the first week will be basic and open to absolute beginners.

This is a great place try out partner dancing and learn some repertoire of dance steps and partnering technique to play with on a dance floor. No partner needed.

7:30 - 8:30:  Queer Country Western routine that can be use for completion.

Come and learn in a supportive group of dancers of all ages. No partner needed. These classes are always really fun and vibrant and a great place to improve your dancing.

Febuary 2019 | Tuesday Queer Partner Dance Series

    6.30 to 7.30pm: Beginning Salsa

    7.30 to 8.30: Country Western for April Follies.