The California Mix Dance Party returns to the Ballroom On High! You may be wondering, “What is a California Mix Dance Party?” Well, if you enjoy West Coast Swing, Night Club Two Step, Hustle, Salsa, Bachata or any ballroom styles of dance, you will enjoy the California Mix Dance Party. This dance will be heavy in the styles listed above. However, it’s premiere style of dance is West Coast Swing. West Coast Swing is a very versatile style of dance. You can dance it to many forms of music. Most importantly you can dance it to modern party music. You know, the kind of music disc jockeys play at weddings, parties and in clubs. In other words, West Coast Swing is a style of dance you should know and know well to be an awesome dancer. Though West Coast Swing is danced at our Ballroom Dance Socials as well, it is only danceable to 5% of the music being played. So much for versatile! No, it is just that ballroom dance styles are very music specific. Thus in order to dance their many styles, they must play styles of music that are very specific to those styles. Though we don’t mention West Coast swing at our vintage swing dances, salsa – Latin dances or country dances you can dance it to some of the styles of music played at these dances as well. So, yes it is versatile! However, if you want a night of dance where you can dance it 70% of the time you will need to attend a California mix dance party or crash a wedding. However, if you crash a wedding you better take your own dance partner or you’ll be up a creek without a paddle!
First Fridays at the Ballroom on High
Be sure to check our calendar for specific dance dates. We hope to see you out on the dance floor for this fun evening!
Meet Giovanni Arditi
No stranger to the Ballroom On High, Giovanni Arditi (better known to us as DJ Ken Arditi) once DJed regularly for our Ballroom Dances at the Ballroom On High. He and DJ Phillip Spinka would switch off as DJs for our ballroom dances. But perhaps you didn’t know that Giovanni was once the main DJ for the Princeton NJ dances where he also instructed Hustle, Salsa and Night Club 2 Step. He also taught at Donna Boyle’s dance parties and for Steve and Betty at the Peppermint Dance Club. Also of note, Giovanni Arditi was a judge for Dancing With The Stars in Myrtle Beach 2017 and danced on stage opposite the Village People in King of Prussia with Donna Boyle. In his spare time Giovanni DJs weddings and private parties.
Both as an instructor and a disc jockey Giovanni has the experience and ability to bring the party! If you come to his California Mix Dance Party, you will find this to be true. So, see you there!