Next WCS CSA Dance:

Friday, June 7, 2024 • 6 PM – 10 PM

Next WCS Chautauqua Hall Dance:

Saturday, June 1, 2024 • 6 PM – 10 PM

Places to dance West Coast Swing on the Monterey Peninsula (and beyond!)

Places to dance West Coast Swing on the Monterey Peninsula (and beyond!)

There are several locations on the Monterey Peninsula for west coast swing social dancing. There are also several dance venues outside of Monterey (all north of Monterey) that we recommend if you are in those areas. We encourage our students to go out social dancing so they can practice and, well, be social! One of the most fun aspects of learning this dance is the opportunity to meet new dancers (and make new friends) while dancing.

West Coast Swing social dance Monterey peninsula
West Coast Swing social dancing at the Center for Spiritual Awakening in Pacific Grove, CA.
West Coast Swing social dance at Chautauqua Hall in Pacific Grove, CA.

Please note: the venues below may currently be shut down due to COVID-19.

Santa Cruz Swing Club

Santa Cruz Swing Club
Mid County Center
829 Bay Ave.
Capitola, CA 95010

Monthly dance party every third Saturday of the month. Visit their website for more information

Chautauqua Hall west coast swing dance

Chautauqua Hall Dance Club
16th Street at Central Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93940

Dancing every Saturday evening – lesson 6-7 (different dances each week) and dancing 7-9pm. Jennifer and Rene teach the first Saturday of each month a West Coast Swing lesson, followed by a West Coast Swing dance from 8-10PM. From 7-8 PM is a ballroom dance mixer. Visit their Facebook page for more information

Sly McFly’s
700 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Live music and dancing 7 nights a week! Also a great place for drinks and food. Visit their website for more information

Jennifer and Rene highlands in carmel West Coast Swing

Hyatt Highlands Inn, Carmel
120 Highlands Dr
Carmel, CA 93923

Listen to the fine live music of Dino Vera. He plays each Thursday and Saturday from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Visit Dino’s website for more information

Palomar Swing

Palomar Swing
4652 Scotts Valley Dr
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Find dances and lessons in Scotts Valley, located about an hour north of Monterey. For information, visit the Facebook page:


Dance Boulevard west coast swing

Dance Boulevard
1824 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124

Located 1.5 hours north of Monterey, this dance studio offers pretty much all the dances, including West Coast Swing. Check their website for schedule and exact times