Events

We’re surrounded by lots of fabulous and award wining restaurants, pubs, and bars plus craft ice cream! Park once and make a night of it! Check dates for our famous Dinner Tour & Live Music Nights!  All on-going events and mini lessons are drop-in or you can avoid the line and pay ahead online! All ages welcome unless otherwise stated. What are mini lessons? They are a fun way to meet people before the rest of the evening dancing begins. They are beginner friendly learn-a-move style lesson built to be easy to pick up and to allow you a chance to get to know others to dance with, or learn some fun moves for you and your partner if you brought one, once the party lights and music turn on. No partner necessary to attend!
Click on “Special Events” tab for more fun! Click on “Trips & Competitions” for travel fun!

Midweek Swing, Blues, and Fusion
When: weekly Wednesdays 8:00p following our West Coast Swing series classes. WC Swing, Blues, Fusion, and more! All ages.
Cost: $5 or included with tuition to one or more of the series classes the same evening

Tango Practica
When: weekly Fridays 7:00p except 2nd Friday when we offer an all-styles dance.
Details: Tango practica 7:00-8:30p with mini beginner intro to Tango mini-lesson 7:15-7:30p. Instead of 2nd Fri, join us for 2nd Sat Milonga.
Cost: $10 or $15 for Tango Practica & Latin Night**

Latin Night – Salsa, Bachata & more
When: weekly Fridays 8:30p
Details: 8:30p sign-in, 8:45p mini lesson, 9:15p party lights go on! Open to all! Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha, Rumba, Cumbia, Swings….Mini Lesson/Learn-a-move in Merengue, Bachata, or Salsa depending on the week. Make a song request by taking a photo & checking-in online.
Average attendance details: 3/4 attend without partner or to rotate partners and around 1/4 are couples who choose to stay together for the lesson.
Cost: $10 or $15 for Tango Practica & Latin Night

All-Inclusive Dance Styles
(Open Ballroom Dance
Smooth, Latin, Swing)
When: 2nd Friday 7-8:30p. Also check for special Saturday dates.
Cost: $10 or $15 for both events Friday

Milonga (Tango)
When: 2nd Saturdays
Time: 8p Lesson, 9p-1a Milonga
Cost: Class $25 includes Milonga or $15 Milonga only
Held by: Patricio & Eva and Studio 6

 

More on-going drop-in events:

Conscious Dance
When: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 5:30-7p
Details: Click here for more information
Held by: Tacoma Conscious Dance Collective 
Cost: $12

Scottish Country Dance
When: 2nd & 4th Sundays, 3-5:30p, Click here to check dates (Fall, Winter, and Spring)
Details: no partner necessary to join in (will be rotating through partners).
Held by: Tacoma Scottish Country Dancers
Cost: $7

Sept 13-15
Chowtown Food Trucks
Details: 12-8p Fri & Sat, 11a-3p Sun Brunch. Come check out & support the fun new food truck home including camp fun games, movies, music!
More info: ChowtownTacoma
Location: Chowtown, Mildred & S. 16th

Sept 13
Ballroom Dance aka All Styles
Details: Held 2nd Fridays. Practice mulitple styles to fun music!
Time: 7-:8:30p. Mini lesson 7:15-7:30p
Cost: $10 or add $5 to add Latin night
Location: Studio 6 Ballroom

Sept 14
Tango Milonga
Details: All second Saturdays of the month.
is Tango Day at the Studio 6 in Tacoma hosted by Eva & Patricio!
8pm-9pm. Argentine tango class with Patricio Touceda.
All levels welcome.
No partner needed.
Classes are progressive.
We focus on technique and useful figures for the dance floor.
9pm-1am Milonga!
DJ Pattou plays the tandas.
Traditional and modern orquestras.
Beautiful dance floor, and light refreshments.
Come out and dance with us!
Class $25 includes Milonga
Milonga $15 Bono contribucion.
Time:
Location: Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios

Sept 15
Dinner Tour & Live Music
12 Year Anniversary Celebration!
Details: It’s time for one of our popular dinner tours with live music around our district! Come help us celebrate our 12 year anniversary of Studio 6! Click for more info
Time: 5/5:30p
Tickets: TacomaDinnerTours.com
Location: Soap & Clay, Wild Orchid, La Ca Bar, Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios

Sept 15
Live Music: BTP’s world tour
Details: “The Desperate Embrace Tour” with Latin Grammy Nominee Maria Volonte. Wonderful music to dance multiple styles to! So fun, just makes you want to move to all their rhythms and speeds! Bluesy, Rhythmical, Soulful, Haunting!
Time: 7:30-10p
Cost: $20 until 9/14 (click here) or $25 at the door
Location: Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios

Nov 8
live Big Band Dance
Details: Live music dance with the Pierce County Community Big Band organized by city of Tacoma Historical Preservation! More details as they arrive.
Time: 6-9p
Location: McMenamins Elks, Tacoma

 

2019
Vancouver, Denmark, Las Vegas, Cuba, Calgary, Paris, and more!

January
Vancouver, Canada
Dates: 3rd weekend
Details: Super welcoming & inclusive event! Competitions to watch or do in all ages, levels, and styles. Social Dancing, Jack n Jills, mini lesson, finale show. Dancing, Touring, Competitions, Shows, Workshops. Ballroom (All dance styles) competition with socials and more. Also “Dine Out Vancouver!” Ask us for more info.

April/May
Copenhagen, Denmark
Details:
Dancing, Touring, Competitions, Shows, Workshops

May
Portland, OR
Dates: 2nd weekend Fri-Sat
Details: Dancing, Touring, Competitions, Shows, Workshops

June
Vancouver, Canada
Details: Saturday tour of live music, Sunday Competition with JJ’s, social, mini lesson and more. Optional dance cruise trip following.

June
Montreal, Canada
Details: Dancing, Touring, Competitions, Shows, Workshops

July
Las Vegas
Dates: 2nd weekend
Details: Fun competition weekend with shows
Location: Caesar’s Palace

July 
Delta Dancesport Competition
Location: Delta, BC, Canada

Aug 
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Details: Dancing, Touring, Competitions, Shows, Workshops

Cruise to Cuba

Oct
Seattle Star Ball
Dates: 1st weekend
Details: Dancing, Competitions, Shows, Workshops

Oct
Rocky Mountain Dancesport Competition
Dates: 3rd weekend (not 2019)
Details: Competitions am/am, pro/am, and pro/pro. Fabulous workshops.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Nov 
Instep Showcase
Dates: 1st or 2nd weekend
Details: 1-3p
Location: Lakewood Elks

Nov-Dec
Dancing in Paris
Dates: end of Nov-beg Nov
Details: Check out the Paris dancing scene, have lessons, tour the area & museums.
Location: Paris, France