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!

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

May
Denmark
Details: Tours, dancing, lesson, competition, show, and more! Check with us for info. Our Master Coach Natasha Thayer was the US rep judge at this event last year and it was a fabulous trip!
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Sat, June 1
Tacoma Refugee Choir Concert: “United Drumbeat”

Details: 7p proud of one of our students! more info
Location: Urban Grace, Tacoma

Sat, June 8
Live Music: Champagne Sunday
Details: 8p, order snack & wine/champagne and tip the staff & band!
Location: The Spar

Sat, June 15
Live Music: Champagne Sunday
Details: 7-10p, order snack & wine/champagne and tip the staff & band! Band leaves for National tour right after!
Location: Blue Octupus (see you there!)

Sat, June 22
Live Music: Miranda Kitchpanich with Randy Oxford Band
Details: 5-7p, We’re fans of Miranda Kitchpanich music (and a little bias because she’s a dance student of ours 😉 ) so we’ll be headed to dance to her as she plays with the Randy Oxford Band outdoors on the water at Point Ruston! Be sure to wear super hard & slick shoes for the surface that is down there and be careful. Built in concrete seating or bring your own. Go early due to this weekend’s Taste of Tacoma & good weather and order food (“Daily Catch” window for take-out is great) to get your parking covered.
Location: Point Ruston, water concert location

June 29
Breathing Workshop
Details: Max Harlan breathing workshops held at S6!
More info & registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-breath-of-fresh-air-breathing-workshop-tickets-61137437722?aff=erelexpmlt
Time: 9-11a
Location: Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios

June 30
Chicago Steppin Workshop
Details: more info
Time:
Location: Studio 6 Ballroom Event Hall & Studios

July 4
Freedom Fair
Details: Loads of live music, food & activities. We’re invited annually to dance to the fabulous Maia Santell & House Blend! Carpool from S6
Time: 12p through fireworks (12-1:30p Maia Santell & House Blend)
Location: Ruston Way Waterfront

July 6
Live Music: Latin Jazz
Details: We’ve been invited to teach a mini beginner Salsa lesson 6:30p followed by dancing various Latin dances to the band that plays 7-10p
Location: McMenamins Elks/Spanish Ballroom

July 13
Live Music: Blues
Details: more info
Time: 1p on …Don’t miss our friend Lady A!
Location: Old Town Park, Tacoma

July 13
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

July 12-14
Country & WC Weekend
Details: “Portland Dance Festival”
Location: Porltand, OR

July 13-14
Competition: Las Vegas
Details: ask us
Location: Las Vegas, NV

July 20
Live Music: Vashon Strawberry Festival
Details: 
Time: Dancing at dusk plus all day!
Location: Vashon Island

July 20
Live Music: Country
Details: outdoor live music with a fabulous entertainer!
Time: 5-7p
Location: Point Ruston, Tacoma

July 27-28
Ethnic Fest
TBA
Location: Wright Park, Tacoma

July 27
Live Music: Blues, Rock & more
Details: a favorite, Kim Archer live!
Time: 5-7p
Location: Point Ruston

Aug 4
Live Music: Blues & Rock
Details: Food trucks & live music!
Time: 12-9p. Live music time tba
Location: Chowtown Tacoma

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, …… More detail as we get closer!
Time: TBA (evening)
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 18-19
Vancouver, Canada
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.

May 2-6
Copenhagen, Denmark
Details:
Dancing, Touring, Competitions, Shows, Workshops

May 10-11
Portland, OR
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 13-14
Las Vegas
Location: Caesar’s Palace

July 20-21
Delta Dancesport Competition
Location: Delta, BC, Canada

Aug 16-19
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Details: Dancing, Touring, Competitions, Shows, Workshops

Cruise to Cuba

Oct 4-6
Seattle Star Ball
Details: Dancing, Competitions, Shows, Workshops

Oct 18-20
Rocky Mountain Dancesport Competition
Details: Competitions am/am, pro/am, and pro/pro. Fabulous workshops.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Nov 
Instep Showcase
Details: 1-3p
Location: Lakewood Elks

Dec 
Dancing in Paris