• Where do you go to dance?

Our dances are held at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Social Hall, 3301 33rd Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.


  • How often do you have dances?

Typically on the first Thursday of every month, unless we announce otherwise on our monthly newsletter. The dances for 2024 are scheduled for the following dates: February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11 (2nd Thursday), August 1, September 12 (2nd Thursday), October 3, November 7, and December 5. A dance lesson runs from 5:30 to 6:00, and dancing is from 6:00 to 8:30.


  • Are these competitions?

No. They are social dances where all levels are welcome from beginners to more experienced dancers. There is no pressure on less experienced dancers; we’re all there to have fun and make new friends.


  • Do I need a partner?

No. You may attend by yourself. There are typically tables designated for “Singles” (people without dance partners), but you are welcome to sit anywhere.


  • What would I wear?

No ball gown or tuxedo required! Just wear something suitable for an evening out. No shorts or tank tops, please. For an idea of what other people wear, go to our website, where numerous photos are posted.


  • Do I need special shoes?

Most of the frequent dancers have ballroom dance shoes, which have a suede sole. But smooth leather soles will also work. Shoes with a rubber sole are not recommended, as they prevent you from being able to glide or turn smoothly.


  • How much does it cost?

The fee per dance is currently $10 per person for members and $14 per person for non-members. Becoming a member of the Ballroom Dance Preservation Society for an annual fee of $50 will allow you to attend dances for the $10 fee.


  • What kind of music do you play?

We have music either by a licensed ballroom DJ or occasionally, a live duet that performs ballroom music. Music is from the great Big Band Era through to more current music, including waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba, tango, and cha-cha, and other dance music such as bachata, salsa, quickstep, Viennese waltz, samba, meringue, and nightclub two-step.


  • Are food and beverages available?

We typically provide snacks, and water is always available. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to share at their table as well as their beverage of choice—alcoholic or non-alcoholic.


  • Why should I become a member?

Member dues helps to provide the funds to continue sponsoring our monthly dances and to promote the social and physical benefits of ballroom dancing. For the annual dues of just $50 per person, members enjoy a discount on the dance fee, free admission to the July dance, and an annual members-only dance.


  • Do I need to be a member in order to attend a dance?

No. Everyone is welcome to attend our dances, even if you just come to watch. The dance fee for non-members is currently $14 per person.


  • What is the age range of the dancers?

Dancers of all ages are welcome—and encouraged.


  • I haven’t danced in years. I don’t know if I remember how.

That’s okay! If you’re out of practice, this is the place to come and get your “footing” and relearn some dance steps. All levels of proficiency (or not) are welcome. If you’re feeling a little insecure about getting back out on the dance floor, our more experienced dancers are very patient, and you’ll be “back in the swing” (pun intended) before you know it! We’ve all been learners (or re-learners) at one time. Just come and have a good time.


  • I don’t know how to dance, but I’d love to learn.

We have a 30-minute dance lesson just before every dance. And there are several ballroom dance instructors in the area with whom you could take private or group lessons.


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