U Wanna Dance

Calendar

The U Wanna Dance Calendar is here to assist dancers in choosing the best entertainment options available. 
It also is here to enhance the visibility of the musicians and venues that supply that entertainment.   
Apr 16 to Apr 30
U Wanna Dance strives to provide as accurate and up to date information on dance events as possible.
However, due to circumstances beyond our control, dates and times of events could be subject to change or even cancelation. Therefore, be advised that because the information contained here could be subject to change without our knowledge,
U Wanna Dance can not be held responsible for its content.
If you have any questions about an event, it is always advised you contact or visit the website of the venue that is hosting the event.
To assist you 
with making your search, there are links to most of these bands and venues on
our Bands and Venues  Pages.
  

                                   APRIL

                   Wed, Apr 16

Harold's House Party!
KFAI FM Radio
Mpls- 90.3 & St. Paul- 106.7 
4 - 6:30 pm
with on air guest
XX TBA XX
also performing at 
331 Club, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Radio Joe & the Jazzbo's
Lee's, 9:00 pm
Shannon's Dance Lesson
8:00 pm
Free

Thur, Apr 17

Krewe de Walleye Presents
A Cajun Dance Lesson Series
Eagles #34
Taught by Maurine McCort
Monday April 14, Thursday April 17, and 
Monday April 28
6:30 - 7:20 at the Eagles #34
Single Lesson: $15, Series $40
Includes Admission to the 
7:30 Cajun Dance in the Ballroom
Sign Up for the Series 
& Receive a Free Local-Band Cajun CD
         ***
DL Cajun Band
Eagles 34, 8:00 pm
$5.00
(Free With Paid Lesson Above)

Beasley's Big Band
Wabasha Street Caves
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Ages, $7.00

Del Counts
Shorewood
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Scottie Miller Band
Washington Square
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Butanes
Shaw's, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Lisa Wenger
& her Mean Mean Men
Narrows
8:00 pm

  TC Swing Presents
   Late Night Swing

DJ Dance w/Lessons
(SDS) Social Dance Studio
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Instruction by Terry & Cindy Gardner
East Coast Swing Lesson, 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lindy Hop Lesson, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dance, 10:00 pm
Dance Only:  $6.00 / Lessons Only:  $9.00
Dance & Lessons:  $11.00 
1st Thursday Beginner Night Special!!!
Dance & Lessons only $9.00
Stdnts to age 24 / Military:  $2.00 off w/ID

   Collectively Blue Presents
           The Blues Mill
DJ Dance
Four Seasons Dance Studio
Blues Dance Lessons
Intermediate: 7:30 pm
Beginner: 8:30 pm
Dance: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Lesson: $5.00
Dance: $5.00
Both: $8.00

Open Blues Jam
Schooner's Bar, 8:30 pm 
Free

Fri, Apr 18

Louisiana Rhythms
KFAI Radio, 2-4 pm
Mpls. 90.3 FM
St. Paul 106.7 FM

  Reverend Raven
  & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
 
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe
8:30 pm

Scottie Miller Band
Wilebski's Blues Saloon
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free Buffet 5 - 7 pm

Del Counts
Eagles #34
8:00 pm

Downtown Sound Band
Medina Ballroom
Dance Lesson:  7:30 pm
Band:  8:30 pm
$12.00
 
Wildfire
American Legion North St. Paul
8:30 pm
(no cover)

Phil Kitze & the Resonators
Golden Valley VFW
8:30 pm

Percolators
Chanhassen Legion
290 Lake Dr E
Chanhassen, MN
7:00 pm

John Primer
Famous Dave's 
9:00 pm
$5.00

DJ Dance
(West Coast Swing & Variety)
Starks, 8:00 pm
WCS Lesson at 7:30 pm
Dance at 8:00 pm
$5.00  

Zebra Mussels
Neumann's Bar
9:00 pm
Free

Pat Hayes Band
Shaws
9:00 pm

Sat, Apr 19

Cajun Jam
   Underground Music Cafe
              formerly

      The Coffee Grounds 
talk on Cajun History
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jam follows talk
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

FREE!

Steve Clarke
  & the Working Stiffs
Mendoberri Cafe & Wine Bar
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Rosie Flores
"Miss Shannon's Saturday Sock Hop"
Dance Lesson: 8:45 pm
Band:  10:45 pm
Lee's
$10.00

Rockin' Hollywoods
South St. Paul VFW
9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Power of 10
Shamrock's
9:30 pm

DJ Dance
(Country & Variety Swing)
Starks Saloon
Dance Lesson at 7:30 pm
Dance at 8:00 pm
$5.00
 
Wildfire
American Legion North St. Paul
8:30 pm
(no cover)

Willie Murphy
Eagles #34
8:00 pm

Westside Band
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe
9:00 pm

 Belfast Cowboys
(Van Morrison Tribute Band)
Whiskey Junction
9:30 pm

Ben Siems and Jeremy 
Collectively Blue 
April House Party
(BYOB)
3237 Columbus Ave S.  
unit 1
Mpls, MN
9:00 pm
Dance: $5.00
Lesson: $5.00

Sun, Apr 20

Paul Mayasich 
     & RAMM
Neumann's Bar, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Mouldy Figs
Main Street Bar, Hopkins, MN
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$3.00

DJ Dance
(SDS) Social Dance Studio
TC Rebels
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Admission: $11.00
Members/Students w/ID: $7.00

Jerry O'Hagan Orchestra
    & Charmin Michelle
Cinema Ballroom, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission: $12.00 
Students: $8.00 

Moses Oakland
Open Blues Jam
Famous Dave's, 8:00 pm

Mon, Apr 21 

Ross Kleiner & the Thrill
Famous Dave's, 8:00 pm
Swing dance Lesson, 7:15
Instructors Bill and Shannon
FREE!

  Lady J
& her Root Doctors
Blues Jam
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe
8:00 pm

DJ Dance
Rhythm Junction, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Four Seasons Dance Studio
$5.00

Open Jam
Shaw's Bar & Grill, 8:30 pm
FREE

Tue, Apr 22

Blues Jam
Wilebski's Blues Saloon, 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Jam Master Series
Different Host Every Week
Great Dancing, FREE

Jaybee & the Routine
9:30 pm
Dirty Shorts Band
7:00 pm
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe

    Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton 
& (CAO) Cafe Accordion Orchestra
Loring Pasta Bar, 6-9 pm

Paul Mayasich & Friends
Manitou Station
8:00 pm

DJ Dance 
Dugout, 7:00 pm Start
East Coast Swing Lesson, 6:00 pm
Instruction by Shanen & John
FREE!!

Blues Jam
Narrow's, 7 pm
FREE

Wed, Apr 23

Harold's House Party!
KFAI FM Radio
Mpls- 90.3 & St. Paul- 106.7 
4 - 6:30 pm
with on air guest
Cornbread Harris
      88th Birthday Party 
also performing at 
331 Club, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Bad Companions
Lee's, 9:00 pm
Shannon's Dance Lesson
8:00 pm
Free

Retro Swing Sister
Eagles #34
8:00 pm

Thur, Apr 24

Rockin' Pinecones
Eagles 34, 8:00 pm
$5.00

Swing Beat
Wabasha Street Caves
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Ages, $7.00

Del Counts
Shorewood
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Butanes
Shaw's, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

   TC Swing Presents
    Late Night Swing
DJ Dance w/Lessons
(SDS)
Social Dance Studio
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Instruction by Terry & Cindy Gardner

East Coast Swing Lesson, 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lindy Hop Lesson, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dance, 10:00 pm
Dance Only:  $6.00 / Lessons Only:  $9.00
Dance & Lessons:  $11.00 
1st Thursday Beginner Night Special!!!
Dance & Lessons only $9.00
Stdnts to age 24 / Military:  $2.00 off w/ID

Collectively Blue Presents
The Blues Mill
DJ Dance
Four Seasons Dance Studio
Blues Dance Lessons
Intermediate: 7:30 pm
Beginner: 8:30 pm
Dance: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Lesson: $5.00
Dance: $5.00
Both: $8.00

The Walking Wounded 
  with Scottie Miller
Hollihans
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Open Blues Jam
Schooner's Bar, 8:30 pm 
Free

Fri, Apr 25

Louisiana Rhythms
KFAI Radio, 2-4 pm
Mpls. 90.3 FM
St. Paul 106.7 FM

Pat McLaughlin & Friends
Wilebski's Blues Saloon
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free Buffet 5 - 7 pm

Free & Easy
Shorewood
8:30 pm

DJ DANCE
(MWCSDC)
Minnesota West Coast Swing Dance Club
B-Dale Club
Dance: 8:30 pm
West Coast Lesson: 7:30 pm
Admission: $10.00
Members/Students:  $7.00  w/ ID
 
Swamp Hounds
American Legion North St. Paul
8:30 pm
(no cover)

Holy Rocka Rollaz
Schooner Tavern
9:00 pm

Percolators
Chester Bird American Legion
200 Lilac Dr N
Golden Valley, MN
7:30 pm

Everett Smithson Band
Neumann's Bar
9:00 pm
Free

Joe Juliano
with Bobby Schnitzer
Larry Wiegand & Scott Sansby
Hollihan's 
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Crosstown Band
Shamrock's
9:00 pm

Sat, Apr 26

       Lil' Ed
 & the Blues Imperials
....
Famous Dave's
9:00 pm
$7.00

DJ Dance
(Country & Variety Swing)
Starks Saloon
Dance Lesson at 7:30 pm
Dance at 8:00 pm
$5.00

Armadillo Jump
Manitou Station
9:00 pm

(CBO) Cassablanca Orchestra
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe
9:30 pm

"Boom Boom" Steve V.
    & the Knockouts
Neumann's Bar
9:00 pm
Free

Swamp Hounds
American Legion North St. Paul
8:30 pm
(no cover)

Ross Kleiner & the Thrill
Lee's
9:45 pm
$6.00

Inside Straight
Pub 112
112 Main St.
Stillwater, MN
9:30 pm - 1:30 am

Sun, Apr 27

Everett Smithson Band
Famous Dave's Brunch
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Minnesota Blues Society Presents
Road 2 Memphis
            (Bands Competition)
...
   Swamp Kings
   Mark Cameron Band
   Gopher Tones
   Rhythm Roosters
   Jimmi & the Band of Souls
   Phil Kitze & the Resonators
   Bluedog
Wilebski's Blues Saloon
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
suggested donation $10.00

Kurt Jorgensen
Neumann's Bar, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Jerry O'Hagan Orchestra
    & Charmin Michelle
Cinema Ballroom, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission: $12.00 
Students: $8.00 

Moses Oakland
Open Blues Jam
Famous Dave's, 8:00 pm

Mon, Apr 28

Riverside Swing Band
Famous Dave's, 8:00 pm
Swing dance Lesson, 7:15
Instructors Bill and Shannon
FREE!

    Krewe de Walleye Presents
  A Cajun Dance Lesson Series
Eagles #34
Taught by Maurine McCort
Monday April 14, Thursday April 17, and 
Monday April 28
6:30 - 7:20 at the Eagles #34
Single Lesson: $15, Series $40
Includes Admission to the 
7:30 Cajun Dance in the Ballroom
Sign Up for the Series 
& Receive a Free Local-Band Cajun CD
  **** 
New Riverside Ramblers
Cajun & zydeco
Eagles #34
7:30 pm
$8.00
(Free with Paid Lesson Above)

  Lady J
& her Root Doctors
Blues Jam
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe
8:00 pm

DJ Dance
Rhythm Junction, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Four Seasons Dance Studio
$5.00

Open Jam
Shaw's Bar & Grill, 8:30 pm
FREE

Tue, Apr 29

Blues Jam
Wilebski's Blues Saloon, 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Jam Master Series
Different Host Every Week
Great Dancing, FREE

Jaybee & the Routine
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe
9:30 pm

   Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton 
& (CAO) Cafe Accordion Orchestra
Loring Pasta Bar, 6-9 pm

Paul Mayasich & Friends
Manitou Station
8:00 pm

DJ Dance 
Dugout, 7:00 pm Start
East Coast Swing Lesson, 6:00 pm
Instruction by Shanen & John
FREE!!

Blues Jam
Narrow's, 7 pm
FREE

Wed, Apr 30

Harold's House Party!
KFAI FM Radio
Mpls- 90.3 & St. Paul- 106.7 
4 - 6:30 pm
with on air guest
John Craigie
also performing at 
331 Club, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Cat Club
  (Valencia Spain)

Lee's, 9:00 pm
Shannon's Dance Lesson
8:00 pm
Free

Radio Joe & the Jazzbo's
Eagles #34
8:00 pm








 

 

 

 

 


       
    Venue  Links  
       
    331 Club   
    Admiral D's  
    Am Legion, Champlin  
    Am Legion, Chester Bird Post 523  
    Am Legion, N. StP  
    Amsterdam Bar  
    Aster Cafe  
    Axel's Bonfire  
    Bayport BBQ  
    B-Dale Club  
    Blues Saloon  
    Brookside Bar & Grill  
    Bunkers Bar  
    Cajun Potluck  
    Cedar Cultural Center  
    Champion Ballroom  
    Cinema Ballroom  
    Coffee Grounds  
    Coliseum  
    Crooked Pint  
    Dakota Jazz Club  
    Doc's Landing  
    Driftwood Char Bar   
    Dugout Bar  
    Eagles #34  
    Erte  
    Famous Dave's  
    Half Time Rec  
    Harriet Brewing  
    Hat Trick Lounge  
    Hell's Kitchen  
    Hollihans Pub  
    Jawaahir  
    Jazz Central Studio  
    Juniors Sports Cafe  
    Kellerman's Event Center  
    Lee's Liquor Lounge  
    Lodge of Robinsdale  
    Loring Pasta Bar  
    Lundstrum Center  
    Mainstreet Bar  
    Mancini's Char House  
    Manitou Station  
    Marian Hall K of C  
    Maxx Sports Bar  
    Medina Ballroom  
    Mediterranean Cruise Cafe   
    Memory Lanes  
    Mendoberri Café & Wine Bar  
    MMC Minnesota Music Cafe  
    Morgans on Nicollet  
    Narrows Saloon Navarre  
    Neisen's Bar   
    Neumann's Bar  
    Norm's Wayside Bar & Grill  
    O'Gara's Bar  
    P.D. Pappy's  
    Red Stag Supperclub  
    Santorini Taverna  
    School II Bistro & Wine Bar  
    Schooner's Tavern  
    Shamrocks  
    Shaws Bar  
    Shorewood Bar  
    Shullers Tavern  
    Social Dance Studio  
    Starks Saloon  
    Stars and Strikes  
    Surf Ballroom  
    Tally's Dockside  
    Tapestry  
    Tropical Ballroom  
    Turf Club  
    VFW Everett-McClay   
    VFW Post 295 S.St.Paul  
    VFW Post 363 - Fridley  
    Wabasha Street Caves  
    Washington Square  
    Whiskey Junction  
    Wilebski's Blues Saloon  
    Willow River Saloon  
    Withrow Ballroom  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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