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General Information

Chautauqua Hall itself was built in 1881 as an assembly hall for the popular annual Methodist Church summer conference in Pacific Grove. Since then, the hall has been used by various groups of people for different purposes: for church services, for fitness classes, as a high school gymnasium, as a dance hall, etc.

The Chautauqua Hall Dance Club recognized the hall's potential for dancing because of its large hardwood floor. The Club has been hosting a dance every Saturday evening for about 65 years. Whether you are an expert dancer or have never danced before you will feel welcome, as the hall has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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Admission effective January 1st, 2017
Recorded-music evenings: $10.00 for members; $15.00 for non-members

Membership effective January 1st, 2017
Membership costs $15 per year and the benefits include:
  • $5 discount off the admission price on recorded-music evenings ($10.00 instead of $15)
  • $5 discount off the admission price on live-music evenings 
  • Opportunity to vote on club business and during board member elections
  • Eligibility to serve on the club board
When and Where
We have a dance every Saturday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, unless otherwise noted (see Calendar), in Chautauqua Hall, 16th Street at Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, California (see Directions).
Types of Dances
  • Argentine Tango
  • Bachata
  • Bolero
  • Cha Cha
  • Country Western Two-Step
  • Cowboy Cha Cha
  • Cumbia
  • Electric Slide
  • Fox Trot
  • Hustle/Disco
  • Merengue
  • Night Club Two-Step
  • Rumba
  • Salsa
  • Samba
  • Swing
  • Tango
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Waltz
  • West Coast Swing

Dance lessons are offered from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday evenings and the cost of the lesson is included in the admission fee. The lesson schedule is posted on the Calendar.

The Music
Recorded Music - A diverse range of music is played to appeal to all tastes and preferences--there is something for everyone! On any given evening, selections might include Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Sting, Chayanne, Nora Jones, Shania Twain, Santana, Adele, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor, etc, just to name a few.

Live Music - A live band is hired occasionally. The bands feature local musicians and each is chosen for its ability to play quality, danceable music.