1 Ballroom Dance Groups (NC PA)

(This page last modified 9/26/2021)

ABOUT this “Dance Groups” page:
  • This site contains info for ballroom, swing, and line dancing — in and near the North-Central Pennsylvania region.
  • Part I lists a few of the regularly-occurring social DANCES in the Williamsport area.
  • Part II lists some Dance CONTACTS (dance groups and instructors)  in Lycoming County.
  • Part III lists some Dance CONTACTS in and near the North-Central Pennsylvania region.
Part I. Regularly-Occurring Social Dances: (Near Williamsport PA)

This section has gotten OUTDATED since Covid-19 started.

  • ???? 1st Thursday: Haywoods On The Green, Mill Hall
  • 1st Saturday: First United Methodist Church, Muncy
  • 2nd Thursday: Sons of Italy, Williamsport
  • 3rd Saturday: Divine Providence Auditorium, Montoursville Rotary Fundraiser Dance (map showing which door to use to find auditorium)
  • 4th Thursday: Country Store Cafe, Muncy
  • Last Saturday: (4th or 5th) Pine Street United Methodist Church, Williamsport.

PaDanceNet.com  has links to other areas.

Part II. Dance Contacts – Williamsport & Lycoming County PA:

  1. Montoursville (just east of Williamsport) –River Valley Dance, Choreographed Ballroom Dance Studio (aka Round Dance), operated by Frank & Sandy Hartzel, RiverValleyDance.com
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  2. Williamsport- Double S Corral, at the Woodward Township Fire Hall (4147 Rt 220 N, Linden PA). Line dancing and some choreographed couples dancing.
    * Usually every Wednesday evening, 7 – 10 pm (lesson at 7:30 pm). Private Facebook group | 2021 Flyer here
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  3. Williamsport: Gary & Bonnie Glidewell dance instruction, GaryAndBonnie.com  .  Operates in conjunction with Saint John’s School of the Arts.
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  4. Williamsport/Montgomery: Susquehanna Valley West Coast Swing group, classes & dances.  SvwcsDance.com . For updates, see their Facebook page at facebook.com/Susquehanna-Valley-West-Coast-Swing-2523812064300330 , or call Mitch Marcello at 570-772-9224.
    .     This VIDEO shows some of them dancing in the street during Sept. 2019 First Friday:  youtu.be/zRxmIDodzCs
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  5. Williamsport: Tom and Valerie Inman dance instruction, InmanGroup.com ,  facebook.com/DanceInman

Part III. Dance Contacts-Nearby Cities (outside Lycoming County):

  1. Altoona: Dancenergy Dance Studio, operated by Barry & Melissa Bollinger,   facebook.com/pages/Dancenergy/932475483506173
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  2. Altoona: Vertical Expressions In Dance/Dancing Dj’s, operated by Gene Kleiser & Debbie White. DancingDjsPa.com and facebook.com/dancingdjspa
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  3. Danville –Kevin Aucker & Cherylann Romano, no web page, previous flyer is on Kevin’s Facebook page at facebook.com/kevin.aucker.5
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  4. Freeburg (5 miles west of Selinsgrove): Pleasant Valley Dancers, operated by Jack & Natasha Holt, facstaff.susqu.edu/h/holt/dance
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  5. Scranton area – see ScrantonDance.com for list of studios.
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  6. State College: State College Pa Ballroom Dance EventsscpaBallroomDance.weebly.com
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  7. State College: Penn State Ballroom Dance Clubsites.psu.edu/ballroomdance and <facebook.com/psubdc> (link bad 10/2020)
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  8. Pleasant Gap (east of State College): Dance Harmony, operated by Kevin Fee,  facebook.com/DanceHarmonyStudio , (website ‘DanceHarmony.com’ appears to be gone as of 9/2021).
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IV. Archive Stuff (Old Stuff)
  1. Our DanceLiteracy.com site has steps for a few locally-done choreographed pattern dances.
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  2. Our DanceLiteracy.blogspot.com site has links to Youtube videos for Waltz, Single-Step Swing, and Triple-Step Swing.
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  3. West Coast Swing beginner VIDEOS page
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  4. Our Facebook group  facebook.com/groups/billtowndance  contains a few recent PHOTOS
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  5. SinglesDances.net lists singles groups.
    Note that almost all the Singles groups in the NC PA region have ceased operation.
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  6. HISTORIC SINGLES ARCHIVE:  The older ‘Track2 DanceNet Singles’ page at track2.com/dance/singles.contacts.shtml shows earlier singles info.
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  7. Track2 DanceNet:  The older ‘Track2 DanceNet’ list of ballroom groups at track2.com/dance/ballroom.north.shtml has more details and photos, but much of the information is outdated.
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  8. Williamsport: Mimi & John TroisiMimiAndJohn.wordpress.com.  These instructors are retired, but their website has many instructional videos.
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  9. Williamsport: Tony’s Ballroom Dance Classes, operated by Tony Tomke, facebook.com/Tonys-Ballroom-Dance-Classes-459779360800839.   Tony has RETIRED, due to health issues, but the Facebook page has many great photos, due to the efforts of his hard-working assistant Carole Troutman.
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  10. old Line Dance page
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  11. Map to Divine Providence Hospital Auditorium
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  12. PaDanceNet.com  has links to other areas.
  13. Click above image to view it LARGER
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  14. more archive links