Ordway’s Summer Dance Series

Ordway Summer Dance photo

Ordway’s Summer Dance Series is a weekly social dance event offering free dancing and live music in Rice Park on Thursday nights during the summer.

The Ordway’s Summer Dance Series highlights a different music genre and dance technique every Thursday with basic lessons by professional dance instructors and live music by local bands. Past events have included the rhythm of Latin social dancing with Salsa del Soul or spinning your partner around ballroom style to the music of Jerry O’Hagan and his Orchestra. The lessons are fun for all ages and dance ability levels. And after the hour-long dance lesson, the dance floor is open for all to put those moves to practice  during open dancing the rest of the evening with a live, local band.

Watch past Summer Dance videos and then get ready for the weather to warm up so we can dance in downtown Saint Paul again! 

Summer Dance Emails

Become a Summer Dance fan! You will receive weekly email throughout the summer, including reminders of that week’s event, information about the bands and instructors, alternate event locations due to inclement weather, plus special ticket offers for Ordway’s 13-14 season.

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2014 Ordway Summer Dance Series Lineup to be announced in Spring!

Join us each Thursday in Rice Park starting at 5:30p.m. for Summer Dance. At 6pm, we kick off the dancing with basic lessons by professional dance instructors. After the lesson, you are invited to put those moves to practice during open dancing the rest of the evening with a live, local band starting at 7:15p.m.