About Us

OutWest Dance offers partner and line dance events, dance lessons and DJ services in Sonoma County & the SF Bay Area.  Enjoy 2-step, Country Waltz, East & West Coast Swing, Nightclub 2 Step & Line Dancing in a friendly, fun and inspiring dance space!

The monthly OutWest Dance takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 6:30 - 10:00 PM at Wischemann Hall in Sebastopol.

Our dance events are OPEN TO EVERYONE and are especially welcoming of the LGBTQ community!  OutWest Dance
creates a community dance space with social events that are all-inclusive, fun, welcoming, fragrance-free and usually alcohol-free.

Each OutWest Dance includes lessons and beginners are always welcome.  A typical lesson schedule looks like this:

Beginner lessons....6:30-7:15
Beginner Plus &/or line dance lessons....7:15-8
Open Dancing....8-10 pm
OutWest Dance was founded by Joy Anagnostis, who has taught country and western dance in California, Great Britain, Ohio and Kentucky for over 15 years.  She especially loves teaching beginners, encouraging the dynamic balance and romance of partner dancing, and creating a playful space where people can reconnect with their love of movement.

As a DJ, Joy loves mixing classic and "new" country music with alternative and contemporary artists like Adele, KT Tunstall, Bebe, Katy Perry, Pink Martini & others.

The marvelous morsels of delight served at each and every dance party are lovingly prepared by Lisa, Joy's partner.

Joy & Lisa live in Sebastopol with their cat Go-T and their dog Mac. They are all enjoying building a garden together.
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