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Dance Downtown kicks off tomorrow

Want to shake your groove thing but don’t know how? Join Dance Downtown for its 2013 season and you can learn. Dance Downtown, a summer staple that kicks off tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., offers beginning dance lessons with qualified instructors along with the chance to socialize and sway to live music.

Since 2005, the free series has offered workshops in more than 50 dance styles, and the 2013 season is no different. From slinky-smooth Argentine tango to hip-shaking salsa, from precision line-dancing to high-energy Bollywood, the Music Center Plaza becomes an open-air dance hall where anyone can socialize and learn to cut a metaphorical rug. Partners or experience? Not necessary.

The Music Center’s Dance Downtown runs every Friday, 6:30 to 10 p.m., from May 3 to September 6. Admission is free.