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Dance Downtown at the Music Center is free throughout the summer. / photo by Alex Pitt

The Music Center offers free evenings of beginners’ dance lessons and dancing with DJs and live music throughout the summer. From 6:30 to 10 p.m., everyone is invited to Dance Downtown on the Music Center Plaza. Learn how to samba or relive the days of disco. The remaining dates are listed below.

If you are feeling adventurous and would like to show off your dance moves, try entering ExperienceLA.com’s video contest. You could win tickets to an upcoming dance performance at the Music Center, donated by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center. The winner can choose to see Grupo Corpo, Nederlands Dans Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater or Mark Morris Dance Group. For more details on the contest, visit ExperienceLA.com.

Upcoming free Dance Downtown events:

July 30:   Zydeco

Aug. 13:   Disco

Aug. 27:   Throwback Night: 60s Dance

Sept. 10:   Samba

The Music Center is located at 135 N. Grand Ave., LA.