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Polish your dancin' shoes because your feets will be busy tonight. / Photo by Tom Andrews via LAist's flickr pool.

PROM NIGHT*: The Zero One Gallery hosts “Prom Night 1980” tonight from 8 pm-midnight. This is the first in a series of monthly events where DJ David Daskal spins “records” from a given year. Tonight—you guessed it—is 1980: Blondie, Devo and Christopher Cross (“…when you get caught between the moon and New York City….”). There’s no cover if you come in 80s prom attire, but if you can’t pull out the powder blues, then it’ll cost you $5.

DANCE: New York choreographer/company Tere O'Connor Dance performs at the Skirball tonight and through the weekend. The piece “Rammed Earth” is a 2007 work that explores the relationship between architecture and humanity. The four dancers will interact with a special gallery design by Moshe Safdie's. Original music was composed by longtime artistic partner James Baker. The hour-long piece starts tonight at 8 p.m. and runs between $16.50-$21.50.

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MORE DANCE: L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) presents
"Pop Rocks: Old School Meets New School in a Hip Hop / Modern Dance Fusion." The Culver City High School gym will be transformed into a "rock concert venue with seating on both sides of the dance floor allowing audiences to have a new perspective on the performers." There will also be a dance lesson at intermission to give audience members a chance to perform with company members. The dance fest runs tonight and tomorrow night, beginning at 8 pm. Ticket are between $5-$25.

DANCE DOWNTOWN: The Jonathan Stout Orchestra provides the swing music tonight so all you gotta do is shake your moneymaker on the dance floor, which just happens to be the plaza at the Music Center. At this free public dance event, there’s a lesson at 6:30 pm, followed by the Orchestra and a DJ from 7:15-10 pm. As Kevin Bacon said in that great dance flick, Footloose: I thought this was a party. Let's dance!!"