Classes, Parties, What to Wear, FAQs Start Any Time - All these Class are Good for Beginners
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2015 Class & Party Schedule below - Beginners can start in any Class. Many singles come without partners. If you come with a partner, we don't make you change partners.
Mondays 7:30-8:30pm - Popular “Social Dances” (for Wedding Receptions, Dinner Dances, etc) - Waltz-Foxtrot-Tango
Wednesdays 7:00-7:45pm - “Latin Dances” - Mambo, Rumba, Cha Cha, and Salsa Wednesdays 7:45-8:30pm - Popular Figures & Combinations of “Swing” dancing
Fridays 8:00-9:00pm - Cancelled until September - See Home Page for new Friday Class at 7:30 Beginning in September Class is “Instructor’s Choice” similar to one of above Fridays 9:00-11:00pm - Party with terrific music, refreshments, club style lighting The music is a lively variety of popular Latin and Ballroom selections. Some come just to listen to the great music and socialize with friends. There’s lots of comfortable seating for you and your friends at candlelit tables beside the main dance floor and in our lounge areas. Many come to dance the night away on the best dance floor in town. For the die hard dancers and late comers, these Parties usually continue until 11:30pm or later. Customary dress for Parties is “smart casual” or better. You don’t need a partner but this is Good “Date Night” Fun
Shoes & Clothes - Dance shoees are not necessary. Choose shoes that are comfortable and stay securely in place. Dancers turn and slide their feet some so high traction shoes are not best. Many people don’t have shoes with leather soles but if you have shoes with leather soles they are ideal. Wear comfortable casual clothes to Classes. "Smart Casual" dress is recommended for Parties.
These classes are suitable for beginners and many topics benefit experienced dancers. You don’t need a partner and Partners who come together are not forced to dance with others. See below for more about our Classes.
More about M-W-F Classes
The Instructor assesses the interests and capabilities of the students present and chooses one of the dances specified for the Class period. Each Class begins with a review of the basic rhythms and movements of a dance. Beginners will find this a bit challenging and experienced dancers can learn details that will improve their style and the enjoyment of their dancing and partnering.
Next the instructor presents a few of the most popular figures (steps) of the dance. It usually takes beginners several classes to become comfortable with the essential dance skills and most popular figures. Each time these topics are presented, students make new discoveries that improve their dancing and partnering skills. Much repetition helps to develop good dance skills and confidence about leading and following successfully. Really good dancers practice basic figures very frequently to become conditioned to perform movements that are most stylish.
Later in each Class the instructor introduces some more advanced figures. These figures are upgrades and embellishments of the earlier figures and beginners may find them too difficult and be content to continue to work on the previous figures a while longer.
Students who demonstrate good success with the figures and movements taught in these Classes will be offered additional opportunities to advance in sessions with advanced students..
More details are on the pages for each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Class.
(Q) The class I want doesn't fit my schedule, or I don't see the class I want being offered. How can I learn what I want at low cost?