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Ballroom Dance for Beginners

$45

with Elizabeth Pouwels

Calendar Sep 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you have a wedding or special event coming up, or do you just want to learn the basics of the traditional Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing? Join us for a great time socializing and learning to dance, and it’s also great exercise! Come alone or with a partner - singles are welcome!  Makeup class, if needed, 11/10/19.

East Coast Swing for Beginners

$32

with Elizabeth Pouwels

Calendar Oct 20, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

East Coast Swing is a social rhythm partner dance done in 6 and 8 beat patterns in closed position with a 4/4 rhythm, set on a circular rotation left or right. It has also been referred to as "jitterbug”, Lindy and Triple Swing or at its most basic "swing dance" and takes its roots from Lindy Hop. This dance is done to big band type music, jazz, rock n' roll, disco, and pop, and has a fast and fun tempo that is very versatile to dance to. East Coast Swing incorporates lots of turns, spins and fun hair loops. It can be danced to slow or fast music with triple steps and rock steps. Songs like: "Great Balls of Fire" or "At the Hop" are popular for this energetic dance style. Come alone or with a partner - singles are welcome! Makeup class, if needed, 11/24/19.

Salsa Rueda

$45

with David Koenka

Calendar Oct 2, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This is a fun class for anyone who already knows the basic salsa steps and turns. We’ll be exploring the unique and exciting Cuban style of salsa: Rueda de Casino. We dance in a round and partners are exchanged in fast-passed patterns that will leave you smiling. Come alone or with a partner - singles are welcome! Makeup class, if needed, 11/13/19.

Salsa, Mixed Levels

$45

with David Koenka

Calendar Oct 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class will accommodate beginners and experienced dancers. There is nothing like Salsa dance for its energy and musicality. Extracting the best elements of music and dance from Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican traditions and mixing in the innovation of the New York Jazz world, Salsa has grown into one of the most popular social dances worldwide. This class will help you build a solid foundation in L.A. style Salsa: learn how to listen to the music and step to Salsa timing; develop basic styling; turn with smooth form and connect with your partner. The classes are structured and progressive: we build our way step-by-step towards confidence on the dance floor. Come alone or with a partner - singles are welcome! You will meet people, have fun and experience Salsa con Sabor. Makeup class, if needed, 11/13/19.

West Coast Swing for Beginners

$32

with Elizabeth Pouwels

Calendar Sep 22, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Want to learn a partner dance but don't know where to start? If you've never taken a dance class, this class is perfect for the beginner. West Coast Swing is a versatile, fun-filled partner dance that is compatible with a wide variety of music, which makes it a good first dance to learn. WCS allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together. Your instructor will offer a pace at the level of the class and provide support and encouragement as you learn how to have fun with your partner and the dance. Come alone or with a partner - singles are welcome! Those who have taken beginner before are encouraged to freshen up their skills and the instructor will modify basics to add more challenge for those who have a working knowledge of the dance.





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