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You don’t need a partner. Many singles come without partners. We don't force Partners who come together to dance with others.
Schedule for Classes and Parties
Mondays 7:30-8:30pm - Popular “Social Dances” (for Wedding Receptions, Dinner Dances, etc) - Waltz, Foxtrot, and sometimes 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 - Class is “Instructor’s Choice” similar to one of above (Party included)
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. 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 “business casual” or better. You don’t need a partner but this is Good “Date Night” Fun. Partners who come together are not forced to dance with others.
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 or better is recommended for Parties
More about how we conduct our M-W-F Dance 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.
Most Classes start with basic movements and step combinations and then we show participants ways to improve and embellish basics for more advanced and stylish dancing. Advanced dancers work several hours every week on the movements and exercises covered in these classes. They understand that their success comes from continuing improvement of fundamental skills for movement and connection. We also offer more advanced classes for qualified dancers. Find out more about our programs for advanced dancers by contacting studio manager (see below)
Social Dance Parties are offered every week after the 8pm Class on Fridays. Our Dance Parties give new and experienced dancers great opportunities use their dance skills, have fun, meet other dancers, and learn more from instuctors and experienced students. The atmosphere is elegant yet casual with lots of comfortable seating, great Latin and Ballroom Music and club style lighting. Nice snacks and soft drinks are included.