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PRIVATE LESSONS
Getting married? Would you like to feel more comfortable dancing that very special "first dance" on your wedding day? Or would you like to gain a new skill for personal enrichment in an individualized setting? We offer private lessons tailored to your specific needs! Call 286-6011 for more information and to schedule a lesson.

American Tango It's back!

American Tango is a ballroom dance originating in Argentina but with European and Hollywood-inspired influences. A dramatic, sensual dance, the movements alternate between slow and slithery steps and sharp, staccato moves such as foot flicks and head snaps. Done to passionate tango music, it’s a fun and eye-catching addition to your dance repertoire!

Fall 2018

Sundays, 7-8 pm, Oct. 28-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

Instructors: John Laible
Fees (7 weeks): $77 per person

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East Coast Swing


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Come learn this fun, energetic partner dance and join the swing scene! In this beginner-level class, you’ll be introduced to lead/follow techniques and basic footwork and then progress to more complex moves as you become more confident on the dance floor. Both sessions will cover the basic steps but Session 2 will include some different moves. No partner necessary!

Fall 2018

Sundays, 6-7 pm, Sept. 9-Oct. 21 (Session 1); Oct. 28-Dec. 16 (Session 2 – no class Nov. 25)

Instructors: John Laible
Fees (7 weeks): $77 per person per session

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Latin Tour New!

This class covers several popular and easy-to-learn Latin dances, including bachata, merengue, cha-cha-cha, samba, and punta. Smooth-soled shoes recommended; come with or without a partner.

Fall 2018

Fridays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 7-Oct.19

Instructors: Michelle Draughon
Fees (7 weeks): $77 per person

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Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is an 8-count swing dance originating in Harlem in the 1920s and 30s. This beginning-level class introduces fundamental material, including syncopated triple steps and the Lindy basic, and then progresses to more complicated moves. No partner necessary!

Fall 2018

Sundays, 7-8 pm, Sept. 9-Oct. 21 Canceled

Instructors: John Laible
Fees (7 weeks): $77 per person

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Salsa

With its irresistible Latin rhythms, salsa is one of most popular partner dances worldwide. This class is suitable for true beginners, but experienced dancers who would like a review will also benefit. Sessions 1 and 2 will cover different steps, so students may wish to take both. No partner or experience necessary; smooth-soled shoes recommended.

Fall 2018

Beginning: : Fridays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 7-Oct.19 (Session 1); Oct. 26-Dec. 14 (Session 2 – no class Nov. 23)

Intermediate Fridays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 26-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)

Instructors: Michelle Draughon
Fees (7 weeks): $77 per person per session

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Social Dance Sampler


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This is a great class for the novice who wants a taste of a variety of dances. You’ll learn basic lead and follow techniques as you are introduced to some of the most popular partner dances, including foxtrot, waltz, swing and salsa. Different beginner-level dances will be covered in each session, so come to one or both, with or without a partner.

Fall 2018

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 6-Oct.18 (Session 1); Oct. 25-Dec. 13 (Session 2 – no class Nov. 22)

Instructors: Carol Ryner
Fees (7 weeks): $77 per person per session

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West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing is more complex than East Coast Swing and can be danced to a variety of music, including pop, blues and country. The level 1 class is open to total beginners; students in the higher-level classes should have some swing dance experience. Come with or without a partner.

Fall 2018

Level 1: Sundays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 9-Oct. 21

Level 2: Sundays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Oct. 28-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

Level 3: Sundays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 9-Oct. 21 (Session 1); Oct. 28-Dec. 16 (Session 2 – no class Nov. 25)

Instructors: Jasson Phillips
Fees (7 weeks): $77 per person per session

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CLASSES

American Tango
East Coast Swing
Latin Tour
Lindy Hop
Salsa
Social Dance Sampler
West Coast Swing