Classes

$80/5 classes payable by cash or check at the door

Fall 1 Class Series: (9/8 – 10/10)

Sundays (9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10)

with Sean Donovan and Cathy Footer

3pm • Beginning Swing

Hugely popular, energetic and fun, Swing is a great place to start partner dancing. You’ll learn both single-and triple-time rhythms (for faster and slower music), along with cool moves and partnering fundamentals. For those with experience, consider signing up for role reversal, a wonderful way to gain new insight into your preferred role. Prerequisites: None

4pm • Fun & Fitness Line Dancing

Move your body and uplift your spirit with fun and groovy line dances, where moving as one with a group can lead to a rush of joy and camaraderie. Go solo and refresh and challenge your mind while honing footwork and moves to bolster your partner dance repertoire. This is perfect if you’ve some dance background and/or love to move to the music. Prerequisite: Dance experience helpful

5pm • Country 2-step & Swing 2

Get your honky tonk spirit revvin’, we’re fixin’ to get our juke joint jam on. Country 2-step is experiencing a real burst in popularity – with its stylish look and happy vibe – and is often paired with single-time swing on the dance floor. We’ll rock through some review in the first week or two, then make sure you have some cool transitions and hot moves in your hip pocket to take your 2-step to a whole ’nother level. Prerequisites: Confidence with Country 2-step fundamentals and Swing dance experience

 

Wednesdays (9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6)

with Guy Caridi and Nancy Fry

6:30 pm Solo Dance Movement

There’s nothing that feels more natural than moving your body to music.  In this workshop we’ll explore simple, fun movements with no partners that will bring awareness and joy to your whole body.  Steps, turns, kicks and taps – we’ll explore vintage jazz movement from the 20’s-50’s and keep it easy for all ages and all abilities.  This is the perfect first class to get our bodies back to the rhythm and joy of the dance floor!  Prerequisites: Any dance experience.

7:30pm SWING 2: Rewind

Time to get swingin’ again!  After our extended break from partner dancing, let’s start out with a review of some of the essential basic swing moves, and then add some fun new stuff.  It’s the perfect class to emerge from our pandemic cocoons and spread our wings!  Prerequisites: Confidence with triple-time Swing

 8:30pm One-Step (Accelerated)

This dance is both fun and easy to learn, and one of Guy and Nancy’s favorite dances!  One step to each beat of the music, traveling around the dance floor, then moving seamlessly into swing moves, and back into One-Step. It’s sure to become one of your favorite dance styles.  Though this is a beginning-level class, it will move at an intermediate-level pace for more experienced dancers. Prerequisites: Intermediate partner dance experience  

 

*Class Party 10/13

 

FALL 2 Class Series (10/24-11/28)

Sundays (10/24, 10/31, no 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28

with Sean Donovan and Cathy Footer 

3pm • Beginning Waltz

Waltz, with its characteristic glides and twirls has been called the “world’s most romantic dance,” and is a must for every dancer’s repertoire. We’ll learn the basics of leading and following, beginning turns, shadow, and more, and you’re sure to fall in love with this dance in 3/4 time. For those with experience, consider signing up for role reversal, a wonderful way to gain new insight into your preferred role. Prerequisites: None

4pm • Foxtrot 1

Originating in the Ragtime era, this offshoot from One-step was popularized as a creative partner dance. One of the versions most commonly known today is the SSQQ (Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick) style. Fun, useful and easily combined with Swing, Foxtrot allows you to gracefully and playfully travel around the dance floor. A very stylish and versatile dance! Prerequisites: Partner dance experience

5pm • Swing 2: Tuck Turns

An essential and signature Swing move, the tuck turn has a wonderfully satisfying look and feel and is super fun when well-executed. We’ll master the finer points of the basic tuck turn and practice two-handed, one-handed, one-armed, multiple position variations, in addition to learning combinations, solidifying our swing connection, and maximizing swing-dancing fun. Prerequisite: Swing 2 or Swing 1 at least once and solid Swing fundamentals

Wednesdays (10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24)

with Guy Caridi and Nancy Fry
6:30pm Beginning Swing

Hugely popular, energetic and fun, Swing is a great place to start partner dancing. You’ll learn both single – and triple -time rhythms (for faster and slower music), along with cool moves and partnering fundamentals. Prerequisites: None

7:30pm Lindy Hop 1

Lindy Hop is THE original swing dance. Born in the 1920’s, it became America’s true folk dance as it spread across the country with jazz music and the big band sound. For 3 decades this was the dance everyone was doing. Since the 1990’s, it has experienced a re-birth in popularity across the globe. Come learn the roots from Seattle’s first Lindy Hop teachers. Prerequisites: Confidence with triple-time Swing

8:30pm Swing 2: Styling & Footwork

Whether you’re hep with the fundamentals and ready to groove further, or you’re already groovy and need to satisfy that swing fever, this here is where you’ll find the cure! We’ll expand your Swing dance experience with fun and challenging moves and footwork, and learn to play more freely in the music with stops and stylings. Prerequisites: Confidence with Beginning Swing material

 

*Class Party 12/1