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October-December Class Schedule

 

Please note*ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION/PRE-PAYMENT BY THE DEADLINE TO ENSURE THEIR SUCCESS AND YOUR PLACEMENT IN YOUR DESIRED CLASS. THANK YOU!

 

The latest group sessions start October 19th through the end of the month--Yay! They are listed below by start date with their descriptions, and the title is linked to facebook for registration (click on the tickets link there.) In order of start date, classes are available on the following 5 evenings of the week plus we are adding Tuesday morning, please scroll to the end for all information:

I have also listed our special live music/dance weekend events under the classes. They take place at Triangle. I will be hosting my first social ballroom dance since moving to Williamsburg too, so scroll down for all the important dates. :)

 

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS at Praktice Studio

SUNDAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHTS and TUESDAY MORNINGS at Iron-Bound Gym

OCTOBER GROUP DANCE CLASSES (LOCATIONS SAME AS ABOVE BY NIGHT OF THE WEEK)

SENSATIONAL SWING --8 WK. INTENSIVE -- THURSDAYS--

Oct. 19th-Dec. 14th (No class 11 / 23 )
Pre-register using tickets link by Oct. 12th
$150/couple or $80/single

6:30PM--7:30PM SENSATIONAL SWING--From Big Band to Elvis to Brian Setzer, this class will give you the ability to swing with style to them all. Easy to digest instruction and lively fun, you'll learn the basics in both Single and Triple Step Swing and plenty of turns, so you'll feel not only confident getting out on the dance floor, but ready and able to conquer it altogether. You will also learn stylistic elements and dynamics of swing and how connection and communication between partners work. This class will contain plenty of information to challenge current swing dancers to improve their technique.

WEST COAST FROM THE GROUND UP --8 WK. INTENSIVE-- THURSDAYS--

Oct. 19th-Dec. 14th (No class 11 / 23 )
Pre-register using tickets link by Oct. 12th
$150/couple or $80/single

7:30PM--8:30PM WEST COAST FROM THE GROUND UP--West Coast Swing is beloved for its versatility, smooth sexy moves, and spirit of playfulness. It spans the range of music from traditional blues to modern pop, R&B, and hip hop. Instead of the traditional bounce of East Coast Swing, West Coast has an effortless look and is a slot dance. A perfect blend for all generations of dancers and very useful for much of the live music and smaller dance floors in our area. 

This 8 wk. Intensive West Coast Swing class will teach you basic patterns that are 6 count and 8 count, and then some that are fancier. You will also learn the proper lead and follow skills with a good connection. We will work on timing and the distinct roles of each partner that make this such a unique dance. This class will contain plenty of information to challenge current swing dancers to improve their technique.

SALSA FOR PUERTO RICO--8 WK. BENEFIT CLASS -- THURSDAYS--

Oct. 19th-Dec. 14th (No class 11 / 23 )
Pre-register using tickets link by Oct. 12th

$150/couple or $80/single HALF of the Proceeds will benefit the victims of Maria in Puerto Rico

8:30PM--9:30PM SALSA FOR PUERTO RICO--Puerto Rico is home to salsa and it's an integral part of the culture. This special class which is an 8 week intensive will teach you the basics, plus plenty of stylish patterns. Easy to digest instruction and lively fun, so you'll feel not only confident getting out on the dance floor, but ready and able to conquer it altogether. You will also learn stylistic elements and dynamics of salsa and how connection and communication between partners work. Salsa has been taking off in VA lately--this class will help you join in and provide relief to the country we have to thank for the vibrant dance and music.

BEGINNER BALLROOM 1 --6 WK. SESSION-- MONDAYS--

Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6,13, and Dec. 4, 11 

Pre-register using tickets link by Oct. 16th
$120/couple or $65/single

8:00--9:00PM Beginner Ballroom I -- This class will overcome your shyness about getting out on a dance floor with the basics in Foxtrot, Waltz, and East Coast Swing as well as the partnership skills to make them look and feel good. Join in the fun!

BEGINNER BALLROOM 1 --6 WK. SESSION-- TUESDAYS--

Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, Dec. 5, 12 

Pre-register using tickets link by Oct. 17th
$120/couple or $65/single


11:00AM--12:00PM Beginner Ballroom I -- This class will overcome your shyness about getting out on a dance floor with the basics in Foxtrot, Waltz, and East Coast Swing as well as the partnership skills to make them look and feel good. Join in the fun!

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY--6 WK. SESSION-- TUESDAYS--

Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 14, 28 Dec. 5, 12 

Pre-register using tickets link by Oct. 17th
$120/couple or $65/single

8:00--9:00PM A Little Bit Country--This class will give you the opportunity to indulge your country side by learning 2 partnered line dances: the El Paso and Cotton-Eyed Joe, as well as the basics and then some in traditional Country Two-Step, and we'll also do some Nightclub Two Step. That gives you a range of dances to accommodate a range of tempos in your country music collection. So, boots or no boots, grab your partner and get ready for the hoedown.

INTERMEDIATE WALTZ AND SWING --6 WK. SESSION--SUNDAYS --

Oct. 29th-Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and 10 

Pre-register using tickets link by Oct. 22nd
$120/couple or $65/single

4:45--5:45PM Intermediate Waltz and Swing--Add some neat, new moves to these two dances and finesse some of your old ones. This class is intended for students who already have a foundation of basic bronze patterns in both Waltz and Triple Step Swing. Leading and following skills will also be a component, as will working on body dynamics. Let's embody the character of these two great dances on the dance floor!

BRONZE BALLROM--6 WK. SESSION--SUNDAYS --

Oct. 29th-Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and 10
Pre-register using tickets link by Oct. 22nd
$120/couple or $65/single

6:00--7:00PM Bronze Ballroom--This class is for students who have completed min. 12 weeks of Ballroom classes, and is also open to dancers with a solid foundation in Basic Bronze steps in Foxtrot, Waltz, East Coast Swing and Rumba who need some review, added technique and brushing up on their dancing. ChaCha will be introduced. Leading and following skills will be a continued emphasis. Let's get back into the swing of things!

BEGINNER BALLROOM II--6 WK. SESSION--SUNDAYS --

Oct. 29th-Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and 10

Pre-register using tickets link by Oct. 22nd
$120/couple or $65/single

7:15--8:15PM BEGINNER BALLROOM II --This class is a continuation of the 6 wk. Beginner Ballroom 1 class. It will increase your poise and confidence to get out on the social dance floor, building on the basics you learned in Foxtrot, Waltz, and East Coast Swing as well as the partnership skills to make them look and feel good. Rumba will be introduced. It is also a good place to jump back into dancing if you've learned the basics but have taken a significant amount of time off from the dance floor or really want to brush up on your technique.

WEDNESDAY CLASSES ARE ONGOING AT THIS TIME, AND NEW 6 WK. SESSIONS BEGINNNG NOVEMBER 1ST - DECEMBER 13TH WILL BE POSTED IN ABOUT A WEEK.

 

SPECIAL SOCIAL EVENTS WITH DANCE LESSON, FOLLOWED BY LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING

Fri. Oct. 6 6:30PM Triple Step Swing Lesson, then Dancing with the Jukes

Sat. Oct. 14 6:30PM West Coast Swing Lesson, then Dancing with Cole Stevens and the Delta Daggers

Fri. Nov. 3 6:30PM West Coast Swing Lesson, then Dancing with the Billy Joe Trio

 

Private lessons taught may include any of the following dances: Foxtrot, Waltz, East Coast Swing (single or triple step), West Coast Swing, Beginner Lindy, Rumba, Cha Cha, Tango, Samba, Salsa, Viennese Waltz, Hustle, Beginner Two-Step, Night Club Two Step, Blues, Quickstep, Bolero, and Merengue. Price may vary by venue/rental fee but is generally about $75/hr. Packages of 5 private lessons are available for a discount. Gift certificates may also be purchased. If there is a particular group class you would like to see offered, please let me know. I am always looking for suggestions.

For Complete Details, please call or text 603-481-0375 or email with any questions or ask to be added to the master email list for all upcoming classes and events.

Weekend Night Social Dances!

Because of the overhead to run a dance, pre-registration one week in advance is required to ensure we have enough participants to cover expenses. Dances may be held approximately once a month. They begin at 7:30PM with a one hour seminar that changes every month, and general dancing goes from 8:30PM to 11:00PM. Light snacks and beverages are also provided (bring your own water bottle.) Admission is $12/person for the evening. Please bring a change of shoes.

2017 Dance Dates:

October 20th at Iron-Bound Gym--lesson in Merengue

As per my training with the ISTD and its strong foundation in pedagogical methods, the first half hour of the social dance will be focused on Beginner movement (Foxtrot, Waltz, and East Coast Swing) so that all ballroom students can dance to every song, and then we will begin to mix in a broader range of dance styles.