Instructor: Ryan Starr, 1st-place winner-USA Ballroom Dance Association National Championships - Rhythm & Smooth
Time: 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Location: Hayden Meadows Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
Registration taken until the first day of class.
Mondays-3/6, 313 & 3/20 ($33/person)
West Coast Swing-Smooth (no bounce) and danced in a slot. The dance allows room for syncopated footwork & improvisation. Can be danced to a wide range of music including Rhythm & Blues, Country Western, Funk, Disco, Rock and Pop.
Wednesdays-3/8 & 3/15 ($22/person)
The Peabody-A brisk dance that covers a lot of space on the dance floor. Danced to almost any 2/4 or 4/4 ragtime tune of appropriate tempo, with long, gliding strides and a few syncopations. The leader changes sides as he travels around the floor and adds promenades and simple turns as the dance progresses.
Mondays - 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 4/24 - $44/person
Lindy Hop-A fast and lively swing dance from the Savoy Ballroom in the 30's (nearly a hundred years ago). This dance remains popular with swing dancers around the world! I was taught by the incredible originator of the dance, Frankie Manning, when he was 92 years young and going strong. Known for it's unique, playful qualities and bounce.
Wednesdays - 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26 - $44/person
Swingin' into Spring-Touching on four different styles of swing dance to get you out there on the dance floor (or basketball court behind City Hall during our summer concert series) This will give you a strong swing foundation in East Coast Single and Triple Step Swing, Carolina Shag, and Hustle.
Mondays - 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 & 5/22 - $44/person
Hustle-A speedy swinging door style of dance that fits the beat of either old disco music or the modern techno style. It is a partner version of disco dancing that is characterized by it's many turns.
Wednesdays - 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 & 5/31 - $55/person
Wedding Prep-Whether you are getting married or just planning on attending a wedding or two this summer, this class will be good preparation for making the event much more enjoyable and stress-free for you and others who happen to be with you. Teaching Waltz, Foxtrot, East Coast Swing and a nice dance for slower romantic music called Nightclub Two-step.