Instructor: Ryan Starr, 1st-place Winner, USA Ballroom Dance Assn. National Championships-Rhythm & Smooth
Days: Mondays and/or Wednesdays
Time: 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Location: Hayden Meadows Elementary MPR
Registration: Taken until Friday before the class begins
American Social Style Tango: MON & WED, 12/4, 6, 11, 13-$44/each
A simplified version of the Tango with a theatrical and flamboyant character. It’s best known as both the simplest and the showiest of all Tangos.
Mondays - 1/8, 1/22 and 1/29 - $33/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.
Wednesdays - 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - $55/person
Cha-Cha - A fun and flashy Latin dance. One of the favorites for most ballroom dancers.
Mondays - 2/5, 2/12, and 2/26 - $33/person
Waltz - One of the classics. This is one of the only dances to 3/4 time music, so this is an essential dance to know. The sweeping rise and fall movement make for a beautiful look.
Wednesdays - 2/7, 2/14 and 2/21, 2/28 - $44/person Samba - a Latin dance which is fun and lively to a "One- Uh-Two" beat. Samba music MAKES you want to move!
Mondays - 3/5, 3/12, and 3/19 - $33/person
Triple-Step East Coast Swing - The American Social version of the British Jive step in swing, this is a fast and fun swing dance used for tempos that are too slow for Single Step Swing.
Wednesdays - 3/7 and 3/14 - $22/person
Single-Step East Coast Swing - The basic Swing dance also aka Two Step Swing with a basic of Slow-Slow-Quick-Quick. Used for those upbeat tempos from the swing era of big bands and jazz.