No previous dance experience is required! The Newcomer class introduces you to the fundamentals of partner dancing. You will be taught basic patterns in some of the following dances: Waltz, Tango, Fox trot, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Merengue, Night Club Two Step, Salsa & Swing, with an introduction to the timing - how to count as well as dance to the music, as well as the leading/following of these dances.
Beginners Sampler Class
In this 10 session class you will be introduced to the 6 most popular social dances - Salsa, Cha Cha, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Tango, and Foxtrot. You will have a sufficient repertoire to go out dancing right away! You may start at anytime during the 10 week series.
In order to attend the Bronze level I class, the student must have knowledge of the basic steps, timing and leading/following in the above mentioned dances. We will introduce some of the more technical elements of Ballroom and Latin. We will also add some of the following dances: Samba, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, West Coast Swing, Bolero & Hustle.
In the Bronze level II class, we will add more complex steps as well as adding more technique such as footwork, cuban motion, rise and fall, sway and more advanced turns for the ladies.
In the Silver level smooth dances, you will begin to learn the “continuity style”. You will learn more intricate patterns, as well as further developing your technique.
The patterns introduced in the Gold level are much more complex. The student must have a good knowledge of all of the above mentioned techniques as well as the Bronze and Silver syllabus..
Dance Teacher's College
This is the premier ballroom dance teacher training program in the U.S. This is an intensive curriculum designed to expand your knowledge and to prepare you for certification as a ballroom dance teacher. More information...
Competition and performance opportunities are available for those interested.