Fridays - Class & Practice 7:30 - 9:00pm
The Regular Friday Classes and Parties described below will resume in September 2015. For July and August see our Homepage $10 per couple
Our popular Friday night Class/Social Dance series starts at 8:00pm with an introductory Group Dance Lesson. At 9:00pm we turn down the lights, play terrific music and put out nice refreshments. You can come alone or with a partner or friend and have fun with our friendly and supportive people. It's always cool and comfortable at the Lessons in Ballroom Dance Center. It's also nicely decorated and there's lots of comfortable seating for you and your friends at candlelit tables beside the dance floor and in our lounge areas.
The Dance Party has exciting high energy Latin and Ballroom music with clear rhythms and moderate tempos. We have exciting club style lighting. We provide complimentary snacks and sodas. Music playlists are provided so you can know what's next and the recommended dances for each music selection. Instructors and advanced dancers participate and are ready to assist students who have questions. You can also use 2 of our separate practice areas during our social dances. Expect these parties to be an important opportunity to learn more about Latin & Ballroom Dancing. These Parties are also a lot of fun and can be a special "Date Night"
More about how we conduct our M-W-F Dance Classes
The instructor assesses the interests and capabilities of the students present and chooses one of the dances specified for the Class period. Each Class begins with a review of the basic rhythms and movements of a dance. Beginners will find this a bit challenging and experienced dancers can learn details that will improve their style and the enjoyment of their dancing and partnering.
Next the instructor presents a few of the most popular figures (steps) of the dance. It usually takes beginners several classes to become comfortable with the essential dance skills and most popular figures. Each time these topics are presented, students make new discoveries that improve their dancing and partnering skills. Much repetition helps to develop good dance skills and confidence about leading and following successfully. Really good dancers practice basic figures very frequently to become conditioned to perform movements that are most stylish.
Later in each Class the instructor introduces some more advanced figures. These figures are upgrades and embellishments of the earlier figures and beginners may find them too difficult and be content to continue to work on the previous figures a while longer.
Most classes start with basic movements and step combinations and then we show participants ways to improve and embellish basics for more advanced and stylish dancing. More advanced classes are available. Find out more about our programs for advanced dancers by contacting studio manager (see below)
Beginners can start in any Class. Many singles come without partners. If you come with a partner, we don't make you change partners. You can decide. Experienced Dancers can learn improved movement, style, and partnering skills.
Beginner level participants will learn fun and easy basic concepts for rhythmic movement and effective partnering and the important simple dance patterns and combinations. Every Class covers important basics
Students can also learn details about stylish movement and effective partnering that will benefit most experienced dancers. During the second half of each Class we introduce some intermediate figures and combinations popular with more advanced social dancers. The topics covered will vary based on the needs/preferences of the participants.
Social Dance Parties are offered every week after the 8pm Class on Fridays. Our Dance Parties give new and experienced dancers great opportunities use their dance skills, have fun, meet other dancers, and learn more from instuctors and experienced students. The atmosphere is elegant yet casual with lots of comfortable seating, great Latin and Ballroom Music and club style lighting. Nice snacks and soft drinks are included.