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Previous Upper Level Workshops


These workshops are designed to give intermediate and advanced dancers a one-evening blast of information about one particular dance style.

Workshops range in difficulty from accomplished beginner to dancers with many years expereience. Ask the teacher if unsure of suitability.

go to Current Upper Level Workshops

Previous workshops:

Since Jan 2009

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Level 3-4 Tango

Get ready to dance with a rose in your teeth! We're working the drama in this workshop covering combinations of Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Open Fan, Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from left side by side, & Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed. Rose biters should already be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 Tango which includes Basic (straight and curving up to 1/2 left), Single Corte, and Promenade Basic (turning Left & Right).
Monday, 1/05/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 3-4 Salsa

This fast-paced workshop will challenge beginner and intermediate dancers, and still entertain advanced dancers. We'll cover some exciting new combination of the following moves: Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, Full Chase Turns, Left Side Pass, Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn.
Students should be confident with Level 1 & 2 materials: Basics, Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady's Outside UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside Breaks, Cross Over Break from Cross Body Lead, Man's Back Pass, & Half Chase Turns.
Monday, 1/05/09, 7:00 pm,
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Level 2-3 Country Two Step

Time to kick up your heels, 'cause this workshop will really get you moving 'round the dance floor! This workshop could feature anything from Double Outside Underarm Turn, Double Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turn from Cape, Promenade to Backing Line of Dance, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from Backing Line of Dance, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle, Forward and Back Promenade in Skaters, and as always, more turns!
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, and Forward & Reverse Promenade.
Monday, 1/12/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 4-5 Tango

We'll show Gomez Adams how it's done! This workshop will cover a combination of Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from left side by side, Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed, Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, and Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels.
Participants should have knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from 3/5 workshop as well as Basic (Outside Partner), Continuous Basic, Open Fan.
Monday, 1/19/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 4-5 Tango

We'll show Gomez Adams how it's done! This workshop will cover a combination of Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from left side by side, Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed, Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, and Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels.
Participants should have knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from 3/5 workshop as well as Basic (Outside Partner), Continuous Basic, Open Fan.
Monday, 1/19/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 3-4 Country Two-Step

Grab your boots and hat - It's time to fly around that dance floor. In this workshop, we'll be working that turning gear with a real emphasis on turns and positions featuring moves like Pivot, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle, and much more.
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns from Cape, Promenade to BLOD, and Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 1/26/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 5-6 Tango

The romance builds with a combination from Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, Checked Promenade, Shadow Rocks, Right Side Fan & Corte w/ Roll Out. Assumes knowledge of levels 1-4 which includes pre-reqs from previous workshops as well as Rock & Corte, Inside & Outside Underarm turn from L Side-by-Side.
Monday, 2/02/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 4-5 Country Two-Step

In this super fast-paced workshop we'll be focusing on switching tracks and positioning technique.
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns in Cape and Cuddle, Promenade to BLOD, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from BLOD, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Grapevine, Forward & Back Prom in Skaters.
Monday, 2/09/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 3-4 Waltz

Never tried an ULW before - this is a great one to start with! Use this workshop to review or add creative variations to your repertoire. If you feel comfortable with the material, come back for the next level. In this workshop, we'll cover some combination developing Change Steps, Right Box (with rotation), Half & Half, Side and Promenade Hesitations, 3/8 Turn (to right), Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, and Single Twinkle.
Students should be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 which includes Left Box (with or without rotation), Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Forward and Backward Change Steps, Right Box (no rotation), Hesitation Forward & Back, Hesitation Forward with Left Box ending, and Butterfly.
Monday, 2/16/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 2-3 Argentine Tango

It's time to take your AT to the next level of passion and intensity. This class could include Circular Grapevine (left & right), Forward Ochos, Backward Ochos, Paradita, Paradita to Forward Ochos, Same Foot Basic, Sandwich, Box with 3/8 turn, 2 or 3 Walks, Ladies Decorative Cross, Forward and Backward Ocho combination, Traveling Backward Ocho, & Secada with Man’s right foot.
Students should be comfortable with Level 1 material which includes Forward Basic, Box (in line & outside partner), Side Steps, Traveling Grapevine, & Forward Ochos.
Monday, 2/23/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 4-5 Waltz

Time to float and glide across the floor with style, grace, and creativity. Leave behind the standards as you learn combinations using the 3/8 Turn to Right, Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, Single Twinkle, Butterfly with Solo Turns, Develope, and Forward Traveling Twinkles. Students should be comfortable material covered in Levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from previous workshop as well as Change Steps Development, Right Box (with rotation), Half & Half, Side Hesitations (Left & Right), Promenade Hesitation.
Monday, 3/02/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 5-6 Waltz

Last time we glided - now it's time to soar! In this workshop, we'll take flight across the floor with selections from Butterfly with Solo Turns, Develope, Forward Traveling Twinkles, Triple Twinkle, Promenade Chasse, 3/8 turn with Inside and Outside Underarm Turns, & Basic Weave.
Students should be comfortable with material from Levels 1-4 including the pre-requisites from the previous Waltz workshop plus 3/8 Turn to Right, Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, and Simple Twinkle.
Monday, 3/16/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 3-4 Rumba

Never tried an ULW before? This is a great one to start with! If you feel comfortable with the material, come back for the next level. Or "Old Hats" should use this workshop to review or add creative variations to your repertoire. We'll be feeling that Rumba Rhythm in a combination selecting from the Open Break & Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Inside Turn From Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Students should already know Levels 1 & 2 material including Box, rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Single and multiple Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side-Breaks, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 3/23/09, 8:00 pm,
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Silver Waltz

Is it time to upgrade your Waltz? To try something really challenging? We'll be leaving Bronze figures behind to venture on to the next level: Silver. The material will cover some combination chosen from the Open Left Turn (i.e. Reverse Turn), Open Right Turn (i.e. Open Twinkle, Open Natural, Open Impetus, and Continuity Ending), Traveling Twinkles, Flip Flops, and Grapevine, plus variations on all these figures.
Students should be confident of their knowledge up through Level 4 Bronze Waltz (Essential Ballroom) plus Forward Traveling Twinkles as well as be proficient with outside partner and promenade positions, have knowledge of heel/toe footwork, and understand the rise & fall character of Waltz.
Monday, 3/30/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 4-5 Rumba

"Dance with me, make me sway" with a combination of Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, & Solo Switch Turns.
Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-3: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Outside Breaks.
Monday, 4/06/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 3-4 Bolero

The passion, romance, grace, and beauty of Bolero cannot be disputed. Join us at this workshop to dance beyond the basics with a combination featuring Sitting Butterfly, Peak-A-Boo, Cuddle Whip, Grapevine Check to Solo Chaines Turn, and more.
Assumes knowledge of levels 1 & 2 which includes Basic, Basic rotating, Cross Over Breaks, Open Break & Under Arm Turn, 5th Position Breaks, Outside Break, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Solo Turns & Right Side Pass.
Monday, 4/13/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 5-6 Rumba

This intermediate level workshop will feature a combination selected from Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, Solo Switch Turns (single & continuous), Left Side-Pass, Right-Side Pass, R-L-R Switch Turns.
Students should be comfortable with Levels 1-4 including pre-requisites listed for previous Rumba workshops plus Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Monday, 4/20/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 4-5 Bolero

Get your drop-and-drift ready to enchant the dance floor! In this challenging workshop we'll be exploring changes in timing and fast turns (are you ready to Quick-And-Quick?) with a combination drawn from Cross Body Lead and Left Side Pass with Inside Turn, R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns, Backspot Turn, Right Side Pass overturned with Swivel, Cross over Check, and Opposition break to Spiral.
Dancers should be comfortable with Bolero Levels 1-3 which include Cross Over Breaks, Open Break and Underarm Turn, 5th Position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Solo Turns, Right Side Pass, Sitting Butterfly, Peak-A-Boo, Cuddle Whip, and Grapevine Check to Solo Chaines Turn.
Monday, 4/27/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 6+ Rumba

Take your Rumba further than it's ever gone before with combinations inspired by Te Amo (the Rumba Routine) plus smooth and sexy variations on old favorites.
Dancers should already be comfortable with Levels 1-5 of Rumba including Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, and Solo Switch Turns.
Monday, 5/04/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 3-4 Cha Cha

It time to dust off that hip action and make your Cha-Cha shine! We'll get you moving with a combination pulling from 5th Position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half & Full Chase Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Cha Chas (Progressive), & Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn.
Students should already be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 Cha Cha including Cross Over Breaks, Rotating Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turns, Progressive Basic, & Solo Turns.
Monday, 5/11/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 3-4 Hustle

Shake your groove thing right onto the dance floor with this smokin' workshop featuring both 3-Count and 4-Count Hustle. (If you're only dancing one, you're missing out!) We'll cover a combination selecting from Alternating Inside Turns, Left and Right Turns in Closed, Handshake to Arm Slide, Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Parallel Breaks in Cape Position, and Neck Loop.
Participants should be comfortable with Levels 1-2 Hustle, plus 3-Count timing, including Inside and Outside UA Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Whip In, Throw Out, and Fake Throw out.
Monday, 5/18/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 4-5 Cha Cha

As Buster Poindexter would say, this workshop is Hot!Hot!Hot! Spice up your Cha with a combination of Full Chase Turns, Triple Basic (progressive & horizontal), Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn, and Right & Left side pass.
Participants should have knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes Cross-Over Breaks, Progressive Basic, Open-Break & Under-arm Turn, Solo Switch Turns, 5th position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half Chase Turn, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 6/01/09, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 4-5 Hustle
Get out your bu-bu-boogie shoes because this class is going to spin you round, right round. (Round, round - get the point?) We will cover some combination of Right Turn, Parallel Breaks, Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, & Neckloop, touching on turn technique and styling in both 3-Count and 4-Count timing.
Participants should be comfortable with Levels 1-3 Hustle, plus 3-Count timing, including Inside and Outside Underarm Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Link to Closed (Whip-In), Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left Turn in closed position, and Handshake to Arm Slide.
Monday, 6/08/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Cha Cha
"Its a hot one, like 7 inches from the noon-day sun." We will cover a Smooth combination of Right-Side Pass, Left-Side Pass, Triple Cha’s (horizontal), Compass Turns, Figure 4 Pull, and Promenade Slide.
Dancers should have knowledge of Levels 1-4 firmly in their pocket: Cross Over Breaks, Progressive Basic, Open Break & UA Turn, Solo Switch Turns, 5th position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half & Full Chase Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Cha-Progressive, and CBL with Inside Turn.
Monday, 6/15/09, 8:00 pm,
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Level 5-6 Hustle

Ready to turn your world up-side-down and in-side-out? During this workshop, we will cover combinations of Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, Grapevine, Variations (amounts of turn & hand hold) on Parallel Breaks, Wrap Turn to Throw Out, and Reverse Comb in 3-Count and 4-Count timing. Whew! this workshop guaranteed to get you dizzy!
To participate, you should already be dancing levels 1-4 Hustle which includes Inside and Outside UATs, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Whip In (Link to Closed), Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left & Right Turn in closed position, Handshake to Arm Slide, Parallel Breaks, Neckloop, and Man’s Hammerlock to Comb.
Monday, 6/22/09, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 6+ Cha Cha
Give your Cha Cha more force than a "Supermassive Black Hole!" This workshop will cover a stellar combination which will send you spinning through space and time. So come ignite your Dance engines and prepare for take off into truly spectacular Cha.
Dancers should have knowledge of Levels 1-5 : Cross Over Breaks, Progressive Basic, Open Break & UA Turn, Solo Switch Turns, 5th position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half & Full Chase Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Cha - Progressive and Horizontal, CBL with Inside Turn, Right-Side Pass, and Left-Side Pass.
Monday, 6/29/09, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 3-4 Night Club 2
Join us and take this simple dance style beyond the basics and into the ebb and flow that make this dance so smooth... In this workshop, we'll be selecting moves from the following possibilities: Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man's Inside Turn to Side Cross, Traveling Side Crosses, Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, and Shadow Breaks.
Dancers should already be familiar with Lady's Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left Rotation and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man's Outside Underarm Switch Turn and Man's Back Pass (independent or alternating with Lady), Belt Turn, Open Break to Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position.
Monday, 7/13/09, 8:00 pm,
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         International Rumba - a whirlwind tour
Part 1 of 3. Come experience an exotic variation on a hometown favorite: International Rumba. Although it shares a name and rhythm with the American Rumba, it leaves the box and all that's square behind. These workshops will introduce you to uniquely International figures, reacquaint you with figures you've met before (but with international style), and most of all, begin an affair with International Latin Style. ("I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." - Rick, Casablanca) Intended for dancers who are confident with at least Levels 1-4 Rumba as taught in the Essential Latin Classes, each of these workshops covers separate, independent material. Sign up for as many as you can so that you don't miss out on anything!
Monday, 7/20/09, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 4-5 Night Club 2
It's time to take this dance to the next level! In this workshop we'll be focusing selections from these great moves: Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, Shadow Breaks, Open Break to Double Inside Underarm Turn, Peek-A-Boo, Back Spot Turn, and Side-by-Side Walks to Lady's Outside Underarm.
Dancers should already be familiar with Lady's Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left Rotation and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man's Outside Underarm Switch Turn and Man's Back Pass (independent or alternating with Lady), Belt Turn, Open Break to Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position, Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man's Inside Turn to Side Cross, and Traveling Side Crosses.
Monday, 7/27/09, 8:00 pm,
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         International Rumba - a whirlwind tour
Part 2 of 3. Come experience an exotic variation on a hometown favorite: International Rumba. Although it shares a name and rhythm with the American Rumba, it leaves the box and all that's square behind. These workshops will introduce you to uniquely International figures, reacquaint you with figures you've met before (but with international style), and most of all, begin an affair with International Latin Style. ("I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." - Rick, Casablanca) Intended for dancers who are confident with at least Levels 1-4 Rumba as taught in the Essential Latin Classes, each of these workshops covers separate, independent material. Sign up for as many as you can so that you don't miss out on anything!
Monday, 8/03/09, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 5-6 Night Club 2
We're really reaching for the stars with this workshop. Just look at some of the spectacular moves we'll be choosing from: Open Break to Double Inside Underarm Turn, Peek-A-Boo, Back Spot Turn, Side-by-Side Walks to Lady's Outside Underarm, Right Side Pass, Wrap, Hammerlock Variations and much more!
Dancers should already be familiar with Lady's Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left Rotation and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man's Outside Underarm Switch Turn and Man's Back Pass (independent or alternating with Lady), Belt Turn, Open Break to Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position, Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man's Inside Turn to Side Cross, Traveling Side Crosses, Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, and Shadow Breaks.
Monday, 8/10/09, 8:00 pm,
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         International Rumba - a whirlwind tour
Part 3 of 3. Come experience an exotic variation on a hometown favorite: International Rumba. Although it shares a name and rhythm with the American Rumba, it leaves the box and all that's square behind. These workshops will introduce you to uniquely International figures, reacquaint you with figures you've met before (but with international style), and most of all, begin an affair with International Latin Style. ("I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." - Rick, Casablanca) Intended for dancers who are confident with at least Levels 1-4 Rumba as taught in the Essential Latin Classes, each of these workshops covers separate, independent material. Sign up for as many as you can so that you don't miss out on anything!
Monday, 8/17/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Salsa
Lets get the party started with this fast-paced workshop designed to challenge intermediate dancers and inspire advanced dancers. Well cover an exciting combination of the following moves: Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, Full Chase Turns, Left Side Pass, Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn.
Students should be confident with Level 1 & 2 materials: Basics, Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks with Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Ladys Outside UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside Breaks, Cross Over Break from Cross Body Lead, Mans Back Pass, & Half Chase Turns.
Monday, 8/24/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 West Coast Swing
Want more sass in your West Coast? This workshop will be packin’ in the attitude with a combination featuring some of the following: Side Pass from Handshake Hold, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed Position, Tuck Turn from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Left Side Pass, Sugar Tuck, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, and Whip In.
Students should be comfortable Level 1 WCS which includes Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Left Side Pass.
Monday, 8/31/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Salsa
Getting hotter as it gets more challenging, this high level workshop is not for the Mild-at-Heart. After this class, dancers will be jazzing up the dance floor with combinations from Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn, Peek-A-Boo w/ hand on back, Spiral to Head Roll, Arm Check, Mirror Breaks & other handshake sequences.
Students should have knowledge of material listed for the previous Salsa workshop plus Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn, Full Chase Turns, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, & Left Side Pass.
Monday, 9/14/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 West Coast Swing
Sassy, Sweet, and Sultry – it’s time to make your West Coast sizzle. This workshop will be grooving with some combination of moves from Levels 3 & 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Handshake Side Pass, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass and more. You should come already hip to the Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed & Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 9/21/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Salsa
Details TBA
Monday, 9/28/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 West Coast Swing
We are going to be really cooking in this workshop. Our ingredients could be anything of these yum-o moves: R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from LSP (exit w/ Inside UAT), Inside Turn from Side Pass w/ Handshake, Catch Whip, and other variations.
You should already have experience with Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Side Pass (from handshake), Left Side Pass, Whip (with both inside turn & outside turn), Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed position and from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn in Side Pass, and Whip In.
Monday, 10/05/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Quickstep 1 of 3
On your mark, get set, DANCE! Get ready to fly across the floor with this review/rekindling of the fun, fast-paced world of Quickstep. We’ll go back over material covered in the Quickstep Intensive (was that almost a year ago?!), put the patterns together in a slightly different way and give you with a selection of traveling and cornering steps which will leave you prepared for take-off. Participants should have taken the Quickstep Intensive or have equivalent experience. Each of these workshops covers separate, independent material. Sign up for as many as you can so that you don’t miss out on anything!
Monday, 10/12/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Tango
Get ready to dance with a rose in your teeth! We’re working the drama in this workshop covering combinations of Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Open Fan, Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side, & Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed.
Rose biters should already be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 Tango which includes Basic (straight and curving up to 1/2 left), Single Corte, and Promenade Basic (turning Left & Right).
Monday, 10/19/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Quickstep 2 of 3
Get ready to fly across the floor as we return to the fun, fast-paced world of Quickstep. We’ll go back over material covered in the Quickstep Intensive (yes, it was a year ago), put the patterns together in a slightly different way and give you with a selection of traveling and cornering steps which will leave you prepared for take-off.
Participants should have taken the Quickstep Intensive or have equivalent experience. Each of these workshops covers separate, independent material. Sign up for as many as you can so that you don’t miss out on anything!
Monday, 10/26/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Tango
We’ll show Gomez Adams how it’s done! This workshop will cover a combination of Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side, Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed, Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, and Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels. Participants should have knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from the previous Tango workshop as well as Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, and Open Fan.
Monday, 11/02/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Quickstep 3 of 3
Get ready to fly across the floor as we return to the fun, fast-paced world of Quickstep. We’ll go back over material covered in the Quickstep Intensive (yes, it was a year ago), put the patterns together in a slightly different way and give you with a selection of traveling and cornering steps which will leave you prepared for take-off.
Participants should have taken the Quickstep Intensive or have equivalent experience. Each of these workshops covers separate, independent material. Sign up for as many as you can so that you don’t miss out on anything!
Monday, 11/09/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Tango
The romance builds with a combination from Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, Checked Promenade, Shadow Rocks, Right Side Fan & Corte w/ Roll Out. Assumes knowledge of levels 1-4 which includes pre-reqs from previous workshops as well as Rock & Corte, Inside & Outside Underarm turn from L Side-by-Side.
Monday, 11/16/09, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Night Club 2 Step
Join us and take this simple dance style beyond the basics and into the ebb and flow that make this dance so smooth... In this workshop we’ll be focusing selections from these great moves: Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, Shadow Breaks, Open Break to Double Inside Underarm Turn, Peek-A-Boo, Back Spot Turn, and Side-by-Side Walks to Lady’s Outside Underarm. Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left Rotation and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Outside Underarm Switch Turn and Back Pass (independent or alternating with Lady), Belt Turn, Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position, Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross (Pizza Guy), and Traveling Side Crosses.
Monday, 11/30/09, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Country Two-Step
You asked for it - you got it! We’ll get you spinning ’round the dance floor with some super smooth combination featuring some of the following: Double Turns (Inside and Outside), Check Turns in Cuddle and Cape, Promenade from BLOD, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from BLOD, Checked Outside to Inside Turn, Grapevine, Forward and Reverse Promenade.
Dancers should come prepared with Forward and Backward Basic, Outside and Inside UATs, Cuddle, Cape, Forward & Reverse Promenade in Open Position.
Monday, 11/30/09, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 5-6 Night Club 2 Step
We’re really reaching for the stars with this workshop. Just look at some of the spectacular moves we’ll be choosing from: Open Break to Double Inside Underarm Turn, Peek-A-Boo, Back Spot Turn, Side-by-Side Walks to Lady’s Outside Underarm, Right Side Pass, Wrap, Hammerlock Variations, and much more!
Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left Rotation and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Outside Underarm Switch Turn and Man’s Back Pass (independent or alternating with Lady), Belt Turn, Open Break to Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position, Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross, Traveling Side Crosses, Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, and Shadow Breaks.
Monday, 12/07/09, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Country Two-Step
Yes, we know that it’s the same level as the last Workshop, but just look at all the cool moves we have to choose from! We couldn’t possibly cover all this in one hour: Double Turns (Inside and Outside), Check Turns in Cuddle and Cape, Promenade from BLOD, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from BLOD, Checked Outside to Inside Turn, Grapevine, Forward and Reverse Promenade.
Dancers should come prepared with Forward and Backward Basic, Outside and Inside UATs, Cuddle, Cape, Forward & Reverse Promenade in Open Position.
Monday, 12/07/09, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 6+ Night Club 2 Step
We’re exploring new territory - we’ve never taken Night Club to this level in an ULW before. I’m so excited, I’m about to bounce out of my dance shoes! We’ll be choosing from any of the moves mentioned for previous workshops, plus venture beyond. Who knows what we’ll come up with!
Dancers should already be familiar with all the prereqs from the previous workshop, plus Open Break to Double Inside Underarm Turn, Peek-A-Boo, Back Spot Turn, Side-by-Side Walks to Lady’s Outside Underarm, Right Side Pass, and Wrap.
Monday, 12/14/09, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Country Two-Step
Now we’re REALLY spinning! We’ll put together a truly dizzying combination featuring some awesome moves from the following: Pivot from BLOD, Checked Outside to Inside Turn, Grapevine, Forward and Reverse Promenade, Check Turns in Cuddle, Whip, Weave, Lariat, and more.
Dancers should come prepared with Forward and Backward Basic, Outside and Inside UATs, Cuddle, Cape, Forward & Reverse Promenade in Open Position, Double Turns (Inside and Outside), Check Turns in Cape, Promenade from BLOD, and Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 12/14/09, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 3-4 Fox Trot
It is time to step out with your baby and go sailing across the floor with some good ole Fox Trot. We will put together a ritzy combination featuring Quarter Turns (Outside Partner), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside turn from the Swing Step, and Promenade with Outside Turn (on Slows).
Students should already be comfortable with Levels 1-2, including Basic, Left Rock and Left Rock Turn, Quarter Turns, Swing Step, Promenade, Promenade with Outside Turn (on QQ).
Monday, 1/04/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Bolero
This workshop is intended to get you up and get the Bolero cooking before we really attack the technique in the AdvTech Class starting Jan-11. We will have fun mixing and matching some of these patterns: Breaks (in every direction you can think of, including Outside), Open Break and UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Right Side Pass, and Solo Switch Turns.
Students should be comfortable dancing the following patterns in any style: Forward and Back Breaks, 1/5 Position Breaks, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Open Break and Underarm Turn (switch turn). Dances which use these patterns include Salsa, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-Cha, and (of course) Bolero.
Monday, 1/04/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Hustle (3 & 4 Count)
Shake your groove thing right onto the dance floor with this smoking workshop featuring both 3-Count and 4-Count Hustle. (If you are only dancing one, you are missing out!) We will cover a combination selecting from Alternating Inside Turns, Left and Right Turns in Closed, Handshake to Arm Slide, Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Parallel Breaks in Cape Position, and Neck Loop.
Participants should be comfortable with Levels 1-2 Hustle, plus 3-Count timing, including Inside and Outside UA Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Whip In, Throw Out, and Fake Throw out.
Monday, 1/11/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Fox Trot
Get out your top hat and cane, we’ll be puttin’ on the Ritz at this workshop! Covering some combination of Quarter Turns (outside partner), Promenade with Outside UA Turn on slow, Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box (timing change), Cross Body Lead, and Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn, you know we’ll look just like Gary Cooper (super-duper)!
Students should be comfortable with levels 1-3 including Quarter Turns (in-line with partner), Promenade with Ladies Outside UA Turn (on QQ), Swing Step, Quarter Turns (outside partner on 1st half), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Swing Step with Outside UA Turn.
Monday, 1/18/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Hustle (3 & 4 Ct.)
Get out your bu-bu-boogie shoes because this class is going to spin you round, right round. (Round, round - get the point?) We will cover some combination of Right Turn, Parallel Breaks, Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, Neckloop, Man’s Hamerlock to Comb, and Grapevine, touching on turn technique and styling in both 3-Count and 4-Count timing.
Participants should be comfortable with Levels 1-3 Hustle, plus 3-Count timing, including Inside and Outside Underarm Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Whip-In, Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left Turn in closed position, and Handshake to Arm Slide.
Monday, 1/25/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Fox Trot
We’ll go sailing across the floor in this workshop featuring a magical combination of Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn on QQ, 3/8 turns to L and R (for travel), Cross Body Lead from Box, Single Twinkle, Butterfly, and other variations. Students should be comfortable with levels 1-4 which includes pre-requisites from the previous Fox Trot workshop as well as Quarter Turns (outside partner on 2nd half), Promenade with Outside UA Turn (on slow) and Cross Body Lead (from Left Rock).
Monday, 2/01/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Hustle (3 & 4 Ct.)
Ready to turn your world up-side-down and in-side-out? During this workshop, we will cover combinations of Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, Grapevine, Variations (amounts of turn & hand hold) on Parallel Breaks, Wrap Turn to Throw Out, and Reverse Comb in 3-Count and 4-Count timing. Whew! this workshop is guaranteed to get you dizzy! To participate, you should already be dancing levels 1-4 Hustle which includes Inside and Outside UATs, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Whip In, Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left & Right Turn in closed position, Handshake to Arm Slide, Parallel Breaks, Neckloop, and Man’s Hammerlock to Comb.
Monday, 2/08/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 6+ Fox Trot
It’s time to really strut out the moves and make the Rat Pack proud! We’ll be bringing out the big guns for a powerful combination featuring 3/8 turns to L and R (for travel), Single Twinkle, Butterfly, and other variations.
This workshop is not for the faint-of-heart. Students should already know Levels 1-4 Fox Trot which includes pre-requisites from the previous Fox Trot workshop as well as Quarter Turns (outside partner on both halves), Promenade with Outside UA Turn (on slow), Cross Body Lead, Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, and Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn on QQ.
Monday, 2/15/10, 8:00 pm,
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        East Coast and Single Time Swing Technique
You asked for it - You got it! In response to several requests that we spend more time in higher level classes working purely on technique, we’re adding this Workshop at the beginning of our Swing sequence and a similar one at the end of the Rumba sequence. In this workshop, we’ll focus on musicality and rhythm, body motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection in the midst of all those turns. Don’t miss this workshop because, you know, it don’t mean a thing if YOU ain’t got that swing!
You should already be familiar with (in both dances!) the Basic, Inside and Outside UA Turn, Basic in Closed Position (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, and Throw Out. It would also be helpful to know at least one tuck-style turn.
Monday, 2/22/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Rumba
Never tried an ULW before? This is a great one to start with! If you feel comfortable with the material, come back for the next level. Or “Old Hats” should use this workshop to review or add creative variations to your repertoire. We’ll be feeling that Rumba Rhythm in a combination selecting from the Open Break & Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Inside Turn From Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Students should already know Levels 1 & 2 material including Box, rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Single and multiple Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side-Breaks, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 3/01/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Swing (ECS & STS)
Like getting 2 for the price of 1? Get some moves to use in 2 dances, East Coast Swing & Single Time Swing, all in 1 workshop as we start mixing slows with quicks and come up with some really versatile dancing. We’ll be jiving and wailing with Alternating Inside Turns, American Turn, Handshake to Arm Slide, 4 Walks/4 Kicks, Fake Throw Out, Continuous American Turn, Parallel Breaks, and Neckloop (to Double Overhead).
You should already be familiar with (in both dances!) the Basic, Inside and Outside UA Turn, Basic in Closed Position (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, and Throw Out.
Monday, 3/15/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Rumba
“Dance with me, make me sway” with a combination of Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, & Solo Switch Turns. Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-3: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Outside Breaks.
Monday, 3/22/10, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 4-5 Swing (ECS & STS)
We will be working double duty again with a combination of Fake Throw Out, Egg Beater (Continuous American Turn), Parallel Breaks, Neck Loop (Head Loop), Lindy Circle, Peek-A-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck and Tuck Turn (from closed position).
You should already be comfortable with Basic, Outside and Inside UA Turns, Belt Turn, Basic in closed (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Whip In, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (with Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, & 4 Walks/ 4 Kicks.
Monday, 3/29/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Rumba
It’s time to let your passion run wild as we explore the dance of Luuuuuuve. The music will move you through the Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, Solo Switch Turns (single & continuous), Left Side-Pass, Right-Side Pass, R-L-R Switch Turns. Rated PG-13 for romantic content. ;^) Students should be comfortable with Levels 1-4 including pre-requisites listed for previous Rumba workshops plus Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Monday, 4/05/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Swing (ECS & STS)
Get into the groove with one more crack at the parallel universes of Single Time and Triple Time Swing. (If you behave, you might even get to see Double time!) We’ll make one more super pattern featuring Lindy Circle, Peek-A-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck and Tuck Turn (from closed position) Shadow Catch with Wrist Spin, Whip, and Whip with Outside Turn (maybe Whip with Inside Turn). You should already be comfortable with Basic, Outside and Inside UA Turns, Belt Turn, Basic in closed (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Whip In, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (with Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, & 4 Walks/ 4 Kicks.
Monday, 4/12/10, 8:00 pm,
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        TBA
What do you want to dance?
Monday, 4/12/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Rumba Technique
You asked for it - You got it! In response to several requests that we spend more time in higher level classes working purely on technique, we’re adding this Workshop at the end of our Rumba sequence and a similar one at the beginning of the Swing sequence - Let us know which spot you like better. In this workshop, we’ll focus on musicality and rhythm, Latin motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection. If you want to have Rumba Rhythm, don’t miss out on this workshop!
Dancers do not need to have taken the previous Rumba workshops to benefit from this workshop, though you should already know Rumba Levels 1-3: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Outside Breaks.
Monday, 4/19/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 West Coast Swing
Want more sass in your West Coast? This workshop will be packin’ in the attitude with a combination featuring some of the following: Side Pass from Handshake Hold, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed Position, Tuck Turn from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Left Side Pass, Sugar Tuck, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, and Whip In. Students should be comfortable Level 1 WCS which includes Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Left Side Pass.
Monday, 4/19/10, 7:00 pm,
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        TBA
What do you want to dance?
Monday, 4/26/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Waltz Technique
A part of our now ULW Technique workshops, we’ll focus on musicality, connection, rise and fall, frame, and fluid motion. If you want to make your waltz float across the floor, don’t miss this workshop! Dancers do not need to be taking the other Waltz workshops to benefit from this class, but remember - technique is not easy so you will need a solid background in Waltz. You should already know Levels 1-3: Left and Right Box, Left and Right Rotating Box (1/4 turn), Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Butterfly, Hesitations (standard variations), Half & Half, Promenade Hesitation.
Monday, 4/26/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 West Coast Swing
Sassy, Sweet, and Sultry – it’s time to make your West Coast sizzle. This workshop will be grooving with some combination of moves from Levels 3 & 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Handshake Side Pass, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass and more.
You should come already hip to the Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed & Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 5/03/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Waltz
Never tried an ULW before - this is a great one to start with! Use this workshop to review or add creative variations to your repertoire. If you feel comfortable with the material, come back for the next level. In this workshop, we’ll cover some combination developing Change Steps, Right Box (with rotation), Half & Half, Side and Promenade Hesitations, 3/8 Turn (to right), Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, and Single Twinkle.
Students should be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 which includes Left Box (with or without rotation), Lady’s Underarm Turn Right, Forward and Backward Change Steps, Right Box (no rotation), Hesitation Forward & Back, Hesitation Forward with Left Box ending, and Butterfly.
Monday, 5/10/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 West Coast Swing
We are going to be really cooking in this workshop. Our ingredients could be anything of these yum-o moves: R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from LSP (exit w/ Inside UAT), Inside Turn from Side Pass w/ Handshake, Catch Whip, and other variations.
You should already have experience with Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Side Pass (from handshake), Left Side Pass, Whip (with both inside turn & outside turn), Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed position and from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn in Side Pass, and Whip In.
Monday, 5/17/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Waltz
Time to float and glide across the floor with style, grace, and creativity. Leave behind the standards as you learn combinations using the 3/8 Turn to Right, Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Lady’s Outside UAT, Single Twinkle, Butterfly with Solo Turns, Develope, and Forward Traveling Twinkles.
Students should be comfortable material covered in Levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from previous workshop as well as Change Steps Development, Right Box (with rotation), Half & Half, Side Hesitations (Left & Right), Promenade Hesitation.
Monday, 5/24/10, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing Technique
Whether you were a part of the previous series or are joining us for the first time you want to be a part of this class! What makes West Coast Swing so sleek and sassy? What makes West Coast Swing different than your East Coast, Lindy Hop or Shag? How can I make my West Coast more polished? All these questions and more will be addressed in this “technique” class. All you need is a familiarity with Level 1 (Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-Off & Left Side Pass) and a desire to dig deep into the technique!
Monday, 6/07/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Carolina Shag Variations
Summer is on its way with beach trips, “Party in the Park,” and good beach music. Therefore we all need to dust off our Shag! Come learn some new twists on your old standbys. A solid foundation in Level 1 (Basic, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-Off, Female Turn, Male Turn, Solo Turns, and Cross Over Basic) plus some more Shag exposure will help you get the most out of this class.
Monday, 6/07/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha Variations

Monday, 6/14/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Waltz
Last time we glided - now it’s time to soar! In this workshop, we’ll take flight across the floor with selections from Butterfly with Solo Turns, Develope, Forward Traveling Twinkles, Triple Twinkle, Promenade Chasse, 3/8 turn with Inside and Outside Underarm Turns, & Basic Weave. Students should be comfortable with material from Levels 1-4 including the pre-requisites from the previous Waltz workshop plus 3/8 Turn to Right, Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, and Simple Twinkle.
Monday, 6/14/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Class-By-Request
Our thoughts: More Cha Cha or Carolina Shag, warm up for the 8-week Class (either Salsa or Samba), another First and Final Flourishes. What do you think?
Monday, 6/21/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Tango Technique
T..A..N..G..O...so much goes into these 5 letters. Ignite the fire in this essential dance and find out how to blow your partner away with even the basics! Come with experience in Levels 1-3, Basic, Corte, Promenade with L & R Turn, Basic in Outside Partner, Continuous Basic & Open Fan.
Monday, 6/21/10, 8:00 pm,
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        First and Final Flourishes for Ballroom Dances
The “first impression” and the “last word” mean a lot...even in dance!! We will be exploring different ways to start and end in your Smooth styles, Waltz, Fox Trot & Tango. Talk to your instructor to find out if this class if for you.
Monday, 6/28/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 6+ Waltz
We are going off the radar with this Waltz Workshop. Get ready to explore some uncharted territory and find new ways to twirl, whirl, and float your way across the dance floor. You will need an understanding of the prerequisites for previous Waltz workshops as well as the Triple Twinkle, Promenade Chasse, Basic Weave, 3/8 Turn Left w/ Inside Turn, 3/8 Turn Right w/ Outside Turn, and Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 6/28/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Tango
Get ready, get set, insert rose between teeth, and dance! We’re bringing out the drama in this workshop covering combinations of Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Open Fan, Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side, & Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed.
A great first-time Upper Level Workshop, Rose biters only need experience with Levels 1 & 2 Tango (as taught in Essential Ballroom): Basic (straight and curving up to 1/2 left), Single Corte, and Promenade Basic (turning Left & Right).
Monday, 7/12/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2 Technique
With simplicity, comes elegance. With control, comes balance. With this class comes both. Make your Night Club simply elegant and unique among all the dances we teach.
Participants should be comfortable with all the Level 1 Night Club material including Lady’s Switch Turns (Right and Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, and Belt Turn.
Monday, 7/19/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Tango
We’ll show the Adams Family how it’s done! This workshop will cover a combination of Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side, Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed, Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, and Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels.
Participants should have knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from the previous Tango workshop as well as Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, and Open Fan.
Monday, 7/26/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Night Club 2
Join us and take this simple dance style beyond the basics and into the ebb and flow that make this dance so smooth and sweet... This workshop could include Man’s Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns, Man’s Back Pass, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, Side Cross Basics from Belt Turn or Left Rotation, Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside UAT, Man’s Inside UAT to Side Cross, and Traveling Side Crosses. Whew! What a class!
Dancers should already know Level 1 material including Lady’s Switch Turns (Right and Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, and Belt Turn.
Monday, 8/02/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Tango
Let’s keep the drama building with a combination from Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, Checked Promenade, Shadow Rocks, Right Side Fan & Corte w/ Roll Out.
Dancers should be comfortable with Levels 1-4 Essential Ballroom which includes pre-reqs from previous workshops as well as Rock & Corte, Inside & Outside Underarm turn from L Side-by-Side.
Monday, 8/09/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Night Club 2
We’re really reaching for the stars with this workshop. Just look at some of the spectacular moves we’ll be choosing from: Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross, Traveling Side Crosses, Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, and Shadow Breaks. Master these possibilities and you’re “gonna take a ride across the moon.”
Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Switch Turns and Back Pass, Belt Turn, Open Break to Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position.
Monday, 8/16/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 6+ Tango
The romance, the power, the passion.... The TANGO! Not for the faint of heart, this workshop will power us into uncharted Tango-itory. We will explore the jungles of rhythm changes and brave the perils of shadow position.
Dancers should come prepared with Levels 1-5 Tango (from Essential Ballroom) including all these Tango standards: Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Open Fan, Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side, Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed, Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, and Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels.
Monday, 8/23/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Night Club 2
You know - We belong to the Night. We are creatures of the Night. Because the Night belongs to Lovers. DANCERS! And Night Club 2 will belong to you after these workshops. We’ll be focusing selections from these great moves: Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, Shadow Breaks, Open Break to Double Inside Underarm Turn, Peek-A-Boo, Back Spot Turn, and Side-by-Side Walks to Lady’s Outside Underarm.
Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left Rotation and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Outside Underarm Switch Turn and Back Pass (independent or alternating with Lady), Belt Turn, Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position, Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross (Pizza Guy), and Traveling Side Crosses.
Monday, 8/30/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Class-By-Request

Monday, 9/13/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Country Two-Step
Time to kick up your heels, ’cause this workshop will really get you moving ’round the dance floor! This workshop could feature anything from Double Outside Underarm Turn, Double Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turn from Cape, Promenade to Backing Line of Dance, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from Backing Line of Dance, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle, Forward and Back Promenade in Skaters, and as always, more turns!
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, and Forward & Reverse Promenade.
Monday, 9/13/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Hustle (3 & 4 Count) Technique
It’s all in the wrist. Who said that first? Obviously a dancer. In this workshop, we’ll focus on how to make your hustle move the way you want it to, musicality and timing, body motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection in the midst of all that spinning.
Participants should be comfortable with Levels 1-2+ Hustle, plus 3-Count timing, including Inside and Outside UA Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Whip In, Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Left Turn, and Right Turn (closed position rotation).
Monday, 9/20/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Fast Night Club 2 Step
“I feel the need, the need for Speed!” (Cheesy 80’s flick reference...) It’s time to take all that fantastic stuff you’ve been working on in Night Club and make it work with those super fast songs. This workshop is starting at a level 2-3 so it could include Man’s Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns, Man’s Back Pass, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, Side Cross Basics from Belt Turn or Left Rotation, Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside UAT, Man’s Inside UAT to Side Cross, and Traveling Side Crosses. Whew! What a class!
Dancers should already know Level 1 material including Lady’s Switch Turns (Right and Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, and Belt Turn.
Monday, 9/20/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Country Two-Step
You asked for it - you got it! We’ll get you spinning ’round the dance floor with some super smooth combination featuring some of the following: Double Turns (Inside and Outside), Check Turns in Cuddle and Cape, Promenade from BLOD, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from BLOD, Checked Outside to Inside Turn, Grapevine, Forward and Reverse Promenade. Dancers should come prepared with Forward and Backward Basic, Outside and Inside UATs, Cuddle, Cape, Forward & Reverse Promenade in Open Position.
Monday, 9/27/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Hustle (3 & 4 Count)
Shake your groove thing right onto the dance floor with this smoking workshop featuring both 3-Count and 4-Count Hustle. (If you are only dancing one, you’re so missing out!) We will cover a combination selecting from Alternating Inside Turns, Left and Right Turns in Closed, Handshake to Arm Slide, Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Parallel Breaks in Cape Position, and Neck Loop.
Participants should be comfortable with Levels 1-2 Hustle, plus 3-Count timing, including Inside and Outside UA Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Whip In, Throw Out, and Fake Throw out.
Monday, 10/04/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Country Two-Step
Grab your boots and hat - It’s time to fly around that dance floor. In this workshop, we’ll be working that turning gear with a real emphasis on turns and positions featuring moves like Pivot, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle, and much more.
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns from Cape, Promenade to BLOD, and Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 10/11/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Hustle (3 & 4 Count)
Get out your bu-bu-boogie shoes because this class is going to spin you round, right round. (Round, round - get the point?) We will cover some combination of Right Turn, Parallel Breaks, Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, Neckloop, Man’s Hamerlock to Comb, and Grapevine, touching on turn technique and styling in both 3-Count and 4-Count timing.
Participants should be comfortable with Levels 1-3 Hustle, plus 3-Count timing, including Inside and Outside Underarm Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Whip-In, Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left Turn in closed position, and Handshake to Arm Slide.
Monday, 10/18/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba Technique
Don’t just get the steps, pack them with action, grace, and sensuality. In this workshop, we’ll take the basics of this romantic dance and make them glow while we focus on musicality and rhythm, Latin motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection. If you want to have Rumba Rhythm and "Make me Sway", don’t miss out on this workshop! Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-3: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Outside Breaks.
Monday, 10/25/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Hustle (3 & 4 Count)
Ready to turn your world up-side-down and in-side-out? During this workshop, we will cover combinations of Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, Grapevine, Variations (amounts of turn & hand hold) on Parallel Breaks, Wrap Turn to Throw Out, and Reverse Comb in 3-Count and 4-Count timing. Whew! this workshop is guaranteed to get you dizzy!
To participate, you should already be dancing levels 1-4 Hustle which include Inside and Outside UATs, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Whip In, Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left & Right Turn in closed position, Handshake to Arm Slide, Parallel Breaks, Neckloop, and Man’s Hammerlock to Comb.
Monday, 11/01/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Rumba
Never tried an ULW before? This is a great one to start with! If you feel comfortable with the material, come back for the next level. Or “Old Hats” should use this workshop to review or add creative variations to your repertoire. We’ll be feeling that Rumba Rhythm in a combination selecting from the Open Break & Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Inside Turn From Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Students should already know Levels 1 & 2 material including Box, rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Single and multiple Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side-Breaks, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 11/08/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Quickstep
On your mark, get set, DANCE! Get ready to fly across the floor with this introduction to the fun, fast-paced world of Quickstep. We’ll cover a selection of traveling and cornering steps which will leave you prepared for take-off.
Participants should be familiar with the “foundation sequesnce” (Progressive Chasse and Quarter Turn to the Right), know of Levels 1-4 Fox Trot and be completely comfortable dancing the Grapevine and Quarter Turns both in-line AND outside partner, and should be familiar with 3/8 turns to the left and right in Fox Trot (S-Q-Q timing).
Monday, 11/15/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Rumba
“Dance with me, make me sway” with a combination of Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, & Solo Switch Turns.
Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-3: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Outside Breaks.
Monday, 11/29/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Class-By-Request

Monday, 11/29/10, 7:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing (Flashback)
For this workshop, as well as 12/13 @ 7pm with Lane, we’ll be pulling out some of the favorite but forgotten West Coast Swing patterns taught in previous Workshop series. Each night, the instructor will be prepared to demo and teach 3 options....and you get to choose where to start! It is not necessary to have been in the previous classes: each pattern will be taught from scratch.
Prerequisites: Either Level 2 West Coast Swing or participation in previous WCS workshops. Talk to your instructor for details.
Monday, 12/06/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 1-3 Quickstep
You got your wings in the last Workshop, now let’s learn what you can do with them! Get ready to fly across the floor as we return to the fun, fast-paced world of Quickstep. We’ll cover a selection of traveling and cornering steps, using more flair and finesse than the first week, and once again leave you prepared for take-off.
Participants should have taken the previous Quickstep Workshop or arranged to make up the material, should know Levels 1-4 Fox Trot, should be completely comfortable dancing the Grapevine and Quarter Turns both in-line AND outside partner, and should be familiar with 3/8 turns to the left and right in Fox Trot (S-Q-Q timing).
Monday, 12/06/10, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing (Flashback)
For this workshop, we’ll be pulling out some of the favorite but forgotten West Coast Swing patterns taught in previous Workshop series. Each night, the instructor will be prepared to demo and teach 3 options....and you get to choose where to start! It is not necessary to have been in the previous classes: each pattern will be taught from scratch.
Prerequisites: Either Level 2 West Coast Swing or participation in previous WCS workshops. Talk to your instructor for details.
Monday, 12/13/10, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Rumba
It’s time to let your passion run wild as we explore the dance of Luuuuuuve. The music will move you through the Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, Solo Switch Turns (single & continuous), Left Side-Pass, Right-Side Pass, R-L-R Switch Turns. Rated PG-13 for romantic content. ;^)
Students should be comfortable with Levels 1-4 including pre-requisites listed for previous Rumba workshops plus Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Monday, 12/13/10, 8:00 pm,
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        Swing Technique
Do you feel like your swing just isn’t as hip as it could could be? Do you need more jump in your jive? In this workshop, we’ll focus on musicality and rhythm, body motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection in the midst of all those turns. Don’t miss this workshop because, you know, it don’t mean a thing if YOU ain’t got that swing!
You should already be familiar with (in both dances!) the Basic, Inside and Outside UA Turn, Basic in Closed Position (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, and Throw Out. It would also be helpful to know at least one tuck-style turn.
Monday, 1/10/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Bolero
One of Debbi’s favorite dances, this slow and graceful dance is always a show stopper. With just a few basics, we’ll have fun, flow-y patterns using Breaks (in every direction you can think of, including Outside), Open Break and UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Right Side Pass, and Solo Switch Turns. Students should be comfortable dancing the following patterns in any style: Forward and Back Breaks, 1/5 Position Breaks, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Open Break and Underarm Turn (switch turn). Dances which use these patterns include Salsa, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-Cha, and (of course) Bolero.
Monday, 1/10/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2 Step - Flashback
For this workshop, we’ll be pulling out some of the favorite but forgotten Night Club patterns taught in previous Workshop series. Each night, the instructor will be prepared to demo and teach 3 options....and you get to choose where to start! It is not necessary to have been in the previous classes: each pattern will be taught from scratch. Prerequisites: Either Level 3 Night Club 2 Step or participation in previous NC2 workshops. Talk to your instructor for details.
Monday, 1/17/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Bolero
Keeping with last week, we’re adding more flow-y patterns using the same options of Breaks (in every direction you can think of, including Outside), Open Break and UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Right Side Pass, and Solo Switch Turns. Although the ingredients are the same, I guarantee the taste will be new and exciting.
Students should be comfortable dancing the following patterns in any style: Forward and Back Breaks, 1/5 Position Breaks, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Open Break and Underarm Turn (switch turn). Dances which use these patterns include Salsa, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-Cha, and (of course) Bolero.
Monday, 1/17/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Levle 3-4 Swing: East Coast & Single Time
Get some moves to use in 2 dances, East Coast Swing & Single Time Swing, all in 1 workshop as we start mixing slows with quicks and come up with some really versatile dancing. We’ll be jiving and wailing with Alternating Inside Turns, American Turn, Handshake to Arm Slide, 4 Walks/4 Kicks, Fake Throw Out, Continuous American Turn, Parallel Breaks, and Neckloop (to Double Overhead).
You should already be familiar with (in both dances!) the Basic, Inside and Outside UA Turn, Basic in Closed Position (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, and Throw Out.
Monday, 1/24/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2 Step - Flashback
For this workshop, we’ll be pulling out some of the favorite but forgotten Night Club patterns taught in previous Workshop series. Each night, the instructor will be prepared to demo and teach 3 options....and you get to choose where to start! It is not necessary to have been in the previous classes: each pattern will be taught from scratch. Prerequisites: Either Level 3 Night Club 2 Step or participation in previous NC2 workshops. Talk to your instructor for details.
Monday, 1/31/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Swing: East Coast & Single Time
We will be working double duty again with a combination of Fake Throw Out, Egg Beater (Continuous American Turn), Parallel Breaks, Neck Loop (Head Loop), Lindy Circle, Peek-A-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck and Tuck Turn (from closed position).
You should already be comfortable with Basic, Outside and Inside UA Turns, Belt Turn, Basic in closed (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Whip In, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (with Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, & 4 Walks/ 4 Kicks.
Monday, 2/07/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot Technique
One of our famous ULW Technique workshops, we’ll focus on musicality, connection, rise and fall, frame, and fluid motion. If you want to make your Fox Trot saunter across the floor, don’t miss this workshop! Dancers do not need to be taking the other Fox Trot workshops to benefit from this class, but remember - technique is not easy so you will need a solid background.
You should already know Levels 1-3 including Quarter Turns (in-line with partner), Promenade with Ladies Outside UA Turn (on QQ), Swing Step, Quarter Turns (outside partner on 1st half), and Grapevine.
Monday, 2/14/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Swing: East Coast & Single Time
Get into the groove with one more crack at the parallel universes of Single Time and Triple Time Swing. (If you behave, you might even get to see Double time!) We’ll make one more super pattern featuring Lindy Circle, Peek-A-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck and Tuck Turn (from closed position) Shadow Catch with Wrist Spin, Whip, and Whip with Outside Turn (maybe Whip with Inside Turn).
You should already be comfortable with Basic, Outside and Inside UA Turns, Belt Turn, Basic in closed (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Whip In, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (with Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, & 4 Walks/ 4 Kicks.
Monday, 2/21/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Fox Trot
It′s time to step out with your baby and go sailing across the floor with some good ole Fox Trot. We will put together a ritzy combination featuring Quarter Turns (Outside Partner), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside turn from the Swing Step, and Promenade with Outside Turn (on Slows).
Students should already be comfortable with Levels 1-2, including Basic, Left Rock and Left Rock Turn, Quarter Turns, Swing Step, Promenade, Promenade with Outside Turn (on QQ).
Monday, 2/28/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Fox Trot
Get out your top hat and cane, we’ll be puttin’ on the Ritz at this workshop! Covering some combination of Quarter Turns (outside partner), Promenade with Outside UA Turn on slow, Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box (timing change), Cross Body Lead, and Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn, you know we’ll look just like Gary Cooper (super-duper)!
Students should be comfortable with levels 1-3 including Quarter Turns (in-line with partner), Promenade with Ladies Outside UA Turn (on QQ), Swing Step, Quarter Turns (outside partner on 1st half), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Swing Step with Outside UA Turn.
Monday, 3/14/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 West Coast Swing
Want more sass in your West Coast? This workshop will be packin’ in the attitude with a combination featuring some of the following: Side Pass from Handshake Hold, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed Position, Tuck Turn from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Left Side Pass, Sugar Tuck, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, and Whip In.
Students should be comfortable Level 1 WCS which includes Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Left Side Pass.
Monday, 3/21/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Fox Trot
Level 5-6 Fox Trot We’ll go sailing across the floor in this workshop featuring a magical combination of Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn on QQ, 3/8 turns to L and R (for travel), Cross Body Lead from Box, Single Twinkle, Butterfly, and other variations.
Students should be comfortable with levels 1-4 which includes pre-requisites from the previous Fox Trot workshop as well as Quarter Turns (outside partner on 2nd half), Promenade with Outside UA Turn (on slow) and Cross Body Lead (from Left Rock).
Monday, 3/28/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Class-By-Request
What do you want to dance?
Monday, 3/28/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 West Coast Swing
Sassy, Sweet, and Sultry – it’s time to make your West Coast sizzle. This workshop will be grooving with some combination of moves from Levels 3 & 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Handshake Side Pass, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass and more.
You should come already hip to the Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed & Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 4/04/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Intro to Bachata
A fun and light-hearted dance, this is a must for everyone′s Latin repertoire. We′ll go from the basic, up through a few turns (for the guys and the gals), and experiment with a few different partner positions.
Participants should be comfortable with Latin dancing in general and should be familiar with chaines turn technique.
Monday, 4/04/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 West Coast Swing
You can NEVER get too much of a good thing! That′s why we′re revisiting the same options for material as last week. I guarantee, the possibilities may be the same, but the result will be unique and fascinating. This workshop will be grooving with some combination of moves from Levels 3 & 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Handshake Side Pass, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass and more.
You should come already hip to the Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed & Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 4/11/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Intro to Bachata
A fun and light-hearted dance, this is a must for everyone′s Latin repertoire. We′ll go from the basic, up through a few turns (for the guys and the gals), and experiment with a few different partner positions.
Participants should be comfortable with Latin dancing in general and should be familiar with chaines turn technique.
Monday, 4/18/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 West Coast Swing
We are going to be really cooking in this workshop. Our ingredients could be anything of these yum-o moves: R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from LSP (exit w/ Inside UAT), Inside Turn from Side Pass w/ Handshake, Catch Whip, and other variations.
You should already have experience with Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Side Pass (from handshake), Left Side Pass, Whip (with both inside turn & outside turn), Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed position and from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn in Side Pass, and Whip In.
Monday, 4/25/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Silver Fox Trot/Waltz
A continuation of the Silver Class.
Monday, 5/09/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Samba
It’s Carnival at Sapphire when we explore this exciting, sexy dance. We’ll shake our tail feathers with some variation of stationary Samba walks, extended box, botafogos in counter promenade, criss cross botafogos, & backward & forward traveling botafogos. Think you might see a botafogo?
You should be comfortable with Level 1 material which includes Basic, Basic rotating, 5th position breaks(whisks), Box, Box rotating, Samba walks in Promenade Position, Botafogos in Promenade Position, Side Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turn.
Monday, 5/16/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Samba
Watch the night get hotter as we bounce the night away with some variation of stationary Samba walks, extended box, botafogos in counter promenade, criss cross botafogos, & backward & forward traveling botafogos. Think you might see a botafogo?
You should be comfortable with Level 1 material which includes Basic, Basic rotating, 5th position breaks(whisks), Box, Box rotating, Samba walks in Promenade Position, Botafogos in Promenade Position, Side Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turn.
Monday, 5/23/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Rumba Flashback
For this workshop, we’ll be pulling out some of the favorite but forgotten Rumba patterns taught in previous Workshop series. Each night, the instructor will be prepared to demo and teach 3 options....and you get to choose where to start! It is not necessary to have been in the previous classes: each pattern will be taught from scratch. Prerequisites: Either Level 3 Essential Rumba or participation in previous Rumba workshops. Talk to your instructor for details.
Monday, 6/06/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Cha Cha
It time to dust off that hip action and make your Cha-Cha shine! We′ll get you moving with a combination pulling from 5th Position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half & Full Chase Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Cha Chas (Progressive), & Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn.
Students should already be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 Cha Cha including Cross Over Breaks, Rotating Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turns, Progressive Basic, & Solo Turns.
Monday, 6/06/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba Flashback
For this workshop, we’ll be pulling out some of the favorite but forgotten Rumba patterns taught in previous Workshop series. Each night, the instructor will be prepared to demo and teach 3 options....and you get to choose where to start! It is not necessary to have been in the previous classes: each pattern will be taught from scratch. Prerequisites: Either Level 3 Essential Rumba or participation in previous Rumba workshops. Talk to your instructor for details.
Monday, 6/13/11, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing Variations
Here′s a workshop that′s intended to be a brain-break for all you dancers who have worked soooo hard on your West Coast Technique and want to just dance the dance. We′ll be pulling from Levels 1-4 for material to give you something fun and flirty and to you a chance to show off all the great technique you′ve learned.
Students should already be dancing Levels 1-3 in West Coast Swing, but do not need to have taken the WCS Technique class.
Monday, 6/13/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha Technique
Come learn the fine touches that will make your Cha Cha really go CHA. Students should already be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 Cha Cha including Cross Over Breaks, Rotating Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turns, Progressive Basic, & Solo Turns.
Monday, 6/20/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Lindy Hop
A whirlwind tour, this Lindy workshop will introduce you to the uniquely cool and wildly hip world of Lindy Hop. We will be focusing on material covered in Level 1 and 2 which include Lindy basic, outside and inside turns, Shoulder Turn Release, Texas Tommy, Pass-by and Underarm Pass-by, Sugar Push, Basket Whip, Guy′s Free Spin, Send Out, Quick Stop, Swivels, and Barrel Roll.
Students should already be comfortable dancing Level 3 Essential Swing, plus experience using 8-count patterns and have solid foundation in Swing styles in general.
Monday, 6/27/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Cha Cha
As Buster Poindexter would say, this workshop is Hot!Hot!Hot! Spice up your Cha with a combination of Full Chase Turns, Triple Basic (progressive & horizontal), Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn, and Right & Left side pass.
Participants should have knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes Cross-Over Breaks, Progressive Basic, Open-Break & Under-arm Turn, Solo Switch Turns, 5th position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half Chase Turn, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 7/11/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Lindy Hop
A whirlwind tour, this Lindy workshop will introduce you to the uniquely cool and wildly hip world of Lindy Hop. We will be focusing on material covered in Level 1 and 2 which include Lindy basic, outside and inside turns, Shoulder Turn Release, Texas Tommy, Pass-by and Underarm Pass-by, Sugar Push, Basket Whip, Guy′s Free Spin, Send Out, Quick Stop, Swivels, and Barrel Roll.
Students should already be comfortable dancing Level 3 Essential Swing, plus experience using 8-count patterns and have solid foundation in Swing styles in general.
Monday, 7/18/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Cha Cha
It′s a hot one, like 7 inches from the noon-day sun. Of course he was talking about our workshop! We will cover a ′Smooth′ combination of Right-Side Pass, Left-Side Pass, Triple Cha’s (horizontal), Compass Turns, Figure 4 Pull, and Promenade Slide.
Dancers should have knowledge of Levels 1-4 firmly in their pocket: Cross Over Breaks, Progressive Basic, Open Break & UA Turn, Solo Switch Turns, 5th position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half & Full Chase Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Cha-Progressive, and CBL with Inside Turn.
Monday, 7/25/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango Technique
Join us for this in-depth look at the Argentine Tango basic and the techniques that take it beyond rote into true lead and follow.
Dancers should already be familiar with the Argentine Tango Basic and be comfortable with smooth dance styles in general.
Monday, 8/01/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Waltz Technique
In this workshop we’ll be answering questions and addressing the challenges of gaining musicality, connection, rise and fall, frame, and fluid motion. If you want to make your Waltz float across the floor, don’t miss out!
You should already know Levels 1-2: Left and Right Box, Left and Right Rotating Box (1/4 turn), Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Butterfly, Hesitations (standard variations).
Monday, 8/08/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Argentine Tango
Take a turn on the floor with this intense, passionate dance style. We’ll be inspired by Level 1 and 2 material which includes Forward Basic, Box (In Line), Rock Step, Side Steps, Traveling Grapevine, Forward Ochos, Circular Grapevine (Left), Reverse Turn to Left Rock, Box (Outside Partner), Backward Ochos, Same Foot Basic, and Forward Ochos from Rock Step. With so much to choose from, it’s sure to be an exciting night!
Dancers should already be familiar with the Argentine Tango basic.
Monday, 8/15/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Waltz
Never tried an ULW before - this is a great one to start with! Use this workshop to add creative variations to your repertoire or to brush up on old favorites. If you feel comfortable with the material, come back for the next level. In this workshop, we’ll cover some combination developing Change Steps, Right Box (with rotation), Half & Half, Side and Promenade Hesitations, 3/8 Turn (to right), Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, and Single Twinkle.
Students should be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 which includes Left Box (with or without rotation), Lady’s Underarm Turn Right, Forward and Backward Change Steps, Right Box (no rotation), Hesitation Forward & Back, Hesitation Forward with Left Box ending, and Butterfly.
Monday, 8/22/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Class-By-Request

Monday, 8/29/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Argentine Tango
Leave the mundane behind and transport your dancing to Buenos Aires as we delve into Argentine Tango. For this evening’s workshop, we’ll select from Circular Grapevine (Left), Reverse Turn to Left Rock, Box (Outside Partner), Backward Ochos, Same Foot Basic, Forward Ochos from Rock Step, Box (Outside Partner), 3/8 turn, Walks In Line, Circular Grapevine to right, Lady’s decorative cross, Forward & Backward Ocho combinations, Traveling Backward Ochos, Secada with the man’s right foot.
Dancers should already be familiar with Level 1 Argentine Tango including the Forward Basic, Box (In Line), Rock Step Side Steps, Traveling Grapevine, Forward Ochos.
Monday, 8/29/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Waltz
Time to float and glide across the floor with style, grace, and creativity. Leave behind the standards as you learn combinations using the 3/8 Turn to Right, Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Lady’s Outside UAT, Single Twinkle, Butterfly with Solo Turns, Develope, and Forward Traveling Twinkles.
Students should be comfortable material covered in Levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from previous workshop as well as Change Steps Development, Right Box (with rotation), Half & Half, Side Hesitations (Left & Right), Promenade Hesitation.
Monday, 9/12/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Argentine Tango
Leave the mundane behind and transport your dancing to Buenos Aires as we delve into Argentine Tango. For this evening’s workshop, we’ll select from Circular Grapevine (Left), Reverse Turn to Left Rock, Box (Outside Partner), Backward Ochos, Same Foot Basic, Forward Ochos from Rock Step, Box (Outside Partner), 3/8 turn, Walks In Line, Circular Grapevine to right, Lady’s decorative cross, Forward & Backward Ocho combinations, Traveling Backward Ochos, Secada with the man’s right foot.
Dancers should already be familiar with Level 1 Argentine Tango including the Forward Basic, Box (In Line), Rock Step Side Steps, Traveling Grapevine, Forward Ochos.
Monday, 9/19/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Waltz
Last time we glided - now it’s time to soar! In this workshop, we’ll take flight across the floor with selections from Butterfly with Solo Turns, Develope, Forward Traveling Twinkles, Triple Twinkle, Promenade Chasse, 3/8 turn with Inside and Outside Underarm Turns, & Basic Weave.
Students should be comfortable with material from Levels 1-4 including the pre-requisites from the previous Waltz workshop plus 3/8 Turn to Right, Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, and Simple Twinkle.
Monday, 9/26/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Salsa
Start heating up your winter the Salsa way. This workshop, targeted towards accomplished beginners, or for a fun review for advanced dancers, will take students on whirlwind tour of Levels 2 and 3 Salsa while adding that ULW twist to keep things spicy.
Students should be comfortable with Level 1 material: Basics (Mambo, Progressive), Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady’s Outside UA Turn, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 10/03/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Salsa
Let′s get the party started with this fast-paced workshop designed to challenge intermediate dancers and inspire advanced dancers. We′ll cover an exciting combination of the following moves: Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, Full Chase Turns, Left Side Pass, Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass, and Back Spot Turn.
Students should be confident with Level 1 & 2 materials: Basics, Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks with Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady′s Outside UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside Breaks, Cross Over Break from Cross Body Lead, Man′s Back Pass, & Half Chase Turns.
Monday, 10/10/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 6+ Waltz
We are going off the radar with this Waltz Workshop. Get ready to explore some uncharted territory and find new ways to twirl, whirl, and float your way across the dance floor.
You will need an understanding of the prerequisites for previous Waltz workshops as well as the Triple Twinkle, Promenade Chasse, Basic Weave, 3/8 Turn Left w/ Inside Turn, 3/8 Turn Right w/ Outside Turn, and Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 10/10/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Salsa
Getting hotter as it gets more challenging, this high level workshop is not for the Mild-at-Heart. After this class, dancers will be jazzing up the dance floor with combinations from Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn, Peek-A-Boo w/ hand on back, Spiral to Head Roll, Arm Check, Mirror Breaks & other handshake sequences.
Students should have knowledge of material listed for the previous Salsa workshop plus Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn, Full Chase Turns, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, & Left Side Pass.
Monday, 10/17/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step Technique
Whether you are a long time Monday-nighter or are joining us for the first time you want to be a part of this class! What makes Country Two-Step so spunky and spin-happy? What makes Country Two different from all the other traveling dances? All these questions and more will be addressed in this “technique” class. All you need is a familiarity with Level 2 (Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns from Cape, Promenade to BLOD, and Cross Body Lead) and a desire to dig deep into the technique!
Monday, 10/24/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Country Two-Step
Time to kick up your heels, ’cause this workshop will really get you moving ’round the dance floor! This workshop could feature anything from Double Outside Underarm Turn, Double Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turn from Cape, Promenade to Backing Line of Dance, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from Backing Line of Dance, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle, Forward and Back Promenade in Skaters, and as always, more turns!
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, and Forward & Reverse Promenade.
Monday, 11/07/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot Technique
Anyone ready to Trot? Join us as we master the magic of Swing and Sway, Rise and Fall, and all those wonderful, challenging nuances that make Fox Trot the king of the Ballroom floor.
Dancers should come already comfortable with Level 3 Ballroom including Quarter Turns (in-line and OSP), Promenade with Ladies Outside UA Turn (on QQ), Swing Step, and Grapevine.
Monday, 11/14/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Fox Trot
It is time to step out with your baby and go sailing across the floor with some good ole Fox Trot. We will put together a ritzy combination featuring Quarter Turns (Outside Partner), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside turn from the Swing Step, and Promenade with Outside Turn (on Slows).
Students should already be comfortable with Levels 1-2, including Basic, Left Rock and Left Rock Turn, Quarter Turns, Swing Step, Promenade, Promenade with Outside Turn (on QQ).
Monday, 11/21/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Country Two-Step
Grab your boots and hat - It’s time to fly around that dance floor. In this workshop, we’ll be working that turning gear with a real emphasis on turns and positions featuring moves like Pivot, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle, and much more.
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns from Cape, Promenade to BLOD, and Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 11/28/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Fox Trot
Get out your top hat and cane, we’ll be puttin’ on the Ritz at this workshop! Covering some combination of Quarter Turns (outside partner), Promenade with Outside UA Turn on slow, Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box (timing change), Cross Body Lead, and Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn, you know we’ll look just like Gary Cooper (super-duper)!
Students should be comfortable with levels 1-3 including Quarter Turns (in-line with partner), Promenade with Ladies Outside UA Turn (on QQ), Swing Step, Quarter Turns (outside partner on 1st half), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Swing Step with Outside UA Turn.
Monday, 12/05/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Country Two-Step
No, you′re not seeing double - we are hanging out at Level 3-4 for more fun before continuing on to Level 4-5. Here again, you will get to spin (a lot) an work on positioning and moves like Pivot, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle, and much more.
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns from Cape, Promenade to BLOD, and Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 12/12/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Country Two-Step
In this super fast-paced workshop we’ll be focusing on switching tracks and positioning technique. You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns in Cape and Cuddle, Promenade to BLOD, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from BLOD, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Grapevine, Forward & Back Prom in Skaters.
Monday, 12/19/11, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Fox Trot
We’ll go sailing across the floor in this workshop featuring a magical combination of Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn on QQ, 3/8 turns to L and R (for travel), Cross Body Lead from Box, Single Twinkle, Butterfly, and other variations. Students should be comfortable with levels 1-4 which includes pre-requisites from the previous Fox Trot workshop as well as Quarter Turns (outside partner on 2nd half), Promenade with Outside UA Turn (on slow) and Cross Body Lead (from Left Rock).
Monday, 12/19/11, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Bachata
A fun and light-hearted dance, this is a must for everyone′s Latin repertoire. We’ll be playing with a combination of Solo Turns, Crossover Basic in Cuddle, Crosshand to Haircomb, Lead’s Inside Turn on Lift, Underarm Turns to Haircomb, Double Inside Turn, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Pivot Turns, Outside Roll, Rotation to Initiate Underarm Turns, Hammerlock to Cuddle into Crossover Basic.
Participants should already be comfortable with Level 1 Bachata including Outside and Inside Underarm Turns, Belt Turn, Forward and Back Basic, Man’s Back Pass, Crossover Basic in Cape.
Monday, 1/09/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Night Club 2 Step
Join us and take this simple dance style beyond the basics and into the ebb and flow that make this dance so smooth and sweet... This workshop could include Man’s Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns, Man’s Back Pass, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, Side Cross Basics from Belt Turn or Left Rotation, Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside UAT, Man’s Inside UAT to Side Cross, and Traveling Side Crosses. Whew! What a class!
Dancers should already know Level 1 material including Lady’s Switch Turns (Right and Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, and Belt Turn.
Monday, 1/09/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Bachata
A fun and light-hearted dance, this is a must for everyone′s Latin repertoire. We’ll be playing with a combination of Underarm Turns to Haircomb, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Pivot Turns, Outside Roll, Rotation to Initiate Underarm Turns, Hammerlock to Cuddle into Crossover Basic, and more.
Participants should already be comfortable with Level 1 Bachata including Outside and Inside Underarm Turns, Belt Turn, Forward and Back Basic, Man’s Back Pass, Crossover Basic in Cape, Solo Turns, Crossover Basic in Cuddle, Crosshand to Haircomb, Lead’s Inside Turn on Lift, Double Inside Turn.
Monday, 1/16/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Tango
Get ready to dance with a rose in your teeth! We’re working the drama in this workshop covering combinations of Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Open Fan, Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side, & Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed.
Rose biters should already be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 Tango which includes Basic (straight and curving up to 1/2 left), Single Corte, and Promenade Basic (turning Left & Right).
Monday, 1/16/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Night Club 2 Step
We’re really reaching for the stars with this workshop. Just look at some of the spectacular moves we’ll be choosing from: Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross, Traveling Side Crosses, Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, and Shadow Breaks. Master these possibilities and you’re “gonna take a ride across the moon.”
Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Switch Turns and Back Pass, Belt Turn, Open Break to Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position.
Monday, 1/23/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Tango Technique
T..A..N..G..O...so much goes into these 5 letters. Ignite the fire in this essential dance and find out how to blow your partner away with even the basics! Come with experience in Levels 1-3, Basic, Corte, Promenade with L & R Turn, Basic in Outside Partner, Continuous Basic & Open Fan.
Monday, 1/30/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Night Club 2 Step
You know - We belong to the Night. We are creatures of the Night. Because the Night belongs to DANCERS! And Night Club 2 will belong to you after these workshops. We’ll be focusing selections from these great moves: Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, Shadow Breaks, Open Break to Double Inside Underarm Turn, Peek-A-Boo, Back Spot Turn, and Side-by-Side Walks to Lady’s Outside Underarm.
Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left Rotation and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Outside Underarm Switch Turn and Back Pass (independent or alternating with Lady), Belt Turn, Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position, Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross (Pizza Guy), and Traveling Side Crosses.
Monday, 2/06/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Tango
We’ll show the Adams Family how it’s done! This workshop will cover a combination of Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side, Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed, Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, and Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels.
Participants should have knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from the previous Tango workshop as well as Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, and Open Fan.
Monday, 2/13/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Rumba
Never tried an ULW before? This is a great one to start with! If you feel comfortable with the material, come back for the next level. Or “Old Hats” should use this workshop to review or add creative variations to your repertoire. We’ll be feeling that Rumba Rhythm in a combination selecting from the Open Break & Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Inside Turn From Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Students should already know Levels 1 & 2 material including Box, rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Single and multiple Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side-Breaks, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 2/20/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Tango
Let’s keep the drama building with a combination from Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, Checked Promenade, Shadow Rocks, Right Side Fan & Corte w/ Roll Out.
Dancers should be comfortable with Levels 1-4 Essential Ballroom which includes pre-reqs from previous workshops as well as Rock & Corte, Inside & Outside Underarm turn from L Side-by-Side.
Monday, 2/27/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba Technique
Don’t just get the steps, pack them with action, grace, and sensuality. In this workshop, we’ll take the basics of this romantic dance and make them glow while we focus on musicality and rhythm, Latin motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection. If you want to have "Rumba Rhythm" and "Make me Sway", don’t miss out on this workshop!
~~Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-3: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Outside Breaks.
Monday, 3/12/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 6+ Tango
The romance, the power, the passion.... The TANGO! Not for the faint of heart, this workshop will power us into uncharted Tango-itory. We will explore the jungles of rhythm changes and relish the challenge of shadow position.
~~Dancers should come prepared with Levels 1-5 Tango (from Essential Ballroom) including all these Tango standards: Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Open Fan, Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side, Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed, Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, and Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels.
Monday, 3/19/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Rumba
Step up your Rumba to the sensual experience it should be with a romantic display featuring some of our favorite, alluring figures: Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, & Solo Switch Turns.
~~Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-3: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Outside Breaks.
Monday, 3/26/12, 8:00 pm,
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        CBR - West Coast Routine
A continuation of the West Coast BTR class, this workshop is intended for those in the BTR class who want to work their routine a bit more before performing...
Monday, 3/26/12, 7:00 pm,
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        CBR - West Coast Routine
A continuation of the West Coast BTR class, this workshop is intended for those in the BTR class who want to work their routine a bit more before performing...
Monday, 4/02/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Rumba
It’s time to let your passion run wild as we explore the intimacies of the dance of Luuuuuuve. We will tease you through an intricate expression of the music involving some of these enticing options: the Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, Solo Switch Turns (single & continuous), Left Side-Pass, Right-Side Pass, R-L-R Switch Turns. Rated PG-13 for romantic content. ;^)
~~Students should be comfortable with Levels 1-4 including pre-requisites listed for previous Rumba workshops plus Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Monday, 4/09/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Swing: East Coast & Single Time
Like getting 2 for the price of 1? Get some wailin’ moves to use in two dances, East Coast Swing & Single Time Swing, all in one workshop as we start mixing slows with quicks and come up with some dancing that really jives with that swinging vibe. We’ll be reeling and a-rocking in a totally groovy combination inspired by Alternating Inside Turns, American Turn, Handshake to Arm Slide, 4 Walks/4 Kicks, Fake Throw Out, Continuous American Turn, Parallel Breaks, and Neckloop (to Double Overhead).
~~You should already be familiar with (in both dances!) the Basic, Inside and Outside UA Turn, Basic in Closed Position (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, and Throw Out.
Monday, 4/16/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 6+ Rumba
Take your Rumba further than it’s ever gone before with sensual combinations inspired by Te Amo (our own alluring Rumba Routine) plus smooth and sexy variations on old favorites.
~~Dancers should already be comfortable with Levels 1-5 of Rumba including Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, and Solo Switch Turns.
Monday, 4/23/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Swing Technique: East Coast and Single Time
Are you ready to make your swing the groovy thing it can and should be? Ready to get your body in motion with musicality and rhythm? To master turn technique, and keeping connection in the midst of all those turns? If you are, don’t be square, daddy-o, come on out and shake your groove thing and prove that you’ve got that swing!
~~You should already be familiar with (in both dances!) the Basic, Inside and Outside UA Turn, Basic in Closed Position (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, and Throw Out. It would also be helpful to know at least one tuck-style turn.
Monday, 4/30/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Swing: East Coast and Single Time
We will be working double duty again with a combination of Fake Throw Out, Egg Beater (Continuous American Turn), Parallel Breaks, Neck Loop (Head Loop), Lindy Circle, Peek-A-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck and Tuck Turn (from closed position).
~ You should already be comfortable with Basic, Outside and Inside UA Turns, Belt Turn, Basic in closed (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Whip In, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (with Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, & 4 Walks/ 4 Kicks.
Monday, 5/07/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Salsa
Start heating up your Summer the Salsa way. This workshop, great for accomplished beginners, or for a fun review for advanced dancers, will take students on whirlwind tour of Levels 2 and 3 Salsa while adding that ULW twist to keep things spicy.
~ Students should be comfortable with Level 1 material: Basics (Mambo, Progressive), Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady’s Outside UA Turn, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 5/14/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Swing: East Coast and Single Time
Get into the groove with one more crack at the parallel universes of Single Time and Triple Time Swing. (If you behave, you might even get to see Double time!) We’ll make one more super pattern featuring Lindy Circle, Peek-A-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck and Tuck Turn (from closed position) Shadow Catch with Wrist Spin, Whip, and Whip with Outside Turn (maybe Whip with Inside Turn).
~ You should already be comfortable with Basic, Outside and Inside UA Turns, Belt Turn, Basic in closed (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Whip In, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (with Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, & 4 Walks/ 4 Kicks.
Monday, 5/21/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Salsa Technique
Don’t just get the steps, pack them with action, power, and spicy attitude. In this workshop, we’ll take the basics of this sexy, fast dance and make them shine while we focus on musicality and rhythm, Latin motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection. If you want to have more sizzle in your Salsa, don’t miss out on this workshop! ~ Students should be comfortable with Level 1 material: Basics (Mambo, Progressive), Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady’s Outside UA Turn, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 6/04/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Samba
It’s Carnival at Sapphire when we explore this exciting, sexy dance. We’ll shake our tail feathers with some variation of Box rotating, Samba walks in Promenade Position, Botafogos in Promenade Position, Side Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turn, stationary Samba walks, extended box, botafogos in promenade.
~ You should be comfortable with Level 1 material which includes Basic, Basic rotating, 5th position breaks(whisks), Box, Box rotating, Side Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turn.
Monday, 6/04/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 6+ Swing: East Coast and Single Time

Monday, 6/11/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Samba
Watch the dancing get hotter as we bounce the night away with some variation of stationary Samba walks, extended box, botafogos in counter promenade, criss cross botafogos, & backward & forward traveling botafogos. Think you might see a botafogo?
~ You should be comfortable with Level 1 material which includes Basic, Basic rotating, 5th position breaks(whisks), Box, Box rotating, Samba walks in Promenade Position, Botafogos in Promenade Position, Side Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turn.
Monday, 6/11/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Salsa
Let′s get the party started with this fast-paced workshop designed to challenge intermediate dancers and inspire advanced dancers. We′ll cover an exciting combination of the following moves: Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, Full Chase Turns, Left Side Pass, Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass, and Back Spot Turn.
~ Students should be confident with Level 1 & 2 materials: Basics, Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks with Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady′s Outside UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside Breaks, Cross Over Break from Cross Body Lead, Man′s Back Pass, & Half Chase Turns.
Monday, 6/18/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Night Club Two-Step
Join us and take this romantic dance beyond the basics and into the ebb and flow that make this dance so smooth and sweet... This workshop could include Man’s Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns, Man’s Back Pass, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, Side Cross Basics from Belt Turn or Left Rotation, Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside UAT, Man’s Inside UAT to Side Cross, and Traveling Side Crosses. Whew! What a class!
~ Dancers should already know Level 1 material including Lady’s Switch Turns (Right and Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, and Belt Turn.
Monday, 6/25/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Salsa
Getting hotter as it gets more challenging, this high level workshop is not for the Mild-at-Heart. After this class, dancers will be jazzing up the dance floor with combinations from Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn, Peek-A-Boo w/ hand on back, Spiral to Head Roll, Arm Check, Mirror Breaks & other handshake sequences.
~ Students should have knowledge of material listed for the previous Salsa workshop plus Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn, Full Chase Turns, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, & Left Side Pass.
Monday, 7/02/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2-Step Technique
With simplicity, comes elegance. With control, comes balance. With this class comes both. Make your Night Club simply elegant and unique among all the dances we teach.
~ Participants should be comfortable with all the Level 1 Night Club material including Lady’s Switch Turns (Right and Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, and Belt Turn.
Monday, 7/09/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Salsa
We′re going further than we′ve gone before with this series of fun-filled Salsa Workshops. Climb on board as we spin, comb, and shine our way to Salsa bliss! Material will be chosen from Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn, Peek-A-Boo lead from the back, Spiral to Head Roll, Arm Check, Mirror Breaks, and what ever else comes from our imaginations.
~ Dancers should already be comfortable with Levels 1-4.
Monday, 7/16/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Night Club 2-Step
When you’re in the mood for moonlight and music, Night Club 2-step is your dance. Join us as we channel all things nocturne, mysterious, and romantic in this class selecting from Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross, Traveling Side Crosses, Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, and Shadow Breaks. Master these possibilities and you’re “gonna take a ride across the moon.”
~ Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Switch Turns and Back Pass, Belt Turn, Open Break to Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position.
Monday, 7/23/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Cha Cha
It’s time to dust off your hip action and wiggle your way into a harmless flirtation. We′ll get your body shaking with a delicious affair pulling from 5th Position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half & Full Chase Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Cha Chas (Progressive), & Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn.
~ Students should already be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 Cha Cha including Cross Over Breaks, Rotating Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turns, Progressive Basic, & Solo Turns.
Monday, 7/30/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Night Club 2-Step
You know - We belong to the Night. We are creatures of the Night. Because the Night belongs to DANCERS! And Night Club 2 will belong to you after these workshops. We’ll be focusing selections from these great moves: Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, Shadow Breaks, Open Break to Double Inside Underarm Turn, Peek-A-Boo, Back Spot Turn, and Side-by-Side Walks to Lady’s Outside Underarm.
~ Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left Rotation and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Outside Underarm Switch Turn and Back Pass (independent or alternating with Lady), Belt Turn, Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position, Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross (Pizza Guy), and Traveling Side Crosses.
Monday, 8/06/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha Technique
Come flirt with the fine touches and enticing teases that will make your Cha Cha really go CHA. We’ll explore the body motion, power, and speed that make Cha Cha such a fun diversion from the everyday into a saucy little fling on the dance floor.
~ Students should already be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 Cha Cha including Cross Over Breaks, Rotating Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turns, Progressive Basic, & Solo Turns.
Monday, 8/13/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5+ Night Club 2-Step
We’re really reaching for the stars with this workshop. Just look at some of the spectacular moves we’ll be choosing from: Open Break to Double Inside Underarm Turn, Peek-A-Boo, Back Spot Turn, Side-by-Side Walks to Lady’s Outside Underarm, Right Side Pass, Wrap, Hammerlock Variations and much more!
~ Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left Rotation and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Outside Underarm Switch Turn and Man’s Back Pass (independent or alternating with Lady), Belt Turn, Open Break to Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position, Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross, Traveling Side Crosses, Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, and Shadow Breaks.
Monday, 8/20/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Viennese Waltz
Who needs a Tilt-a-Whirl when you have Viennese Waltz? In this workshop, we’ll explore the power of rotation as we orbit the dance floor, seeking to achieve escape velocity using these stellar moves: Forward and Backward Hesitations, Side Hesitations, Switch Turn from Side Hesitation, Progressive Forward & Backward Hesitations, Half and Half, 1/5 Position Break, Cross Body Lead, CBL with Inside Turn, 1/5 Position Break in LOD.
~ Dancers should already be familiar with Left Turn, Right Turn, Change Step, and Hesitations.
Monday, 8/20/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Viennese Waltz
Take flight in this fast spinning workshop using Half and Half, 1/5 Position Break, Cross Body Lead, CBL with Inside Turn, 1/5 Position Break in LOD, Runaround, 1/5 Position break with Opposition, CBL with IST to Side by Side, Flairs Forward and Backward, Promenade Hesitation, Butterfly, Promenade Runs.
~ Dancers should already be able to dance Level 1 material: Left Turn, Right Turn, Change Step, Forward and Backward Hesitations, Side Hesitations, Switch Turn from Side Hesitation, and Progressive Forward & Backward Hesitations.
Monday, 8/27/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Cha Cha
As Buster Poindexter would say, this workshop is gonna be Hot!Hot!Hot! Spice up your Cha with a naughty combination of Full Chase Turns, Triple Basic (progressive & horizontal), Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn, and Right & Left side pass.
~ Participants should have knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes Cross-Over Breaks, Progressive Basic, Open-Break & Under-arm Turn, Solo Switch Turns, 5th position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half Chase Turn, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 8/27/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Viennese Waltz
You head will spin and your heart will soar in this exciting workshop using Half and Half, 1/5 Position Break, Cross Body Lead, CBL with Inside Turn, 1/5 Position Break in LOD, Runaround, 1/5 Position break with Opposition, CBL with IST to Side by Side, Flairs Forward and Backward, Promenade Hesitation, Butterfly, Promenade Runs.
~ Dancers should already be able to dance Level 1 material: Left Turn, Right Turn, Change Step, Forward and Backward Hesitations, Side Hesitations, Switch Turn from Side Hesitation, and Progressive Forward & Backward Hesitations.
Monday, 9/10/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Hustle

Monday, 9/10/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Viennese Waltz

Monday, 9/10/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Cha Cha
“It′s a hot one, like 7 inches from the noon-day sun.” Of course he was talking about our workshop! We will cover a ′Smooth′ combination of Right-Side Pass, Left-Side Pass, Triple Cha’s (horizontal), Compass Turns, Figure 4 Pull, and Promenade Slide.
Dancers should have knowledge of Levels 1-4 firmly in their pocket: Cross Over Breaks, Progressive Basic, Open Break & UA Turn, Solo Switch Turns, 5th position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half & Full Chase Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Cha-Progressive, and CBL with Inside Turn.
Monday, 9/17/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Hustle Technique (3 & 4 Count)
In this workshop, we’ll focus on how to make your hustle move the way you want it to, musicality and timing, body motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection in the midst of all that spinning.
Participants should be comfortable with Levels 1-2 4-Count Hustle, plus 3-Count timing, including Inside and Outside UA Turns, Cuddle, Hammerlock, Belt Turn, Whip In, Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Left Turn, and Right Turn (closed position rotation).
Monday, 9/24/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 6+ Cha Cha
Give your Cha Cha more force than a "Supermassive Black Hole!" This workshop will cover a stellar combination which will send you spinning through space and time. So come ignite your Dance engines and prepare for take off into truly spectacular Cha.
Dancers should have knowledge of Levels 1-5 : Cross Over Breaks, Progressive Basic, Open Break & UA Turn, Solo Switch Turns, 5th position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half & Full Chase Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Cha - Progressive and Horizontal, CBL with Inside Turn, Right-Side Pass, and Left-Side Pass.
Monday, 10/01/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Hustle
Get out your bu-bu-boogie shoes because this class is going to spin you round, right round. (Round, round - get the point?) We will cover some combination of Right Turn, Parallel Breaks, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, Neckloop, Man’s Hammerlock to Comb, and Grapevine, touching on turn technique and styling in both 3-Count and 4-Count timing.
Participants should be comfortable with Levels 1-3 Hustle, plus 3-Count timing, including Inside and Outside Underarm Turns, Cuddle, Hammerlock, Belt Turn, Whip-In, Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left Turn in closed position, and Handshake to Arm Slide.
Monday, 10/08/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 West Coast Swing
Want more sass in your West Coast? This workshop will be packin’ in the attitude with a combination featuring some of the following: Side Pass from Handshake Hold, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed Position, Tuck Turn from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Left Side Pass, Sugar Tuck, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, and Whip In.
Students should be comfortable Level 1 WCS which includes Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Left Side Pass.
Monday, 10/15/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 5-6 Hustle
Ready to turn your world up-side-down and in-side-out? During this workshop, we will cover combinations of Hammerlock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, Grapevine, Variations (amounts of turn & hand hold) on Parallel Breaks, Wrap Turn to Throw Out, and Reverse Comb in 3-Count and 4-Count timing. Whew! This workshop is guaranteed to get you dizzy!
To participate, you should already be dancing levels 1-4 Hustle which include Inside and Outside UATs, Cuddle, Hammerlock, Belt Turn, Whip In, Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left & Right Turn in closed position, Handshake to Arm Slide, Parallel Breaks, Neckloop, and Man’s Hammerlock to Comb.
Monday, 10/22/12, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing Technique
Whether you an old hand at WCS or are joining us for the first time, you want to be a part of this class! What makes West Coast Swing so sleek and sassy? What makes West Coast Swing different than your East Coast, Lindy Hop or Shag? How can you make your West Coast more polished? All these questions and more will be addressed in this “technique” class.
All you need is a familiarity with Level 1 (Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-Off & Left Side Pass) and a desire to dig deep into the technique!
Monday, 10/29/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 6+ Hustle
Do you have "Moves Like Jagger"? You will after tonight! During this workshop, we will cover combinations of Grapevine, Variations (amounts of turn & hand hold) on Parallel Breaks, Wrap Turn to Throw Out, Reverse Comb, and any other crazy things we can come up with in 3-Count and 4-Count timing.
To participate, you should already be dancing levels 1-5 Hustle which include Inside and Outside UATs, Cuddle, Hammerlock, Belt Turn, Whip In, Throw Out, Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left & Right Turn in closed position, Handshake to Arm Slide, Parallel Breaks, Neckloop, and Man’s Hammerlock to Comb, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, Grapevine.
Monday, 11/05/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Bolero
One of Debbi’s favorite dances, this slow and graceful dance is always a show stopper. With just a few basics, we’ll have fun, flow-y patterns using Breaks (in every direction you can think of, including Outside), Open Break and UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Right Side Pass, and Solo Switch Turns.
Students should be comfortable dancing the following patterns in any style: Forward and Back Breaks, 1/5 Position Breaks, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Open Break and Underarm Turn (switch turn). Dances which use these patterns include Salsa, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-Cha, and (of course) Bolero.
Monday, 11/12/12, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 West Coast Swing
Sassy, Sweet, and Sultry – it’s time to make your West Coast sizzle. This workshop will be grooving with some combination of moves from Levels 3 & 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Handshake Side Pass, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass and more.
You should come already hip to the Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed & Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 11/12/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 West Coast Swing
You can NEVER get too much of a good thing! That′s why we′re revisiting the same options for material as last week. I guarantee, the possibilities may be the same, but the result will be unique and fascinating. This workshop will be grooving with some combination of moves from Levels 3 & 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Handshake Side Pass, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass and more.
You should come already hip to the Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed & Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 11/26/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Bolero
The passion, romance, grace, and beauty of Bolero are beyond compare. Join us at this workshop to dance beyond the basics with a combination featuring some of the following: Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Solo Turns, Right Side Pass, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Cuddle Whip, and Back Spot Turn.
Students should have knowledge of the “Drop and Drift” styling that is unique to Bolero plus ability to dance Level 1 figures (Basic, Basic rotating, Cross Over Breaks, Open Break & Underarm Turn, 5th position breaks, and Outside Breaks).
Monday, 12/03/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 West Coast Swing
We are going to be really cooking in this workshop. Our ingredients could be anything of these yum-o moves: R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from LSP (exit w/ Inside UAT), Inside Turn from Side Pass w/ Handshake, Catch Whip, and other variations.
You should already have experience with Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Side Pass (from handshake), Left Side Pass, Whip (with both inside turn & outside turn), Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed position and from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn in Side Pass, and Whip In.
Monday, 12/10/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Bolero

Monday, 12/17/12, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Fox Trot
Let’s go sailing across the floor with a breezy and fun pattern featuring some of these smooth moves: Quarter Turns Outside Partner, Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Promenade with Inside Turn, Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Single Twinkle, Change Steps, and Cross Body Lead (from Left Rock). If that doesn’t make you feel like putting on the Ritz, you need your pulse checked!
Dancers should already be sweeping through Forward & Backward Basic, Left Rock & Left Rock Turn, Promenade Walk, Quarter Turns, Promenade with Outside Turn on Quicks, and Swing Step.
Monday, 1/07/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Lindy Hop
Tonight the joint is jumping with sweet treat for your dancin’ feet, featuring some hot combo of Hot Potato, Pecks, Whip-in, Lindy Basic/Whip, Sugar Push, Left Side Pass-By, Right Side Pass-By, Whip with Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Underarm Turn Pass-By, Lindy Circle, Basket Whip, Send Out, and Lady’s Swivels. Have you ever noticed that, for a dance called "hop", the dancers sure are smooth?
Dancers should already be happily dancing East Coast Swing: Rotating Basic, Closed Position Basics, Inside and Outside Underarm Turns, Belt Turn, Underarm Cut-Off, Throw Out, and Whip-In.
Monday, 1/07/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot Variations: Waltz gone Foxy 1
So, you know a thing or two about Waltz, right? And you’ve heard that Waltz can slide into Fox Trot, yes? Well, let’s do it! Let’s fall in love with Waltz and Fox Trot all over again as we give both dances a face lift and some fresh pizazz. In these two workshops, we’ll play with box timing and some of your favorite Waltz moves, making them shine in Fox Trot. Come to one or both, but don’t miss out on these silky smooth moves.
Dancers should already know through Level 2 Fox Trot, plus have seen box timing before: Forward & Backward Basic, Left Rock & Left Rock Turn, Promenade Walk, Quarter Turns, Promenade with Outside Turn on QQ, Swing Step, Quarter Turns Outside Partner (1st Half Only), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, and Promenade with Inside Turn.
Monday, 1/14/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Lindy Hop, 2-3
Are you ready to let the good times roll? Let get hopping with a slick combo featuring some of these crazy moves: Underarm Turn Pass-By, Lindy Circle, Whip with Inside Underarm Turn, Basket Whip, Send Out, Lady’s Swivels, Barrell Roll, Texas Tommy, Guy’s Free Spin Whip, Quick Stop, Inside Turn to Swing Out, and Shoulder Twist Release,
Dancers should already know Level 1 Lindy or the similar moves in ECS or WCS: Hot Potato, Pecks, Whip-in, Lindy Basic/Whip, Sugar Push, Left Side Pass-By, Right Side Pass-By, Whip with Outside Underarm Turn.
Monday, 1/14/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot Variations: Waltz gone Foxy 2
So, you know a thing or two about Waltz, right? And you’ve heard that Waltz can slide into Fox Trot, yes? Well, let’s do it! Let’s fall in love with Waltz and Fox Trot all over again as we give both dances a face lift and some fresh pizazz. In these two workshops, we’ll play with box timing and some of your favorite Waltz moves, making them shine in Fox Trot. Come to one or both, but don’t miss out on these silky smooth moves.
Dancers should already know through Level 2 Fox Trot, plus have seen box timing before: Forward & Backward Basic, Left Rock & Left Rock Turn, Promenade Walk, Quarter Turns, Promenade with Outside Turn on QQ, Swing Step, Quarter Turns Outside Partner (1st Half Only), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, and Promenade with Inside Turn.
Monday, 1/21/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango, 2-3
Leave the mundane behind and transport your dancing to Buenos Aires as we delve into Argentine Tango. For this evening’s workshop, we’ll be inspired by Reverse Turn, Same Foot Basic, Sandwich, Backward Ochos, Circular Grapevine to L, and More... Dancers should already have seen Level 1 Argentine Tango: Forward Basic, Walks (in line), Walking Outside Partner, Box (in Line), Left Rock Step, Traveling Grapevine, Forward Ochos (from 5), and Side Steps.
Monday, 1/21/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Lindy Hop, 2-3
Maybe you couldn’t come last week. Or, maybe you came and it was so totally, awesomely, fantastically fun, you want more. Either way, we’ve got you covered as we revisit Level 2-3 Lindy for another smooth move based on selections from these syllabus figures: Underarm Turn Pass-By, Lindy Circle, Whip with Inside Underarm Turn, Basket Whip, Send Out, Lady’s Swivels, Barrell Roll, Texas Tommy, Guy’s Free Spin Whip, Quick Stop, Inside Turn to Swing Out, and Shoulder Twist Release,
Dancers should already know Level 1 Lindy or the similar moves in ECS or WCS: Hot Potato, Pecks, Whip-in, Lindy Basic/Whip, Sugar Push, Left Side Pass-By, Right Side Pass-By, Whip with Outside Underarm Turn.
Monday, 1/28/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango, 3-4
Details TBA.
Monday, 2/04/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba, 2-3
Details TBA.
Monday, 2/11/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango, 3-4
Details TBA.
Monday, 2/18/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba Technique
Don’t just get the steps, pack them with action, grace, and sensuality. In this workshop, we’ll take the basics of this romantic dance and make them glow while we focus on musicality and rhythm, Latin motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection. If you want to have Rumba Rhythm and "Make me Sway", don’t miss out on this workshop!
Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-3: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Outside Breaks.
Monday, 2/25/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Hustle
Details coming soon.
Monday, 3/10/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba, 3-4
Step up your Rumba to the sensual experience it should be with a romantic display featuring some of our favorite, alluring figures: Sitting Butterfly, Outside Breaks, Closed Cuban Walks, Peak-A-Boo, Solo Switch Turns, R-L-R UAT Switch Turns, Progressive Rocks, Open Cuban Walks, Left Side Pass, and Right Side Pass.
Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-2: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Inside Turn from Box.
Monday, 3/11/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Tango, 2-3
The romance, the power, the passion.... The TANGO! Even if (especially if!) you’ve never been to an Upper Level Workshop, this class is going to be OH. SO. FUN. How can we go wrong playing with these moves in Tango? Outside Partner Basic, Basic U-Turn, Promenade w/ Right Turn, Continuous Basic, Reverse Turn, Outside and Inside Turn from L Side by Side, Rock and Corte, and Right Side Fan.
Dancers should come already knowing Level 1 Tango: Basic, Curving Basic, Corte, Promenade w/ Left Turn, Progressive Rocks, and Open Fan.
Monday, 3/18/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba, Level 4-5
It’s time to let your passion run wild as we explore the intimacies of the dance of Luuuuuuve. We will tease you through an intricate expression of the music involving some of these enticing options: R-L-R Switch Turns, Progressive Rocks, Open Cuban Walks, Left Side Pass, Right Side Pass, Back Spot Turn, Quick Outside Underarm Turn, Open Hip Twist, & Variations on Open Cuban Walks.
Students should be comfortable with Levels 1-3 including pre-requisites listed for previous Rumba workshops plus Outside Breaks, Closed Cuban Walks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-a-Boo, and Solo Switch Turns.
Monday, 3/25/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Class-By-Request
Details TBA.
Monday, 4/01/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Tango Technique
T..A..N..G..O...so much goes into these 5 letters. Ignite the fire in this essential dance and find out how to blow your partner away with even the basics! Come with at least Level 1 Tango experience: Basic, Curving Basic, Corte, Promenade w/ Left Turn, Progressive Rocks, and Open Fan.
Monday, 4/01/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2-Step, Level 2-3
Join us and take this elegant dance beyond the basics and into the ebb and flow that make this dance so smooth and sweet... This workshop could include Alternating Outside Turns, Man’s Outside Underarm Turn to Side Cross, Pizza Guy (Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross), Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, Left Rotation, Right Rotation, Crossing Basic, Side Cross Basics, Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, and Traveling Side Crosses. Whew! What a class!
~ Dancers should already know Level 1 material including Ladies Outside Underarm Turn, Ladies Inside Underarm Turn, Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Belt Turn, Man’s Outside Underarm Turn, and Right Rotation to Side Cross.
Monday, 4/08/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Tango, Level 3-4
Drama, power, drive, and beauty - come and get it all as we flex our Tango muscles using a combination from Outside and Inside Turn from L Side by Side, Rock and Corte, Right Side Fan, Checked Promenade, Corte w/ Roll Out, Shadow Rocks, and Reverse Turn w/ Swivels.
Dancers should come already familiar with Levels 1&2: Basic, Curving Basic, Corte, Promenade w/ Left Turn, Progressive Rocks, Open Fan, Outside Partner Basic, Basic U-Turn, Promenade w/ Right Turn, Continuous Basic, and Reverse Turn.
Monday, 4/15/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2-Step Technique
With simplicity, comes elegance. With control, comes balance. With this class comes both. Make your Night Club simply elegant and unique among all the dances we teach.
~ Participants should be comfortable with all the Level 1 Night Club material including Lady’s Switch Turns (Right and Left), Left and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, and Belt Turn.
Monday, 4/22/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Tango, Level 3-4
Maybe you couldn’t come last week. Or, maybe you came and it was so totally, awesomely, fantastically fun, you want more. Either way, we’ve got you covered as we revisit for more masterful maneuvers on the dance floor! We’ll be molding these fabulous moves from Outside and Inside Turn from L Side by Side, Rock and Corte, Right Side Fan, Checked Promenade, Corte w/ Roll Out, Shadow Rocks, and Reverse Turn w/ Swivels.
Dancers should come already familiar with Levels 1&2: Basic, Curving Basic, Corte, Promenade w/ Left Turn, Progressive Rocks, Open Fan, Outside Partner Basic, Basic U-Turn, Promenade w/ Right Turn, Continuous Basic, and Reverse Turn.
Monday, 4/29/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2-Step, Level 3-4
When you’re in the mood for moonlight and music, Night Club 2-step is your dance. Join us as we channel all things nocturne, mysterious, and romantic in this class selecting from Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross, Traveling Side Crosses, Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, and Shadow Breaks. Master these possibilities and you’re “gonna take a ride across the moon.”
~ Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Switch Turns and Back Pass, Belt Turn, Open Break to Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position.
Monday, 5/06/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Country Line Dance
Join us for what is sure to be a fun, funny, and frivolous class on Country Line Dancing. Country Line Dance is a great companion to the awesome partner dances we usually feature at the workshops, giving everyone a chance to get a little creative and a bit silly without having to worry about stepping on any toes (literally or figuratively). So, try something new, or revisit an old friend, either way, tonight's gonna be fun!
Dancers should come with basic knowledge of common rhythms, triple steps, turn technique, and which way is left vs. right. Everything else will be taught.
Monday, 5/06/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Tango, Level 4-5
Not for the faint of heart, this workshop will power us into uncharted Tango-itory. We will explore the jungles of rhythm changes and relish the challenge of shadow position with some combination from Checked Promenade, Corte w/ Roll Out, Shadow Rocks, Reverse Turn w/ Swivels, Changing Places from L Side by Side, Backward Progressive Rocks, Promenade to Right Side Fan, Promenade Twist turn to Right, and Closed Promenade to Progressive Link.
Dancers should already be confident with Levels 1-3 Tango including Promenade w/ Left and Right Turns, Progressive Rocks, Open Fan, Promenade w/ Right Turn, Continuous Basic, Reverse Turn, Outside and Inside Turn from L Side by Side, Rock and Corte, and Right Side Fan.
Monday, 5/13/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step, Level 2-3
Time to kick up your heels, ’cause this workshop will really get you moving ’round the dance floor! For this class, we’ll be playing with the moves from Levels 2 & 3 Country Two, mixing them into a fine fiddle of a cocktail: Double Outside Underarm Turn, Double Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turn from Cape, Promenade to Backing Line of Dance, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from Backing Line of Dance, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle, Forward and Reverse Promenade in Skaters, and as always, more turns!
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, and Forward & Reverse Open Promenade.
Monday, 5/13/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2-Step, Level 4-5
You know - We belong to the Night. We are creatures of the Night. Because the Night belongs to DANCERS! And Night Club 2 will belong to you after these workshops. We’ll be focusing selections from these great moves: Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Underarm Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, Shadow Breaks, Open Break to Double Inside Underarm Turn, Peek-A-Boo, Back Spot Turn, and Side-by-Side Walks to Lady’s Outside Underarm.
~ Dancers should already be familiar with Lady’s Outside and Inside Underarm Switch Turns, Left Rotation and Right Rotation to Side Cross, 5th Position Breaks, Man’s Outside Underarm Switch Turn and Back Pass (independent or alternating with Lady), Belt Turn, Inside Turn and Side Cross, Side Cross Basics in Double Hand hold and closed position, Dual Outside Turns (i.e. Barrel Turn), R-L or R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside Turn, Man’s Inside Turn to Side Cross (Pizza Guy), and Traveling Side Crosses.
Monday, 5/20/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step Technique
Whether you are a long time Monday-nighter or are joining us for the first time you want to be a part of this class! What makes Country Two-Step so smooth and spin-happy? What makes Country Two different from all the other traveling dances? All this and more will be addressed in this technique class.
All you need is a familiarity with Level 2: Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Open Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns from Cape, Promenade to BLOD, and Cross Body Lead; and a desire to dig deep into the technique!
Monday, 5/20/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Country Two-Step
Grab your hat - It’s time to fly around that dance floor like a Texas Tornado (only in a good way). In this workshop, we’ll be working that turning gear with a real emphasis on turns and positions featuring moves like Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Mirror Grapevine, Parallel Free Spins from Fwd Open Prom, Separation to Cuddle, Check Turns in Cuddle, Standard Weave, Pivot from Promenade, Whip, Check Turns (switching positions), Duck Out, and Around the World.
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns from Cape, Cross Body Lead, Basic Weave, and Double OST to Cape.
Monday, 6/03/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Hustle
Details coming soon.
Monday, 6/10/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Country Two-Step
Details coming soon.
Monday, 6/17/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Country Two-Step
No, you′re not seeing double - we are hanging out at Level 3-4 for more fun before continuing on to Level 4-5. Here again, you will get to spin (a lot) an work on positioning and moves like Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Mirror Grapevine, Parallel Free Spins from Fwd Open Prom, Separation to Cuddle, Check Turns in Cuddle, Standard Weave, Pivot from Promenade, Whip, Check Turns (switching positions), Duck Out, and Around the World.
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns from Cape, Cross Body Lead, Basic Weave, and Double OST to Cape.
Monday, 6/17/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Hustle Technique
It’s all in the wrist. Who said that first? Obviously a dancer. In this workshop, we’ll focus on how to make your hustle move the way you want it to, musicality and timing, body motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection in the midst of all that spinning.
Participants should be comfortable with Level 1 Hustle including Basic, Outside UAT, Inside UAT, Belt Turn, Hammerlock, Cuddle, Alternating Inside Turns, Whip In, and Throw Out.
Monday, 6/24/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Hustle
Shake your groove thing right onto the dance floor with this smokin’ workshop featuring 4-Count Hustle. (3-Count is coming next week!) We’ll cover a combination selecting from Neckloop, Man’s Hammerlock to Comb, Parallel Breaks in Cape, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Shadow Position to Reverse Comb, New York Walks, and Right Turn (Closed Position). I’ve seen what he’s planning and it is super-groovy-cool!
Dancers should already know Levels 1 & 2 Hustle (roughly equivalent to Levels 1-3 Essential Swing): Basic Turns, Hammerlock, Cuddle, Alternating Inside Turns, Whip In & Throw Out, Left Turn, Fake Throw Out, Sliding Doors, Hesitation, Into and out of Cape, and Grapevine.
Monday, 7/01/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Country Two-Step
It′s our last dance with Two-Step, for this go round. And we are going out with a blast! We′ll be playing with Pivot from Promenade, Whip, Check Turns (switching positions), Duck Out, Around the World, Cuddle Whip, Wrap-In Turn with Alternate Timing (Yo-Yo), Egg breaker, and Cross Hand Weave Variations.
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns in Cape and Cuddle, Cross Body Lead, Basic Weave, Double OST to Cape, Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Mirror Grapevine, Parallel Free Spins from FOP, Separation to Cuddle, Check Turns in Cuddle, and Standard Weave.
Monday, 7/01/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Waltz
Never tried an ULW before - this is a great one to start with! In this workshop, we’ll cover some magical mix selected from Hesitation Forward with 4-6 of L Box, Hesitations Side, Right Box with 1/4 Rotation, Half and Half, 3/8 Turn to Left, Promenade Hesitation, 3/8 Turn to Right, Single Twinkle, Gem Step with Develope, and Grapevine. You could use this workshop to add creative variations to your dancing or to brush up on old favorites. If you feel comfortable with the material, come back for the next level.
Dancers should already know Level 1 Waltz (roughly equivalent to Levels 1-2 Essential Ballroom): Left Box, Left Box Rotating, Right Box w/ slight Rotation, Change Steps (Forward & Backward), Lady’s underarm Turn to Right, Hesitations (Forward & Backward), and Butterfly.
Monday, 7/08/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Hustle - 3-Count
Ready to turn your world up-side-down and in-side-out? It’s time to make time, to take time to have a good time and change our timing. Breaking out of the 4-Count rhythm, we’ll cover a rocking combination from Level 3 & 4 Hustle: Neckloop, Man’s Hammerlock to Comb, Parallel Breaks in Cape, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Shadow Position to Reverse Comb, New York Walks, and Right Turn (Closed Position). This 3-Count workshop will spin you round, take you off the slot, and give you a pattern that can be used in 4-count, too.
Dancers should already know Levels 1 & 2 Hustle (roughly equivalent to Levels 1-3 Essential Swing): Basic Turns, Hammerlock, Cuddle, Alternating Inside Turns, Whip In & Throw Out, Left Turn, Fake Throw Out, Sliding Doors, Hesitation, Into and out of Cape, and Grapevine.
Monday, 7/15/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Waltz Technique
If you want to make your Waltz float across the floor, don’t miss out! In this workshop we’ll be answering questions and addressing the challenges of gaining musicality, connection, rise and fall, frame, floor craft, and fluid motion.
Dancers should already know Level 1 Waltz (roughly equivalent to Levels 1-2 Essential Ballroom): Left Box, Left Box Rotating, Right Box w/ slight Rotation, Change Steps (Forward & Backward), Lady’s underarm Turn to Right, Hesitations (Forward & Backward), and Butterfly.
Monday, 7/22/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Hustle
Get out your bu-bu-boogie shoes because this class is going to spin you round, right round. (Round, round - get the point?) We’ll be grooving to a combination pulled from Level 4 & 5 Hustle: Parallel Breaks in Cape, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Shadow Position to Reverse Comb, New York Walks, Right Turn, Wrap Turn, Shadow to Outside Roll, Cross Check, Lasso, and Show Girl.
Dancers should already know Levels 1-3 Hustle (roughly equivalent to Levels 1-4 Essential Swing) plus be familiar with 3-Count timing: Basic Turns, Hammerlock, Cuddle, Alternating Inside Turns, Whip In & Throw Out, Left Turn, Fake Throw Out, Sliding Doors, Hesitation, Into and out of Cape, Grapevine, Neckloop, and Man’s Hammerlock to Comb.
Monday, 7/29/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Waltz
Time to float and glide across the floor with style, grace, and creativity. Expand your dancing as you learn combinations featuring Promenade Hesitation, 3/8 Turn to Right, Single Twinkle, Gem Step with Develope, Grapevine, Forward Traveling Twinkles, Cross Body Lead, Triple Twinkle, 3/8 Turn to Left with Inside Turn, and Cuddle Walk-Around.
Dancers should already know Level 1 & 2 Waltz (roughly equivalent to Levels 1-3 Essential Ballroom): Left Box, Left Box Rotating, Right Box w/ slight Rotation, Change Steps (Forward & Backward), Lady’s underarm Turn to Right, Hesitations (Forward & Backward), Butterfly, Hesitation Forward with 4-6 of Left Box, Side Hesitations, Right Box with 1/4 Rotation, Half and Half, and 3/8 Turn to Left.
Monday, 8/05/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 1-2 Carolina Shag
Swing into this summertime tradition.
Dancers should already be familiar with the Ca Shag basic and standard timing.
Monday, 8/12/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Waltz
Time for more floating fun as we revisit Levels 3 & 4 for another ethereal pattern selected from the material in those two syllabi: Promenade Hesitation, 3/8 Turn to Right, Single Twinkle, Gem Step with Develope, Grapevine, Forward Traveling Twinkles, Cross Body Lead, Triple Twinkle, 3/8 Turn to Left with Inside Turn, and Cuddle Walk-Around. There’s so much to choose from, this workshop is guaranteed to be as exciting at the last one!
Dancers should already know Level 1 & 2 Waltz (roughly equivalent to Levels 1-3 Essential Ballroom): Left Box, Left Box Rotating, Right Box w/ slight Rotation, Change Steps (Forward & Backward), Lady’s underarm Turn to Right, Hesitations (Forward & Backward), Butterfly, Hesitation Forward with 4-6 of Left Box, Side Hesitations, Right Box with 1/4 Rotation, Half and Half, and 3/8 Turn to Left.
Monday, 8/19/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 1-3 Carolina Shag
Join us for even more silky-smooth moves in Ca Shag.
Dancers should already be familiar with the Ca Shag basic and standard timing.
Monday, 8/26/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Waltz
Last time we glided - now it’s time to soar! In this workshop, we’ll take flight across the floor with selections from Forward Traveling Twinkles, Cross Body Lead, Triple Twinkle, 3/8 Turn to Left with Inside Turn, Cuddle Walk-Around, Promenade Chasse, Basic Weave, 3/8 Turn to Right with Outside Turn, and Twinkle and Pizza Guy.
Dancers should already know Levels 1-3 Waltz (roughly equivalent to Levels 1-5 Essential Ballroom): Left Box, Left Box Rotating, Right Box w/ slight Rotation, Change Steps (Forward & Backward), Lady’s underarm Turn to Right, Hesitations (Forward & Backward), Butterfly, Hesitation Forward with 4-6 of Left Box, Side Hesitations, Right Box with 1/4 Rotation, Half and Half, 3/8 Turn to Left, Promenade Hesitation, 3/8 Turn to Right, Single Twinkle, Gem Step with Develope, and Grapevine.
Monday, 9/09/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 West Coast Swing
Want more sass in your West Coast? This workshop will be packin’ in the attitude with a combination featuring some of the following: Side Pass from Handshake, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed, Tuck Turn from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Left Side Pass, Sugar Tuck, Whip w/ Outside or Inside Turn, and Whip In.
~~>Students should be comfortable Level 1 WCS which includes Underarm Pass, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Left Side Pass.
Monday, 9/09/13, 7:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing Technique
Whether you an old hand at WCS or are joining us for the first time, you want to be a part of this class! What makes West Coast Swing so sleek and sassy? What makes West Coast Swing different than your East Coast, Lindy Hop, or Ca Shag? How can you make your West Coast more polished? All these questions and more will be addressed in this “technique” class.
~~>All you need is a familiarity with Level 1 (Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-Off & Left Side Pass) and a desire to dig deep into the technique!
Monday, 9/16/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Fox Trot
Let’s go sailing across the floor with a breezy and fun pattern featuring some of these smooth moves: Quarter Turns Outside Partner, Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Promenade with Inside Turn, Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Single Twinkle, Change Steps, and Cross Body Lead (from Left Rock). If that doesn’t make you feel like putting on the Ritz, you need your pulse checked!
~~> Dancers should already be sweeping through Forward & Backward Basic, Left Rock & Left Rock Turn, Promenade Walk, Quarter Turns, Promenade with Outside Turn on Quicks, and Swing Step.
Monday, 9/23/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 West Coast Swing
Sassy, Sweet, and Sultry – it’s time to make your West Coast sizzle. This workshop will be grooving with some combination of moves from Levels 3 & 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Side Pass, Whip with Outside Turn, Whip with Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass, and Catch Whip.
~~>You should come already hip to the Underarm Pass, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed, and Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 9/30/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot Technique
Anyone ready to Trot? Join us as we master the magic of Swing and Sway, Rise and Fall, and all those wonderful, challenging nuances that make Fox Trot the king of the Ballroom floor.
~~> Dancers should come already comfortable with Level 1 Fox Trot including Forward and Backing Basic, Left Rock and Left Rock Turn, Promenade Walk, Quarter Turns, Promenade with Outside Underarm Turn, and Swing Step.
Monday, 10/07/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 West Coast Swing
You can NEVER get too much of a good thing! That′s why we′re revisiting the same options for material as last time. I guarantee, the possibilities may be the same, but the result will be totally new and fascinating. This workshop will be playing with some combination of moves from Levels 3 & 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Handshake Side Pass, Whip with Outside Turn, Whip with Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass, and Catch Whip.
~~>You should come already hip to the Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed, and Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 10/14/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Fox Trot
It is time to step out with your baby and go gliding across the floor with some good ole Fox Trot. We will put together a snazzy combination featuring Quarter Turns Outside Partner, Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Single Twinkle, Change Steps, Cross Body Lead from Left Rock, Right Side Pass from Left Rock, Right Box, 3/8 Turn Left and Right, Butterfly, and Promenade Pivot Turn.
~~> Students should already be comfortable with Levels 1-2, including Promenade Walk, Promenade with Outside Underarm Turn, Swing Step, Quarter Turns Outside Partner (1st Half Only), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, and Promenade with Inside UAT.
Monday, 10/21/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 West Coast Swing
We are going to be really cooking in this workshop. Our ingredients could be anything of these yum-o moves: R-L Left Side Pass with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from LSP (exit with Inside UAT), Inside Turn from Side Pass with Handshake, Catch Whip, and other variations.
~~>You should already have experience with Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Side Pass (from handshake), Left Side Pass, Whip (with both inside turn & outside turn), Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed position and from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn in Side Pass, and Whip In.
Monday, 10/28/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Fox Trot
Once is just not enough! You want more; we want to give it to you; and here it is - another super-duper, dapper, debonair, silky smooth Level 3-4 Fox Trot featuring Quarter Turns Outside Partner, Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Single Twinkle, Change Steps, Cross Body Lead from Left Rock, Right Side Pass from Left Rock, Right Box, 3/8 Turn Left and Right, Butterfly, and Promenade Pivot Turn.
~~> Students should already be comfortable with Levels 1-2, including Promenade Walk, Promenade with Outside Underarm Turn, Swing Step, Quarter Turns Outside Partner (1st Half Only), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, and Promenade with Inside UAT.
Monday, 11/04/13, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Fox Trot
We’ll go sailing across the floor in this workshop featuring a magical combination of Right Side Pass from Left Rock, Right Box, 3/8 Turn Left and Right, Butterfly, Promenade Pivot Turn, Left and Right Twist Turns, Outside Turn from Quarter Turns (1st half), Inside Turn from Quarter Turns (2nd half), and Forward and Backward Traveling Twinkles.
~~> Students should be comfortable with Levels 1-3 which include Quarter Turns Outside Partner, Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Single Twinkle, Change Steps, and Cross Body Lead (from Left Rock).
Monday, 11/18/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Rumba
Never tried an ULW before? This is a great one to start with! If you feel comfortable with the material, come back for the next level. Or “Old Hats” should use this workshop to review or add creative variations to your repertoire. We’ll be feeling that Rumba Rhythm in a combination selecting from the Multiple 5th Position Breaks, Open Break & Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, Inside Turn From Box, Sitting Butterfly, Outside Breaks, Closed Cuban Walks, Peek-A-Boo, & Solo Switch Turns.
~~>Students should already know Level 1 material including Box, rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Single Fifth Position Break, Extended Box, Side-Breaks, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 12/02/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Rumba Technique
Don’t just get the steps, pack them with action, grace, and sensuality. In this workshop, we’ll take the basics of this romantic dance and make them glow while we focus on musicality and rhythm, Latin motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection. If you want to have "Rumba Rhythm" and "Make me Sway", don’t miss out on this workshop!
~~>Students should already know Level 1 material including Box, rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Single Fifth Position Break, Extended Box, Side-Breaks, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 12/09/13, 7:00 pm,
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        Rumba Level 3-4
Details TBA.
Monday, 1/06/14, 7:00 pm,
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        East Coast Swing Level 2-3
We�ll be jiving and wailing with Alternating Inside Turns, American Turn, Handshake to Arm Slide, 4 Walks/4 Kicks, Fake Throw Out, Cape, Parallel Breaks, Neckloop, Lindy Circle, Peek-a-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck, Tuck Turn from Closed, Whip, Shadow Catch with wrist spin, and Continuous American Turn. Don�t miss this workshop because, you know, it don�t mean a thing if YOU ain�t got that swing!
You should already be familiar with Level 1 ECS: the Basic (Open and Closed Position), Inside and Outside UA Turn, Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, and Throw Out.
Monday, 1/13/14, 7:00 pm,
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        First & Final Flourishes: Latin
It′s time to dress up your dancing from the moment you step on the floor, right up until you escort your partner back to her seat. Add pizazz with a dip ending and a sassy, exciting entrance that will really set the stage for a fun dance.
Although these moves would be appropriate for any Latin dance, we′ll be focusing on Rumba and Cha Cha. Dancers should be able to dance an entire song in both styles using Level 1 figures before participating in this workshop.
Monday, 1/13/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba Level 3-4
�Dance with me, make me sway� with a combination of Sitting Butterfly, Outside Breaks, Closed Cuban Walks, Peak-A-Boo, Solo Switch Turns, R-L-R UAT Switch Turns, Progressive Rocks, Open Cuban Walks, Left Side Pass, and Right Side Pass.
Dancers should already be dancing Levels 1&2 Rumba: Lady′s UAT, Single 5th Position Break, Extended Box, Cucarachas, Cross Body Lead, Multiple 5th Position Breaks, Open Break & UAT, Cross Over Breaks, and Inside Turn from Box.
Monday, 1/20/14, 7:00 pm,
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        East Coast Swing Level 3-4
Let′s get in the groove and get ready for some a-reeling and a-rocking with a cool-cat combination featuring Lindy Circle, Peek-a-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck, Tuck Turn from Closed, Whip, Shadow Catch with wrist spin, and Continuous American Turn.
You should already be familiar with Levels 1 & 2 ECS: the Basic (Open and Closed Position), Inside and Outside UA Turn, Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, American Turn, Handshake to Arm Slide, 4 Walks/4 Kicks, Fake Throw Out, Cape, Parallel Breaks, and Neckloop.
Monday, 1/27/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Rumba Level 4-5
Step up your Rumba to the sensual experience it should be with a romantic display featuring some of our favorite, alluring figures: R-L-R UAT Switch Turns, Progressive Rocks, Open Cuban Walks, Left Side Pass, Right Side Pass, Back Spot Turn, Quick OUAT, Open Hip Twist, promenade swivel, and promenade slide.
Dancers should already be dancing Levels 1-3 Rumba Lady′s UAT, Single 5th Position Break, Extended Box, Cucarachas, Cross Body Lead, Multiple 5th Position Breaks, Open Break & UAT, Cross Over Breaks, Inside Turn from Box, Sitting Butterfly, Outside Breaks, Closed Cuban Walks, Peak-A-Boo, and Solo Switch Turns.
Monday, 2/03/14, 7:00 pm,
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        East Coast Musicality
Always wanted to make your swing just a little more ...musical? Want to be able to hear what the music is saying to you? Come out to this class as we get meta-musical with our dancing, and discover the joy and subtleties of swing rhythms.
You should already be familiar with Level 1 ECS: the Basic (Open and Closed Position), Inside and Outside UA Turn, Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, and Throw Out.
Monday, 2/10/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Rumba Level 5-6
It�s time to let your passion run wild as we explore the dance of Luuuuuuve. The music will move you through the Back Spot Turn, Quick OUAT, Open Hip Twist, promenade swivel, promenade slide, and more.
Dancers should already be dancing Levels 1-4 Rumba Lady′s UAT, Single 5th Position Break, Extended Box, Cucarachas, Cross Body Lead, Multiple 5th Position Breaks, Open Break & UAT, Cross Over Breaks, Inside Turn from Box, Sitting Butterfly, Outside Breaks, Closed Cuban Walks, Peak-A-Boo, Solo Switch Turns R-L-R UAT Switch Turns, Progressive Rocks, Open Cuban Walks, Left Side Pass, and Right Side Pass.
Monday, 2/17/14, 8:00 pm,
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        East Coast Level 3-4
Yeah, we did this workshop last month, but I promise you, there is nothing “yesterday” about what we′ll be covering. Really, with all these awesome moves to choose from, once just could not be enough: Lindy Circle, Peek-a-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck, Tuck Turn from Closed, Whip, Shadow Catch with wrist spin, Continuous American Turn, Promenade Swivels, Whip With Inside Turn, Fallaway to Outside Turn, Whip With Outside Turn, Shadow Catch with Elbow Tuck, and Hammerlock To Cuddle.
You should already be familiar with Levels 1 & 2 ECS: the Basic (Open and Closed Position), Inside and Outside UA Turn, Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, American Turn, Handshake to Arm Slide, 4 Walks/4 Kicks, Fake Throw Out, Cape, Parallel Breaks, and Neckloop.
Monday, 2/24/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Bachata Technique
Details TBA.
Monday, 3/03/14, 8:00 pm,
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        East Coast Level 4-5
Details TBA.
Monday, 3/17/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Bachata Level 2-3
Spin and swirl your way through this sassy Latin dance full of flirtatious pops and fun accents. The pattern we′ve prepared for your dancing pleasure will feature some combination of Underarm Cut Off, Belt Turn to Handshake, Cross Over in Cuddle, Man′s Crossover in Cape, Solo Turns, Crosshands to Double Hair Comb, Left and Right Rotation, Forward and Back Basic, Left Rotation to Inside Turn, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Underarm Turns to Hair Comb, Separation and Outside Turn, Separation and Inside Turn, Leader′s Turn on Lift.
Dancers should already be comfortable with the Level 1 Bachata figures including Side Basic, Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Hammerlock, Alternating Outside Underarm Turns, Cross Over in Cape, Man′s Back Pass, and Belt Turn. If you have never tried an Upper Level Workshop before, this would be a great one to start with!
Monday, 3/24/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Bolero 2-3
A Sapphire Favorite, this slow and graceful dance is always a show stopper. With just a few basics, you can have fun, flow-y patterns filling your dancing. But we won′t stop there! Join us at this workshop to dance beyond the basics with a combination featuring some of the following: Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Solo Turns, Right Side Pass, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Cuddle Whip, and Back Spot Turn.
Students should have knowledge of the �Drop and Drift� styling that is unique to Bolero plus ability to dance Level 1 figures (Basic, Basic rotating, Cross Over Breaks, Open Break & Underarm Turn, 5th position breaks, and Outside Breaks).
Monday, 3/31/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Bachata Level 3-4
Let′s get the party going as we take this spirited dance to the next level of lively turns and sassy hips. We′ll be pulling moves from Levels 3&4 for this thrilling workshop: Right Rotation, Forward and Back Basic, Left Rotation to Inside Turn, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Underarm Turns to Hair Comb, Separation and Outside Turn, Separation and Inside Turn, Leader′s Turn on Lift.
Dancers should already be comfortable with the Levels 1 & 2 Bachata figures including Side Basic, Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Hammerlock, Alternating Outside Underarm Turns, Cross Over in Cape and in Cuddle, Man′s Back Pass, Underarm Cut Off, Belt Turn to Handshake, Man′s Crossover in Cape, Solo Turns, Crosshands to Double Hair Comb, and Left Rotation.
Monday, 4/07/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Bolero Technique
Drop and drift, shape and rotate - it′s not easy, but these are the things that make Bolero beautiful. Come dance with us as we decode the difficult techniques featured in Bolero′s signature style.
Students should have knowledge of Level 1 figures (Basic, Basic rotating, Cross Over Breaks, Open Break & Underarm Turn, 5th position breaks, and Outside Breaks) plus have danced a Cross Body Lead in some dance.
Monday, 4/14/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Bachata Level 3-4
You just can′t get enough of a good thing, can you? So we′re staying right here at levels 3&4 to explore even more of the enticing possibilities of the figures:Right Rotation, Forward and Back Basic, Left Rotation to Inside Turn, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Underarm Turns to Hair Comb, Separation and Outside Turn, Separation and Inside Turn, Leader′s Turn on Lift. With so much to choose from, once couldn′t possibly be enough to satisify!
As with the previous Level 3 & 4 workshop, Dancers should already be comfortable with the Levels 1 & 2 Bachata figures including Side Basic, Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Hammerlock, Alternating Outside Underarm Turns, Cross Over in Cape and in Cuddle, Man′s Back Pass, Underarm Cut Off, Belt Turn to Handshake, Man′s Crossover in Cape, Solo Turns, Crosshands to Double Hair Comb, and Left Rotation.
Monday, 4/21/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Tango Level 2-3
The romance, the power, the passion.... The TANGO! Even if (especially if!) you�ve never been to an Upper Level Workshop, this class is going to be OH. SO. FUN. How can we go wrong playing with these moves in Tango? Outside Partner Basic, Basic U-Turn, Promenade w/ Right Turn, Continuous Basic, Reverse Turn, Outside and Inside Turn from L Side by Side, Rock and Corte, and Right Side Fan.
Dancers should come already knowing Level 1 Tango: Basic, Curving Basic, Corte, Promenade w/ Left Turn, Progressive Rocks, and Open Fan.
Monday, 4/21/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Bolero Level 3-4
Transport yourself to the magical world of Bolero where power and control meet beauty and elegance. Join us at this workshop to dance beyond the basics with a combination featuring Sitting Butterfly, Peak-A-Boo, Cuddle Whip, Grapevine Check to Solo Turn, Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn, Left Side Pass w/ Inside Turn, R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns, Back Spot Turn, Overturned R Side Pass, and Opposition Break and Spiral.
Dancers should have knowledge of levels 1 & 2 which includes Basic, Basic rotating, Cross Over Breaks, Open Break & Under Arm Turn, 5th Position Breaks, Outside Break, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Solo Turns, and Right Side Pass.
Monday, 4/28/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step Level 2-3
Time to kick up your heels, �cause this workshop will really get you moving �round the dance floor! For this class, we�ll be playing with the moves from Levels 2 & 3 Country Two, mixing them into a fine fiddle of a cocktail: Double Outside Underarm Turn, Double Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turn from Cape, Promenade to Backing Line of Dance, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from Backing Line of Dance, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle, Forward and Reverse Promenade in Skaters, and as always, more turns!
You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, and Forward & Reverse Open Promenade.
Monday, 4/28/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Tango Technique
T..A..N..G..O...so much goes into these 5 letters. Ignite the fire in this quintessential ballroom dance and find out how to blow your partner away with even the basics!
Come with at least Level 1 Tango experience: Basic, Curving Basic, Corte, Promenade w/ Left Turn, Progressive Rocks, and Open Fan.
Monday, 5/05/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Carolina Shag Level 1-2
Let′s get ready for those warm nights with a cold drink and a hot date... the only thing missing is the Carolina Shag! This workshop will cover a combination pulling from Throw Out, Female Turn, Male Turn, Underarm Cut-Off, Solo Turn, Cross Over Basic, Tuck Turn (from closed), Side Pass (from handshake), Tuck Turn from Side Pass, Triple Basic, and Slow DoDas.
Dancers should already be familiar with Shag Basics including Starter Step, Basic, Male Turn, and Female Turn.
Monday, 5/05/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Bolero Level 3-4
Once if not enough, and with so much to choose from, we′re going to revisit Bolero enchanted landscape. Once again, this workshop will feature a combination using figures from Levels 3 & 4: Sitting Butterfly, Peak-A-Boo, Cuddle Whip, Grapevine Check to Solo Turn, Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn, Left Side Pass w/ Inside Turn, R-L-R Underarm Switch Turns, Back Spot Turn, Overturned R Side Pass, and Opposition Break and Spiral.
Dancers should have knowledge of levels 1 & 2 which includes Basic, Basic rotating, Cross Over Breaks, Open Break & Under Arm Turn, 5th Position Breaks, Outside Break, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Solo Turns, and Right Side Pass.
Monday, 5/12/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step Technique
Whether you are a long time Monday-nighter or are joining us for the first time you want to be a part of this class! What makes Country Two-Step so smooth and spin-happy? What makes Country Two different from all the other traveling dances? All this and more will be addressed in this technique class.
All you need is a familiarity with Level 2: Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Open Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns from Cape, Promenade to BLOD, and Cross Body Lead; and a desire to dig deep into the technique!
Monday, 5/12/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Tango Level 3-4
Drama, power, drive, and beauty - come and get it all as we flex our Tango muscles using a combination from Outside and Inside Turn from L Side by Side, Rock and Corte, Right Side Fan, Checked Promenade, Corte w/ Roll Out, Shadow Rocks, and Reverse Turn w/ Swivels.
Dancers should come already familiar with Levels 1&2: Basic, Curving Basic, Corte, Promenade w/ Left Turn, Progressive Rocks, Open Fan, Outside Partner Basic, Basic U-Turn, Promenade w/ Right Turn, Continuous Basic, and Reverse Turn.
Monday, 5/19/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Carolina Shag Level 2-3
The warm nights keep coming, and so does this smooth Southern Swing: the Carolina Shag. This workshop could cover Tuck Turn (from closed), Side Pass (from handshake), Tuck Turn from Side Pass, Triple Basic, Slow DoDas, Pivot, Belly Roll, Free Spin From Trail, Pause Walk-up, and Break Away.
Dancers should already be familiar with Level 1 Carolina Shag: Basic, Starter Step, Throw Out, Female Turn, Male Turn, Underarm Cut-Off, Solo Turn, and Cross Over Basic.
Monday, 5/19/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Country Two-Step
Details TBA.
Monday, 6/02/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 Tango
Details TBA.
Monday, 6/02/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Cha Cha
Details TBA.
Monday, 6/09/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Level 4-5 Tango
Details TBA.
Monday, 6/16/14, 7:00 pm,
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         Cha Cha Technique
Details TBA.
Monday, 6/23/14, 7:00 pm,
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         Level 1-2 West Coast Swing
Want to try an Upper Level Workshop? This is a great chance to try out our Monday night workshops. Tonight, we’ll mix and match moves from Levels 1 & 2: Sugar Push Underarm Pass, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw out, Underarm Cut-Off, Left Side Pass, Side pass from Handshake, Whip, Cuddle(Basket) Whip, and Tuck Turn.
Dancers should already be familiar with the basics of West Coast, including Sugar Push, Right Side Pass, Left Side Side Pass.
Monday, 6/30/14, 7:00 pm,
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         Level 3-4 Cha Cha
It’s time to dust off that hip action and make your Cha-Cha shine! We’ll get you moving with a combination pulling from Sitting Butterfly, Cross Over Fake, Peek-a-Boo, Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Triple Chas (Horizontal), Left Side Pass, Alternating Outside Turns, (deep breath - there’s so much to choose from!) aaaand Right Side Pass, Compass Turns, Figure 4 Pull, Open Left Box, In and Out.
Dancers should already be familiar with Breaks (open, cross-over, 5th position, outside), Lady�s Underarm Turn, Half Chase Turns, Solo Switch Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Chas (Progressive), Full Chase Turns, Outside Breaks, Inside Switch Turn from closed.
Monday, 7/07/14, 7:00 pm,
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         West Coast Swing Technique
Whether you an old hand at WCS or are joining us for the first time, you want to be a part of this class! What makes West Coast Swing so sleek and sassy? What makes West Coast Swing different than your East Coast, Lindy Hop or Shag? How can you make your West Coast more polished? All these questions and more will be addressed in this �technique� class.
All you need is a familiarity with Level 1 (Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-Off & Left Side Pass) and a desire to dig deep into the technique!
Monday, 7/07/14, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 3-4 Cha Cha
No, you’re not seeing double - you’re getting double the fun as we revisit Levels 3 & 4 Cha Cha, coming up with a completely new (and equally fantastic) pattern from the same possible moves: Sitting Butterfly, Cross Over Fake, Peek-a-Boo, Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Triple Chas (Horizontal), Left Side Pass, Alternating Outside Turns, Right Side Pass, Compass Turns, Figure 4 Pull, Open Left Box, In and Out.
Dancers should already be familiar with Breaks (open, cross-over, 5th position, outside), Lady�s Underarm Turn, Half Chase Turns, Solo Switch Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Chas (Progressive), Full Chase Turns, Outside Breaks, Inside Switch Turn from closed.
Monday, 7/14/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 West Coast Swing
Want more sass in your West Coast? This workshop will be packinďż˝ in the attitude with a combination featuring some of the following: Side Pass from Handshake, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed, Tuck Turn from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Left Side Pass, Sugar Tuck, Whip w/ Outside or Inside Turn, and Whip In.
Students should be comfortable Level 1 WCS which includes Underarm Pass, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Left Side Pass.
Monday, 7/21/14, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 4-5 Cha Cha
As Buster Poindexter would say, this workshop is Hot!Hot!Hot! Spice up your Cha with a combination featuring some of these super sassy moves: Right Side Pass, Figure 4 Pull, Open Left Box, In and Out, Promenade Slide, Extra Turn-y Compass Turns, Back Spot Turn, Guapacha Timing, Checked UAT, and Double Rock.
Dancers should already be familiar with Breaks (open, cross-over, 5th position, outside), Lady�s Underarm Turn, Half Chase Turns, Solo Switch Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Chas (Progressive), Full Chase Turns, Outside Breaks, Inside Switch Turn from closed, Sitting Butterfly, Cross Over Fake, Peek-a-Boo, Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Triple Chas (Horizontal), Left Side Pass, Alternating Outside Turns.
Monday, 7/28/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 West Coast Swing
Sassy, Sweet, and Sultry � it�s time to make your West Coast sizzle. This workshop will be grooving with some combination of moves from Levels 3 & 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Side Pass, Whip with Outside Turn, Whip with Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady�s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass, and Catch Whip.
~~>You should come already hip to the Underarm Pass, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed, and Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 8/04/14, 8:00 pm,
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         Level 5-6 Cha Cha
Summer not enough for you? Get your Cha Cha cooking with a combination featuring some of these explosive moves: Promenade Slide, Extra Turn-y Compass Turns, Back Spot Turn, Guapacha Timing, Checked UAT, Double Rock, Double Chase Turns Advanced Hip Twist, Forward Spot Turn, and Shadow Breaks to Lady�s Spiral.
Dancers should already be familiar with Breaks (open, cross-over, 5th position, outside), Lady�s Underarm Turn, Half Chase Turns, Solo Switch Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Chas (Progressive), Full Chase Turns, Outside Breaks, Inside Switch Turn from closed, Sitting Butterfly, Cross Over Fake, Peek-a-Boo, Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Triple Chas (Horizontal), Left Side Pass, Alternating Outside Turns, Right Side Pass, Figure 4 Pull, Open Left Box, and In and Out.
Monday, 8/11/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 3-4 West Coast Swing
You can NEVER get too much of a good thing! That′s why we′re revisiting the same options for material as last time. I guarantee, the possibilities may be the same, but the result will be totally new and fascinating. This workshop will be playing with some combination of moves from Levels 3 & 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Handshake Side Pass, Whip with Outside Turn, Whip with Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady�s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass, and Catch Whip.
~~>You should come already hip to the Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed, and Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 8/18/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Level 2-3 Rumba
Never tried an ULW before? This is a great one to start with! If you feel comfortable with the material, come back for the next level. Or �Old Hats� should use this workshop to review or add creative variations to your repertoire. We�ll be feeling that Rumba Rhythm in a combination selecting from the Multiple 5th Position Breaks, Open Break & Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, Inside Turn From Box, Sitting Butterfly, Outside Breaks, Closed Cuban Walks, Peek-A-Boo, & Solo Switch Turns.
~~>Students should already know Level 1 material including Box, rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Single Fifth Position Break, Extended Box, Side-Breaks, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 8/25/14, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing Level 3-4
We are going to be really cooking in this workshop. Our ingredients could be anything of these yum-o moves: R-L Left Side Pass with Lady�s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from LSP (exit with Inside UAT), Inside Turn from Side Pass with Handshake, Catch Whip, and other variations.
~~> You should already have experience with Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Side Pass (from handshake), Left Side Pass, Whip (with both inside turn & outside turn), Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed position and from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn in Side Pass, and Whip In.
Monday, 9/08/14, 8:00 pm,
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         Rumba Technique
Don�t just get the steps, pack them with action, grace, and sensuality. In this workshop, we�ll take the basics of this romantic dance and make them glow while we focus on musicality and rhythm, Latin motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection. If you want to have "Rumba Rhythm" and "Make me Sway", don�t miss out on this workshop!
~~Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-3: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Outside Breaks.
Monday, 9/15/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba Level 3-4
Step up your Rumba to the exciting experience it should be with a romantic display featuring some of our favorite, alluring figures: Sitting Butterfly, Outside Breaks, Closed Cuban Walks, Peak-A-Boo, Solo Switch Turns, R-L-R UAT Switch Turns, Progressive Rocks, Open Cuban Walks, Left Side Pass, and Right Side Pass.
~~>Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-2: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Inside Turn from Box
Monday, 9/22/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango Level 1-2
Take a turn on the floor with this intense, passionate dance style. We�ll be inspired by Level 1 and 2 material which includes Forward Basic, Box (In Line), Rock Step, Side Steps, Traveling Grapevine, Forward Ochos, Circular Grapevine (Left), Reverse Turn to Left Rock, Box (Outside Partner), Backward Ochos, Same Foot Basic, and Forward Ochos from Rock Step. With so much to choose from, it�s sure to be an exciting night!
~~> Dancers should already be familiar with the Argentine Tango basic and fundamental Tango concepts.
Monday, 9/22/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango Level 1-2
Take a turn on the floor with this intense, passionate dance style. While this workshop will select material from the same pool as the previous, it will definitely be different and exciting. Again, we�ll be inspired by Level 1 and 2 material which includes Forward Basic, Box (In Line), Rock Step, Side Steps, Traveling Grapevine, Forward Ochos, Circular Grapevine (Left), Reverse Turn to Left Rock, Box (Outside Partner), Backward Ochos, Same Foot Basic, and Forward Ochos from Rock Step. With so much to choose from, it�s sure to be an exciting night!
~~> Dancers should already be familiar with the Argentine Tango basic and fundamental Tango concepts.
Monday, 9/29/14, 7:00 pm,
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         Rumba Level 3-4
�Dance with me, make me sway� with a combination of Sitting Butterfly, Outside Breaks, Closed Cuban Walks, Peak-A-Boo, Solo Switch Turns, R-L-R UAT Switch Turns, Progressive Rocks, Open Cuban Walks, Left Side Pass, and Right Side Pass.
~~>Dancers should already be dancing Levels 1&2 Rumba: Lady′s UAT, Single 5th Position Break, Extended Box, Cucarachas, Cross Body Lead, Multiple 5th Position Breaks, Open Break & UAT, Cross Over Breaks, and Inside Turn from Box.
Monday, 10/06/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango Level 2-3
Leave the mundane behind and transport your dancing to Buenos Aires as we delve into Argentine Tango. For this evening�s workshop, we�ll select from Circular Grapevine (Left), Reverse Turn to Left Rock, Box (Outside Partner), Backward Ochos, Same Foot Basic, Forward Ochos from Rock Step, Box (Outside Partner), 3/8 turn, Walks In Line, Circular Grapevine to right, Lady�s decorative cross, Forward & Backward Ocho combinations, Traveling Backward Ochos, Secada with the man�s right foot.
~~> Dancers should already be familiar with Level 1 Argentine Tango including the Forward Basic, Box (In Line), Rock Step Side Steps, Traveling Grapevine, Forward Ochos.
Monday, 10/13/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Rumba Level 4-5
It�s time to let your passion run wild as we explore the intimacies of the dance of Luuuuuuve. We will tease you through an intricate expression of the music involving some of these enticing options: R-L-R Switch Turns, Progressive Rocks, Open Cuban Walks, Left Side Pass, Right Side Pass, Back Spot Turn, Quick Outside Underarm Turn, Open Hip Twist, & Variations on Open Cuban Walks.
~~>Students should be comfortable with Levels 1-3 including pre-requisites listed for previous Rumba workshops plus Outside Breaks, Closed Cuban Walks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-a-Boo, and Solo Switch Turns.
Monday, 10/20/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango Level 3-4
Details TBA
Monday, 10/27/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Single Time Swing Level 2-3
Put some swing in your step with a shiny new move featuring some of the best of Levels 2 & 3 Single Time Swing. That could include Tuck Turns, Arm Slides, Peek-A-Boo, and Arm Drape. It could also feature timing changes and many different positions. With all this material to choose from, this night is sure to rock!
~~>Dancers should already be able to swing the night away with Level 1 material which includes many basic turns as well as an introduction to closed position. If you have questions or don′t know if you′re ready for this level, please feel free to ask an instructor - we′d be happy to help!
Monday, 10/27/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba First & Final Flourishes
It′s time to dress up your dancing from the moment you step on the floor, right up until you escort your partner back to her seat. Add pizazz with a dip ending and a sassy, exciting entrance that will really set the stage for a fun dance.
~~>Although these moves would be appropriate for any Latin dance, we′ll be focusing on Rumba. Dancers should be able to dance an entire song using at least Level 1 figures before participating in this workshop.
Monday, 11/03/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Single Time Swing Technique
Wanna jive and wail with the coolest of cats? Want to dive into the secrets of the Sultans of Swing? Or maybe you just want to be able to turn lots and lots without falling down. We′ve got the tools to improve your groove and we are sharing them tonight! Join us and your swing will never be the same. In a good way.
~~>Dancers should already be able to swing the night away with Level 1 material which includes many basic turns as well as an introduction to closed position. If you have questions or don′t know if you′re ready for this level, please feel free to ask an instructor - we′d be happy to help!
Monday, 11/10/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Salsa Level 2-3
Start heating up your dancing the Salsa way. This workshop, great for accomplished beginners, or for a fun review for advanced dancers, will take students on whirlwind tour of Levels 2 and 3 Salsa while adding that ULW twist to keep things spicy.
~~> Students should be comfortable with Level 1 material, which includes basics, breaks, and a Lady�s Turn. If you have questions or don′t know if you′re ready for this level, please feel free to ask an instructor - we′d be happy to help!
Monday, 11/17/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Single Time Swing Level 3-4
Let’s “Rock This Town” with a shiny new move featuring some of the best of Levels 3 & 4 Single Time Swing. That could include Tuck Turns, Promenade Swivels, Double Turns, and Hen Peck. It could also feature timing changes and many creative dance positions. With all this material to choose from, this night is sure to rock!
~~>Dancers should already be able to swing the night away with Level 2 material which includes many basic turns as well as several moves getting into and out of closed position. If you have questions or don′t know if you′re ready for this level, please feel free to ask an instructor - we′d be happy to help!
Monday, 12/01/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Salsa Technique
Don�t just get the steps, pack them with action, power, and spicy attitude. In this workshop, we�ll take the basics of this sexy, fast dance and make them shine while we focus on musicality and rhythm, Latin motion, refining turn technique, and keeping connection. If you want to have more sizzle in your Salsa, don�t miss out on this workshop!
~~> Students should be comfortable with Level 1 material, which includes basics, breaks, and a Lady’s Turn. If you have questions or don′t know if you′re ready for this level, please feel free to ask an instructor - we′d be happy to help!
Monday, 12/08/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Single Time Swing Level 3-4
Let’s Twist Again, like we did last time, with another new pattern featuring a different selection from the best of Levels 3 & 4 Single Time Swing. That could include Tuck Turns, Promenade Swivels, Double Turns, and Hen Peck. It will also feature timing changes and many creative dance positions. With all this material to choose from, this night is sure to rock!
~~>Dancers should already be able to swing the night away with Level 2 material which includes many basic turns as well as several moves getting into and out of closed position. If you have questions or don′t know if you′re ready for this level, please feel free to ask an instructor - we′d be happy to help!
Monday, 12/15/14, 8:00 pm,
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        Salsa Level 3-4
Let′s get the party started with this fast-paced workshop designed to challenge intermediate dancers and inspire advanced dancers. We′ll cover an exciting combination moves selecting from the best of Levels 3 & 4 Salsa, including Chase Turns, Double Comb, Side Passes, and more.
~~> Students should be comfortable with Level 2 material, which includes basics, breaks, and lots of turns. If you have questions or don′t know if you′re ready for this level, please feel free to ask an instructor - we′d be happy to help!
Monday, 12/15/14, 7:00 pm,
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        Salsa - Cross Body Leads
Previous Level 2 Salsa required
Mondays, 1/05/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Salsa - Shines
Previous Level 2 Salsa required
Mondays, 1/12/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Hustle - In and Out Of Closed
Previous Level 1 Hustle required.
Monday, 1/19/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Class By Request
Hmmm. What shall we dance?
Monday, 2/01/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Hustle - Walk the Walk and Own the Slot
Previous Level 1 Hustle required.
Monday, 2/02/15, 8:00 pm,
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        American Tango: Spin Your Heart Out!
Previous Level 2 Tango Expected.
Mondays, 2/09/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango: The Beauty of Walking
Previous Argentine Tango experience required.
Monday, 2/23/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Hustle: Parallel Breaks
Previous Level 2 Hustle required.
Monday, 3/02/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango: Giros
Previous Level 1 Argentine Tango required.
Monday, 3/16/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Hustle: Push Turns
Previous Level 3 Hustle required.
Monday, 3/23/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Bachata - Simple Turns Made Spectacular
Prereq: Level 1 Bachata
Monday, 4/06/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Argentine Tango - Embellishments
Prereq: Level 2 Argentine Tango
Monday, 4/13/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Bachata - Crossing Over
Prereq: Level 1 Bachata
Monday, 4/20/15, 7:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - Side Passes
Prereq: Level 1 WCS
Monday, 4/27/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Bachata - Getting Flashy
Prereq: Level 2 Bachata
Monday, 5/04/15, 7:00 pm,
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        West Coast Style
Prereq: Level 1 WCS
Monday, 5/11/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot - Promenades
Prereq: Level 1 Fox Trot
Monday, 5/11/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Bachata - Awesome Angles
Prereq: Level 2 Bachata
Monday, 5/18/15, 7:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - Spinnin′ Free
Prereq: Level 2 WCS
Monday, 5/18/15, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - Whips
Prereq: Level 2 WCS
Monday, 6/01/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot - Stepping Out
Prereq: Level 1 Fox Trot
Monday, 6/01/15, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - Taming Timing
Prereq: Level 2 WCS
Monday, 6/08/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot - Turning Right
Prereq: Level 2 Fox Trot
Monday, 6/15/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha - Rocking the Rocks
Prereq: Level 1 Cha Cha
Monday, 6/22/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot - Curing Rhythm Blues
Prereq: Level 2 Fox Trot
Monday, 6/29/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha - Getting Attitude
Prereq: Level 1 Cha Cha
Monday, 7/06/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot - Twinkle & Shine
Prereq: Level 3 Fox Trot
Monday, 7/13/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha - Speedy Spins
Prereq: Level 2 Cha Cha
Monday, 7/20/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step - Simple Turns
Prerequisite: Level 1 Country Two-Step
Monday, 7/27/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step - Precision Positions
Prerequisite: Level 1 Country Two-Step
Monday, 8/03/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha - Cross Body Leads
Prerequisite: Level 2 Cha Cha
Monday, 8/03/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step - Bob & Weave
Prerequisite: Level 1 Country Two-Step
Monday, 8/10/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha - Traveling Time
Prerequisite: Level 3 Cha Cha
Monday, 8/17/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step - Whip It Up
Prerequisite: Level 2 Country Two-Step
Monday, 8/24/15, 8:00 pm,
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        *Samba - Wisks & Turns
Prerequisite: Level 1 Samba
Monday, 8/31/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step - Times Are Changing
Prerequisite: Level 3 Country Two-Step
Monday, 9/14/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Class-By-Request
Hmmm - what could it be?
Monday, 9/14/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Samba - Walking the Walks
Prerequisite: Level 1 Samba
Monday, 9/21/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Swing - Turns, Turns, Turns
Prerequisite: Level 1 Swing (STS & ECS)
Monday, 9/28/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2-Step - Expanding Horizons
Making your night club bigger and better!
Prerequisite: Level 1 Night Club 2-Step
Monday, 10/05/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Swing - Closed Encounters
Open and closed - fun in both positions.
Prerequisite: Level 1 Swing
Monday, 10/12/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Swing - Swinging Style
Making your swing sing!
Prerequisite: Level 1 Swing
Monday, 10/19/15, 7:00 pm,
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        Swing - Counts of 8
Expanding the possibilities by 2 more beats - what a difference!
Prerequisite: Level 2 Swing.
Monday, 10/26/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2-Step - Fast and Fabulous
Hitting the floor running and making you night work to fast as well as slow.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Night Club 2-Step.
Monday, 11/02/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Swing - Roam Where you Want to
Getting off the spot and hitting the road (dance floor) with traveling moves.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Swing
Monday, 11/09/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2-Step - Just Keep Turning
Turns and turns and more.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Night Club 2-Step
Monday, 11/16/15, 8:00 pm,
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        More High Power Salsa
For participants of the High Power Salsa Class, to wrap up, polish, and maybe learn something new.
Monday, 11/30/15, 8:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2-Step - Making the Rounds
Taking your Night Club around the floor and back again.
Prerequisite: Level 3 Night Club 2-Step
Monday, 12/07/15, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - New Directions
Getting from here to there with style and flair.
Prerequisite: Level 1 WCS
Monday, 12/14/15, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - The Other Side
The grass is always greener, you know...
Prerequisite: Level 1 WCS.
Monday, 12/21/15, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Style
Getting your groove even groovier.
Prerequisite: Level 1 WCS.
Monday, 1/04/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Salsa - Switches and Breaks
Basics of Salsa, jazzed up to a new level of sizzle.
Prerequisite: Level 1 Salsa.
Monday, 1/11/16, 7:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - ′Cause Now I′m Free, Free Spinnin′
She′s a good girl, crazy ′bout Elvis, Loves spinning and her partner too
Prerequisite: Level 2 WCS.
Monday, 1/18/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Salsa - Hot Crosses
Cross Body Leads, hot, spicy, with extra turns on top.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Salsa.
Monday, 1/25/16, 7:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - You Must Whip It
When a problem comes along, you must whip it. And here′s a few more ways to do that.
Prerequisite: Level 2 WCS.
Monday, 2/01/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Quickstep
Hmmm. Shall we dance?
Monday, 2/01/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Salsa - Changes in Latitude
Getting out of the slot and taking this show on the road.
Prerequisite: Level 3 Salsa
Monday, 2/22/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha - It′s All Attitude
With a good attitude, you can do anything - including Cha Cha with presence, posture, and attitude on Leap Day.
Prerequisite: Level 1 Cha Cha.
Monday, 2/29/16, 8:00 pm,
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         Cha Cha - Break Out Break Steps
These steps take rock steps far beyond a direction change and into something that breaks the mold.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Cha Cha
Monday, 3/14/16, 7:00 pm,
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         American Tango - Side By Side
Getting in, getting out, and doing it with style and flair!
Prerequisite: Level 1 Tango
Monday, 3/21/16, 7:00 pm,
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         Cha Cha - Rhythms are for Changing
Triple Chas, stutters, syncopation, and Guapacha: they′re common, they′re cool and fun - let′s talk timing.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Cha Cha
Monday, 3/28/16, 7:00 pm,
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         American Tango - Turns and Rotations
Turning left or right, together or apart - this one will make your tango turn heads.
Prerequisite: Level 1 Tango
Monday, 4/04/16, 8:00 pm,
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         Cha Cha - In and Out and Round and Round
Not quite a peek-a-boo, the In and Out brushes through closed position, but doesn′t stay long enough to put down roots.
Prerequisite: Level 3 Cha Cha
Monday, 4/11/16, 8:00 pm,
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         American Tango - Fans and Swivels
Crisp and controlled from the bottom to the top, these patterns are all about the give and take of a good game of cat and mouse.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Tango
Monday, 4/18/16, 8:00 pm,
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         Cha Cha - Back Spot Turns
You might reach escape velocity with this one...
Prerequisite: Level 3 Cha Cha
Monday, 4/25/16, 8:00 pm,
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        American Tango - Me and My Shadow
Shedding light on Shadow Position in Tango.
Prerequisite: Level 3 American Tango
Monday, 5/16/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Bachata - Thinking Outside the Slot
Creative thinking at an approachable level - this workshop will get your Bachata moving in new directions.
Prerequisite: Level 1 Bachata
Monday, 5/23/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Rumba - Electric Spins
Join us for this high-power workshop focusing on spins so exciting they′re shocking.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Rumba
Monday, 6/06/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot - You Sure Got Rhythm
You know what makes Fox Trot the super-smooth hero of Ballroom Dance? It has all the grace and sophistication of Waltz with an infinite variety of rhythms. Join us if you want to experience the cool swagger for yourself.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Fox Trot
Monday, 6/13/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Salsa - Changing Places
Tired of looking at the same wall? Want a new perspective on your Salsa? Try trading places with your partner! In this workshop, we′ll examine moves that let you move around, switching sides, and spin around. (We are not changing lead-follow roles in this workshop - unless you want to.)
Prerequisite: Level 2 Salsa
Monday, 6/20/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Waltz - Runarounds
When is it a good thing to get the Runaround? When you are Waltzing! Warning - some people will get dizzy in this class. Awesome, right?
Prerequisite: Level 2 Waltz
Monday, 6/27/16, 8:00 pm,
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        East Coast Swing - Working the Angles
Does your East Coast Swing feel swung out? If you want your swing to be as dynamic as the music you are dancing to, learn to work the angles! No more flat finishes....it′s all about the angles.
Prerequisite: Level 2 East Coast Swing
Monday, 7/11/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Hustle - Sweeping Arms and Artful Spins
Turn your Hustle into a work of art with these elegant pattern focusing on arm styling and turns.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Hustle
Monday, 7/18/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Dancers′ Choice - Rumba
The workshops from last month duked it out to see which one was the most popular. The one with the highest attendance won an encore workshop, with more awesome information and patterns to help cement your affection. So, who performed the best - Rumba, Fox Trot, Salsa, or Waltz? You got to decide, and your choice was Rumba!
Prerequisite: Level 3 of the chosen dance style.
Monday, 7/25/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step - Weaving the Ring
One of the fundamental moves in Country Two-Step, how you dance your weave can change the fabric of your dance. So come out and see how you can dress up your Warp & Weft.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Country Two-Step
Monday, 8/01/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Night Club 2-Step - Runaround and Around and ...
The seasons go round and round, so to carousels, and other good things. Now your Night Club can wheel and spin like the stars.
Prerequisite - Level 2 Night Club 2-Step
Monday, 8/15/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Quickstep - Pivots
Sing it with me: Turn around, Quickstep... every now and then you a little but backwards and all you want to face where you are going. Turn around, Quickstep, every now and then it comes together...
Prerequisite - Level 2 Quickstep
Monday, 8/22/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Dancers′ Choice
The workshops from last month duked it out to see which one was the most popular. The one with the highest attendance won an encore workshop, with more awesome information and patterns to help cement your affection. So, who will win - ECS, Hustle, Rumba, or CTS? You got to decide, and your choice was to bring back Rumba for a third time!
Prerequisite - Level 3 of the appropriate style.
Monday, 8/29/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Bachata - Spaghetti Arms
Make your Bachata swirl and spin with twists and turns worthy of any Italian chef. Add to that all the very cool arm flourishes that these turn make possible and you have a very stylish dance.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Bachata
Monday, 9/12/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Waltz - ′Right′eous Turns
Rightly speaking, turning to the right is the natural choice. Come out tonight to learn new ways to make your Waltz ′Right′eous.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Waltz
Monday, 9/19/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Carolina Shag - Trailing Along
In this workshop, we will learn all about Trail Position, using it to jazz up some familiar turns and finding new ways to make it spin.
Prerequisite: Level 1 Carolina Shag
Monday, 9/26/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step - Wrapped Up
In our high paced life, it is too easy to get wrapped up in the wrong things. Instead, come get wrapped up in this cool, spin-filled dance using moves that are the best way to get wrapped - Cuddle, Hammerlock, and more ways to wrap, unwrap and keep dancing.
Prerequisite: Level 1 Country Two-Step
Monday, 10/10/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Quickstep - Lock Down
Get your sites locked on Lock Steps - forward, back, and how to string them together. We will lock in these these patterns and lock-step down the floor.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Quickstep
Monday, 10/17/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Dancers′ Choice
The workshops from last month duked it out to see which one was the most popular. The one with the highest attendance won an encore workshop, with more awesome information and patterns to help cement your affection. So, who will win - Cha Cha, Nightclub, Quickstep, Bachata, Waltz, and Carolina Shag? You got to decide, and your choice was ???!
Prerequisite: Level 2 of the selected style
Monday, 10/24/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Salsa - Unexpected Turns
When things take a turn for the unexpected, then the dance becomes exciting. Tonight we are taking the familiar and making it shiny and new, and yes - just a bit unexpected.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Salsa
Monday, 11/07/16, 7:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - Rocking the Anchor
Anchors are so solid. So stable. Isn′t tempting to mess with them? You know, rock the boat? All kinds of possibilities open up when you take that trusty Anchor step and make it rock.
Prerequisite: Level 2 West Coast Swing
Monday, 11/14/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot - Round the Bend
This workshop is all about rounding the corners of this very hip, exquisitely square dance. You′ve got tools that you don′t even know you have for turning corners in new, creative ways. It is time to put them to use.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Fox Trot
Monday, 11/28/16, 7:00 pm,
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        East Coast Swing - Continuous Turns
Continuous Turns will turn you and your partner again and again, because once is just not enough. We already have and teach two Continuous turns - the Continuous American Turn (aka Tag Tag, Taps, etc) and the Continuous Tuck Turn. Think of the possibilities if more moves get the Continuous treatment.
Prerequisite: Level 2 East Coast Swing
Monday, 12/05/16, 7:00 pm,
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        BTR Class Review
One more chance to review and refine the Nightclub 2-Step Routine before performing on Saturday. This class is for anyone who took the Nightclub Routine Class, whether or not performing.
Prerequisite: BTR Nightclub 2-Step class
Monday, 12/05/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Quickstep - Doubling Down
Doubling Down offers twice the reward with half the risk. What could be better? When you do a movement and then repeat it, you and your partner get two chances to make it perfect.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Quickstep
Monday, 12/12/16, 7:00 pm,
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        Dancers′ Choice
Dancers’ Choice invites the style with the highest attendance to come back for an encore performance - stepping up the level and adding new themes. This Dancers’ Choice has contenders from October and November: Country Two-Step, American Tango, Salsa, West Coast, and Fox Trot. Your presence is a vote for your favorite styles, so get up, come out, cast your ballot and reap the rewards!
Prerequisite: Level 2 Quickstep
Monday, 12/12/16, 8:00 pm,
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        Salsa - Roll With It
Inside rolls meet outside rolls to make the sweetest moves on the Salsa floor.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Salsa
Monday, 1/09/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Merengue - Hammerlock, Cuddle, and Cape, Oh My
Don′t stop the party with Salsa, stay out late tonight a get your easy, fun dance fix with an hour of Merengue.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Merengue
Monday, 1/09/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Bachata - Getting Groovy
Some of the grooviest moves happen when you hardly move at all. Learn how to get your groove on with a fresh look at these saucy patterns.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Bachata
Monday, 1/16/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Rumba - Cuban Walks
When you can walk the walk in open, closed, and all kind of positions in between, then your Rumba will take you in new directions.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Rumba
Monday, 1/23/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha - Triple Chas
Make your Cha Cha get a bit more “Cha-Full” with this versatile timing shake-up.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Cha Cha
Monday, 1/30/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot - Using Positions
Smooth dances are all about positions and how to change them, flowing from closed to promenade to shadow to open with grace and style.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Fox Trot
Monday, 2/06/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Waltz - Wingin’ It
Take flight with Wing Position. Don’t know what that is? Perfect! Join in this workshop.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Waltz
Monday, 2/13/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Quickstep - It’s Only Natural
Rightly turning, all night long.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Quickstep
Monday, 2/13/17, 7:00 pm,
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        American Tango - Swivels
Crisp rotations with dynamic flair will get your feet flashing in this Tango workshop.
Prerequisite: Level 2 American Tango
Monday, 2/20/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Viennese Waltz - He Who Hesitates
He Who Hesitates in V Waltz is awesome! Throwing in this timing change into your dance is an great way to mix things up.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Viennese Waltz
Monday, 2/27/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step - Barrel of Fun
Barrel turns and all their variations will turn our heads and our hearts round, and round, and round...
Pre-requisite: Level 2 Country Two-Step or similar experience.
Monday, 3/13/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Nightclub 2-Step - Revolution
Want to revolutionize your turning experience? Turn to Sapphire! (I′m trying to think of more turn puns, but I think they′re all spun out.)
Pre-requisite: Level 2 NC2 or similar experience.
Monday, 3/20/17, 7:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - Bounce Back
They say you get what you give in the long run, and in this workshop we′re going to play with that by using ′bounce′ to expand and develop our dancing.
Pre-requisite: Level 2 West Coast Swing or similar experience.
Monday, 3/27/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Cha Cha - Cross Your Heart
You know the oath, right? Cross my heart and hope to die.... Well, no one is dying around here - everyone is living to Cha Cha. Come out to put new life into your Cross Over Breaks, Cross Body Leads, Cross-Hand Position, and Cuban Crosses. The possibilities are endless, like cross ties on the railroad (or stars in the sky).
Please be familiar with Level 2 Cha Cha before taking this workshop.
Monday, 5/01/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Rumba - Rocking the Breaks
What′s the difference between a Rock and a Break? In one the band is playing! ;-P Forward, Backward, Outside, Open, Progressive, and beyond - without Breaks, Rumba would be broken. So come out to learn how to make the most of these dynamic, rock-stars of Rumba.
Please be familiar with Level 2 Rumba before taking this workshop.
Monday, 5/08/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Bachata - Pivots
In a dance where it′s easy to get stuck in a rut, rotating with your partner become pivotal. (Just bask in the pun a moment.) Pivots in Bachata let you turn with your partner, adding a whole new dimension to this slotted dance.
Please be familiar with Level 2 Bachata before taking this workshop.
Monday, 5/15/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Salsa - Copa turns
Come learn the Ins and Outs of Copa Turns, where the possibilities just keep going, the ladies just keep spinning, and the fun is copious.
Please be familiar with Level 2 Salsa before taking this workshop.
Monday, 5/22/17, 7:00 pm,
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        East Coast Swing - Swingin′ Spins
East Coast is the Big Bopper of Swing styles, great for a huge variety of music and speeds, making it a must-have in the Swing world. Unfortunately, a lot of dancers learn it early on (because it’s awesome and fun) and then don’t go back and improve it. If your swing is stuck back at Level 1 or 2 (or even higher, but just hasn’t changed in a while), be sure to check out this fun, informative workshop.
Level 2 Swing prerequisite.
Monday, 6/05/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Carolina Shag - Pivotal Moments
Join us for a night of refreshing, refining, and energizing one of Carolina Shag’s most pivotal moves - the Pivot! The options are endless for this very “Shag-a-rific” move, with entrances, exits, and cool things to do in the middle. (If you’re interested in the a Level 2 Carolina Shag group class, check out the Blacksburg offerings this month: it’s on Wednesdays at 8:15.)
Monday, 6/12/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Hustle - Push Turns
Hustle in for some Disco-tastic push turns. Push turns are the way that Hustle deals with double spins, keeping you going, even as you reach the end of the slot and have to change direction. Although Push Turns are unique to Hustle, the techniques you use in making them work are universal.
Previous Level 2 Hustle required.
Monday, 6/19/17, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - Tucked In
Get your West Coast Swing tuck turns working overtime as we examine the many, many possibilities for these turns.
Level 2 WCS Prerequisite required.
Monday, 6/26/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Waltz - Run Around
When is it a good thing to get the Runaround? When you are Waltzing! Warning - some people will get dizzy in this class. Awesome, right?
Prerequisite: Level 2 Waltz
Monday, 7/10/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot - Waltz Your Trot
You know what makes Fox Trot the super-smooth hero of Ballroom Dance? It has all the grace and sophistication of Waltz with an infinite variety of rhythms. Join us if you want to experience the cool swagger for yourself as we “trot” out favorite Waltz moves with Fox Trot flair.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Fox Trot.
Monday, 7/17/17, 7:00 pm,
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        American Tango - Rocking the Rocks
Drama, power, drive, and beauty - come and get it all as we flex our Tango muscles using figures that take rock steps far beyond a direction change and into possibilities that break the mold.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Tango.
Monday, 7/24/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Silver Waltz
Is it time to upgrade your Waltz? To try something really challenging? We′ll be leaving Bronze figures behind to venture on to the next level: Silver.
Prerequisite: Level 3 Waltz
Monday, 7/31/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Country Two-Step - Vines
Need a break from the endless variety of turns in Two-Step? Try getting wrapped up in some Vines. These weaving moves will add a fresh burst to your dance - before, during, or after your favorite turns.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Two-Step.
Monday, 8/07/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Nightclub 2-Step: Shape Up
Using and creating shapes in this expressive, elegant dance.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Nightclub 2-Step
Monday, 8/14/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Polka: Roll Out the Barrels
Polka is fun and festive, and this workshop will celebrate many different styles, including Country & Western. It will also, of course, feature Barrel turns. :) You do not need to know Polka ot take and enjoy this workshop.
Prerequisite: Level 2 of any traveling dance
Monday, 8/21/17, 8:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing: Open Out
Opening up to your partner can mean more than telling your secrets. It might be the secret to “filling the space” and “bouncing back” from expansion.
Prerequisite: Level 2 West Coast Swing
Monday, 8/28/17, 8:00 pm,
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        Silver Waltz - Weave, Not Bob
Weaving your Waltz figures back and forth and back again.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Waltz
Monday, 9/11/17, 6:00 pm,
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        Rumba - Walk the Line
Cuban Walks: open and closed, round and linear - any way you like them.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Rumba
Monday, 9/11/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Silver Fox Trot - the Stars of the Twinkles
Examining some truly stellar variations on the Twinkle.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Fox Trot
Monday, 9/18/17, 6:00 pm,
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        East Coast Swing meets Lindy Hop
And it’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Prerequisite: Level 2 East Coast Swing
Monday, 9/18/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Salsa - Shine, Baby, Shine
Using these exceptional moves to jazz up this already jazzy dance.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Salsa
Monday, 9/25/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Bachata - Upward Mobility
Don′t get stuck in a rut! Break out with vertical moves that will have you thinking outside the box (if Bachata had a box...).
Prerequisite: Level 2 Bachata
Monday, 10/02/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Back to Back Spot Turns
Doubling down on this super spin: when back-to-back turns are actually danced belly-to-belly. :^P
Prerequisite: Level 2 Rumba
Monday, 10/09/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Rumba/Cha Cha - Crossing the Line
When two dances are so closely related, you know there′s going to be cross over. Come try a new Rumba move, then learn how to do it in Cha Cha, too!
Prerequisite: Level 2 Rumba
Monday, 10/16/17, 7:00 pm,
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        East Coast Swing - Dips and Tricks
Everyone needs a trick or two up their sleeves, right?
Prerequisite: Level 2 East Coast Swing
Monday, 10/23/17, 6:00 pm,
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        Hustle - New Yorkers, Walk This Way
New York Walks are not just for New Yorkers, though they do benefit from a little NYC attitude.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Hustle
Monday, 10/30/17, 6:00 pm,
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        East Coast Swing - Counting Higher
Reach for the heights in your swing! Add more steps to add more fun and possibilities. The sky is the limit once you get past “6.”
Prerequisite: Level 2 Swing.
Monday, 11/06/17, 6:00 pm,
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        West Coast Swing - Stylized Basics
New ways of adding style to all the parts of your dance.
Prerequisite: Level 2 West Coast Swing.
Monday, 11/13/17, 6:00 pm,
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        American Tango - To The Point
Getting to the point with step-points: a quintessential Tango step that will pierce the humdrum of basics that so easy to fall into and penetrate to the core of your dance.
Prerequisite: Level 2 American Tango
Monday, 11/27/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Viennese Waltz - Round the Bend
Where are we going? Round the bend. Not crazy, just a creative way to turn the corner and keep going.
Prerequisite: Level 1 Viennese Waltz
Monday, 12/04/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Fox Trot - Twinkles That Glitter and Shine
Sunshine Twinkles, Rainbow Twinkles, Glitter Twinkles... If there isn′t already a move to fit those names, we will create one to share with you!
Prerequisite: Level 2 Fox Trot
Monday, 12/11/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Waltz - Waltz Your Trot
You′ve probably heard that you can do move Waltz moves in Fox Trot, but did you know the sharing goes the other direction, too? Tonight we will examine Fox Trot moves done in Waltz.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Waltz
Monday, 12/18/17, 7:00 pm,
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        Slow Waltz - Sadie Hawkins Style
Leaders will follow and Followers will lead at this topsy-turvy workshop.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Waltz (in your usual role)
Monday, 1/08/18, 7:00 pm,
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        Slow Waltz - Syncopations
Because sometimes, 3 steps per measure is just not enough.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Waltz
Monday, 1/08/18, 8:00 pm,
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        Nightclub 2-Step
Turning to the right, again and again, and again, is one way to get your Nightclub really moving around the floor, but it can get old. Let’s add some sparkle to this fundamental rotation.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Nightclub 2-Step
Monday, 1/15/18, 8:00 pm,

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Level 3-4 West Coast Swing

It's time to add some heat to January. In this workshop we'll take some of the already hot moves from level 3 & 4 and make them SMOKIN'!
Monday, 1/07/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 2-3 Salsa

Start heating up your winter the Salsa way. This workshop, targeted towards accomplished beginners, or as a quick review for advanced dancers, will take students on whirlwind tour of Levels 2 and 3 Salsa while adding that ULW twist to keep things spicy. Students should be comfortable with Level 1 material: Basics (Mambo, Progressive), Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady's Outside UA Turn, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 1/21/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 3-4 Waltz

This approachable workshop will cover a combination of Right Box (w/ rotation), Half & Half, Side Hesitations, Promenade Hesitation, 3/8 Turn Right, Cross Body Lead, Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, and Simple Twinkle. Students should have knowledge of Levels 1 & 2 Essential Ballroom which include Left Box, Ladies Underarm turn Right, Left & Right Forward Change Steps, Right Box, Left & Right Backward Change Steps, Hesitation Forward & Back, Hesitation Forward with 4-6 Left Box ending, and Butterfly.
Monday, 1/28/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 3-4 Salsa

This fast-paced workshop will challenge beginner and intermediate dancers, and still entertain advanced dancers. We'll cover some exciting new combination of the following moves: Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, Full Chase Turns, Left Side Pass, Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn. Students should be confident with Level 1 & 2 materials: Basics, Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady's Outside UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside Breaks, Cross Over Break from Cross Body Lead, Man's Back Pass, & Half Chase Turns.
Monday, 2/04/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Waltz

This moderately challenging workshop will cover new and exciting combinations using 3/8 turn, Cross Body Lead, Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, Simple Twinkle, Butterfly with Solo Turns, Develope, and Forward Traveling Twinkles. Students should know levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from previous waltz workshop as well as Right Box (1/4 turn), Half & Half, Side Hesitations (Left & Right), Promenade Hesitation.
Monday, 2/11/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 5-6 Waltz

This challenging workshop will select patterns from the following and show you how to combine them in gracefully flowing amalgamations: Butterfly with Solo Turns, Develope, Forward Traveling Twinkles, Triple Twinkle, Promenade Chasse, 3/8 turn with Inside and Outside turn, & Basic Weave. Students should be comfortable dancing the patterns from levels 1-4 Essential Ballroom including the pre-requisites from the previous Waltz workshop as well as Right Box (3/8 turn), Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, and Simple Twinkle.
Monday, 2/25/08, 8:00 pm
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Silver Waltz

Part 1 of 2. Rev your engines and prepare for flight across the floor. Each workshop in this Silver Waltz series will cover 2 fun patterns: one that's useful for navigation and one that is useful for showing off. We will assume previous experience with the Open Right Turn (4 measures including twinkle & heel turn) and Open Left Turn (2 measure pattern) as well as knowledge of how to navigate in the "air space" of a Waltz floor; this is no "intro to" workshop.
Monday, 3/10/08, 7:00 pm
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Creative Tango

In this advanced workshop, we'll be showing students how to make up their own amalgamations in Tango, how to make sure that the patterns they develop still follow "Tango rules," and how to know if they are leadable on the social floor. Students should be familiar with Levels 1-5 Essential Tango or have completed the Tango Please! routine class.
Monday, 3/10/08, 8:00 pm
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Silver Waltz

Part 2 of 2. Rev your engines and prepare for flight across the floor. Each workshop in this Silver Waltz series will cover 2 fun patterns: one that's useful for navigation and one that is useful for showing off. We will assume previous experience with the Open Right Turn (4 measures including twinkle & heel turn) and Open Left Turn (2 measure pattern) as well as knowledge of how to navigate in the "air space" of a Waltz floor; this is no "intro to" workshop.
Monday, 3/17/08, 7:00 pm
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Intro to Irish Set Dancing

It's Saint Patty's and we're giving you a taste of the ceili with a chance to learn the basics of traditional Irish social dance. Participants should be active dancers, capable of telling their left foot from their right at very high speeds, and ready to sweat.
Monday, 3/17/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 2-3 Country Two-Step

Time to kick up your heels, 'cause this workshop will really get you moving 'round the dance floor! This workshop could feature anything from Double Outside Underarm Turn, Double Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turn from Cape, Promenade to Backing Line of Dance, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from Backing Line of Dance, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle, Forward and Back Promenade in Skaters, and as always, more turns! You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, and Forward & Reverse Promenade.
Monday, 3/24/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 2-3 Night Club Two-Step

Join us and take this simple dance style beyond the basics and into the ebb and flow that make this dance so smooth... This workshop could include Basic with Rotation, Man's Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns, Man's Back Pass, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, Side Cross Basics from Belt Turn or Left Rotation, Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside UAT, Man's Inside UAT to Side Cross, and Traveling Side Crosses. Whew! What a class! Dancers should already know Level 1 material including Lady's Outside Underarm Turn, Lady's Inside Underarm Turn (Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, and Belt Turn.
Monday, 3/31/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 3-4 Country Two-Step

Grab your boots and hat - It's time to fly around that dance floor. In this workshop, we'll be working that turning gear with a real emphasis on turns and positions featuring moves like Pivot, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Check Turn in Cuddle , and much more. You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns from Cape, Promenade to BLOD, and Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 4/07/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 3-4 Night Club Two-Step

It's time to take this dance to the next level! In this workshop we'll be focusing selections from these great moves: Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside UAT, Man's Inside UAT to Side Cross, Traveling Side Crosses, Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, and Shadow Breaks. Dancers should already know Level 1 material including Lady's Outside Underarm Turn, Lady's Inside Underarm Turn (Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, Belt Turn, Basic with Rotation, Man's Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns, Man's Back Pass, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, and Side Cross Basics from Belt Turn or Left Rotation.
Monday, 4/14/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Country Two-Step

In this super fast-paced workshop we'll be focusing on switching tracks and positioning technique. You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, Forward & Reverse Promenade, Double Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Check Turns in Cape and Cuddle, Promenade to BLOD, Cross Body Lead, Pivot from BLOD, Checked Outside Turn to Inside Turn, Grapevine, Forward & Back Prom in Skaters.
Monday, 4/21/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Night Club Two-Step

We're really reaching for the stars with this workshop. Just look at some of the spectacular moves we'll be choosing from: Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, Shadow Breaks, Open Break to Double Inside UAT, Peek-A-Boo (Shoulder Catch), Back Spot Turn, and Side-By-Side Walks to Outside Turn. Dancers should already know Level 1-3 material including Lady's Outside Underarm Turn, Lady's Inside Underarm Turn (Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, Belt Turn, Basic with Rotation, Man's Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns, Man's Back Pass, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, Side Cross Basics from Belt Turn or Left Rotation, Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside UAT, Man's Inside UAT to Side Cross, and Traveling Side Crosses.
Monday, 4/28/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Hustle

Get out your bu-bu-boogie shoes 'cause this class is going to spin you round, right round. (Round, round - get the point?) We will cover some combination of Right Turn, Parallel Breaks, Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, & Neckloop, touching on turn technique and styling in both 3-Count and 4-Count timing.
Participants should be comfortable with Levels 1-3 Hustle, plus 3-Count timing, including Inside and Outside Under Aram Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Link to Closed (Whip-In), Throw Out and Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left Turn in closed position, and Handshake to Arm Slide.
Monday, 5/05/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 5-6 Hustle

Ready to turn your world up-side-down and in-side-out? During this workshop, we'll cover combinations of Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, Grapevine, Variations (amounts of turn & hand hold) on Parallel Breaks, Wrap Turn to Throw Out, and Reverse Comb in 3-Count and 4-Count timing. Whew! this workshop guaranteed to get you dizzy!
To participate, you should already be dancing levels 1-4 Hustle which includes Inside and Outside UA Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Link to Closed, Throw Out and Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left & Right Turn in closed position, Handshake to Arm Slide, Parallel Breaks, Neckloop, and Man’s Hammerlock to Comb.
Monday, 5/19/08, 8:00 pm
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        Workshop canceled for Memorial Day.
Monday, 5/26/08,
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Level 3-4 Tango (American)

Get ready to dance with a rose in your teeth! We're working the drama in this workshop covering combinations of Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Open Fan, Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from left side by side, & Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed.
Rose biters should already be comfortable with Levels 1 & 2 Tango which includes Basic (straight and curving up to 1/2 left), Single Corte, and Promenade Basic (turning Left & Right).
Monday, 6/09/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Tango

We'll show Gomez Adams how it's done! This workshop will cover a combination of Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from left side by side, Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed, Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, and Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels.
Participants should have knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from 3/5 workshop as well as Basic (Outside Partner), Continuous Basic, Open Fan.
Monday, 6/23/08, 8:00 pm
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BTR Rumba Review

An extension of the Rumba Routine Review for those who are taking the Class.
Monday, 6/30/08, 7:00 pm
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Level 2-3 West Coast Swing

Want more sass in your West Coast? This workshop will be packin’ in the attitude with a combination featuring some of the following: Side Pass from Handshake Hold, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed Position, Tuck Turn from Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Left Side Pass, Sugar Tuck, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, and Whip In. Students should be comfortable Level 1 WCS which includes Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Extended Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Left Side Pass.
Monday, 7/07/08, 7:00 pm
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Level 5-6 Tango (American)

The romance builds with a combination from Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, Checked Promenade, Shadow Rocks, Right Side Fan & Corte w/ Roll Out. Assumes knowledge of levels 1-4 which includes pre-reqs from previous workshops as well as Rock & Corte, Inside & Outside Underarm turn from L Side-by-Side.
Monday, 7/14/08, 7:00 pm
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Level 3-4 West Coast Swing

If you like whips and spins this workshop is for you! We’ll look at patterns such as Belt Turn in Side Pass, Sugar Tuck, Whip In, Whip with Outside Underarm Turn (possibly a double!), Whip with Inside Underarm Turn, Inside Turn from LSP, R-L LSP with Lady’s Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from LSP (exit w/ Inside UAT), Inside Turn from Side Pass with Handshake, Catch Whip. Assumes knowledge of levels 1-2 which includes Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Extended Sugar Push, Left Side Pass, Side Pass from handshake, Whip, Cuddle Whip, & Tuck Turn from both Closed position and Left Side Pass.
Monday, 7/21/08, 7:00 pm
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Level 3-4 Rumba

"When the Rumba rhythm starts to play," you will want to be in this class. We will be covering a combination of Open Break & Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Inside Turn From Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly. Assumes knowledge of levels 1-2 which includes Box, rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Single Fifth Position Break, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side-Breaks, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 8/04/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 2-3 Carolina Shag

Let's get ready for those warm nights with a cold drink and a hot date... the only thing missing is the Carolina Shag! This workshop will cover a combination pulling from Tuck Turn, Side Pass, Tuck from Side Pass, Triple Basic, Kick Back with Lean, Pivot, Belly Roll, Funky Apple Jack, Stutter Step, and Break Away. Assumes knowledge of Level 1 which includes Basic, Starter Step, Throw Out, Under-arm Cut Off, Female Turn, Male Turn, Solo Turns, & Cross Over Basic.
Monday, 8/11/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Rumba

"Dance with me, make me sway" with a combination of Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, & Solo Switch Turns. Dancers should already know Rumba Levels 1-3: Box, Rotating Box, Ladies Underarm Turn Right, Single Fifth Position Breaks, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Open Break and Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, & Outside Breaks.
Monday, 8/18/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 3-4 Carolina Shag

The warm nights keep coming, and so is this Southern Swing, the Carolina Shag. This workshop could cover Pivot, Belly Roll, Funky Apple Jack, Stutter Step, Break Away, Extra Lady’s Turn in Triple Basic, Inside Turn from closed, Inside Turn from Handshake (after side pass), Pivot and Whip Variations, Hitchkick & Pause Walk Up. Students should already be dancing Levels 1 & 2 CaShag which include the Basic, Starter Step, Throw Out, Under-arm cut off, Female Turn, Male Turn, Solo Turns, Cross Over Basics, Tuck Turn, Side Pass, Tuck Turn from Side Pass, Triple Basic, & Kick Back with Lean.
Monday, 8/25/08, 8:00 pm
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Class By Request

Details TBA.
Monday, 8/25/08, 7:00 pm
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Canceled for Labor Day.

Enjoy your holiday!
Monday, 9/01/08,
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Level 2-3 Night Club 2 Step

A great way to prepare for the next "Beyond the Routine" Class! Join us and take this simple dance style beyond the basics and into the ebb and flow that make this dance so smooth... This workshop could include Basic with Rotation, Man's Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns, Man's Back Pass, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, Side Cross Basics from Belt Turn or Left Rotation, Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside UAT, Man's Inside UAT to Side Cross, and Traveling Side Crosses. Whew! What a class! Dancers should already know Level 1 material including Lady's Outside Underarm Turn, Lady's Inside Underarm Turn (Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, and Belt Turn.
Monday, 9/08/08, 7:00 pm
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Level 5-6 Rumba

This intermediate level workshop will feature a combination selected from Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, Solo Switch Turns (single & continuous), Left Side-Pass, Right-Side Pass, R-L-R Switch Turns. Students should be comfortable with Levels 1-4 including pre-requisites listed for previous Rumba workshops plus Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Monday, 9/08/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 3-4 Night Club 2 Step

It's time to take this dance to the next level! In this workshop we'll be focusing selections from these great moves: Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside UAT, Man's Inside UAT to Side Cross, Traveling Side Crosses, Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, and Shadow Breaks. Dancers should already know Level 1-2 material including Lady's Outside Underarm Turn, Lady's Inside Underarm Turn (Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, Belt Turn, Basic with Rotation, Man's Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns, Man's Back Pass, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, and Side Cross Basics from Belt Turn or Left Rotation.
Monday, 9/15/08, 7:00 pm
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Advanced Merengue

Need a Latin fix? This is the night for you! This workshop is not for the weak at heart, if you’re up for the challenge, you’ll come out with some smokin’ merengue. You should feel comfortable with basics in Merengue, plus left & right rotation, underarm turns, 5th position breaks, promenade walks, the box, & circle based amalgamations.
Monday, 9/15/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Night Club 2 Step

We're really reaching for the stars with this workshop. Just look at some of the spectacular moves we'll be choosing from: Opening Out to R & L, Right Rotation to Outside Turn, Cuddle, Flip Flop Side Crosses, Shadow Breaks, Open Break to Double Inside UAT, Peek-A-Boo (Shoulder Catch), Back Spot Turn, and Side-By-Side Walks to Outside Turn. Dancers should already know Level 1-3 material including Lady's Outside Underarm Turn, Lady's Inside Underarm Turn (Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, 5th position breaks, Belt Turn, Basic with Rotation, Man's Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns, Man's Back Pass, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross, Side Cross Basics from Belt Turn or Left Rotation, Dual Outside UAT, R-L or R-L-R UATs for Lady, Left Rotation with Inside UAT, Man's Inside UAT to Side Cross, and Traveling Side Crosses.
Monday, 9/22/08, 7:00 pm
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Level 2-3 West Coast Swing

Whether you are looking for a slow & smooth groove or something hard-hitting & funky, you’ll find it in West Coast Swing! We will be covering a a combination pulling from Side Pass from Handshake, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed and Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn in Side Pass, and Whip in. You should be comfortable with Level 1 including Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Extended Sugar Push, & Left Side Pass.
Monday, 9/22/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 3-4 Swing (East Coast and Single Time)

Like getting 2 for the price of 1? Get some moves to use in 2 dances, East Coast Swing & Single Time Swing, all in 1 workshop. We’ll be jiving and wailing with Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (w/ Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, and 4 Walks/ 4 Kicks. You should already be familiar with (in both dances!) the Basic, Inside and Outside UA Turn, Basic in Closed Position (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Whip-In, and Throw Out.
Monday, 9/29/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 3-4 West Coast Swing

SSassy, Sweet, and Sultry – it’s time to make your West Coast sizzle. This workshop will be grooving with some combination of moves from Levels 3 &/or 4: Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn from Handshake Side Pass, Whip w/ Outside Turn, Whip w/ Inside Turn, Whip In, R-L Left Side Pass with Lady's Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from Left Side Pass and more. You should come already hip to the Underarm Turn, Sugar Push, Starter Step, Throw Out, Underarm Cut-off, Side Pass from Handshake, Left Side Pass, Whip, Cuddle Whip, Tuck Turn from closed & Handshake Side Pass.
Monday, 10/06/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Swing (East Coast and Single Time)

We will be working double duty again with a combination of Fake Throw Out, Egg Beater (Continuous American Turn), Parallel Breaks Head Loop to Double Overhead, Lindy Circle, Peek-A-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck and Tuck Turn (from closed position). You should already be comfortable with Basic, Outside and Inside UA Turns, Belt Turn, Basic in closed (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Whip In, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (with Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, & 4 Walks/ 4 Kicks.
Monday, 10/13/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 West Coast Swing

We are going to be really "cooking" in this workshop. Our ingredients could be anything from a R-L Left Side Pass with Lady's Free Spin, Reverse Whip, Inside Whip, Hammerlock from LSP (exit w/ Inside UAT), Inside Turn from Side Pass w/ Handshake, Catch Whip, and other variations. You should already have experience with Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Side Pass (from handshake), Left Side Pass, Whip (with both inside turn & outside turn ending), Cuddle (or basket) Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed position and Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn in Side Pass and Whip In.
Monday, 10/20/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 2-3 Salsa

Start heating up your dance-life the Salsa way. Just in time to prepare you for Latin Heat Social Dance on Nov. 8, this workshop, targeted towards accomplished beginners or as a quick review for advanced dancers, will take dancers on a whirlwind tour of Levels 2 and 3 Salsa while adding that ULW twist to keep things spicy. This could include any combination of or variation of Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half or Full Chase Turns, Alternating Turns w/ Man’s Back Pass, Cross Body Lead with Insid Turn, Double Hand Comb, Lasso and Left Side Pass. Students should be comfortable with Level 1 material: Basics (Mambo, Progressive), Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady's Outside UA Turn, & Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 10/27/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Fox Trot

Get out your top hat and cane, we'll be puttin' on the Ritz at this workshop! Covering some combination of Quarter Turns (outside partner), Promenade with Outside UA Turn on slow, Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box (timing change), Cross Body Lead, and Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn, you know we'll look just like Gary Cooper (super-super)!
Students should be comfortable with levels 1-3 including Quarter Turns (in-line with partner), Promenade with Ladies Outside UA Turn (on QQ), Swing Step, Quarter Turns (outside partner on 1st half), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Swing Step with Outside UA Turn.
Monday, 11/03/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 3-4 Salsa

This fast-paced workshop will challenge beginner and intermediate dancers, and still entertain advanced dancers. We'll cover some exciting new combination of the following moves: Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, Full Chase Turns, Left Side Pass, Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn.
Students should be confident with Level 1 & 2 materials: Basics, Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady's Outside UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside Breaks, Cross Over Break from Cross Body Lead, Man's Back Pass, & Half Chase Turns.
Monday, 11/10/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 5-6 Fox Trot

We'll go sailing across the floor in this workshop featuring a magical combination of Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn on QQ, 3/8 turns to L and R (for travel), Single Twinkle, Butterfly, and other variations.
Students should be comfortable with levels 1-4 which includes pre-requisites from the previous Fox Trot workshop as well as Quarter Turns (outside partner on 2nd half), Promenade with Outside UA Turn (on slow) and Cross Body Lead.
Monday, 11/17/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Salsa

Getting hotter as it gets more challenging, this high level workshop is not for the Mild-at-Heart. We'll be jazzing up the dance floor with combinations from Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn, Peek-A-Boo w/ hand on back, Spiral to Head Roll, Arm Check, Mirror Breaks & other handshake sequences.
Students should have knowledge of material covered in the previous two Salsa workshops, materials covered in Levels 1-3 Salsa plus Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn, Full Chase Turns, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, & Left Side Pass.
Monday, 12/01/08, 8:00 pm
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Class By Request

Details TBA.
Monday, 12/01/08, 7:00 pm
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Level 1-2 Quickstep

On your mark, get set, DANCE! Get ready to fly across the floor with this introduction to the fun, fast-paced world of Quickstep. We'll cover a selection of traveling and cornering steps which will leave you prepared for take-off.
Participants should have knowledge of Levels 1-4 Fox Trot and should be completely comfortable dancing the Grapevine and Quarter Turns both in-line AND outside partner. Familiarity with 3/8 turns to the left and right in Fox Trot or Waltz would also be helpful.
Monday, 12/08/08, 7:00 pm
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Level 2-3 Bolero

The passion, romance, grace, and beauty of Bolero cannot be disputed. Join us at this workshop to dance beyond the basics with a combination featuring some of the following: Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Solo Turns, Right Side Pass, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Cuddle Whip, and Back Spot Turn. Students should have knowledge of the “Drop and Drift” styling that is unique to Bolero plus ability to dance Level 1 figures (Basic, Basic rotating, Cross Over Breaks, Open Break & Underarm Turn, 5th position breaks, and Outside Breaks).
Monday, 12/08/08, 8:00 pm
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Level 1-3 Quickstep

You got your wings on Dec. 8, now let's learn what you can do with them! Get ready to fly across the floor as we return to the fun, fast-paced world of Quickstep. We'll cover a selection of traveling and cornering steps, using more flair and finesse than the first week, and once again leave you prepared for take-off.
Participants should have taken the Workshop on December 8 or arranged to make up the material, in addition to knowledge of Levels 1-4 Fox Trot and should be completely comfortable dancing the Grapevine and Quarter Turns both in-line AND outside partner. Familiarity with 3/8 turns to the left and right in Fox Trot also helpful.
Monday, 12/15/08, 7:00 pm
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Level 3-4 Bolero

We'll be making magic on the floor with a combination featuring Sitting Butterfly, Peak-A-Boo, Cuddle Whip, Back Spot Turn, and more.
Assumes knowledge of levels 1 & 2 which includes Basic, Basic rotating, Cross Over Breaks, Open Break & Under Arm Turn, 5th Position Breaks, Outside Break, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Solo Turns & Right Side Pass.
Monday, 12/15/08, 8:00 pm

BEFORE 2008

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        Subject: Bolero
Mondays, 1/09/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Quickstep
Mondays, 1/23/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: TBA
Tuesdays, 2/07/06, 6:30 pm
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        Subject: East Coast Swing
Tuesdays, 2/21/06, 6:30 pm
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        Subject: Beyond the Routine Cha-Cha (Practice)
Mondays, 3/13/06, 7:00 pm
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        Subject: Beyond the Routine Cha-Cha (Practice)
Mondays, 3/27/06, 7:00 pm
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        Subject: Silver Waltz
Mondays, 4/03/06, 7:00 pm
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        Subject: Silver Waltz
This workshop will build on material covered on April 3. Participants must be comfortable with Open Right and Left Turns.
Monday, 4/17/06, 7:00 pm
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        Subject: Tango
Monday, 4/24/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: West Coast Swing
Prerequisites: Ability to dance to music, at least 8-10 patterns, which may include sugar push, left side pass, underarm turn, right side pass, throw out, underarm cut off, whip, cuddle whip, inside whip, and any tuck turn. Any interest in private or semi-private to get ready?
Monday, 7/10/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Silver Waltz
Prerequisites: Ability to dance "open" right and left turns, twinkle action & continuity endings, demonstrating basic knowledge of alignments and outside partner position.
Monday, 7/17/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Night Club Two-Step
Prerequisites: Knowledge of 8-10 patterns preferred, but minimum should include outside & inside underarm turns, left rotation to side cross, fifth position breaks and some other partner dance experience.
Monday, 7/24/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject dance: Fox Trot
Mondays, 1/16/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Tango
Mondays, 1/30/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Night Club Two-Step
Tuesdays, 2/14/06, 6:30 pm
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        Subject: Rumba
Tuesdays, 2/28/06, 6:30 pm
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        Subject: West Coast Swing
Mondays, 3/13/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Rumba
Mondays, 3/20/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Hustle
Mondays, 3/20/06, 7:00 pm
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        Subject: Competition Need-2-Knows
Tuesdays, 3/21/06, 6:30 pm
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        Subject: Competition Need-2-Knows (and practice time)
Mondays, 3/27/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Salsa
Tuesdays, 3/28/06, 6:30 pm
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Sundays, 4/10/06, 7:00 pm
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        Subject: West Coast Swing
Monday, 4/10/06, 7:00 pm
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         Subject: Samba
Participants must be familiar with the Samba Basic and Samba Rhythm.
Monday, 4/10/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Samba (part 2 of 2)
If interested, but unable to attend workshop on April 10, ask Linda for details on what you should know.
Monday, 4/17/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Intro to Country Two-Step
This fast paced workshop requires participants to have solid knowledge of partner dancing.
Tuesday, 4/18/06, 6:30 pm
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        Subject: 3-Ct. Hustle
Participants should have a strong foundation in 3-Count Hustle.
Monday, 4/24/06, 7:00 pm
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        Subject: Intro to Quickstep
Participants must be comfortable with Fox Trot Quarter Turns (in-line AND outside of partner).
Tuesday, 4/25/06, 6:30 pm
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        Subject: Bolero
Participants should be comfortable with 4-6 patterned before attending.
Monday, 5/01/06, 7:00 pm
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        Subject: Salsa
Participants should already be comfortable with 6-8 patterns in Salsa.
Monday, 5/01/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Carolina Shag
Experience with East Coast Swing or Cha Cha strongly suggested.
Tuesday, 5/02/06, 6:30 pm
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        Subject: Level 3 & 4 Tango
Designed for dancers having completed Level 3 Essential Ballroom or higher, looking for review, fine tune and some new material. Minimum knowledge required is promenade with left turn, curving basic & corte. Workshop will cover as much of the following patterns as time will allow: Open Fan, Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Inside and Outside UATs from Left Side Position, Rock & Corte.
Wednesday, 6/07/06, 7:15 pm
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        Subject: Level 3 & 4 Fox Trot
Designed for dancers having completed Level 3 Essential Ballroom or higher, looking for review, fine tune and some new material. Minimum knowledge required is Quarter Turns, Promenade Walk, and Left Rock Turn. Workshop will cover as much of the following patterns as time will allow: Quarter Turns-Outside Partner, Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Cross Body Lead, 3 Underarm Turn Options from Promenade.
Wednesday, 6/21/06, 7:45 pm
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        Subject: Intro to Quickstep
Prerequisite: Knowledge of Quarter Turns-Outside Partner in Fox Trot and/or Participation in June 21 Fox Trot workshop. Workshop will be an introduction to Quickstep.
Wednesday, 6/28/06, 7:15 pm
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        Subject: Level 3 & 4 Waltz
Designed for dancers having completed Level 3 Essential Ballroom or higher, looking for review, fine tune and some new material. Minimum knowledge required is change steps forward and back, and both right and left boxes, rotating 1/4 turn and a pattern using hesitation/balance step. Workshop will cover as much of the following patterns as time will allow: 3/8 turn for both right and left boxes, forward travelling twinkles, hesitation/balance step variations and cross body lead.
Wednesday, 7/19/06, 7:45 pm
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        Subject: Intro to Viennese Waltz
The Waltz covered through Level 3 Essential Ballroom highly recommended; solid understanding (doesn't mean perfect) of frame, connection, compression, amounts of turn and footwork needed. Participation in Jul 19 Waltz workshop should suffice.
Wednesdays, 7/26/06, 7:15 pm
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        Subject: Country Two-Step (1 of 2)
Some partner dance experience required. Workshop will cover all patterns from our Level 1 class (in 1 hour!).
Monday, 7/31/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Country Two-Step (2 of 2)
Follow up with more, expanding from July 31 workshop. Knowledge of and ability to dance Level 1 material to medium speed required. Contact Linda (linda@sapphiredance.com) if you have to miss the first part, but are interested in taking the second.
Monday, 8/07/06, 8:00 pm
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        Subject: Level 4 & 5 Essential Waltz
Designed for dancers having completed Level 4 Essential Ballroom or higher, looking for a review, to fine tune, and for some new material. Minimum knowledge required is change steps forward and back, and both right and left boxes, rotating 1/4 turn and a pattern using hesitation/balance step. Workshop will cover as much of the following patterns as time will allow: 3/8 turn for both right and left boxes, forward travelling twinkles, and develope.
Wednesday, 8/09/06, 7:15 pm
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        Subject: Carolina Shag
Introducing the Pivot and Belly Roll, two of Ca Shag's most popular moves, this workshop will take your Shag to the next level of Carolina cool!
Prerequisites: Minimum of Level 2 Carolina Shag or instructor permission.
Monday, 8/14/06, 8:00 pm
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Beyond the Routine: Cha-Cha - REVIEW

This workshop is for those dancers who took the BTR: Cha-Cha class in January/February of this year and are finding it hard to remember all the great stuff they learned. We'll review the Rountine and invite dancers to strut their Cha Cha at the Wilderness Trail Festival on Sept. 16 (only if you want to).
Wednesday, 8/16/06, 7:15 pm
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Level 4&5 Cha Cha

Minimum of Level 3 Essential Latin or equivalent knowledge in Cha Cha required.
Monday, 8/21/06, 8:00 pm
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Level 3&4 Rumba (1 of 2)

Designed for dancers who are interested in taking the Beyond the Routine: Rumba class offered in September, but are not sure they meet the prerequisites for that class. Students should have completed Level 3 Essential Latin or higher, and have solid knowledge of 5th Position Breaks (Chasse and Fallaway exits), Cross Body Lead, Crossover Breaks, Outside Breaks, Cuban Walks, as well as good partnership skills.
Monday, 8/21/06, 7:00 pm
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Level 4&5 Rumba (part 2 of 2)

Designed for dancers who are interested in taking the Beyond the Routine: Rumba class offered in September, but are not sure they meet the prerequisites for that class. Students should have completed Level 3 Essential Latin or higher, as well as have attended Part 1 of 2 in this series, or have completed Level 5 Essential Latin.
Monday, 8/28/06, 7:00 pm
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Level 5&6 East Coast Swing

Prequisites: Level 3 Essential Swing or above, plus familiarity with 8-count rhythms and tuck turns.
Monday, 8/28/06, 8:00 pm
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Beyond the Routine: Cha Cha, Review

Participants must have completed the BTR: Cha Cha class offered last January/February.
Monday, 9/11/06, 8:00 pm
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Carolina Shag: Mirror Patterns

For all those who already know the basics of Carolina Shag and want some "fancy feet" moves. Prerequisites: Level 2 Carolina Shag or above.
Monday, 9/18/06, 8:00 pm
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Intro to Viennese Waltz (part 1 of 2)

The Waltz covered through Level 3 Essential Ballroom required; solid understanding of frame, connection, compression, amounts of turn, and footwork needed.
Wednesday, 9/20/06, 8:30 pm
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Level 6 Tango

Workshop will examine the lead/follow techniques used in the Double Corte (Rock and Corte) and variations on that move. Participants should have extensive American Tango experience (at least through Level 5 Essential Ballroom), know both the Rock and Corte and Reverse Turn, as well as being comfortable dancing outside-of-partner.
Monday, 9/25/06, 8:00 pm
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More Viennese Waltz (part 2 of 2)

Participation in Intro to Viennese Waltz Workshop and ability to dance left turn, right turn, and hesitations at 45 mpm required.
Wednesday, 9/27/06, 7:00 pm
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Level 3&4 Single Time Swing
(with application to ECS as time allows)

Designed for dancers having completed Level 3 Essential Swing or higher, looking for review, fine tune and some new material. Minimum knowledge required: Ability to get into, out of, and dance comfortably in closed position; tuck turns; inside and outside turns.
Monday, 10/02/06, 8:00 pm
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Level 2-3 Samba

Intended for those who have taken Level 1 Samba and want to add more pizazz to thier repertoire. Prerequisite: Level 1 Samba or equivalent.
Monday, 10/09/06, 8:00 pm
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Level 5&6 Fox Trot

Details TBA.
Monday, 10/16/06, 8:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Salsa

Details TBA.
Monday, 10/23/06, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Tango

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 & 2, which includes Basic, Curving Basic, Corte, Promenade Turning Left, Promenade Turning Right. Workshop covers some combination of Open Fan, Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Inside Underarm Turn from Side-By-Side, Outside Underarm Turn from Side-By-Side, Rock and Corte.
Monday, 10/30/06, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Waltz

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 & 2, which includes Left Box (with rotation), Right Box, Change Steps- Fwd and Back, Lady's Outside Underarm Turn, Hesitations, Butterfly, and familiarity with alignments. Workshop covers some combination of 3/8 Turns to Right and Left for travel, Side Hesitations (also with UAT), Promenade Hesitation, Fwd Traveling Twinkles, Cross Body Lead & some navigational tactics.
Monday, 11/06/06, 8:00 pm
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Silver Fox Trot (1 of 2)

Assumes at a minimum, ability to dance all bronze Waltz figures in Fox Trot timing (i.e. through Level 6/7), competency with footwork (heels and toes), navigation, alignments. This hour will cover 2 core silver figures plus at least one more higher level one, and include techniques for partner skills, great movement and timing. (2 of 2 follow up workshop scheduled on 11/27 will be similar format with a different higher level pattern.)
Monday, 11/13/06, 7:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Fox Trot

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1-3, which includes all listed as pre-reqs for 10/23 workshop plus Quarter Turn Outside Partner on Fwd Half, Grapevine, Right Rock Turn and Swing Step. Workshop covers some combination of Quarter Turn in Outside Partner (back half), Cross Body Lead and Lady's Inside Underarm Turn from Promenade, Promenade Twist Turn, Running Steps, Box Rhythm and Application of Waltz moves to Fox Trot.
Monday, 11/13/06, 8:00 pm
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3 Count Hustle (1 of 2)

Pre-Req knowledge TBA; at a minimum some 3 count experience will be required. If interested, ask for more details.
Monday, 11/20/06, 7:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Tango

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1-3, which includes all listed as pre-reqs for 10/30 workshop plus Open Fan, Outside Partner Basic, and Continuous Basic. Workshop covers some combination of Inside Underarm Turn from Side-By-Side, Outside Underarm Turn from Side-By-Side, Rock and Corte, Reverse Turn, Progressive Rocks and Right Side Fan.
Monday, 11/20/06, 8:00 pm
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Silver Fox Trot (2 of 2)

Assumes at a minimum, ability to dance all bronze Waltz figures in Fox Trot timing (i.e. through Level 6/7), competency with footwork (heels and toes), navigation, alignments. This hour will cover 2 core silver figures plus at least one more higher level one, and include techniques for partner skills, great movement and timing. (Attendance at 1 of 2 workshop scheduled on 11/13 highly encouraged.)
Monday, 11/27/06, 7:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Waltz

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1-3, which includes all listed as pre-reqs for 11/06 workshop plus 3/8 Turns to Right and Left for travel, Side Hesitations (also with UAT), and Promenade Hesitation. Workshop covers some combination of Fwd Traveling Twinkles, Cross Body Lead, some navigational tactics, "Simple" Twinkle, Separation Hesitation, and Natural Spin Turn.
Monday, 11/27/06, 8:00 pm
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3 Count Hustle (2 of 2)

Pre-Req knowledge TBA; at a minimum some 3 count experience, and attendance at 11/20 workshop will be required. If interested, ask for more details.
Monday, 12/04/06, 7:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Salsa

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 & 2, which includes Basic, Mambo Basic, Progressive Basic, Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady's Outside UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside Breaks, Cross Over Break from Cross Body Lead, Man's Back Pass, & Half Chase Turns. Workshop covers some combination chosen from the following list of moves: Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, Full Chase Turns, Left Side Pass, Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn.
Monday, 12/04/06, 8:00 pm
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Details TBA.
Monday, 12/11/06, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Rumba

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 & 2, which includes Box (Rotating), Lady's Outside UA Turn, Fifth Position Break (Single and Multiple), Cross Body Lead, Extended Box and Cucarachas. Workshop covers some combination chosen from the following list of moves: Open Break and UA Turn, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, and Sitting Butterfly.
Monday, 12/11/06, 7:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Salsa

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1-3, which includes all pre-reqs listed for 12/04 workshop plus Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, Full Chase Turns, & Left Side Pass. Workshop covers some combination chosen from the following list of moves: Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass, Back Spot Turn, Mirror Breaks, Arm Check, Spiral to Head Roll, Peek-A-Boo Variation and Handshake Variations of Previous Moves.
Monday, 12/11/06, 8:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Rumba

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1-3, which includes all pre-reqs listed for 12/11 workshop plus Open Break and UA Turn, Cross Over Breaks, and Outside Breaks. Workshop covers some combination chosen from the following list of moves: Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, Solo Switch Turns etc.
Monday, 12/18/06, 7:00 pm
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Bolero

Pre-Req knowledge TBA; It is anticipated to be minimum knowledge of Basic, Open Break & UA Turn, Fifth Position Breaks, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass and Right Side Pass will be required. If interested, ask for more details.
Monday, 12/18/06, 8:00 pm
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Night Club 2-Step


Assumes at a minimum, knowledge of Levels 1&2, which includes Basic, Basic Rotating, Outside Underarm Turn, Inside Underarm Turn, Fifth Position Breaks, Left Rotation to Side Cross, Right Rotation to Side Cross, Belt Turn to Side Cross and Open Break Inside Turn to Side Cross. This hour will cover Level 3 and higher figures put together in a sequence (amalgamation).
Monday, 1/08/07, 8:00 pm
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Intro to Sliver Waltz


Assumes at a minimum, ability to dance full Bronze syllabus (through Level 6/7). This includes a firm understanding of footwork (heel and toe leads), outside partner and promenade positions, CMB, CBMP, rise and fall, hesitation and syncopated timings. Workshop covers basic patterns and technique for “continuity dancing” in American style Waltz.
Monday, 1/15/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Rumba

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 & 2, which includes Box (Rotating), Lady's Outside UA Turn, Fifth Position Break (Single and Multiple), Cross Body Lead, Extended Box and Cucarachas. Workshop covers some combination chosen from the following list of moves: Open Break and UA Turn, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, and Sitting Butterfly.
Monday, 1/22/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Cha Cha

Details TBA.
Monday, 1/29/07, 8:00 pm
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Merengue

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1 & 2 Essential Latin, which includes Basic Chasse, Fwd and Back Walks, Outside Underarm Turn (& Quick Underarm Turn), Rotation (L and R), Separation, Single Fifth Position Break, and Box. Workshop will cover a massive amount of patterns to have more fun with the next Merengue mixer!
Monday, 2/05/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Rumba

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1-3, which includes all pre-reqs listed for 01/22 workshop plus Open Break and UA Turn, Cross Over Breaks, and Outside Breaks. Workshop covers some combination chosen from the following list of moves: Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, Solo Switch Turns etc.
Monday, 2/12/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Cha Cha

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1-3, plus knowledge of materials covered in Workshop on January 29.
Monday, 2/19/07, 8:00 pm
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Intro to Silver Fox Trot

Assumes at a minimum, ability to dance full Bronze syllabus (through Level 6/7). This includes a firm understanding of footwork (heel and toe leads), outside partner and promenade positions, CMB, CBMP and SQQ timing. Workshop covers basic patterns and technique for “continuity dancing” in American style Fox Trot.
Monday, 2/26/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Tango

Assumes knowledge Levels 1 & 2 including Basic (straight and curving up to 1/2 left), Single Corte, and Promenade Basic (turning left & right). Workshop will cover a combination selected from Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Open Fan, Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from Left Side-By-Side, & Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side-By-Side to Closed.
Monday, 3/05/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 5/6 Rumba

Assumes knowledge of Levels1-4 including pre-requisites listed for February 12 workshops plus Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks & Sitting Butterfly. This workshop will cover a combination selected from Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, Solo Switch Turns (single & continuous), Left Side-Pass, Right-Side Pass, R-L-R Switch Turns.
Monday, 3/12/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Waltz

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1 & 2 including Left Box (no rotation & 1/4 turn), Ladies Underarm turn Right, Left & Right Forward & Backward Change Steps, Right Box (no rotation), Hesitation Forward & Back, Hesitation Forward with 4-6 Left Box ending, and Butterfly. Workshop will cover a combination selected from Change Steps Development, Right Box (1/4 turn), Half & Half, Side Hesitations (Left & Right), Promenade Hesitation, Right Box (3/8 turn), Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, and Simple Twinkle.
Monday, 3/12/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Fox Trot

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1&2 including Forward Basic, Left Rock, Left Rock Turn, Promenade Walk, Backward Basic, Quarter Turns (in-line with partner), Promenade with Ladies Outside UA Turn (on QQ), and Swing Step. Workshop will cover a combination selected from Quarter Turns (outside partner), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Swing Step with Outside UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Promenade with Outside UA Turn (on slow).
Monday, 3/19/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 5/6 Cha Cha

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1-4 including Basic (with & without rotation), Cross Over Breaks, Progressive Basic, Open Break & UA Turn, Solo Switch Turns, 5th position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half & Full Chase Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Cha, Progressive, and CBL with Inside Turn. Workshop will cover a combination selected from Right-Side Pass, Left-Side Pass, Triple Cha’s (horizontal), Compass Turns, Figure 4 Pull, and Promenade Slide.
Monday, 3/19/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 4/5 West Coast Swing (1 of 2)

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1-3 including Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Side Pass (from handshake), Left Side Pass, Whip (with both inside turn & outside turn ending), Cuddle (or basket) Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed position and Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn in Side Pass and Whip In.
Monday, 3/26/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Tango

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-3 including pre-requisites from March 5 workshop as well as Basic (Outside Partner), Continuous Basic, Open Fan. Workshop will cover a combination selected from Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from left side by side, Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed, Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, and Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels.
Monday, 3/26/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 4/5 West Coast Swing (2 of 2)

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1-3 which includes Sugar Push, Underarm Turn, Starter Step, Underarm Cut-off, Throw Out, Side Pass (from handshake), Left Side Pass, Whip (with both inside turn & outside turn ending), Cuddle (or basket) Whip, Tuck Turn from Closed position and Left Side Pass, Belt Turn in Side Pass, Inside Turn in Side Pass and Whip In.
Monday, 4/02/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Waltz

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from 3/12 workshop as well as Change Steps Development, Right Box (1/4 turn), Half & Half, Side Hesitations (Left & Right), Promenade Hesitation. Workshop will cover a combination of Right Box (3/8 turn), Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, Simple Twinkle, Butterfly with Solo Turns, Develope, and Forward Traveling Twinkles.
Monday, 4/02/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Salsa

Assumes knowledge of levels 1 & 2 which includes Basic, Fifth Position Breaks with Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Ladies UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half Chase Turns, Alternating Turns with Man’s Back Pass. This workshop will cover a combination of Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Full Chase Turns, Double Hand Comb from Man’s Back Pass. Lasso, Left Side Pass, Promenade Swivel, Peak-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass, & Back Spot Turn.
Monday, 4/09/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Fox Trot

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes pre-requisites from 3/19 workshop as well as Quarter Turns (outside partner on 1st half), Grapevine, Right Rock Turn, Swing Step with Outside UA Turn. Workshop will cover a combination of Quarter Turns (outside partner on 2nd half), Promenade with Outside UA Turn (on slow), Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Cross Body Lead, and Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn on QQ.
Monday, 4/09/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Hustle

Assumes knowledge of levels 1&2 which includes Basic (with and without rotation), Inside and Outside UA Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Link to Closed, Throw Out and Fake Throw out. Workshop will cover a combination of Alternating Inside Turns, Left Turn in Closed Position, Handshake to Arm Slide, Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Right Turn, Parallel Breaks in Cape Position, and Head Loop to Double Over Head (necklace).
Monday, 4/16/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 5/6 Tango

Assumes knowledge of level 1-4 which includes pre-requisites from 3/26 workshop as well as Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from left side by side, & Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed. Workshop with cover a combination of Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels, Shadow Rocks, Right Side Fan and Corte with Roll Out.
Monday, 4/16/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Single Time Swing

Assumes knowledge of levels 1 & 2 which includes Basic (with and without rotation), Outside and Inside UA Turns, Belt Turn, Basic in closed (with and without rotation), Hammer Lock, Cuddle, Link to Closed, and Throw Out. Workshop will cover a combination of Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (with Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, 4 Walks/ 4 Kicks, Fake Throw Out, American Turn, Continuous American Turn, and Parallel Breaks.
Monday, 4/23/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 5/6 Waltz

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-4 which includes pre-requisites from 4/2 workshop as well as Right Box (3/8 turn), Cross Body Lead (from Left Box & Forward Hesitation), Side Hesitation with Ladies Outside UAT, and Simple Twinkle. Workshop will cover a combination of Butterfly with Solo Turns, Develope, Forward Traveling Twinkles, Triple Twinkle, and others.
Monday, 4/23/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 East Coast Swing

Assumes knowledge of levels 1&2 which includes Basic (with and without rotation) Inside and Outside UA Turn, Basic in Closed Position (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Link to Closed, and Throw Out. Workshop will cover a combination of Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (w/ Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, and 4 Walks/4 Kicks.
Monday, 4/30/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 5/6 Fox Trot

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-4 which includes pre requisites from 4/9 workshop as well as Quarter Turns (outside partner on 2nd half), Promenade with Outside UA Turn (on slow) and Cross Body Lead. Workshop will cover a combination of Left Rock with Inside Turn, Left Box, Promenade with Ladies Inside UA Turn on QQ, and others.
Monday, 4/30/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Hustle

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes Basic (with and without rotation), Inside and Outside UA Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Link to Closed, Throw Out and Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left Turn in closed position & Handshake to Arm Slide. Workshop will cover some combination of Right turn, parallel breaks, head loop, hammerlock to cuddle, grapevine, man's hammerlock, sliding doors.
Monday, 5/07/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 2/3 Samba

Assumes Level 1 Knowledge which includes Basic, Basic rotating, 5th position breaks(whisks), Box, Box rotating, Samba walks in Promenade Position, Botafogos in Promenade Position, Side Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turn. This workshop will cover some variation of Stationary Samba walks, extended box, Botafogos in Counter Promenade Position, Criss Cross Botafogos, & backward & forward traveling Botafogos.
Monday, 5/07/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Single Time Swing

Assumes knowledge of levels 1 -3 which includes Basic (with and without rotation), Outside and Inside UA Turns, Belt Turn, Basic in closed (with and without rotation), Hammer Lock, Cuddle, Link to Closed, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (with Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, & 4 Walks/ 4 Kicks. Workshop will cover a combination of Fake Throw Out, American Turn, Continuous American Turn, Parallel Breaks & more.
Monday, 5/14/07, 7:00 pm
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Quickstep (Part 1 of 2)

Participants must have knowledge of levels 1-4 Fox Trot and must especially be comfortable dancing the Grapevine and Quarter Turns both in-line AND outside partner. Workshop will introduce a selection of essential traveling and cornering steps.
Monday, 5/14/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 4/5 East Coast Swing

Details TBA.
Monday, 5/21/07, 7:00 pm
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Quickstep (Part 2 of 2)

Participants should have attended the workshop on 5/14 or have covered similar material previously or in private lessons. (Contact instructor for details.) They must have knowledge of levels 1-4 Fox Trot and must especially be comfortable dancing the Grapevine and Quarter Turns both in-line AND outside partner. Workshop will introduce a selection of essential traveling and cornering steps.
Monday, 5/21/07, 8:00 pm
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Silver Fox Trot

Assumes at a minimum, ability to dance all bronze Waltz figures in Fox Trot 'box" timing (i.e. through Level 6/7) PLUS experience with Open Left Turn and Open Right Turn covered in our Intro to Silver Fox Trot workshops, competency with footwork (heels & toes), navigation, alignments. This hour will mostly add new figures with minimal review from the "Intro to" workshop.
Monday, 6/04/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Salsa

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 & 2, which includes Basic, Mambo Basic, Progressive Basic, Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady's Outside UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside Breaks, Cross Over Break from Cross Body Lead, Man's Back Pass, & Half Chase Turns. Workshop covers some combination chosen from the following list of moves: Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, Full Chase Turns, Left Side Pass, Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass and Back Spot Turn.
Monday, 6/04/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 5/6 East Coast Swing

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-4 which includes Basic (with and without rotation) Inside and Outside UA Turn, Basic in Closed Position (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Link to Closed, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (w/ Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, and 4 Walks/4 Kicks, Fake Throw Out, Continuous American Turn, Parallel Breaks and Head Loop to Double Overhead (Necklace). Workshop will cover a combination of Lindy Circle, Peek-A-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck, Tuck Turn (from closed position), Shadow Catch with Wrist Spin, Whip, and Whip with Outside Turn (maybe Whip with Inside Turn).
Monday, 6/11/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 5/6 4 Count Hustle

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-4 which includes Basic (with and without rotation), Inside and Outside UA Turns, Cuddle, Hammer Lock, Belt Turn, Link to Closed, Throw Out and Fake Throw out, Alternating Inside Turns, Left Turn & Right Turn in closed position, Handshake to Arm Slide, Parallel Breaks, Head Loop to Double Overhead (Necklace), Man’s Hammerlock to Comb. Workshop will cover some combination of Hammer Lock to Cuddle, Sliding Doors, Grapevine, Variations (amounts of turn & hand hold) on Parallel Breaks, Wrap Turn to Throw Out and Reverse Comb.
Monday, 6/18/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 2/3 Bolero

Assumes knowledge of the “Drop and Drift” styling that is unique to Bolero plus ability to dance Level 1 figures (Basic, Basic rotating, Cross Over Breaks, Open Break & Underarm Turn, 5^th position breaks, and Outside Breaks). This workshop could include Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Solo Turns, Right Side Pass, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Cuddle Whip, Back Spot Turn possibly in combination with pre-requisite patterns.
Monday, 6/25/07, 8:00 pm
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Intro to Lindy Hop (part 1 of 2)

A whirlwind tour, Intro to Lindy will cover material from Level 1 and 2 classes at an accelerated pace. Prerequisites: Level 2 Essential Swing, plus experience using 8-beat patterns and solid foundation in Swing styles in general.
Monday, 7/09/07, 8:00 pm
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Intro to Lindy Hop (part 2 of 2)

Students should have attended Part 1 on 7/09 or have made arrangements with the teacher to make up the material.
Monday, 7/16/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4/5 Salsa

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 & 2, which includes Basic, Mambo Basic, Progressive Basic, Cucarachas, Fifth Position Breaks w/ Chasse Turn ending, Open Break and Lady's Outside UA Turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside Breaks, Cross Over Break from Cross Body Lead, Man's Back Pass, & Half Chase Turns. Workshop covers some combination chosen from the following list of moves: Cross Body Lead with Inside Turn, Lasso, Double Hand Comb, Full Chase Turns, Left Side Pass, Promenade Swivel, Peek-A-Boo, Spiral, Right Side Pass, Back Spot Turn, and more.
Monday, 7/23/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 2/3 Night Club 2

Assumes knowledge Level 1 including Basic (also with slight Rotation to Right), Lady's Outside Underarm Turn (UAT, Right), Lady's Inside Underarm Turn (UAT, Left), Left Rotation to Side Cross, and 5^th position breaks. This workshop could include Man's Outside UAT, Alternating Outside Turns (switch turns), Right Rotation to Side Cross, Belt Turn, Open Break to Inside UAT & Side Cross.
Monday, 7/30/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 2 Carolina Shag

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 which includes Basic, Starter Step, Throw Out, Under-arm Cut Off, Female Turn, Male Turn, Solo Turns, & Cross Over Basic. This workshop will cover a combination pulling from a Tuck Turn, Side Pass, Tuck from Side Pass, Triple Basic, & Kick Back w/ Lean.
Monday, 8/06/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 2/3 Carolina Shag

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 which includes Basic, Starter Step, Throw Out, Under-arm Cut Off, Female Turn, Male Turn, Solo Turns, & Cross Over Basic. This workshop will cover a combination pulling from material listed in previous Carolina Shag workshop as well as Pivot, Belly Roll, Funky Applejack, Stutter Step & Break Away.
Monday, 8/13/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3 Carolina Shag

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 which includes Basic, Starter Step, Throw Out, Under-arm Cut Off, Female Turn, Male Turn, Solo Turns, Cross Over Basic, Tuck Turn, Side Pass, Tuck from Side Pass, Triple Basic, & Kick Back w/ Lean.
Monday, 8/20/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Bolero

Assumes knowledge of levels 1 & 2 which includes Basic, Basic rotating, Cross Over Breaks, Open Break & Under Arm Turn, 5th Position Breaks, Outside Break, Cross Body Lead, Left Side Pass, Solo Turns & Right Side Pass. This workshop will cover a combination of Sitting Butterfly, Peak-A-Boo, Cuddle Whip & Back Spot Turn and more.
Monday, 8/27/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Cha Cha

Assumes knowledge of Levels 1 & 2 which includes Basic, Cross Over Breaks, Rotating Basic, Open Break & Under Arm Turns, Progressive Basic, & Solo Turns. This workshop will cover a combination pulling from 5th Position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half & Full Chase Turns, Cross Body Lead, Triple Cha Chas Progressive, & Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn.
Monday, 8/27/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 2/3 3-Count Hustle

Level 1 3-Count Hustle experience required or familiarity with all the following moves in 4-Count: Grapevine, Hammerlock to Cuddle, Wrap Turn, Neck Loop, Reverse Comb, Sliding Doors.
Monday, 9/10/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Tango

Assumes knowledge of Level 1 & 2, which includes Basic, Curving Basic, Corte, Promenade Turning Left, Promenade Turning Right. Workshop covers some combination of Open Fan, Outside Partner Basic, Continuous Basic, Inside Underarm Turn from Side-By-Side, Outside Underarm Turn from Side-By-Side, Rock and Corte.
Monday, 9/17/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 2/3 Lindy Hop


Monday, 9/17/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Cha Cha

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes Basic, rotating Basic, Cross-Over Breaks, Progressive Basic, Open-Break & Under-arm Turn, Solo Switch Turns, 5^th position Breaks, Outside Breaks, Half Chase Turn, & Cross Body Lead. Workshop will cover a combination of Full Chase Turns, Triple Basic (progressive & horizontal), Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn, Right & Left side pass.
Monday, 9/24/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 4/5 Tango

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-3 which includes Basic (straight and curving up to ˝ left), Single Corte, and Promenade Basic (turning Left & Right).Workshop will cover a combinations of Basic (Outside Partner), Continuous Basic, Open Fan. Workshop will cover a combination of Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from left side by side, Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed, Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, and Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels.
Monday, 10/01/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 5/6 Cha Cha

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-4 which includes all of the pre-requisites from 9/25 plus Full Chase Turns, Triple Basic (progressive), Cross Body Lead w/ Inside Turn. This workshop will cover a combination of Right Side Pass, Left Side Pass, Triple Basic (horizontal), Compass Turn, Figure 4 Pull, & Promenade Slide.
Monday, 10/08/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 5/6 Tango

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-4 which includes all of the pre-requisites from 10/1 plus Rock & Corte (aka Double Corte), Inside Underarm Turn from left side by side, & Outside Underarm Turn from Left Side by Side to Closed. Workshop with cover a combination of Progressive Rocks, Reverse Turn, Reverse Turn to Right Side Swivels, Shadow Rocks, Right Side Fan and Corte with Roll Out.
Monday, 10/15/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3/4 Rumba

Assumes knowledge of levels 1-2 which includes Box, rotating Box, Ladies Under-arm Turn Right, Single Fifth Position Breaks, Fifth Position Breaks, Extended Box, Side-Breaks, & Cross Body Lead. Workshop will cover a combination of Open Break & Underarm Turn, Cross Over Breaks, Outside Breaks, Inside Turn From Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Monday, 11/05/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 4/5 East Coast Swing

Assumes knowledge of level 1-3 which includes Basic (with and without rotation) Inside and Outside UA Turn, Basic in Closed Position (with and without rotation), Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Link to Closed, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (w/ Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, and 4 Walks/4 Kicks. This workshop will cover a combination of Fake Throw Out, Continuous American Turn, Parallel Breaks, Head Loop to Double Overhead (Necklace), Lindy Circle, Peek-A-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck, Tuck Turn (from closed position)
Monday, 11/12/07, 8:00 pm
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Beyond the Routine Review


Monday, 11/19/07, 7:00 pm
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Beyond the Routine Review


Monday, 11/26/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 4-5 Rumba

A slow and passionate dance, this Rumba workshop will cover some of the following moves while adding spice and variations: Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, Sitting Butterfly, Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, Solo Switch Turns etc. Students should have knowledge of Levels 1-3, which includes all pre-reqs listed for the previous Rumba workshop plus Open Break and UA Turn, Cross Over Breaks, and Outside Breaks.
Monday, 11/26/07, 8:00 pm
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Intro to Viennese Waltz

Get swept up in this whirlwind dance. This Workshop will get you started in Viennese Waltz by covering the Left Turn, Right Turn, and hesitations. Pre-reqs: The Waltz covered through Level 3 Essential Ballroom highly recommended; solid understanding of frame, connection, compression, amounts of turn and footwork needed.
Monday, 12/03/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 5-6 East Coast Swing

Getting up there in the levels, this moderately challenging workshop will give students a new take on some of these favorites: Lindy Circle, Peek-A-Boo, Sliding Doors, Hen Peck, Tuck Turn (from closed position), Shadow Catch with Wrist Spin, Whip, and Whip with Outside Turn, and Whip with Inside Turn. Students should be comfortable with levels 1-4 which include Inside and Outside UA Turn, Hammerlock, Cuddle, Belt Turn, Link to Closed, Throw Out, Alternating Inside Turns, Handshake Tuck Turn (w/ Free Spin), Handshake to Arm Slide, 4 Walks/4 Kicks, Fake Throw Out, Continuous American Turn, Parallel Breaks, and Head Loop to Double Overhead (Necklace).
Monday, 12/03/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 2 Country Two-Step

Here's your chance to get past the basics in this dance and get to the best part: the spins!! This workshop could feature anything from Double Turns, Check Turns from Cape, Solo turns in Promenade and Barrel turns. You should already be comfortable with the Outside and Inside Underarm Turn, Cuddle & Cape position, and Forward & Reverse Promenade.
Monday, 12/10/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 5-6 Rumba

This intermediate level workshop will feature a combination selected from Peek-A-Boo, Open Cuban Walks, Solo Switch Turns (single & continuous), Left Side-Pass, Right-Side Pass, R-L-R Switch Turns. Students should be comfortable with Levels 1-4 including pre-requisites listed for previous Rumba workshops plus Inside Turn from Box, Closed Cuban Walks, Progressive Rocks, & Sitting Butterfly.
Monday, 12/10/07, 8:00 pm
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Level 3 Country Two-Step

Shake things up with hand changes, switching tracks, pivots and as always, more turns! You should know the moves required for and covered in previous the Country Two-Step Workshop.
Monday, 12/17/07, 7:00 pm
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Level 6+ East Coast Swing

Starting at Level 6 and just getting cooler from there, this challenging workshop will feature some moves from our Level 6 syllabus and some that were just too spiffy for any syllabus. Requires experience in same moves required in 5/6 workshop, plus Shadow Catch with Wrist Spin, Whip, and Whip with Outside Turn, and Whip with Inside Turn.
Monday, 12/17/07, 8:00 pm
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Class By Request

Details TBA.
Monday, 7/28/08, 8:00 pm

 

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