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Ballroom, Latin and Swing
Learn all the dances you see on hit shows like "Dancing With the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance". Learn basic patterns that include Foxtrox, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Samba, Tango and more!
The Hustle is the partner version of disco dancing. It is a fast moving, energetic dance characterized by its many turns. The lady spins almost constantly while her partner draws her close and sends her away. Hustle is still very popular at West Coast Swing dances and in some Latin clubs. It is a fusion of swing and disco, a return to partner dancing, a modified lindyhop and jitterbug, still very popular in crowded dance floors in New York. Music played for the Hustle is modern, based upon rhythm and blues .
Hip hop dance is an energetic, urban dance style that is constantly evolving. Danced to pop and hip-hop music, this class will get you grooving with style and "swagger"! Loose, comfortable clothing and sneakers are required to allow for full range of movement.
A very energetic Latin dance. Lots of fun, complete with spins, sharp movement, and crisp turns. Very popular in Latin clubs along with merengue.Incorporating other dance styling techniques into salsa dancing has become very common, for both men and women: shimmies, leg work, arm work, body movement, spins, body isolations, shoulder shimmies, rolls, even hand styling, acrobatics and lifts.
Salsa Rueda is a particular type of round dancing of Salsa. Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person, a caller. Any number of couples, dancing Salsa in a circle, executing Salsa moves and dynamically exchanging partners! What a great way to dance salsa and have fun! What a great way to learn salsa! Learn dozens, even hundreds, of salsa moves. Practice them repeatedly while you dance rueda in class.
This class will focus on traditional tap basics such as time steps, shim sham, and basic drills. Students will notice results in dance movement after a minimum of classes. The classes build on tap basics into combinations which are a delight to the eyes and ears! Try tap for fun and as a way to stay fit!
West Coast Swing
West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance derived from Lindy Hop. It is characterised by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together. The slot is an imaginary area, long and thin, eight or nine feet long if danced at a very slow tempo, but shorter if the music is at a faster tempo. The follower travels back and forth in the slot dancing straight through the man. The leader consistently moves a minimum amount (at mid-way point) to her sides, barely out of her way. She lightly brushes against him each time she passes him.