Beginning Level Classes

Sunday

Beginning Ballroom, Latin and Swing

Host: Jacob Jagger

No partner or experience needed.

5:00 Jacob switches dances every two months. Contact him to see which dance they're working on. Drop-ins always welcome! September 9-October 28 Dance is West Coast Swing. November-December dance is East Coast Swing.

6:00 Jacob switches dances every month or two. Contact him to see which dance they're working on. Drop-ins always welcome! September 9-October 28 and November-December dance is Salsa

Cost: $5 drop-in per person per hour; Discount for two-month session: $40/person for one class; $70/person for both classes.

Monday

Beginning Ballroom, Latin and Swing

Host: Cori Grimm

6:45-7:40 No partner or experience needed. New dancers should start on the first day of a three-week series.

September 10-24: Foxtrot — NEW SEASON STARTS TODAY!!*
October 1-15: Night Club Two-Step
October 22-November 5: Tango
November 12-26: Swing
December 3-17: Waltz

Cost: $8 Drop-in; $20 for a 3-week punch card. Second class the same day is half price.  
Fall Season Pass: 
$60/person; $105/couple. Covers 15 classes September 10-December 17 — one class per night. $105/person; $190/couple covers 30 classes — two classes/night, including the 7:40 Evening class. A couple is one leader and one follower. Discount for students. Register on-line at www.upanddancing.com or at the first class.

Tuesday

Adult Ballet Barre

Host: Jeannine Engelhardt

1:30-2:45 Ballet Barre class for adults. No experience needed. Recommended: bring a yoga mat, ballet shoes (bare feet OK, too) and leg warmers or a small towel.

Cost: $10 drop-in. $90 for 10-week punch card.

Zumba

Host: Diane Rasmusson

4:00-5:00 Zumba! All fitness levels welcome.

Cost: First time Free; $5 drop-in; 5 classes for $20; Senior Discounts

Country/Western

Host: Tanya DeHart

6:00-6:30 Beginning Line Dancing

6:30-7:00 Intermediate Line Dancing
7:00-8:00 Partner or Specialty Dancing
8:00-8:15 Intermediate Partner Dancing

No partner needed! No experience needed for Beginning Classes. It's best to start the Partner Dance classes toward the beginning of each month, if you're new.

Cost: $6 Drop-in for the whole night!

 

Wednesday

Youth Ballroom Competition Prep Class

Host: Cori Grimm

4:00 Prep Class for the Southern Oregon Youth Ballroom Competition. Refine your Foxtrot and Rumba steps. 

Cost: $5 drop-in/couple

Argentine Tango

Host: Judith and Jean-Paul

No partner or experience needed for Beginning Lesson.

7:00-8:00pm Basic Beginner (Finding Your Feet) - Drills and exercises to improve connection, balance and technique.

8:00-8:30pm Practica.

8:30-9:30pm Beyond the Basics - Based on requests we will work on Tango, Vals and Milonga to keep skills current and expanding.

Cost: $10 drop-in; $32 for 4-week punch card; $60 for an 8-week punch card. Second class the same day is 50% off. 

Thursday

Zumba Gold

Host: Diane Rasmusson

4:00-5:00 Zumba Gold! All fitness levels welcome. Most Thursdays, check monthly calendar.

Cost: First time Free; $5 drop-in; 5 classes for $20; Senior Discounts

West Coast Swing Lessons and Party

Host: West Coast Swing Group

7-8:00 Beginner, Beyond Beginner, and Intermediate/Advanced lessons (separate rooms)

8:00-9:30 Open dance. Singles and couples welcome!

Cost: $7/person for drop-ins; $24 for a 4-week punch card.

Friday

Youth Competition Prep

Host: Colette Kuhl

5:00-6:00 Get extra help with the Youth Competition Syllabus.

Cost: $5/couple

Friday Night Lesson and Dance

7:30-8:30 Lessons. No partner or experience required.
8:30-10:30 Dance Party.
1st-4th Fridays are Ballroom Nights.
5th Friday is Country/Western Night.
2nd Fridays are especially Beginner-Friendly. 4th Fridays are especially Family-Friendly.

Friday Night Lesson Schedule for October-November:

  • 4th Friday (October 26) Masquerade Ball with Colette. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and intermediate Step of the Week in Tango and Rumba. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing. Masks or Family-Friendly Costumes welcome!
  • 1st Friday (November 2) Ballroom Party with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and Intermediate Step of the Week in Waltz and Rumba. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing.  
  • 2nd Friday (November 9) Beginner-Friendly Ballroom Party with Cori. 7:30 Intro to Ballroom Lesson. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing, additional mini-lesson, mixer and dance hosts.
  • 3rd Friday (November 16) Ballroom Party with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and Intermediate Step of the Week in Foxtrot and Swing. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing.
  • 4th Friday (November 23) Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Theme Party with Colette. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and intermediate Step of the Week in Swing and Cha Cha. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing. Charlie Brown Theme costumes admired.
  • 5th Friday (November 30) Country/Western Party with Tanya. 7:30 Beginnig Lesson. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of WC Swing and Country/Western. 

Hosts: Cori G. (1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays); Colette (4th Fridays); Tanya (5th Fridays)

Cost: $8 General; $6 Youth or after 8:30; 12 and under free with paid adult. 

Saturday

Youth Competition Workshop

Date: Sat, Nov. 17th
Host: Colette Kuhl

10:00-12:30 Ballroom Dance Competition Workshop. Learn all you need to know for the Southern Oregon Youth Ballroom Competition Compulsories (held Dec. 1) at this two-hour workshop. Open to couples ages 8-25.

Colette, Cori, Sydney and Tina will work individually with couples to learn the required Rumba and Foxtrot Syllabus.

This year's competition is hosted by the non-profit Open Floor Community Ballroom Association. Learn more about the competition on their web site: openfloorcba.org.

Cost: $20/couple (Discount for families with 3 or more children participating)

Youth Competition Workshop

Date: Sat, Nov. 17th
Host: Cori Grimm

10:00-12:30 Ballroom Dance Competition Workshop. Learn all you need to know for the Southern Oregon Youth Ballroom Competition Compulsories (held Dec. 1) at this two-hour workshop. Open to couples ages 8-25.

Colette, Cori, Sydney and Tina will work individually with couples to learn the required Rumba and Foxtrot Syllabus.

This year's competition is hosted by the non-profit Open Floor Community Ballroom Association. Learn more about the competition on their web site: openfloorcba.org.

Cost: $20/couple (Discount for families with 3 or more children participating)