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! On break in August. September-October dance is Foxtrot.

6:00 Jacob switches dances every month or two. Contact him to see which dance they're working on. Drop-ins always welcome! On break in August. September-October 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.

August 21 & 28: Intermediate Waltz Routine (Beginning classes resume Sept. 11)

September 4: Beginner Friendly Ballroom Party. No partner or experience necessary. Mini lessons and music for dancing. $3 drop in or FREE for Summer and Fall season pass holders.

September 11-25: Swing — NEW SEASON STARTS TODAY!!*
October 2-16: Foxtrot
October 23-November 6: Rumba
November 13-27 Salsa
December 4-18 Waltz

Cost: $8 Drop-in; $20 for a 3-week punch card. Second class the same day is half price.  Season Pass: $60/person; $100/couple. Covers 15 classs September 11-December 18 — one class per night. $108/person; $195/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.

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

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

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

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.

Friday Night Lesson Schedule for August-September:

  • 3rd Friday (August 18) Belles and Beaus Ball with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Viennese Waltz and Virginia Reel Lesson. 8:30-10:45 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing with a few traditional set dances. Anyone coming in 19th-century attire will be entered into a drawing. (Costumes not required, just admired. Note: This is not the Jacksonville-based Old West/Victorian historical ball. That's in November.)
  • 4th Friday (August 25) Pirates of the Carribean Party with Colette. 7:30 Beginning Lesson in Rumba and Merengue. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing with a Pirate theme. Prize for best costume! 
  • 1st Friday (September 1) Ballroom Party with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and Intermediate Step of the Week in Foxtrot and Zydeco. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing.
  • 2nd Friday (September 8 Ballroom Party with Richard. 7:30 Beginning Bolero and WC Swing Lesson. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing. 
  • 3rd Friday (September 15) Mini Showcase with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and Intermediate Step of the Week in Waltz and Swing.8:30-10:45 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing with a few breaks for exhibitions by Cori's classes.
  • 4th Friday (September 22) Fundraising Gala benefitting Sparrow Clubs with Colette. 7:30 Beginning Night Club Two-StepViennese Waltz Lessons. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing. Formal attire encouraged. A portion of every adult ($8) entry will go to Sparrow Clubs.
  • 5th Friday (September 30) Country/Western Party with Tanya. 7:30 Beginning Lesson. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Country/Western and WC Swing. 

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

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

Saturday

Country/Western Line Dancing

Host: Carly and Dan

6:30-8:30 Line dance workshop. Open to all ages and levels.

Cost: $2 drop-in