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-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! 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.

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 classes 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 September-October:

  • 5th Friday (September 29) Country/Western Party! 7:30 Beginning Country/Western Lesson with Tanya. 8:30-10:30 Dance to a mix of Country/Western and West Coast Swing.
  • 1st Friday (October 6) Mini Showcase Night and Party! with Cori. 7:30 Beginning Lesson and Intermediate Step of the Week in Foxtrot and Samba. 8:30-10:45 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing. There will be some dance exhibitions scattered in with the open dancing from 8:30-9:00 tonight. Dance until 10:45.
  • 2nd Friday (October 13) Ballroom Party with Richard. 7:30 Beginning Lesson in Waltz and American Tango. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin & Swing.
  • 3rd Friday (October 20) Ballroom Party 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. 
  • 4th Friday (October 27) Masquerade Ball! 7:30 Beginning Viennese Waltz and Tango lesson with Colette. 8:30-10:30 Dancing to a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Swing. Costumes encouraged!

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

Youth Competition Workshop

Date: Sat, Oct. 21st
Host: Cori Grimm

10:00-12:00 Ballroom Dance Competition Workshop. Learn all you need to know for the Southern Oregon Youth Ballroom Competition Compulsories (held Dec. 2) at this two-hour workshop. Open to couples ages 10-22.

Colette, Cori and Tina will work individually with couples to learn the required Waltz and Swing 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, Oct. 21st
Host: Colette Kuhl

10:00-12:00 Ballroom Dance Competition Workshop. Learn all you need to know for the Southern Oregon Youth Ballroom Competition Compulsories (held Dec. 2) at this two-hour workshop. Open to couples ages 10-22.

Colette, Cori and Tina will work individually with couples to learn the required Waltz and Swing 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)