"Anyone Can Dance" Social Ballroom (Thursday 8pm)
Learn basics of Social Ballroom dances such as Waltz, Foxtrot, ChaCha and Rumba
*** Due to COVID-19 we currently require students to have partners and wear face masks. We do not change partners in class***
What do we teach in this class?
As always, our newcomer dance classes are for people with no dance experience. So, if you never took dance lesson in your life, you are in the right place.
In this dance class we will teach students very basics of popular Ballroom dances. We normally start with Foxtrot or Waltz which seem to be easier dances to pick up for newcomers. Dance class focuses on basic timing and steps of American style Ballroom dance (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango). Class covers pre-bronze dance syllabus steps. Students learn simple dance steps that can be used for social dancing .
The oldest and best known of all Ballroom dances. Waltz is a progressive dance that features a lovely, elegant rise-and-fall action, ¾ time music and a 1-2-3 rhythm.
Tango evolved as a ballroom dance from the Argentine Tango. Tango features sharp movements, head snaps, and a cat-like and stealthy foot action and has an unmistakable staccato feel and major dramatic attitude. The music is in 4/4 time and has a marching rhythm.
This smooth and elegant dance had its beginnings in a New York theatre in 1914. There, a vaudeville actor named Harry Fox began dancing a series of trotting steps to ragtime music as a part of his act. Foxtrot has smooth gliding steps with a heel lead, controlled movement and an easygoing look. The foxtrot is an all-purpose dance that can be performed to many different styles of music.
Cha-Cha originated in Cuba and evolved from a slow version of Mambo called “Triple Mambo”. Cha-Cha is a lively, fun, cheeky and playful dance. It is a non-progressive dance that emphasizes Cuban motion, distinguished by the chasses (cha-cha-cha) typically danced during the 4&1 counts of the music.
Rumba is universally recognized as the "dance of love", distinguished by it's romantic feel. It is danced to slow, sensual music with a Latin beat and features a hip action known as “Cuban Motion.” Continuous, flowing Cuban motion which gives Rumba its sensual look. .