2113 Vance Jackson

in the historic

Dell Village shopping strip

San Antonio, TX 78213

(210) 381-6625

 

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                          Changing the world...        

                                                                               ...one dance step at a time

           
     

This page includes all of our studio's events and classes, 

as well as general info about our studio.

 

  

   
 

 

Beginner level classes                 Beyond Beg level classes

Open level classes                          Experienced learners classes

Workshops & Events                   Technique classes

Private Lessons                               Bring-Your-Own-Partner Special     

Semi-private lessons                   NewStudentSpecial

Create-a-Class                                  About our group class program     

 Rates/Tuition                                   Registration                                                                   

FALL 1 CLASS SCHEDULE

August 12th - September 22, 2018

Pre-registration is required for all classes

unless otherwise noted

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While some individual events have on-line registration available

our 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week classes require that you

pre-register either by phone or in person.

Beginner level courses review the basic steps, then introduce fun and easy variations to use on  the social floor.  Emphasis is on developing lead/follow skills and basic mechanics. 

 

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BASICS CLASS  -  THIS IS THE WAY TO GET STARTED

Thu 6:45 pm       8/16-9/20       6 classes     $69    Beginner 1 level       This class is designed to introduce you to the basics of dance and lay the foundation for your future learning.  Dances to be covered this session are single-time Swing, TwoStep, and Rumba.

DROP IN OPTION AVAILABLE for this class -- $15 per person per class

 

TWO STEP & WALTZ -- Basic Steps & Variations

Thu 7:30 pm      8/16-9/20       6 classes     $69         Beginner2 level

Following up from the Basics class – Learn several variations you can use on the social dance floor with an emphasis on developing lead and follow skills.  

CLICK HERE to see tuition & multi-Course discounts

 

While some individual events have on-line registration available, our

2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week classes require that you register

either by phone or in person  210-381-6625

Beyond Beginner level courses teach additional variations while introducing technique and styling.  Additional dances are also introduced at this level.  These courses are taught assuming students have practical use of the basics.                               TOP

 

SWING  - Variations Plus                                BeyondBeginner level

Tue 7:45 pm      8/14-9/18       6 classes    $69      

Continuing on with more moves, more styling, more variety and more FUN!   We will work with both single and triple-time.  Combinations, sequences, jazz moves, and improving lead/follow skills.   Students should have practical use of their Swing basics before taking this.

ARGENTINE TANGO  Getting Started          BeyondBeginner level

Mon 7:45           8/13-9/17         6 classes      $69      

The dance of beauty and passion!  Learn your basic moves with an emphasis on lead and follow.  Instructor:  Mario Alvarado 

CLICK HERE to see tuition & multi-Course discounts

While some individual events have on-line registration available,

our 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week classes require that you register

either by phone or in person

Open level classes include students of all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. While completion of our BASICS course is always recommended for newcomers, there are no prereqisites for an open levels class.             top

SALSA – Variations & Styling                            Open level

Mon 8:30           8/13-9/17         6 classes    $69         

Continuing along with instructor, MARIO ALVARADO, you will learn new variations and combinations plus how to get the special style!  You must be familiar with your Salsa basics before taking this class.

DROP IN OPTION AVAILABLE for this class -- $15 per person per class

CHA CHA – Basic Steps & Variations                           Open level

Thu 8:30 pm      8/16-9/20       6 classes     $69              

A dance that is way more versatile than most people realize -- We will review the basic steps, then cover all the different things we can do with them!

 

WEST COAST  Getting Started                      Open level

Fri  7:00           9/7-9/21              3 classes      $39

What a great dance!!!   Learn the basic steps, mechanics, and rhythm patterns with special emphasis on how to lead and follow. 

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CLICK HERE to see tuition & multi-Course discounts

While some individual events have on-line registration available, our

2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week classes require that you register

either by phone or in person      210-381-6625

Experienced Learners' Level -  These are classes designed for the experienced dancers who have completed beginner and intermediate courses and have practical use of their basics.

RUMBA  - Variations & Technique         ExperiencedLearners level

Tue 8:30pm      8/14-9/18       6 classes         $69 

We will continue adding variations with emphasis on developing lead and follow skills, as well as Latin styling.        CLICK HERE to see multi-Course discounts

While some individual events have on-line registration available,

our 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week classes require that you register

either by phone or in person

 

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Tuition for group class courses

6-week courses

[ 6-week course includes six 45-minute classes]

 $69 for 1 course * $132 for  2 courses

$180 for 3 courses * $228 for 4 courses

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Tuition for other courses, specialty courses,

workshops, and events vary;

Refer to those particular class listings for rates.

Rates for group classes are per person

unless otherwise specified.

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    WHAT’S THAT?  

   I CAN ACTUALLY TRAIN WITH

                                     THE TEACHERS? 

         I  CAN LEARN ALL THE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT WILL IMPROVE MY          DANCING AND MAKE MY LEARNING EASIER AND MORE  LOGICAL?

 

WOW!  WHO COULD PASS THIS UP?!?

These sessions are part of our weekly training for our teaching staff and apprentices.  YOU are being invited to attend them. 

This is a GREAT way to expand your learning. 

Please visit with Wanda if you have any questions.

TUESDAYS  6:45 pm  *  Tuition:  $13 per session

Aug. 21st    FINDING THE FUN IN FUNDAMENTALS   Never overlook the basics.  They are the most advanced part of the dance.

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Aug. 28th    TECHNIQUE FOR SMOOTH DANCES    What gives you the   look and feel of skating around the floor?  We will apply this technique to our Waltz and the Foxtrot.

CLICK HERE for convenient on-line registration

 

Sept. 4th    HOW TO LEAD & FOLLOW IN PEACE   Partner dancing is teamwork.  It is not one rules and the other consents – it is a partnership!  Learn how to work together.

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Sept. 11th  LEARNING CHOREOGRAPHY    Use a somewhat different approach when learning choreographed material.

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Sept. 18th   MAKING THE MOST OF THE MUSIC  

What to dance to what is being played   Learn how to “hear the beat” all the while considering your many dance options for a song.

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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

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MONTHLY

STUDIO PARTY

Fri, Aug. 17th • 8-10 pm

General dancing to a variety of music 

Door Prizes!

$8 at the door

Special rate for ages 12 & under -  $5 at the door

MAMBO

Workshop & Dance Social

 Fri, Aug. 24th  * 8-10 pm

Fun and easy lesson followed by general dancing

to a variety of music

*  Open to all learning levels  *

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$10 in adv or $12 at the door

Special rate for ages 12 & under -  $5 at the door

CLICK HERE for convenient on-line registration

 

TWO STEP

Workshop & Dance Social

 Fri, Aug. 31st  * 8-10 pm

Fun and easy lesson followed by general dancing

to a variety of music

*  Open to all learning levels  *

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$10 in adv or $12 at the door

Special rate for ages 12 & under -  $5 at the door

CLICK HERE for convenient on-line registration

BACHATA

with Mario

Workshop & Dance Social

 Fri, Sept. 7th  * 8-10 pm

Fun and easy lesson followed by general dancing

to a variety of music

*  Open to all learning levels  *

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$10 in adv or $12 at the door

Special rate for ages 12 & under -  $5 at the door

CLICK HERE for convenient on-line registration

SWING

Workshop & Dance Social

 Fri, Sept. 14th  * 8-10 pm

Fun and easy lesson followed by general dancing

to a variety of music

*  Open to all learning levels  *

.

$10 in adv or $12 at the door

Special rate for ages 12 & under -  $5 at the door

CLICK HERE for convenient on-line registration

MONTHLY

STUDIO PARTY

Fri, Sept. 21st • 8-10 pm

General dancing to a variety of music 

Door Prizes!

$8 at the door

Special rate for ages 12 & under -  $5 at the door

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CURRENT SPECIALS

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New Student Special

A great way to get started!  

  • Introductory private lesson
  • One follow-up private lesson
  • 6-week BASICS group class course
  • One practice session with a studio assistant
  • Admission to one Friday night workshop
  • Admission to one monthly student party

 

$222 value – 

 

Only $119 for individual or

$139 per couple!

This offer is available for new students only (first time enrollment)

and with select instructors only.  Entire course must be used within 8 weeks from date of enrollment.   All policies for instruction apply.

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Special

Bring-Your-Own-Partner

6-Week Course

Your 6-week BYOP course includes

Enrollment in one of our

6-week group class courses

Your choice

PLUS

2 Private Lessons  <45 mins each> 

Scheduled by appointment * Personalized lesson plan

PLUS

Admission to our monthly studio party

Perfect opportunity to practice what you are learning

$189 per couple  <Value $276>

 

DETAILS:

  • Course must be enrolled at the onset of a 6-week session.
  • Entire course must be completed by the end date of that 6-week session.
  • There are no makeup classes available, nor credit for missed classes.
  • Lessons/classes are not transferrable to other persons;  entire course must be used by couple designated on enrollment.
  • Exception:  If couple is unable to attend monthly studio party, they have the option of passing along their admission tickets to someone else.
  • Because this is a BYOP course, couple will have the option of NOT rotating partners in the group class.
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

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Private lessons can be enrolled by the lesson or by the course.

We do not do any long-term courses or contracts. 

Private lessons are 45 minutes in length.  

Tuition ranges from $55 to $69 per lesson,

depending upon frequency of lessons.

Rates are the same for individuals or couples.  

Be sure to take advantage of our

Introductory private lesson

for only $25*  

Appointment times are available afternoons and evenings

during the week and on Saturday afternoons.

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*limit one introductory private lesson per student/couple. 

some restrictions apply.

 

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Semi-Private Lessons

Combining the best of private instruction

and group class learning

In a semi-private lesson, you experience the ideal balance between private instruction and group class learning.  Like a group class, a semi-private lesson is taught as part of a course with a specific agenda of dances, variations and outcomes.  Like a private lesson, each couple receives individual attention and recommendations for learning better.  

Team up with another couple or two and get with us to form your very own personalized semi-private course.  semi-private sessions are available for 2 or 3 couples. 

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Special “3-week-3-couple” courses

tuition:  $99 per couple

enrollment limited to 3 couples per course

Partners are not rotated 

Each lesson is 45 minutes in length

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Policies for semi-private courses: 

  • a semi-private course is a 3-lesson / 3-couple course.
  • the day, time, and dates are pre-set. 
  • there are no make up classes nor credits for missed lessons.
  • partners are not rotated on semi-private lessons.
  • standard course cancellation policy applies.

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LOCATION  The Wanda Deagen Studio is located at 2113 Vance Jackson in the historic Dell Village shopping strip.  We are inside Loop 410 and 1 block north of I-10.  Zip code - 78213                                  top

BUSINESS HOURS   We do not keep regular business hours since a large part of our teaching is done on an appointment basis.  We recommend you call ahead before stopping by the studio to be sure we will be available at that time.


CONTACTING US   Our business phone is a cell number so that we can personally answer your phone calls in a more timely fashion; however, know that we do not interrupt lessons to answer the phone and you should always be prepared to leave a voice mail.

Call (210) 381-6625 *  or email us  wdeagen@wandadeagen.com

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ABOUT OUR GROUP CLASSES

 

 

Our group class program is a structured curriculum, designed to take you from your first steps on up. Our standard courses are 6 weeks and have designated learning levels such as beginner 1, beginner 2, beyond beginner, etc. Each learning level includes multiple courses, so students should expect to move through the various levels at a gradual pace. We also have specialty courses that range from 2 to 4 weeks. 

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Always remember that unless otherwise noted, partners are rotated throughout the class. Pre-registration is required for all of the above-mentioned courses.

 

WORKSHOPS are offered as supplements to the standard curriculum. Workshops are most often an "open levels" class; however, certain ones are designated for advanced learners.  Some of these require pre-registration; however, most allow at-the-door admission. Nearly all workshops offer convenient on-line registration.

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TECHNIQUE CLASSES are individual sessions focused on improving form and execution. They may include styling, body development, movement mechanics, or theory. These classes allow at-the-door admission.

 

Our BYOP classes are special sessions which require you "bring your own partner". It is in these group classes only that we do not rotate partners. Most of these classes require pre-registration, but some allow you to register at the door or get a discount for pre-registering.

 

 

policies for group classes  

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Policies for group classes

 

Please review all information before registering

 

  

Group classes are 45 minutes in length unless otherwise noted.

• Pre-registration is required for most courses. Tuition must accompany registration.

• Tuition rates are per person unless otherwise specified.

• Class size is limited; early registration is recommended.

• There are no make up classes nor credits for absences.

• No video taping is allowed in any group classes or workshops.

• Classes are not open for observation.

  

• Dress code restrictions: no sleeveless shirts for men. No halter tops or backless dresses for ladies.

 

• It is our standard practice to rotate partners in all group classes. This not only makes learning more fun, but it helps to develop lead & follow skills. Private instruction, semi-private and/or byop classes are available for students who do not wish to rotate partners.

  

• While it is not practical to guarantee an even number of men and ladies for every class, pre-registration allows us to keep a comparable male/female ratio. Obviously, we have no control over absences, but our partner rotation system ensures fairness to everyone. Also, we have members of our support staff available for every class to assist us as needed.

 

 • There is a minimum number of students required in order for each class to make. Late registration may be available, but we strongly encourage getting registered early. Because class size is limited, classes often fill; and registration is always on a first come, first served basis.

 

Cancellation policy 

 To cancel a course/workshop/event for which you have registered, you must notify us by phone or in person 7 days in advance of the course start date in order to receive a refund or credit.  

 

 

 

Our studio proudly abides by the “play nice” policy.  

Patience and courtesy with your partners must be  

practiced at all times.

 

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For your general information, know that our group classes meet as scheduled except in the case of extreme weather conditions. Should weather advisory ever direct that people stay inside their homes and not travel except in emergency situations, classes will be cancelled. Notice of cancellation will always be posted on this site at the top of this current schedule page and will be added to our voice mail. Students will be offered a credit for the missed class should they choose to accept it.

 

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you build it.  we teach it.

 Create-a-Class info

This is another one of our special offerings at our studio. 

Our Create-a-Class program lets you build a class

customized for you and your group.  

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What kinds of groups do these classes? 

Families  <parents, grandparents, kids, cousins>  gather together the kin folks and enjoy a special time like none other with your family. 

Office groups – co-workers, professional peers (the supervisor who needs to loosen up!)  you’ll end up with more smiles at work.

Church groups – gather a group from your sunday school class – it’s good clean fun! 

Singles groups – are you part of a singles group?  they would love to do this! 

Youth groups – a most excellent experience for young folks –  not only do they enjoy it, but they are learning a skill they can use for the rest of their lives. 

Couples  – work, kids, hectic schedules --  dancing is a wonderful activity for any couple.  they can actually give each other their full attention while learning to dance! 

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How many people do i need for the class?

It’s up to you how many people you want to in your class.  groups can range in size with the maximum being 40 participants.   

What will we learn? 

That’s also up to you.  we will visit with you in advance and discuss what dances and what level of instruction will be right for your group. 

How many classes will we have?

Classes are available as a one-time workshop or in 3, 4 or 6-week courses.

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Call us today -- we will be happy to visit with you

about the perfect class for your group.

 

Here is some general information on how to create-a-class. 

What do you want to learn?  All classes are customized for you. 

Select from any of the following dances…

rumba                        waltz                         tango                     two step

salsa                          merengue                 swing                      tejano

cha cha                     cumbia                        fox trot                polka 

Or choose any one of these suggested lesson packages

available in 4 or 6-week courses:            

  

GO COUNTRY --  basics steps and variations for the texas two step, the polka,  and the swing 

LATIN FEVER – basic steps and variations for the rumba, salsa, and merengue 

BIG BAND DANCING – basic steps and variations for fox trot and swing 

STRICTLY BALLROOM – a fun and easy introduction to fox trot, waltz, rumba, and swing 

ROMANCE DANCING – simple instruction for tango, rumba, and nite club dancing 

GET OUT ON THE FLOOR – simple instruction to get you out on the floor in a variety of social settings – something for slow, something for fast, something that travels, something that twirls…

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Get with us now to

create-a-class

Your group will love you for it!

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COMING UP IN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS

MONTHLY

STUDIO PARTY

Fri, Aug. 17th • 8-10 pm

General dancing to a variety of music 

Door Prizes!

$8 at the door

Special rate for ages 12 & under -  $5 at the door

 

JOIN US AT

BRAUN HALL!

Sat, Aug. 18th

Wanda is teaching a free class on Swing at 6:45 -

band starts at 7:30. 

Only a $10 admission at the door!

 

FINDING THE FUN IN FUNDAMENTALS

Tue, Aug. 21st  *  6:45 pm   

Never overlook the basics.  They are the

most advanced part of the dance!!!

CLICK HERE for convenient on-line registration

 

MAMBO

Workshop & Dance Social

 Fri, Aug. 24th  * 8-10 pm

Fun and easy lesson followed by

general dancing

to a variety of music

*  Open to all learning levels  *

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$10 in adv or $12 at the door

Special rate for ages 12 & under - 

$5 at the door

CLICK HERE for convenient on-line registration

 
     

SUMMER 2 SESSION CLASSES

BASICS CLASS  -  THIS IS THE WAY TO GET STARTED

Thu 6:45 pm   7/5-8/9    6 classes  Beginner 1 level      This class is designed to introduce you to the basics of dance and lay the foundation for your future learning.  Dances to be covered this session are Waltz, TwoStep, and single-time Swing.

DROP IN OPTION AVAILABLE for this class --

$15 per person per class

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SWING  - Variations Plus

Tue 7:45 pm      7/3-8/7           6 classes              BeyondBeginner level

We are getting with it in this class!  Combinations, sequences, jazz moves, and improving lead/follow skills.   Students should have practical use of their Swing basics before taking this course.

SALSA – Basic Steps & Beyond

Thu 8:30        7/5-8/9              6 classes             BeyondBeginner level

What a hot dance!  Continuing along with instructor, MARIO ALVARADO, we will review the basics all the while learning new variations and combinations.  You must be familiar with your Salsa basics before taking this class.

DROP IN OPTION AVAILABLE for this class -- $15 per person per class

 

RUMBA  - Variations & Technique

Tue 8:30pm     7/3-8/7      6 classes          ExperiencedLearner’s level

We will cover advanced level patterns with special emphasis on styling and technique. 

BACHATA  - Basics  &  Beyond

Thu 7:30 pm      7/5-8/9                 6 classes                 Open Level       Quick review of the basic moves, then on to several variations.  Emphasis is on developing lead/follow skills and basic styling.  Instructor:  Mario Alvarado

 
   
   

 

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