GROUP CLASSES – Note that for this session only our normal 6-week courses have been reduced to 5-week courses due to the holiday season.
BASICS CLASS — THIS IS THE WAY TO GET STARTED! Beginner level Thu, 6:45 pm * 10/24 – 12/19 * $10 per person or $15 per couple per class — You can just pay at the door for this class
Beginner level This class is designed to introduce you to the basics of dance and lay the foundation for your future learning – basic steps, dance hold, rhythm patterns, how to lead & follow and more. We cover the primary dances — TwoStep, Waltz, Swing and Rumba. This is a DROP IN class, so you do not need to pre-register.
SWING Beyond the Basics Beginner Plus level
Thu 7:45 pm * 11/14 – 12/19 * 5 classes * $58
We will be continuing right along with this oh-so-fun dance! We will continue to add variety, all the while learning how to lead and follow. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
TWO STEP Variations Plus Experienced Learners level
Thu 8:30 pm * 11/14 – 12/19 * 5 classes * $58
Keep it going with this super popular dance. Learn several combinations with an emphasis on styling and building partner skills. Instructor: Ruben Diaz
Silver WALTZ – Variations & Technique Experienced Learners level
Tue 7:45pm * 11/12-12/17 5 classes * $58
We will continue on with our silver-level patterns in the Rumba, and then take a look at Silver level Waltz. You need to have solid experience in this dances before taking this course.
SPECIAL 3-WEEK COURSE
NITE CLUB –Variations Plus FRIDAY 7-8:30 pm * 11/8 – 11/22 All 3 classes – $33 OR you can DROP IN for a class for $15
What a great dance! All the beautiful music you can dance it to! Join us for these special Friday night lessons.. The class will run from 7 to 8, followed by open dancing until 8:30.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT 8:30 ON TUESDAY NIGHTS? We are having a variety of fun-filled-technique-practical-improvement workshops! These are 45-minute workshops we have done over the years that offer great improvement in your dance skills. PLUS they are SO MUCH FUN!!! You can attend by the workshop – $12 per person – or you can enroll all 6 for $60 – OR – If you enroll the Silver Waltz class you can add these workshops on for only $48 more!
STYLING FOR SMOOTH DANCES — Technique and mechanics for traveling dances. Emphasis on improving movement quality. Tue, Nov. 12th – 8:30pm
GETTING THE MOST MILES FROM YOUR STEPS – How to learn one pattern and then apply it to several different dances. One of the fastest ways to build variety. Tue, Nov. 19th – 8:30pm
SPECIAL WORKSHOP!!! It’s our JACK’N’JILL workshop – The workshop that teaches you the most important requirement for partner dancing – empathy for your partner. This workshop will GREATLY improve your lead and follow skills. PLUS you’ll have so much fun!!!! Tue, Nov. 26th – NOTE that this workshop starts at 7:45 and goes to 9:15
MAKING THE MOST OF THE MUSIC – Too many times I hear people say“How do I know what to dance to what music?” It’s a good question, and it’s important to learn how to “hear the beats” and style it up. Many songs lend themselves to several different dances – just depends on the mood you’re in! Tue, Dec. 3rd – 8:30pm
TEXAS SWING – Learn how to make your swing dancing travel around the dance floor. It creates a whole new dance! Great dance for that country music, old and new. Tue, Dec. 10th – 8:30pm
HUSTLE – This dance is timeless, and it teaches quickness, connection, and precision that will carry over into all your other dances. It’s also just plain FUN! Join us — Tue, Dec. 17th – 8:30pm
For the next 3 Fridays — Nov. 8th, 15th, and 22nd — We will be teaching a class on NITE CLUB. This is the perfect dance for all those beautiful slow songs that you would otherwise sit out. You can just drop in and pay $15 for one night or you can enroll for all 3 classes for only $33. The class will start at 7 pm and run until 8. After that, we will have some open dancing until 8:30. This is going to be SO much fun — Do plan to join us!
NOTE THAT THE STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS, NOV. 29TH AND DEC. 6th
CUMBIA GONE WILD!!! Fri, 12/13 * 7-9pm A special workshop presented by Ruben Diaz followed by open dancing to a variety of music. Anyone who thinks this dance is boring is in for a big surprise! Learn how make it exciting and add variety to this Texas classic. $10 per person at the door
IT’S OUR ANNUAL JOYFUL TRADITIONS HOLIDAY DANCE PARTY!
Friday, Dec. 20TH * 7 to 10 pm Refreshments & Exhibitions & Door Prizes Lots & Lots of Dancing! Attire: dressy casual ADMISSION: $12 Ages 12 & under – $5
- Classes are 45 minutes in length unless otherwise noted.
- Pre-registration is required for most courses. Tuition must accompany registration. A place cannot be held for you in a class without your paid tuition.
- Tuition rates are per person unless otherwise noted. Class size is limited; early registration is recommended.
- There are no make up classes nor credits for absences.
- Classes are not open for observation.
- We ask that you please notify us if you are going to be absent from a class. This helps us to do as necessary to keep our male/female ratio comparable.
- CANCELLATION POLICY: To cancel a course/workshop/event for which you have registered, you must notify us by phone 7-days in advance of the course start date in order to receive a full refund or credit.
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. While it is not practical to guarantee an even number of men and ladies for every class, pre-registration allows us to keep a reasonable male/female ratio. 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; registration is always on a first come, first served basis.
An especially nice thing about our group classes is that YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER WITH A PARTNER.* We register a comparable number of men and ladies in each course, and we use a partner rotation system in our classes that ensures fair dance time to everyone. With the exception of Drop In classes and workshops,
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST CLASSES.
LOCATION: Our studio is located at 2113 Vance Jackson in the historic Dell Village shopping strip. We are inside Loop 410 and one block north of I-10. Zip code is 78213.
BUSINESS HOURS: We do not keep set 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.
CONTACTING US: Our business phone is a mobile number so that we can personally answer your calls in a timely manner; however, know that we do not interrupt lessons to answer the phone, so always be prepared to leave a message. (210) 381-6625