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Dancing with a Partner, Beginner

Designed for couples, this course emphasizes how to move with each other on the dance floor, providing basic patterns and an introduction to the most popular types of dances. Learn lead and follow techniques and what to listen for to determine which dance type goes with the music. The pace of learning moves along, but review is done regarding the previous material learned. Students should wear shoes which have a back for the heel and the sole should allow the student to slide, such as a leather sole.

Tuesdays, 9/7-9/28, 6-7pm, Richland, $67 per couple, ZDA 001
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Dancing with a Partner, Level II

Level II is a continuation of the Beginner course. Along with a review, additional patterns will be introduced. Students should wear shoes which have a back for the heel and the sole should allow the student to slide, such as a leather sole. Prerequisite: Dancing with a Partner, Beginner or Pre-Bronze American Style Smooth Dancing.

Tuesdays, 10/5-11/2 (no class 10/12), 6-7pm, Richland, $67 per couple, ZDA 005
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Night Club Slow Dancing, Beginner

When the music slows down we all want to take our special someone out onto the dance floor, even us guys who say we can’t dance. To make the most of dancing with your partner join us to learn how to make the experience much more enjoyable with a little bit of style and steps that will flow for the both of you. Students should wear shoes which have a back for the heel and the sole should allow the student to slide, such as a leather sole.

Tuesdays, 9/7-9/28, 8-9pm, Richland, $67 per couple, ZDA 024
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Polka, Beginner

In Western PA, Polka is one of the most popular dances at most weddings. Most of us learned to polka from our parents or grandparents, but sometimes we forget or never quite pick up on some of the patterns. We will learn the basic, underarm turns, back to back patterns, complete turns down the floor, and more. This is a fun course and even experienced polka dancers will pick up something new. Students should wear shoes which have a back for the heel and the sole should allow the student to slide, such as a leather sole.

Tuesdays, 10/5-11/2 (no class 10/12), 8-9pm, Richland, $67 per couple, ZDA 035
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Swing & Jitterbug, Beginner

Whether it’s the music from the big bands, the oldies, or current top forties, many songs are written for swing or jitterbug. Learn basic patterns, lead and follow techniques, and how to recognize which music is for swing or jitterbug dancing. Students should wear shoes which have a back for the heel and the sole should allow the student to slide, such as a leather sole.

Tuesdays, 9/7-9/28, 7-8pm, Richland, $67 per couple, ZDA 026
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Swing & Jitterbug, Level II

Level II is a continuation of the Beginner course. Along with a review, additional patterns will be introduced. Students should wear shoes which have a back for the heel and the sole should allow the student to slide, such as a leather sole. Prerequisite: Swing & Jitterbug, Beginner or Bronze I Dancers.

Tuesdays, 10/5-11/2 (no class 10/12), 7-8pm, Richland, $67 per couple, ZDA 028
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