Private Dance Lessons are scheduled at your convenience Monday through Sunday depending on availability.
Please note – Your weekly email will have the dances that are being taught in group classes.
Sundays – Set your week off dancing to a good start at our VARIETY CLASS AND PARTY. 1st and 3rd Sundays are reserved for Students Only. 2nd and 4th Sundays are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Check the calendar for other Public Events. Bring a bottle of wine or beer to share if you like to share with your friends (we know you’d rather be dancing than drinking). Please no liquor.
Mondays – Basic Bronze Class – This month this class will be taught by Jack Geenty. The class is structured to give the students who are taking private lessons new ways to use the basic patterns in two dances. “Practice makes perfect!”
Silver Class – This month this class will be taught by Melanie Dale. This class focuses on advanced dances such as Viennese Waltz, West Coast Swing, Bolero as well as the six major dances.
Tuesdays – Newcomer Class – Taught by Jack Geenty this month, this class is designed to teach Newcomers just how easy it is to learn 5 basic elements that are used in all of the social dances. True, each dance has its own style and technique, but there are only 5 elements that you need to learn to be able to get up and dance! The elements are done in different dance positions to different rhythms which comprises the different ways you move with a partner.
Newcomer Practice Party – After you have learned the basic 5 elements and how we put them together for various dances such as Foxtrot and Swing, it is time to practice under the supervision of the instructors, with the instructors and with other students who love to help the newcomers get started. How could you ask for more? ” And FUN is had by all.” You must be a guest or on a dance program to attend this event. Call today if you are a newcomer! We would love to meet you and show you a good time!
Wednesdays – Associate Bronze – This class works on an intermediate level of Bronze which is a very popular level of social dancing. Students on a program that have completed Basic Bronze are ready to expand their knowledge beyond the basics.
Ballroom & Latin Fitness Class – Melanie Dale teaches this class which is a combination of stretching and learning advanced or simple movement (whatever you are capable of) in many of the ballroom and latin dances. Once you learn the ways to move in each dance, you can incorporate your newly learned skills into your dancing with a partner.
Thursdays - Full Bronze - This class is working on different rhythms and exploring new dance positions such as “shadow” and “left or right side” position.
Latin Club Dancing – Taught by Rachel Goodrich, this class explores all the different ”Latin” dances such as Salsa,Bachata and Cumbia to name a few over a 3 month period. This class is Open to the Public for a fee and is included in the dance program tuition. (An added bonus)
Saturdays – Basic Bronze & Associate Bronze classes are offered for those students that can’t make it during the week or those that are just industrious students.
Yoga – Want to start your weekend off right? We are blessed to have Briana Young Roane teaching yoga on Saturday mornings at 8:30. A Testimonial from one of her students in Raleigh: Practicing with Briana is challenging, invigorating, and intensely rewarding, both physically and mentally. Through her instruction, guidance, and personal attention, I have grown stronger and more physically capable than I ever thought possible. Establishing a regular practice with Briana has also contributed to my feeling healthier, happier, more stable, more energized, and more balanced, connected, and aware than ever before.
Check out her profile HERE!
Stretch and Strengthen Class - Need to stretch those aching muscles and open up those back vertebrae? This class is for everyone who wants to strengthen their back and core while stretching those tight muscles in the legs and hips. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t need that! A strong back is a healthy body. This class will be taught by Melanie Dale assisted by Sunny Smith. Melanie bases the class on her college jazz dance training with Frank Wagner. Frank has passed away but his legend lives on in the dance world.
Mr. Wagner was perhaps best known for his work at the International School of Dance at Carnegie Hall in New York, where he taught modern jazz movement for more than 25 years. Among his students were Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno, Shirley Jones and innumerable Broadway dancers. He also taught at the International Dance Festival in Cologne, Germany, and at the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen.