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Ballroom Dancing

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These classes are designed for those with little or no ballroom experience, and for those who wish to review the basics. Class- es emphasize how to lead and follow, and move at a pace good for learning and fun. Class includes group exercises to become familiar and comfortable with social dancing.

Partner required; class fee ($50) per person. You will need to bring your own water as there are no drinking fountains available. Leather-soled shoes are preferred. Loose, breathable clothing is suggested.

SECTION 1–Beginning American Tango

American Tango is a fun, flirty and dramatic dance that can bring a sparkle to your winter evenings! Tango is typically danced with staccato movements to 4/4 music with a strong South American rhythm and occasional pop tunes. Come learn the basics and join in the fun! A brief beginner’s tango routine is viewable at https://bit.ly/3TmiHNG.

SECTION 2–Beginning Bolero

American Bolero is an unhurried dance, ideal for what is popularly known as “slow dancing.” It is fun, graceful, and romantic, known as “The Dance of Love.” It originated in the Caribbean, where it is known as Bolero-son, and was initially created for dancing to slow love ballads. This is the first time American Bolero is being offered. It should not be confused with the Spanish Bolero, an older and much faster dance. You can view a sample beginners’ routine at: https://bit.ly/3CJeHzQ.

SECTION 3–Foxtrot

Foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance of long, continuous flowing movements around the entire dance floor. The music is typically vocal/ big band music, and/or some pop. This classic dance is probably the 2nd best-known ballroom dance, after waltz. It can look similar to waltz, but has its own style, uses two different rhythms, and is done to 4/4 music. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers famously performed this dance in films. A sample of a beginner’s routine is available at:  https://bit.ly/3S33vnm.