Beginners Group Dance CLasses


July Classes: 

Swing & Charleston 101 - Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm

Latin Dance 102 - Mondays 7:00-8:30pm

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SWING & CHARLESTON 101

Celebrate the good ol' USA this month by learning dances that were born and raised in the states! Get out your jazz hands, put on your blue suede shoes, and join us for 4 weeks of swingin' spinnin' toe-tappin' good times!

 

About the dance styles:

East Coast Swing derived from Lindy Hop back in the 1940's and had a huge comeback in the 90s with social dance scenes sprouting up in many major cities around the world! Taking on many forms and meanings, East Coast Swing can encompass Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Triple Swing, Single Swing, and many more Swing styles! Our focus in this class will mainly be on Single Swing (if you're curious).

Charleston originated back in the 1920s and had it's revival in the 40's with the rise of Lindy Hop. Danced solo or with a partner, Charleston is a fun, footwork-centric dance that will have you kicking and jumping, and hootin' and hollerin'! 

 

When: 

Wednesdays 7:30-9pm (60 minute class + 30 minute guided practice session)

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

 

Where:

Movement Arts Community Studio: 525 E Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO

 

What You'll Learn:

  • How to find the beat (and dance on it)
  • How to move in sync with a partner
  • The basics required to dance to a variety of Swing music
  • Lots of fun moves to highlight the music and have a blast dancing!

 

What We'll Provide:

  • A relaxed learning environment so you can get the most out of your class.
  • A community of awesome people who are also new to dancing. No intimidation!
  • Intentional and well-planned lessons, focused on the students as individuals and as a group.
  • Compassionate teaching. We are here for YOU.

 

Enroll

$60 per person for all 4 classes & practice sessions ($15 each)

-or-

$48 per person for all four classes & practice sessions if you sign up with a partner ($12 each) - romantic partners, friends, roommates, and relatives all make great partners!

July Beginners Group Class - Enroll 1
60.00

Enroll in all 4 classes at $15 per person per class

 

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July Beginners Group Class - Enroll 2
96.00

Enroll in all 4 classes with a partner at $12 per person per class

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If you'd like to just try it out first or are unable to attend all 4 sessions, please contact Rachael to find out if there is availability in the class before purchasing the drop-in rate below.

July Beginners Group Class - Drop In - Enroll 1
15.00

Please contact Rachael before purchasing a drop in class.

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July Beginners Group Class - Drop In - Enroll 2
24.00

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Latin Dance 102

Salsa, Rumba & Cha ChA

Mondays 7-8:30pm

Includes 60-min class + 30-min guided practice session

$15 per person per class / $24 per couple per class

Who is eligible to take Latin Dance 102?

  • Anyone who took the Latin Dance 101 Mondays class in June!
  • If you did not take 101, you can take 2 private lessons to catch up with the class and enroll in 102. Private lessons must be completed before July 10. Contact Rachael for more info about rates and scheduling.
  • If you are already familiar with the basics of Salsa, Rumba, and ChaCha, contact Rachael to find out if this class would be a good fit for you.

 

When: 

Mondays 7:00-8:30pm (60 minute class + 30 minute guided practice session)

July 10

July 17

July 24

July 31

 

Where:

Movement Arts Community Studio: 525 E Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO

 

What You'll Learn:

  • More fun moves to highlight the music and have a blast dancing!
  • How to differentiate between Salsa, Rumba and Cha Cha music
  • How to apply your skills in a social dance atmosphere
  • A deeper understanding of leading & following the basic moves you already know

 

What We'll Provide:

  • A relaxed learning environment so you can get the most out of your class.
  • A community of awesome people who are also new(-ish) to dancing. No intimidation!
  • Intentional and well-planned lessons, focused on the students as individuals and as a group.
  • Compassionate teaching. We are here for YOU.

 

Enroll

$60 per person for all 4 classes & practice sessions ($15 each)

-or-

$48 per person for all four classes & practice sessions if you sign up with a partner ($12 each) - romantic partners, friends, roommates, and relatives all make great partners!

Latin Dance 102 - Enroll 1
60.00

4 class pack at $15 per class.

Includes 60-minute class & 30-minute practice session

Quantity:
Add To Cart
Latin Dance 102 - Enroll 2
96.00

4 class pack at $12 per person per class.

Includes 60-minute class & 30-minute practice session

Quantity:
Add To Cart

 

If you're unable to make it to all 4 sessions, please contact Rachael to find out if you can drop in when you're available.

Latin Dance 102 - Drop In - Enroll 1
15.00

Please contact Rachael before purchasing a drop in

Includes 60-minute class & 30-minute practice session

Quantity:
Add To Cart
Latin Dance 102 - Drop In - Enroll 2
24.00

Please contact Rachael before purchasing a drop in

Includes 60-minute class & 30-minute practice session

Quantity:
Add To Cart

we also host monthly dance lessons & events in downtown colorado springs

 

Questions? Answers.

Submit this contact form or give us a call at (719) 445-9470 to talk to a human!

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FAQs

+ Who is this class best for?

People who have NEVER taken a partner dance class before or have minimal experience with partner dancing.

People who haven’t danced in a while, but would love to get back at it in a low-stress zero-intimidation environment.

Anyone who would consider themselves a beginner dancer.

Anyone who has experience dancing but wants to go back to revisit the basics while supporting other beginner dancers on their journey of learning!

+ DO I have to sign up with a partner?

Nope! We will rotate partners throughout the class to encourage a social environment and provide the best possible learning process for all. You do get a little $2/class discount if you do sign up with a partner. Note that a partner does not have to be a romantic partner, nor do they have to be of the opposite gender. They can be a friend, roommate, or family member, too!

+ What can i expect to get out of group dance classes?

  • Friends
  • Confidence on the dance floor
  • A better understanding of music
  • The tools you need to have fun dancing with a partner
  • Exercise & Endorphins! Start the week off right with less stress, lots of smiling, and fun!

+ What is the deadline to sign up?

The day of the second class of the session.

+ How many people will be in the class?

We have a minimum of 4 and maximum of 30 students to ensure that everyone is able to hear the teacher, learn, and have fun!

+ Can I still take the class, even if I'm not a "beginner"?

Yes. However, all students in the class must be willing to participate in a beginner's dance atmosphere. (That means zero intimidation, zero showing off, zero teaching your fellow students). If you are an intermediate or advanced dancer and would like to revisit the basics while helping beginners on their journey of learning to dance, you are more than welcome to join us!