Classes

Group Classes are: 1 Hours in duration, beginning at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $8/per person.

 

Individual Lessons: If you want to improve your dance skills technique and styling, learn different dances, earn recognition as a Bronze, Silver or Gold level dancer, or simply want to feel more confident and comfortable on the dance floor, our friendly and experienced instructors will help you meet your objective. You will be guided, coached and encouraged every step of the way. Individual lessons are very affordable at only $30/per half-hour. Please remember, at Dance Partners Dance Studio, there are no contracts to sign. You simply pay-as-you-go.

 

Dance Parties are held once a month on Thursday, in lieu of a Group Class. They are 2 hours in duration beginning at 7pm. The cost is $10 /per person and inludes food, beverages, snacks and dessert.

 

We offer Showcases where students can be seen performing various dances. They are held periodically during the year so please see Events or check the Schedule to see if there is an upcoming Showcase.

 

 

 

 

We offer the following classes

 

Bolero-is a 3/4 dance that originated in Spain in the late 18th century. It is danced by either a soloist or a couple. Bolero is moderately slow tempo and is performed to music which is sung and accompanied by castanets and guitars.

 

Bossa Nova-is a Brazilian dance that followed the creation of Bossa Nova music in the late 1950s. It is a basic three step motion, that feels and counts similar to social Rumba - with the Cuban hip action replaced with a smooth hip sway or roll and with the addition of frequent taps with the foot extended.

 

Cha Cha-The Cha Cha is danced to energetic Latin Music with a steady beat. It is the most popular style of Latin dance and continues to evolve from its roots in the 1950's.

 

Fox Trot-The foxtrot is a smooth progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. It is usually danced to Big Band music, and the feeling is one of elegance and sophistication. This was the first of its kind to allow partners to hold each other closer then arms length.

 

Hustle-The Hustle is a name for several disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s. Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to disco music.

 

Jazz-Jazz is a style of dance that requires a high level of energy and a low center of gravity. Jazz dance often contains body isolations and syncopated counts preformed to up tempo music.

 

Line Dances-We teach all the popular line dances, including the Electric Slide, Bootin' Scootin' Boogie, New York - New York and Sex On the Beach.

 

Mambo-is a merger of Swing and Rumba. This Latin dance from Cuba is characterized as freedom and many quick foot-steps.

 

Merengue-Is a very close style of dance that involved a leader and a follower. This style of dance was considered too scandalous when it first came to America because of the hip movements.

 

Peabody-is a foxtrot type of ballroom dance that came about in the early 20th century. It is essentially a fast one-step danced to lively ragtime music.

 

Quickstep-The movement of the dance is fast and powerfully flowing and sprinkled with syncopations. The upbeat melodies that quickstep is danced to make it suitable for both formal and informal events.

 

Rumba-The Rumba has grown in popularity as a romantic style of Latin Dance. It is a slower dance style with a relaxed hip sway and free arm movements.

 

Salsa-The salsa is a spicier version of the Mambo intertwined with steps from other Latin dances. This is performed to fast tempo music.

 

Slow Dance- is a type of partner dance in which a couple dance slowly, swaying to the music. Foot movement is minimal, but the pair may use their feet to slowly turn on the spot. Because the dance requires little physical concentration, participants can often converse while hugging and swaying across the dance floor.

 

Samba-is a partner dance that are danced with a slight downward bouncing or dropping action. This action is created through the bending and straightening of the knees. The Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Brazil.

 

Swing-Swing dance is used as a general blanket term for a group of dances including Lindy Hop, Bop and Push, the Hustle, Boot Scoot, Shag, Charleston and Hop. Swing dance is most commonly known as a group of dances that developed with the swing style of Jazz music in the 1920s-1950s.

 

Tango-The tango is a very dramatic dance danced in either open embrace, where lead and follow have space between their bodies, or close embrace, where the lead and follow connect either chest-to-chest or in the upper thigh, hip area.

 

Tap-Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm or Jazz tap and Broadway tap.

 

Viennese Waltz-is the genre of a ballroom dance, which is said to be the original form of the waltz. It is danced in the closed hold position where the dancers are constantly turning interspersed with non-rotating change steps to switch between the direction of rotation.

 

Waltz-The waltz is an elegant gliding form of dance. The waltz helps develop grace and poise and can be found at Weddings and formal events.

 

*Students are encouraged to ask for dances not shown on the schedule that they would like to learn.

 

 

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