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Tuesday BLUES Classes @ China Harbor (All Welcome!)

Join us for some our top notch dance classes this Fall -- a really fun way to meet people, develop some great dance skills, and have a wonderful time!


                                Sept-Oct DANCE Classes. 

                  TO REGISTER:  Go to

FOUR TUESDAY's:  (Sept 10 - Oct 1), plus free guided practice until 9:45pm.  All TUESDAY NIGHT classes are held at China Harbor (See directions below) 

• 7:00-8:00:  "Blues for the Soul" - Learn the basics of this very expressive, versatile, musical dance form that will become the foundation to every other dance style you will learn. Perfect for both beginning dancers or for more experienced dancers who want to work on fine-tuning their partnering, connection, and musicality skill. A truly eye-opening experience! All welcome - No Partner Needed.  **NOTE:  In this class, partnering will be done in standard dance frame, not close-embrace.

• 8:15-9:15: "Blues for the Body & Soul -- Swinging The Blues" - Building on our blues foundation, we learn to incorporate higher energy 'walking blues' and swing into our steps, as well as to explore alternate rhythms and fun, improvisational stylings.  Perfect for both beginning dancers or experienced dancers who want to focus on partnering and connection while learning a whole lot more about dancing outside the box.  Fun! Fun! Fun!  Even more perfect if taken together with the 7:00pm "Blues for the soul" class.   9:15-9:40:  Guided Practice for class participants 


FOUR WEDNESDAY's: (Sept 11 - Oct 2), plus free guided practice until 9:45pm. All WEDNESDAY NIGHT classes are held at China Harbor! (See directions below)

• 7:00-8:00:  "Foxtrot" - Playing with shadow Variations  - Transport yourself back to the wonderful big band era of the 1930's-1940's by learning the most popular dance of that period - the fabulous Foxtrot!  We'll start by reviewing the basic footwork & foundations, then quickly move on to fun shadow variations, as well as introduce a little modern music into the equation.    Perfect for adv beg/int level dancers (non-novice).  Some familiarity with basic social dance required. Ideal to take in conjunction with the 8:15pm "Night Club 2-Step" class. (Level: Non-novice Beg/Int. All welcome - No partner needed) 

• 8:15-9:15: "Night Club 2-Step" -- Playing with Latin Combinations:  Learn the foundations of this beautiful, flowing, & elegant dance style, starting with the basics, then quickly moving on to some terrific latin-styled combinations & variations from Ari's repertoire of fun, original moves. Perfect for beg/int level dancers . CLICK HERE to see an example of NC2S. (Level: Non-novice Beg/Int)  All welcome - No partner needed).  9:15-9:40: Guided Practice for class participants



FOUR THURSDAY's: (Sept 12 - Oct 3), plus free guided practice & social until 9:45pm.  PLEASE NOTE: The THURSDAY NIGHT classes are held at PRIVATE HOME STUDIO in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle (Directions to be given upon registration)

• 7:00-8:00:  "Basic Balboa for Swing Dancers"  - "Balboa" is a phenomenal, close-connection, ragtime jazz era dance typically done to faster Charleston-style swing music. In this class we'll cover the foundations to this wonderful dance, along with some smooth variations and stylings that'll know your socks off!  A great way to have fun and play with the slightly faster swing music! (Level: Non-novice Beg/Int.  Comfort with basic ECS steps and partnering is recommended)  All welcome - No partner needed)

• 8:15-9:15:  "Ari's Favorite Swing Combinations"  - Take your East Coast Swing to a whole new level with some of Ari's favorite swing combinations that incorporate alternate rhythms, fusion, and easy to lead/follow steps and patterns. This is the class that adds the "WOW" factor to your swing!  A whole lotta fun!.  (Level: Non-novice Beg/Int.  Comfort with basic ECS steps and partnering is recommended)  All welcome - No partner needed)




All Tuesday & Wednesday classes will be held at China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave N., Seattle, WA.  There is plenty of free parking available.  Doors to the dance hall open at 6:45. Come early to sign in, change shoes, stretch, warm up, etc.  China Harbor has a full bar and dinner menu as well. 

All Thursday classes will be held at a Private Studio  in the Eastlake Neighborhood of Seattle.  Detailed directions will be sent upon registration. Come early to sign in, change shoes, stretch, warm up, etc.  Stay after for the guided practice, socializing, & schmoozing.


Each Tues, Wed, or Thur class series includes 4 hrs of instruction, and 3 hrs of guided practice following the second class.  Classes are designed to be taken in pairs (ie, take both together each night)

• One 4-week series  = $50 

• Two 4-week series  = $95  ($5 savings)

• Three 4-week series  = $140  ($10 savings)

• Four 4-week series  = $185  ($15 savings)


                     TO REGISTER:  Go to

                               Class size is limited, so register early!

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