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We started this group because we love teaching ballroom dancing! Our purpose is to change people's lives for the better by helping them grow in confidence while learning in a safe, joyful, and fun environment to learn. You are invited to join this meetup if you want to learn ballroom dancing and/or refine your steps and you will experience...
Great exercise for the Body,
Wonderful sharpening for the Mind
Laughter, smiles, and fun for the Spirit

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Beginning FOXTROT / Beyond Beginning 2 SWING

Clark College in Vancouver, WA


THIS IS A CLARK COLLEGE CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES OF DANCE CLASSES. Please call[masked] Ext 1 or Online at ECD.clark.edu to register. JAN 9 - FEB 13, 2019 (6 weeks) Wednesday Night Classes Beginning FOXTROT 6:30 -7:30pm Beyond Beginning 2 SWING 7:30 - 8:30pm TO REGISTER for FOXTROT: Learn the rhythm, tempos, music, steps, and versatility of the Foxtrot ballroom dance. Understand how Foxtrot has the same rhythm as Swing but is moved around the dance floor instead of danced in place. Dance it in your favorite nightclub using smaller steps. Discover how this rhythm can be danced to classic Frank Sinatra and to newer artists of Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles. You don't want to sit these songs out! Learn dance etiquette, techniques for partner lead and follow, 6 or more Foxtrot steps. Develop this great hobby of dancing with your partner while also forming other friendly relationships in the dancing community. Singles and couples welcome, you will asked to change partners to learn more effectively. TO REGISTER for Foxtrot: ://ecd.clark.edu/classes/class.php?SKU=G026 TO REGISTER for SWING: This is a continuation of the two recent swing sessions taught at Clark College. Several dancers have requested more advanced swing steps, so we are offering this additional to help with those wishes. Advancing your Swing skills will complement our ballroom and Latin classes scheduled to be taught throughout this year. All experienced swing dancers are welcome to attend. We have already covered swing underarm turn moves, closed basic, sugar push, cuddle, tuck ins and reverse spins in single & triple rhythms. We will add Lindy rhythms, moves including inside and outside whips, side by side passes, and more. Songs from decades past to today’s hits will be played. Bring your suggested Swing favorites and we’ll include them in our playlist. TO REGISTER for Swing: https://ecd.clark.edu/classes/class.php?SKU=G373 YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER ASAP , SO REGISTRARS AT THE COLLEGE CAN PROCEED WITH THE CLASS! Classes taught by Joseph and Julieann Platt For more info call:[masked] or email [masked] LOCATION is MAIN CAMPUS,Room OSC 218 “Add dance to your palate for 2019 and you’ll be enjoying the finest cuisine!”

Dancing to a Live Music on Wednesdays!

Vancouver Elks Lodge


Live Band Charles and the Angels! They play a great variety of ballroom dance music from waltz to swing and everything in between. They've only been doing this for 3 weeks now and we have been averaging 80 to 100 people! The dance is every Wednesday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM at the Vancouver Elks. There is a $5.00 cover. The dance is open to the public. We open the room at 6:00pm, if people should like to come early and eat before they dance. Food service is available 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Elks membership is not required to attend this dance.

Saturday Social Dance and Lesson

Riverside Performing Arts


Join us for a social dancing in Vancouver USA! The Saturday night dance always draws between 30 -70 people, although most do not sign up through Meetup. Come see for yourself! ;-) This event is organized by VanCity Ballroom. From swing to waltz to salsa, our DJs offer a variety of music for you to enjoy. New to dance? No problem! Join us for a beginner's lesson included in the cover charge. Beginner's Lesson with different instructors every Saturday! Cover: $8 Lesson - 7pm-7:30pm Open Dancing - 7:30pm-10:00pm https://www.facebook.com/VanCityBallroom/ vancityballroom.com Call (503)[masked] for more info.

Beg 'THE SWINGS'/ Beyond Beg QUICKSTEP/ Int WALTZ-Choreographed Dance Formation

Please RSVP here to attend any or all of the 3 classes offered per evening! The number signed up here does not represent the full class count. Most of our students do not sign up through Meetup. Come on out and see for yourself!!! COUPLES and SINGLES welcome!! You do not need to have a partner. JANUARY 20 -FEBRUARY 24, 2019 (6 weeks) Sunday Classes Beginning THE SWINGS 5:30-6:30pm Beyond Beginning QUICKSTEP 6:30-7:30pm Intermediate WALTZ Choreographed Routine Formation 7:30-8:30pm PRICING: $60/6-wk session of classes $12 drop=in per class We offer take 1 class, get 50% off other 2 classes offered the same evening. Good for session or drop-ins. No multiple class discounts applied to INTERMEDIATE WALTZ CLASS. $60/session ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FULL SESSION========= 1 HOUR = $60, 2 HOURS =$90, 3 HOURS=$150 DROP-IN CLASS========= 1 HOUR=$12, 2 HOURS =$18, 3 HOURS= $30 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE SWINGS, Beginning - 3 different East Coast Swing rhythms will be explored in this session; Single,Double(Jitterbug),Triple time to widen your repertoire. We will emphasize DOUBLE rhythm(a most popular rhythm for today’s high energy music), adding to your Swing skills- making the class appropriate for BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATE dancers. Some examples of music to by: Single rhythm: Feel It Still(Portugal the Man), lots of Chuck Berry, Double: Wham(George Michael), Why Don’t we just dance(Josh Turner), Fine Young Cannibals/Good Thing Triple: Pride&Joy(Stevie Ray Vaughn), Exes and Ohs/Ellie King. QUICKSTEP - Love to dance to fast Swing music?! Take that same rhythm and energy and move it around the Dance floor in Quickstep. We’ll continue to offer ways to slow it down throughout a song by using ONESTEP rhythm and patterns. Surprisingly, Quickstep can be danced to a variety of musical styles from artists such as Fred Astaire, KT Tunstall(Suddenly I See), Billy Idol, Herb Alpert, Caro Emerald, and more. Steps taught in Beginning were Quarter Turns to Right & Left, Progressive Chasse, Forward Lock Step, Charleston Points. Projected syllabus for this session includes Natural Turn, Natural Pivot Turn, Chasse Reverse Turn, and more. WALTZ - This is a SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY to integrate several high profile waltz moves into a CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINE. The 6 week session is for experienced waltz dancers. We will develop a routine that will be performed at future dance events. The skills developed in partnering with a group of dancers and possibly trading partners during the performance of the routine. The steps will be advanced enough to be challenging but with emphasis on coordination of group moves which create an overall appearance of COHESIVENESS AND BEAUTY. You will leave with a coordinated pattern of moves that can be danced during any waltz song at any dance event. This class may continue on into MARCH/APRIL session. RSVP to join Class. Class limited to 18 people. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MMARCH - APRIL 2019, TENTATIVE, Sundays Beginning ?? Beyond Beginning "THE SWINGS" – Single, Double, & Triple rhythms Intermediate QUICKSTEP OR continuation of WALTZ Routine ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Classes are taught by Joseph and Julieann Platt. Former Arthur Murray Ballroom dance instructor. -CONTACT US: EMAIL [masked] CALL[masked] “Add dance to your palate for 2019 and you’ll be enjoying the finest cuisine!”

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Riverside Performing Arts


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