What we're about

Are you looking for fun, friends and exercise in the Hudson Valley? We created this group to find people who want to explore dances and classes in swing, salsa, ballroom, we love it all! We are Joe and Julie, avid social dancers and teachers. We both lead and follow so if you join up with us for an event, you are assured of at least two dance partners in any new place. Having a group makes it more fun for everyone! We also host a few dances and classes every month that you'll be invited to. We host a few dance weekends away, including trips to dance in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., so let us know of your interest.

If you would like to be on our email list, please send a request to Joe@ballroomjoe.com and you'll receive a weekly email about all of our dance events.

Also keep in mind that since we also post on Facebook and send out emails, the RSVPs for our events in any one group are always lower than the actual turnout! Many people come who do not RSVP anywhere, so come out to an event and dance the night away!

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HUSTLE

Hudson Valley Dance Depot

$18.00

CLASS STARTS TONIGHT! You can drop in for $18, and then decide afterwards if you want to enroll for $15/class. Designed for brand new dancers as well dancers with any level of experience in any other dance, or looking to continue/brush up since past lessons. You will learn to recognize Hustle-friendly rhythms in popular songs that have made you want to dance all your life whenever a DJ played them. You will learn how to dance on a crowded dance floor unobtrusively along with other non-ballroom dancing guests. Joe focuses on applying strong technique, no matter the skill/experience level of the individual student. The class will also prepare you swing dancing. And if you are already a Swing dancer, you'll learn how to take all the moves you already know, and do them to a Hustle rhythm. Taking this class will also help to prep you for West Coast Swing & Cha Cha! Singles and Couples welcome, no partner necessary!

Ballroom Bootcamp on Wednesdays

Hudson Valley Dance Depot

Beginners class with Julie at 8:00 p.m. Experienced dancers class with Joe, also at 8:00 p.m. Students are introduced to the "big 3" of the smooth traveling dance world. These are the dances/styling you see every prince and princess dance in every Disney film. You can also think Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers. We play classic ballroom standards as well as popular songs that you recognize, so that you'll be prepared for your next wedding or formal occasion. Joe focuses on enforcing strong technique, no matter the skill/experience level of the individual student. This class also preps your muscle memory for other smooth traveling dances such as the Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Country 2-step and Polka. - Just $90 per person to enroll in any 6-week session. $18 per person to drop in. - Classes are 55 minutes in length and include time devoted to recalling what was learned in the previous week, along with new material presented in an engaging way so that you remember it. - Every class is filled with a balanced amount of concise information as well as dancing time to get the moves into your muscle memory, all within a nurturing environment. - No partner necessary, no prior experience required. Beginners can start right away! ​​- We do much more than just teach you foot positions and timing. Among some of the topics addressed throughout each lesson are: Amalgamating, Balance, Cuban Motion, Contra-Body motion, Floorcraft, Leading, Following, Frame, Connection, Energy, Technique, Musicality, Recalling & Recovering, while making sure you are having FUN!​

Learn the Latin Dances!

Hudson Valley Dance Depot

the 6:30 Beginner Latin class is on hiatus until the new year. But if you sign up for our email blast on our website (www.hvdd.net) you'll get a special offer on Black Friday to sign up for classes starting in the new year at a very significant discount! (The discount will only be made available on Black Friday, and only to recipients of our email) If you have experience, you are still welcome to drop in to our intermediate/advanced class every Thursday at 7:30. Come and experience Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Bachata, and the most popular and versatile dance in the world: Cha Cha. Yes, all of these will be covered! You'll discover how to take the moves from any one of these dances and use them in any of the other dances. Basic pivot turns, caresses, sweethearts, open breaks and cross body leads will become second nature to you. You'll not only be ready for any salsa dance for the rest of your life, but you'll also be able to use these moves at your next wedding or social event to popular songs. No partner necessary, no experience needed. Please call to let us know you are joining us. Singles and couples welcome. $90 if you register for a series of 6 classes; $18 to drop in any night.

Latin Dance Class, Intermediate/Advanced

Hudson Valley Dance Depot

Intermediate/advanced latin class at 7:30 p.m. Come and experience Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Bachata, and the most popular and versatile dance in the world: Cha Cha. Yes, all of these will be covered! You'll discover how to take the moves from any one of these dances and use them in any of the other dances. You'll also learn New York style Salsa ("breaking on the 2"), as well as what the difference is between the "1, 2, 3" and the "2, 3, 4" rhythm. Basic pivot turns, caresses, sweethearts, open breaks and cross body leads will become second nature to you. You'll not only be ready for any salsa dance for the rest of your life, but you'll also be able to use these moves at your next wedding or social event to popular songs you grew up with. Students also have the option of learning Bolero, Rumba and Samba. $90 if you register for a series of 6 classes; $18 to drop in any night.

Past events (1,515)

Swing and Lindy Lessons

Hudson Valley Dance Depot

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