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I started this group to invite more people to my ballroom and Latin dance classes so I can share my passion for dance. In these classes you will make friends and learn everything you need to know to tear it up on the dance floor. We'll also be having outings to ballroom and Latin dance events. If there is enough interest from advanced dancers, we might start a ballroom performance group and/or a quarterly formal ball at an upscale venue with a large floor and live ballroom music (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese waltz, and Quickstep). (E-mail me if you are interested in either of these projects.) You should join if you want to get in better shape, bring more joy to your life, and meet cool people.

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Beginning Salsa Class

Hollywood Dance Center

Mary Scanlon will be teaching L.A. Style Salsa for the beginning dancer. You will learn step by step footwork, easy combinations, solid partnering technique, and tips for social dancing. You will learn a lot in these fun classes. Cost $12 / Class (cash only) Couples & Singles Welcome: We rotate partners as we learn the dance patterns. It's a great place to make new friends. No Experience Needed RSVP here and come at 7:15 P.M. to sign in & pay Attire: Dress is casual. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable - some people wear button down shirts or cute skirts. Please do not wear watches, bracelets, or rings other than wedding/engagement rings in class. Shoes with leather or suede soles will make it easier to dance. Ladies are encouraged to wear practice shoes or heels. If you wear heels, they should be be no higher than 3" and the ankle strap must keep the shoe attached to your foot as you spin. Men do best in comfortable dress shoes with leather soles or dance shoes with suede soles. Tennis shoes, rubber soles, soles with tread, platform, and flip flop style shoes make it more difficult to dance, but all types of shoes will be permitted in the beginning level classes.

Rueda Dance Class

Hollywood Dance Center

What is rueda? Rueda is a called group dance. Pairs of dancers form a circle (usually). A caller will call out and use hand signs (in case the music is too loud to hear) to indicate salsa and/or casino dance moves. Many of the moves involve changing partners. Exciting combinations, humorous moves, and constant movement of partners around the circle and make rueda a lot of fun to watch as well as perform. $15 / Class (cash only) Come at 8:45 P.M. to pay & sign in Singles & Couples Welcome Experience: Salsa, casino, and/or rueda experience needed You don't have to be a master salsa, casino, or rueda dancer to join this class, but we do expect that you have previously taken lead and follow dance classes, know your basic rhythms (such as 1,2,3,5,6,7), and feel comfortable leading or following basic salsa, casino, and/or rueda moves. If you aren't there yet, you can take the 7:30 P.M. beginning salsa class to help you gain the skills you need to be successful in this class. Attire: Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable - some people wear button down shirts or cute skirts. Dance shoes are recommended. Drop In OK Please RSVP here. Instructor: Mary Scanlon LosAngelesRueda.com FlipMeDipMe.com

Beginning Salsa Class

Hollywood Dance Center

Mary Scanlon will be teaching L.A. Style Salsa for the beginning dancer. You will learn step by step footwork, easy combinations, solid partnering technique, and tips for social dancing. You will learn a lot in these fun classes. Cost $12 / Class (cash only) Couples & Singles Welcome: We rotate partners as we learn the dance patterns. It's a great place to make new friends. No Experience Needed RSVP here and come at 7:15 P.M. to sign in & pay Attire: Dress is casual. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable - some people wear button down shirts or cute skirts. Please do not wear watches, bracelets, or rings other than wedding/engagement rings in class. Shoes with leather or suede soles will make it easier to dance. Ladies are encouraged to wear practice shoes or heels. If you wear heels, they should be be no higher than 3" and the ankle strap must keep the shoe attached to your foot as you spin. Men do best in comfortable dress shoes with leather soles or dance shoes with suede soles. Tennis shoes, rubber soles, soles with tread, platform, and flip flop style shoes make it more difficult to dance, but all types of shoes will be permitted in the beginning level classes.

Rueda Dance Class

Hollywood Dance Center

What is rueda? Rueda is a called group dance. Pairs of dancers form a circle (usually). A caller will call out and use hand signs (in case the music is too loud to hear) to indicate salsa and/or casino dance moves. Many of the moves involve changing partners. Exciting combinations, humorous moves, and constant movement of partners around the circle and make rueda a lot of fun to watch as well as perform. $15 / Class (cash only) Come at 8:45 P.M. to pay & sign in Singles & Couples Welcome Experience: Salsa, casino, and/or rueda experience needed You don't have to be a master salsa, casino, or rueda dancer to join this class, but we do expect that you have previously taken lead and follow dance classes, know your basic rhythms (such as 1,2,3,5,6,7), and feel comfortable leading or following basic salsa, casino, and/or rueda moves. If you aren't there yet, you can take the 7:30 P.M. beginning salsa class to help you gain the skills you need to be successful in this class. Attire: Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable - some people wear button down shirts or cute skirts. Dance shoes are recommended. Drop In OK Please RSVP here. Instructor: Mary Scanlon LosAngelesRueda.com FlipMeDipMe.com

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Rueda Dance Class

Hollywood Dance Center

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