What we're about

We are a group dedicated to the revival and promotion of social and partner ballroom dance through education, practice, and social gatherings in a comfortable group setting. There are many groups dedicated to other singular styles such as Salsa, Swing and Contemporary, our concentration is on the traditional Ballroom Standard (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quick Step, Viennese Waltz), Latin (Cha-Cha, Rumba, Bolero, Swing, Mambo), and sometimes may include social club dances (Merengue, Salsa, and others). If you are not experienced, that's OK but you must understand you can't learn any of these properly in one or two classes. A series lasts 4 to 8 weeks and, as we build week to week, no new members after the first week. This group is not intended to promote other organizations or businesses but to develop and encourage the enjoyment of social partner dance.

We require you to use your real name (first name at least) and a current head shot photo of just you. You can't be anonymous and dance!! If you join, we ask that you take two polls under "More" above to let us know what dance styles you want to learn and when you're available.

Upcoming events (3)

Beginner Swing Lessons - Class is Balanced!!

Mount Horeb Senior Center

This is a 4 part series, no new students after the first session without instructor approval. Note, this class is 4 sessions but does not meet on Thanksgiving and continues Dec 2.

Learn some beginning Swing moves this November. You'll learn the basics of Swing in four lessons. Swing is a whole family of dances, all of which evolved from the original swing dance, the Lindy Hop of the 1920s. With its free-wheeling style and adaptability to new kinds of music, Swing has never gone out of style. Please have clean, dry shoes and bring a water bottle. Partners preferred though not required. We cannot guarantee a partner but voluntarily rotate through the class so no one is "out" more than a minute or two.

You MUST register directly with the Village of Mount Horeb BEFORE you RSVP here as space is limited: November Swing Class: http://apm.activecommunities.com/mhrd/Activity_Search/7389

Beginner Foxtrot Lessons - Class is Balanced but there are 4 spots available!

Mount Horeb Senior Center

This is a 4 part series, no new students after the first session without instructor approval.

Foxtrot - You can dance like Fred and Ginger
The foxtrot is relatively simple and very versatile, giving beginners a great foundation to work with. It’s the same timing as Swing but can be danced at slow, medium or fast tempos, making it easy to move gracefully across the floor for social dancers of all skill levels.
The American Smooth version was made popular by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the movies. When people think Ballroom, they think Foxtrot.

You MUST register directly with the Village of Mount Horeb BEFORE you RSVP here as space is limited:

http://apm.activecommunities.com/mhrd/Activity_Search/7390

USA Dance - New Year's Eve Dance

Oakstone

USA Dance - Madison Chapter
New Year's Eve Dance

JOIN us in celebrating the arrival of 2022 at the Oakstone Recreational Center, 304 Commerce Parkway, Cottage Grove, WI - just South of the I94 and N intersection with its 8,000 square foot, very danceable, hi-tech sport court floor with cushion base.

Date/Time: Friday, December 31st, 8:30pm to Midnight
Cost: $40/person; 8 chairs per table
Music by: DJ Tim Parker - Lively strict tempo ballroom
Dress: Formal
Refreshments: Appetizers and Desserts
Beverages: Cash bar at Oakstone’s restaurant

Toast the new year with non-alcoholic sparkling “champagne” at midnight along with the traditional ball drop.

Additional Requirements
COVID: You must show vaccination card to enter the dance unless you have already shown proof at one of our dances this year. Masks are also required when not eating or drinking per current Dane County CDC Guidelines.

Shoes: NO spike heels allowed as they may puncture the floor tiles. Cuban-type heels measuring at least 1/2-dollar size are needed.

Registration required by December 14, 2021
Send a check to Debbie Parker, 111 Noel Way, Verona, WI 53593. Include each person’s name, address, e-mail and phone number for registration confirmation and possible event updates. For any questions please contact Debbie Parker at [masked] or call[masked]

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