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Waltz lesson and dance party with variety of ballroom and social dances.

4th Saturday of month 7 - 10 p.m.

222 Market St. Santa Cruz

Market Street Senior Center

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Learn to waltz, tango, swing, foxtrot, etc at our twice-monthly drop-in dance lesson and dance party for the community. Pay at the door.

Learn to partner dance in no-stress beginner lesson, rotating partners frequently, fun. waltz (box, cross-step and viennese), Salsa, Swing, Nightclub 2-step, Tango, Hustle, etc.

Following the lesson we have 2-hour dance party with mixer dances, and music to a variety of the aforementioned dances and more. All ages and levels of dancers are welcome, but no stepping on your partners feet allowed! (I teach how not to do that too!)

Social dancing is THE best exercise for all your life, great music, nice people, continual learning of skills, social connection in a safe manner, low-impact, high-quality exercise, plus when you get a compatible partner synchronized in a rotary waltz you can even enter a higher state of consciousness whirling around the room!

Upcoming events (5+)

Thursday Waltz & Swing Dance

350 Mission St

$10.00

WEEKS 1 &3 -- WALTZ: whirl around the room in arms of friends. Slow turning, Rotary/Viennese, Cross Step.-Sept 5 & 19, Oct 3 &17 WEEKS 2 & 4 -- East Coast SWING: big, bodacious & bouncy! Dance to Rock 'N Roll & Big band. America's funnest dance. 7 pm THE BASICS: Low-stress intro to The musicality and basic moves, and turns of each dance genre, how to lead and follow 7:45-8:30pm VARIATION add a cool new move each time to build your repertoire into a complete dance pattern you can Lead/Follow for a whole song. 8:30 - ?? Open Dancing No need to bring a partner, we rotate partners rapidly. Wear casual clothes and CUSHY shoes for old gym floor. signup for more details in Santa Cruz Waltz Dance News www.eepurl.com/Jqy1b

Thursday Waltz & Swing Dance

350 Mission St

$10.00

WEEKS 1 &3 -- WALTZ: whirl around the room in arms of friends. Slow turning, Rotary/Viennese, Cross Step.-Sept 5 & 19, Oct 3 &17 WEEKS 2 & 4 -- East Coast SWING: big, bodacious & bouncy! Dance to Rock 'N Roll & Big band. America's funnest dance. 7 pm THE BASICS: Low-stress intro to The musicality and basic moves, and turns of each dance genre, how to lead and follow 7:45-8:30pm VARIATION add a cool new move each time to build your repertoire into a complete dance pattern you can Lead/Follow for a whole song. 8:30 - ?? Open Dancing No need to bring a partner, we rotate partners rapidly. Wear casual clothes and CUSHY shoes for old gym floor. signup for more details in Santa Cruz Waltz Dance News www.eepurl.com/Jqy1b

Rotary (Viennese) Waltz 1 Intensive: 3-week series intro to The Basics

Depot Park - Freight Building

Deep Dive into Rotary/Viennese Waltz Basics – - Musicality of Waltz - Partnering connection of lead-follow roles, - How to launch and navigate around the room Santa Cruz Parks & Rec 3-week series, Register only through P&R online, https://web2.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/casantacruzwt.wsc/splash.html by phone [masked] or at their office 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz (next to Civic Auditorium) No need to bring a partner, we rotate partners frequently. HighFun/low stress! wear comfortable shoes. About WALTZ-- Waltz has been the most popular partner dance worldwide over the past 200 years. NOW is your time to learn why – Waltz is smooth and exhilarating. Traveling around the room while revolving around your partner, Waltz is a metaphor for graceful, carefree living. What could be more blissful than to whirl to wonderful music in arms of friends?

WALTZ 2 Rotary (Viennese) Intensive: 3-week series Cool Variations

Depot Park - Freight Building

WALTZ Cool Variations – Learn more moves and choreography to upgrade your social dancing bliss. Start with safely waltzing side-by-side, then build an "Ice cream sundae" of waltz moves, and smoothly connect them to keep your partner's momentum going. Santa Cruz Parks & Rec 3-week series Register only through P&R online, https://web2.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/casantacruzwt.wsc/splash.html by phone [masked] or at their office 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz (next to Civic Auditorium) No need to bring a partner, we rotate partners frequently. HighFun/low stress! wear comfortable shoes. About WALTZ-- Waltz has been the most popular partner dance worldwide over the past 200 years. NOW is your time to learn why – . Waltz is smooth and exhilarating. Traveling around the room while revolving around your partner, Waltz is a metaphor for graceful, carefree living. What could be more blissful than to whirl to wonderful music in arms of friends?

Past events (150)

Thursday Waltz & Swing Dance

350 Mission St

$10.00

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