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Ballroom Dance Style Information

Alphabetical List of Dance Styles

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1-Wall Line Dance

Trudy Sherman Line Dance

Low impact, no turning, dances done to fun pop music from throughout the decades.
• These line dances are designed to be safe for the joints and fun to do. Modifications are provided whenever needed.
• Dancers always face forward so they can see and hear the instructor and do not get disoriented.
• Moves are taught and practiced before doing the dance to music.
• No memorization is required. Moves are called out in advance of doing them.
This class is great for all ages and abilities.

Available live on Zoom

Thursday 9:15 - 10:10 am
Thursday 5:00 - 5:55 pm
Saturday 10:30 - 11:25 am

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Ballroom STEP 1: Steps & Timing

Trudy & Kevin Sherman

STEP 1 classes focus on learning the steps and timing of a dance style without a partner. Dancing without a partner facilitates mastery of the steps, increases balance, and improves posture while building self-confidence. Partners are welcome but will dance on their own.

Wednesday 6:15 - 7:10 pm

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Ballroom STEP 2: Partner Dancing

Trudy & Kevin Sherman

STEP 2 classes focus on learning the steps and timing of a dance style with a partner. In addition to learning steps, couples will learn correct frame, lead and follow techniques, and modifications to accommodate physical needs such as height difference and joint limitations.

Tuesday 7:15 - 8:10 pm ends Feb
Wednesday 7:15 - 8:10 pm
Thursday 7:15 - 8:10 pm starts March

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Ballroom STEP 3: Workshop & Social

Trudy & Kevin Sherman

STEP 3 workshops focus on learning a sequence of 8-10 steps. Dancing a prescribed sequence improves fluidity in transitions and continuity in dance. Workshops are followed by refreshments and a social.

3rd Saturday 7:15 - 9:15 pm

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Crane Dance - Gentle Tai Chi

Trudy Sherman Tai Chi

In Crane Dance - Gentle Tai Chi, stationary crane, qigong, and tai chi moves are taught and combined in a continuous fluid sequence telling the story of Young Crane.

Available live on Zoom

Saturday 9:15 - 10:10 am

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Dance to Broadway

Trudy Sherman Line Dance

Dance to tunes from Broadway Shows and Musicals
- Dances are done individually without formations or partners.
- Choreography consists of multiple short sequences that are repeated.
- Each sequence is taught and practiced before dancing to music or learning another sequence.
- The goal is to learn the sequences and their order so that the dances can be done with minimal or no cuing.
- 1 or 2 dances will be worked on each class.
- Easy to Light Intermediate dance steps
Fun choreography by Trudy Sherman and Kim Hansen

2nd Saturday 12 pm

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Gentle Tai Chi - Qigong

Trudy Sherman Tai Chi

Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong consists of gentle Qigong (Chee gung) stretches and Tai Chi (Tie chee) movements that help improve circulation and release stress. It was developed specifically for Parkinson's patients. Balance aids such as the back of a chair or a walker can be used, if needed. Gentle Tai Chi can also be done sitting.

Available live on Zoom

Friday 1:00 - 1:55 pm

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Gentle Tai Chi Sequences

Trudy Sherman Tai Chi

Gentle Tai Chi Sequences is slightly more rigorous than the Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong class. Individual moves from Easy Tai Chi-Qigong are combined in continuous fluid sequences that are stationary.

Available live on Zoom

Tuesday 1:00 - 1:55 pm

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International Folk Dance Practice

Group Practice

Folk Dance practice. Call the studio for more information.

Friday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

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Israeli Folk Dance Practice Beg-Int

Deborah Packard

This is an Israeli Folk Dance group practice. It is for:
* Newcomers
* Those who danced once upon a time and want to get re-introduced to Israeli dancing
* Those who prefer the simpler Israeli dances (Beginner / Pioneer / Nostalgic)

Instruction or review of the dances are provided as needed. Call the studio for more information.

Thursday 10:30 - 11:25 am

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Israeli Folk Dance Practice Int-Adv

Deborah Packard

Israeli Folk Dance: open dancing. The dances are intermediate to complex.

​Anyone is welcome who has the ability to ‘follow’ a dance, or an interest in attempting to follow, or simply wants to enjoy Israeli music. Dances on occasion are taught/reviewed. Call the studio for more information.

Various experienced dancers lead different dances.

Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Kids Intro to Dance

Trudy Sherman Kids Dance

This class is for children ages 4 to 10 that would like to get started in dance. The class consists of multiple elements that include body posture and control, stretching, beginning ballet, dancing to the beat, dancing to the words, memorizing short dance sequences, simple hip hop/jazz moves, and pom dance. The goal of this class is to establish confidence, learn basic dance vocabulary, strengthen feet and leg muscles, develop balance and body awareness, and learn foundational dance moves while having fun!

Wednesday 4:15 - 5:00 pm

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Kids Math Hands-On Workshops

Jennifer Sherman Math

These hands-on math workshops are offered weekly. Each workshop is 50 minutes long.

Workshops use the data from the science workshops to practice math skills. When available, students use their own science results, otherwise they use data provided by the instructor.

For boys and girls age 8-14.

Advance registration is required to ensure adequate materials are available.
Payment is required prior to the start of class.

Wednesday 12:30 - 1:20 pm

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Kids Science Hands-On Workshops

Trudy Sherman Science

These hands-on science workshops are offered weekly. Each workshop is 50 minutes long.

The 3-step Scientific Method of: Hypothesis, Test, Actual is followed.

For boys and girls age 8-14.

Advance registration is required to ensure adequate materials are available.
Payment is required prior to the start of class.

Wednesday 1:30 - 2:20 pm

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Kids Science Make & Take Workshops

Trudy Sherman Science

In these special workshops students construct and take home up to three items that illustrate one or more science concepts.

For boys and girls age 8-14.

Trudy Sherman and Technitopics are Arizona ESA (Empowerment Scholarship Account) approved.

Varies

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Move, Play, and Learn with Music Tots 18 mo - 4 yr

Jennifer Sherman Kids

Children explore sound and movement through songs and instruments.

Tuesday 9:30 - 10 am

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Move, Play, and Learn with Music Pre-K 3-5 yrs

Jennifer Sherman Kids

Children learn preschool topics including letters and numbers through play, songs, and instruments.

Tuesday 10:15 -10:45 am

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Performance Dance Team

Mona Brandt Ballroom

This is a dance team for all ages & levels. Men & ladies are welcome. No partner is necessary. We are starting a new routine for the 2023 Dance year. We will perform in shows and showcases, and also at the Arizona Dance Classic in August. We will teach you the steps you need to know. The routine will consist of several parts that will be danced to a medley featuring "The Jersey Boys" Frankie Valli tunes. Dances will include Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Night Club & Line Dance. We will do individual and some partner dancing. You do not need to learn all of the parts of the dance or perform at all of the performances.

Available live on Zoom

Sunday 2:30 - 3:25 pm

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Sound Meditation with Qigong

Jennifer Sherman Meditation

This class focuses on a combination of guided and solo meditation, intertwined with music from singing bowls and other instruments. It incorporate Qigong (chee-gung) by engaging the body in gentle mindful stretches. Beginner friendly. No previous experience necessary!

4th Thursday 7:30-8:45 pm

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T'ai Chi Swords

Darin Henry

T'ai Chi practice with swords.

Monday 7:00 - 7:55 pm

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T'ai Chi Yang Form

Darin Henry

Yang form T'ai Chi practice.

Monday 6:00 - 6:55 pm

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Tech Workshops for Teens

Kevin Sherman Technology

These hands-on learning workshops cover a variety of technology topics from electronics to robotics. Math and science concepts are utilized to create or investigate some aspect of technology. Examples include speakers, electric motor, encoding, programming, encoding, computer guts, etc.

Thursday 2:45 - 4:15 pm, check calendar for dates

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