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Ballroom Beginning: Timing & Basic Steps

Class Times

Wednesday 6:15 - 7:10 pm

Class Length

55 minutes

Class Price

$14 Drop-In, $48 for 4 classes


Trudy & Kevin Sherman



Trudy started dancing when she was 6 and continued to dance all the way through college. She enjoyed all kinds of dance. Her mother and both aunts were professional dancers as young women. Her mother was also a professional square dance caller in college. As they say "Dancing is in Trudy's blood."

Kevin and Trudy started ballroom dance in 2013. They have fun dancing together and love to make dancing a fun activity for others as well. Their classes focus on the beginner dancer and those who like to dance socially.

Coming from an engineering background, they enjoy the challenge of making sure their classes are well planned out and structured to make learning as easy, enjoyable, and memorable as possible.



About the course

Beginning Ballroom classes focus on:
- Timing
- Basic steps
- Basics of partner dancing

The lead and follow are taught the steps separately. Once the dancers are comfortable with their steps, lead and follow practice together.

Each class covers a single dance style. The same style is taught for 4 consecutive weeks. Examples include swing, hustle, nightclub, rumba, cha cha, waltz, foxtrot, and tango. To maximize learning and increase retention of what is learned, it is recommended to attend all weeks.

1st week: History, timing, basic steps, posture, balance, and foot techniques
2nd – 4th week: Short review followed by instruction for a few additional steps different from previous weeks.

Plenty of practice time is included in all classes.

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