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Current Class Series

Grit City Ballroom offers 4 Week Series, with a rotating staff of amazing, personable, and talented instructors, so you’ll always learn something new!  Listed here are all the current class series coming up.  They are listed in chronological order…Once you decide what you’d like to do, just fill out the simple form below to sign up for classes, and we will be in contact to confirm with you and send you payment options.

 

PRICING:

NEW CLIENT SPECIAL:  Register for any four week series for ONLY $30!  In addition, get into EVERY social dance and introductory social dancing lesson during the month of your series.  See our full social dancing schedule HERE.  A $133 value for only $30! (Please note that this excludes the West African series.  But if you are a new client choosing African as your first series, you may choose the student price and still get all the social dances free.  Still a great deal!)

ONGOING HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE STUDENT SERIES PRICE:  $45

1 Series:  $53

2 Series in a Month:  $96 (Save $10)

3 Series in a Month:  $144 (Save $15)

4 Series in a Month:  $192 (Save $20)

NOVEMBER CLASSES:

INTERMEDIATE LINDY HOP – MUSICALITY! with Kelly EdmonstonSoldier and Girl Dancing the Jitterbug

CLASSES RUN:  THURSDAYS 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/23

TIME:  6:30pm – 7:30pm

PREREQUISITES:  Must complete the Beginner Lindy Hop series a minimum of two consecutive sessions.

Intermediate Lind Hop, Month C:  Musicality!  In this class, we will continue working on making our swingouts feel comfy.  We will also delve into musical form.  You’ll learn different song structures and styles, and get some ideas for how to dance to different types of music.  You’ll also learn some cool rhythm and footwork variations.  The intermediate material in Lindy Hop is vast.  Expect to stay in the intermediate classes a minimum of six months before moving onto the advanced levels.

 

vintagelindyBEGINNER LINDY HOP with Kelly Edmonston

CLASSES RUN:  THURSDAYS 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/23

TIME:  7:30pm – 8:30pm

PREREQUISITES:  No partner required.  Must have completed “Intro to Lindy Hop”, or “East Coast Swing”, or equivalent

Lindy Hop is the grand daddy of all swing dances — This is where it all came from!  A highly improvisational and often athletic dance, it is danced to swing music, and the bouncy characteristics of the music is reflected in this fun and joyful dance.  In this class you will learn the basic 8 count footwork patterns and some super fun moves!

 

Fred & GingerBASIC/INTERMEDIATE RHYTHM TAP DANCE with Kelly Edmonston

CLASSES RUN: FRIDAYS 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21

TIME:  6:30pm – 7:30pm

PREREQUISITES:  Must complete Basic Rhythm Tap, or equivalent.

This class expands upon basic tap vocabulary.  We will review single and double sounds, and introduce triple sounds.  We will start working on short combinations; they rhythms get a little trickier, and we will pick up the tempo!

 

Fred & GingerBASIC RHYTHM TAP  with Kelly Edmonston

CLASSES RUN:  FRIDAYS 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21

TIME:  7:30pm – 8:30pm

PREREQUISITES:  None!  This is not a partnered class.  Tap shoes highly recommended.

Tap dance is a fun, unique dance style, and a dying art.  Learn basic tap steps and vocabulary in this fun class, along with a routine that you can take home and practice.  Kelly Edmonston has trained in Seattle with Anthony Peters and Shirley Jenkins in the style of rhythm tap, and in New York City with Michelle Bruckner (the consummate show girl) in the style of Broadway tap.  Kelly not only talks the talk, but she walks the walk and is an active performer.  She was last seen tapping, singing, and acting in Mount Baker Theatre’s production of “The Producers” in Bellingham, WA.

 

Swing OutEAST COAST SWING with Kelly Edmonston

CLASSES RUN:  MONDAYS 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24

TIME:  6:30pm – 7:30pm

PREREQUISITES:  None!  No partner required.

No partner or experience necessary!  If you’ve never danced a step in your life but have always secretly wished you could dance like Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, this is the class for you!  We’ll teach you the six-count basics of swing from the ground up and get you comfortable to show off on the social floor.  This is a great class for those who really want to know the basics well and have solid technique before adding some fancier stuff.  It’s also great for those who wan to revisit the basics, or if you’d like a prep class for Beginner Lindy Hop.

 

B50607208.jpgEGINNER SALSA with Danielle Curl

CLASSES RUN:  WEDNESDAYS 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26

TIME:  6:30pm – 7:30pm

PREREQUISITES:  None!  No partner or experience required.

Salsa originated in New York in the 1970’s, and has strong Latin American influences, particularly from Cuba and Puerto Rico.  In this class, you’ll learn the basic footwork, figures, and lead/follow technique of this fun and spicy dance!

 

Tango MilongaARGENTINE TANGO FUNDAMENTALS B with Mike Chen

CLASSES RUN: SUNDAYS 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30

TIME:  6:30pm – 7:30pm

PREREQUISITES:  Must have gone through Fundamentals A at least once

This class will expand upon material from Fundamentals A.  Students will continue to work on steps such as figure eights (ochos), crosses (cruzadas), and turns (giros), while learning new patterns.  They will also be introduced to dancing in closed position.

 

Tango MilongaARGENTINE TANGO FUNDAMENTALS A with Mike Chen

CLASSES RUN:  SUNDAYS 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30

TIME:  7:30pm – 8:30pm

PREREQUISITES:  No partner or experience necessary!

Students will learn to dance Argentine Tango in order to feel comfortable and competent at any tango social dance event.  In this class, we will listen to many recordings of classic tango orchestras, learning how to translate rhythm and melody into movement.  While working on the technique of the tango walk, student will be introduced to steps such as figure eights (ochos), crosses (cruzadas), and turns (giros).