Argentine Tango Fundamentals–All Levels with Naomi Harris
Tango is a dance about connection: the connection between you, your partner and the music. Tango is a social lead-follow dance with lots of improvisation, but it does have a structure. This class focuses on concepts and elements for dancing on the social floor, including balance, weight changes, walking, leading and following, rhythm, and basic steps, including forward and backward ochos and simple turns.
Mon, 7:30 – 9 pm
Chicago Steppin’with Terance Jones
Steppin’ has its origins in the 1930’s from the “Jitterbug.” By the 1960s it was known in Chicago as “The Bop,” which in the 1970s evolved to what we currently know as Steppin’. Smooth Chicago Steppin’ captivates people of all ages and cultural groups. Steppin’ is a dance consisting of two or more people dancing as partners in synchronization to a 6 or 8 step count to Jazz, Neo Soul and R&B music.
Sun, 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Third Sunday: class 5:30 – 6:30 pm; party 6:30 – 10 pm
Hustle with Samson Tuliao
People fell in love with Hustle back in the 1970’s. With its flashy and dynamic footwork, Hustle is great for partner or solo dancing! This fast, smooth dance incorporates many turns and can be danced to most modern pop, hip hop, and r&b music. This class is for beginning hustle dancers and experienced dancers that want to work on the fundamentals (basic footwork, patterns, and arm styling) of hustle dancing.
Mon, 8:30 – 10 pm
Beginning Lindy Hop (Swing) with Christine Nguyen & Effie Ralli
Lindy Hop — the original swing dance! Born in Harlem as a street dance, Lindy evolved alongside the jazz music of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Today, it is danced all over the world. Learn the fundamentals of this joyful art form and discover how fun it is to dance and improvise with a partner. Classes progress over the course of a month. Every month starts over with a different topic! Total beginners welcome! No partner required. Shoes: Lindy is an athletic dance. Please wear comfortable FLAT shoes with soles that allow you to pivot and turn easily.
Weds, 8 – 9 pm
Salsa 1 (Beginner & Advanced Beginner) with Laura Canellias
Learn the most popular social dance in Los Angeles. This class is for those with no prior salsa experience or those who need a refresher course. Learn the basic salsa steps, the side basic, turns, and basic footwork combinations. You will learn the timing of salsa music and work on your musicality. No partner needed.
Tues, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Salsa 2 (Intermediate) with Laura Canellias
For those students who already know their Salsa basic steps and turns and are ready for more challenging material and styling!
Tues, 8:30 – 9:30 pm