6:30 Dance Lessons

Feb 6      Cancelled Due to weather
Feb 13    Southern Girl - Ed
Feb 20    NO Lessons
Feb 27    A Shot of Patron (B)- Janet

March 4  Broken Sky Band - 7:00 lesson
                Music 8:00-11:00 $10pp

March 6  A Shot of Patron - Janet
                Tequila Boom (B) - Peter
March 13 Tequila Boom - Peter
March 20  Lovin' Every Day (B) - Steve
March 27  Lovin' Every Day
8:00 PM    Kissed (I) - Monica

April 3       Troublemaker - Monica
April 10     Troublemaker - Monica
April 17   7PM  Baby Doll Waltz - (I) Ed
April 24   7PM  Baby Doll Waltz - Ed
May 1        Tin Horn Swing (I) - Peter
May 8        Tin Horn Swing - Peter
May 15      Lover Lover - Steve
May 22      Lover Lover - Steve
8:00 PM     I Need a Drink- Monica
May 29      NO LESSONS

(B)  = Beginner
(I)   = Intermediate
(A)  = Advanced
(C)  = Couples
Note:  Lessons from 8:00-8:30 are high intermediate/advanced.

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Class Cancellation Policy -  If weather conditions cause closure of schools/churches and/or the Elks Lodge, lessons will be cancelled.  Call the Elks Lodge at 360-753-0186 or 360-352-8933.

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Classes are set up with different dance abilities in mind.  We try to ensure that there is a mix of beginning, beyond beginning and intermediate level classes available.  If you wish to challenge yourself by taking a higher skill level class, go for it, but be aware that the material being taught may be more complicated than you are used to.

Beginning:  Minimal or no prior knowledge of the dance.  Basic footwork, framework, timing, and lead/follow techniques are taught.  

Beyond Beginning or Beginning +:  Some prior knowledge and experience with the dance.  More of the basic footwork, framework, timing and lead/follow techniques are taught.  It is assumed the dancer is comfortable with the basic timing and concepts of the dance.

Intermediate:  Understanding of basic rhythm, timing, technique, foot positions, and common movements is assumed.  The instructor will not cover the basic timing and will build on your previous knowledge and patterns.  In lead/follow classes some time may be devoted to technique, execution and styling.

Intermediate/Advanced:  Dancers should be more proficient with timing, common dance patterns and concepts than intermediate level.  It is assumed the dancer can perform intermediate patterns with correct footwork, timing and partnership.  More complex patterns will be taught allowing the dancer to "play" with the music and the partnership.

Step sheets for some of the dances taught prior to January 2017 may be found here: