All classes will cover both beginners and intermediate to advanced dancers. There’s been alot of success working with each dancer or couple at their own level, and we are having a great time.
The studio is now upstairs Room 3F in the Momentum Fitness 24/7 building, 450 Lewis St. down town. $5.00 per person, per class and I furnish bottled water and refreshments. This room has more of a “studio” feel to it, with the mirrors and a comfortable place to change shoes, etc. Drop in and check it out. Sundays are group classes days, but I offer private lessons during the week. I still have a 2:00 or 5:00 open on Wed. afternoons, and can schedule on Monday afternoons as well. There is an ongoing rate for privates of only $30.00 per hour, OR 1 lesson free if you but 5 in advance.
There are several theories of how Country Western Swing got started. When “swing” dancing to the big bands was the thing in the ’30′s, Bob Wills from Texas formed his own western big band called the Texas Playboys and helped create a genre of music known as western swing. It was a Saturday night type of music which combined the culture of the SW with a blend of big band, blues, Dixieland, and jazz. It added the drums and Hawaiian steel guitar, giving it a sound of its own.
The Jitterbug, with its elaborate spins, twirls, and turns highly influenced the CW Swing and is danced worldwide, both socially and competitively. It really doesn’t matter how or when it got swinging; what counts is that it’s so easy and fun to do, and can be danced to virtually all your CW music favorites that have a slightly slower tempo than 2-Step, or 3-Step.