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2019


Nov-Dec Classes: Encinitas


Beginning Cha-Cha

Cha-cha is snappy, fun and perfect for all kinds of pop music as well as the great uptempo Latin songs that have been showing up lately. This class covers the basics, plus style and fun combos so you can take it for a night out right away. You'll also find Cha-cha at all the Salsa clubs, so you can dance it all over town! No partner or experience necessary.

Dates: 5 Sundays (Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15)
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 100, Encinitas
Fee: $75/person

REGISTRATION CLOSED



Beginning Viennese Waltz - Part 1

Have you ever dreamed of dancing at a glamorous "fairy-tale" Waltz ball? Now is your chance! Come learn this classic, elegant dance in our 5-week intensive. The class will cover the 3 basic patterns in traditional Viennese Waltz (yes, there are only 3 main moves!), plus essential info on navigating on a fast-moving dance floor, and tips on style, posture, and etiquette. You'll also have *two* opportunities to use your new skills! You can attend our Dec 28th New Year's Eve dance, and in early 2020 you can dance at San Diego’s very own Vienna-style ball! Join us and make it a night to remember! (Event Info below.) Familiarity with ballroom fundamentals is recommended. Please wear leather-soled shoes. Partners recommended but not required.

Dates: 5 Sundays (Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15)
Time: 7-8pm
Location: Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 100, Encinitas
Fee: $75/person

REGISTRATION CLOSED


Special Events


New Year's Eve Dance Party! – Sat. Dec 28, 2019


Our end-of-the-year 4th Saturday Swing will be a very special New Year's Eve dance! We're pulling out all the stops, and you're invited! It's time toast to the ending of a decade and celebrate the beginning of a new one!


In honor of New Year's, we'll be serving up fine music, elegant snacks, and a champagne toast at "midnight"! (Well actually midnight Central time, a.k.a. 10pm in San Diego! ;-) ) Shine up your shoes and don your fine attire. Cocktail and elegant vintage is the style du jour!


You'll be able to dance all Swing styles—East and West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Lindyhop, Charleston—plus a bit of country (Two-Step, Waltz, etc), and we're including a some ballroom (Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, etc.) for this glamorous event as well!


Liz O'Grady will be teaching warmup classes: 30 minutes of Swing dancing, and 30 minutes of Ballroom dancing, so you'll be as refreshed as possible for the dance.


Date: Sat. Dec 28
TIme: 7-11pm (doors open 6:45pm)
7-7:30pm: Beg Jitterbug Swing Class
7:30-8pm: Beg Ballroom (box-based moves)
8-11pm: General Dancing
Attire: Elegant cocktail and vintage attire
Cost: $15/person in advance, $20 at the door
RSVP: Call or text Liz at 760-525-7331
Light hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast included. (And you're still welcome to bring your favorite snack to share!)

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2020


January-March 2020 Classes: Encinitas


90-Day Challenge: Salsa!

It’s the hottest dance in town! Sexy and eye-catching, it turns out the footwork isn’t so hard! It’s the speed that makes it a challenge. But when you get enough repetition in, you’ve got it made. That’s where this class has you covered. If Salsa has grabbed you, it’s time to get in here and get in on the action! In 90 days, you’ll learn:

  • Core Salsa moves, plus exciting twirls and turns
  • Smooth combinations so you have a plan
  • Precise lead and follow, to enhance communication speed and accuracy
  • How to navigate on a crowded club dance floor
  • Secrets to making it look and feel natural—like you were born to it!

As part of class, you’ll also have opportunities to join the group to practice on the town, so you don’t have to brave it alone!
Partners recommended but not required. No experience necessary.


Dates: 12 Tuesdays: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 100, Encinitas
Fee: $185/person
Early Bird Special: $160/person if registered by Dec 1st! Extended to Fri, Dec 6!!


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90-Day Challenge: Swing & Lindyhop!

It’s fun, flirty, twirly, and soooo versatile! You’ll find yourself saying, "Hey, we could dance to this!" all over the place! Liven up your date nights, or start getting yourself out for more fun! In 90 days, you’ll learn:

  • Swing and Lindyhop basics, plus twirls, spins and kicks
  • Combinations to flow through entires songs easily
  • Proper lead and follow for clarity and comfort
  • How to adjust for fast and slow music, so you never have to sit one out
  • Secrets to "reading the rhythm" so your dancing looks effortless!

You’ll also be invited to join the group for nights out to practice your moves in "real life"—way more fun with friends!
Partners recommended but not required. No experience necessary.


Dates: 12 Thursdays: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 100, Encinitas
Fee: $185/person
Early Bird Special: $160/person if registered by Dec 1st! Extended to Fri, Dec 6!!


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Beginning-Intermediate Blues and Slow Dance

Blues is slow, slinky, and sultry! This is way more more exciting than the old "stand and sway"! Built-in pauses make it easier to learn so you can focus more on each other while you’re dancing. You can also be more free with the timing than in any other style. (Read: you don’t have to keep a strict beat!) Add some twirls and dips, and you’ve got a whole lot of yummy! This will put steam in your date nights for sure! Familiarity with ballroom fundamentals is recommended. Partners recommended but not required.


Dates: 6 Sundays: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 100, Encinitas
Fee: $90/person
Early Bird Special: $75/person if registered by Fri, Dec 6th!


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Beginning Viennese Waltz and Polka - Part 2

There’s still time to prepare to dance at the ball! You can start with this class covering a whole new batch of fun, easy, and practical moves for Viennese Waltz. (Participation in the first series is NOT required in order to do this one.) And it’s time for twirls! We’ll add several in this series! Bonus: these moves can all be used in your regular slow Waltz as well. :-)


You’ll also be introduced to the deliriously fun Polka! This is one of Liz’s all-time favorite dances—it’s true! Remember the famous "Shall We Dance?" scene in the movie musical "The King and I"? It’s actually a POLKA!! The good news is it’s easier than Viennese Waltz, and it’s a grand romp around the dance floor! Familiarity with ballroom fundamentals is recommended. Partners recommended but not required.


Dates: 6 Sundays: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16
Time: 7-8pm
Location: Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 100, Encinitas
Fee: $90/person
Early Bird Special: $75/person if registered by Fri, Dec 6th!


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Special Events


"Viennese Nights" Victorian Ball – Sat. Feb 1, 2020


Join us at the beautiful "Viennese Nights" ball and experience the magic of a traditional, romantic Vienna Waltz Ball!

This special annual event features a live orchestra playing the classical waltzes of Tchaikovsky and Strauss as well as exhilarating polkas and other vintage dances. You'll get to dance in the historic Balboa Park Club Building, built in 1915, and enjoy the pageantry of period costumes and vintage dances from the era.

Please contact us for group ticket pricing and to be seated at our table.

Read more at: SDVintageDance.org




February-March 2020 Classes: Solana Beach


Intro to Ballroom: Foxtrot and Waltz

Feel like you are "dancing with the stars!" Learn how to flow and glide around the floor with these elegant ballroom dances. In this class, you will learn partner dance fundamentals, basic steps, traveling combinations, secrets to graceful movement, and more. Partners recommended but not required. No experience necessary.


Dates: 6 Wednesdays: Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 4, 11
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Fletcher Cove Park, Community Room, 133 Pacific Ave, Solana Beach
Fee: $102/person, Early Bird Special: $95 before Jan 30th!

Registration opening soon!


Intro to Swing

Swing dancing is lively, versatile, calorie-blasting, super fun, and happening all over town! Get rockin’ and rollin’ with this 6-week beginner class. You'll learn Swing dance fundamentals and combinations, proper lead and follow, how to hear and match the beat and adjust to lots of different music, and more. Partners recommended but not required. No experience necessary.


Dates: 6 Wednesdays: Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 4, 11
Time: 7-8pm
Location: Fletcher Cove Park, Community Room, 133 Pacific Ave, Solana Beach
Fee: $102/person, Early Bird Special: $95 before Jan 30th!

Registration opening soon!


March-April 2020 Classes: Solana Beach


Intro to Latin Dance: Cha-Cha and Rumba

Latin dancing is hot hot hot!! Cha-Cha is great for upbeat pop and Latin music, and its slow romantic cousin, Rumba, perfectly suits Latin jazz, smooth pop, and more. You'll also find both of these dances in Salsa nightclubs, so if you want to expand your repertoire, this class is for you. You'll learn basic steps and combinations, Latin movement technique, how to lead and follow, and more.Partners recommended but not required. No experience necessary.


Dates: 6 Tuesdays: 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5
Note: Class switched to Wednesdays! 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Fletcher Cove Park, Community Room, 133 Pacific Ave, Solana Beach
Fee: $102/person, Early Bird Special: $95 before 3/24!

Registration opening soon!