Registration Policy The listing for each class specifies a deadline for registration. This date is when minimum enrollment numbers must be met. If there is insufficient registration by the deadline, the class will be cancelled and registrants will be called with the bad news. In addition, it is also possible that if numbers are extremely low a few days prior to deadline, a series may be pushed back to allow ample time to meet minimum. Or, cancelled and new dance offering presented. So please register as early as you can!

Providing we have met minimum numbers, registration for classes remains open until the second class of the series. No new registrations are accepted after the second week.

Unless otherwise specified, classes are open to both teens and adults. Partners are not necessary but do help balance the class. Registration, a signed waiver, and payment are all required before participation.

PayPal Registration You can register for many classes online using PayPal. You don't have to have a PayPal account—you can use a credit card. Just click the button next to the class you want. If do you register using PayPal, please include your phone number and address (or at least indicate whether you live on or off the island) in the box labeled "Special instructions for the merchant." That will make it easier for us to contact you if class dates change. Also, if you are registering more than one person, please list the names of all people you are registering in the special instructions box.

Class Policies Check yourselves in on weekly attendance sheet and wear first name tags. Rotating partners is recommended, but not mandatory. Time is provided to dance with original partners.

We try to the balance lead/follow ratio on a weekly basis. Please let the instructor know if you’ll miss a class. As much notice as possible is greatly appreciated but even 1 hour ahead may allow time to pull in a lead or follow.

Instruction Unless noted, instruction is at the beginner to intermediate level. Level II classes provide intermediate to advanced instruction. If you choose a level II class, please be sure you have a solid foundation in the specific dance offered. The prerequisite for level II classes is participation in 2 prior series.

Workshops

Educated Feet Studio
3262 Pleasant Beach Drive, Bainbridge Island

Workshops are open to singles and couples. Limited numbers. Those with partners and registrants on a first come, first served basis will make up the classes. We’re dancing on a beautiful knee friendly semi-sprung wood floor. Please carry clean soled shoes that leave no scuff marks or dance sock feet. No street shoes allowed.

Cost per workshop: $20/person. Register all names and pay for the workshop in advance, using PayPal.

 

Rumba 2 The mother of Salsa and the spirit & soul of Latin music. A slow sensuous dance often called the dance of love. Wide variety of music from Latin to contemporary. Intermediate level for those comfortable with basics.

Wednesday, July 30  7:00-8:30pm
(Register before noon on Tuesday, July 29.)

 

 

 

Summer Class Schedule

Tuesday

Island Center Hall (ICH)
8395 Fletcher Bay Road, Bainbridge Island

Register with BI Metro Park & Rec at (206) 842-2306 x118 or online at biparks.org.

Sizzling SalsaThe name "salsa" correctly describes the flavor of this dance: hot! A spicy mixture danced to rhythmic Afro-Caribbean & Latin American beats, it evokes an irrepressible zest for life! Lots of fun with spins, sharp movement and crisp turns. Club style Salsa, energetic, passionate and the most popular Latin dance today!

Activity #421003

Registration remains open.
Sec 02  Tue  6:30-7:30pm  7/22-8/12  $40

East Coast SwingThis all American dance began in the 20’s, was popular during WWII, was jumping in the 50’s and is still swinging today! A favorite jazzy dance, it’s easy to learn, intuitive, and not terribly structured. Dance medium-fast tempos with six counts, single & double lindy. A popular choice for beginners.

Activity #421001

Registration remains open.
Sec 02  Tue  7:30-8:30pm  7/22-8/12  $40

Fall Class Schedule

Tuesday

Island Center Hall (ICH)
8395 Fletcher Bay Road, Bainbridge Island

Register with BI Metro Park & Rec at (206) 842-2306 x118 or online at biparks.org.

Cross Step Waltz Waltz continues to be one of the most romantic and elegant dances of all time. Popular today, the slow Waltz adds playful cross-steps for a more modern version. Easy to learn yet endlessly innovative, satisfying for both beginners and experienced dancers. Easy to hear 1-2-3 rhythm pattern.

Activity #521001

Please register by noon on Monday, September 22.
Sec 01  Tue  6:30-7:30pm  9/23-10/21  $50

West Coast SwingLearn a fun modern Swing! West Coast is a smooth, slotted style swing dance, described as a mixture of Latin and Jive. It’s danced to slower tempos in Swing, Rhythm & Blues, Country and contemporary music. Stylish, creative and very versatile.

Activity #521002

Please register by noon on Monday, September 22.
Sec 01  Tue  7:30-8:30pm  9/23-10/21  $50

Please register by noon on Monday, November 3.
Sec 02  Tue  7:30-8:30pm  11/4-12/9*  $50
*No class 11/25.

Swing & FoxtrotSwing is a favorite all American jazzy dance. Foxtrot is one of the most common and easy to learn social dances. Each can be danced alone or go “hand in hand” for a smooth combination. A good choice for beginners.

Activity #521003

Please register by noon on Monday, November 3.
Sec 01  Tue  6:30-7:30pm  11/4-12/9* $50
*No class 11/25.

Thursday

Vinland Elementary
22104 Rhododendron Lane NE, Poulsbo

How to register: Call Poulsbo Parks and Recreation at (360) 779-9898. Due to liability coverage, you must register, sign a waiver and be on the roster before participating in a class. Or register online at http://cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks.htm.

East Coast SwingA favorite jazzy American dance from the 20’s and still swingin' today! Swing is the logical place to begin to learn partner dancing. It’s easy to learn, intuitive, and not terribly structured. Dance medium-fast tempos with six counts, single lindy. A popular choice for beginners. Basics & beyond.

Please register by Tuesday, October 7.
Thu  6:30-7:30pm   10/9-11/13  $60

Swingin' the BluesFun, upbeat, walking Blues & Swing! Swing steps blend with Blues for a smooth & intimate style that emphasizes individual expression and improvisation. This one step partner dance uses easy walking footwork. Suitable for slow to medium tempos, particularly jazz, blues and ballads. Versatile and easy to learn, Swingin' the Blues is a deliciously stylish dance that you can walk to!

Please register by Tuesday, October 7.
Thu  7:30-8:30pm   10/9-11/13  $60