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.

Dance Classes for Teens

Educated Feet Studio
3262 Pleasant Beach Drive, Bainbridge Island

New for 2015! My son Eryn offers teen dance classes at Educated Feet Studio! Eryn, 19, is a graduate of BHS and now a college student. He often assists me with Educated Feet dance classes. These classes consist mostly of adults and a few teens. Eryn now offers a separate class for teens, giving them an opportunity to partner dance with more students in their age group.

 

Sampler Workshop Partner dance a fusion of Swing, Blues and more! This one hour sampler workshop gives students a chance to check out and then register for 4 week February series (see below). $10/student

Providing we have met minimum numbers by noon one day prior, registration remains open. Registration and payment required before participation. No on site registration.

Thursday, January 29,  3:30-4:30pm
(Register by noon on Wednesday, January 28.)

 

 

 

Teen Fusion Dance Series Partner dance a fusion of Swing, Blues and more! 4 week series, 90 minutes per class. $50/student

Providing we have met minimum numbers by noon one day prior, registration remains open. Registration and payment required before participation. No on site registration.

Thursdays, February 5-25,  3:30-5:00pm
(Register by noon on Wednesday, February 4.)

 

 

 

Workshops for All Ages

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 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. Easy to learn and good review for the Valentine's Day dance at Island Center Hall on Saturday, February 14. Beginning-intermediate level. $20/person.

Thursday, January 29,  7:00-8:30pm
(Register by noon on Wednesday, January 28.)

 

 

 

Winter Class Schedule

Tuesday

Island Center Hall (ICH)
8395 Fletcher Bay Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Register with Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District at (206) 842-2306 x118 or online at biparks.org.

West Coast Swing Stylish, creative and very versatile, 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 & more.  Different patterns taught each series.

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Sec 01  Tue  6:30-7:30pm  1/13-2/10 $50

Please register by noon on Monday, February 23.
Sec 02  Tue  6:30-7:30pm  2/24-3/24 $50

Night Club 2 StepThis simple romantic dance fills a gap where no other dance fits. It's a twist on the slow dance done to mid tempo ballads & contemporary music. Relaxed and a very smooth style with a mixture of quicks and slows. Suitable for beginners and good prep for the Valentine's dance at ICH, Feb 14!

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Sec 01  Tue  7:30-8:30pm  1/13-2/10 $50

Swingin' FoxtrotA little Swing, a little Foxtrot. Each can be danced alone or go “hand in hand” for a smooth combination. Versatile on the dance floor & a good choice for beginners.

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Please register by noon on Monday, February 23.
Sec 01  Tue  7:30-8:30pm  2/24-3/24  $50

Thursday

Vinland Elementary
22104 Rhododendron Lane NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

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.

A Little Bit of CountryThis dance series will get you stepping out to your favorite Country & Western tunes! Swing is the logical place to begin and this version, COUNTRY SWING uses easy walking steps & simple 4 count patterns to dance slow-medium tempos. Pick up the pace and dance medium-fast tempos with TEXAS 2 STEP, a lively and popular traveling dance marked by its simple 6-count step combination of quick, quick, slow, slow. We'll learn a few patterns in each so you'll have all tempos covered!

Please register by Tuesday, February 10.
Thu  6:30-7:30pm   2/12-3/19  $60

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, February 10.
Thu  7:30-8:30pm   2/12-3/19  $60