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.

 

West Coast Swing 2* We're going beyond basics in this smooth, slotted style swing. Take your patterns and add cool variations and nice little combos. Dance slow-mid tempos in Swing, Rhythm & Blues, Country & contemporary. Such a creative and versatile dance well worth your effort! Intermediate level. $20/person for each workshop. *Prerequisite: Two series West Coast Swing basics.

Sunday, May 22  4:00-5:30pm*
(Please register by Friday, May 20.)

Sunday, May 29  4:00-5:30pm*
(Please register by Friday, May 27.)

*Each workshop will be followed by an optional practice session from 5:30-6:00pm

Spring 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.

East Coast SwingThe logical place to begin to learn partner dancing. Swing is a favorite jazzy dance from the 20's, popular during WWII, jumping in the 50's and still swinging today! It's easy to learn, intuitive, and not terribly structured.

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Tue  6:30-7:30pm  4/12-5/10   $55

Cross Step WaltzWe take the popular slow Waltz and add playful cross-steps for this dance. A relaxed style that's easy to learn yet endlessly innovative. Always romantic and elegant, it has an easy to hear 1-2-3 rhythm pattern. Different patterns taught each series.

Tue  7:30-8:30pm  4/12-5/10   $55

Sizzling SalsaLearn the hottest Latin dance today! A spicy mixture danced to rhythmic Afro-Caribbean and Latin American beats, Salsa evokes an irrepressible zest for life! Lots of fun spins, sharp movement and crisp turns. Club style Salsa with slotted & Cuban style patterns. Energetic and passionate!

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Tue  6:30-7:30pm  5/24-6/21   $55

Swingin' the BluesEasy walking Swing steps blend with Blues for a smooth, personal & intimate style. It's a versatile partner dance that emphasizes individual expression and improvisation. Suitable for slower tempos, particularly jazz & blues.

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Tue  7:30-8:30pm  5/24-6/21   $55

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.

Club Style 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 spins, sharp movement and crisp turns. energetic, passionate and the most popular Latin dance today! Basics & beyond.

Please register by Tuesday, April 19.
Thu  6:30-7:30pm  4/21-5/26*  $55
* No class May 5.

Swingin' FoxtrotSwing is the all time favorite 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. Mix your favorite patterns using simple walking steps. Smooth, flowing and versatile on the dance floor. A good choice for beginners.

Please register by Tuesday, April 19.
Thu  7:30-8:30pm  4/21-5/26*  $55
* No class May 5.

East Coast SwingAll American jazzy dance from the 20's, popular during WWII, jumping in the 50's and still swinging today! It's easy to learn, intuitive, and not terribly structured. Versatile for 50's Rock and Roll, Big Band, Rhythm and Blues, Country and contemporary music. Medium-fast tempos, this dance will definitely get your feet moving & is a popular choice for beginners.

Please register by Tuesday, May 31.
Thu  6:30-7:30pm  6/2-6/30  $55

Night Club 2 StepOne of the most practical and versatile social dances ever conceived, this 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. Suitable for beginners.

Please register by Tuesday, May 31.
Thu  7:30-8:30pm  6/2-6/30  $55