Dance Descriptions

West Coast Swing

West coast swing may take longer to get the hang of, but will reward you with its versatility and room for personal expression.

Bachata

The newest slow dance to go with salsa, Bachata is easy to learn and very sexy!

American Waltz

Classic and romantic, the American slow waltz nicely rounds out your social dance repertoire.

Cha Cha

Get your flirt on with this sassy dance that goes with a wide variety of musical genres.

East Coast Swing

The most useful of social dances to know, East coast swing is also easy to learn!

Salsa

Who doesn't want to know how to salsa?  Fun for all with room for creativity. We teach New York "on-one" style.

Foxtrot

Not just for old-time swing music, the easy going foxtrot is fun at weddings, social dances, and at the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival.

Hustle

Did someone say disco?  The hustle is fast with a lot of spinning, but exhilarating to do!

Lindy Hop

Energetic and athletic, Lindy Hop pairs well with Charleston and East Coast Swing.  It is one of the featured topics for our "Last Wednesday Workshop" series, or in private lessons.

Merengue

The easiest of all partner dances to learn and useful to know, especially if Latin music is being played.

Nightclub Two-Step

This smooth, romantic dance can be used in any social setting where there is dancing.

Rumba

Nicknamed 'the dance of love', rumba is a simple, romantic dance that goes with more than Latin music.

Country Two-Step

This traveling dance is exhilarating and you don't have to like country music to enjoy it!  Country two-step is featured once a year in our "Last Wednesday Workshop" series or in private lessons.

American Tango

This ballroom version of tango is easier to learn than the Argentine version and gives you an outlet for your dramatic side.  Taught by request, it is sometimes a featured topic for our "Last Wednesday Workshop" series.