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Anyone Can Waltz

When: Wednesday, March 25,                    6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Eureka Veteran's Memorial Hall       1018 H Street, Eureka

Waltz is as relevant and useful today as it has been for over a century. It’s perfect for classics, as well as many of today’s pop, country, jazz, and even rock ballads. There are a surprising number of contemporary songs that use a Waltz rhythm.  First we'll get you comfortable with the basics, then we'll give you a fabulous combination to make you shine on the dance floor.

All levels of dancers are welcome, no partner required.  $12/person.

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Dips & Fancy Endings

When: Wednesday, April 29,               6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Eureka Veteran's Memorial Hall       1018 H Street

The ballroom dance dip is a charming and impressive move -- when it's done well. A well-done dip can win you all sorts of cool points, enhance the “moment” of the dance and make your partner smile. On the other hand, a poorly executed dip can earn you a bad reputation and at the very worst cause someone injury. Our “Dips & Fancy Endings” workshop will help you turn an average dance into a spectacular one.

All levels of dancers are welcome, no partner required.  $12/person. 

Try creating a group private for you and your friends where we focus on what you want to learn.

A man and a woman disco dance in front of a colored mirror, 1970s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

the Hustle!

When: Wednesday, May 27,                 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Eureka Veteran's Memorial Hall     1018 H Street

The modern Hustle's styling, movement, and musicality have evolved to reflect the latest music and trends. Exciting and energetic, with an elegant and graceful, sultry and intimate, or funky and fun look, the Hustle shares patterns and concepts with Swing, Salsa and Nightclub Two Step. This powerful social dance can really make you stand out on the dance floor.

All levels of dancers are welcome, no partner recommended.  $12/person. 

Where to use your dancing skills

  • Swing and ballroom dancers:
    •  Monday night at the Eureka Moose Lodge.  Usually an age 50+ event with a small entrance fee.  Mostly country music.
    • Monday Night Swing at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio starts with a lesson followed by open dancing for all ages and levels.
    •  the Blues Fusion class also at Redwood Raks on Thursday evenings has open dancing after class - lot's of West Coast Swing music. 8:00 p.m.
    • Eureka Elks Lodge has live music every Friday night and a nice dance floor (all ages welcome, but you have to know or be a member).
    • 4th Friday night of each month at the Arcata Veteran's Hall.
    • The Annual Redwood Coast Music Festival  https://www.rcmfest.org/