Dance

To be able to dance widens the world of social opportunities available to you. Take one of these dance classes and increase the enjoyment of your life.

Country Western Dance – Couples

Bring a partner and learn traditional country-western dances – the two-step, waltz and country swing – including basic turns and styling. The atmosphere is low-key, with an emphasis on building confidence in an activity you can enjoy for years to come. Price is per couple.
Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sept. 22, 6 wks.
Course #DA308 01/CRN 20647
John Rayburn and Debra Daniels, Fee $139

Basic Swing Dancing

Experience the fun of swing dancing. This course will teach the basics and beginning/intermediate moves in one of the increasingly popular dances in the United States. Using the elements of dance as well as timing, connection and partnering, students will learn to jitterbug and West Coast swing. Gain the confidence to dance in a variety of social situations through a few fun and easy lessons. During the class you will have the opportunity to dance with other students.

Couples

Wednesday, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., Oct. 5, 6 wks.
Course #DA318 01/CRN 20925
Cheryl Noonan, Fee $85

Singles

Wednesday, 6:45 to 7:45p.m., Oct. 5, 6 wks.
Course #DA319 01/CRN 20924
Cheryl Noonan, Fee $65

Salsa

This is an exciting, upbeat introductory class. Explore club-style salsa techniques and Latin rhythms. During the class you will have the opportunity to dance with other students.

Couples

Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 5, 6 wks.
Course #DA330 01/CRN 20649
Cheryl Noonan, Fee $85

Singles

Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 5, 6 wks.
Course #DA331 01/CRN 20648
Cheryl Noonan, Fee $65

Night Club Two Step and Waltz

The Waltz is a beautiful and graceful gliding dance executed in three-quarter time. Although the waltz was one of the first dances to form the foundation for ballroom dance, it is very popular in country western style as well. Learn to move comfortably in three-quarter time, and dance several different waltz patterns that can be led/followed on the social dance floor. Night Club two-step is a romantic and lyrical smooth social dance. It is danced to the slower-tempo country ballads, such as Vince Gill’s “Someday”. The class will teach the basic skills and styling characteristics both Waltz and Night Club Two-Step. No class Nov. 27.

Couples

Sunday, Noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 30, 6 sessions.
Course #DA343 01/CRN 21561
Belinda Jentzen and Robert Brinegar, Fee $110

Singles

Sunday, Noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 30, 6 sessions.
Course #DA344 01/CRN 21562
Belinda Jentzen and Robert Brinegar, Fee $75.

NEW! Intermediate Country Western Night Club 2-Step and Waltz

Learn intermediate skills, patterns and styling characteristics of the slow, romantic Night Club Two Step and the beautiful, lyrical Country Western Waltz. You should have an understanding of the rhythm and basic steps of both dances and learn the skills to add to your knowledge, ability, grace and repertoire of your dancing. No class Nov. 27.

Couples

Sunday, 1:15 to 2:15p.m., Oct. 30, 6 sessions.
Course #DA345 01/CRN 21563
Belinda Jentzen and Robert Brinegar, Fee $110

Belly Dancing

This introduction to belly dance is perfect for women of all ages. Each class will begin with warm-up and stretching exercises. Learn undulations of the spine, circles and figure eights of the hips, chest and shoulders, and flowing arm and hand movements. Students will also be introduced to shimmies and rhythmic movement in their hips and learn steps such as Egyptian walk, camel walk and 3/4 shimmy, finger cymbals and veil work.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 11, 6 wks.
Course #HF497 01/CRN 20946
Deborah Newberg, Fee $90

History of Flamenco

In the last 50 years Santa Fe and Albuquerque have become national and even international centers of this exciting art form. Investigate the history of Flamenco dance, singing and guitar while learning how it came to New Mexico and spread in popularity.
Monday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Oct. 3, 5 wks.
Course #PA320 01/CRN 21568
David Briggs, Fee $49