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Posted on: July 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Swing/Foxtrot Lessons & Open Community Dance

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If interested in the full 8- week lesson/open dance combination (as noted below), must register in advance by September 1st. Choose the September 13, 2022 Date and select the $150 ticket option; do not register for this option after September 1st as refunds will not be given for missed sessions; prorated option not available.

6-7pm--Enjoy a Swing/Foxtrot Lesson led by Kristen Renshaw

*7-8pm--Enjoy an open dance where lesson participants may practice what they've learned. 

*Members of the community who have not registered for the full 8-week lesson/open dance session may join the  7-8pm open dance  by purchasing a drop-in pass through Eventbrite in advance (must be purchased by Noon the day of).  Each  7pm weekly open dance requires a new drop-in pass. Please be sure you purchase your pass for the specific date you wish to attend. It is recommended this be purchased from week to week since all sales are final and the pass is not transferrable to a new date or person.

At the door sales are NOT available. Must register and pay through Eventbrite. Drop ins for lessons are NOT available.

6-7pm Lesson Description:

East Coast Swing is a fun, upbeat dance, distinguished by its "rock step" and swing hip motion. We will be covering both single time east coast swing and introducing triple step east coast swing. You will learn basic turns, leading and following. 

The Foxtrot is a smooth dance where the dancers travel across the dance floor. The long walking movements contribute to the iconic sway motion. We will focus on being able to move around the floor with our partners, moving turns and connection. 

About the Instructor, Kristen Renshaw

Kristen discovered her passion for ballroom dancing in 2005 after starting at SwingTime Ballroom. She has choreographed countless dances for wedding couples, introduced dozens of people to Ballroom Dancesport competitions, and developed a youth ballroom track for dance students and recreational dancers. 


Is jitter bug the same as east coast swing? The jitterbug is very similar to single time east coast swing, but it may include a variety of regional influences.

Do I need a partner? No, you do not need a partner to learn the dance. However, when waiting for a practice partner or instructor, please be patient and continue to practice your part. 

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