Hi, I'm Debbie Ramsey, a life long dancer, dance instructor and choreographer. - I am excited to be bringing a new dance program to the Raleigh and Research Triangle area. The goal of this program is to help you understand how movement technique works throughout all dance forms, and then teach you how to apply that technique to your personal dancing. Together, we will explore a number of different dance styles, while helping you build control and confidence that you can bring to the social or competitive dance floors.
This new series spans 9 months, and is broken down into 4 week units. Each unit will explore different topics and styles of dance. This nine month training series is open to west coast swing and serious social dancers with at least 6-12 months of dance experience. It will be challenging, and a fun program for those dancers who do the work necessary to see the results they desire.
You can choose to attend a single (4 week) series, or the entire nine month series. We allow an individual to "drop-in" for a single class, only on the first night of a new monthly class series ($15). The real benefits come from attending the entire program. By experiencing different dance styles, over the course of time, you end up challenging yourself to be that better, well rounded dancer you see and admire on the dance floor.
Purchase a monthly series (4 weeks) for $40.00 Single Drop-In Class $15.00 (drop-in's are allowed on the first night of a monthly series).
Location: Temple Beth Or - 5315 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh
SCHEDULE: THURSDAY NIGHT's @ 7 pm
FEBRUARY 6th - 27th (4 weeks $40) "Build A Pattern". Focus will be on the pieces of patterns, their flow and patience.
MARCH 5th - 26th (4 weeks $40) "Totally Technique". Learn different core drills you can practice at home that don't need a partner. Spins, turns, rhythm drills.
APRIL 2nd - 30th (4 weeks $40) "Flashy West Coast Swing Basics". Dress up simple patterns to make them standout.
MAY 7th - 21st (3 weeks $30) " See The Similarities". See how swing rhythms fit into other dance styles - balboa, cha cha, salsa.
JUNE 4th - 25th (4 weeks $40) "Move With The Music". Learn musicality drills, phrasing to the music. Must know west coast swing basics.
JULY 2nd - 30th (5 weeks $50) "Learn Core Motion by Learning Carolina Shag". Learn to control your center, take smaller steps through shag dancing.
AUGUST 6th- 27th & SEPTEMBER 3rd - 10th (combined months - 6 weeks $60) West Coast Swing & Blues Fusion. What do you do when the music slows down.
OCTOBER 1st - 29th (4 weeks $40) Perfecting Lead & Follow. Learn upper level partnering drills and how to incorporate it into all your dances.