Social Dance Classes

 

Salsa

Salsa dancing is an international dance with strong influences from Latin America that can be found in most metropolitan cities in the world. The movements of salsa have origins in Cha-Cha, Mambo and other dance forms.

This class happens every Thursday at 7pm.
Drop-in for one class.

West Coast Swing

A partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor.

This class happens every Thursday at 8pm.
Drop-in for one class.

Argentine Tango

Argentine tango is danced in an embrace that can vary from very open, to very closed. Slower and smoother than International Tango; flowing steps on balls of feet, knees flexed, slight rise and fall.

This class happens every Wednesday at 7pm.
Drop-in for one class.

 

Waltz

Waltz is a smooth progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. Danced, 123; 12&3; Lower at the end of each measure, stay down through beat 1 of next measure, and then rise during beats 2 & 3--smooth rise and fall.

This class alternates on our calendar. Check if we're offering it this month.

Foxtrot

Foxtrot is similar in its look to waltz with smooth progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements. Although the rhythm is different. Danced in a box, in closed position. The man steps forward, side, close, back, side, close.

This class alternates on our calendar. Check if we're offering it this month.

Cha-Cha

A loose Latin style dance with small steps and swaying hips movements. Counted 123&4 or one, two, cha-cha-cha. Danced to Latin American rhythm.

This class alternates on our calendar. Check if we're offering it this month. 

 

Viennese Waltz

A faster Waltz with smooth progressive steps characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. Danced, 123; Waltz rise and fall but not as much because of speed.

This class alternates on our calendar. Check if we're offering it this month.

Quickstep

As the name implies, a fast dance involving many quarter turns and progressive chasse is a long figure. Danced in closed position. Light and skipping, stay up and "in flight."

This class alternates on our calendar. Check if we're offering it this month.

Night Club Two-Step

The easiest dance to learn for weddings and parties. You can dance it on the beach or any size dance floor.

This class alternates on our calendar. Check if we're offering it this month.

 

Rumba

A Latin style dance with a more regular tempo than Cha-Cha. Danced on balls of feet with knees flexed. Latin hip follows the step with quick, quick, slow rhythm.

This class alternates on our calendar. Check if we're offering it this month.

Samba

A Latin style dance with a soft "samba bounce." Counted 1 and 2 and; 3 and 4.

This class alternates on our calendar. Check if we're offering it this month.

Jive

More free than Cha-Cha; think jitterbug with soft knees and a quite a bouncy feel.  This is "triple swing" at a faster tempo. You can dance "double swing" (1,2,3,4; 1,2) or more commonly, "single swing" (quick, quick slow; slow)

This class alternates on our calendar. Check if we're offering it this month.


How Will You Start Dancing?

There are two things we can guarantee at Dancessense Studios, great dancing and fun!
We take the anxiety out of dancing for new students and guide them to become confident on any dance floor. We believe you are never too young, to old, or too inexperienced to start dancing. The real question is, how would you like to get started? 

Below are the best options we have for students:

Drop-in: Allows you to take one class - which is great if you are brand new to dancing or looking for a fun date night.
Class Passes: Allows you to drop in to any class at a convenient time in your schedule. Passes are good for up to 3-6 months.
Monthly Membership: Allows you to take any class on the calendar all month long, plus get special access to our online community that features exclusive dance content and videos.