Registration Policy The listing for each class specifies a deadline for registration. This date is when minimum enrollment numbers must be met. If there is insufficient registration by the deadline, the class will be cancelled and registrants will be called with the bad news. In addition, it is also possible that if numbers are extremely low a few days prior to deadline, a series may be pushed back to allow ample time to meet minimum. Or, cancelled and new dance offering presented. So please register as early as you can!

Providing we have met minimum numbers, registration for classes remains open until the second class of the series. No new registrations are accepted after the second week.

Unless otherwise specified, classes are open to both teens and adults. Partners are not necessary but do help balance the class.

Registration, a signed waiver, and payment are all required before participation.

PayPal Registration You can register for many classes online using PayPal. You don't have to have a PayPal account—you can use a credit card. Just click the button next to the class you want. If do you register using PayPal, please include your phone number and address (or at least indicate whether you live on or off the island) in the box labeled "Special instructions for the merchant." That will make it easier for us to contact you if class dates change. Also, if you are registering more than one person, please list the names of all people you are registering in the special instructions box.

Class Policies Check yourselves in on weekly attendance sheet and wear first name tags. Rotating partners is recommended, but not mandatory. Time is provided to dance with original partners.

We try to the balance lead/follow ratio on a weekly basis. Please let the instructor know if you’ll miss a class. As much notice as possible is greatly appreciated but even 1 hour ahead may allow time to pull in a lead or follow.

Instruction Unless noted, instruction is at the beginner to intermediate level. Level II classes provide intermediate to advanced instruction. If you choose a level II class, please be sure you have a solid foundation in the specific dance offered. The prerequisite for level II classes is participation in 2 prior series.

Workshops

Educated Feet Studio
3262 Pleasant Beach Drive, Bainbridge Island

Workshops are open to singles and couples. Limited numbers allow for more individual attention and faster progress. Those with partners and registrants on a first come, first served basis will make up the classes. We’re dancing on a beautiful knee friendly semi-sprung wood floor. Please carry clean soled shoes that leave no scuff marks or dance sock feet. No street shoes. No spiky heels.

West Coast UpSwing! Stand-alone workshop geared for West Coast Swing dancers, beginner-intermediate level. Refresh basic patterns and add cool variations. Small group allows more one-on-one attention and faster progress. 1.5 hour instruction and practica at Educated Feet Studio. Limited numbers. Effort made to balance lead/follow ratio.

Wednesday, June 27,  7:00-8:30pm
Minimum registration by Monday, June 25.

$20 per person.

In the boxes below, please enter the names of dancers you are paying for and a phone number where we can contact you. Then click "Pay Now" to complete registration via PayPal.

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Summer Class Schedule

Tuesday

Island Center Hall (ICH)
8395 Fletcher Bay Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Register with Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District at (206) 842-2306 x118 or online by clicking on an activity number below or by navigating to biparks.org/register.

SWING THIS!East Coast Swing is the logical place to begin to learn partner dancing! Swing is a favorite jazzy dance from the 20’s, popular during WWII, jumping in the 50’s and still swinging today! Easy to learn, intuitive, and not terribly structured. Learn to dance to different tempos by changing rhythm patterns. Beginning level covers one step & single time Swing, 4 and 6 count patterns. Intermediate level focuses on double & triple time LINDY, 6 & 8 count patterns. Emphasis on lead & follow skills. Beginner level 6:45 pm, Intermediate, 7:45 pm. One hour instruction, 15 min overlap transition & assisted practical.

Activity #411220-01 (Beginning Level)

Minimum registration by noon Monday, July 9.
Tue  6:45-8:00pm   7/10-7/31
  $60

Activity #411220-02 (Intermediate Level)

Minimum registration by noon Monday, July 9.
Tue  7:45-9:00pm   7/10-7/31
  $60

Thursday

Vinland Elementary
22104 Rhododendron Lane NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

How to register: Call Poulsbo Parks and Recreation at (360) 779-9898. Due to liability coverage, you must register, sign a waiver and be on the roster before participating in a class. Or register online at https://cityofpoulsbo.com/parks-recreation/.

A Little Bit of CountryStep out to your favorite Country tunes! COUNTRY SWING uses easy walking steps & simple 4 count patterns to dance slow-medium tempos. Pick up the pace and dance medium-fast tempos with TEXAS 2 STEP, a lively and popular traveling dance with turns. Learn a few patterns in Swing and even more emphasis on Texas 2 Step! All tempos covered! New patterns each series!

Thu  6:30-7:30pm  6/7-6/28  $48

 

Swingin' the BluesSwing steps blend with Blues for a smooth and intimate style. It’s a versatile partner dance that emphasizes individual expression and improvisation. Suitable for slower tempos, particularly jazz & blues. This is a must learn one step dance using easy walking footwork. A good choice for beginners. New patterns each series!

Thu  7:30-8:30pm  6/7-6/28  $48

 

Island Center Hall (ICH)
8395 Fletcher Bay Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Register with Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District at (206) 842-2306 x118 or online by clicking on an activity number below or by navigating to biparks.org/register.

SIZZLING SALSA!The name "salsa" correctly describes the flavor of this dance: hot! Energetic and passionate with lots of fun spins, sharp movement and crisp turns! Learn patterns in the 2 most popular styles, Salsa en Linea and Cuban style! Both are club dances and mix well on the floor. Beginning level covers basic patterns. intermediate level makes simple patterns exciting with spins, drapes, hair combs & styling. Emphasis on lead & follow skills. Beginner level 6:45 pm, Intermediate, 7:45 pm. One hour instruction, 15 min overlap transition & assisted practical.

Activity #411221-01 (Beginning Level)

Minimum registration by Tuesday, July 10.
Thu  6:45-8:00pm   7/12-8/2
  $60

Activity #411221-02 (Intermediate Level)

Minimum registration by Tuesday, July 10.
Thu  7:45-9:00pm   7/12-8/2
  $60