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 Swing Refresher Stand-alone workshop geared for experienced dancers at the beginner-intermediate level. Refresh basic patterns and add on cool variations. Small group instruction and practica. Good prep for Swing Club dances. Effort made to balance lead/follow ratio. $20/person.

Monday, March 5,  7:00-8:30pm
Minimum registration by Saturday, March 3.

Winter 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 at biparks.org/register.

Swingin' FoxtrotA little Swing, a little Foxtrot. Two dance styles that go “hand in hand” for a smooth & elegant combination. Learn to mix favorite patterns using simple walking steps. Danced to slow to medium tempos. Smooth, flowing and versatile on the dance floor. Easy to learn and a good choice for beginners.

Activity #111223-01

Tue  6:45-7:45pm  2/27-3/27   $60

Swingin' The BluesSwing steps blend with Blues for a smooth, personal & 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. Different patterns taught each series.

Activity #111222-02

Tue  7:45-8:45pm  2/27-3/27   $60

Thursday

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 at biparks.org/register.

West Coast SwingLearn a fun modern Swing and possibly the most versatile dance out there! West Coast is a smooth and stylish slotted Swing with Lindy Hop roots, a mixture of Latin and Jive. Stylish, creative and playful! Danced to slower tempos in Swing, Rhythm & Blues, Country and contemporary music. Start learning the basic steps, rhythm and style and you'll have a dance you can do forever.

Beginner level 6:30 pm, Intermediate, 7:30 pm. One hour instruction, 15 min overlap transition & assisted practical. Minimum registration 2 days prior.

Activity #111220-02 (Beginning Level)

Thu  6:45-8:00pm  3/15-4/5   $60

Activity #111220-04 (Intermediate Level)

Thu  7:45-9:00pm  3/15-4/5   $60

 

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 http://cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks.htm.

Classes cancelled on February 22 due to snow and icy roads. Dance class makeup will be accomplished by adding a half hour to each class on March 1st and March 8th. New class times for those dates will be 6:00-7:30 pm & 7:30-9:00 pm.

East Coast Swing A favorite jazzy American dance from the 20’s and still swingin' today! Swing is the logical place to begin to learn partner dancing. It’s easy to learn, intuitive, and not terribly structured. Learn to dance to different tempos by changing rhythm patterns. A popular choice for beginners. Basics & beyond.

Thu  6:30-7:30pm  2/15-3/8  $50

Night Club 2 StepOne of the most practical and versatile social dances ever conceived, this simple romantic dance fills a gap where no other dance fits. It's a twist on the slow dance done to mid tempo ballads & contemporary music. Relaxed and a very smooth style. Suitable for beginners. Basics & beyond.

Thu  7:30-8:30pm  2/15-3/8  $50