Winter & Spring Classes

Tuesday

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

How to register: Register with Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District at (206) 842-2302 or online by clicking on an activity number below or by navigating to biparks.org/register. A minimum number of registrations must be met at least two days prior to the first class in a series; otherwise, the class will be canceled.

Cross Step WaltzA modern version of popular Waltz, Cross-Step is easy to learn yet endlessly innovative. It travels and rotates like traditional waltz but the addition of the cross-step opens up a wide range of playful yet gracefully flowing variations. Relaxed style and satisfying for both beginners and experienced dancers. Different patterns each series.

Activity #166101-02

Tue  7:00-8:15pm  2/18-3/10   $65

Jitterbug Stroll! (Teens & Adults)“Jitterbug Stroll”, another fun JAZZ line dance was choreographed by Ryan Francois, swing dancer, choreographer and actor, who played a central part of the revival of the Lindy Hop, late ‘90’s. Learn Susie Q’s, Boogie backs, tick tocks and more!

Activity #166100-03

Tue  6:15-7:15pm  3/17-4/7   $52

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. Creative, playful and 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. 1st series, basics and 6 count patterns. 2nd series, 8 count and whips. Prerequisite for 2nd series: WC Swing basics.

Activity #166102-01

Tue  7:15-8:30pm  3/17-4/7   $65

Activity #166102-02

Tue  7:15-8:30pm  5/5-5/26   $65

Everybody Eats! (Teens & Adults)“Everybody Eats” choreographed by Guy Caridi, a founding member and artistic director of Seattle’s Savoy Swing Club. Guy coached Bainbridge award winning Swingin’ Hepcats Performance Troupe during Swing resurgence late ‘90’s. Learn fishtail boogies, scissors, rubber legs and more!

Activity #166100-04

Tue  6:15-7:15pm  5/5-5/26   $52

Line Dance! (Teens & Adults)Line dancing is a fun solo way to move to music and a great tool to enhance other dance styles! Learn footwork, timing, pivots & turns and much more! Country music is popular and there are many other genres to line dance to like Swing, Blues, Latin and contemporary! Build your confidence in this disguised exercise and have fun with it!

Activity #166100-05

Tue  6:15-7:15pm  6/2-6/23   $52

NIght Club Two StepOne of the most practical and versatile social dances ever conceived, this simple 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. It's a sister dance to West Coast Swing because it gives you an option for some of the slower, groovier tunes. Socially led and followed and easily embellished so that it can move all over the floor. Basics and beyond.

Activity #166103-01

Tue  7:15-8:30pm  6/2-6/23   $65

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 minimum number of registrations must be met at least two days prior to the first class in a series; otherwise, the class will be canceled.

West Coast SwingLearn a fun modern swing and possibly the most versatile dance out there! Dance to rhythm & blues, swing, country & contemporary music. Smooth, stylish, creative and playful! Start learning the basic steps, rhythm & style and you'll have a dance you can do forever!

Thu  6:30-7:30pm  2/20-3/12  $52

Night Club Two 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.

Thu  7:30-8:30pm  2/20-3/12  $52

Swing Fast, Swing SlowEast Coast Swing is America’s favorite dance! It’s intuitive, not terribly structured and versatile! One step per beat makes SLOWER tempos super easy to learn! It’s danced to all types of music…Country, Top 40, just about everything and any medium tempo you can keep up with! Simply change rhythm pattern to quicks and slows and easily keep up with FASTER tempos. A popular choice for beginners. Basics & beyond.

Thu  6:30-7:30pm  5/7-5/28  $54
Minimum registration by Tuesday, May 5.

Country Two StepOften called Texas TWO STEP, it’s a popular and lively dance that travels counterclockwise around the floor with FUN turns, wraps and shadows! The basic step is like walking, except the timing is quick, quick, slow, slow. Step out to your favorite Country tunes as well as some you might not expect! Danced to a wide range of tempos. Basics & beyond.

Thu  7:30-8:30pm  5/7-5/28  $54
Minimum registration by Tuesday, May 5.

 

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

How to register: Register with Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District at (206) 842-2302 or online by clicking on an activity number below or by navigating to biparks.org/register. A minimum number of registrations must be met at least two days prior to the first class in a series; otherwise, the class will be canceled.

Country Two StepStep out to your favorite Country tunes as well as some you might not expect! TWO STEP is a popular and lively progressive dance with FUN turns, wraps and shadows! The basic step is like walking, except the timing is quick, quick, slow, slow. Danced to a wide range of tempos. Basics & beyond. Different patterns each series.

Activity #166104-02

Thu  7:15-8:30pm  3/19-4/9   $65

East Coast Swing: Triple Swing & LindyComfortable with basic Swing patterns? Time to add triple steps to your repertoire and ease into 6 count and then 8 count patterns. You’ll soon be dancing Lindy Hop, AKA Savoy Swing, the granddaddy of all Swing dances! Smooth style danced to slow-med tempos. Prerequisite: EC Swing basics

Activity #166105-02

Thu  6:00-7:15pm  3/19-4/9   $65

Swing on the MoveHere’s a twist on the Swing! This style travels around the perimeter of the room! A combination of triple steps and walks. Most of the spins and turns occur on the walking steps, which slows the pace making it easy to travel. A smooth and graceful dance and its popularity is spreading quickly. A fun style and an opportunity to do something new with your Swing! 6 & 8 count patterns danced to slow-medium tempos. Basics and beyond.

Activity #166106-01

Thu  6:00-7:15pm  6/4-6/25   $65

Club SalsaThe name "salsa" correctly describes the flavor of this dance: hot! Energetic and passionate with lots of fun spins, sharp movement and crisp turns! One of the most popular forms is the Cuban style. Instead of dancing “in-the-slot", it’s danced in a rotational pattern. Easy to learn, has a relaxed feel and Swing like patterns. Emphasis on lead & follow skills. Basics and beyond.

Activity #166107-01

Thu  7:15-8:30pm  6/4-6/25   $65

The Fine Print

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.

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 two prior series.