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 two prior series.

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.

Everybody Swings*One step to each beat makes four count super easy to learn! It’s versatile with just about everything in music and any medium tempo you can keep up with! Change rhythm to quicks and slows, 6 count and easily keep up with faster tempos! Add taps, kicks and hitches for fun syncopations! Fun & energetic styles you can forever take to the floor!

* This Swing series is now being offered to all adults and teens.

Activity #166100-01

Tue  6:15-7:15pm  1/21-2/11   $52

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 #166101-01

Tue  7:15-8:30pm  1/21-2/11   $65

Activity #166101-02

Tue  7:15-8:30pm  2/18-3/10   $65

Shim Sham! (Teens & Adults)Originally a choreographed tap dance called Goofus, Frankie Manning spread a non-tap JAZZ version in the Swing community and renamed, “Shim Sham”. It’s become one of the most well-known and wide-spread routines of all times! Often danced at big social Swing events starting out as the line dance and then random partnering to finish.

Activity #166100-02

Tue  6:15-7:15pm  2/18-3/11   $52

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  4/14-5/5   $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  4/14-5/5   $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/.

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
Minimum registration by Tuesday, February 18.

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
Minimum registration by Tuesday, February 18.

 

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.

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