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.

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 by clicking on an activity number below or by navigating to biparks.org/register.

Cross Step WaltzA modern version of the popular slow 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. Satisfying for both beginners and experienced dancers. Beg/Int level. Different patterns taught each series.

Activity #511222-02

Tue  7:30-8:45pm  11/20-12/11   $60

East Coast SwingWhether you like Rock, Blues, R & B or Big Band music, Swing is always in! East Coast Swing is a fun and versatile dance for slow or fast rhythms. It’s easy to learn, intuitive, and not terribly structured. Learn basic patterns with turns, spins and wraps, along with timing and leading/following techniques. Great for nightclubs, parties, weddings or the ballroom and a logical place to begin to learn partner dancing. First series, 4 count rhythm or 1 step to slow-to-med tempos; 2nd series, 6 count rhythm to faster tempos. A popular choice for beginners. Basics ∓ beyond.

Activity #111225-01

Tue  6:45-7:45pm  1/15-2/12   $60
Please register by 10am on Monday, January 14.

Activity #111225-02

Tue  6:45-7:45pm  2/26-3/26   $60
Please register by 10am on Monday, February 25.

Swingin' Foxtrot One of the most common and easy to learn social dances, Foxtrot is danced to tunes of Frank Sinatra and other famous crooners. Swing is our most popular all-American dance! The 2 styles go hand-in-hand for a smooth and elegant combination. First series, Foxtrot on its own; 2nd series, mix favorite Swing & Foxtrot patterns using simple walking steps. Slow to med tempos. Easy to learn, versatile on the dance floor. Good choice for beginners.

Activity #111223-01

Tue  7:45-8:45pm  1/15-2/12   $60
Please register by 10am on Monday, January 14.

Activity #111223-02

Tue  7:45-8:45pm  2/26-3/26   $60
Please register by 10am on Monday, February 25.

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 by clicking on an activity number below or by navigating to 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. Beg/Int level.

Activity #111220-01

Th  6:45-7:45pm  1/17-2/7   $50
Please register by Tuesday, January 15.

Night Club Two StepOne of the most practical and versatile social dances to learn, 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 with a mixture of quick’s and slows. Suitable for beginners. Beg/Int level.

Activity #111221-01

Th  7:45-8:45pm  1/17-2/7   $50
Please register by Tuesday, January 15.

 

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/.

East Coast SwingA 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  2/14-3/7  $48
Please register by Tuesday, February 12.

 

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  2/14-3/7  $48
Please register by Tuesday, February 12.