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. 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 allowed.

 

Rumba Rumba, the mother of Salsa and spirit & soul of Latin music. A slow, sensuous dance with plenty of wraps and under arm turns. Intermediate level choreographed sequence for dancers proficient with basic patterns. Showcase option Saturday, May 13 at Island Center Hall. Sign up with a partner. $75/person

5 Wednesdays, Apr 5-May 10 (No class May 3), 7:00-8:30pm
(Please register by noon on Tuesday, April 4.)

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.

Cuban SalsaThe name "salsa" correctly describes the flavor of this dance: hot! One of the most popular styles in Salsa is the Cuban Style! Instead of dancing "in-the-slot", it's danced in a rotational pattern. It has a more relaxed feel with Swing like patterns. Slotted and Cuban styles can be mixed on the dance floor. Club style, energetic, passionate. Basics & beyond. Different patterns taught each series.

Activity #111223-01

Please register by noon on Monday, April 17.
Tue  6:30-7:30pm  4/18-5/16   $55

Activity #111223-02

Please register by noon on Monday, May 22.
Tue  6:30-7:30pm  5/23-6/20   $55

Rumba and Cha ChaRumba, the mother of Salsa and the spirit & soul of Latin music. Often called the dance of love, slow & sensuous with plenty of wraps, under arm turns and a truck load of flirtation! Cha Cha combines Rumba romance with relaxed triple time Swing and has a strong beat and distinctive rhythm. Learn similar patterns to use in both dances. Latin and contemporary music. Beginning level.

Activity #111224-01

Please register by noon on Monday, April 17.
Tue  7:30-8:30pm  4/18-5/16   $55

Lindy (Savoy Swing)Sometimes referred to as Lindy Hop, it's a favorite jazzy dance originating in the Savoy Ballroom, NYC late 20's. It has evolved into many styles, wild and spontaneous or cool and sophisticated. This series of triple time Swing covers smooth 8 count basic Lindy patterns.

Activity #111225-01

Please register by noon on Monday, May 22.
Tue  7:30-8:30pm  5/23-6/20   $55

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

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. Minimum registration by Tuesday, 4/18.

Thu  6:30-7:30pm  4/20-5/25*  $55

* No class 5/4.

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. Minimum registration by Tuesday, 4/18.

Thu  7:30-8:30pm  4/20-5/25*  $55

* No class 5/4.