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.

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.

Whip It! Take your WEST COAST SWING to the next level! Focus on WHIPS, legendary in this style Swing! Learn and practice a variety of these contemporary 8 count patterns. Open to experienced WCS dancers comfortable with basic passes and sugar pushes. Limited numbers allow for more individual attention and faster progress. Effort made to balance lead/follow ratio. You can help by bringing a partner. $20/person.

Tuesday, December 10,  7:00-8:30pm
Minimum registration by noon on Monday, December 9.

 

Fall & Winter 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.

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  1/14-2/4   $65

Activity #166101-02

Tue  7:15-8:30pm  2/11-3/3   $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/.

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  9/26-10/17  $48

Swingin' the BluesSwing steps blend with Blues for a smooth and 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. A good choice for beginners. Basics & beyond.

Thu  7:30-8:30pm  9/26-10/17  $48

 

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.

East Coast SwingGet ready for those holiday parties! A favorite jazzy dance from the 20’s and still swinging today! It’s easy to learn, intuitive, and not terribly structured. Dance slow-medium tempos with four count Swing, a smooth style that uses easy walking steps. Dance medium-fast tempos with six counts, single lindy. A popular choice for beginners.

Activity #511222-01

Thu  5:45-7:00pm  11/14-12/12*   $60
Minimum registration by Tuesday, 11/12.

* No class 11/28.

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. Suitable for beginners.

Activity #511220-01

Thu  7:00-8:15pm  11/14-12/12*   $60
Minimum registration by Tuesday, 11/12.

* No class 11/28.

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 #166104-01

Thu  7:15-8:30pm  1/16-2/6   $65

Activity #166104-02

Thu  7:15-8:30pm  3/19-4/9   $65