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Group Dance Lessons

Are you looking for a hobby that involves meeting new people? Are you looking for a fun way to get some exercise on a weekly basis? Are you interested in learning to dance? Steve and Lara have multiple opportunities every week to learn to dance, meet new people, get moving, and have a great time. Check out all our lessons and dances in the DC area. You don't need a partner to attend any of our events. We rotate partners during the lessons, and our dances are beginner friendly where everyone dances with everybody.

What is West Coast Swing (the latest dance craze around the world)? West Coast Swing (aka WCS) is one of the nation's most amazing partner dances because it is fun, challenging, and versatile. It can be danced to an incredible variety of music-popular, rock, R&B, jazz, blues, country, hip hop, zydeco, disco, oldies, Latin, basically any music that uses a 4/4 time signature. The greatest part of this dance is that is for all ages from ages 4-100+ and appeases the likes of all those generations because of its music and style versatility.  WCS can be performed simply and easily with a few basic patterns; or it can be embellished with an extensive repertoire of patterns and footwork variations. It is one of the few partner dances that allows for a great degree of experience between the dancers. The structure is such that an accomplished dancer can enjoy him or herself with a beginner and that makes for a very friendly dance environment.

Q&A

1) Classes are 45min 

2) Refunds offered only 48 hours before class/class series starts

3) You can make-up a class with a class that is of a lower level and running during your current series class time period

Explanation of Levels

  • Level 1 Bronze: No Experience Necessary - 6 count Rhythm, Left and Right Side passes )with left and right hand, Start Step, Zones A-C, Sugar Push with left and right hand and both hands, Right pass Under Arm Turn (Inside turn), Left pass Outside Turn with left and right hand, How to lead on the rails and the track properly, how to follow on the track properly, and how to create hand changes between patterns. This class series will be the same material taught every series, and therefore many take this level multiple times as a refresher, to really understand and apply the information given, and/or as a warm up for the Silver/Gold level.

  • Level 1 Silver/Gold: Bronze Graduate- 8 count Rhythm, Right and Left Basket Whip, Sugar Push Inside Turn to Open and to Closed, Right and left Same Side Whip, Footwork and Rolling Action, Sailor Starter Step, Right Under Arm/Cut off, and Same Side Whip, Sugar Tuck from Open, Left Pass Tuck, Whip, Left Pass, Inside Turn, Right Pass Outside Turn (single and double turns), Reverse Whip (single and double turns), Hip Catch, Shadow Position, Leader Hammerlock Whip, Hammerlock Whip, Struts,and some more beyond basics This double Level could be separated because there is so much content to be taught for both Silver and Gold levels, that you will not get the same material learned in a series until after about six or so series. Then it will recycle from the top. See bottom of page for what is taught/covered for that each particular month.

  • Level 2/3- Level 1 Graduate- Turn techniques, Leaders Turns, Sugar Tuck from Closed Position, Sugar and Left pass Tucks to Hammerlock, Re-directs, Sling Shots, Open Whip,Technique, Variations, and so many more. Learning how your basics can be changed into Intermediate moves and the techniques behind them. The moves and information learned in this class is endless. You will not be bored!

  • Level 1 Silver and Above Drills/Technique/ Musicality- Level 1 Bronze Graduate ​- Each month will be concentrating on one of the three mentioned. We will dive deep into that area of dance, so you walk away with a better understanding, more knowledge and be able to apply the concepts immediately to your dancing socially. This is definitely not a class to miss out on. Remember it's for Level 1 Silver and above! :o)

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Deni Danzco Studio

3408 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA ​

Max 12 people per class / Mask Optional

 

West Coast Swing with Lara Deni

Monday

Jan 9,16,23 / Feb 6,13,20 / March 13,20,27/ April - No Classes/ May 1, 8, 15

7:15pm - Level 2/3

8:00-8:30pm- Practice Dance Session

8:30pm - Drills and Technique

Wednesday

Jan 11,18,25 (Month 3 S/G) / Feb 8,15,22 (Month 4 S/G) / March 15,22,29 (Month 5 S/G) / April- No Classes / May 3,10,17(Month 6 S/G)
7:15pm - Bronze
8:00-8:15pm- Practice Dance Session

8:15pm - Level 1 Silver/Gold *Note: You can start any month at any time. It does not need to be in order.

Cost: $74/month - Three classes per month in any one level + 45-90 minutes of Social Practice Sessions

           $200/monthly subscription - Unlimited Class Monthly Membership of any level + 135 Minutes of Social Practice Sessions

Note: You can cancel your subscription at anytime

*LEVEL 1 - SILVER / GOLD Syllabus

Month 1
Zones
Closed Position
Starter Step
LSP I. Turn
Closed Position to LSP
Sugar Tuck with Leader’s L hand
Rt O. Turn

Month 2
8 count Rhythm,
Right Basket Whip
Left Basket Whip
Sugar Push Inside Turn to Open
Sugar Push Inside Turn to Closed
Rt Basket w/roll out O. Turn

Month 3
Right Same Side Whip
Left Same Side Whip
Footwork and Rolling Action,
Sailor Starter Step
Sugar Tuck with Leader’s R hand
Shadow Catch

Month 4
Whip
Sugar Tuck from Closed Position
Left Pass Tuck
Right Under Arm Cut Off
Cut Off Whip

 

Month 5
Right Pass Outside Single Turn
Right Pass Outside Double Turn
Reverse Whip with Single Turn
Reverse Whip with Double Turn
Struts

Month 6
Hip Catch
Shadow Position
Leader Hammerlock Whip
Hammerlock Whip

  • Level 1 Bronze

    74$
     
    Perfect for Beginners! Great way to check it out!
    Valid for one month
    • Three Classes per month plus 45 min Social Dance
    • West Coast Swing Level 1 Bronze
  • Level 1 Silver/Gold

    74$
     
    Perfect for Beginners who want to learn & explore more
    Valid for one month
    • Three Classes per month plus 45 min Social Dance
    • West Coast Swing Level 1 Silver/Gold
  • Level 2/3

    74$
     
    Great for those who have finished the Level 1 and want more!
    Valid for one month
    • Three Classes per month plus 90 min Social Dance
    • West Coast Swing Level 2/3
    • Novice/Intermediate Level
  • Drills and Technique

    74$
     
    Dive into how to create flow, stretch & ease of the dance
    Valid for one month
    • Three Classes per month plus 90 min Social Dance
    • West Coast Swing Drills and Technique
    • Great for Silver/Gold Level 1 and Above
  • Monthly Membership

    200$
    Every month
    Great for those who really want to dig their feet into dance
     
    • Unlimited Monthly Group Classes
    • Any level and Any style offered
    • Cancel your monthly subscription at any time
    • Plus get up to 135min of Social Dance
    • Best Deal!

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