- Terry Whitten
WHAT: Beginning American Waltz partner dance classes
WHEN: Wednesdays March 13 & 20; 4:00 – 5:15 pm
WHERE: Lower West Rec
COST: $9 pp for single class; $14 pp for both if classes purchased in advance at beginning of 1st class.
The beautiful Waltz is considered the first of the partner dances where couples danced in closed position often with bare hands instead of wearing gloves. Because of this, it was considered scandalous and immoral several centuries ago. It was the “Dirty Dancing” of the 18th Century!
It is now considered one of the most elegant and rhythmic of the Ballroom dances as dancers glide to beautiful music of ¾ timing. Aside from classical music, there are a lot of contemporary as well as Country songs that have Waltz timing.
During the 2 sessions you will learn the basic Waltz steps that will get you dancing around the dance floor. It can be done compactly if the dance floor is crowded or with bigger gliding steps if there is a lot of room.
No partners or experience are required. We will rotate partners during the classes. We also welcome any ladies that want to learn to lead. Once you do learn to lead, you can dance as much as you want at dances!! Likewise, we welcome any men who want to learn to follow.
Aside from being fun and a great way to get exercise, a number of studies have shown that dancing on a regular basis may reduce the possibility of cognitive decline and may actually increase mental acuity. Some even say that “dancing makes you smarter!” It certainly makes you feel better.
Please let me know if you have any questions. You can email me (Terry Whitten) at email@example.com or call me at (415) 265-7590 (cell.) I hope to see you on the dance floor!