We will continue to offer 6 week dance series until the UAA Continuing Education Summer Catalog is released. The dates for the next series will be 5/11/15-6/19/15.
This 6-week course will cover the beginning (Bronze) level of Argentine Tango. Argentine Tango is a social/club dance originating from Argentina and later becoming popular in Europe and North America in the beginning of the 20th Century and is still popular today thanks to television programs such as Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.
By the end of the course, the dancer will learn to Basic Footwork, Lead and Follow, and Basic Figures/Variations of the dance.
Mondays 8:00-9:00 pm May 11-June 15, 2015
Balboa is a swing dance from the 1920's to 1930's that was derived from dances such as the Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Foxtrot, and Rumba. It was developed by dancers in Southern California (Balboa Peninsula, thus the name) and is associated with dancers Maxie Dorf and Willie Destatoff. It is an 8 count dance that can be danced to slow tempos (80 beats per minute) to fast tempos (300 bpm).
Pure Balboa is danced solely in closed position. Bal-Swing evolved when dancers wanted to start to break away as the dancers were dancing swing in Los Angeles (LA Swing as they called it, otherwise known as Lindy Hop). Although, the connection is no longer closed, the dance still maintains its upright appearance throughout the dance.
In either form, you can enjoy a full song of dancing without getting too short of breath. One of the old masters, Anne Mills stated that Balboa was a "three minute hug" and was used as a breather after dancing all those really fast swing out dances.
Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 pm May 13-June 17, 2015
This 6-week course will cover the beginning level of Ballroom Waltz. Ballroom Waltz originated in the mid 1700s as a court dance, was accepted by the common folk and has evolved into many variations since then. It remains a popular dance especially as the first dance of the married couple in modern wedding receptions today.
By the end of the course, the dancer will learn Basic Footwork, Lead and Follow, and Basic Figures/Variations of the dance.
Fridays 8:00-9:00 pm May 15-June 19, 20154