SPECIALTY CLASSES

Want to join our dance team, the Eight Week Wonders? Concentrate on Balboa? Learn aerials with your dance partner? Specialty classes allow us to present all sorts of fun and interesting topics that are designed to broaden your dance repertoire and improve your skill level and dance technique.

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Location


Instructors


  • Collegiate Shag Workshop at DanceSport Dupont Circle at Church of the Pilgrims

    Taught by Lily Matini and David Lee
    Contact [email protected]
    Thursday night, March 7
    7-9pm (includes practice time)
    $35/person

    Learn Collegiate Shag! This two-hour workshop will cover a lot of material and include practice/Q&A time as well. You’ll learn the Shag basic in both open and closed position, how to vary the six-count rhythm, and many footwork variations. Lily and David will stress the lead-and-follow mechanism of the unique rhythms of Shag; the momentum of Shag turns; and how momentum is generated so you can incorporate all the moves you know from Lindy Hop and other dances into Shag. Oh, and you’ll learn a few classic Shag patterns to boot! Suitable for all levels.

    DanceSport Dupont at Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
    Note: Facing the front entrance of the church, take the walkway to the left side of the building and down the stairway leading to DanceSport Dupont in the basement social hall.


    Taught by Lily Matini and David Lee
    Contact [email protected]
    Thursday night, March 7
    7-9pm (includes practice time)
    $35/person

    Learn Collegiate Shag! This two-hour workshop will cover a lot of material and include practice/Q&A time as well. You’ll learn the Shag basic in both open and closed position, how to vary the six-count rhythm, and many footwork variations. Lily and David will stress the lead-and-follow mechanism of the unique rhythms of Shag; the momentum of Shag turns; and how momentum is generated so you can incorporate all the moves you know from Lindy Hop and other dances into Shag. Oh, and you’ll learn a few classic Shag patterns to boot! Suitable for all levels.

    DanceSport Dupont at Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
    Note: Facing the front entrance of the church, take the walkway to the left side of the building and down the stairway leading to DanceSport Dupont in the basement social hall.

  • Intermediate Level Balboa for Swing Dancers

    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact [email protected] and [email protected]
    Sunday nights, March 3-April 28 (8 weeks)
    NOTE: No class on Sunday, March 31
    5-6pm, dance practice/questions 6-6:15pm
    $140

    INTERMEDIATE–BALBOA FOR SWING DANCERS
    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! Known for their smooth style, effortless appearance, and limitless enthusiasm, Dabe and Janelle will show you how to incorporate the fundamentals of Balboa—Posture, Position, Pressure, and Pulse—into your swing dancing repertoire. You’ll fine-tune your footwork, solidify your stretch, and create a better connection with your partner, the music, and even the dance floor. Suitable for students with no previous Balboa experience, and there is always plenty of new material for repeat students as well. Class is followed by 15 minutes of dance practice. Special offer: Register for the Intermediate class at 6:15pm and get $20 off! Email [email protected] for the super-secret discount code.

    Born 2 Dance, Studio 1, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180


    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact
    [email protected] and [email protected]
    Sunday nights, March 3-April 28 (8 weeks)
    NOTE: No class on Sunday, March 31
    5-6pm, dance practice/questions 6-6:15pm
    $140

    INTERMEDIATE–BALBOA FOR SWING DANCERS
    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! Known for their smooth style, effortless appearance, and limitless enthusiasm, Dabe and Janelle will show you how to incorporate the fundamentals of Balboa—Posture, Position, Pressure, and Pulse—into your swing dancing repertoire. You’ll fine-tune your footwork, solidify your stretch, and create a better connection with your partner, the music, and even the dance floor. Suitable for students with no previous Balboa experience, and there is always plenty of new material for repeat students as well. Class is followed by 15 minutes of dance practice. Special offer: Register for the Intermediate class at 6:15pm and get $20 off! Email [email protected] for the super-secret discount code.

    Born 2 Dance, Studio 1, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180

  • Swing-Out Workshop at Hill Center

    Taught by Robert Hanson and Caitlin Smith
    Contact [email protected] and [email protected]
    Sunday, March 3
    4-6pm
    $35/person

    Join Caitlin and Robert for a two-hour Swing-Out workshop!
    Next-Level Swing-out: Ready to rake your understanding of swing-outs to the next level? This class will cover the concepts for connecting with your partner and using counterbalance to make the swing-out feel effortless.
    Improvisation: Now that you’ve strengthened your fundamentals, it’s time to have some fun! Explore options to spice up your steps.

    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003


    Taught by Robert Hanson and Caitlin Smith
    Contact [email protected] and [email protected]
    Sunday, March 3
    4-6pm
    $35/person

    Join Caitlin and Robert for a two-hour Swing-Out workshop!
    Next-Level Swing-out: Ready to rake your understanding of swing-outs to the next level? This class will cover the concepts for connecting with your partner and using counterbalance to make the swing-out feel effortless.
    Improvisation: Now that you’ve strengthened your fundamentals, it’s time to have some fun! Explore options to spice up your steps.

    Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003