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Ballroom Dance: Nightclub Two Step Lessons

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 8 times

What: Private ballroom dance classes for ACHEV at House of Dance – Lesson for 45 minutes, dance practice to music for 15 minutes.  This is an 8-class series taking place on Wednesdays April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15, 22.  We will start at the beginning level.  If you would like to join this class, you need to start with us on April 3.  We will not be able to add new people once the series has begun.

In April & May, we will be learning Nightclub Two Step: Nightclub Two Step was developed in the 1960s by a 15-year-old West Coast Swing dancer from Whitaker, Illinois named Buddy Schwimmer. Buddy Schwimmer invented the dance in 1965. He developed the Nightclub Two Step while practicing with his sister as he searched for a way to popularize slow ballad music. He noticed that during their high school parties, most of his friends stood still and shuffled in place when slow, romantic songs played. He felt there was a need for a more interesting alternative to dancing to slow music so he created a dance called the Night Club Two Step. When Buddy opened a dance studio in Costa Mesa, California years later in 1978, he began teaching the Nightclub Two Step that can still be found in ballrooms and night clubs today.  

The Nightclub Two Step is a great alternative for dancers who want to go beyond a simple slow dance with their partner. It’s a great dance to learn how to dance to slow music. It is often used to compete as a country dance, but it is also danced to easy listening, smooth jazz, and R&B music. Today, the Nightclub Two Step can be danced as a stationary dance, a dance that travels around the dance floor in the line of dance, or a combination of the two.  More Fun Facts about Nightclub Two Step

Who: ACHEV members, grads & guests 11 and up.  ACHEV Members can invite guests: guests do not need to be ACHEV members, but need to be homeschooled.  Please clear invited homeschooling friends through Bonnie at bonnieadair@verizon.net.   Current ACHEV members are given priority on the sign up sheet, ACHEV grads next, and then guests.  ACHEV members, sign up asap because I will start adding grads and guests as I see space available, or a need to fill spots.  We must have equal number boys and girls in order for the class to work.  We can keep a waitlist in case space opens up prior to the first class in a series.  Minimum of 4 boys and 4 girls in order to hold these classes.  Partners rotate throughout the class.

Where: House of Dance , 3007 Bunsen Ave, Ventura 93003   https://www.pmhouseofdance.com/

When: Wednesdays 4pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $40 per student per month, payable by 4/3 & 5/1.    Pay in advance via Venmo or Zelle (info at https://www.pmhouseofdance.com/)  Or pay with cash or check when you arrive on those dates.  If you pay via Venmo or Zelle, please include a note “ACHEV Homeschool class”

What to Bring & Wear: Bring your own water bottles.  There is no drinking fountain.  There is no special dress code, other than ACHEV’s general dress code for all events which is, “modest and appropriate for the occasion”.   Some girls choose to wear dresses and skirts, but you can wear pants or shorts.  Boys can wear pants or shorts.  Be comfortable.  If you do not have felt bottomed dance shoes (felt bottomed dance shoes are ideal), try to choose a shoe that is not grippy and rubbery on bottom.  Leather soled dress shoes or Vans-type skateboard shoes are okay.  Absolutely NO flip flops.  No sandals, no Uggs.  Boots are not good for ballroom or swing dancing.  You want to be able to slide/glide on the floor, turn easily on your toes and point your toes.

Payment Policy:

Payment for each series is due in full at the beginning of the first class of the month.  There will be no refunds or credits for missed classes.  We understand that sometimes illness or unexpected circumstances come up on short notice, but in order to keep these classes affordable, House of Dance cannot issue refunds or credits.    If you know before a series starts that you will need to miss a class, please check with the organizer to make sure that will be okay before signing up (it depends on a variety of factors), and the full amount of the series will still be due at the first class.

These classes are not drop-in classes.  Signing up in advance is required.  If you sign up for a series, your classmates are counting on you to be there for all the classes other than illness or other unavoidable/unforeseen circumstances, because these classes are most enjoyable when everyone has a partner.  Additionally, learning dance is sequential and if you are not able to attend the first class, or will have to miss more than one class, it can be difficult to catch up and it can hold up others in the class.

If you have special circumstances, please feel free to talk to me about it!  Considering this is a 3 month class, it is more likely there might be a conflict with a family trip or something of that nature.  If you have to miss one or two, it might be ok, but please check with me first if you know you will be gone for a class or two.  Bonnieadair@verizon.net or 805-504-6457 call or text.

We must have an even number of boys and girls.  Any girls in excess of boys, or vice versa, are considered to be on the waitlist.  We must have a minimum of 4 boys and 4 girls to proceed with the class.

Sign Up Here for Nightclub Two Step April & May 2024

Questions? Contact Bonnie Adair at bonnieadair@verizon.net.

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Date:
May 8
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Bonnie Adair
Phone
(805) 504-6457
Email
bonnieadair@verizon.net

Venue

House of Dance
3007 Bunsen Ave, Suite E
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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Phone
805-650-2749
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