West Coast Swing Lessons 12 week series
March 6, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2024
What: Private ballroom dance classes for ACHEV at House of Dance – Lesson for 45 minutes, dance practice to music for 15 minutes. This is a 12-class series taking place on Wednesdays Jan: 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb: 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar: 6, 13, 20, 27. We will start at the beginning level. If you would like to join this class, you need to start with us on January 10th. We will not be able to add new people once the series has begun.
West Coast Swing is a really fun dance where you can learn to add your own personality and flair to it. It is quite different from the other dances we have learned and it will take a little more time to master it. Please consider joining us, because it will be well worth the effort.
Modern West Coast Swing is not dependent on the music genre and can be danced to any music in 4/4 tempo. The basic music for West Coast Swing is generally the Blues, which offers a rhythm with swung eighth notes. Dancers today often enjoy swing dancing to the slower rhythms of Funk, Disco, Jazz, Motown, Techno, Soul, and Pop, in addition to getting down to the upbeat rhythms of Country, Big Band Swing, Oldies, Rock ‘n Roll, Retro and sometimes Latin music. Read More
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 email@example.com. 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 beginning 12/6 . 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 1/10, 2/7 & 3/6. 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, try to choose a shoe that is not grippy and rubbery on bottom like a basketball shoe. Leather soled dress shoes or Vans-type skateboard shoes are okay. Absolutely NO flip flops. No sandals, no Uggs.
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.
Questions? Contact Bonnie Adair at firstname.lastname@example.org.