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DANCES and SPECIAL EVENTS
Two levels: Beginner/novice and Intermediate
7:30 and 8:30
Two classes, two different dances
Monthly series — See the calendar for dances taught
Singles and couples welcome
No partner needed
No previous experience necessary
Take one class or both
$20 (F/T college students $10) for one drop-in class
$60 prepaid for 4 weeks of one class; $100 prepaid for 4 weeks of both classes
$190 for 4 weeks including both Debra’s and Paul’s classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Prices may vary each month.
At Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center
Email – [email protected]
International Style Lessons at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center
Tuesdays 7:30 and 8:30 pm
Latin Drill: Perform Basics Like a Pro
Latin Drill: Perform Basics Like a Pro
Whether you’re a beginner or a superstar Latin dancer, drilling the basics is a must! There is no other way around mastering the basics. This is a 60 minute drill intensive. Come ready to work and come ready to have FUN while you perfect your dance moves!
This class will focus on drilling the basics in rumba, cha cha, samba and jive, with attention given to proper footwork, feet/leg/hip action, posture/back mobility, spins and turns, and lead/follow. Some simple open choreography for exercise.
♦ Learn how to polish such basic movements as: Forward and backward walks, delayed walks, checked walks, pressed walks, hip twist turns, switch turns, spiral turns, 3 step turns, spins, lock steps, chasses, time steps, continuous lock steps, rondes…and much more.
♦ Learn a choreographed basic routine in solo position which we will review and repeat each week with emphasis on refining!
♦ Understand timing, musicality, spatial awareness, partner sensitivity
Notes will be given to suit the needs of each dancer. Partners welcomed but not necessary.
This class offers an opportunity to dance intricate and exciting choreography. It is a great way to develop repertoire and partnering skills.
Finally, here is a class that takes you to the ultimate level in International Latin dancing. Learn beautiful and exciting choreographed phrases involving open figures and some gold level syllabus figures. Emphasis will be on performance technique and individuality. This class is designed for the advanced beginner social to the seasoned competitive dancer.
Explore your possibilities and become the art. Take your dancing to the next level!
Tuesday Night Classes:
45 minute lessons, 4 week series
Monthly $60/one class, $110/both classes; Drop-in $18
View more information about Nonci Tirado
$10 per lesson
Students: $8.50 per lesson
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Catherine Noblitt, LISTD, NADTA
SUNDAY OPEN PRACTICE SESSIONS
3:30 to 5:00 pm — International Standard Practice
(Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep)
5:00 to 6:30 pm — International Latin Practice
(Cha cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba)
Paul and Debra are happy to assist dancers with any
problems or questions they might have–just ask!
You don’t have to be one of their students.
♦ Practice moves or just enjoy dancing
♦ Sessions are open to all ballroom dancers
♦ The dance floor is uncrowded and incredibly spacious
♦ A variety of beautiful music selected for ease of dancing
♦ Both International and American style dancers welcome
♦ The music adheres to strict International timing, but
it lends itself well to American style, too.
No pre-registration required
$10.00 One session, $7.50 Student
$15.00 Two sessions, $10.00 Student
Some of Paul Huston’s Achievements:
6 times Australian Champion
5 times World Semi-finalist
World Cup Finalist
Coach to Blackpool Youth finalists
Coach to International Youth Champions
Paul is also available for private lessons
Paul Huston @ 703 732-3238
E-mail – [email protected]
Salsa & Bachata Social Dance
with Mr. Mambo
at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center
Salsa, Bachata, and more
Salsa and Bachata Social Dance
Hollywood Ballroom is proud to host the
BEST SALSA & BACHATA DANCE
in the Maryland, DC, Virginia area.
For the latest details and updates, check www.tanyajsmith.com
7:30 – Beginner levels 1 and 2
8:30 – Intermediate level
classes held at:
One class $10, or both classes $15 – Drop-in
Dynamic West Coast Swing Mechanics Classes
This series focuses on various topics listed below to help improve your dancing
and keep you body well tuned.
-turns and spins
-articulation of feet, ankles and knees
Debbie offers a variety of Country Western and West Coast Swing classes
for information about the current class
Classes held at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center
2126 Industrial Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone Debbie at 301-653-9632
e-mail [email protected]
Contact instructor for pricing
A wonderful way to get exercise, perk up your day and socialize with others
all while avoiding rush hour traffic jams!
Enjoy dancing or use the spacious floor to practice your routines, styling and steps.
If you’d like, arrange with an instructor for private lessons during this time.
Come to dance, practice or learn. The dance floor is wide, open, spacious and . . .
We’re waiting for you!
Lots of room on the dance floor
Friendly dancers, both singles and couples; everyone welcome
Wonderful recorded music–including favorite dance hits
Delightful seasonal refreshments
Beautiful maple floating dance floor
Hosted by Claire Carabello
Low price of only $8
Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center
2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20904 • 301-326-1181 • Parking is free and plentiful
Off Rt. 29 in Montgomery County, just minutes from I-95, the ICC and the Beltway. About 15 minutes south of Columbia, MD
The Learn to Dance Series at Hollywood Ballroom
♦ Designed for people brand new to ballroom dancing
♦ Limited class size with individual attention
♦ Flexible scheduling
♦ No contracts to sign, no long term commitments
♦ No partner required
Pre-registration, while not essential, is greatly appreciated
Register for Class
Ballroom Dancing 101 Sundays 8:00 – 8:45 pm
Learn the basic steps of the basic dances. Start the series anytime or just come for the classes that interest you. Every second week, a new dance is taught. The first week you will learn the basic steps and a few variations. The second week you will review, perhaps learn a few new steps, and practice.
Basic dances taught in this class will include waltz, fox trot, rumba, cha cha, hustle and East Coast swing, west Coast swing, tango and salsa. Classes may also vary from time to time to incorporate the latest trends or class interest. As always, current classes may be found on the calendar.
Price includes both the lesson and the Sunday evening dance, so you get a chance to practice what you’ve just learned. Check the web calendar for the schedule. Partner not required. 45 minute lesson. ($16)
We are pleased to have Amanda Stearns as the main instructor for the Dancing 101 series . Amanda’s ability to make dancing fun and simple to learn is precisely what the Dancing 101 series is all about.
We know you will enjoy your classes with this very talented and very patient instructor.
Tags: Amanda Stearns, learn to dance, new dancers
www.HollywoodBallroomDC.com – 301-326-1181
2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Off Rt. 29 in suburban Montgomery County
Minutes from the ICC, I-95 and I-495, 15 minutes south of Columbia, ample free parking
New price: $10 – both lesson and dance
What’s special about the social ballroom dance on Wednesdays?
• A dance floor that’s actually not crowded
• A relaxing break in the middle of a hectic week
• A short and fun dance lesson before the dance starts
• Specially selected and pre-recorded ballroom music that’s perfect for dancing
• A small but friendly group of regular dancers–you’ll soon get to know everyone
• Light refreshments on select evenings
$10 – both lesson and dance
For the Step of the Evening Lesson Schedule, please see the calendar.
A special note of remembrance for Instructor Glenn White
Glenn White was a long time and a favorite instructor at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center. He was known for his clear, concise directions and his willingness to help students “get it right.” Always kind, always understanding and patient. A wonderful dancer and teacher. A gentleman. A friend. He will be missed.
Lessons before dances are often, but not always, included in the price of admission to the Social Ballroom Dances. The calendar will have information about lessons offered before dances.
usually includes the following lessons in the price of admission:
• Ballroom 101 (for very new beginners)
• a beginner lesson
• an intermediate lesson
The beginner and intermediate lessons are usually offered concurrently before the Sunday night dance starts. The Ballroom 101 lesson is offered in the studio after the dance starts. You may attend any of these lessons with your paid admission to the dance.
Should I take the beginner or the intermediate level lesson? If you are not thoroughly familiar with the basic steps of a dance, we suggest you take the beginner level lesson. This has nothing to do with how long you have been dancing in general. The instructor for the intermediate level lesson will assume that all students are familiar with the basic steps of the dance and will spend little time, if any, teaching the basics. If you are not familiar with the basic steps, you probably will find yourself falling behind and not enjoying the lesson.
or on other special occasions often include a beginner/intermediate lesson in the price of admission. Sometimes, however, a lesson is not included. Such information will be provided in the calendar of events.
does not include lessons in the $6 admission price.
West Coast Swing Nights are held almost every Friday of the year (please check the calendar). Admission is usually $15 for both the dance and the lessons. Lessons usually start at 7:30 and dancing at 9:00. Lessons usually include a beginner lesson as well as a lesson for experienced West Coast Swing dancers.
Dave Moldover’s Dance Jam Productions is the official host of “West Coast Swing” night.
For latest updates, please see: http://dancejamproductions.com/hollywoodballroom/
This very dynamic group has an ever growing schedule, so check back often!
Lessons usually start at 7 or 8 pm with dancing starting at 10 pm. Tickets are usually $20 or less for the entire evening (both the lessons and the dance). The price for admission to the dance only is less.
Tommy Smith (Mr.Mambo) is the official host of the Salsa Social with the Bachata Invasion (“Latin Night”).
For the latest updates, please see:
Join Mr. Mambo’s Salsa Social Group on Facebook
Singles, couples and groups are always welcome, both to the lessons and to the dances. Partners are not required (unless otherwise noted).
Check the CALENDAR for what lessons will be taught and which instructors will be teaching the lessons on different nights. Lessons may be held in the main ballroom or the studio.
The INSTRUCTORS PAGE has information about our instructors and how to contact them.
For special events and International programs, please see the information posted about each event.
KEVIN FITZHUGH AND TAMMY BROWN
View our calendar at http://calendar.yahoo.com/wcswingfusion2/050fa2e6bbd2a81e4924dd7e0f3710f4?od=131
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THE LEGENDARY SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCES
at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center
THE SUNDAY NIGHT SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE
7 to 8 pm – Lessons (included with paid admission to the dance)
8 to 11:30 pm – Ballroom Dancing
$16 ($11 students with full-time ID)
THE THURSDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
12:30 to 3:30 pm
Ballroom dancing on an uncrowded, spacious floor
No lesson is involved
THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT BALLROOM DANCE
8-15-8:30 pm Step of the Evening
8:30-11 pm Social Ballroom Dance
OTHER BALLROOM DANCES
Other social ballroom dances are scheduled as the calendar permits,
especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
Please check the calendar for dates and details of any extra dances.
You do not need to have dance experience to join in the fun of a social dance.
There are new dancers and very experienced dancers all sharing the floor.
Attire is comfortably dressy. (Ties are not required. T-shirts are discouraged.)
No partner is required.
Singles, couples and groups are always welcome.
For social ballroom dances on other days or at other times,
for special event ballroom dances,
for social dances scheduled with other lessons or other programs,
and for West Coast Swing and Latin Night social dances,
please check the calendar or the web posts for details.
See more information about Lessons before Dances
Most Friday Evenings* 7:30 pm to 1:00 am
♦ This class runs as a monthly series starting the 1st Friday of the month.
♦ New beginners should join on the 1st Friday of the month because the lessons are progressive, building on what was taught the previous week.
♦ On the first Friday of the month, admission is FREE for first time attendees who are in the door and ready to learn by 7:30 pm.
♦ “Beyond the Basics” West Coast Swing lessons
♦ New & exciting stuff for more experienced social dancers.
♦ This class is different every week.
♦ You should be familiar and comfortable with all the basics of West Coast Swing social dancing.
♦ Dancing with DJ Dave Moldover & the DJP team.
♦ The music includes a wide range of genres, but the dancing is all West Coast Swing.
♦ Cover is $15 ($8 students) and includes: ice water, snacks, drinks and dessert buffet.
♦ Beer, Wine and hot food are for sale at the Ballroom’s Take 5 Cafe.
♦ First Friday Special – First time students in the door by 7:30 pm get in FREE! DETAILS
Good to know:
♦ No partner required for the lessons or for the dance
♦ Attire: Comfortable, casual clothes. Jeans are fine for both ladies and men.
♦ County law prohibits other spirits and also prohibits anyone bringing their own wine or beer
Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center – 2126 Industrial Pkwy, Silver Spring MD 20904 – 301-326-1181
Off Rt. 29 in Montgomery County between Randolph Rd. and New Hampshire Ave.
Minutes from the ICC, I-95, 495. 20 minutes south of Columbia. Ample free, well-lit parking