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Partner Dance Instruction in Waltz, Swing, and Blues in Seattle | Workshops

Summer Workshops

triangle image Two Dance Workshops Sunday June 3rd!

Sunday, June 3rd at the Swedish Club
Taught by Lilli Ann and Claire Carey
Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA

1. The Best of Richard Powers and More: Swing and Sokkie

We will take these two hours to review a few of the super cool variations taught by Richard on his last visit.

4-count Swing (Pretty much one-step with Swing moves so easy to use!), a few easy double rock step variations and a little bit of the Oh-So-Fun South African one-step dance Sokkie. This little dance will slide right into the rest of your social dancing!

Know basic swing at an intermediate level and join in the fun!

Register here through NWDance

2. Intermediate/Advanced Shadow Waltz

Shadow Waltz allows the lead and follow to both walk forward and with a quick little foot fudge, so many magical steps are possible!

This workshop is for dancers that have a solid foundation in Waltz. Swoopy stuff, cool arm behind-the-back stuff, hesitations and pivot stuff just for you!

Register here through NWDance

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“Everything about the beginning ‘Bridge’ Waltz Class was excellent: the coherent and well-planned approach, more attention to follows than we are used to, and having both instructors watch and analyze what was happening and then step in to help. I liked that there was time for repetition, so things could settle into body memory — that’s hard to find as part of dance classes. I was so glad you didn’t try to teach more than a few moves, but instead focused on how to lead, follow, and connect — things that help in any dance. After all, connecting is the reason to dance with someone else, otherwise I’d just go dance alone!” Amy H.

“Dear Lilli Ann, we are both enjoying the classes. We have taken a few other dance classes in past years, and we appreciate the things we have received in our other classes, but there is no doubt in our minds that your classes are the best organized, best taught and most enjoyable we have experienced. Thanks.” —Scott Henrickson

“Lilli Ann and Claire are an enthusiastic and professional team. Their workshops have something for everybody — a clear introduction to the basics for the beginners, while at the same time challenging the more advanced dancers. Cross-step Waltz is a gorgeous dance, and they do a fabulous job of teaching it.” —Marion Newvelant, Random Waltz, Portland, OR

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