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Salsa: Fast, sexy, Latin club dancing, with easy-to-learn basics, and loads of flashy complex moves for the advanced student: particularly useful because there are many local salsa dances and clubs.

Salsa - Beginners: The fast and sexy fundamentals: the hip movement, natural turnout of the feet, connection with your partner, the basic rhythm of the dance. Covers two basic steps, both the foreward-back and cumbia basics, in open and closed positions, new yorkers, angled basic, reverse basic cumbia, underarm turn, open break , forearm spin, cross-body lead, chase spot turns for both leaders and followers, waistwrap and mini dip.

Salsa 2: More stylish and interesting patterns, including closed inside and outside spins, hammerlock positions, back spot-turns, and some 'fancy' moves

Salsa 3: Much more demanding moves for experienced salsa dancers, including fast multiple spins, complex hand-changes, and more elaborate sequences. The exact patterns taught change with every session, but 85% will be leadable.

Salsa - Dips and Tricks Class:

Salsa - Invitational: Material varies; enquire

West Coast Swing: A rich and varied dance that can be hip and funky, fast and fun, or slow and sensual: extremely practical, because it can be danced to almost anything - top-40, hip-hop, pop, R&B, jazz, or more traditional blues and swing music. Popular throughout the US and Canada, it's very Vancouver

West Coast Swing - Ladies Styling: Taught by Pamela Podmoroff.

West Coast Swing 2: The dramatic side of funky swing: sharper turns, more spins, tighter coordination with your partner. Covers all the standard whips: basic, inside, and outside whips, with and without spins, locked whip and tummy whip, plus syncopations, posting, plus responding to the music: playing, syncopating, hitting breaks, hanging out.

West Coast Swing 3: Learn how to tear up the floor: showy moves, sexy styling, cool spins, unexpected combinations, and clever musical interpretation. The exact patterns taught change with every session, but the emphasis is on advanced but leadable moves.

Argentine Tango: Argentine Tango is a highly dramatic and sexy partner dance. Definitely different from the ballroom versions of tango, Argentine Tango is the original form. Most dancers use Argentine Tango as an accessory dance to complement their other dances BUT for a few Tangueros, this is the main course, even their obsession, and they meet at 'Milongas' - dance salons - and they tango all night long. While the committed beginner can succeed at this dance it is a more difficult dance than many, and we suggest starting with a foundation dance like swing or salsa first.

Argentine Tango - Beginners: You will learn the basics of Argentine Tango: connection, how to lead/follow, starting a dance, ochos ('swivels' or figure 8s), turns, the cross, tango dance etiquette, and some fancier patterns. More importantly, you do enough dancing in class that you learn how to put it all together with style while dancing!

Argentine Tango 2: You continue on with some of the more sophisticated 'basics' of Argentine Tango: learning to end a dance, turns (molinete), flicks (boleos, ganchos), rock steps, sandwich patterns, etc., which still perfecting the basic material from the beginners level.

Bellydance: An ancient middle-eastern style of seductive dance for women of all body types: a perfect way to have fun, get some excellent exercise, and embrace and enjoy your natural curves. All you need to bring is a scarf to wrap your hips, and your desire to try something new!

Bellydance - Beginner: Each session covers bellydance basics: stance, balance, fluid arm movements, hip movements, footwork, and using the drama of the music. To aid memory and learning, students work through a choreographed routine, different in every session. Students normally repeat the course many times to develop their skills and increase their array of moves.

Club Freestyle: Basic solo dancing for nightclubs: if you haven't a clue where to begin, have two or more left feet, or just feel too embarrassed to dance, this is the class for you. Pam Podmoroff creates a fun and forgiving atmosphere, where you can loosen up your body, get over those inhibitions, and discover your own groove.

Club Freestyle - Beginner: Every session covers basics of moving to the music, finding your groove, varying your moves to suit the music, and a variety of easy, good-looking patterns to adapt and personalize.

Country 2-Step: Your ex got the pickup and your dog. This simple and fun dance will help you forget your troubles.

Country 2-Step - Beginner: Your ex got the pickup and your dog. This simple and fun dance will help you forget your troubles.

East Coast Swing: (aka Jive) is the style most people think of when they hear the word, 'Swing'. East Coast Swing was popularized in the 50's when it was originally danced to big band, rockabilly and rock' n roll music. It's interest was resurrected in the 90's with the returning interest in 'retro' music and fashion. East Coast Swing remains among the easiest dances to learn

East Coast Swing - Beginner: (aka Jive) is the style most people think of when they hear the word, 'Swing'. East Coast Swing was popularized in the 50's when it was originally danced to big band, rockabilly and rock' n roll music. It's interest was resurrected in the 90's with the returning interest in 'retro' music and fashion. East Coast Swing remains among the easiest dances to learn

Hip Hop: A funky street dance that's all about "attitude": it includes beats and moves from the old skool (popping & freezing) - and the new age grooves and smoothness of today's most popular artists like Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot & Chris Brown. This dance will have you sweating while having fun

Hip Hop - Beginner: Each session develops one or more long series of moves designed to contrast cool with showy, flowing with snappy, and all delivered with confidence and attitude. The material taught changes with every session, and always includes easy moves for beginners and trickier moves for more experienced dancers. Students normally repeat the course for several sessions to acquire a vocabulary of moves they can adapt and re-use in sequences of their own. New choreography every series so you can take it several time and still be always learning new material.

Pussycat Dolls: (women only - non partner!) This is a non-partner dance for women only. This sensual style of hip hop style for ladies infuses hip hop, jazz and Latin movement. These suggestive yet feminine moves (see The Pussy Cat Dolls, Beyonce etc.) are easy to do at a club or to incorporate in your partner dancing. Structured by a choreographed routine, you will learn pussycat doll-style of dancing from Angela Amici in a comfortable environment. This class is suitable for complete beginners and students with some dance experience. See moves from the The Pussy Cat Dolls, Rhianna, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, etc. Slim fitting clothing and shoes you can swivel in. Short supportive heels, ballroom, or character shoes encouraged. Women of all ages and body shapes are encouraged to find their inner Pussycat in this class. New choreography every series so you can take it several time and still be always learning new material.

Pussycat Doll - Beginner: (women only - non partner!) This is a non-partner dance for women only. This sensual style of hip hop style for ladies infuses hip hop, jazz and Latin movement. These suggestive yet feminine moves (see The Pussy Cat Dolls, Beyonce etc.) are easy to do at a club or to incorporate in your partner dancing. Structured by a choreographed routine, you will learn pussycat doll-style of dancing from Angela Amici in a comfortable environment. This class is suitable for complete beginners and students with some dance experience. See moves from the The Pussy Cat Dolls, Rhianna, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, etc. Slim fitting clothing and shoes you can swivel in. Short supportive heels, ballroom, or character shoes encouraged. Women of all ages and body shapes are encouraged to find their inner Pussycat in this class. New choreography every series so you can take it several time and still be always learning new material.

West Coast Swing - Beginner: The smooth and slinky fundamentals of funky swing: the laid-back posture, the springy connection with your partner, how to lead with confidence, how to follow with grace. Covers push break, right-side pass, left-side pass, tuck-turn, sugar tuck, arm loop pushbreak, a basic whip, syncopations, slingshot, and a simple inside spin with pivot-turn footwork.

Argentine Tango - Milonga:

Argentine Tango - Vals Workshop:

Argentine Tango - Intermediate (level 3):

West Coast Swing - Intensive/Team Choreography:

East Coast Swing level 2:

Date Night Sampler: Experience 3 popular partner classes -- The hot (salsa), the fun (swing) and the sensual (tango). The perfect date night!

Date Night Sampler - Beginner:

Pussycat Doll - Intermediate:

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style of dance & level starting dates time length hours cost
 
Salsa
 
Salsa 2 November 5th, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7 Wednesdays 7 $87.62 +GST
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At Rhodes College (at Howe & Helmcken)
West Coast Swing
 
West Coast Swing - Beginner November 16th, 2014 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM 7 Sundays 8.75 $99.05 +GST
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No class Dec 28
West Coast Swing 2 November 16th, 2014 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM 7 Sundays 8.75 $99.05 +GST
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No class Dec 28
West Coast Swing 3 November 16th, 2014 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM 7 Sundays 8.75 $$99.05 +GST
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No class Dec 28
November 16th, 2014 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM 7 Sundays 8.75 $99.05 +GST
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No class Dec 28
West Coast Swing 3 November 4th, 2014 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM 8 Tuesdays 8 $99.05 +GST
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No class Dec 23 & 30
West Coast Swing 2 November 4th, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 8 Tuesdays 8 $99.05 +GST
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No class Dec 23 & 30
West Coast Swing - Beginner November 4th, 2014 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM 8 Tuesdays 8 $99.05 +GST
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No class Dec 23 & 30
West Coast Swing - Ladies Styling November 16th, 2014 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM 6 Sundays 6 $80.00 +GST
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Argentine Tango
 
Argentine Tango 2 November 16th, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6 Sundays 6 $80 +GST
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Couples only (and we won't change partners during the class)
Bellydance
 
Bellydance - Beginner November 17th, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6 Mondays 6 $80 +GST
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Club Freestyle
 
Club Freestyle - Beginner October 15th, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5 Wednesdays 5 $68.57 +GST
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At Rhodes College (at Howe & Helmcken)
Club Freestyle - Beginner November 19th, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5 Wednesdays 5 $68.57 +GST
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At Rhodes College (at Howe & Helmcken)
Hip Hop
 
Hip Hop - Beginner November 4th, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 8 Tuesdays 8 $99.05 +GST
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There IS class on Nov 11th
Pussycat Dolls
 
Pussycat Doll - Beginner November 10th, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8 Mondays 8 $99.05 +GST
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At 927 Granville st. (#202); No class Monday Oct 13
Pussycat Doll - Intermediate November 6th, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7 Thursdays 7 $$87.62 +GST
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at Rhodes College (Howe & Helmcken)

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