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Intro to Samba & Merengue (Level 1)
A fun introduction to Samba & Merengue dancing. Half of the series will be spent on each of the dances allowing students to get their "feet wet" and decide if they would like to dance deeper in to either of these dance styles.
Intro to Mambo, Bolero & Samba (Level 1)
A fun introduction to Mambo, Bolero & Samba dancing. Part of the series will be spent on each of the dances allowing students to get their "feet wet" and decide if they would like to dance deeper in to these dance styles.
Cha-cha (Level 1)
Lindy Hop (Level 1)
This is a great class to start learning the "Granddaddy of Swing" steps! So much fun. Bring your energy (a nice bottle of water) and smile and get ready for HAPPY FEET!
Country Waltz (Level 1)
Country Waltz (aka "Western Waltz") is a fun dance that crosses the fun of turning and movement from Country 2-Step with the rhythm and music of Waltz. A very popular dance style to have under your belt for today's progressive dance floors!
Rumba (Level 1)
Country 2-Step (Level 1)
Hustle (Level 2)
Foxtrot (Level 1)
Salsa (Level 2)
American Tango (Level 3)
Nightclub 2-Step (Level 1)
Nightclub 2-Step (not to be confused with Country 2-Step) is one of the most practical and versatile social dances ever conceived. It is designed to be used with contemporary soft rock (love song) music. This type of music is common just about everywhere, nightclubs, radio, etc. The rhythm of the dance is very simple and rarely changes from the 1&2 count. This simple romantic dance is enjoyed by many dancers. It gives the dancer, either beginning or advanced, teh opportunity to express and create without a rigid technique being required. It's attractive and romantic and a real asset to learn since it can be used often.
Country Swing (Level 1)
Cha-cha (Level 2)
Cowboy Cha-cha & SH Schottische Variations Only
Salsa (Level 1)
Ballroom Waltz (Level 1)
West Coast Swing (Level 1)
Line Dancing (All Levels)
Hustle (Level 1)
Country 2-Step (Level 2)
Nightclub 2-Step (Level 2)
Samba (Level 1)
East Coast Swing (Level 1)
This dance is frequently referred to as triple step swing due to the rhythm of the basic triple step. This dance consists of six and eight-count patterns which require a rock step back by both lead and follow to begin. it is a circular dance that is danced with a bounce and is very grounded and not high in the legs. This bounce requires the dancer to stay very smooth and not jump around much. East coast swing is the base for all swing dances.
Bachata (Level 1)
Country Pattern Dance VARIATIONS ONLY
Bored with the "same old same old" patterns of Cowboy Cha-cha, Sweetheart Schottische, 10-Step (& others)??? This is the class for you! Take your dances to the next level and learn some ways to spice up your fun patterns! This class will not be teaching the base pattern so please make sure you are comfortable for that - we are looking forward to kicking off variations from night one!
Country Swing (Level 2)
Merengue (Level 1)
East Coast Swing (Level 2)
American Tango (Level 2)
Ballroom Dance Sampler
Have you been interested in "Ballroom" but aren't sure what that really is? Have you wanted a taste of the different dances? Then this class is for you! During the series we will learn a taste of American Tango, Ballroom Waltz & Foxtrot. It will be enough to get a flavor for the dance and help you decide which dances you would like to pursue further. This is a great opportunity for anyone new to the Ballroom dance genre!
Swing Dance Sampler
Have you been interested in Swing dancing & all the fun that comes with it but aren't sure what that really is or where to start? Have you wanted a taste of the different dances? Then this class is for you! During the series we will learn a taste of Jitterbug (Single-Step Swing), Country Swing (4-count swing) & West Coast Swing. It will be enough to get a flavor for each of the dance styles and help you decide which dances you would like to pursue further. This is a great opportunity for anyone new to swing!
Rumba (Level 2)
Waltz (Level 2)
Jitterbug (Single Step Swing) (Level 1)
Private Wedding Party Class
A special time for the wedding party (bride, groom, wedding party, family, friends) to get together and learn to dance as a group with the wedding date as a focus for fun celebration of the learned dances. Dance style is determined by the private group.
Country Rounds & Variations
American Tango (Level 1)
Foxtrot (Level 2)
FREE Open Practice Time (Open to all)
Instructors are always saying . . . practice, practice, practice! However, most people don't have space in their homes to practice (carpet, furniture, pets, etc. in the way) and open dances aren't always a great place to break down your moves and try them without getting run over. Soooo . . . Studio B Dance would like to offer you a chance to come to the studio and dance for free! Bring your music and friends to practice with and the space is yours! Speakers will be set up and guests can take turns playing their music selections. Perhaps plan a time to meet others from your class and work together without being in the "class environment". And most of all . . . have fun!!!
Smooth Triple 2-Step (Level 1)
Country Pattern Dances
Join in this class to learn Cowboy Cha-cha, Sweetheart Schottische, Cha-cha Del Rio, El Paso, Horseshoe Shuffle & more! These are all of the partner dances that you see where everyone is doing the same pattern in a round circle (or sometimes a line) that look really fun together! As time allows the instructor will also share some easy variations to spice up your patterns a little bit on the floor!
West Coast Swing (Level 1.5)
Want a brush up on your West Coast Swing without having to re-take level 1 again? Also want to take your dance up a notch but not ready for a full level 2 yet? Well, then this is your class! After reviewing our 12 basics of the dance we will take things a step further with adding new variations and having fun with this popular dance.
Bachata (Level 2)
Let's move up together on this fun, playful, sexy latin dance! This class will include more fun dances moves and patterns to take to the floor! (Prerequisite: Level 1 completion or private lesson instruction equivalency)
Waltz (Level 1)
Jitterbug (Level 2)
Private Wedding Party Class (Group B)
A special time for the wedding party (bride, groom, wedding party, family, friends) to get together and learn to dance as a group with the wedding date as a focus for fun celebration of the learned dances. Dance style is determined by the private group.
West Coast Swing (Level 2)
Nightclub 2-Step (Level 1.5)
Country Partner Pattern Dances & Variations
In this class you can learn dances such as Sweetheart Schottische, Cowboy Cha-cha, Cha-cha Del Rio, 10-Step, Horseshoe Shuffle and more! In each dance you are with your partner performing a pattern dance at the same time as the other couples. Jeannette will also teach you some nice variations to spice up the patterns for you and your partner.
Western Waltz (Level 1)
Western Waltz is somewhat of a combination between Ballroom Waltz & Country 2-Step . . . it takes the timing & rhythm characteristic of Waltz and pairs it with the turns and progressive nature of Country 2-Step. This is a must-have dance for social dancing or special event dancing (i.e. weddings)!
Private Wedding Couple Lesson
Congrats to Isabelle & Chris on their engagement and upcoming wedding! It is with great pleasure that we are able to work with the happy couple at 8:00 on Monday nights to compose the choreography for their first dance.
Held for Private Lesson
This hour is being held for a student (or students) who have scheduled a series of private lessons. Private lessons allow for the instructor to work directly with each student and focus on the desires/needs of each client. During private lessons you can also choose to work on several dance styles during a series. If you would like to schedule a private (or semi-private) series for yourself, please contact Jeannette Baker for pricing and schedule availability.
Hustle (Level 1.5)
Want a brush up on your Hustle without having to re-take level 1 again? Also want to take your dance up a notch but not ready for a full level 2 yet? Well, then this is your class! In this class we will review the level 1 basics and proceed past those on to a little more advanced sets of moves.
Role Reversal Class
Ever wonder what it was like to be "on the other side"? Perhaps the ladies have dreamed about being in charge for a bit? Or, maybe the leads have wondered what it would be like to "just follow"? If you can relate to any of these questions then this class is for you! In all reality, it is extremely beneficial to your dance to find out what the other half is doing/feeling and how things that you do normally as a lead/follow really do make a big difference to your partner. When I was learning to become a lead in all of my dance styles I was amazed at how it really helped me as a follow - opening my eyes to so many things I could do better. I would like to now make that experience open to my students as well so that they too can improve their dancing skills. This series will be a glimpse in to several dance styles . . . we will spend 1-2 weeks per dance style learning some of the basics "from the other side" . . . focusing on at least one swing, ballroom & country dance (perhaps throwing in a latin as well) during the series. Try it out and see how it will change you as a dancer!
Country Mix Class
During this series of classes we will cover a few things under the umbrella of "country" ... a taste of the country dances. In the series we will learn a few basic steps of the country 2-step or western waltz as well as a round dance or two (plus a variation if time allows) and maybe even a little line dance fun! This is for people who want to pick up a few country items to hit the floor and have some fun!
Foxtrot (Level 1.5)
This class is for students who feel relatively comfortable with all of their basic level 1 moves (but still want to review them for good practice) and are ready to move in to more complex moves in the dance.
WORKSHOP - Spins & Turns
Have you ever felt out of control with your turns or wanted to know more about how to make them feel & look great? This workshop is for you! We will work drills on prances, walks, shanays, pivots, etc. A great workshop for leads OR follows. No dance partner required for this class as most of the drills we will be working will be done independently. The turns and drills will improve ALL of your dances. Sign up today and take this workshop for a spin! (Okay, bad pun intended!)
WORKSHOP - Intermediate Nightclub 2-Step
Join us for this extended workshop on a great Nightclub 2-Step pattern that Jeannette has not yet taught in her regular intermediate group classes. A working knowledge of nightclub 2-step is required to register for this class. (Please ask Jeannette if you are unsure.) This workshop will include time to learn the pattern as well as open dance time to put your new knowledge to work!
Review Night - Foxtrot
Has it been a while since you have taken your Foxtrot class? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? This class is for you! We will spend 90 minutes of this class on review of your level 1 moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. The workshop time also includes approximately 15 minutes of open dance time after the class to get back in the Foxtrot groove. Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes in the past. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a ground-up instruction. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette.
Review Night - Country 2-Step
Has it been a while since you have taken your beginning Country 2-Step classes? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? This class is for you! We will spend 90 minutes of this class on review of your level 1 moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. The workshop time also includes approximately 15 minutes of open dance time to get back in the Country 2-Step swing of things after the instruction ends. Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes in the past. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a ground-up instruction. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette.
Review Night - Cha-cha
Has it been a while since you have taken your beginning Cha-cha classes? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? This class is for you! We will spend 90 minutes of this class on review of your level 1 moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. The workshop time also includes approximately 15 minutes of open dance time to get your sassy Cha-cha moves back in gear after the instruction time is over. Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes in the past. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a ground-up instruction. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette.
Spins & Turns
Have you ever felt out of control with your turns or wanted to know more about how to make them feel & look great? This class is for you! We will work drills on prances, walks, shanays, pivots, etc. A great workshop for leads OR follows. No dance partner required for this class as most of the drills we will be working will be done independently. The turns and drills will improve ALL of your dances. Sign up today and take this class for a spin! (Okay, bad pun intended!)
Waltz (Level 1.5)
This Waltz class is great for the student who has had some experience with waltzing and wants to refine their basics as they learn moves and patterns that grow in complexity and length. Level 1 material will be reviewed and we will also progress into more intermediate movements.
Nightclub 2-Step (Level 1.5)
This Nightclub 2-Step class is great for the student who has had some experience with the dance and wants to refine/review their basics and at the same time learn moves and patterns that grow in complexity and length. Level 1 material will be reviewed and we will also progress into more intermediate movements.
Performance Team Practice
This 2-hour session is for our performance team who will be showing off their dancing skills at the 2015 Studio B Dance Formal Holiday Ball. Prerequisite = Instructor approval.
Brush Up For the Ball - HUSTLE!
Has it been a while since you have taken your Hustle class? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? Would you like to review the dance without having to retake an entire series? If you answered yes to any of those questions … this workshop is for you! We will spend 90 minutes together reviewing your level 1(+) moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. This class will also help you get back in your hustle groove before the Formal Holiday Ball! (This class is open to everyone – whether or not you are attending the ball.) Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes at some point in the past from any studio. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a full instruction course from the ground up. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette. This is a 1-time workshop, not a full series class. Each workshop offering focuses on a different focus dance. Check our full schedule for all of the “brush up” workshops being offered this series. Workshops are $15 per dancer for the 90-minute course. There is a discount pricing opportunity if you are taking many of our workshops – contact Studio B for more information about that option.
Brush Up For the Ball - TANGO!
Has it been a while since you have taken your Tango class? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? Would you like to review the dance without having to retake an entire series? If you answered yes to any of those questions … this workshop is for you! We will spend 90 minutes together reviewing your level 1(+) moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. This class will also help you get back in your hustle groove before the Formal Holiday Ball! (This class is open to everyone – whether or not you are attending the ball.) Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes at some point in the past from any studio. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a full instruction course from the ground up. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette. This is a 1-time workshop, not a full series class. Each workshop offering focuses on a different focus dance. Check our full schedule for all of the “brush up” workshops being offered this series. Workshops are $15 per dancer for the 90-minute course. There is a discount pricing opportunity if you are taking many of our workshops – contact Studio B for more information about that option.
Brush Up For the Ball - CHA-CHA!
Has it been a while since you have taken your Cha-cha class? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? Would you like to review the dance without having to retake an entire series? If you answered yes to any of those questions … this workshop is for you! We will spend 90 minutes together reviewing your level 1(+) moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. This class will also help you get back in your hustle groove before the Formal Holiday Ball! (This class is open to everyone – whether or not you are attending the ball.) Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes at some point in the past from any studio. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a full instruction course from the ground up. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette. This is a 1-time workshop, not a full series class. Each workshop offering focuses on a different focus dance. Check our full schedule for all of the “brush up” workshops being offered this series. Workshops are $15 per dancer for the 90-minute course. There is a discount pricing opportunity if you are taking many of our workshops – contact Studio B for more information about that option.
Brush Up For the Ball - COUNTRY ROUNDS!
Has it been a while since you have taken your Country Rounds class? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? Would you like to review the dance without having to retake an entire series? If you answered yes to any of those questions … this workshop is for you! We will spend 90 minutes together reviewing your level 1(+) moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. This class will also help you get back in your hustle groove before the Formal Holiday Ball! (This class is open to everyone – whether or not you are attending the ball.) Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes at some point in the past from any studio. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a full instruction course from the ground up. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette. This is a 1-time workshop, not a full series class. Each workshop offering focuses on a different focus dance. Check our full schedule for all of the “brush up” workshops being offered this series. Workshops are $15 per dancer for the 90-minute course. There is a discount pricing opportunity if you are taking many of our workshops – contact Studio B for more information about that option.
Brush Up For The Ball - FOXTROT!
Has it been a while since you have taken your Foxtrot class? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? Would you like to review the dance without having to retake an entire series? If you answered yes to any of those questions … this workshop is for you! We will spend 90 minutes together reviewing your level 1(+) moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. This class will also help you get back in your hustle groove before the Formal Holiday Ball! (This class is open to everyone – whether or not you are attending the ball.) Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes at some point in the past from any studio. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a full instruction course from the ground up. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette. This is a 1-time workshop, not a full series class. Each workshop offering focuses on a different focus dance. Check our full schedule for all of the “brush up” workshops being offered this series. Workshops are $15 per dancer for the 90-minute course. There is a discount pricing opportunity if you are taking many of our workshops – contact Studio B for more information about that option.
Salsa (Level 1.5)
This Salsa class is great for the student who has had some experience with the dance and wants to refine/review their basics and at the same time learn moves and patterns that grow in complexity and length. Level 1 material will be reviewed / refined and we will also progress into more intermediate movements.
Rumba (Level 1.5)
This Rumba class is great for the student who has had some experience with the dance and wants to refine/review their basics and at the same time learn moves and patterns that grow in complexity and length. Level 1 material will be reviewed and we will also progress into more intermediate movements.
Country 2-Step (Level 1.5)
Know a little bit about 2-step but not ready to make the full jump to level 2? Then this is your class! We will review our basics and continue building on them as we further your knowledge in this popular dance. Throughout the session we will start to move in to more complex moves and patterns to make your look awesome on the dance floor!
Cha-cha (Level 1.5)
This class is for people who have done some general work with Cha-cha but are looking for a little more work in their basics as they progress up in the dance. Wondering if this is the class for you? Contact us (info@studio-b-dance.com or 206-774-7860) and we will work with you to find out which level would suit you the best.
Salsa & Bachata Combo Class
This is a great class to take to get your feet wet in TWO of our Latin dances - Salsa & Bachata. We will spend half of the class time on each dance and you will learn enough moves in each to be able to enjoy thh dances on the social dance floor.
Weekly Private Lesson
Interested in a regularly schedule private lesson? We can schedule that! When a student requests a full set of private lessons ahead of time we can hold their weekly slot ... it's like a full series group class ... just for you! Contact Studio B Dance to discuss your private lesson program. We can also accommodate recurring semi-private lessons ... gather a group of your friends together and you can have your own series! Prices vary - please contact Studio B Dance for more details or to schedule your lessons.
Nightclub 2-Step (Performance Group Lesson)
This class is for the students who are working on the performance choreography for the 2016 Formal Holiday Ball. In this class we will continue to learn our pattern and work on getting this ready for our big performance day!
Brush Up For the Ball - NIGHTCLUB 2-STEP!
Has it been a while since you have taken your Nightclub 2-Step class? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? Would you like to review the dance without having to retake an entire series? If you answered yes to any of those questions … this workshop is for you! We will spend 90 minutes together reviewing your level 1(+) moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. This class will also help you get back in your hustle groove before the Formal Holiday Ball! (This class is open to everyone – whether or not you are attending the ball.) Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes at some point in the past from any studio. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a full instruction course from the ground up. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette. This is a 1-time workshop, not a full series class. Each workshop offering focuses on a different focus dance. Check our full schedule for all of the “brush up” workshops being offered this series. Workshops are $15 per dancer for the 90-minute course. There is a discount pricing opportunity if you are taking many of our workshops – contact Studio B for more information about that option.
Brush Up For the Ball - COUNTRY 2-STEP!
Has it been a while since you have taken your Country 2-Step class? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? Would you like to review the dance without having to retake an entire series? If you answered yes to any of those questions … this workshop is for you! We will spend 90 minutes together reviewing your level 1(+) moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. This class will also help you get back in your hustle groove before the Formal Holiday Ball! (This class is open to everyone – whether or not you are attending the ball.) Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes at some point in the past from any studio. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a full instruction course from the ground up. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette. This is a 1-time workshop, not a full series class. Each workshop offering focuses on a different focus dance. Check our full schedule for all of the “brush up” workshops being offered this series. Workshops are $15 per dancer for the 90-minute course. There is a discount pricing opportunity if you are taking many of our workshops – contact Studio B for more information about that option.
Brush Up For the Ball - WALTZ!
Has it been a while since you have taken your Waltz class? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? Would you like to review the dance without having to retake an entire series? If you answered yes to any of those questions … this workshop is for you! We will spend 90 minutes together reviewing your level 1(+) moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. This class will also help you get back in your hustle groove before the Formal Holiday Ball! (This class is open to everyone – whether or not you are attending the ball.) Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes at some point in the past from any studio. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a full instruction course from the ground up. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette. This is a 1-time workshop, not a full series class. Each workshop offering focuses on a different focus dance. Check our full schedule for all of the “brush up” workshops being offered this series. Workshops are $15 per dancer for the 90-minute course. There is a discount pricing opportunity if you are taking many of our workshops – contact Studio B for more information about that option.
Brush Up For the Ball - WEST COAST SWING!
Has it been a while since you have taken your West Coast Swing class? Feel like you have forgotten or become rusty at your old moves? Would you like to review the dance without having to retake an entire series? If you answered yes to any of those questions … this workshop is for you! We will spend 90 minutes together reviewing your level 1(+) moves ... bringing back that good old muscle memory and adding styling and technique polishing along the way as well. This class will also help you get back in your hustle groove before the Formal Holiday Ball! (This class is open to everyone – whether or not you are attending the ball.) Note: You must have completed a level 1 set of classes at some point in the past from any studio. This class, while it will review the basics, is not intended to be a full instruction course from the ground up. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette. This is a 1-time workshop, not a full series class. Each workshop offering focuses on a different focus dance. Check our full schedule for all of the “brush up” workshops being offered this series. Workshops are $15 per dancer for the 90-minute course. There is a discount pricing opportunity if you are taking many of our workshops – contact Studio B for more information about that option.
Country Swing (Level 1.5)
This is a great class if you have been exposed to some of the basics of the dance but want to brush up on the moves as well as learn some new moves to challenge you and make things even more fun! Contact Jeannette to check if this is the level for you! Country swing is an incredibly versatile dance that you can enjoy almost anywhere!
Line Dance Lesson @ Normandy Park Cove
This is a drop-in session being offered 3 times in the month of March especially by the Normandy Park Community Center (aka "The Cove")! For these evenings the doors open at 7pm for light appetizers (provided) and socializing. The lesson (taught by Jeannette Baker) will run from 7:30pm - 8:30pm. For this special offering you can show up for the sessions you would like ... come for just one, two, three or have a great time dancing at all of them! The cost is $10 per person payable to the Normandy Park Cove (cash or check only - paid at the event). Looking forward to seeing you there! The address of "The Cove" is 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA 98166. See you there! **ALSO ... join us at The Cove on March 25th for their Country Western dance ... open to the public! Purchase tickets to the March 25th dance by contacting the Cove directly. (www.npcove.org)
Line Dance Brush-Up Lesson @ Studio B Dance
Join Jeannette at Studio B Dance for one final line dance brush-up lesson before the Normandy Park Cove's country dance. During this session we will review/learn dances and HAVE FUN! Lesson will run from 7:30-8:30pm at the home location of Studio B Dance ... 13927 SE May Valley Road, Renton, WA 98059. The lesson is $10 per person.
Workshop Wednesday!
During our breaks between series we are excited to offer special 1-time workshop opportunities for students. Check back as we will be posting the first special offering here shortly! Have an idea for an upcoming workshop? Let us know! We are always open to the input of our students!