Dance

Dancing is one of the most satisfying activities. Social, physical and artistic, dance hits all the right moves. Learn to dance, dance with friends or both with our variety of dance options. Many classes are drop-in but a few instructional classes require registration. Try them all and feel lighter on your feet.


Ballroom Dance Basics: Ages 18+. Learn waltzes, two steps, cha cha, swing and more in this ballroom class for beginners. We’ll cover basic ballroom and round dance steps and cued choreography techniques. Please register with a dance partner. No experience necessary. Instructor: Sam Bucher.

Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45pm
$20 ID/$24 OD
6/11-7/2: Class #21337. Register Here 
7/9-7/30: Class #21338. Register Here 
8/6-8/17: Class #21339: Register Here


Easy Ballroom Dances: Learn how to translate ballroom steps into simple dances and choreographies in this 4 week class. Easy Dances is the next step after learning Ballroom Basics. Knowledge of basic ballroom steps needed to succeed in class. Beginners please see Ballroom Basics. Register with a dance partner.

Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm 
$20 ID/$24 OD 
5/30-6/20: Class #21538. Register Here 
6/28-7/18: Class #21529. Register Here 
7/25-8/15: Class #21530. Register Here


Ballroom and Partner Dancing: Ages 18+. Expand your experience of ballroom and couples dancing. Some ballroom or couples dance experience is needed for success. Bring a dance partner. Instructor: Sam Bucher. $5 ID/$6 OD Drop-in only.

Wednesdays, 7:45-9:30pm
$5 ID/$6 OD 
Ongoing - drop in


Folk Dance, International: Weekly folk dance request dancing. No partner or experience necessary. Enjoy guest teachers on the first Tuesday of the month. $3 at the door. No class 8/20.

Tuesdays, 7:45-10pm
$3 ID/$3.50 OD 
Ongoing - drop in


Square Dancing: A mix of modern and traditional square dancing encompassing all levels and all “lists” (Basics through Challenge) with both traditional and unique formations and approaches. The class is fast paced, good exercise, and uses a variety of music including Gypsy-Jazz and other music styles. The group is very friendly and welcoming. No experience required and no partner needed.

Mondays, 7:45-9pm
$3 ID/$3.50 OD 
Ongoing - drop in


Learn to Line Dance: Learn the art of line dancing step by step in this 50 minute, 4-week class. Instructor Lila Reid covers a variety of classic and modern line dances, steps and choreographies.  

Tuesdays, 4-5pm 
$20 ID/$24 OD  
6/4-6/25: Class #21549. Register Here 
7/2-7/23: Class #21550. Register Here 
7/30-8/20: Class #21551. Register Here This class is $15 ID/$18 OD due to fewer class meetings.


Line Dance: Ages 50+. Review old dances and learn new ones. Fun for all beginners and beyond. Instructor: Lynne Brown. Five-visit passes must be picked up or purchased at any facility front desk. Adult Activity Center.

  • Beginner: 1:00pm-1:30pm
  • Improver/High Beginner: 1:30pm-2:00pm
  • Intermediate: 2:30-3:30pm.
Tuesdays, 1-3pm
5 Visit Pass: $15 ID/$18 OD 
Ongoing - Buy 5 Visit Pass Here


Belly Dance for Beginners: Ages 14+. Learn the basics of tribal fusion belly dance, improve fitness and develop core strength while working out to great world music. Class emphasizes posture and stretching to avoid injury. Instructor: Sarina Dorie.  No class 9/2.

Mondays, 6-7pm 
$31 ID/$38 OD 
5/6-6/24: Class #20288. Register Here 
7/1-8/19: Class #21768. Register Here 
 
Current Classes

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FAQs

Why can't I see the class I want to take? 
Not all classes may be available at this time, and many of this term's classes may have already started. Check back every term for a new slate!

What does ID/OD mean?
 People who live or own property within Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s boundaries support Willamalane with their tax dollars, and so they enjoy lower program costs. If you live in-district, you'll pay the ID cost; if you live out-of-district, you'll pay the OD cost. Not sure if you're in-district? Check the district map here.

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