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WaltzPlay holds dances every Sunday 4:00 to 7:00 pm
April 30 – East Coast Swing – Part 2
Save the Dates!
Dance Instructor Barbara Olds will teach two classes this month:
April 23 – East Coast Swing 1
April 30 – East Coast Swing 2
4 to 4:45 pm: East Coast Swing Lesson 2 with Instructor Barbara Olds
4:45 to 7 pm: Dancing to a wide variety of music
$8 per person (cash or check)
Dont’s miss Part 2 of Barbara Olds’ East Coast Swing Lessons. She will move forward, based on last week’s class, with basic patterns and further variations of lead/follow, turns and breakaways. As usual we will rotate partners, but you may practice with your special dance friend if you wish.
East Coast Swing is a form of social partner dance. It is danced under fast swing music, including rock and roll and boogie-woogie with a 6 count basic step often mixed with the 8 count steps of Lindy Hop and Charleston.
The dance was created by dance studios including the Arthur Murray dance studios in the 1940s, and was based on the Lindy Hop, a dance that evolved in Harlem, NY, in the 1920s and 1930s with the jazz music of that time. It was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s.
After the lesson we’ll dance to a wide variety of music by DJ Eric Howell until 7 PM. Waltz is our primary dance at WaltzPlay, and we also love to foxtrot, rumba, tango, two-step, cha cha, hustle, cajun, zydeco and swing.
• You can dress for the occasion, or show up in jeans
• Bring a partner, or find one there
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Coming Next! Waltz Fundamentals taught by John Dougan on Sunday, May 7, 2017
Board of Directors 2017
Rose Watkins, President
Eric Howell, Vice President
Peyton Todd, Treasurer
Susan Summers, Secretary Publicity & Social Media
Warren Hinson, Secretary Internal Affairs.
Please remember to renew your WP membership for the new year for just $10.
We hold dances every Sunday Afternoon at Clairmont Presbyterian Church
1994 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033
You’ll find us at the corner of Clairmont Rd. and North Druid Hills Rd. in Milligan Hall behind the church.
Admittance is always conditional on appropriate conduct and attire – no alcohol or smoking is allowed on premises and grounds.