Daily Practices To Improve Your Dancing

5 Simple Daily Practices To Improve Your Dancing

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When it comes to Ballroom dancing, Country dancing, and Swing dancing, you’re likely to pick it up with greater speed than more formalized dancing genres like modern dance, jazz, ballet, and tap. Still, if you want to do the best out there on the dance floor, you’ll need to learn the steps. That’s just one tip, following are daily practices to improve your dancing you can do to hone your performance out there on the dance floor. 

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Interview With Dave Serfling

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Dave Serfling was interviewed in July of 2016 by BDancewear.com for an article on thier Blog.

You can visit the entire interview here and leave a comment for them about it.

Unlike most of the studios we spotlight, The Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn in Renton, Washington, is an adult Social Dance Studio. They offer dance lessons in a variety of Ballroom, Country, Latin and Swing Dances as well as Line Dances. During the week there are lessons every night and some in the daytime. Friday nights provide a chance to have fun and dance. The night starts off with a dance lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. to get things warmed up. Then from 8 to 11 p.m., you can dance to a variety of music that works with all the types of dance taught during the week.

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Year At A Glance 2016 Dance Class Schedule

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Have you wanted to see the whole year of classes at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn on one piece of paper?

Here it is. We created a PDF (Year At A Glance 2016 Dance Class Schedule) for you to plan your 2016 Dance classes around the holidays and your vacations.

It includes:

  • Our 5 & 6 week Dance Classes
  • Alternating blue and yellow Series to make it easy to read
  • Our “Class Parties”
  • When we don’t have classes for special holidays

You can click the image and print it or save it on your favorite electronic device for future viewing.

If you want to see our Dance Class Schedule in full with details and links for registering click here

Registration Policies Information

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Please read our Registration Policies Information to help you prepare for your first dance classes with us. If you have any questions please feel free to ask one of our staff members (not one of our instructors).

If you qualify for a discount our staff will deduct it before your Bank Account or Credit Card is charged.
If you have a voucher please use the COMMENT section near the bottom of this form and enter where you purchased it, the date and the Voucher number. It is not necessary to enter any other payment info if you have a paid Voucher.

Assumption of Risk
In Consideration of participating in classes at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, LLC, I understand there are certain risks of injury, and I am willing to assume these risks. I hereby certify that I am capable of participating in the activities of the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, LLC and I am healthy and have no physical or mental disabilities or infirmities that would restrict full participation in dance activities except as listed below. I hereby waive, release, hold harmless and covenant not to sue the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, LLC, its officers, employees and other representatives, for all claims made on account of an injury suffered in the normal course of dancing, whether the result of negligence or any other cause.

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What does the 1a or 1b mean?

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Looking at our class schedule you may wonder what 1a or 1b vs 2 & 3 are all about. These notations are the way that we categorize our dance classes and lay out the progression pattern for our students.

Our Level 1 (Beginner Dance Classes)

This is the starting foundation level for all of our dances (bronze level or beginner). You can come in to any of these classes with little or NO experience . . . the instructors will start off with the rhythm and count of each dance and continue on through how to connect with your partner and lead/follow. In a beginning level class you will learn many moves and turns and build confidence in the dance style.

Our Level 2 (Beyond Beginner Dance Classes)

*Requirement: You must complete both Level 1a and 1b at a minimum of once each. (We recommend 2 or 3 times each for many new students. There is a great discount for repeating, 25% off 2nd time, 50% 3rd time and beyond. Line Dancing has a different discount)

Now take your introductory/beginner material to the next level . . . refining your level 1 moves as well as progressing your skills through more complex moves & patterns (upper bronze & silver or Beginner Plus or Beyond Beginner).

Our Level 3 (Intermediate/Advanced Dance Classes)

*Requirement: You must complete Level 1a and 1b and all Level 2 classes.

Once you are comfortable with all the Level 2 dance classes (and with instructor permission) you can move in to our Level 3 Classes where the sky’s the limit (upper silver & gold+) . . . material at this level includes more advanced styling and syncopations.

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How do I register for a dance class?

We have 4 ways:

You can register for a dance class from our “schedule” page. If you are a “New Student” click on the “register” button next to the class you want to take. If you are an “Existing Student” you can register directly using your email address and password by clicking here.

In Person:
You can register early (or at the door) for classes with Cash, Check or Credit Card. However if this is your first time attending a class we recommend registering early to guarantee your spot in a class.

By Phone w/Credit Card:
Find the Dance Class or Classes you want to take on this Description page, then go to the Schedule page to see if they fit into your schedule. Once you decided on the class to take you can call us with your Credit Card. We’ll ask you a few Registration questions and get you signed up.

By Mail:
Print and fill-out a registration form and mail it in will a check.

Why should I brush the bottom of my dance shoes?

Sometimes people ask “Why should I brush the bottom of my dance shoes?” The first reason is to remove the wax build up from the dance floor and dirt particles from the other dancers’ shoes. Believe it or not, not everyone wears proper Dance Shoes when dancing!

Latest-Fashion-Dance-Shoes-300x300The second reason is to maintain the glide consistency that the suede sole provides you, not too slippery and not too sticky. Hard soles and leather can be too slippery causing you to loose control of your turns and/or balance. Rubber soles or sticky soles can cause soreness or injury, especially if you are turning at all. This can be to the ankles, knees or hips.

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