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October 11, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
6-7pm Beginner East Coast Swing/Salsa 7?-8pm Beginner West Coast Swing
Bel Air Armory
37 N. Main St.
Bel Air, MD 21014
$80 per person for the 6-week session.
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Fall Dance Lessons (6 Weeks Oct 11-Nov 15, 2023)

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

At the door sales are NOT available. Must register and pay through Eventbrite. Drop ins for lessons are NOT available.

6-week session --Wednesdays, October 11-November 15, 2023.

If you wish to take both sessions from 6-7 and 7-8pm, you must register separately for both.

6-7pm Beginner East Coast Swing/Salsa:

East Coast Swing (4 weeks of East Coast Swing)

The East Coast Swing is a classic dance that is fun, and versatile. It is one of the most popular of all of the swing dances. There are many variations of Swing and this dance is sometimes called by other names including: Jive, Jitterbug, and Lindy Hop.

Salsa (2 weeks Introduction to Salsa)

Salsa is a Latin dance, associated with the music genre of the same name, which was first popularized in the United States in the 1960s in New York City. This fun and energetic dance is the most popular of all the Latin dances because it is easy to learn and is great for all ages. Basic step and turns for the leader and follower.

7?-8pm Beginner West Coast Swing 

West Coast Swing is a partner dance with roots in the Lindy Hop. It is characterized by an elastic look that results from its extension-compression technique of partner connection and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. We will learn basic steps, side passes, and whips.

About the Instructor, Kristen Renshaw

Kristen discovered her passion for ballroom dancing in 2005 after starting at SwingTime Ballroom. She has choreographed countless dances for wedding couples, introduced dozens of people to Ballroom Dancesport competitions, and developed a youth ballroom track for dance students and recreational dancers. 


Do I need a partner? No, you do not need a partner to learn the dance. However, when waiting for a practice partner or instructor, please be patient and continue to practice your part. 

All event updates/communication will be made by email to the email provided upon registration. 

Refunds will not be given for missed sessions; prorated option not available. 

Sponsored in part by the Bel Air A&E District through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

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