Ballroom Dance Classes for BERKELEY YMCA Members
These ballroom dance group classes are designed for beginners—absolutely no experience is necessary!
The atmosphere in class is fun and friendly, and the pace is slow and steady. In fact, students who were intimidated or had trouble keeping up in group classes elsewhere tell me how comfortable and successful they feel in my classes.
You can come solo or with a partner, it doesn’t matter. We rotate partners during class so you have the opportunity to practice leading and following a variety of people.
Come get the skills and confidence you need to shine on the dance floor!
Note: You MUST be a full-service Berkeley YMCA member to take these dance classes.
A variety of dances are offered throughout the year. Each dance is usually taught for two consecutive months at the same time slot—a Level 1, then a Level 2 class.
You may join class at the beginning of any month, as there is always a Level 1 class being offered.
No dance partner needed. And absolutely no experience necessary to take a Level 1 class!
Friday Nights, 6:30-7:30pm and 7:30-8:30pm
at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA
Aerobics Room, 2nd floor
2001 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Price: $25 for 4-week series ($20 if only a 3-week series)
Please register at least 24 hours in advance of first class meeting.
Call the YMCA, 510-848-9622
Sign Up Online (click on "Ballroom Dancing" in the sidebar)
I teach over 20 styles of partner dancing plus line dances!
Swing & Blues: East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa and Blues dancing
Salsa & Latin: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo and Samba
Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and Viennese Waltz
Nightclub and More: Hustle, Nightclub Two Step, Country Two Step, Zydeco and Argentine Tango
Line Dances: The Electric Slide, Hustle, Cupid Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide, Wobble, Macarena, Boot Scootin' Boogie, YMCA, etc.
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