Area Dance Classes

Updated 9/30/2016

Line Dance Lessons
Tuesdays, October 11, 18, 25 and November 1
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.--Promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Come 6:30 p.m. first night to register
Fee: $20 a Person the first night of class.
Instructor: Julia Robbins
Teaching most popular and oldies Line Dances
Step sheets e-mailed to everyone.

St. John's United Methodist Church
St. John's Center
321 South Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Corner of Oakland Avenue and White Street
One Block North of Main Street

Park in parking lot off of White Street and come to the doors in the St. John's Center.
NOTE: Three parking places are marked for Expectant Mothers. This is for the daytime school program.

Wear shoes that will slide. Tennis shoes will grip the floor.

FEES - $20 a Person
Please plan to pay for the four weeks on the first night and not pay each week.
Dance classes support youth activities of the church.

Join us and invite family and friends. St John's Center has a big hardwood floor.



Fort Mill Dance at Country Club Golf House
2016 Dates for Dances in Fort Mill
Fridays: October 21
November 18
December 2 (Holiday Dance)
7:30 to 10:20 p.m.
The Ballroom Dance Club meets in Fort Mill regularly on the third Friday except the December dance is
earlier. DJ plays a variety of swing, shag, slow, waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, etc.

Location and Directions:
The Golf Course Clubhouse
101 Country Club Drive, Fort Mill
From Main Street, turn onto Academy Street
drive pass Police Station on Left
continue on Academy to Banks and cross Banks Street
Academy Street becomes Country Club Drive at that intersection.
Club House will be on your Left

Admission: $15 a couple, $7.50 for single
Dress Code: Upscale Casual
No Alcohol
with Bill and April Bragg
Zodiac Dance Club on Tyvola Road in Charlotte:
Friday: November 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Band: Magic playing variety music including two-step from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Both Band Breaks: Two-Step music to practice the steps learned.
(or Line Dance if you prefer)

Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club
4235 West Tyvola Road, Charlotte

7:00 p.m. - Bring snacks to share with group, if you care to
Admission: $10 members and $12 Guests
Dress Code: Upscale Casual
Join for $20 and get in Free
the night you join.

From North I-77
Take Tyvola Exit Number 5
Turn Left at Top of Ramp
Drive until the four-lane road becomes a two-lane road
Cross over small bridge
American Legion will be on your LEFT
About 4 1/2 miles off of I-77

Saturday, October 15
Variety Dance with good band in Dallas, North Carolina
details in next e-mail.
December 10, 2016
7 to 10 p.m.
Adult Recreation Center
519 West Franklin Boulevard,Gastonia
Admission: $10 a person

The Star Dusters present Big Band music from the 30's, 40's ad 50's
with sprinkles of Broadway show and contemporary tunes.
They play once every three months at the Adult Recreation Center
Sponsored by Gastonia Parks and Recreation Department





519 West Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia, NC,

 Interested in Western Square Dancing?

Contact: Danny Thomas at 803-328-0289 or e-mail: Classes at The Shield of Faith Church, 2499 Firetower Road, Rock Hill

Dance information

American Style Social Dance is the most popular form of dance in the United States and is danced for personal pleasure. An effort is invested into offering a well-rounded dance program at St. John's and offering dance instructions in dances that can be used at general dances or dances where the band or DJ plays a variety of music. These same dances are also danced at dance studio dance parties. If you are tired of dancing a slow dance to every slow song played or a Swing to every fast song played, then these dances will give you greater variety.

American Tango is a progressive dance moving around the room in the Line of Dance. Almost all dances will have one or two Tangos during the evening.

Bachata from the Dominican Republic was originally associated with Latin dancehalls but over the past decades has risen to the popularity level of Salsa and Merengue but danced to a slower rhythm. An in-place dance to be danced on a crowded floor to a slow romantic or bluesy tune.

Nightclub Two-Step, not to be confused with country western two-step, is one of the most practical and versatile social dances ever conceived. It is danced to a type of music that is played at every dance, every where, a slow contemporary soft rock or Love Song music. Night Club Two Step can be used often on any and every dance floor. It is a simple dance with no rigid technique.

Quickstep is smooth and lively and danced progressively in the Line of Dance. Quickstep offers a wonderful break from dancing so many Swing dances in one evening as a Quickstep can be danced to a lot of Swing music. Quickstep is a happy, upbeat dance and associated with up tempo music of the big bands.

Originating in Cuba, Salsa is the current dance rage of the nation and danced to up-tempo music. Salsa is all about enjoying the dance.

Samba is a lively Brazilian dance. Samba has both stationary and
traveling steps.

Shag is a slow, laid back type of Swing. The dance of the Carolinas and needs no definition.

West Coast is danced in a slot the same as Shag and has passes rather than turns as Shag does. Rather than the female rocking back, she steps forward on count one. West Coast is danced to music a little slower than East Coast
Swing and has a bluesy form of Swing. West Coast is a very smooth dance.

If you would like to have your class or dances listed please email me with the details and schedule using the email link under "Contact Us"