Area Dance Classes

Updated 2/5/2012

St Johns Dance Schedule

St. John's Center-a smoke-free and alcohol-free building.

321 South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill
One Block North of Downtown Main Street, Corner of Oakland and White All Classes for Beginners and Experienced Dancers
More information, call Pat at 803-980-4000.


Thur LINE DANCE LESSONS - 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in St. John’s Center. $15 a month.
February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 8, 15, 22
April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. No Dance Class April 5 during Holy Week

Mon LINE DANCE LESSONS - St. John’s Center, 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Beginner and Intermediate. Instructors:Bill and April Bragg will teach Line Dancing for Beginners and Intermediates beginning Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the St. John s Center.  Monday evening classes will continue through May.  Bill teaches the latest, most popular line dances

March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21.
No Class April 2, Holy Week or May 28 Memorial Day
$20 a month for March and April. $15 a month for May.

Monday: Park in White Street lot.

SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE PROGRAM - ST. JOHN'S CHURCH Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
$20 a person a month donation to children's building.

 - 2012 --

January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8 Intermediate Shag
With Tommy and Gail Davis

February 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 14, 21 Silver Foxtrot
Instructor from J’Adore Ballroom Studio

March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 Bolero

May 9, 16, 23, 30 To Be Announced, Give Us Suggestions
Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Other??

You do not need a partner.   Please invite anyone who might be interested in learning the Shag or joining the dance program at St. John's.  
You do not need to pre-register, just come to the church a few minutes early to make your donation as we start promptly at 7:30 p.m.
St. John's United Methodist Church 321 S. Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill Corner of Oakland Avenue and White Street One Block North of Downtown Main Street Directions to St. John's are listed at the bottom of this e-mail.

 The doors of the church automatically lock at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays so if you arrive late, please come to the St. John's Center which is the building with all the glass doors facing White Street.


Hope to see you on Wednesday.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn Shag locally in a great social atmosphere on a big hardwood floor.


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Additional information: e-mail: or 803-980-4000





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"