It seems that for many new students, the toughest thing about learning to dance is just making the decision to walk into the ballroom and take the first step. If you tap your foot to music, you
are already dancing!
We offer group classes, for both couples and singles, which give students the opportunity to dance with different partners, if desired, in a relaxed and friendly learning environment, as well as private instruction can be arranged with the instructor.
We play music for and offer dance instruction in:
• Club Dances: such as West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two-Step
• American\Latin Dances: Cha-Cha, Mambo, Rumba, Samba, Salsa, and East Coast Swing
• American Smooth Dances: Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, and Viennese Waltz
• Country dances are taught on Country nights.
Our ballroom dance instructor is Tom Doriski, Director of the High Desert Dance Company since 2003. Tom has many years of experience teaching and performing Rhythm and Smooth Ballroom Dance reaching back to 1993 at the Roseland School of Dance in his native New York City. With his entertaining and energetic teaching style, Tom’s lessons have been very popular in the hour-long classes that precede the weekly social dances at Legacy Commons.
On Country nights different instructors teach a Country partner dance as well as a line dance.
A donation of $5 is requested for the lessons.
The social dance follows the Friday class so each student has plenty of opportunity to practice what they learned in class.