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The Ballroom Dance Center has been teaching Augusta to dance since 1992, which makes it the longest continuously operating ballroom dance studio in the CSRA. Dance Smart at The Ballroom Dance Center!

Friday Dances and Themed Balls

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Lesson at 7:00 p.m. at all dances and balls

 

General Dancing from  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

The perfect learning triad of group and private lessons is completed by attending our dance parties and themed balls!  That saying, “Practice makes perfect!” is true, especially within a warm, hospitable environment where the total beginner to the advanced dancer is welcomed. Our dance parties and themed balls are offered once a month, usually on the Fourth Friday with refreshments at our themed balls and, occasionally, a few performance numbers. The staff, instructors, and dance hosts circulate to invite guests to dance and to even show them a new step or two.  A helpful and entertaining lesson is offered at the beginning of each dance. At some dances, the dance card system is used where pre-registered students get to dance with the teachers, dance hosts, and staff on a pre-assigned rotation for the first part of the dance.  Admission to our dance parties is $15 and $20 for our themed balls.

Donald Johnson

Latin Champion    Adjudicator     DVIDA Master Examiner
Dance Vision Syllabi Training Video Instructor

Coaching & Workshops

October 19, 20, 21, & 22 

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              Available by Appointment                                                    Friday Workshops

 

Friday, October 21st, Drills, Skills, and Thrills: 

Workshops and Dance Socials 

 

Both workshops will feature a short dance combination and drills that will develop key concepts. 

 

 

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. – Workshop 1: Rhythm 

Musicality through Weight Change – Learn that one thing that gives you a natural flow in your rhythm dances!

 

7:30 P.M. – 8 P.M. – Dance Social

 

8 P.M. – 9 P.M. – Workshop 2: Turns 

Develop balance and power, understand the inside of turns, and get drills to practice your turns.

 

9 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. – Dance Social 

 

The cost is $30 for one workshop and social or $50 for both workshops and socials.

 

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Group Classes

Social Dance, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

 

This fun group class is designed for adults who want to be well-rounded social dancers. All levels are welcome, but the material will be focused on a foundation level appropriate for the social dance floor.

 

Students will learn all the major dance styles they will hear at a party or at one of our fun dance parties.  Smooth style dances include the Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot.  Rhythm style dances include the Rumba, Cha-cha, and Swing.  Club style dances include the Hustle, Slow Rock, Salsa, Merengue and West Coast Swing.  In a year, students will usually learn one dance a month, rotating through all in a year, and ending with the Party Survival class to prepare for the Christmas season.

 

Couples have an option to rotate partners or stay with each other in all our group classes.  Also, practice and private lessons help to reinforce the material learned in groups.

 

 

Shag, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

 

Shag is being offered on Thursday.  This fun group class is designed for adults who want to be well-rounded social Shag dancers.  All levels are welcome, but the material will be focused on a foundation level appropriate for the social dance floor.

 

Couples have an option to rotate partners or stay with each other in all our group classes.  Practice and private lessons help to reinforce the material learned in groups.