Swing Dancing classes in Grinnell
GRINNELL – Are you looking for a chance to learn a new dance or improve on the dancing skills you already have? Iowa Valley Continuing Education has a great opportunity to participate in two different swing dancing classes!
Swing dancing encompasses dozens of different styles and nearly a century of music. In this series we will explore the very basics to get you on your feet with the simple-to-learn East Coast Swing. Then, get ready to get for the next step with an introduction to Lindy Hop, which will let you join in almost any swing dancing dance floor in Iowa. Prefer dancing solo? Need a new Zumba-style workout? Take the Charleston Cardio class and learn a swing dance that lets you move on your own without that pesky partner.
Beginner Swing: The Charleston Workout. In the 1930s, clubs hosted Charleston dance marathons where people danced nonstop until the competitors dropped. In this class we'll take a leaf out of their book with a cardio workout class designed around this famous jazz age dance. It's Zumba, jazz style! Tone your body, learn to dance, and have fun. Charleston is a solo dance. No partner or previous experience necessary. This class will be held on Thursdays, May 1 through June 5 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Register for course FUN 1054(1). Cost of the class is $49.
Intro to East Coast is a simple, easy to learn 6-count partner dance usable for practically any social dance situation including weddings, parties and more. This class will teach you the basic step, simple turns, and a few easy, but flashy moves to get you around the dance floor in no time. No partner or previous experience necessary. Intro to East Coast will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 10:30 am to noon. Register for course FUN 1053 (1). Cost of the class is $15.
Instructor Molly Rideout has taught many types of swing dancing for four years. She's taught at Grinnell College, the Grinnell Area Arts Council, Iowa Valley Continuing Education as well as private lessons. She teaches a variety of swing styles including Lindy Hop, East Coast, and solo, partner, and twenties Charleston.
To register, contact Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 1-800-284-4823 or 641-752-4645. For more information check out the website at www.IowaValley.com. Contact Jordan Scheibel at Jordan.Scheibel@iavalley.edu or 641-269-2208 with questions. Both courses will be held at Postels Community Health Park, 807 Broad Street in Grinnell.