Winter Newsletter Information

'Tis the season to be jolly...and even as we prepare for Christmas, we're looking forward to whatever the new year holds for us, including a pre-Christmas Tea Dance, a New Year's Eve shindig, and the start of another series of dance classes.

Holiday Gift Certificates

Looking for a special gift for someone on your "Nice" list? Even if you just want to share your hobby with someone special, dance lessons are an easy answer. We have gift certificates available for anything from tea dance admissions to private lessons or even group classes. Email us or call Wayne at 309.824.4007 with your request and we'll get something printed for you. We can drop it in the mail, or make arrangements for pick-up/delivery.

Sunday Tea Dances

We will be hosting our regular Sunday afternoon Tea Dances from 2-5 p.m. through December. This includes a dance on the 23rd. Admission is $7/person and includes all the music, dancing and socializing you can fit into the three-hour window. Celebrate an early Christmas with your dance family.

New Year's Eve Celebration

Following our tradition, we will again host a New Year's Eve celebration at the studio, again with music and dancing beginning at 7 p.m. We'll have hot and cold appetizers and sweet treats, and at 10 p.m., we'll ring in 2019 a little early with a champagne toast. For those of you who have joined us before, you realize this gives you an opportunity to join in on the festivities at another party, stay and visit (and dance), or get home and into your jammies before the ball drops in Times Square. Admission for the New Year's dance is $15/person.

Private Lessons

Now is the best time to get in for private lessons if you're so inclined. Without classes, our schedules are more open for lessons. Private lessons give you one-on-one attention to fix those steps that aren't coming as easily as they once did, add some finesse and style to something that may feel a little clunky, or to add to your repertoire. They also work really well for special events (anniversaries, birthday surprises, wedding prep), since we don't follow a curriculum. We'll work with you to make sure you make the most of your time. Lessons are $50/hour. Call Wayne at 309.824.4007 to make arrangements.

Winter 2019 Classes

Finally, what you've all been waiting for…the winter class schedule. Classes begin the week of January 7 and run through mid-March. All classes start at 6:30 and last 75-90 minutes. Tuition is $150/person for the 10-week series. You can pay half the first week of classes, and the balance during week 6. Cash or check only, please. Class pre-registration is now available.

  • Mondays (1/7-3/11): Beginning West Coast Swing
  • Tuesdays (1/8-3/12): Masters' (West Coast Swing/Tango/TBD)
  • Wednesdays (1/9-3/13): Beginning Ballroom Level 1
  • Thursdays (1/10-3/14): Intermediate Ballroom, 3B (Triple Swing/Foxtrot/Rumba/Quickstep/Mambo)

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Wayne and Jen