Fall Newsletter Information

Summer is nearly over, and with back-to-school sales and college students returning to town, we're also getting ready for our fall classes to begin. Having returned from our vacation, we're excited to see what the next session will bring! Classes begin the week of September 10. Our fall schedule has been posted and
is available. Here's what we're planning—join us if you are able. For those of you who haven't danced with us for a while, we look forward to seeing you again soon. If you know anyone who has experienced a recent change (empty nest, retirement, new to the community, etc.) and looking for a new hobby, share this information with them and encourage them to dance.

  • Mondays (9/10-11/12)
  • 6:30-8 pm | Beginning Ballroom, Level 1
  • Includes: Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba and Polka
  • Tuesdays (9/11-11/13)
  • 6:30-7:45 pm | Masters'
  • New material blended with some review steps. Dances by request: Cha Cha, Waltz and Swing
  • Wednesdays (9/12-11/14)
  • 6:30-8 pm | Beginning Ballroom, Level 2
  • Includes: Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba and Triple Swing
  • Thursdays (9/13-11/15)
  • 6:30-7:45 pm | Intermediate Ballroom, 3A
  • Includes: Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango and Samba

Available for Private Lessons

We're available for private lessons anytime classes aren't already scheduled. Private lessons can be helpful if you're preparing for an event, are struggling with something, or just want some extra practice. $50/hour, they target what you want to work on and move at your pace rather than the class pace. Call 309.824.4007 to reserve your time.

Upcoming Tea Dances (and Exceptions)

Sunday Tea Dances give our students and members of the community an opportunity to brush up on new steps and keep their skills fresh--particularly when it comes to leading and following. Dances are from 2-5 pm on the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month. Admission is $7/person. Exceptions for this schedule will be:

  • November 18 (see below)
  • November 25 (Thanksgiving travel)
  • December 23 (holiday)

Big Band Dancing at the Indiana Roof Ballroom

If you've never danced to a live Big Band, the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis hosts a regular big band dance series. For the past several years, we have canceled one of our November Tea Dances in order to attend, and to encourage your participation. If you are interested in attending this dance, we will have a sign-up sheet on the table and will order a block of tickets during the first week of October.

  • Sunday, November 18 - Steve Anthony Orchestra
  • 5-9 pm ET (4-8 pm CT)
  • $14/person

Save the Date: New Year's Eve at the Wrainbow

Monday, December 31, we will host our annual New Year's Eve shindig, with a dance playlist, hot and cold appetizers, beverages, sweets and a champagne toast beginning at 7 pm. We'll ring in 2019 at 10 pm, as is customary, enabling you to attend another event—or get home early. Watch for more information in the winter newsletter.

We hope to see you dancing soon!