Summer Newsletter Information

"Summertime...and the livin' is easy," as Ella Fitzgerald sang. While summer often presents opportunities to slow down a little bit, sometimes it turns out to be crazier than any other time of year. After a short break from dance classes, we're getting ready to begin our short, 6-week summer class session and the schedule and pre-registration have been posted on the website.

Summer Schedule

Classes will begin the week of July 8 and run through mid-August. Tuition for the six-week session is $90/person, payable the first week of lessons. Cash or check only please.

  • In response to a large number of recent inquiries, Monday and Thursday evenings will be dedicated to private lessons. Call Wayne at 309.824.4007 to reserve your time today!
  • Tuesday evenings are Review nights for our current and recent Masters' students. We're going to try a different format this summer, rather than focus on reviewing one dance each week. Masters' crew: Please let us know the what you think of this alternative summer structure so we can ensure your needs/preferences are met.
  • Wednesdays will be broken into two different West Coast Swing classes:
    • Beginning West Coast Swing (WCS) will be geared at students who have never taken WCS or have had a significant break. Material will focus on the basics, beginning with the Sugar Push and working through Side Passes and Whips.
    • Intermediate WCS is targeted at students who have a solid understanding of the basic patterns and whips and are ready to progress through some more advanced sequences.

Masters' Review and Beginning WCS will begin at 6:30 p.m. Intermediate WCS will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tea Dances

Tea Dances will continue the second, third and fourth Sundays each month, from 2-5 p.m. Come down to practice what you already know and refresh some steps that may have fallen out of your heads. Admission is $7/person and includes refreshments.

Private Lessons

Even though Monday and Thursday evenings are dedicated to private lessons, we can also accommodate private or group lessons at other times by appointment. Please call Wayne at 309.824.4007 for arrangements.

We hope your summer is off to a good start and that we see you dancing soon.

Wayne and Jen