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Adult Classes​

Join us for Beginner & Intermediate Ballroom Classes

Thursday Nights in May​!

Couples & Singles Welcome!

4 Lessons for $80/person

Ballroom Teacher: Joallyn

*Space is limited to ensure the health & safety of our students and instructors. Current covid safety guidelines will be followed, masks will be worn at all times, and social distancing will be implemented. Thank you for your cooperation!

Thursday Nights

May 6th- May 27th

Class is full

Studio A

6:15pm - 7:15pm   BEGINNING BALLROOM *SAMPLER*    AGES 19+

Teacher: JOALLYN   / $80 for 4 Lessons

This class is for adults who have little or no formal training in ballroom or partner dancing. We will sample 3 dances during the 4 week session: East Coast Swing (fast and fun); Night Club 2 Step (slow and easy); and Waltz (3/4 time music, slow, romantic and classic). We will touch on the basic rhythms and patterns of each of these dances and have a lot of safe and supportive fun. Singles as well as couples welcome!

Thursday Nights

May 6th- May 27th

Class is full

Studio A

7:15pm - 8:15pm  INTERMEDIATE BALLROOM *FOXTROT*   AGES 19+

Teacher: JOALLYN   / $80 for 4 Lessons

This class is for adults who are experienced in dancing the American or International style Foxtrot and who have mastered the basics of either the 6 count American Foxtrot or the 8 count American and/or International styles of Foxtrot. We will review the basics quickly and then move on to more fun and perhaps challenging Foxtrot patterns and sequences. Singles as well as couples welcome!

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Joallyn began seriously studying ballroom dancing in 1995, although she had been studying and dancing for many years prior to 1995.  Joallyn competed successfully in amateur International standard and American smooth ballroom dancing throughout California for several years, progressing rapidly through Silver, Gold, Novice, and into Pre-Champion levels. Thereafter she decided to devote her skills to teaching and performing ballroom dancing locally, including performances at hospitals, nursing homes and retirement centers. She has also used her skills to teach the blind to ballroom dance. She has studied under world renowned ballroom dancers and instructors like Heather Smith and Victor Veyrasett, Stephen Cullip, Don Johnson and Kasia Kozak, Michael Mead and Toni Redpath, Jim and Jenell Maranto, and Ron Montez.

Joallyn spent her college years learning, doing, competing, coaching, and teaching gymnastics. She began assisting physical education teachers in elementary school and continued after college, both in the U.S. and Germany. She has also studied ballet, jazz, tap and other forms of theatre dance for over 30 years, competing with an adult jazz and tap company throughout California, as well as Las Vegas and Baja.

Joallyn currently teaches both group and private lessons in nearly all styles of partner dancing, both International and American style ballroom, Latin, and Night Club dances as well as East and West Coast Swing.

Joallyn Bohn

Teacher

 

Do I need special footwear?

Beginner Dancers:

Smooth soled leather soles work well for beginners so they can easily turn and glide. Please no thick rubber sneakers if possible, regular men’s and women’s dress shoes work well. Closed toe shoes for women vs. strappy sandals are also best for beginners!

 

Intermediate/Advanced Dancers:

More advanced dancers wear suede bottom soles for turning and gripping, bring your true “ballroom” shoes if you own them! Shoes should be light weight vs. super thick and heavy soles. And to protect the floors from black marks, no shoes that are likely to leave these should be worn if at all possible.