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                      Group Dance Classes

                                Three Locations

                        Falls Church, Vienna and Arlington VA

Are you looking for a hobby that involves meeting new people? Are you looking for a fun way to get some exercise on a weekly basis? Are you interested in learning to dance? Steve and Lara have multiple opportunities every week to learn to dance, meet new people, get moving, and have a great time. Check out all our lessons and dances in the DC area.

You don't need a partner to attend any of our events. We rotate partners during the lessons, and our dances are beginner friendly where everyone dances with everybody.

What is West Coast Swing (the latest dance craze around the world)

West Coast Swing (aka WCS) is one of the nation's most amazing partner dances because it is fun, challenging, and versatile. It can be danced to an incredible variety of music-popular, rock, R&B, jazz, blues, country, hip hop, zydeco, disco, oldies, Latin, basically any music that uses a 4/4 time signature. The greatest part of this dance is that is for all ages from ages 4-100+ and appeases the likes of all those generations because of its music and style versatility.  WCS can be performed simply and easily with a few basic patterns; or it can be embellished with an extensive repertoire of patterns and footwork variations. It is one of the few partner dances that allows for a great degree of experience between the dancers. The structure is such that an accomplished dancer can enjoy him or herself with a beginner and that makes for a very friendly dance environment.

    2019/2020 Class Schedule
Questions often asked

1) Classes are 45min 

2) Refunds offered only 48 hours before class/class series starts

3) You can make-up a class with a class that is of a lower level and running during your current series class time period

4) Limited Class size limited to 8-10 people for Deni Danzco Studio Only

Explanation of Levels

Level 1
Bronze: No Experience Necessary - 6 count Rhythm, Left and Right Side passes )with left and right hand, Start Step, Zones A-C, Sugar Push with left and right hand and both hands, Right pass Under Arm Turn (Inside turn), Left pass Outside Turn with left and right hand, How to lead on the rails and the track properly, How to follow on the track properly, Hand changes between patterns, 
Silver: Bronze Graduate- 8 count Rhythm, Right and Left Basket Whip, Sugar Push Inside Turn to Open and to Closed,Right and left Same Side Whip, Footwork and Rolling Action, Sailor Starter Step, Right Under Arm/Cut off Same Side Whip
Gold: Silver Graduate- Sugar Tuck from Open, Left Pass Tuck, Whip, Left Pass Inside Turn, Right Pass Outside Turn (single and double turns), Reverse Whip 

 

Level 2

Level 1 Graduate- Hip Catches, Whips with Inside and Outside Turns, Turn techniques, Leaders Turns, Sugar Tuck from Closed Position, Sugar and Left pass Tucks to Hammerlock, Struts.
Level 3

Level 2 Graduate - Re-directs, Sling Shots, Apache Whip, Open Whip,Technique, Variations, Styling and Musicality
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Deni Danzco Studio - Falls Church, VA
Address: 3408 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA (back stairs, lower level)

 

 

 


Monday - West Coast Swing

Nov. 4 - Nov 18
Register: https://www.denidanzco.com/copy-of-adult-lessons
7:00pm - Switch it Up! with Lara Deni (Learn how to switch between rolls and become a smoother and more knowledgeable dancer)
7:00pm - Level 1 Silver with David Herrin
7:45pm - Practice Session
8:00pm - Level 1 Gold with David Herrin
8:00pm - Technique of Whips with Lara Deni
8:450pm - Practice Session
Cost: - $65 / 1 class for 3 weeks
             $110 / 2 classes for 3 weeks
             $25/ 1 class - Drop-in


Wednesday - Salsa On "1"
Dec 4 - Dec 18
Register:  https://www.denidanzco.com/copy-of-adult-lessons
6:30pm - Level 1 with David Herrin
Cost:$55 / 1 class - 3 weeks


December Holiday Specialty Classes
Monday, December 9 & December 16
Register: https://www.denidanzco.com/copy-of-adult-lessons
7:00pm - Batchata 101
7:45pm - Waltz 101
Cost: - $45 / 1 class for 2 weeks
             $85 / 2 classes for 2 weeks
             $25/ 1 class - Drop-in

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New Classes for 2020
Deni Danzco Studio - Falls Church, VA
Address: 3408 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA (back stairs, lower level)

 

Monday - West Coast Swing

January 6 - January 27
Register: https://www.denidanzco.com/copy-of-adult-lessons
7:00pm - Level 2 with Lara Deni 
7:00pm - Level 1 Silver David Herrin 
7:45pm - Practice Session
8:00pm - Level 1 Gold with David Herrin
8:00pm - Level 3 with Lara Deni
8:45pm - Practice Session 


Wednesday - West Coast Swing

January 8 - January 18
Register:  https://www.denidanzco.com/copy-of-adult-lessons
7:30-8:15pm - Level 1 Bronze with David Herrin 
Cost: $75 / 1 class - 4 weeks 
          $60 / 1 class - 4 weeks for Repeat Students

Arlington Ballroom Studio - Arlington, VA

Address: 3445 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA (inside American Legion Bldg - 2nd Floor)

Friday - West Coast Swing

4 Week Series for 2 Levels

Oct 11 - Nov 1
Register: https://www.arlingtonballroom.com
7:00pm - Level 1 Bronze with David Herrin
7:45pm - Level 1 Silver with David Herrin
Cost: $60/ 1 class - 4 week series
          $20-Drop-in (Only 1st class a series)

Nov 8 - Dec 6
Register: https://www.arlingtonballroom.com
7:00pm - Level 1 Bronze with David Herrin
7:45pm - Level 1 Silver with David Herrin
Cost: $60/ 1 class - 4 week series
          $20-Drop-in (Only 1st class a series)

Tysons Ballroom Studio - Vienna, VA

Address: 8032 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA  (2nd floor)

Thursday West Coast Swing Lessons + Dance 

​Time:

8pm-Beginner with Steve Wilder and Lara Deni

8:30pm-Beginner Review Lesson with a S & L Crew Instructor

8:30pm-Intermediate with Steve Wilder and Lara Deni 

9:15-11:15pm - Dance Party / Social

Cost: 

$15 - Dance + Lessons  (Cash Only)

$8 for Students ages 15-23 with Student ID 

$5 for Children ages 7- 14

$10 after 10pm 

*No Partner Needed  *No Experience Needed to Beginner Lessons

*First Thursday of the Month - FREE for New Students who arrive at 8pm and take the Beginner lesson