Learn to dance the basics of East Coast Swing to any 4/4 song with a fast beat. In this one-hour workshop you’ll learn to do the Leader’s Wrap, send your partner in and out, and give the lady a spin.
Jim and Tames have a decade of Ballroom dance experience both teaching and performing with Dance Driven, an adult ballroom dance formation team.
No partner necessary! Dance to follow to practice or show off what you know – or just have fun swaying to great swing music.
Queen Elizabeth so loved the country dances that she made her courtiers dance them for her pleasure. Some of the dances had been around for centuries and were finally written down, along with their tunes, by John Playford in the 1660s.
These dances are suitable for all ages and skill levels. They are nothing more than fast walking in patterns. Each dance is taught by walking through the figures, then dancing them to traditional music. Ages 11 and above.
This 1 hour workshop features “Gathering Peascods”, a simple circle dance for as many as will.
Tames has had a passion for dance most of her life. She has trained and performed in a variety of dance styles all over the West Coast. Throughout her performing career, she danced with the Oregon State Ballet, Newcastle English Country Dancers, the Veil of Isis Dancers (Middle Eastern with an emphasis on modern Egyptian), Elliott Bay Morris Dancers, and the Ballard Locks Long Sword Team. She is an avid contra dancer and enjoys waltzing and swing dancing with her husband.(example – not from Tames)
Thai menu served 5-8:30