Dance Lessons

Group Lessons

All formal attendees are required to take group dance lessons before the actual event. Dance classes are offered at various levels and cover a variety of line dances as well as popular partner dances.  These are a great opportunity to sharpen your skills in social dancing, meet new friends, and have some fun!  Our wonderful dance instructor, Valerie Ryan, has taught classes for the Christian Home School Formal since its creation and is committed to making it a fun and educational experience for each student. 

Music

All music is chosen before the event and pre-screened for appropriate lyrics and how well it fits our various dance styles: salsa, tango, two-step, etc. Music is chosen from a variety of genres and time periods.  Students are welcome to make music suggestions before the event!

A list of dance steps and styles taught and songs used during dance classes can be found HERE.


2020 Dance Classes Information:

Location: Austin Uptown Dance Studio

8868 Research Blvd #706, Austin, TX 78758

Tuition: $65.00 per person, must be paid in full to confirm your seat at your preferred dance class day/time.  We will admit students in each class on “first come first serve” basis.

Dates:
(No classes will take place spring break or Easter weekend)

  • March 6/7
  • March 13/4
  • March 27/28
  • April 3/4
  • April 17/18

In the case of a student absence, make-up classes are required.


Lesson Types and Overview

Beginner Classes:

These are ideal for students attending the formal for the first time, or who want to gain confidence in their skills. Class size will be limited and girl/boy ratios will be closely balanced. Instruction will be slow and methodical, with an emphasis on repetition. More experienced students are welcome, but all students registered for this class are expected to attend the same class at the same time every week.

  • Ideal for first-time attendees
  • Good for building confidence
  • Attend the same time every week

Fridays 3:00-4:30 p.m.
March 6, 13, 27 and April 3, 17

or

Saturdays 1:30-3:00 p.m.
March 7, 14, 28 and April 4, 18

Flex Classes:

These are for students with busy schedules, who may need to miss class on some weekends and double up on classes other weekends. Students of various skill levels are welcome in these classes, making it ideal for siblings or friends to carpool. Because attendance levels will vary from week to week, girl/boy ratios will not be balanced, and students will need to take turns dancing. All the basic dance steps will be taught and reviewed.

  • Best for busy students who may need to attend class at different times from week to week
  • Students of any skill level are welcome
  • Great for carpools

Fridays
noon-1:30 pm
or
1:30-3 pm

March 6, 13, 27 and April 3, 17

or

Saturdays
10:30 am – noon
or
noon-1:30 p.m.

March 7, 14, 28 and April 4, 18

Advanced Dance Class:

These are for students who have attended the formal at least once before and who want to learn more advanced dance moves. Enrollment will be strictly limited and girl/boy ratios will be carefully balanced. Students will be expected to attend the same class at the same time every week.

  • For students who have attended the Formal at least once before
  • For students who want to learn more advanced dance moves
  • Attend the same time every week

Fridays 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
March 6, 13, 27 and April 3, 17

Senior Refresher Dance Lesson:

A 3-hour refresher class for seniors who are attending the formal for the fourth or fifth time. We will check our records to make sure that everyone who registers for this option is eligible.

Friday, April 3   12:00 Noon  – 3:00 p.m

or

Saturday, April 4 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $25.00