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Choreographed Dances At Central Oak Heights Heritage Room, 75 Heritage Rd, West Milton, PA

                                     7-9 pm - dancers are invited to bring snacks - $5.00 per person

                            Dances held monthly....contact us for more information or visit www.rivervallelydance.com

                                                               knarf755@verizon.net


Choreographed Ballroom or Round Dancing is fun and for Everyone!

Information and Places to Learn More About Round Dancing

 

                                                                                           For more information on Choreographed ballroom dancing:

http:www.danceroundoutyourlife.com
 
 

http://www.roundalab.org


Choregraphed Dance Instruction:

Basic figures in Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha and Tango.

Leading and Following.

Ballroom dance amalgamations and round dance sequences.

Two Locations

Cost is $5.00 per person per night

 


Milton Area -- Monday Evenings - Starting Sept 10, 2012
Central Oak Heights Heritage Room
75 Heritage Rd, West Milton, PA
Basic Class - 5:30-6:40 pm

 

or

Williamsport -- Tuesday Evenings -- Starting Sept 11, 2012
Hartzel's Basement

Basic Class - 6:00-7:30 pm

 

 

The Following are basic figures & amalgamations 
Waltz & Foxtrot

Side Touches

Forward & Back Touches

 Box 

Progressive Box 

Left Turning Box 

  Progressive Twinkles 

Canter & Side Touch Both ways 

Waltz Forward  

 Foxtrot - Forward, Run 2 

Rumba & Cha Cha

  Cucarachas

Forward & Back Basic

Walk & Circle Away & Together

  Chase

New Yorkers

Fence Line

Front or Back Cubans

Alemana to a Lariat

Underarm Turn to a Lariat

Crab Walk

Side Walk

 

 

 


Dance - Intermediate Instruction

 

Milton Area-- Monday Evenings - Starting Sept 10, 2012
Central Oak Heights Heritage Room
75 Heritage Rd, West Milton, PA

Intermediate Class - 6:50-8:00 pm

or

Williamsport -- Tuesday Evenings -- Starting

Sept 11, 2012

Hartzel's Basement

Intermediate Class - 7:30-9:00 pm

The Following are intermediate figures & amalgamations

   Waltz & Foxtrot

Diamond Turn

Impetus

Hover

Cross Hover 

Whisk

Spin Turthrn

Canter

Thru chasse

Box Finish


Rumba & Cha Cha

Fan

Hockey stick

Serpiente

Chase Peek-a-boo

Aida

Sliding Door

Traveling Door

Alemana

Cross Body


Dance Drill Amalgamations

Waltz Drills

1.Side Draw Touch L & R;;

   Side Draw Touch L & R;;

2.Forward Draw Touch; Back Draw Touch;

   Forward Draw Touch; Back Draw Touch;

3.Box;; Box;;

4.Side Draw Touch [L & R];;

   Forward Draw Touch; Back Draw Touch;

5.Left Turning Box;;;;Left Turning Box;;;;

6.Prog Box;;[to LOD] 1/2 left turning box;; 

   Prog Box;;[to RLOD] 1/2 left turning box;;  

7. Two Fwd Waltzes;; 1/2 left turning box;;

    Two Fwd Waltzes;; 1/2 left turning box;;

8. Box [blend to side car];; 2 Prog Twinkles;;

    Box [blend to side car];; 2 Prog Twinkles;;

9. Two fwd waltzes;; 2 left turning waltzes;;

    box;; cover; pick up;

10. Fwd Waltz; maneuver; right turning waltz;    

     Fwd waltz

11. Diamond turn;;;; Two fwd Waltzes;; box;;

 

Foxtrot Drills

1. Box;; Box;;

2. Left turning box;;;; left turning box;;;;

3.Box;; Box;;

4. Prog Box;;[to LOD] 1/2 left turning box;;   

    Prog Box;;[to RLOD] 1/2 left turning box;;

5. Fwd Run 2[twice];; 1/2 left turning box;;

   Fwd Run 2[twice];; 1/2 left turning box;;

6. Rock Fwd & recover; Rock back & recover; 

    Left Turning Box;;;;

   Rock Fwd & recover; Rock back & recover;

7. Box[blend to side car]; 2 prog. twinkles;;

    Box[blend to side car]; 2 prog. twinkles;;

8. Fwd Run 2 [twice];; 2 left FT turns;; Box;;

    Hover; pick up;

9. Fwd run 2; maneuver; 1 right turn; fwd run 2;

10. Diamond Turn

Cha Cha & Rumba Drills

1. Cucaracha [twice];; [Open Position] Walk; Walk;

   Circle away & together;; Cucaracha [twice];;

2. [Open Position] walk; walk; Circle away &

    together;; Lariat;; Cucaracha [twice];;

3. Forward & Back Basic;;

   Forward & Back Basic;; Chase;;;;

4. Forward & Back Basic;; Basic;;

    Forward & Back Basic;; Basic;;

5. Basic;; Front Cuban [twice];;

6. Basic;; Fenceline [twice];;

7. Basic;; New Yorker [twice];;

8.Basic;; Back Cubans [twice];;

9. Basic;; Hand to hand [twice];;

10.Basic;; Time step [twice];;

11.Basic;; Spot turn [twice];;

12.Basic;; Shoulder to shoulder [twice];;

 

 

What is Round Dancing

It has been called Choreographed Ballroom Dancing

 

 

Round Dancing is basically choreographed ballroom dancing with all couples dancing the same figures around the floor at the same time, similar to a formation dance team or to sequence dancing. Over the last 50+ years  thousands of routines have been choreographed to match specific music in almost every dance style imaginable. A routine done to a specific piece of music in Colorado USA is almost always the same routine you would do to that music in Japan or any other place worldwide at the same level of difficulty.

Another distinguishing characteristic of Round Dancing is the use of a "cuer". Since there are far too many  routines to memorize, a cuer calls out the name of each figure in the routine just before it is to be executed. If you have a   memory lapse or are unfamiliar with a particular routine or figure, you can continue progressing with the dance flow until you get to a spot or a figure that you recognize.

Round Dancers learn from day 1 to associate each foot pattern with the figure name. This makes it easier to teach future routines since the dancer has a repertoire of figures at their fingertips (okay ‘foottips’). The average dancer has a repitoire of hundreds of routines and will typically dance 20-60 of these routines during the average evening. Clubs and classes in addition to putting on known routines will also typically teach part or all of a new routine or work on figures each evening.

 

 

 

Round Dances are phased -- There are 6 levels of round dancing called phases.
 
Phases 1 & 2 are "easy level" and include 2-step (similar to a type of country western dancing) and waltz .
 
Phase 3 & 4 are the intermediate levels and include additional waltz figures in addition to introductions to other rhythms in the International & American styles. 
 
Phase 5 & 6 take dancers into the upper levels of dancing, including most of the figures you see at ballroom competitions.





















We appreciate you stopping by.  In the coming weeks, we will be updating and improving our Web site.
 
We can be contacted at knarf755@verizon.net or hydnas@verizon.net or by phone at 570 326-7681
 


  Simple Amalgamations

Waltz or Foxtrot

Box - end in Sidecar    

ProgressiveTwinkles

Waltz Forward (FT - Fwd Run 2)  

Canter & Side Touch both ways Box  

 

 

Left Turning Box

Side Touches 

     Progressive Box      

Waltz Forward (FT - Fwd Run 2)   

Box  

 

Rumba or Cha Cha

Forward & Back Basics

   Chase

Cucarachas

Fence Line

Forward & Back Basics

 

 

Forward & Back Basics

New Yorkers

Cubans (Front or Back)

Underarm Turn into a Lariat

Cucarachas 





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