Both of these dances are commonly played by both country and ballroom bands. While Nightclub two-step (NC2S) is used for romantic ballads like "Perfect" or "Lady in Red", Single-step Swing (Jitterbug) is used for faster, rhythmic songs like "Hit the Road, Jack."
We will view videos to inspire us and help us with practice throughout the week. Class will focus on learning basic forms so that it will be possible to dance through a whole song by the end of class.
Practicing will be important and dancers must wear smooth soled shoes
A treaded or rubber sole will not permit the dancer to pivot easily, and that could result in injury when a dancer tries to turn.
August: 1, 8, 15, 22
Sera Hirasuna competed in international ballroom competitions for several years with her "Pro" partners, but after a series of injuries, enrolled in a dance academy to learn how to teach ballroom dance. She has taught for a number of private studios and non-profit dance clubs. Sera has also taught English at Gavilan for over 13 years.