Life may not be all you expected,
but while you're here . . . DANCE! Dancing Robots Video
Outdoor classes at Newport have again been postponed due to the increase in Covid cases. This is very sad news for us all. I am very sorry and will let you know as soon as we get a green light to resume classes.
Outdoor classes at FV are up and running. Not too late to join for this session if you want to join us.
In person outdoor classes begin again this week. (Newport postponed; Suggested dances for virtual learning will be posted on "Weekly Lessons" page)
Thursday classes begin on January 7. (Postponed)
Friday classes begin on January 8. (Postponed)
Tuesday classes begin on January 12.
Online registration is now open for all classes. (Links Below; scroll down)
Please do not forget covid protocols: face masks that cover both nose and mouth (not shields or bandit style) must be worn at all times until all students are in designated places and the instructor gives the thumbs up to remove.
I now have shoe sliders available. These are the kind that slip
over the toe of your shoe with a strap around the back of your heel. Suggested Donation $15.00 per pair.
If you want me to ship them to you, just add $5 (for as many as you want). When you make a donation, indicate "shoe slider" and then send me an email (or use the "Contact Us" page) and send me your address, the number of slider pairs, what size (medium or large) and your preferred color. I need your email address so I can contact you if I have any questions.
|Monthly Theme for January||Classical Country Dances|
1. Vinyl / linoleum scraps to put over the concrete for a better dancing surface. Suggested size 6'x8'.
You can get scraps and custom cuts at Home Depot and Lowes. My scrap piece cost $25.00.
Not all stores have scraps but you can call around to find out: Home Depot
2. PVC pipe or swim noodles work well to roll up vinyl pieces.
3. Whatever shoes or dance socks you used for dancing on regular surfaces work well on vinyl.
4. For those times when we have to wear masks, the following inserts give you a little extra
breathing room: Mask Inserts on Amazon
5. Tip from Takako. Wrap painters tape around the toes of your shoes: Link to Tape Tip
Fountain Valley OUTSIDE CLASSES: Our Tuesday night classes are currently being conducted on the Basketball Courts on the South Side of the Fountain Valley Rec Center from 6-8 p.m.
Winter Session Begins January 12
Registration online is open. Link to register is on "Calendar" page. You can also register in person
at the FV Rec Center. Address on "Calendar" page.
Newport OUTSIDE CLASSES: On the back patio at the Newport Coast Community Center (If you are coming from the north on the 73 freeway, it is recommended that you exit on MacArthur to avoid paying a toll at the next exit). The back patio has been marked with tape boxes for each individual dancer. There is more than enough space between dancers to be safe. We will have enough room for 20 dancers.
Online registration for winter classes opens at 8 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 10.
In person registration is NOT available.
If you have any trouble registering online please call: 949.270.8100 during normal
Links to register for Thursday and / or Friday classes are on "Calendar" page.
1:00-2:00 Level 1
2:00-3:30 Levels 2 & 3
Winter Session Begins January 7
6:30-8:30 p.m. All Levels - Social Line Dancing
Winter Session Begins January 8
Covid Protocols for ALL outside classes:
Visitors will not be allowed at any of the venues.
Temperatures will be taken before you are allowed into the venue area.
Masks will be required at all times except when everyone is in their marked position to dance and the teacher has given the all clear to remove masks.
If you leave the dance floor for any reason, you must put your mask back on.
Restrooms inside will be available.
It is suggested that you bring your own chair to sit in during breaks.
All chairs, except for those of family members who live together, should be placed a minimum
of six feet apart, and all dancers should maintain a minimum of six feet between themselves and anyone else at ALL times, including break times.
These protocols are for the safety and the peace of mind of all dancers.
Anyone not abiding by these rules will be asked to leave the class.
|Dancing on Cement|
For those of us who might be worried about dancing on a cement surface, we can at least be thankful that we have shoes. Check it out: For the Joy of Dancing
The Weekly Lessons that I am teaching each week are posted on the "Weekly Lessons" page. Links to pdf Step Sheets and Instructional / Demo Videos are on the "Step Sheets & Videos" page. This will allow anyone who
cannot make it to in person classes to participate.
Ira Weisburd holds classes every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. (Pacific) and makes them available for viewing on Facebook (select More, and then Videos).
"Chicken Soup for the Soul"
Try these out. They might make you feel better. Click on title for Instructional and full length practice video. (Instruction is at the end of the video)
All previous lessons will be posted on the CS Dances Page.
Line Dance Sundays
Play List and Links to Instructional Videos are Posted On Line Dance Sunday page toward the end of each month.
I greatly appreciate all who are helping me through this downtime. Your donations have been so appreciated. Click Link: paypal.me/SomeDanced
Newport: Winter Classes will begin on Jan. 7th and 8th and will be OUTSIDE at the Newport Coast Community Center. (see above)
Fountain Valley: Winter session begins January 12 and will remain OUTSIDE on the Basketball Courts on
the south side of the Rec Center. Senior Center classes will remain closed but you are
encouraged to join one of the other classes being offered outside (see above).
Line Dance Sunday's
Virtual Event is posted on Line Dance Sunday page.
|Basic Beginner Steps & Sequences|
Just for Beginners that would like to learn the basic vocabulary, steps and sequences. We created a set of four "YouTube" videos to help your beginner friends so they don't have to feel so overwhelmed when they try to join a class without knowing any of the vocabulary.
|Corp. Events, Private Parties||Please don't forget to give us a call if you, your friends, your company, your relatives, your neighbors, etc. are throwing a party! Gift Certificates available. Parties of any size! Recommendations are much appreciated!|
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