Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring Ballroom & Ladies Latin Dance Class Schedule

NOTE:  Class Times Subject to Change as per Registration
Cancellations or Re-Scheduling of Sessions, Classes or Dances will be Posted on the Home Page
Georgian College - Orillia Classes Are Back On!


GRAVENHURST Recreation Centre:    Thursdays April 2 - May 28 - 10  weeks

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Level 1 Ballroom
6:30 - 7:30 pm  Level 2 & 3 Ballroom
7:30 - 8:30 pm  Ladies Latin
(Ladies Latin is for 9 weeks only as 10th week is ALL LEVELS Ballroom Practice)
8:30 - 9:30 pm  Level 3 & 4 Ballroom

Call Judy 705-687-6774  to Register OR email Judy.Vanderveer@gravenhurst.ca



RAMARA Recreation Centre:            Wednesdays:  April 15 - June 3 - 8 weeks 

6:15 - 7:15 pm  Ladies Latin
7:15 - 8:15 pm  Level 1 & 2 Ballroom

Call Cathy  705-325-3091 to Register 



WASHAGO Community Centre:           Tuesdays April 21 - June 9 - 8 Weeks

6:30 - 7:30 Ladies Latin
7:30 - 8:30 Level 1 & 2 Ballroom 
8:00 - 9:00 Level 3 Ballroom 

Registration is in person:    Wed April 9   5-7 PM  &  Sat April 11  9-11 AM

Call WCCC for more info 705-689-6424
Program Discount Fees Applied if paid by April 11



GEORGIAN COLLEGE - ORILLIA:               Fridays April 24 - June 12 - 8 weeks

5:30 - 6:30 Ladies Latin
6:30 - 7:30 Ballroom Level 1
7:00 - 8:00 Ballroom Level 2

Call Tammy 705-325-2740 ext 3021 to Register

NOTE:  No Classes May 17


GEORGIAN COLLEGE - BARRIE:                Mondays May 4 - June 29 - 8 weeks

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Level 1 Ballroom
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Ladies Latin
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Level 2 Ballroom

NOTE:  No Classes May 18

Register Online Or Contact Barrie Campus



The Cross-Body Lead!

The Cross-Body Lead in Ballroom and Latin Dancing is a way for the man to change direction usually while both partners are doing a basic step.  The Cross-Body Lead or CB Lead is accomplished by the man's firm upper body movement while he is doing a left turning step.  I love the CBL because it develops the man's lead and technique while providing another opportunity to display his partner's abilities.

At these beginner levels all the MAN'S CBL's are performed in Closed Position in a quarter Left turn but there are many variations as you move up the levels.



NOTE:  The woman's basic step DOES NOT CHANGE she just FOLLOWS the LEAD as she is moved FORWARD to change location. 


These are the 6 CBL's I am teaching now to my Levels 3 & 4.

Rumba CBL:
           
Man:         Left Turning Box Basic
Woman:    Side Close Steps change to Forward Steps

Waltz CBL:
             
Man:         Left Turning Box Basic (Alternate: With Forward Hesitation)
Woman:    Side Close Steps change to Forward Steps

FoxTrot CBL:
           
Man:        1/4 Turn  Basic
Woman:   Side Close Steps change to Forward Steps

Mambo/Salsa CBL:
 
Man:        Left Turning Basic
Woman:   Side Step changes to Forward Step

Cha Cha CBL         

Man:        Left Turning Basic
Woman:   Side Triple Step changes to Forward Triple Step (Chasse) 


After the Man performs a left turning basic while 'leading' the woman to Cross his Body he leads from his Upper Body to move her back into a Closed 'Facing' Position and the Basic Step continues without interruption facing the other direction.