Monday Afternoon

1:00-2:00 pm Studio B & C    

Mixed Levels

This is a drop in class.

$10 / class / dancer   (Payable in cash at door)

Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd Troy, MI 48083-5029                    (248) 524-3484

Have you always wanted to Ballroom dance? Now's your chance! Join this group class and learn a different Smooth, Rhythm, or Swing dance style each month. 

In each class, we study the steps, as well as the tips and techniques, that will take your dancing to the next level.

Why not meet great people, burn extra calories, and get ready for dance floors, vacations, holiday parties, cruises, and experience the joy of learning something new? 

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Mondays in 2019   ** COST CHANGE**   $10 per student

 

Jan.                 Rumba                                                         Jan. 7, 14, 28           

Feb.                 Waltz                                                             Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Mar.                East Coast Swing                                    Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25          

Apr.                Foxtrot                                                          Apr. 8, 15, 22, 29.       

May.               Salsa                                                              May 6, 13, 20              

Jun.                 Hustle                                                         Jun. 3 & 10                 

Jul.                  Country Two-Step                                Jul. 1 & 8    

Aug.                NO CLASSES                                              -------------------

Sept.                American Tango                                   Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30

Oct.                 Cha Cha                                                      Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

Nov.                West Coast Swing                                 Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25           

Dec.                 Smooth & Rhythm Review              Dec. 2 & 9  

The classes are progressive—each class will build on the one prior as we add onto the patterns covered. 

No partner necessary—in Ballroom group classes, all leads and follows rotate partners.  If you would like to dance solely with one partner, please consider private lessons.

Ballroom shoes or dress shoes are recommended.  Be sure to avoid slip-on, backless, or tennis shoes. 

  


Monday Evening

7:00 - 8:00 pm   Mixed Level                                              

$8 / class / dancer         

(Payable at door)


Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester, MI  48307              (248) 656 - 1403

Have you always wanted to Ballroom dance? Now's your chance!  Join this group class and learn a different Smooth, Rhythm, or Swing dance style each month. 

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Mondays in 2019

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28         Salsa & Samba                                                                   (2/2)

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25         Foxtrot & Tango                                                               (2/2)

Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25        Rumba & Cha Cha                                                            (2/2)

Apr. 1, 8, 15           Waltz & Viennese Waltz                                                 (2/1)

May 6, 13, 20               Argentine Tango                                                              (3)

Jun. 3, 10, 17                East Coast Swing                                                              (3)

Jul. 1 & 15                     American Tango                                                              (2)

Aug. 19, 26                   Hustle                                                                                  (2)

Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30       Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, & Viennese Waltz                 (1/1/1/1)

Oct. 7, 14, 21         Salsa + Samba, Rumba, & Cha Cha                                (1+1/1/1)

Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25        Argentine Tango, East Coast Swing & Hustle          (1/1/2)

Dec. 2, 9*                        All Dance Review & Final Dance Party*                    (1 + Party)

The classes are progressive (which means that from the start to the end of the month, we will review and add new patterns in the covered dance style from week to week).    

No partner necessary—in Ballroom group classes, all leads and follows rotate partners.  If you would like to dance solely with one partner, please consider private lessons.

 


Monday Afternoon 2020

1:00-2:00 pm Studio B & C    

Mixed Levels

This is a drop in class.

$10 / class / dancer   (Payable in cash at door)


Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd Troy, MI 48083-5029                    (248) 524-3484

Have you always wanted to Ballroom dance? Now's your chance! Join this group class and learn different Smooth, Rhythm, Swing, or Club dance styles each month. Instructor Amy Tranchida brings 40 years of experience, a diverse dance background, and a great sense of humor to her classes. She will teach you the steps, tips and techniques to take your dancing to the next level.

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Mondays in 2020 $10 per student

Jan. 6, 13, 27 Smooth Series: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 Rhythm Series: Rumba, Cha Cha, Bachata, Salsa

Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Swing Series: 4 Count, Single, E.C., W.C, Hustle

Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27 Club Series: Night Club, Country Two Step, Merengue, Polka

May 4, 11, 18 Waltz Series: Slow, Viennese, Country

Jun. 1, 15 Workshop: Posture & Poise--Smooth & Rhythm

Jul. 6, 13 Workshop: Frame & Connection--Closed & Open

Aug. 3, 10 Workshop: Lead & Follow--Smooth & Rhythm

Sept. 14, 21, 28 Tango Series: Argentine, Milonga, Vals

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Latin Series: Mambo, Samba, Bolero, Paso Doble

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jive Series: Beginning to Intermediate Jive

Dec. 7, 14* Final Review: Dance Review & Party* (*Dec. 14)

The classes are progressive (which means that from the start to the end of the month, we will review and add new patterns in the covered dance style from week to week). 

No partner necessary—in Ballroom group classes, all leads and follows rotate partners.  If you would like to dance solely with one partner, please consider private lessons.

Ballroom or dress shoes recommended.  Please avoid slip-on, backless or tennis shoes.                 


Private Groups

Please contact Amy for information, rates, and location details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Are you…

  • unable to make one of Amy’s ongoing group classes, or interested in learning a dance style that she is not currently teaching in one of her group classes?

  • a member of a group of friends, family members, or coworkers who is interested in learning Ballroom dance or yoga?

  • someone who is more comfortable with learning among your known community, and who wants a hybrid between the depth of a private lesson and the camaraderie of a group class?

  • looking for an exciting and fun activity to liven up events like: a bridal shower, family reunion, pre-vacation send off, anniversary, or corporate team building function?

then, booking a private group may be for you!

Private groups can be booked as a single workshop or a short series. Rates depend on your group size, the duration of the booking, and the location. Please contact Amy for more information.

Full payment is due on the initial day of the workshop or series.

Other Helpful Information:

 

A note on (dance) footwear:

Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, preferably something that doesn't have too much sole (i.e. like tennis shoes) because thick soles make it more difficult to move across the floor in.  Also, choose a pair of backed shoes, (i.e. no clogs, or slip on sandals or heels) -- they make it more difficult for students to turn.  If you don't yet have Ballroom dance shoes, bring a pair of dress shoes.  They usually have a leather bottom, and are most close to professional Ballroom shoes.  Above all, you want to have comfortable shoes that stay on, allow for articulation through your feet, and allow you to feel the floor underneath you.

A note on yoga: 

Please remember to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.  It is helpful to also bring a firm blanket,  and yoga mat, sometimes called a 'sticky' mat; if you have a yoga strap (an old tie or long scarf will work) or yoga block(s), you may also find them helpful.  Yoga practice is generally done barefoot.  If you have longer hair, you may prefer hair ties or head bands to keep your hair out of the way in various poses.  Some practitioners also enjoy bringing a hand towel or yoga towel.  It's a good idea to bring a water bottle  for during, or after, your practice, and it is best if you do not eat a heavy meal for at least an hour before your yoga practice.  If you have any body injuries, concerns, or are expecting, please discuss them with Amy during (or prior to) our first practice, so that she can be prepared to tailor the class to your specific needs.  

A note on tardiness:

Booked lessons afford you your specific lesson dates, your private studio room, your lesson time, and Amy's time.  Since these services are held for you, thereby excluding any other bookings to be scheduled during your allotted time/date and making last minute changes/re-booking impossible, your lesson time is firm.  It will not flex if you are running late.  In the rare event that Amy is running late, your time will be made up.  

A note on my 24 Hour cancellation policy for private lessons:  

Barring emergency, if you are a no show for your booked lesson, or if cancellation of your lesson comes less than 24 hours in advance, you will be charged for that lesson.  If you need to reschedule or cancel a booked lesson in advance, please contact Amy via her phone, 586-801-0465, or her email: atranchida@hotmail.com  Thank you.

A note on my Attendance Policy for private group lessons:  

Barring emergency or inclement weather (where a class may be cancelled), all private group members are responsible for their attendance to booked private group workshops or series dates. The dates and duration of the private group meetings are pre-booked and known to all members of the group. If a member of a private group misses a pre-booked workshop or class, he/she will not be reimbursed for that class period, and no-make up sessions will be booked.

If a class is cancelled due to an emergency or inclement weather, Amy will reschedule and rebook that class period at the first available mutually agreed upon day and time.

A note on payment:

Payment is due when services are rendered.  For lesson packages, payment is due in full on the date of the first lesson.  

Cash or Check accepted. Checks made payable to: Amy L. Tranchida

 


To schedule a private lesson / lesson package, book a workshop, or discuss an upcoming function, please contact Amy at: