Next Lesson: Beginning Samba & West Coast Swing

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Lesson Details

When: 4/3, 4/10
Beginning Samba – 7:00pm
Beginning West Coast Swing – 8:00pm
Social Dancing after lessons until 10:00pm
Where: Cal Poly, Room 5-225
Who: Everybody and anybody!
No partner necessary. No experience necessary for beginning lessons.
Cost: $5 for one lesson or $7 for both.
**Spring 2014 Specials**
ALL Spring 2014 lessons: $35
9 lessons: $20

About Samba

The Samba originated in Brazil. It is danced as a festival dance during celebrations. The festive style and mood of the dance has kept it alive and popular to this day. Samba is a fun dance that fits many of today’s popular songs that typically have a very distinct bass line. Many figures, used in the Samba today, require a pelvic tilt action.

Sample Songs:
“Mas Que Nada” by The Black Eyed Peas
“Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira
“Rich Girl” by Gwen Stephani

Sample Video:

About West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing (WCS) is a distinctive “slot dance” using a 6 count basic and originating from the dance halls of San Diego as far back as 1938. While sometimes referred to as Sophisticated Swing, WCS styles can vary considerably. Modern WCS can be danced conservatively with upright posture, be smooth and warm, or be a funky, hot partnered-jazz dance. While Rhythm and Blues is standard WCS music, it is frequently danced to popular Top 40 tunes. It offers endless possibilities for expression.

Sample Songs:
“Sex Bomb” by Tom Jones
“Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5
“S&M” by Rihanna

Sample Video:

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