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Ballroom Dance Style Information

Alphabetical List of Dance Styles

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1-Wall Line Dance

Trudy Sherman Line Dance

Line dances consist of a short sequence of steps that are repeated throughout the song. In this class the steps are choreographed so that there are no turns and dancers remain facing the front wall. Dances are danced to contemporary music. This class is for all ages and abilities.
Downloadable Step sheets available under "Resources".

Available live on Zoom

Tuesday 5:30 - 6:25 pm
Thursday 9:15 - 10:10 am
1st & 3rd Saturday 10:30 - 11:25 am

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Ballroom STEP 1: Steps & Timing

Trudy & Kevin Sherman

STEP 1 classes focus on learning the steps and timing of a dance style without a partner. Dancing without a partner facilitates mastery of the steps, increases balance, and improves posture while building self-confidence. Partners are welcome but will dance on their own.

Wednesday 6:15 - 7:10 pm

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Ballroom STEP 2: Partner Dancing

Trudy & Kevin Sherman

STEP 2 classes focus on learning the steps and timing of a dance style with a partner. In addition to learning steps, couples will learn correct frame, lead and follow techniques, and modifications to accommodate physical needs such as height difference and joint limitations.

Wednesday 7:15 - 8:10 pm

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Ballroom STEP 3: Workshop & Social

Trudy & Kevin Sherman

STEP 3 workshops focus on learning a sequence of 8-10 steps. Dancing a prescribed sequence improves fluidity in transitions and continuity in dance. Workshops are followed by refreshments and a social.

3rd Saturday 7:15 - 9:15 pm

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Country Dance For Beginners

Ryan Yoder

These 2-week series of classes are for those who would like to either get started in country dancing or would like to brush up on their country dance skills.

1st & 2nd Thursday 6:30 - 7:25 pm

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Country Dance Intermediate

Ryan Yoder

These 2-week series of classes are for those who have mastered the foundations of the dance style and would like to either learn the next level of steps or would like to brush up on their country dance skills. These classes focus on learning short sequences, steps with timing changes, and variations for the basic steps.

3rd & 4th Thursday 6:30 - 7:25 pm

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Country Line Dance - Beg/Int

Laina Ferris Line Dance

This country line dance classes is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Popular social line dances are taught. Dances range in difficulty from beginner to intermediate level.

2nd & 4th Saturday 10:30 - 11:25 am

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Crane Dance - Gentle Tai Chi

Trudy Sherman Tai Chi

In Crane Dance - Gentle Tai Chi, stationary crane, qigong, and tai chi moves are taught and combined in a continuous fluid sequence telling the story of Young Crane.

Available live on Zoom

Saturday 9:15 - 10:10 am

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Gentle Tai Chi - Qigong

Trudy Sherman Tai Chi

Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong consists of gentle Qigong (Chee gung) stretches and Tai Chi (Tie chee) movements that help improve circulation and release stress. It was developed specifically for Parkinson's patients. Balance aids such as the back of a chair or a walker can be used, if needed. Gentle Tai Chi can also be done sitting.

Available live on Zoom

Friday 1:00 - 1:55 pm

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Gentle Tai Chi Sequences

Trudy Sherman Tai Chi

Gentle Tai Chi Sequences is slightly more rigorous than the Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong class. Individual moves from Easy Tai Chi-Qigong are combined in continuous fluid sequences that are stationary.

Available live on Zoom

Tuesday 1:00 - 1:55 pm

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International Folk Dance

Group Practice

Folk Dance practice. Call the studio for more information.

Friday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

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Israeli Folk Dance

Group Practice

Israeli Folk Dance practice. Call the studio for more information.

Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Israeli Folk Dance Beginner Level

Group Practice

Israeli Folk Dance practice for newcomers and those that would like to practice simpler dances. Dances are reviewed/taught before dancing them. Steps are usually called out while dancing. Call the studio for more information.

Thursday 10:30 - 11:25 am

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JT Swing Team

Mona Brandt Team Director, Fitness

Learn and perform the latest, hottest choreography from 11-time US Open Champions Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman! Open to anyone comfortable with West Coast Swing dancing basics including pushes, passes, and all types of whips. You do not need a partner to join.

Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Kids Intro to Dance

Trudy Sherman Kids Dance

This class is for children ages 4 to 10 that would like to get started in dance. The class consists of multiple elements that include body posture and control, stretching, beginning ballet, dancing to the beat, dancing to the words, memorizing short dance sequences, simple hip hop/jazz moves, and pom dance. The goal of this class is to establish confidence, learn basic dance vocabulary, strengthen feet and leg muscles, develop balance and body awareness, and learn foundational dance moves while having fun!

Friday 5:15 - 6:00 pm

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Kids Science Make n Take Workshops

Trudy Sherman Science

In these special workshops students construct and take home up to three items that illustrate one or more science concepts.

Trudy Sherman and Technitopics are Arizona ESA (Empowerment Scholarship Account) approved.

Varies

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Kids Science Weekly Hands-On Workshops

Trudy Sherman Science

In these weekly workshops, the science concept being explored is introduced and demonstrated by the instructor. Students then work in teams of 2 or 3 to explore the concept by following the 3-step Scientific Method of: Hypothesis, Test, Correct.

Trudy Sherman and Technitopics are Arizona ESA (Empowerment Scholarship Account) approved.

Wednesday 2:30 - 3:15 pm

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Music and Movement Preschool 3-4 yr

Jennifer Sherman Kids

Children explore sound and movement through songs and instruments.

Tuesday 10:15 am

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Music and Movement Tots 18 mo-3 yr

Jennifer Sherman Kids

Children explore sound and movement through songs and instruments.

Tuesday 9:30 am

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Sound Meditation with Qigong

Jennifer Sherman Meditation

This class focuses on a combination of guided and solo meditation, intertwined with music from singing bowls and other instruments. It incorporate Qigong (chee-gung) by engaging the body in gentle mindful stretches. Beginner friendly. No previous experience necessary!

4th Thursday 7:30-8:45 pm

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T'ai Chi Swords

Darin Henry

T'ai Chi practice with swords.

Monday 7:00 - 7:55 pm

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T'ai Chi Yang Form

Darin Henry

Yang form T'ai Chi practice.

Monday 6:00 - 6:55 pm

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