Social Ballroom STEP 2: Foundations

Class Times

Wednesday 7:15 - 8:10 pm

Class Length

55 minutes

Class Price

$14 Drop-In, $48 for 4 classes


Trudy & Kevin Sherman



Kevin and Trudy started ballroom dance in 2013. They enjoy dancing together and love to make dancing enjoyable for others as well. Their classes focus on the beginner dancer and those who like to dance socially.

Coming from an engineering background, they make sure their classes are well planned out and structured to make learning as easy, enjoyable, and memorable as possible. And fun!



About the course

These are our “foundation” ballroom classes where timing and a variety of basic steps for a style are taught/reviewed. They are great for those just getting started in ballroom as well as those who have a ballroom background but would like a refresher.

Each class covers a single style. The same style is taught for 4 consecutive weeks. Examples include swing, foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha cha, and tango. Each of the weeks stands on its own. So, even though it is highly recommended, it is not necessary to attend all 4 weeks.

The first week of each series teaches the history, timing, and basic step for the dance style. Frame, posture, connection, and the basics of lead/follow are introduced/reviewed. A few starter steps are also taught. Each week after that starts with a short review of the timing and basic step followed by instruction for several additional steps different from the previous weeks. Some steps will be more advanced. However, all steps are taught from the beginning, so no prior knowledge of a step is required. To facilitate recall and partner communication, all steps are taught by name.

Couples learn how to “dance with each other” by working on their lead-follow communication techniques. They are encouraged to recognize what steps work for them and which ones don’t. If modifications are needed to make a step more comfortable or doable, we will help figure it out.