Classes by Cianne McGinnis


ADVANCED LEVEL 2 BALLROOM DANCING

Cianne McGinnis

Students will review the dances they have already learned, and they will be taught more advanced level patterns in those dances. They will also be taught other dances which they have not yet learned such as Viennese Waltz and Silver Level Foxtrot. We will continue to work on technique, leading, and following skills, proper foot positions, how to count the music, how to listen and identify the beats of music, and how to know upon which beat to start. We will also work on learning how to choreograph routines in case they are ever interested in competing in dance contests. Students must have taken a full year of the Advanced Level 1 class, or have instructor’s permission to join this class. No materials are needed, however, students are expected to wear shoes with leather or plastic soles as they have to dance on carpet and rubber soles do not allow them to slide or spin properly. Tutor maintains the discrepancy to bump up a student from a lower level class into this class depending upon their competency. Deposit to hold class space:  $50 per student Family Plan: Second sibling would receive a 25% discount. plus $40  HERC fee for a total of $346.  Each additional sibling would receive a 50% discount, plus $40 HERC fee for a total of $244.  Payment Plan: If necessary, payment plans will be available, and those with extenuating financial circumstances and needing to make monthly payments may do so only through automatic bank debit (set it up with your bank to send me a check each month). 

  • When: Thursdays, Period 5, 1:45-3:05 pm in the chapel
  • Cost: $408 + $40 HERC fee = $448
  • Minimum Number of Students: 6 boys and 6 girls
  • Prerequisite: Full year of Advanced level 1 or instructor approval

BEGINNING LEVEL 1 BALLROOM DANCING

Cianne McGinnis

Students will be taught the steps and patterns in the most basic of Ballroom dances: the Foxtrot, Waltz, and Swing (and more if they are fast learners).  They will be taught how to properly and politely ask and accept an invitation to dance. They will be taught to lead and to follow, basic foot positions, how to count the music, how to listen and identify the beats of music, and how to know on which beat to start.  They will learn how to spin and turn, both alone and with partners. They will also be taught dance floor etiquette. The students will rotate partners throughout the class session so that everyone will have an opportunity to dance with everyone else, to give them experience with dancing with people who are more and less proficient than they might be – as that is what it will be in the real life situations they will experience.  No materials are needed, however, students are expected to wear shoes with leather or plastic soles as they have to dance on carpet and rubber soles do not allow them to slide or spin properly Deposit to hold class space:  $50 per student Family Plan: Second sibling would receive a 25% discount. plus $40  HERC fee for a total of $346.  Each additional sibling would receive a 50% discount, plus $40 HERC fee for a total of $244 Payment Plan: If necessary, payment plans will be available, and those with extenuating financial circumstances and needing to make monthly payments may do so only through automatic bank debit (set it up with your bank to send me a check each month).   There might be a change in whether my class will be at 3rd period as posted on the schedule, or at 4th period.  If you are interested but 4th period might be a problem, please let me know ASAP. 

  • When: Tuesdays, Period 3 or 4 pm in the chapel (undecided now)
  • Cost: Cost: $408 + $40 HERC fee = $448
  • Minimum Number of Students: 12 boys and 12 girls
  • Prerequisite: None