Dance Passion Studio Houston Texas
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Call: 713-443-8275
5535 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77056
Call: 713-443-8275 5535 Richmond Avenue Houston, TX 77056

We start a new series of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes every month. Our group classes are great fun and an awesome way to make some new friends. You’ll also find that group sessions give more opportunities for practicing lead/follow techniques as well as more repetition.

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May 2017
Salsa * Ballroom * Country Western
CLASS DAY TIME DATES(S)
Salsa Classes
Salsa Beginner (Thursday) Thursday 8 pm May 4,11,18,25
Salsa Beginner (Saturday) Saturday 1 pm May 6,13,20,20
Salsa Pre-Intermediate (Thursday) Thursday 7 pm May 4,11,18,25
Salsa Pre-Intermediate (Saturday) Saturday 1 pm May 6,13,20,20
Salsa Intermediate (Tuesday) Tuesday 8 pm May 2,9,16,23
Salsa Intermediate (Saturday) Saturday 12 noon May 6,13,20,20
Salsa Intermediate/Advanced (by approval) Tuesday 7 pm May 2,9,16,23
Ballroom Classes
Tango * Jitterbug/Swing * Waltz * Rumba * ChaCha * Foxtrot
Ballroom Beginner Monday 8 pm May 1,8,15,22
Ballroom Pre-Intermediate Monday 7 pm May 1,8,15,22
Ballroom Intermediate Monday 7 pm May 1,8,15,22
Country Western Classes
Two Step Beginner Wednesday 8:30 pm May 3,10,17,24
Two Step Pre-Intermediate Wednesday 7:30 pm May 3,10,17,24
Salsa Social
Salsa Social (8:30-10:30pm) Saturday 8:30 pm April 29
Salsa Social (8:30-10:30pm) Saturday 8:30 pm May 20
June 2017
Partial class schedule. More classes will be posted soon!
CLASS DAY TIME DATES(S)
Salsa Classes
Salsa Beginner (Thursday) Thursday 8 pm Jun.8,15,22,29
Salsa Beginner (Saturday) Saturday 1 pm Jun.3,10,17,24
Ballroom Classes
Tango * Jitterbug/Swing * Waltz * Rumba * ChaCha * Foxtrot
Ballroom Beginner Monday 8 pm Jun.5,12,19,26
Country Western Classes
Two Step Beginner Wednesday 8:30 pm Jun.7,14,21,28

Class Information

COST
-$50 per person total pays for all 4 classes
(Note: November/December classes are a combined 6 week
session for $75 total)

LOCATION
-5535 Richmond Avenue
click here for directions

CLASS DESCRIPTION
- each class is 50 minutes in length
- pre-register for a guaranteed space
- comfortable street clothes and shoes
- no partners necessary - come alone or with friends
- cash or check accepted at studio
- credit cards accepted with online registration only

REGISTER ONLINE WITH CREDIT CARD
- click the 'Sign Up Now' button next to the class description
- enter your credit card information and submit
- you will receive a confirmation email
- credit cards are accepted with online registration only
- no credit cards accepted at the studio

REGISTER AT STUDIO WITH CASH OR CHECK
- arrive 15 minutes early the first day of class to register
- cash or check only accepted at the studio

FOR ADDITIONAL CLASS INFORMATION
Please fill out the 'inquiry form' or call 713-443-8275

CUSTOM GROUP CLASSES
Get a group of your friends or co-workers together for a group class just for you.

 

Class Descriptions
Salsa Classes

Beginner Salsa
Salsa is a very sensual, energetic dance with its sexy hip movements along with the flashy turns and spins it has become a must learn dance for Houstonians. The Beginner Salsa class will start at the beginning with the timing of salsa music and basic footwork in a fun relaxed setting. By the end of the month we will be dancing a variety of patterns using various salsa turns and spins. The Beginner Salsa class is for students who have never danced salsa before or have limited (club) dance experience. No Partners Necessary. Come comfortably dressed. During the week we have a variety of dress as some people have come straight from work while others are more casual. On weekends everyone is pretty casual in either slacks or jeans (no shorts please).

Salsa classes are offered every month.

Pre-Intermediate Salsa
In the Pre-Intermediate Salsa class we will learn some fun new salsa moves focusing on the basic traveling spins with added emphasis on lead and follow techniques. The Pre-intermediate Salsa class is for students who know their basic salsa steps (cross body lead, right turn, open break) but are still considered beginners. The class will prepare you for the next level while solidifying what you learned in the Beginner Salsa class. For experienced dancers who are new to our classes it is sometimes difficult to determine where to start without just taking the class. With new students we often need to adjust the level after the first class. So if you register for a class and find it is too easy or too difficult we can move you up or down a level the following week. If you've never taken classes before you will need to take the beginner class or private lesson(s) to make sure you haven't missed important steps.

Intermediate Salsa
The hot social patterns we learn in the Intermediate Salsa class are more intricate than in the lower levels with more challenging spins and faster music. Students in the Intermediate Salsa class will learn different salsa patterns every month sometimes focusing on spins, styling or maybe just some exciting new patterns. This class is for students who know their foundation patterns and spins.

Advanced Salsa
If you really want to learn salsa with all the exciting spins and turns this is the class for you! The Advanced Salsa class is an ongoing class with different combinations every month to add those flashy patterns to your social dancing including multiple spins, shines and sexy styling tips for the ladies. Students join the Advanced Salsa class (by approval) once they achieve the required level of dance skills needed for the class.

Salsa Club Nights
Salsa lovers are very fortunate as Houston has plenty of great Latin clubs and awesome dancers. We have a great group of students from the salsa classes who enjoy meeting at various salsa clubs to practice dancing. It's a really fun group and everyone attending the salsa classes are encouraged to join us on club nights.

Ballroom Classes

Beginner Ballroom
Ballroom dancing has something for everyone whether it's the graceful Waltz, the seductive Tango or the energetic Jitterbug Swing. In the Beginner Ballroom class we learn 6 dances in one month! Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba and Jitterbug Swing We start with the basic in each of the dances then each week we review and add new steps. The Beginner Ballroom class is for students who have never danced ballroom before. No Partners Necessary. Come comfortably dressed. During the week we have a variety of dress as some people have come straight from work while others are more casual in either slacks or jeans (no shorts please). Ballroom classes are offered every month.

Pre-Intermediate Ballroom
The Pre-Intermediate Ballroom class will pick up where the Beginner class leaves off learning some easy beginner patterns for Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Jitterbug Swing. This class is designed for students who know the basic timing of the ballroom dances but are still considered beginners, it will prepare you for the Intermediate Ballroom class while solidifying what you have learned in the Beginner Ballroom class. For experienced students who are new to our classes it is often difficult to know which level to start in. If you join a class and find it is too is easy or too difficult we can move you up or down a level the following week.

Pre-Intermediate II Ballroom
The Pre-Intermediate II Ballroom class is a continuation of the Pre-intermediate Ballroom class with more Beginner Ballroom patterns for Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Jitterbug Swing. We only offer this class when we have a group of students who are not quite ready to move up to the Intermediate class but already know their Beginner and Pre-intermediate Ballroom steps.

Intermediate Ballroom
The flashy steps we learn in the Intermediate Ballroom class will remind you of the amazing dancers you see on the ballroom dance shows like Dancing With the Stars. With new exciting social American style ballroom dance patterns every month for Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Jitterbug Swing this class has something for everyone. Students in this class have been dancing ballroom for a couple of months to a few years. We have a really fun group and would love it if you would join us for the class!

Belly Dancing Classes

Beginner Belly Dancing
Belly Dancing is a very exotic dance and is great for body isolations for hips, chest, and shoulders. The beginner class will teach basic Belly Dancing patterns which will enable the dancer to master fundamental belly dancing moves such as chest and shoulder shimmies, camels, figure eights, omis, etc. The Belly Dancing elements taught in this class are different every month. Come comfortably dressed in exercise/workout clothing. Recommended footwear include bare feet, jazz shoes or ballet slippers. The coin belts are recommended as they help accentuate the movements you will be learning. The coin belts are available at registration for $20. Belly Dancing classes are offered every month.

Intermediate Belly Dancing
The Intermediate Belly Dance class is a continuation of the Beginner Belly Dancing class with many variations of the fundamental belly dancing moves such as chest and shoulder shimmies, camels, figure eights, omis, etc.. We focus on more challenging techniques including the layering of movements, dancing with props (finger cymbals, veil, etc), and choreographies. This class is ongoing with new belly dancing routines every month. Registration is open to anyone with 5+ months of belly dance experience.

Country Western Classes

Beginner Two Step
Two Step is a must learn dance for anyone who lives in Texas. It is a simple social dance that is danced moving counter clockwise around the dance floor. The Country Western Two Step is characterized by lots of fun turns and spins for the man and the lady. We will start at the beginning learning the basic timing and footwork then add some fun two step turns and patterns. The Beginner Two Step class is for students who have never danced Country Western before or have limited club experience. No Partners Necessary. Come comfortably dressed. During the week we have a variety of dress as some people have come straight from work while others are more casual in slacks or jeans (no shorts please). This class is offered several times a year.

Intermediate Two Step
The Intermediate Two Step class will pick up where the Beginner Two Step class leaves off with some fun new Two Step patterns with lots of intricate spins and wraps. This class is designed for students who know the basic two step patterns (ladies under arm turn, forward and back, etc). The Intermediate Two Step class is offered several times a year with different combinations of steps.

Beginner Medley
Learn the latest Country Western dance moves as seen at the local dance clubs for 3 popular C&W Dances.... Polka, Waltz and Country Swing We will start at the beginning learning the basic timing and footwork for each of the dances (Polka, Waltz and Country Swing) then add some fun new steps in all the dances. The Beginner Medley class is for students who have never danced Country Western before or have limited club experience. No Partners Necessary. Come comfortably dressed. During the week we have a variety of dress as some people have come straight from work while others are more casual in slacks or jeans (no shorts please). This class is not offered every month.

Intermediate Medley
The Intermediate Medley class will pick up where the Beginner Medley class leaves off with some fun new Polka, Waltz and Country Swing patterns for all three dances. This class is designed for students who know the basic Polka, Waltz, and Country Swing patterns.

Wedding Classes

Romantic Slow (Sway) Classes
Romantic Slow (Sway) dancing is your traditional slow (sway) dance with some easy yet impressive patterns, spins and dips. This is the easiest dance for an inexperienced dancer to master and is great for any couple wanting to add some pizzazz to their slow dancing. Perfect for Weddings The Romantic Slow (Sway) / Wedding class is perfect for wedding couples who have chosen a slow romantic ballad for their first dance together. This includes about 80-90% of wedding couples. Couples who bring a copy of their song to class will have their music played as much as possible during the class (CD's will not be returned). Couples only This is the only class we offer that requires you to attend with a partner. Romantic Slow (Sway) / Wedding levels I, II, III It is not be necessary to start in Level I. You can start the class at any level (level I, II or III) as we teach different Romantic Slow Dance moves in each class which are independent of the other levels. What to Wear Come comfortably dressed. During the week we have a variety of dress as some people have come straight from work while others are more casual in slacks or jeans (no shorts please). This class is not offered every month.

Ballroom Classes
The monthly Ballroom classes are very popular with wedding couples and their families. In the ballroom classes we teach 6 popular ballroom dances.... Waltz,Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Jitterbug Swing. This class is a great way to get comfortable dancing together and to learn a variety of dances so you can have fun dancing at the reception. We have several levels, so you can continue improving and learning new patterns each month. Some wedding couples will start the ballroom classes up to a year before the wedding so they can learn flashy moves for the wedding while others will wait until closer to the wedding date to learn a few moves for their first dance. The ballroom classes are also a great way to experiment with the different ballroom dances and music to help you envision what your perfect first dance would look like. Ballroom classes are offered every month.

Specialty Classes

Swing
Swing is an upbeat fun dance with many different styles. In the Swing Intro class you will be learning the basics in various Swing dances. The all American East Coast Swing is characterized by an up-tempo, carefree, relaxed style. Swing is a very versatile dancing going equally well with big band or rock and roll. The very popular slower West Coast Swing with slinky hip movements and flashy spins is danced to a variety of music from rhythm and blues to top 40 hits. We will start at the beginning learning the basic timing and footwork for each of the dances then add some exciting turns and spins. The Swing Intro class is for students who have never danced swing or have limited dance experience. No Partners Necessary. Come comfortably dressed. During the week we have a variety of dress as some people have come straight from work while others are more casual in slacks or jeans (no shorts please). This class is not offered every month.

Merengue/Bachata/Cumbia
In the Latin Medley class we teach a variety of Latin dances including Merengue, Bachata and Cumbia which are popular dances at the Latin clubs in Houston. All our beginner classes start at the beginning learning the basic timing and footwork for the dance then we add some Hot Latin Dance Moves for you. The Latin Medley class is for students who have never danced these Latin dances or have limited club experience. No Partners Necessary. Come comfortably dressed. During the week we have a variety of dress as some people have come straight from work while others are more casual in slacks or jeans (no shorts please). This class is not offered every month.


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