The exploring class takes place every Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm at the Flying Monkey Theatre inside the Lowe Mill.

These classes are designed to explore other less common but equally important dances in the swing family including: Balboa, Blues, and Solo Jazz.

These classes will vary in their level of difficulty and prerequisites so make sure to read the class descriptions carefully.

MAY  2017 – BEGINNER BALBOA

For our exploring class this month we’re going to be teaching a 4 week introductory course on the fundamentals of Balboa.   You’ll learn everything from the basic footwork and patterns of Pure Bal, to some more advanced Bal-Swing movements.  This class is perfect for beginners, or intermediate students who would like to brush up on their basics.  Don’t know what Balboa looks like?  Check out this video HERE, for a great example of the beautiful elegant dance.

THIS IS A BEGINNER CLASS, NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

-Taught By: Briana & Tim

JUNE 2017 – BLUES JUKIN’ IDIOM DANCES

This month, we’ll be exploring the various dances that evolved in juke joints all along the Mississippi River and in Los Angeles. These include Chicago Triple-Step, Slow Drag, Struttin’, Texas Shuffle, and more! This class is designed for all levels, so whether you’re just starting out or looking to dig deep, come dance with us and get a taste of the wide variety of Jukin’ Blues danced all over the country!

THIS IS AN ALL LEVELS CLASS

-Taught By: Adam & Krystal

JULY 2017 – CONTINUING BALBOA

You’ve mastered the basics, and are ready to sink your teeth into some more advanced Balboa movements all month with us at TNS!

THIS IS A INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASS, DANCERS SHOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH THEIR BASIC SET OF BALBOA MOVEMENTS INCLUDING: TOSS OUTS, LOLLIES, COME AROUNDS and OUT & INS.

-Taught By: Joe & Briana

AUGUST 2017 – CONTINUING BLUES

Get ready to dig into some more advanced blues concepts this month!  We will be teaching 4 weeks of intermediate blues dancing and be breaking down more advanced rhythms, techniques and movements for you all month!

THIS IS A INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASS, DANCERS SHOULD HAVE SOME FAMILIARITY WITH THEIR BASIC SET OF BLUES MOVEMENTS.

-Taught By: TBA

SEPTEMBER 2017 – BEGINNER BALBOA

For our exploring class this month we’re going to be teaching a 4 week introductory course on the fundamentals of Balboa.   You’ll learn everything from the basic footwork and patterns of Pure Bal, to some more advanced Bal-Swing movements.  This class is perfect for beginners, or intermediate students who would like to brush up on their basics.  Don’t know what Balboa looks like?  Check out this video HERE, for a great example of the beautiful elegant dance.

THIS IS A BEGINNER CLASS, NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

-Taught By: Marcus & Amanda

OCTOBER 2017 – BEGINNER BLUES

Get ready to slow down the tempo with this four week introduction to blues series! This series will focus on giving you a solid foundation in the unique aspects of the blues dancing partnership, musicality, rhythms and movement!

THIS IS A BEGINNER CLASS, NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

-Taught By: TBD