Line Dance classes outside a dance hall are the best places to learn. While some people can pick up dances “on the floor” – and I applaud them; I’ve done it myself – others are intimidated by the pressure of the moment. It can be hard to pick up footwork when you’re spinning who-knows-what-direction-and-I-can’t-look-at-you-over-my-shoulder!! In a class, I explain the steps and offer possible modifications. I teach what you will be dancing. Take a look at the Upcoming Events Tab for a complete schedule of when and where dances are held. I encourage you to register for a class and learn some new dances! In addition to personalized instruction, you’ll receive step sheets to the dances taught, plus access to review videos via YouTube. You’ll always have a “brush up” available at your fingertips! I offer 4 levels of classes…
Which Level Of Class Is Best For YOU?
Beginners 1 – Just starting out, obviously. Line Dances are patterns of steps repeated throughout the song; patterns in Beginner 1 classes are pretty simple and easy to memorize. Cupid Shuffle and Electric Slide are great examples of Beginner 1 dances. Offered through Carol Stream, St. Charles, Warrenville, and Wheaton Park Districts.
Beginners 2 – Easy patterns, but not as many as the brand new dancers will receive. The dances in Beginner 2 have a little more substance to them. Reggae Cowboy and Skip are usually presented in Beginner 2 classes. Offered at the Wheaton Park District.
Intermediate 1 – If memorizing patterns is generally not an issue, Intermediate 1 is the class to take. The most variety is at this level; this is what line dancing is all about. Dances taught in Intermediate 1 are Ooh Aah and Dizzy, to name a few. Offered through the Carol Stream, Warrenville, and Wheaton Park Districts and at the Salvation Army in St. Charles.
Intermediate 2 – The Brain Cramper class; not for the faint of heart. The “I-2” ladies get bored easily and relish a challenge; if that resonates, come join us! Stuff You Gotta Watch and Fake ID are samples of dances seen in Intermediate 2. Offered through the Wheaton Park District on Wednesday evenings from 8:00 – 9:15 pm.
Visit dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule for the exact days and times of when these classes are offered.
Please go to the appropriate website for pricing and exact dates. When browsing, the dance classes will be listed in the Adult Brochure under Recreation or Continuing Education. Pre-registration is required. Thank you so much for your interest, and I hope to see you in a class soon!
What People Have Said:
“You’re a great instructor and I know you inspire a lot of folks that wouldn’t think they could dance or even want to — your energy and fun attitude is uplifting.” -Kathy G.
“Yay! How fun. I loved the class!” -Mary D
“Thank you for the great class today! You make everyone feel comfortable and also lead all of us in the Line Dance routines. You are very gentle, but also leading the group to do the Line Dance routines. A very big, “Thank You” for being our instructor!” -Anita E.
Last Updated: April 18, 2016