Dances & Events

Private Dance Lessons

You will learn on average 4 or 5 times as much on a private lesson as you learn taking a group lesson, because of all the individual attention you will receive in a setting devoted only to you. You benefit because you do not share the space and music with other students. It’s really the best way to learn how to dance. Following each lesson we will email notes to you covering all of the new steps that you have learned on that lesson.  No contracts are used and you may pay for your lessons as you take them.  Please email or telephone us for current rates and available locations.

 

Ron & Amy Ballroom Dance Classes

New Sunday afternoon Ballroom Dance Classes at the TECRO Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland starting on October 6!  Register at the first class.

 

Fall Season Basic Ballroom Dance Classes (Fundamentals) at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Wheaton, Maryland on Tuesdays starting on October 1st!  Contact HPSC now to register.   (Winter Season starts January 7th.)

 

Fall Season Intermediate Ballroom Dance Classes at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Wheaton, Maryland on Wednesdays starting on October 2nd!  Contact HPSC now to register.   (Winter Season starts January 8th.)

 

Group Classes:

 

Sunday Ballroom Dance Classes at the TECRO Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

 

Classes taught by Ron & Amy Wagaman

 

In October we are teaching Waltz from 12:10 to 1pm and East Coast Swing from 1:05 pm to 1:55pm.  Classes are held in the main ballroom at the TECRO Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Classes in October will be held on October 6, 20 and 27.  (No classes will be held on October 13th.)    The Waltz and East Coast Swing will consist of intermediate choreography.

 

Admission fee is $10 per person.

 Waltz

 12:10pm

East Coast Swing

1:05pm

large wooden floor

ample free parking

call (301) 519-8267 or email

rwagaman@comcast.net  for information

 

Culture Center of TECRO

901 Wind River Lane

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

301-869-8585

 

Footwear: please wear dance shoes or leather-soled shoes to all dance classes at the TECRO Center in order to protect the floor from scratches and mars.  Please do not dance or practice in other areas of the TECRO Center not authorized by the TECRO Center management — Thank you

 

Directions to the Culture Center of TECRO:

North Bound:

Take exit #10-11 onto I-270 LOCAL NORTH toward MONT. VILLAGE AVE/QUINCE ORCH. RD/CLOPPER RD – go 0.3 mi

Take exit #10/MD-117 toward QUINCE ORCHARD RD – go 0.2 mi

Turn right on W DIAMOND AVE[MD-117] – go 0.6 mi

Turn left on QUINCE ORCHARD RD[MD-124] – go 0.9 mi

Move to the right lane

Veer to the right on TWIN LAKES DR – go 0.1 mi

Bear right on WIND RIVER LN – go 0.1 mi

Arrive at 901 WIND RIVER LN, GAITHERSBURG

South Bound:

Take I-270 exit 11 toward Quince Orchard Rd/MD-124 South

Turn right on QUINCE ORCHARD RD[MD-124] South

Move to the right lane

Veer to the right on TWIN LAKES DR – go 0.1 mi

Bear right on WIND RIVER LN – go 0.1 mi

Arrive at 901 WIND RIVER LN, GAITHERSBURG

Turn right just before you get to the “Culture Center of TECRO” sign and park in the lot.  Building is a yellow and white stone structure.  (You can see the Culture Center of TECRO from Quince Orchard Road.)  Address is 901 Wind River Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.  TECRO Center phone number is (301) 869-8585.

 

 

 

Ballroom Dance Classes at the Holiday Park Senior Center

 

New BASIC BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES (Fundamentals) at the Holiday Park Senior Center

Fall classes begin on Tuesday, October 1st, 10 weeks with  Waltz at 1 pm and Rumba at 2 pm for 7 weeks and Viennese Waltz at 1 pm and Merengue at 2pm for 3 weeks.

 

New BASIC BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES (Fundamentals) at the Holiday Park Senior Center

Winter classes begin on Tuesday, January 7th, 10 weeks with  Foxtrot at 1 pm for 5 weeks and East Coast Swing at 2 pm for 7 weeks and Tango  at 1 pm for 5 weeks and Merengue at 2pm for 3 weeks.

 

 

Classes are designed for those with some experience with ballroom dancing who wish to improve their fundamentals and those brand new to ballroom dancing.  Couples and singles welcome. Taught by Ron and Amy Wagaman.  Sponsored by Holiday Park Seniors, Inc.

 

Time will be available at each class for students to rotate dance partners to give everyone a chance to dance what they have learned and to improve everyone’s lead and follow skills.

 

Please pre-register for HPSC classes!

HPSC management requires 10 registrations for each class one week in advance of the class start date.

As you know, many of our students have elected to register on the first day of classes.  Apparently this does not work well for the HPSC.  Canceling classes does not meet our need to have a reliable venue in which to conduct classes.   We have been with the HPSC for many years and would like to continue to serve you.

The Center has made the following request:

“Is it possible for you to help us by requesting that the students sign up for the next session at the end of the current session? This helps us to plan and organize classes. We very much appreciate your assistance”.

 

New INTERMEDIATE BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES at the Holiday Park Senior Center.  

Fall classes begin Wednesday, October 2nd, 10 weeks with  Quickstep 2:45-3:40 p.m and Salsa 3:45-4:40pm for 7 weeks and Night Club 2:45-3:40 p.m and East Coast Swing 3:45-4:40pm for 3 weeks.

Winter classes begin Wednesday, January 8th, 10 weeks with  Tango 2:45-3:40 p.m and Cha Cha 3:45-4:40pm for 5 weeks and Foxtrot 2:45-3:40 p.m and Samba 3:45-4:40pm for 5 weeks.

 

Classes are designed for those with some experience with ballroom dancing who want to take their dancing to the next level. Classes are for those who have a good understanding of the ballroom dance basics.  Basics will not be taught as part of this class, although they may be used to introduce more advanced steps.  Couples and singles welcome. Taught by Ron and Amy Wagaman.  Sponsored by Holiday Park Seniors, Inc.

 

 

Time will be available at each class for students to rotate dance partners to give everyone a chance to dance what they have learned and to improve everyone’s lead and follow skills.

 

 

Please pre-register for HPSC classes!

Recently, HPSC management requires 10 registrations for each class one week in advance of the class start date.

As you know, many of our students have elected to register on the first day of classes.  Apparently this does not work well for the HPSC.  Canceling classes does not meet our need to have a reliable venue in which to conduct classes.   We have been with the HPSC for many years and would like to continue to serve you.

The Center has made the following request:

“Is it possible for you to help us by requesting that the students sign up for the next session at the end of the current session? This helps us to plan and organize classes. We very much appreciate your assistance”.

 

Note to returning students:  The Basic and Intermediate classes are taught at those levels respectively.  There are numerous steps available to teach at each level.  We will do our best to introduce at least one new step for each dance should you wish to repeat a class.  Repeating a class is a great way to reinforce your learning.

 

Please check with HPSI for registration fees.  You must show your Holiday Park Seniors, Inc. (HPSI) card to qualify for the lower class fee.  Call 240-777-4999 for information about a HPSI card or apply in person at Holiday Park.  Class registration is in person at Holiday Park at the front desk.  Center hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 4 pm. 

 

For details about the content of the classes call the instructors directly on 301-519-8267 or email: rwagaman@comcast.net

 

Students invited to record dance demonstration at the end of each class.

 

Classes held at the Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906.  Conveniently located on Ferrara Drive off Veirs Mill Road near the intersection of Viers Mill Road and Connecticut Avenue.

 

Classes held in the large dance studio featuring a wooden floor and mirrors.

 

For contents of the newsletter (Hi-Lites) sponsored by the HPSI see the web site: www.holidaypark.us