Private & Group Classes

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

We’re Back to Dancing!!!  New Sunday afternoon Ballroom Dance Classes at the TECRO Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland starting on March 6th!  Register at the first class.   Classes currently feature International Standard Foxtrot and Tango.

Intermediate Ballroom Dance Classes at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Wheaton, Maryland on Wednesdays starting on April 6th!  Registration opens on March 7th.

Beginning Ballroom Dance Classes at Leisure World of Maryland on Thursdays starting on March 10th!  Registration available at the Education and Recreation Office at 301-598-1320 or in person at Clubhouse 2.

Let’s get back to dancing and see our friends.

 

 Group Classes:

 

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

 

Classes taught by Ron & Amy Wagaman

 

In March we are teaching International Standard Foxtrot from 12:10 to 1pm and International Standard Tango  from 1:05 pm to 1:55pm.  Classes are held in the main ballroom at the TECRO Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Classes in March will be held on March 6, 13, 20 and 27.   The Foxtrot and Tango will consist of basic International Standard choreography.

 

Admission fee is $10 per person.

 International Standard Foxtrot

 12:10pm

International Standard Tango

     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

 

 

 

 Spring Schedule:

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

Classes begin Wednesday, April 6th, total of 10 weeks with Smooth including Tango and Quickstep  at 2:30pm and Rhythm including Merengue, Jitterbug and Night Club 2-Step at 3:30pm.

 

Summer Schedule:

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

Classes begin Wednesday, June 22nd, total of 12 weeks with Smooth including Waltz and Foxtrot  at 2:30pm and Rhythm including Rumba and Cha Cha  at 3:30pm.

 

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.

 

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.   Registration is available from 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday thru Friday, when HPSI volunteers are available to take your registrations. Have the exact amount if paying in cash. Checks are preferred and should be made payable to HPSI (Holiday Park Seniors, Inc. Only $35 for each session. (about $3 per class)

 

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

 

 

Leisure World of Maryland:

Amy and I are currently teaching at Leisure World of Maryland just off Route 97 in Montgomery County, Maryland.   These are beginner/advance beginner classes.  Emphasis is on basic steps, but these classes also will help experienced dancers who wish to improve their technique and styling.  Most classes are held in the beautiful and spacious Crystal Ballroom in Clubhouse 1.  (Some classes may be held in the Activities Room of Clubhouse 2.)   Must be 55 or older to register.

Registration is open to both residents and non-residents, although residents are given preference if the number of available registrations is limited*.  Residents can register for a class either online at (amilia.com/leisure-world-of-maryland) or by calling the Education and Recreation (E&R) office at 301-598-1320 or stopping by the E&R office in Clubhouse 2 during open hours.  Non-residents should call or visit the office to register.

*Should any non-resident have difficulty registering, please contact Ron or Amy Wagaman directly on 301-519-8267.

Ballroom Fundamentals – Taught by Ron & Amy Wagaman.  Starts March 10th.  These beginner fun-filled classes will teach you basic routines in Foxtrot and Merengue.  Foxtrot is the most popular of all social dances.  Good for developing smoothness and ease of movement.  Merengue is great fun.  Its basic movement is made up of simple side steps.  It is danced with a strong hip movement.  Merengue is danced in most ballrooms and is a must learn for those planning to take a cruise vacation in the Caribbean, where it is often played on board ship.  Emphasis is on basic steps, but these classes also will help experienced dancers who wish to improve their technique and styling.  Couples and single students welcome.

Foxtrot

Thursdays

3/10-3/31

4pm

$25

4 classes

Merengue

Thursdays

3/10-3/31

5pm

$25

4 classes

April 7th will be set aside to be used as a make-up date in the event of any weather related cancellations.

 

Ballroom Fundamentals – Taught by Ron & Amy Wagaman.  Starts April 14th.  These beginner fun-filled classes will teach you basic routines in Viennese Waltz and West Coast Swing.  Viennese Waltz is the fast version of the waltz and was the original form of the waltz.  It was the first ballroom dance performed in the closed hold.  It’s a rotary dance that turns right (natural) or left (reverse) with non-rotating change steps to switch between the direction of rotation.  West Coast Swing consists of six and eight count patterns done to medium tempo swing music, frequently slower than East Coast Swing.  Emphasis is on basic steps in Viennese Waltz and West Coast Swing, but these classes will also help experienced dancers who wish to improve their technique and styling.  Couples and single students welcome.

Viennese Waltz

Thursdays

4/14 – 4/28

4pm

$20

3 classes

West Coast Swing

Thursdays

4/14 – 4/28

5pm

$20

3 classes

 

Leisure World of Maryland address: 3700 Rossmoor Boulevard, Silver Spring, MD 20906