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New students start off learning dance vocabulary in order of simple coordination movements advancing over the weeks into more challenging movements at a slow pace.


Contact
email: danceramber@sbcglobal.net

About Instructor

Hi, I am Amber, I have danced for fun since 1996, participating in workshops and private lessons from bay area leading instructors.   And, I have had the wonderful opportunity of teaching line dance classes  since 2007. I have met a lot of wonderful people and friends over these years.  My class format is designed to teach brand new dancers and advance dancers to club level coordination.  Dance is a fun way to get exercise, challenge your memory, meet local friends, while staying active.

I Believe If you can walk, you can dance!
Line dance is a type of dance that requires memorizing patterns of dance movements.  Line dance classes start with the simplest moves, and then slowly progress to more advanced dance moves. Class environment is relaxed, low key, fun, and no partner is needed in line dance!

I believe in an environment where NEW DANCERS are always WELCOME
DANCE is a GREAT way to get your cardio exercise for the day and is an exercise for your mind and body, as memorizing body movements challenges the brain. It is also a great way to meet and maintain local friendships.
Participate in one or all of the classes if you would like. But, as the class continues lessons advance in difficulty. This is because with experience you will learn the dance vocabulary and not need as much time to review each of the steps to new dances.

You will need:

1. Dance shoes (bowling shoes are the perfect dance shoe), or a shoe that does not have traction on the toe of the foot. (To reduce tension on your knees)
2.   bottle of water
3.   social attitude and respect for others in the classroom


WEDNESDAY

Location Scotts Valley Rec Skypark Classroom
Current class formate:

6:15 -7:15 – Ultra beginner, Beginner, Advanced beginner, Beginning intermediate levels .  Class starts at Ultra beginner level in the fall and progresses to Summer into Beginning intermediate.  (see dance sheets and videos for examples of dances and levels)
6:15-6:30 review previous dances learned, learn 2-3 new dances in the level of the session.

6-7:30 both class times are encouraged to dance together.

7:15-9pm This class focuses on the materials of Advanced beginner, Beginning intermediate, Intermediate, and Advanced Intermediate 

Cardio time   7pm-7:20 dance to familiar dances previously learned – no review / minimum review
Lesson time  7:20- 8:40 Lessons: 1-2 new silver, 1-2 new gold, 1 new red
Lessons: 1 hour 20 minutes
Dancing 8:40-9pm dance to familiar dances previously learned – short review as needed, walk through.



Level definitions inspired by ABSOLUTE BEGINNER Val Myers dance programme.

Class Levels 
1. 1a Ultra beginner 
2. 1b Beginner
3. 1c Advanced Beginner
4. 1d Beginning Intermediate
5. 1e Intermediate 
6. 2a Advanced Intermediate

(I haven not taught a straight class for this level 2a yet)  Includes all above dance vocabulary knowledge and Phases, Tags, Restarts multiple spin directional changes.  For proficient Line Dance skilled students only.




2019-20 Registration Session Dates


 Classes on WEDNESDAY only.
Participation only by registering to the class

Location Scotts Valley Rec Skypark Classroom at
Scotts Valley Recreation classroom
Skypark Park, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Line Dance ages 18-99 (no partner needed)

(Tentative dance level plans)
6:15pm – 7:15pm *Beginner*  $45 + rec fees
7:15-9pm Advanced Beginner  $60 + rec fees
Spring Session 1  – February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 10, 17
Spring Session 2 – April 24, May 1, 8,15, 22, 29 June 5


beginning 8 week sessions:
Summer session – June 12,19,26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Beginning Intermediate  6:15pm – 7:15pm  $50 + rec fees
Intermediate 7:15-9pm  $72 + rec fees


August off (no classes) 


8 week sessions:
Fall session 1 Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23
(brand new) Ultra Beginner 6:15pm – 7:15pm  $50 + rec fees
combo of: Advanced Beginner + Beginning Intermediate + Intermediate 7:15-9pm  $72 + rec fees

Fall session 2 Oct 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11
Beginner 6:15pm – 7:15pm  $50 + rec fees
Beginning Intermediate + Intermediate 7:15-9pm  $72 + rec fees
Winter 20′
Winter – January 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5,12,19, 26
Advanced Beginner 6:15pm – 7:15pm  $52 + rec fees
Intermediate 7:15-9pm  $74 + rec fees

Register by calling (831) 438-3251

**Classes limited to room size
6:15 class limited to maximum of 12 students
7:15 class limited to maximum of 15 students
**due to the room size

A review of my dance class beliefs:

-We are a Team.  Each of us helps the whole team as we dance together.

-respecting your fellow dancers is mandatory

-Our goal is growth, fun, exercise, and NOT perfection but correct form!!!

-shoes for dancing need the ball of the foot to have no traction, bowling shoes, leather soled boots, Jazz tennis shoes or smooth bottoms of the ball of the shoe.

-the likeness of learning dance to learning how to read.

-saturation point the normal response to learning a large amount of new knowledge, and that we are our own best advocate to know when we are feeling saturated and need a time out.

-muscle memory, how we practice correct movements (or incorrect movements making muscle memory) while we do this we gain muscle memory making it appear with less effort, while we speed up and dance to music.

-Asking questions is encouraged

-feel free to send me music recommendations having the artist and the song name. (no swear words and the content is respectful) A small description of my non respectful are: lyrics that tear down another or treat a person like a thing or object, or celebrate a harmful activity.


Filed in: Line Dance Classes 2011- 2012 • Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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Ultimate beginner line dance classes start with the simplest coordination dance moves, and then slowly progresses to more advanced coordination dance moves. The class format program uses Val Myers indicative absolute beginner’s program. Each classes has at least 20-30 minutes of dancing and a dance lesson. Dance technique help footnotes are added in the lessons where needed. Class environment is relaxed, low key, and intended for play, fun, and exercise. Come get some exercise while having great fun! No partner needed to dance in line dance.