The International Dance Club provides free beginner's dance lessons for its members. Non-members can attend, but they will be asked to consider joining after trying out the program for three classes OR support the club by attending some of the Sat. night dances.
Judy and Gary Nelson give dance lessons on every first and third, (fifth) Thursday evening from 7:15 to 8:45. They cover the majority of the ballroom dances such as Waltz and Fox Trot, as well as Latin dances such as Rumba & Cha Cha. Swing dances i.e. East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing,etc. They expect input from the participants and will alter the classes accordingly. Depending on class advancement, it might be possible to include more difficult dances such as the Samba and Argentine Tango.
Although it is not required, it is best to have a partner.
Judy and Gary were naturals from the very beginning in 1997 when they first took a six-week dance class given by Boyd Williams, the noted instructor, competitor, and judge of ballroom dancing. It wasn’t long before Williams had the Nelsons demonstrating the dances to the rest of the class. They continued with classes and put into practice what they learned in a way that only those with a passion can do. They enjoy dancing and you can tell.
Their first venture into instructing was several years ago at the Elks Lodge, and it turned out they were naturals at teaching as well. When an opportunity to teach at the IDC arose, they jumped at the chance.
Class size is limited. Give the Nelsons a call at 502-0992 or 598-9774. You can also e-mail them at RGNELSON3@AOL.COM. In subject line, put "Dance Class" .