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Ballroom Technique with Angel

Starts September 11


Suitable for intermediate and advanced ballroom dancers taking private lessons


This class will focus on conceptual skills needed to obtain a clear understanding of rhythm, balance, co-ordination and control. We will work on both smooth and rhythm styles, and aim to give you a deeper understanding of how to dance these styles confidently and with more pizzazz!


10-week series: Saturdays at 11:15 AM

$150. for the course

8 person minimum, 12 person max



Monday Night Social! Beginner Ballroom with Francis

Starts September 13


Suitable for beginner singles and couples who are new to the studio


45-minute beginner level group class, followed by open floor practice time. The practice session will utilize mostly music from the dance we learned that night to allow for lots of practice, but with other dances mixed for variety. Francis will be on hand to help couples with the basics if they are having trouble. A great opportunity to practice in a fun environment!


8-week series: Mondays at 7:15 PM

$120. for the course

8 person minimum, 12 person max


Week 1: Merengue! – The ultimate social dance for beginners

Week 2: Merengue! – Turns and styling

Week 3: Hustle – Basics

Week 4: Hustle – Adding turns!

Week 5: Swing – Single swing basics

Week 6: Swing – Intro to triple Swing!

Week 7: Salsa – Basics

Week 8: Salsa – Turns!



Payments must be made in advance. Checks made payable to Adam in Chatham Inc., or by Venmo @Adam-Spencer-7. Cash payments should be made in person to your teacher at Studio 878.




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We are thrilled to announce auditions for a new competitive dance team at Adam in Chatham!


This group is geared towards pre-professional dancers considering a career in dance. Lessons will focus on the partnering and ballroom skills that are desirable by casting directors. Once the team has been selected, we will meet Saturday mornings from 9:45 – 10:25.



Team and audition details


Auditions start at 1 PM on Saturday, May 15th. We have slots for a maximum of 8 dancers (and 2 swings), and will have the necessary number of slots needed to accommodate auditionees. This is open to dancers age 15 to 21 –  allowances will be made either side to those who demonstrate the necessary skills and attributes.


Please:

  • Be prepared to learn a short Latin dance combination in groups of 8

  • Prepare a solo or duet no longer than 3 minutes; send music in advance to adamjspencer@hotmail.com

  • Bring with you a headshot/photograph and a short bio of where you dance/danced and why you would like to learn ballroom and Latin and belong to this formation group


For more information and to register for the auditions, contact adamjspencer@hotmail.com or text 508-514-0809.


Many thanks and good luck!






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As many of you know, the lovely and talented Angel Fox is an integral part of our growing Adam in Chatham team. In addition to a busy schedule of private and semi-private lessons, Angel will soon be teaching new group classes!


As more of us are or soon will be vaccinated, we feel we can open our group class schedule to more of you. Masks are still required. Classes are limited to 8 people and will run for 40 minutes, allowing us 5 minutes for a changeover.



Schedule of new classes

Saturdays, starting May 15


9–9:40 AM

Chance2Dance Beginner/Intermediate class (ages 6 to 9)

Curious to begin learning the basics of ballroom and Latin dance? This is a free class and open to all – although donations are greatly appreciated ($5 suggested donation). First come, first served. Maximum capacity is 8.



9:45–10:25 AM

Latin Dance Team – audition only (ages 15 to 21)

A class for our new competitive Latin and ballroom team. Learn more about auditions here.



10:30–11:10 AM

Adult Group Class - 10 week series, May 15 - July 17

May be extended due to holiday weekends

Cost: $125 per person for 10 weeks


For adults who either take private lessons at the studio or have prior experience. Class is designed to work on independent dance movement to ensure that you understand what your body is doing while in partnership. The class will focus on the 6 major dances as a foundation, but will explore all body movement. It is important to note even if you don't dance some of the dances covered, all the movement will give you a greater understanding and greater depth of movement knowledge. Maximum class size is 8; we need at least 6 to run.



11:15–12 PM

Adult Performance Group - May 15 - July 17

May be extended due to holiday weekends

Cost: $125 per person for 10 weeks


Geared towards those who would like to perform as a group, with an emphasis on theatre, movement, characterization, team dancing and formation work. We will work on a small piece to either be filmed or performed later in the school year. 8 person maximum.



Signing up for the adult classes will be on a first come, first served basis. Payments are due before the beginning of the course or at the first lesson. You can sign up by emailing Adam at adamjspencer@hotmail.com.


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