Posted by: gardenshf | February 1, 2012

News from the ballroom dance class

Our Board member Michael Day and Eve St. Pierre teach a ballroom dancing class on Wednesday nights. Here is a bulletin from him:

Wednesday Night Dance Class – There are a few changes to our schedule. First, Eve and I are now arriving at 7pm in order to get in some practice time before class starts. Anyone else who would like to practice during this time is welcome. From 7:30-8:00 we will continue with the basics of whatever dance we are currently teaching. We will transition from the basics to intermediate levels from 8-9pm. The cost is $20 per couple and $10 per individual (Members of the Gardens at Heather Farm receive 10% off). Write to me at mhdayconst[at] if you know someone who would like to join us.*The class will continue on Wednesday evenings until June 13th and will resume Sept. 5th.


In February we were going to teach Night Club Two-Step and Tango, however I would like to continue with Rhumba since the patterns translate well to Night Club Two-Step anyway. Our second dance for the evening will be Foxtrot. Basic Foxtrot and Waltz also share many of the same patterns.


In March, our class will focus on Triple Swing and basic West Coast Swing. On March 30th the Junius Courtney Big Band and Denise Perrier will be playing the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Put it on your schedules!

Private Lessons

The Lake Merritt Dance Center in Oakland has a place available for lessons on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-4 pm. The floor fee is $4 per person. My charge per couple is $50 and $60 for two couples.

If anyone would like to have a private lesson at his or her home, we could find a time that fits into your schedule.


Try and find time to practice for 10-15 minutes, 2-3 times per week. It will help reinforce our group class.

Thank you to all for encouraging your friends to join our class! Write to me at mhdayconst[at] if you would like to join us.

Michael H. Day


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