Classes & Services

Dancing is a great way to have fun and meet new people!   Classes are designed for you to de-stress and let off steam as you learn to dance in a fun and supportive environment.  Check out the class descriptions below to find the right one (or ones) for you!!  Then click on Dance Schedule to see current offerings.

BALLROOM  – LEVEL I

This class is for those with little or no dancing experience.  Basic steps are taught in Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Merenque, East Coast Swing and time permitting, Tango and Quickstep.  Dance combinations are reviewed and reinforced weekly.  Students are introduced to techniques of lead and follow.

No partner necessary – students will rotate partners in order to maximize their dance experience.

BALLROOM  –  LEVEL II

Students should have a basic knowledge of dances taught in Beginner Level I.  This course builds on dances steps taught in Level I in addition to adding basic moves in salsa, samba, hustle and more!  More emphasis is put on technique and we will delve more deeply into the mechanics (?) of lead and follow.

No partner necessary – students will rotate partners in order to maximize their dance experience.

HUSTLE LEVEL I

Originated in the 70’s, hustle is more popular than ever and is being danced all over the world.  An exciting partner dance, it is perfect for clubs and parties.  This class is designed for those with little or no prior hustle knowledge and will teach you 3-count basic timing & rhythm as well as techniques for lead and follow.  In addition to the basic steps, you will learn turn patterns involving under-arm turn combinations, hesitations, cross body lead, single & double hand turns, cradles, inside turns and more.

No partner necessary – students will rotate partners in order to maximize their dance experience.

HUSTLE LEVEL II

A continuation of Level I, students will advance on to the next level of steps and turn combinations including shadows, wraps, new yorker, grapevine and more!

No partner necessary – students will rotate partners in order to maximize their dance experience.

LATIN DANCE – LEVEL I

Students will learn cha-cha, rumba, salsa and merengue in this 5-week beginner course.  This course is designed to have you dancing next time you hit the dance floor!  Stronger social skills and increased confidence are just added benefits!!  No partner necessary.

This class is typically offered in the Spring and Fall through Trumbull Continuing Education.  Go to www.trumbullconted.org  or call 203-452-4554 for more information.

STRICTLY SALSA – LEVEL I

Salsa, also referred to as Mambo, is an exciting and fun dance which anyone can learn!  In this class, we will cover basic shines and partner work with emphasis placed on leading and following.  All new dance steps taught will be repeated and reinforced allowing students to become familiar and comfortable with their newly acquired dance skills.  Come and learn Salsa in a warm & positive teaching atmosphere which will have you dancing in no time!

No partner necessary – students will rotate partners to maximize their learning experience.

STRICTLY SALSA – LEVEL II

A continuation of Level I, students will review and strengthen previously learned skills while advancing on to the next level of shines and turn patterns.  Techniques of lead and follow will be reinforced and strengthened as we move into the next level of turn combinations and partner work.  So whether you’d like to learn new skills or brush up on old ones, join us for an evening of fun and stress relief!  PREREQUISITE: Level I or equivalent experience.

No partner necessary – students will rotate partners to maximize their learning experience.

SALSA ”ON 2″ 

A popular form of Salsa which is also referred to as “NY” or “Eddie Torres” style.   Like Salsa “ON 1″, we step on the beats of 123, 567, however, this form of Salsa actually breaks (or changes body direction) on the 2nd and 6th beats of the music, thus being referred to as “dancing on 2″ or “breaking on 2″.   A “must learn” for any Salsa enthusiast!

FICKLE FRIDAY

Dances taught in the “Fickle Fridays” series vary from month to month.  For example one month we may be offering East Coast Swing and the next month we will switch to Night Club Two Step.  Fickle Friday classes are held every Friday from 6 – 7 p.m.  at Vitti’s Dance Studio in Danbury.  Please click on Dance Schedule  to see the most current class offering!

LINE DANCE

Line dancing is pretty much what the name implies – people dancing in a line to music!   Dancers “line” up in rows while they dance a choreographed sequence of steps which repeat.  Line dancing is a great way to have fun dancing in-sync with other people – no partner is necessary!   Please check our home page for Announcements on new classes forming or see our dance schedule for more information and pricing discounts.

TRAVELING DANCE PARTY

Having a party?  Not sure what to do for entertainment? This is where we bring the music and dance class to you!  Traveling parties are a great way to spice up your social get-together and bring fun and excitement to your guests.  The structure/time/lesson of the party is tailored to your liking, with a mix of dance instruction and practice of newly learned dance moves.   Great fun and a fantastic way to pump up the volume!  Email Deb at dlinley@earthlink.net for more information.