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    Country Waltz

    Nobody puts Baby in a corner, but there's nothing wrong with putting Baby in a Box. A box step waltz, that is. Come down to Austin Uptown Dance and learn this traditional and constantly evolving dance. What started out in 18th century Germany has since developed into this distinctly American offshoot, retaining many of its original characteristics while adding in some American country charm. You'll learn the basic steps and practice putting motion to movement. Country waltzes are partner dances, traditionally shared between a mother/son or father/daughter at a wedding ceremony. This class is appropriate for all ages and dance levels, because there's nothing dirty about this type of dancing! So bring your family and friends, and come on down!
    Country Waltz

    8868 Research Blvd, Austin

    • Learn the basics of the Country Waltz, the American-style offshoot of an all-time classic dance
    • Practice the characteristic undulating rise and fall technique, and the body sways that give the waltz is graceful, floating quality
    • Partner up and work on your box steps with a friend or loved one
    • Get in a relaxed cardio workout while learning a new skill
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    Salsa

    Ever wish you could set the dance floor on fire with your fancy footwork? Well, when it comes to ballroom dances, it doesn't get much more fiery than salsa... ...and this beginner-level class is the perfect chance to explore this sexy, expressive style of dance! You'll be learning in a fun, social environment, where you'll have the chance to master the basic techniques and attitudes of salsa by working with instructors who know the moves like the backs of their flourished hands! As an added bonus, since you'll be learning alongside fellow beginner dancers, you'll be able to pick up a few basic twists and turns at your own pace in a low-pressure and supportive environment. After this class, you're sure to feel and dance like fire!
    Salsa

    209 Pedernales, Austin

    • Learn the fundamental steps of salsa, one of the most popular styles of Latin dance, from an experienced dancer
    • Discover the basic turns and footwork of this exciting dance style as you learn to move your body to the beats of Latin music
    • Enjoy learning in an energetic and supportive environment in the company of fellow, eager students
    • Have fun in a one-time exciting experience or maybe even discover a new lifelong hobby
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    Sensual Tuesday Social

    We know you can master one dance, you pro, but how about three? Sashay, twist, and step the night away while learning the art of Bachata...and Kizomba...and Salsa. Score. Toss out that old fitness routine and expose yourself to a fun exercise routine. This class will tone your body, improve your balance, and give you some killer dance moves -- plus, you'll have a ton of fun! Dancing is always better with friends, so bring some along and make it a party! You'll forget your stresses and have fun in no time! Fitness doesn't need to be all deadlifts and treadmills! Never complain about working out again once you follow the steps and listen to the beat. Break out those dance shoes, polish them a little, and head over to the Sensual Tuesday Social!
    Sensual Tuesday Social

    209 Pedernales St, Austin

    • Discover the art of dancing and the wonders it does for your body
    • Have fun and break a sweat while learning various dance techniques from Bachata, Kizomba, and Salsa
    • Uncover a new way to get fit and change your exercise routine forever
    • Gather a couple and make a night out of it!
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    Two Step

    You ever watch someone do the Texas 2-Step and try to count their steps? They take a lot more than 2! What's the deal with that? Well, the 2 steps refer to the 2 varying speeds of the dance -- quick and slow. At Austin Uptown Dance, you'll learn all about the 2 steps, while learning to 2 Step. You'll start slow, but pretty quickly you'll be moseying around the dance-hall, fitting in like a regular. It takes two to 2 step, so bring along a friend; but if you come stag, no worries -- you'll pair up with a friendly classmate. Now all you need is 2 get some good-quality cowboy boots.
    Two Step

    8868 Research Blvd, Austin

    • Learn the basics of the Two Step, one of the most popular partner dances in the US
    • Practice the fundamental moves in isolation, then put them to music and dance the night away
    • Pair up and practice varying between fast and slow steps, ultimately resulting in a fun partner dance
    • Meet new friends in warm and welcoming environment!
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    Samba

    Got a serious case of happy feet? Why not add a little sexy swagger to your fancy footwork by learning to samba! During this all-levels-welcome class, you'll be learning from a professional samba dancer in a high-energy, social studio environment. This is the perfect, low-pressure atmosphere to pick up the fundamental twists, turns, and arm movements of salsa! You'll start to memorize these moves and more through drills and repetition, while also developing an understanding of the unique motions that give samba its trademark, fiery style. Plus, there's no partner necessary to experience this engaging style of dance. As an added bonus, samba dancing is also a great way to work up a sweat. With this fun class, you'll be getting some healthy, physical exercise without even noticing it. Time to get those hips shaking!
    Samba

    209 Pedernales, Austin

    • Discover Brazil's most iconic cultural style of carnival dance, samba, in a festive studio environment
    • Master the basics of samba dance while working out with supportive instructors and fellow students
    • Get a great workout that will strengthen and tone your body and improve your coordination
    • Learn an exciting traditional style that will allow you to express yourself in an energetic and exciting way
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    West African Dance

    Want to learn to dance to a different beat? Check out this West African dance class! The tribal stylings of this fun, social class are sure to get you smiling. You'll be learning traditional West African dance steps and motions while dancing to exciting, live drums. This unique experience is a great way to explore a dance form with deep cultural meaning that also has an emphasis on invigorating the body, mind, and spirit. As an added bonus, you'll be improving your rhythmic ability, which will help you in any other dance style, while also getting a great low-impact but high-energy workout in the process. Now, if only you could keep the energy going by getting a professional drummer to follow you around all day!
    West African Dance

    209 Pedernales, Austin

    • Learn the fundamentals of traditional West African folk dance with the accompaniment of live drums
    • Enjoy a spirited and social class taught by an energetic and experienced teacher
    • Get a great, high-energy workout that will exercise your body, your mind, and your spirit
    • Embrace a fun and iconic style that is unlike any other dance you've experienced
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    Bachata

    Bachata. Gesundheit. Would you like a tissue? Yes, it sounds like a sneeze. But it's also an amazing dance in its own right. Come down to Austin Uptown Dance and learn the basics, with an expert instructor who will will show you some moves. Bachata originated in the Dominican Republic, and features a four-step beat. You'll first work on mastering these steps, and then add in more creative elements, like partner work and styling. Come with a friend or loved one, or pair up with a friendly stranger -- it could be the start of something beautiful. Bachata. That one actually was a sneeze. Sorry, hay fever is acting up.
    Bachata

    8868 Research Blvd, Austin

    • Learn the basics of Bachata dancing, from a trained expert professional who will work with you and answer any questions
    • Have a great time practicing this authentically Dominican Republic dance style
    • Get in a great workout while learning a new skill and having fun
    • Meet new friends in a warm and welcoming environment!
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    Salsa

    Salsa on chips? Not great for the bod. Salsa on the dance floor? Excellent, but be careful -- may cause slippage. Come down to Austin Uptown Dance and learn the basics of this Latin-inspired dance. The salsa scene has been gradually expanding from its NYC roots, and now the dance is taking Austin by storm. Anyone can salsa -- all you need is the desire to have a good time! You'll learn the basics steps and rhythms in isolation, then work on putting them to music. Your expert instructor will work patiently with you at whatever you most need help with. By the end of the session you'll salsa will go from mild to hot-Hot-HOT! Austin is covered in salsa! We're gonna need a bigger mop.
    Salsa

    8868 Research Blvd, Austin

    • Learn the basics of salsa dancing, from a trained expert professional who will work with you and be able to answer any questions
    • Have a great time practicing this Cuban-based dance that evolved from the Mambo
    • Get in a great workout while learning a new skill
    • Meet new friends in a warm and welcoming environment
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    West Coast Swing

    Who said Austin can't West Coast Swing? Not us! Come down to Austin Uptown Dance and learn the basics of Uptown Swing in a fun and supportive environment. Your expert instructor will start you off with simple steps -- moves that will get you started and serve as a foundation for all the real fancy stuff. After a brief overview of the basics, you'll start putting the dance to music with your partner. Get ready to swing and spin the night away!
    West Coast Swing

    8868 Research Blvd, Austin

    • Learn the basics of West Coast Swing from a trained expert who will guide you through step by step
    • Gain a new skill while having a great time, getting exercise, and meeting fun, new people!
    • Practice the beginner steps in isolation and then work on putting them together with music
    • Recommend a good oral surgeon for your friends, because their jaw will drop after they see your incredible routine
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    Bachata

    Looking for a dance class that really pops? This class provides a lively, collaborative environment where you can pick up the basics of Bachata, a staple style used in Latin dance clubs. With the help of engaging and knowledgeable dance instructors, you'll get an introduction to the enthralling hip motions and exciting arm movements that are a trademark of this fun dance style. As an added bonus, dancing is a great way to stay in shape while also having a great time. In other words, you'll be burning through calories while burning up the dance floor! And, to keep the fun going, you'll be invited to stick around after class for a student, dancing social. Time to turn up the heat in your life by joining the "hip" crowd!
    Bachata

    209 Pedernales, Austin

    • Learn the fundamental moves, rhythms, and unique flourishes of Bachata
    • Explore this popular Latin dance style in an energetic and social studio environment
    • Gain complimentary entry to a Latin dance social after class where you can socialize even more with fellow students
    • Enjoy learning to express yourself through movement and music and maybe even make a few new friends
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