Making it fun to learn
Dancing should be fun, and it should be great fun to learn. George and Wendy Pytlik, the teachers of these Delta-based introductory ballroom dance group classes, provide a fresh and enjoyable environment that makes learning a time of laughter and lightness.
Dance classes shouldn’t be filled with pressure to perform. There’s enough pressure in life! Dance classes should let you get away from all that pressure and just relax with someone special.
The Delta Dance Level 1 ballroom dance program is a 12-week series that simply repeats over and over. Most couples repeat the program until they’re comfortable with the steps, then move on to new steps in the Intermediate program.
What you’ll learn
The course gives you a sampling of six dances from two genres. You learn ChaCha, Salsa and Jive from the “Latin” side, and Foxtrot, Tango and Waltz from the “Standard” side.
You’ll learn enough basic ballroom dance steps to feel comfortable on any dance floor, especially if you practice what you learn in between the weekly sessions.
Some dances are easy to learn, while others are more challenging. The program takes that into account. The Social Foxtrot and Tango, which are generally quite easy for beginners to learn, are covered in just one session each. The Jive and Waltz, which are more complex for beginners to grasp, are each covered over a three week period. Cha Cha and Salsa are each covered in two sessions.
Where and When
The Level 1 classes are taught at both Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre in North Delta (don’t worry about the name — it’s a seniors facility but the dance classes are for all ages) and KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Both programs are identical in content.
The North Delta facility offers a punch card system so that you never have to worry about losing classes because of a vacation, trip or other reason. You can just pick up the classes you missed 12 weeks later when they cycle around again. The program continues throughout the year.
These are two different organizations so your registration is not interchangeable between them.