AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents
Summer Dance Socials
with Studio 22
June 29 – August 17, 2022
Get ready to sharpen your dancing skills this summer with Studio 22 at Sammons Park. This free series is for everyone, beginner to expert level will have a great time. For the first hour, the world-class dance instructors from Studio 22 will teach a different style of ballroom dancing, and then you and your partner are on your own to practice and enjoy the music. This is the perfect opportunity to take a midweek break with friends, or date night, and grab a drink or two and let loose on the dance floor. The shallow donor reflecting pool in front of the Winspear Opera House makes the perfect summer dance floor!
Classes last one hour, from 7 – 8PM. A social dance follows from 8 – 10PM. Signature cocktails, beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase!
June 29: Salsa with instructors Sergey Korshunov & Michelle Hafle, US National Latin Finalists
Salsa is one of the world’s most famous dances. A spicy blend of Cuban and African influences. Salsa is a fantastic style for dancers just starting out, and challenging enough to keep even pros coming back for more. Advanced dancers will delight in the flourish and excitement of improvisation, while beginners will be pulling off thrilling spins and dips at the nightclub in no time. Everyone can get wrapped up in the sensation that Salsa moves create on the dance floor. Don’t miss this exhilarating class by pro instructors Sergey and Michelle, who have performed on Dancing with the Stars. This class will be held in the Donor Reflecting Pool in front of the Winspear Opera House.
July 13: East Coast Swing with instructors Maya Apodaca & Cody Knight
Developed in the 1940s, the vivacious East Coast Swing is based upon the Lindy Hop. This rhythmic and adaptable dance can be performed with a partner or individually, socially, competitively, or even choreographed for performances. The East Coast Swing is the perfect beginner’s Swing dance, and will establish the basic swing tempo and movements. It doesn’t require exceptional strength or flexibility like the acrobatic Lindy Hop, and therefore is suited to dancers of all ages and skill levels. This high-spirited dance will have you skipping, rocking, and twisting the night away on the dance floor.
August 17: Country Two-Step with instructors Bobby Pritchard & Carla Romine, current World Champions
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A definite favorite in Dallas! Two Step is a smooth, progressive style danced in dance frame, and is characterized by weaved patterns and rhythm accents that separate the quicks and slows, emphasizing slows. The basic pattern is two short walking steps (“quick-quick”) followed by two longer walking steps (“slow-slow”). Dust off your cowboy hat and wear your boots for a true Texas party!