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Group Lessons & Dances

If you enjoy the social aspects of learning to dance, then learning in a group is a great choice.  No partner is required to attend our group classes. Switching partners is not required for those attending as couples, but we do encourage beginners to give it a try. We offer 3 levels of ballroom dance classes, so you can grow your skills and find your stride on any dance floor. 

Note: Level 2 and Level 3 classes are not intro or beginner classes. You should have a working knowledge of the basics to attend these classes.

Looking for your lessons to be more catered to your learning style and schedule? Check out private dance lessons with personal dance trainers.

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Group Class Tips
  • Wear comfortable clothing. Something you can move easily in. Most students come to class in business casual or casual wear.

 

  • Wear comfortable shoes that stay on your feet and have a little slip and a little grip. If you can do the twist on your kitchen floor and your shoes don't grip to the floor, your shoes will work for our Beginner classes. No boots or stiletto heels please. We suggest students wear dance shoes for Level 2 and Level 3 courses.

 

  • Arrive to class on time. It is extremely disruptive to the flow of the class if you arrive late. Note instructor will not be able to take time to catch up latecomers to class. If it is your first time in class plan on arriving 5 - 10 minutes early to check in.

 

  • Though changing partners is optional. We encourage everyone to change parnters as we have found a partner change for a few minutes can increase body awareness, making you an even better partner when you return back to your original partner.

 

  • We accept cash, check, and credit cards for payment.

Group Classes
Group Classes Offered ...

Grow your dancing skills with our Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 group classes every week. Take your dancing from beginner to wow!

IMPORTANT - The Denver Turnverein Venue Policies for Groups and Dances:

Strides Ballroom must follow the venue requirements for usage. NEW: The Denver Turnverein is now a membership only venue. This means anyone attending a group class or dance party (excluding private lessons) must be a member, even for Strides Ballroom group and dances at this venue. If this is your 1st time at this venue or an out of towner, please inquire about a one-time guest pass.

Denver Turnverein Membership is $15/a year. Click Here to become a member.

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WEDNESDAYS - Evening

Level 1: Intro/Beginner
7:00pm-8:00pm

 

Location: Denver Turnverein

1570 N. Clarkson St, Denver

Main Upstairs Ballroom

A compete introduction to the fundamental patterns, dance holds, and timings used for the ballroom dance being taught. Couples & Singles welcome, prices per person. We recommend starting at the first of the month or at the latest starting by the 2nd class. If you miss the 1st two classes we recommend starting up next month. 

Class Schedule:

JANUARY Waltz & Rumba

WEATHER CLOSURE WED, JAN 18

FEBRUARY Tango & Cha Cha

MARCH Foxtrot & Swing

APRIL Hustle & Foxxy (Slow dancing)

MAY Waltz & Rumba

JUNE Tango & Cha Cha

Admission:

Preregister Online Pricing*:

  • $40/ 4  Classes

  • $10/ 1 Class

Pay at the Door Pricing:

  • $15/ Pay at the door drop in

* all Level 1 & Level 2 classes include dance practice for free.

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WEDNESDAYS - Evening

Level 2: Beginner/Intermediate
7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Denver Turnverein

1570 N. Clarkson St, Denver

Main Upstairs Ballroom

Take your skills you have learned and expand your knowledge with more style and pattern variations. You are no longer a basic beginner but not quite a full fledged intermediate level dancer, this is the level for you. Couples & Singles welcome, prices per person.  You are welcome to drop into this class,but understand that if you only attend the last class of the month, the instructor will not have time to catch you up.

Class Schedule:

JANUARY Waltz

WEATHER CLOSURE WED, JAN 18

FEBRUARY Cha Cha

MARCH Foxtrot

APRIL Hustle

MAY Rumba

JUNE Tango

Admission:

Preregister Online Pricing:

  • $40/ 4  Classes (1 month)

  • $10/ 1 Class

Pay at the Door Pricing:

  • $15/ Pay at the door drop in

* all Level 1 & Level 2 classes include dance practice for free.

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MONDAYS - Evening

Level 3: Intermediate
6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Denver Turnverein

1570 N. Clarkson St, Denver

Downstairs Ballroom

Intermediate level ballroom class (Upper level Bronze & Lower level Silver). Occasionally this class will cover a more challenging style of dance at a beginner level such as Viennese Waltz or Quickstep. Take your dancing to a new level with lead/follow tips, style and techniques, and more complex variations. This class is a drop in class, though we may carry over some concepts from week to week in a month, you will not have needed to attend previous weeks to be comfortable in class. 

Class Schedule:​​

JANUARY Foxtrot 

WEATHER CLOSURE MON, JAN 2nd

FEBRUARY Cha Cha

MARCH Quickstep (Level 1 & Level 2)

APRIL Rumba

MAY Waltz

JUNE Hustle

Admission:

$8/ Pay at the door or register online.

Strides Dance Parties & Dance Practices ...
Strides Ballroom Dance Parties & Dance Practice!

NEW 

Dance Practice Wednesdays 8:00pm-9:30pm
Immediately following the Level 1 & Level 2 ballroom group classes, the Ballroom Dance Practice will be a great opportunity for anyone wanting to practice their ballroom dancing skills on a large dance floor during the week. A hour and a half, the perfect amount for a  mid week dance practice. We welcome all ballroom dancers of all levels to this weekly ballroom dance practice. Come as a couple or single, switch partners, stay with your partner, or even practice your dancing solo if you wish.

Music tempos will be ideal for both social and competitive ballroom dancing, and will be 90% Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo, and Samba, with the occasional Paso Doble, Jive, Westcoast, or Nightclub2 thrown in.  

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Admission:

  • Just the Dance Practice: $8/ per person drop in

  • Take the Level 1 or Level 2 Group Class that night and stay for the Dance Practice for FREE!

Where: Denver Turnverein 1570 Clarkson St.

Organized by Strides Ballroom

Location requires Membership

$12/membership a year

Click Here to get a Turnverein Membership.

1st time at Turnverein? Inquire about a one time guest pass and try it out!

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Choose your gift certificate, pay online, we will email you your electronic/PDF gift certificate within 48 hours.

  • Choose 4 or 8 Group Class Packs

  • Choose to attend as Couple or Single

  • Choose your Level: Level 1 (Intro/Beginner) or Level 2.

  • Group class packs include fun dance practice party 8pm.

  • Group classes held on Wednesday Evenings 7pm.

  • Location Denver Turnverein (Main Ballroom) 1570 N. Clarkson St, Denver.

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