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. For our weekly intermediate level group classes you should be familiar with the basics of a dance before attending. Beginner classes are perfect for those new to the dance style being taught.
Please note we offer group classes at 2 studio locations: Denver & Westminster. Location, dates, and class details can be found below.
Looking for your lessons to be more catered to your learning style and schedule? Check out private dance lessons with personal dance trainers.
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 stick to the floor, your shoes will work for our Beginner classes. No boots or stiletto heels please. We suggest students wear dance shoes for all Intermediate Level 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 minutes early.
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. Though we kindly request cash for any of our $5 Classes - Thank You.
Taylor and Jennifer demonstrating Eastcoast Swing pattern at the end of the Monday night group class.
Group Classes Offered
Friday Night Weekly
Couples' Dance Practice
A more intimate version of our Strides Ballroom Dance Parties, the Friday Night Weekly Couples' Dance Practice is a way for couples/dance partners to practice what they are learning on dance lessons, dust off those dance shoes, and get your dance on once more.
This hour and half dance will be limited to 15 couples each Friday night so make sure to make your reservation early.
Same great ballroom, latin, and swing music as our larger and popular Dance Parties, but snacks will not be provided at this time (bottle water provided, but encourage participants to bring their own).
Dance from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Admission Only $16/per couple
NOTE: CURRENT DANCE POLICIES
We appreciate your patience as we start our dances up again while trying to create a fun and safe environment for all. As we have an at risk person at home we appreciate your compliance to the current policies.
Masks must be worn in the building including dance floor.
High temperatures will not be admitted, and given full refund.
Bring your own water bottle to dance.
No switching partners.
Weather cancellations will be posted on the Strides Home Page under weather closures.
Special Event Group Classes & Dance Parties
COMING IN 2021
Ballroom Dance Day
1 Day Workshop Camp
Beginners and Intermediate Dancers!
Mark Your Calendars:
Saturday October 2nd, 2021
Location: Joyful Ballroom Event Center
4 Classes, Beginning & Intermediate Level Classes, Pro Instructors, & a whole lot of fun- All at a Great Price!
Details for this Event Coming Soon.
2021 Strides Dance Parties
Join us for our dance parties throughout the year. We offer a mix of ballroom music (including latin and swing) from classical to contemporary. We also have a group class to kick off the evening, and complimentary light snacks.
Each of our Strides Dance Parties are an event not to be missed. So come on down and join us, bring your dancing friends and family.
Location: Joyful Ballroom 3695 West 72nd Ave, Westminster (near 72nd and Federal)
One of Colorado's Largest Dance Floors!
7-8pm Group Class
8-10pm Dance Party
Friday, July 16th,2021
Summer Dance Party
Friday, Sept 17th, 2021
Murder Mystery Dance Party
Saturday, Oct 16th, 2021 8-10pm
Hollywood Be a Star Dance Party
*following our annual "Find the Star Within Showcase" .Showcase 5:30-7:30pm. No Group Class.
'Tis the Season Ball
Our annual Tis the Season Ball to benefit the Alzheimer's Assoc of Colorado. Semi-formal or formal attire. Admission for this Event $20.