Group Lessons

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.

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WEDNESDAYS - Afternoon Adult

Solo Stars - a no partner Ballroom Group Class

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: $10 per class

* Must preregister below

Location: Joyful Ballroom

3695 W. 72nd Ave, Westminster

A group class learning fun combos as you improve your ballroom dancing, tech, style, balance, and confidence.

MAY

  • May 19th : Tango

  • May 26th: Bolero

JUNE

  • June 2nd: Waltz

  • June 9th: Rumba

  • June 16th: Foxtrot

  • June 23rd: Quickstep (beginner) - RESCHEDULED to June 30th.

This is a non partnered ballroom class. Perfect for those looking to improve their skills as a dancer and for those who love to ballroom dance but do not have a regular dance partner. Some ballroom dance experience is recommended for this class.

Current Covid Policies

  • Vaccinated - No masks required. Masks optional.

  • Non-Vaccinated- Masks required.   Bring your own mask to class.

  • We will not be checking vaccine cards. Please honor our request about masks at this tricky transitional time.

  • Registration will include liability waiver and release

WEDNESDAYS - Youth/Kids

Strides Youth/Teen Ballroom Program

Summer Workshop Coming Soon

Location: Joyful Ballroom

3695 W. 72nd Ave, Westminster

Youth ages 7-17 will learn basics, timing, and styling for a variety of fun and exciting classic and latin ballroom dances. 

Class will emphasize solo ballroom dancing as well partner ballroom dancing.

Information, details, and registration available end of May.

Current Covid Policies

 Bring your own water bottle and mask to class. Class is limited to 15 people, must preregister below to attend. Kids with temperatures will not be allowed to take class. 

Additional Youth Policies

  • Youth should be picked up no later than 15 minutes after class ends. Your child must remain in ballroom until you arrive for their safety. 

  • You must preregister and pay for classes prior to workshop. 

  • All parents/guardians must fill out a new student form to attend Stride Ballroom Youth Program.

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THURSDAYS - Evening Adult

Ballroom Workshops: Tech & Style Intermediate

7:000pm-8:00pm

Admission: $10 per class

* Must preregister below

Location: Joyful Ballroom

3695 W. 72nd Ave, Westminster

A group class learning a fun combo while learning technique, style, and concepts to improve your dancing skills.  Class returns to 4 week series in June!

MAY - No Partnering this month (all solo dancing).​​

  • May 20th: Foxtrot

  • May 27th: Viennese Waltz

JUNE - Return to partnering skills. Your choice: come as a couple, switch partners, or take class without dancing with a partner (solo). ​​​

  • June 3,10 & 24th: Rumba

Current Covid Policies

  • Vaccinated - No masks required. Masks optional.

  • Non-Vaccinated- Masks required.   Bring your own mask to class.

  • We will not be checking vaccine cards. Please honor our request about masks at this tricky transitional time. 

  • Registration will include liability waiver and release

  • Class size limited to 20 people.

  • Bring Partner, Switch Partners, or take class Solo (not dancing with partner). 

Strides Dance Parties ...
Strides Ballroom Dance Parties Returning in July!

Thank you to all of you that attended our Friday Couples Dance Practices. Our last Friday Couples Dance will be May 28th (and is now Sold Out).

 

We will be returning to our more familiar format with singles and couples for our July 16th Dance. We look forward to seeing more of you as we slowly return back to the dance floor.

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 often 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) 

NOTE: CURRENT DANCE POLICIES Updated 5/16/21

We appreciate your patience as we start our dances up again while trying to create a fun and safe environment for all. We appreciate your compliance to the current policies. We will update policies as info changes regarding recommendations by the CDC and state.

  • Masks are optional for those vaccinated. Masks are required for non-vaccinated at this time. We will not be checking vaccination cards, but encourage those not vaccinated to honor our request at this tricky transitional time.

  • Registration will include liability waiver and release.

  • Bring your own water bottle to dance. 

  • No switching partners (in May for Couples Dance only).

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Summer Dance Party

Friday, July 16th

7-8pm Group: Cha Cha

8-10pm Dance

Admission $12

Murder Mystery Dance Party

Friday, Sept 17th

7-8pm Group: Tango

8-10pm Dance

Admission $12

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Find the Star Within Showcase & Be a Star Dance Party

Saturday, Oct 16th

Showcase: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Dance: 8pm-10pm

Admission: 

Just Show: $10, Just Dance $10, Both $15

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Tis the Season Ball

Friday, Nov 5th

7:30pm-10pm

Admission: $20 proceeds to Alzheimer's Assoc. of Colorado

Attire: Semi-formal to formal

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5th Annual

Find the Star Within Showcase

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

"Everyone is a star and deserves the chance to shine"

                                                                       ~ Marilyn Monroe

Showcase: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Hollywood Be a Star Dance Party: 8pm-10pm

Admission:

Showcase Only: $10, Dance Only: $10, Both: $15

Contact us for details for participating and dancing in this year's showcase!

COMING IN 2021

5th Annual

Ballroom Dance Day

1 Day Workshop Camp

Beginners and Intermediate Dancers!

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendars:

Saturday October 2nd, 2021

Location: Joyful Ballroom Event Center

Both Beginner & Intermediate Level Classes, Pro Instructors, & a whole lot of fun- All at a really Great Price!

Details for this Event Coming Soon.

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