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Saturday Dances RETURN

Saturday Dances Return!  October 16!

Join us October 16  for ABD’s inaugural Ballroom variety dance to be held at: Austin Uptown Dance, 8868 Research Blvd. A 30-minute mini-lesson (American Waltz … Instructor: Mark Moy) will be held at 7:30 and is included with the price of admission. (Note error in side bar to the right Saturday dances are no longer canceled)

DJ Mark Moy will spin his special mix of ballroom and Latin favorites  from 8:00 to 10:30. Open to all ballroom enthusiasts. Only $7 for members and full time students; $10 for all others.

COVID Related Information:

Uptown’s guidelines include:
  • Masks are highly recommended
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently
  • Monitor your health and refrain from coming to the studio if you have a fever.
When you sign in at the desk, you will be offered the opportunity to select a colored sticker to make clear to other attendees that your preference is to dance only with your partner, only with members of your group, or with anyone you choose.

UPDATE ON SMALL GROUP CLASSES, October 2021

ABD Dancing Continues – Classes Offered in October ….

Austin Ballroom Dancers have been successfully sponsoring a limited series of small group classes during the COVID Pandemic.  During October we are offering two-four session classes on Friday and Sunday … for members   … to help you keep up your dance skills!

The Details: Note Sunday Class times have changed!
Dates: Friday and Sunday in October  (Dates Below)
Time: 7:00-9:00 Friday, 3:00-5:00 , Sunday (approximately two hours with breaks)
Location:  Balance Dance Studios, 4544 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78745
Instructor:  Mark Moy
Open to ABD Members Only
Friday  Foxtrot and Hustle ….. Four sessions. (October 8,15,22,28)
Classes are open to couples And Singles!. Partner rotation is optional, all singles will have an opportunity to dance with a partner. Maximum 16 participants.
Sunday ChaCha and Rumba …. Four sessions.  (October 3,10,17,24)  Classes are open to couples and singles.  Partner rotation is optional all singles will have an opportunity to dance with a partner.
Maximum 16 participants.
 
This program will adhere to the local health and safety guidelines, and to the Balance Studio protocols:  https://www.balancedancestudios.com/reopen/.
Note: Masks are now optional.
Price:
Friday Class: $130 per couple/ $65 per person for the four two hour sessions. Note price may be less depending on class registration.
Sunday Class: $130 per couple/ $65 per person for the four, two hour sessions. Note  price may be less depending on class registration.
Class price is based on class size.
We are pricing our sessions to be able to break even with our costs. We try to estimate the class cost based on past attendance, so the actual cost may change up to class time.
Members who wish to attend the Group Classes are asked to REGISTER IN ADVANCE on a first-come, first-served basis. By registering and reserving a place, you are committing to the class fee. Due to the break-even aspect of our pricing there is a strict no-refund policy. Non members can join ABD at the time of class registration (12 months $50, 6 months $30)
Send an email with your class choice(s)  to Fred Rhoads (treasurer@austinballroomdancers.org; or Frhoads@mac.com). Further instructions and confirmation will follow.
We are excited to be able to continue to offer these group classes during the COVID pandemic,  and hope you will join ABD at Balance Dance Studio!

As most of you know, the City of Austin  closed Hancock Recreation Center and our longstanding dance classes cannot be held there at present.  We were forced to cancel our long anticipated 2020 New Years Eve celebration as well. The good news is that the club has already contracted with Austin Uptown Dance, and the Nash Hernandez Septet for the Austin Ballroom Dancers 2021 NYE Celebration!

The  special group classes mentioned above are not a replacement for our normal dance classes, which we plan to get underway as soon as we are able to do so.

You may apply for membership at http://www.austinballroomdancers.org/membership/.

Ballroom Dancing in Austin

We are a non-profit club dedicated to bringing ballroom dancing to the Austin area at a reasonable price.

We specialize in ballroom, from the smooth waltz and foxtrot to the sassy cha cha, rumba and bolero. All of the ballroom dances are taught in our group classes and practiced at our social dances.

We hope you will check us out. We are a friendly social club with something for everyone. Partners are not required; we love to mix it up.

Group Classes

Group Classes at Hancock are canceled until further notice. See the home page for limited small group classes at Balance Studios.

Group classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the beautiful Hancock Recreation Center/Golf Course. Highly qualified instructors provide a friendly teaching environment for all levels of dancers.

We have beginning classes every session plus an intermediate night for the more experienced dancer. Take your dancing to a higher level and shine on the dance floor.

See our Classes page for additional information.

Saturday Dances

Saturday Dances … Restarting

Ballroom variety dances ( COVID Restrictions allowing) every first and third Saturday of the month at Austin Uptown Dance, 8868 Research Blvd. A 30-minute mini-lesson at 7:30 is included with the price of admission.

DJs spin all types of ballroom music from 8:00 to 10:30. Open to all ballroom enthusiasts. Only $7 for members and full time students; $10 for all others.