Shall We Dance Society

This is the official page for PHC's Shall We Dance Society. Like this page to get updates about dance lessons, dances, and more!

This is the official page for PHC's Shall We Dance Society. We have so many fun plans for this year, like this page to get updates about dance lessons, dances, and more! Please contact any of the Board Members if you have questions, ideas, or are planning a dance! Board Members: Rachael Stahr, Thaddeus Tague, Steven Kreuger, Rachel Hebert

[11/23/19]   Lesson at 6pm in the MPR tonight.
We will be going over some basics of waltz and maybe a simple swing sequence.

[11/09/19]   Swing as usual in the gym at 6! Grace and Elias will be teaching tonight. We will also be going over some country/square dances for the Hoedown.

[10/26/19]   Reminder: Tonight, guest instructor Gabe Gamboa will be teaching. Gabe is the Studio Director at Arthur-Murray studios in Ashburn. We will start with free dancing in the gym at 6pm. Please try to be on time, as he will be gauging the skill of the group.

[10/19/19]   Swing as usual at 6pm in the gym. We will continue teaching fancy Lindy and normal spins, then around 7:15ish move into country group dances for the Hoedown.

Keep an eye out: in future weeks, we will likely have a dance studio owner coming in to teach PLUS it's about time for a social dancing field trip.

[10/12/19]   No lesson tonight, but there will still be free dancing in the MPR at 6:30. There's no school to keep you away this week! :)

[10/05/19]   Swing in the gym at 6 as usual. We will be going over the Lindy basic (which complements 6-count), redirects in both timings, and the continuous pretzel into a dip (a personal favorite).

[09/25/19]   Reminder: Extra swing practice in the MPR tonight at 6pm.

No formal lesson, but we will refresh on the content YOU want to learn! Send us a message if you have any spins, dips, aerials, or other content you would like to learn or review.

[09/18/19]   In preparation for the Freshman Dance, we will be teaching dips and tricks this FRIDAY in the gym. The beginner lesson and review will begin at 6pm, and we will start the more "advanced" lesson around 6:30.

We will also have an extra practice session next Wednesday in the BHC Multipurpose Room at 6. Note space in the MPR is more limited and will make it more difficult to teach newcomers. This is intended as a brief refresher with practice, not to review all the content thus far.

Last, please note there will be no official practice this Saturday due to instructor availability. Some of the regulars may opt to visit Glenn Echo for social dancing instead.

[09/14/19]   Swing is in the gym tonight at 6 PM. We'll be doing an east coast swing lesson going over a few basic moves you can add to your step and then we'll get right to the free dancing!
No intermediate tonight.

[09/07/19]   Beginner lesson tonight at 6:00
Intermediate lesson and dancing at 6:30! We'll be in the basketball gym tonight.
See you all there!

Come to swing lessons, learn the basics, and then explore your own style and groove!

[08/31/19]   Swing is in the gym tonight at 6 PM, *NOT* 6:30. This will give us more time to learn the basics of 6-count swing and a few moves before free dancing.

Lindy Hop to come in following weeks for "intermediates" (really, anyone who wants to try something harder/fancier). However, learning 6-count first will help a lot.

[08/23/19]   Hi everyone!
Welcome to the new school year!

This Saturday, the 24th, we will be having a time of swing dancing in the basketball gym at 6:30pm to start off the semester.

Our regularly scheduled lessons will resume next Saturday, the 31st with a beginner lesson (East Coast) at 6:00pm and free dancing and an intermediate lesson (Lindy Hop) at 6:30pm.

If you have any questions, contact this page or one of our board members!

Our 2019-2020 board consists of:
Elias Gannage - President
Garrett Yoder - Vice President
Heather Faison - Secretary
Grace Roberts - Treasurer

Hope to see you all there!

[04/24/19]   There will be no swing practice this weekend due to the choral concert. Private lessons are available through the week until the day of Liberty Ball.

[04/06/19]   Swing lessons at 6:30 tonight as usual. We will be in the gym if it is available, otherwise in the MPR. Depending on the balance of regulars vs pre-Liberty Ball newcomers, Elias will either continue teaching Lindy Hop or give a refresher on some basic moves.

[03/23/19]   This week, Elias will continue teaching the basics of Lindy Hop. See you all at 6:30 in the MPR!

[03/15/19]   Tomorrow Elias will host a lesson at 6:30 in the Gym (MPR as backup, as usual). When the CME meeting ends between 7:30-8, we will gather on the BHC steps and leave for Glen Echo.

Message Garrett Yoder or Jane White if you need a ride.

[02/23/19]   In light of Sadie's last night and the chorale concert tonight, there will be no swing practice this week.

[02/16/19]   Last practice before Sadie's, and it looks like the Gym is open. 6:30 as always. Elias and Garrett will continue with form exercises and other dance styles you might want to know for Sadie's.

Edit: Once again, the Gym is reserved without the reservation being properly marked in EMS.

[02/09/19]   Swing will be at 6:30 tonight in the Gym. We will likely review some common form issues and go over the Continuous Pretzel and Floor Sweep.

[02/02/19]   The SWD instructors are heading to Glen Echo tonight. Message Elias Gannage, Garrett Yoder, or Gabi for details.

[02/01/19]   TONIGHT: Casual dance practice at 9PM in the MPR. Be there and bring a friend.

[01/31/19]   TONIGHT: Casual dance practice at 9:15pm. Be there and bring a friend.

How many of you would be interested in a Glen Echo field trip this Saturday at 8pm? Live band, $20, and rides provided.

And how many would be interested in an on-campus practice session on Friday night?

[01/26/19]   Swing dancing and Charleston review lesson will be tonight at 6:30. If the women's basketball game is still going on, we will meet in the Multipurpose room. Otherwise, we'll be in the gym. See you all there!

[01/19/19]   First lesson of the semester is TONIGHT in the BHC Gym at 6:30. Hope to see you all there!

Thanks to everyone who came to the lesson last night! We covered the following aerials: burrito-wrap, princess, A-frame, and the burrito transfers. Special thanks to Eli Karnes and Jane White for teaching.
If you need any additional instruction before the Ball, please contact any of the instructors.

No dance practice tonight. Go to Glen Echo or eat leftover turkey.

[11/02/18]   Hey all,
There will be no swing instruction this week due to Fall Break. See you next week for the Irish Step lesson!

[10/20/18]   Lesson and practice in the MPR tonight at 6:30! Tonight, we will be going over the basic Charleston step as we start shifting into new styles of dance.

[10/13/18]   If you need a ride to Glen Echo tonight, meet in front of the BHC at 6:45pm.

| Glen Echo Park

October break schedule:

- Friday dance practice in the multi-purpose room at 6:30pm
- Saturday field trip to Glen Echo for swing dance from 8pm-12am. Message Garrett Yoder or Gabi Johnson if you have a car or need a ride. More information in the link. The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music by The Joker's Wild in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion.

| Glen Echo Park

Since this weekend is break, who is interested in having a dance practice Friday or Saturday night?

If there's not enough interest, the instructors will be taking a field trip this Saturday night to Glen Echo for a larger venue swing dance. Anyone is welcome to come, and you can find out more about it in the link provided. The cost will be $18 for four hours of dancing, and there's a lesson in triple step included in the fee.

Have a great weekend! The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music by The Joker's Wild in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion. 

[10/05/18]   Ballet lessons are cancelled tonight due to homecoming activities. Have a great weekend!

[09/26/18]   Update: Beginner Ballet lessons have been moved to Thursdays at 7pm! We hope this time is more convenient for you! Come on out to learn ballet from Rose Perkins!

The Freshman Dance may not be free, but our lessons are!
Learn dips and tricks tonight with Gabi and Jane. Wear your most slippery socks and come to the gym at 6:30pm. No partner required.

See you tonight, darling!

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[09/07/18]   Swing practice this week will be held at 6:30pm Saturday in the BHC Gym, NOT the Multipurpose room. Lessons will be in the Gym for the rest of September to alleviate space issues in the MPR.
We will be continuing to teach the basics along with some new moves. Starting next week, lessons will begin to also focus on leading/following techniques to prepare you all for the Freshman Dance.

[05/05/18]   Dance practice is cancelled tonight due to finals. Finish strong! See you next semester!

[04/28/18]   Tonight's lesson will be somewhat shorter than usual, due to the fact that most of our instructors are big Marvel fans... but we'll have an extra lesson on Monday night so we can warm up for the Liberty Ball!
6:30-7:15 tonight, and 7-8 on Monday night.

[04/06/18]   This Saturday, we'll be turning the multipurpose room over to Dr Guliuzza/Elise for a mock trial round, so we'll meet in the gymnasium instead! 6:30pm - lesson is free!

[03/17/18]   Dance practice tonight at 6:30. IT'S FREE

[03/17/18]   Dance practice at 6:30 tonight!

[03/09/18]   I'm changing the time of tonight's practice to 9pm to avoid conflict with the faculty concert. See y'all there!

[03/08/18]   If anyone needs dance practice before Sadies, I'll be hanging out in the raquetball courts around 7pm Friday night. -Gabi

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