Dance Demo & Practice Team .


Come join our new 
NC2S Demo & Practice Group
meeting on Tuesdays at China Harbor

We're all about learning, practicing, & honing our craft together with a group of fun, like-minded dancers (and possibly performing demo's at Folklife and/or other Seattle dance events)
Please let us know if you are interested in joining our Tuesday NC2S Group Practice & Demo Team. 

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently at capacity, but will be taking people off of the waiting list as soon as spots open up, so do let us know!.

Letter from Executive Director, Mark Cohen (3/20/17):

Friends,

If you love Night Club Two Step (NC2S) as much as I do, I would like to encourage you to join a NC2S Practice and Demo Group which Ari Levitt, Ramona Holmes and I have started.  The Group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:15pm at the China Harbor Restaurant on Lake Union.  In addition, there is open practice time for group members from 6-7pm and 9:15-9:45pm every Tuesday.

Why a NC2S Practice &/or Demo Group?

The primary reason is simply because we love the dance!  It is our hope that by forming a practice & demo group, we can encourage more NW social dancers to take up the dance while also creating more opportunities to dance NC2S in the Seattle area.  It will also create a core group of NC2S dancers who all know the same material.  This will provide both leaders and followers more opportunities to dance/practice the more challenging NC2S moves on the social dance floor.

As for the demoing part, while we plan to find/create multiple opportunities to perform choreographed routines at various NW Dance events in order to encourage additional NW social dances to take up the dance, members are free to choose to participate or not in the demos. Unlike a traditional Performance team whose primary goal is performing for others, our goal is simply to encourage others to learn and dance NC2S.

Membership Details

Membership in the Practice & Demo Group is open to dancers of all ages who have been dancing for at least a year who already know the basic NC2S dance patterns (e.g., Left & Right Couple Turns, Peek-a-boos, Inner-Turns and Tunnels).  Participation cost is $90.00 for four sessions. (You are not charged for sessions you miss.) If this is more than you can afford, please let us know and we will try to work something out. (e.g., helping out at the classes and/or dances in exchange for a reduced cost). 

Currently we have almost 40 members in the group including many of the best social dancers in the area. None-the-less, we expect to have several openings over the coming months, so please let me know if you are interested in joining.  As openings arise, in selecting new members, priority is given to couples, dance partners of current members, and dancers who have taken NC2S Intermediate Classes with Ari over the past year. 

Mark Cohen


  LOGISTICS 

This is open to all int/adv-level dancers who would like to rapidly advance their NC2S (and other dance) skills in the context of a fun, regular group of like-minded dancers to practice with, as well to perform demos at Folklife and other Seattle venues 


TIMES:  Tuesday's at China Harbor

6:00-7:00pm:  Open floor for warm-up, practice with Mark

7:00-9:15pm:  Int/Adv NC2S Group Workshop with Ari & Alyssa (for group members only)  

9:15-9:45pm:  Open practice time for group members

  

LOCATION:  

  • China Harbor2040 Westlake Ave N., Seattle, WA.  There is plenty of free parking available.  Come early to grab a bite (dancers get 25% off the cost of their meals) sign in, stretch, warm up, etc.  
 

COST:  

       $90 Monthly, includes: 

  • Open access to all Tuesday group dance events at China Harbor (the 6pm warm up, the 7pm workshop & fine-tuning, the 9:15 guided practice and choreo time) 


TO REGISTER & PAY ONLINE:  To register online, click on the "Registration" button in the menu on the top left side of this page to go to the Registration Page.  

Payment can be made from the Payment page using PayPal or a credit card, or paid at the door by cash or check just before the first class.  Payment by cash or check will help you to avoid the additional online PayPal surcharge. 

Group size is limited, so let us know if you are interested in joining!  

 CLICK HERE to go to the Registration Page


ORGANIZATION: 

  • Executive Director:  Mark Cohen (membership, logistics, outreach)
  • Artistic Director:  Ari Levitt
  • Assistant Director, Ramona Holmes
  • Instructors:  Ari Levitt & Alyssa Manning
  • Treasurer:  Halee Galeota