Next Triangle StarDusters Ballroom Dance:

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Century Center in Carrboro

$7 for members; $12 for guests, $7 for students

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Ballroom Dance Lesson for December AND January:

West Coast Swing
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West Coast Swing is a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together, putting West Coast Swing in a short list of dances that put a premium on improvisation.

Typically the follower walks into new patterns traveling forward on counts "1" and "2" of each basic pattern, rather than rocking back. Traditional figures include 6-count and 8-count patterns of one of the four basic varieties: (1) Starter Step, (2) Side Pass, (3) Push Break / Sugar Push, (4) Whip. The Anchor Step is a common ending pattern of many West Coast Swing figures.








Dance Instructor for December AND January:

Shari Huggett
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Shari recently opened the Southern Star Ballroom in Raleigh, where she teaches private and group lessons. Opening this new 8500 square foot dance and wedding venue enabled Shari to continue her passions of dancing and teaching in the Triangle area.  One of her favorite dances is the West Coast Swing.

More about Shari

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Our DJ for December:

Tim Cannell
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Sample Playlist for a typical dance:

Rumba:  5
Bolero:  3
Country Western 2 Step: 
East Coast Swing:  5
Foxtrot:  7
Hustle:  2
Jive:  2
Merengue:  1
Night Club 2 Step:  2
Polka:  1
Quickstep:  2
Salsa:  2
Samba:  3
Tango:  4
Waltz:  8
Viennese Waltz:  2
West Coast Swing:  3

 All Triangle StarDuster Ballroom Dances are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Location for the December 13, 2014 dance is:

The Century Center - 100 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC

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 Triangle StarDusters will provide you with an escort to your car parked near the Century Center after the dance, whenever requested.