Summer Classes!

Starting Sunday, July 10th, we’ll be trying something new for the summer.  We will have two-week mini-classes in dances we don’t normally teach.  We will start with Mambo on July 10th and 17th, then Samba on July 31st and August 7th.  Last, but certainly not least, we’ll have Bolero on August 21st and 28th.  No experience necessary.  Classes will automatically adjust to the overall skill level of class attendees.  

Calendar is available off our page: https://deballroomteam.wordpress.com/delaware-ballroom-dance-team/

Scroll to the bottom for calendar details.

Everyone is welcome! No previous dance experience is required, nor is a fixed dance partner.  However, we will not be rotating dance partners unless necessary and would ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided between partners.

Classes are held at the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Parish: 276 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19711 (across the street from Student Health Services). Parking is available.


The registration fee for each two-week session is $15 for non-students, $5 for students.

As the Church has air conditioning, but set to “low,” we encourage people to bring a box fan.  BYOF, if you will.

If we have extreme weather, such as triple-digit temperatures or severe thunderstorms or tornado warnings, we’ll cancel class and reschedule for the following week.Please send us an email (deballroomteam@gmail.com) if you plan on joining or if you have any questions. Our calendar can be found at our website

https://deballroomteam.wordpress.com/delaware-ballroom-dance-team/. You can also find us on Facebook as “Delaware Ballroom Dance Team.”  (new page: 

https://www.facebook.com/deballroomdance/ )

Note that we have migrated to a new e-mail address: deballroomteam@gmail.com .  

No class on Mother’s Day and Cecil College registration issues

First off, there will be no class this Sunday, May 8, due to Mother’s Day.  Classes will resume on Sunday, May 15.  In the interim, feel free to encourage friends and family to sign up.  Since we’ve had two weeks off, we’ll have a thorough review of what we did in the first class, so people can easily join this session without missing anything.

For those who tried to register for the Cecil College session and received a “class full” message…  There were caps on class sizes due to COVID social distancing restrictions.  Those caps should be removed by now, so please try again to sign up for the next session.

Argentine Tango dancers!  Take the Lead Dance Studio in Hockessin will be having Friday Night Milongas.  On Friday, May 20, from 9:30 to 1:00 AM, Abby and Andre will be hosting a Milonga for those Argentine Tango dancers looking for a venue to dance.  There will be a Milonga on the third Friday of the month, so go ahead and put June 17th on the calendar.  I have no info on cost at this time.  Feel free to contact the studio directly for more info at 302-234-0909.

Workshops!

Apologies for the late notice.

We are having two workshop classes.  The first is TONIGHT, April 3, from 7-8PM in Samba.

The second is next week, Sunday, April 10, from 7-8PM in Bolero.

The cost for each workshop is $5 per person.

We’ll be off on Sunday, the 17th, for Easter, and a new session of classes will start in Newark on April 24th, Tango and Swing, and will run for 6 weeks.

Hope to see you there!

Class Schedules and Saturday Social!

We had a bit of a scheduling malfunction at the church this week.  Delaware HHS was filming short public service announcements.  They were told no one else would be there, but…

Anyway, I told them that, if they could, tell people to take ballroom dance lessons to stay out of trouble.

I will eventually adjust the calendar, but we have TWO more weeks of the intermediate class in Newark, THREE more weeks of the beginner class in Newark, and today is the last class of the current session at Cecil College.

So, those of you taking classes at Cecil College, you might want to sign up sooner than later.  Especially if you want to take the Ballroom II class, which didn’t run this session because only one person had signed up by the day of the class.  The next session at Cecil College will start Monday the 28th and will cover Waltz and Cha Cha.

The next social at Take the Lead is this Saturday, March 197:30-10PM.  There is a cash bar which also includes water and sodas.  Cost is $15 per person.  Come on out and use what you’ve been taught in class, have fun, socialize with your classmates, and meet new people!

St. Patrick’s Day Saturday Social

Our next social will be Saturday, 3/19. We’re encouraging everyone to wear something green as we keep the St. Patrick’s Day celebration going on. Every lady will receive a small token from the studio. There will be a special 24 Karat Gold rose given away as well.

Spend your Saturday evening with us as we play a wide variety of music from Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango to Cha Cha, Swing, and Rumba. The night starts at 7:30 with dancing until 10pm.  

We’re looking forward to seeing so many smiling faces on the dance floor as the mask mandate has been lifted in Delaware. April socials will be the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month . .  4/2, 4/16 & 4/30

Socials give you a chance to practice everything you’ve been working on in your group and private lessons. It’s a great way to create new and cement old friendships.

Cash bar available.

$15 for the evening

Hope to see you there!

Take the Lead address: 320 Lantana Drive, Hockessin, DE, 19707

Adjustments to Class Schedule

As all the people for the beginner class couldn’t make the first class, Beginner Waltz and Cha Cha will start on Sunday, February 20, at 6PM and run for 6 weeks.

The Intermediate class voted to not have class on Superbowl Sunday.  There will be no classes this week, Sunday the 13th!

To recap for the beginner class…

Starting Sunday, February 20th, we’ll be teaching Beginner Cha Cha and Waltz at 6PM.  No experience necessary.  Classes will automatically adjust to the overall skill level of class attendees.  

The session will start on Sunday February 20th and run for six weeks until Sunday, March 27th.   Finish date is tentative due to weather.

  • Sunday 6:00-7:00 PM: Beginner Waltz and Cha Cha with David and Brittany

Everyone is welcome! No previous dance experience is required, nor is a fixed dance partner.  However, we will not be rotating dance partners unless necessary and would ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided between partners.

Classes are held at the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Parish: 276 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19711 (across the street from Student Health Services). Parking is available.


The registration fee for a whole six-week class is $45, or $25 for UD students(per person). 
Please send us an email (deballroomteam@gmail.com) if you plan on joining or if you have any questions. Our calendar can be found at our website

https://deballroomteam.wordpress.com/delaware-ballroom-dance-team/. You can also find us on Facebook as “Delaware Ballroom Dance Team.”  (new page: https://www.facebook.com/deballroomdance/ )

Classes in 2022!

As we resume operations during COVID, we ask that you please keep our instructors and assistants safe, not to mention your classmates.  If you are not well, contact us and stay home.  

Per State of Delaware and State of Maryland requirements, we are asking all students to wear a mask while indoors.  We will also provide hand sanitizer.

For classes via Cecil college’s Adult Education program, please visit https://www.cecil.edu/programs-courses/career-community-education/lifelong-learning

Current information is that the next 6-week course will begin on Monday, February 7 and will feature FoxTrot and Rumba.  Please note: Lisa is away the first two weeks and David is still navigating a construction nightmare.  Sit tight for 10 minutes due to construction traffic.

For the Newark classes…
Starting Sunday, February 6th, we’ll be teaching Beginner Cha Cha and Waltz at 6PM, and Intermediate Cha Cha and Waltz at 7PM.  No experience necessary.  Classes will automatically adjust to the overall skill level of class attendees.  

The session will start on Sunday February 6th and run for six weeks until Sunday, March 13th.   Finish date is tentative due to weather.  We will also vote on whether to have class on Superbowl Sunday.

  • Sunday 6:00-7:00 PM: Beginner Waltz and Cha Cha with David and Brittany
  • Sunday 7:00-8:00 PM: Intermediate Waltz and Cha Cha with David and Brittany

Everyone is welcome! No previous dance experience is required, nor is a fixed dance partner.  However, we will not be rotating dance partners unless necessary and would ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided between partners.

Classes are held at the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Parish: 276 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19711 (across the street from Student Health Services). Parking is available.

The registration fee for a whole six-week class is $45, or $25 for UD students (per person). 

Please send us an email (deballroomteam@gmail.com) if you plan on joining or if you have any questions. Our calendar can be found at our websitehttps://deballroomteam.wordpress.com/delaware-ballroom-dance-team/. You can also find us on Facebook as “Delaware Ballroom Dance Team.”  (new page: https://www.facebook.com/deballroomdance/ )
Note that we have migrated to a new e-mail address: deballroomteam@gmail.com .  

New Session Starting Sunday, November 7

As we resume operations after COVID, we ask that you please keep our instructors and assistants safe, not to mention your classmates.  If you are not well, contact us and stay home.  
Per CDC recommendations, we are asking all students to wear a mask.  We will also provide hand sanitizer.
Starting Sunday, October 10th, we’ll be teaching Beginner Fox Trot and Rumba at 6PM, and Intermediate Fox Trot and Rumba at 7PM.  No experience necessary.  Classes will automatically adjust to the overall skill level of class attendees.  

The session will start on Sunday November 7th and run for six weeks until Sunday, December 12th. 

  • Sunday 6:00-7:00 PM: Beginner Fox Trot and Rumba with David and Lisa
  • Sunday 7:00-8:00 PM: Intermediate Fox Trot and Rumba with David and Lisa

Everyone is welcome! No previous dance experience is required, nor is a fixed dance partner.  However, we will not be rotating dance partners unless necessary and would ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided between partners.

Classes are held at the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Parish: 276 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19711 (across the street from Student Health Services). Parking is available.

The registration fee for a whole six-week class is $45, or $25 for UD students(per person). 

Please send us an email (deballroomteam@gmail.com) if you plan on joining or if you have any questions. Our calendar can be found at our websitehttps://deballroomteam.wordpress.com/delaware-ballroom-dance-team/. You can also find us on Facebook as “Delaware Ballroom Dance Team.”  (new page: https://www.facebook.com/deballroomdance/ )
Note that we have migrated to a new e-mail address: deballroomteam@gmail.com .  

General Announcements

Several announcements, which will eventually go out on e-mail to the appropriate lists and be marked on the team calendar, but which we wanted to put on the page, and the post will automatically cross-post to Facebook…

We will make another attempt at a 6-week class session, starting on November 7 and ending December 12, and maybe a workshop class the following week before breaking for Christmas and New Years. The classes will be Beginner and Intermediate Fox Trot and Rumba.

There will be a Halloween dance at Take the Lead dance studio in Hockessin, hosted by Luann, on Saturday, October 30, from 7:30 PM to 10PM. Cost is $15 per person.

Regarding joining the team… We would very much like to grow the team. If you want to learn to dance and compete and perform, please consider joining! If you like to show off, please consider joining us. You do not have to be a UD student. We do not have try-outs. You can join at any time, just send us an e-mail at deballroomteam@gmail.com or show up at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on South College Avenue (across from Student Health) on Sunday or Tuesday night at 6PM. (If you’re going to be later than 6:30, definitely e-mail the address above to let us know to expect you.)

Happy Dancing!

New Classes Starting Sunday, October 10!

As we resume operations after COVID, we ask that you please keep our instructors and assistants safe, not to mention your classmates.  If you are not well, contact us and stay home.  
Per CDC recommendations, we are asking all students to wear a mask.  We will also provide hand sanitizer.

Starting Sunday, October 10th, we’ll be teaching Beginner Waltz and Cha Cha at 6PM, and Intermediate Waltz and Cha Cha at 7PM.  No experience necessary.  Classes will automatically adjust to the overall skill level of class attendees.  

The session will start on Sunday October 10th and run for six weeks until Sunday, November 21st, with no class on Halloween, October 31. 

  • Sunday 6:00-7:00 PM: Beginner Waltz and Cha Cha with David and Brittany
  • Sunday 7:00-8:00 PM: Intermediate Waltz and Cha Cha with David and Brittany

Everyone is welcome! No previous dance experience is required, nor is a fixed dance partner.  However, we will not be rotating dance partners unless necessary and would ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided between partners.

Classes are held at the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Parish: 276 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19711 (across the street from Student Health Services). Parking is available.

The registration fee for a whole six-week class is $45, or $25 for UD students (per person). 

Please send us an email (deballroomteam@gmail.com) if you plan on joining or if you have any questions. Our calendar can be found at our websitehttps://wordpress.com/pages/deballroomteam.wordpress.com. You can also find us on Facebook as “Delaware Ballroom Dance Team.”  (new page: https://www.facebook.com/deballroomdance/ )


Note that we have migrated to a new e-mail address: deballroomteam@gmail.com .  

New Classes, Workshops!

As we resume operations after COVID, we ask that you please keep our instructors and assistants safe, not to mention your classmates.  If you are not well, contact us and stay home.  If you are not sure, please wear a mask.
We are finally resuming classes!  But as many people haven’t danced in over a year, or have danced minimally, we’re going to start back slow.  We’re having three workshop-style introductory classes on Sundays, 6:00 PM…


August 15: Rumba

August 22: Swing

August 29: Samba

These workshops are $10 per class, $5 for students.

Starting Sunday, September 12th, we’ll be teaching Beginner Fox Trot and Rumba at 6PM.  No experience necessary.  Classes will automatically adjust to the overall skill level of class attendees.  

The session will start on Sunday September 12th and run for six weeks until Sunday, October 17th. 

  • Sunday 6:00-7:00 PM: Beginner Fox Trot and Rumba with David and Brittany

Everyone is welcome! No previous dance experience is required, nor is a fixed dance partner.  However, we will not be rotating dance partners unless necessary and would ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided between partners.

Classes are held at the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Parish: 276 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19711 (across the street from Student Health Services). Parking is available.

The registration fee for a whole six-week class is $45, or $25 for UD students(per person). 

Please send us an email (deballroomteam@gmail.com) if you plan on joining or if you have any questions. Our calendar can be found at our websitehttps://wordpress.com/pages/deballroomteam.wordpress.com. You can also find us on Facebook as “Delaware Ballroom Dance Team.”  (new page: https://www.facebook.com/deballroomdance/ )
Note that we have migrated to a new e-mail address: deballroomteam@gmail.com .  

Have a great week!