Gina & Luca Ball Room Dancing

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Another successful event over 300 people at Harts Hill Inn!


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The Dancing with the Stars Cruise was great! here is a picture of Gina with Carson, who was gracious and a big part of the joys the Cruise provided. Also, his dancing has improved.
Also, please support the Kallet Civic Center if the dance continues. Please attend and enjoy dancing at this history site!


MVCC’s Center for Corporate and Community Education announces open registration for the spring schedule of dance classes. With a variety of styles from Ballroom dancing to the Latin Salsa and Mamba, these classes offer a lively, fun way to reap health benefits in your life.

*Please note Fall 2015 course dates for our lessons at MVCC are now 8 weeks, not 6, therefore the cost difference.

Ballroom Dance for Beginners
Don’t sit through another dance at your next party or wedding! Learn classic ballroom styles – Fox Trot, Swing, Club Slow Dancing, Rhumba, Waltz and Polka.
Mondays Jan. 16—Feb. 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Utica 202 gym building on second floor
Mondays Apr. 24-Jun. 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Utica 202 gym building on second floor

Ballroom Dance for Intermediate
For students who have basics and are ready for some new steps and techniques, this class will help advance skills while developing confidence and elegance on the dance floor. You will refresh beginner skills and learn introductory steps and patterns for Latin dances like the Cha-Cha, Mambo/Salsa, Samba, Merengue and Tango. Singles are welcome, but partners are not guaranteed.
Tuesdays, Jan. 17 – Feb. 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, Utica 202 gym building on second floor
Tuesdays, Apr. 25 – Jun. 13, 6:30-8:30 pm, Utica 202 gym building on second floor

Ballroom Dance for Advanced
Want to get ready for “Dancing with the Stars?” Advanced classes build on steps learned in the Intermediate class. Advanced steps and patterns in the smooth dances are covered, with an emphasis on style and technique. Singles are welcome, but partners are not guaranteed.
Thursdays, Jan. 19 – Feb. 9, 6:30-8:30 pm, Utica 202 gym building on second floor
Thursdays, Apr. 27 – Jun. 15, 6:30-8:30 pm, Utica 202 gym building on second floor

Enrollment for these classes is limited and will be taken on a first come basis. For information or to register, call 792-5300 or visit mvcc.edu/cced. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday. All MVCC non-credit instruction is completely self-supporting, including indirect costs, and requires no public funding.For information or to register, call 792-5300 or visit mvcc.edu/cced.  


In addition to our classes at MVCC, we also teach at the following sites on the followings nights and dates:

January 21, The Maenerchor , there will be a Merengue Lesson from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm free of charge, with admission to the dance. There will be open dancing from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm.

January 21, The Kallet Civic Center on Main St, Oneida. Call Gina and Luca for further details, in interested. 315-735-1665 or 315-272-7238

February 11, Will be the 11th year of our Dance The Night Away event for the benefit of the Good News Foundation. It is at the Harts Hill Inn and call The Good News for details. 315-735-6210

Our Patricians Ballroom Dance Club and 100 Dance Club continue to take new members as well as paid guests at monthly dances. Call Gina and Luca for further details, in interested. 315-735-1665 or 315-272-7238

Rome YMCA – Beginners Ballroom Dancing
Wednesdays Apr. 26-Jun 14, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Twin Ponds for dancing on Fridays and some Saturdays. Go to their website for an entertainment schedule. Enjoy dinner and dancing, or just the cocktail hour and bar.

American Legion in New Hartford still has dancing every Friday night and so many of our students are “regulars.”

Contacts for Additional/Current Information

Organization Telephone Web Site
100 Club (315) 735-1665
IHCMV (315) 733-4689 www.facebook.com/ItalianHeritageClub
Kallet Civic Center (315) 363-8525 www.kalletciviccenter.org
Patrician Dance Cub (315) 735-1665
OABDC (315) 735-1665
Twin Ponds Country Club (315) 736-9303

 


Bridal dance lessons continue privately in our studio. A new addition is our shower and rehearsal party line dance lessons where the whole bridal party learns to go beyond the Electric Slide. Join us to learn some original line dances that provide a great dance experience for all ages, from kids to the parents, and of course the whole wedding party. We recently taught swing at a 16th birthday party for a great young man, and his friends & family. Call 272-7238 for details.


Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lord [Angela] were a pleasure to prepare for their wedding waltz in private lessons in our studio. The couple began dancing in our MVCC classes and are progressing rapidly in the short time they have been enrolled first in Beginners Ballroom and then in Tues night Intermediate ballroom classes.

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As is usual with most dancers they repeated Beginners more than once as to gain confidence and ease in the basic steps of the smooth dances. then they moved up to our Intermediate class and even took our Latin class as well.

Their progress has been wonderful for several reasons: they caught the “contagious enthusiasm for dance bug” by not only attending classes regularly semester after semester but also by attending as many of the dances we promoted on our dance lists as possible.

© 2013 Gina Luca Dance