Thank you for your interest in country dance!!!
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New members can join at any time. The club offers instruction for couples and solo dancing. The couples dances taught at the club are Two Step, East Coast Swing, Triple Step, Hustle, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Night Club 2 Step, and Cha Cha. Beginner classes are from 4:00-6:30 p.m. each Sunday in two of the eight dances noted (on a rotating basis). A Line Dance/Partner Pattern Dance class is offered from 6:30-7:00 each Sunday, followed by an intermediate/advanced couples class in one of the eight dances noted above on a rotating basis.
Attending couples classes with a partner is encouraged but NOT required for participation.
The eight dances noted above are the most commonly danced couple dances in this area and comprise our core curriculum. Introduction to each dance will be taught in the Beginner section. Intermediate classes will provide additional instruction for all eight dance styles once the basics portion has been completed.
All dance instruction is provided by member volunteers. Some of the instructors are members of the NTA (National Teachers Association for Country/Western Dance), an international organization of teachers helping teachers.
Our hope is that you will continue attending classes after you finish basics. MWCCDC belongs to its members and is operated entirely by volunteers.
Along with instruction, club members also lead an active social dance life. The club hosts regularly scheduled Open Dances and Potluck Dinner/Open Dances nights, a summer picnic, the ever-popular and well-attended Christmas Dinner/Dance and occasional New Years Eve dances for the enjoyment of its members, and other activities as the membership desires and supports. Members also routinely participate in club nights out at various locations around the area, some of which you'll find HERE.
It is our sincere wish that you would become a regularly attending member and help us spread the joy of the fun and healthy activity of COUNTRY/WESTERN AND SOCIAL DANCING!
Basics: Country Western Couples Basics Class
All functions of the club (unless notified otherwise) are currently held at the Sunrise Optimist Club building, 2410 Parker St., Columbia MO. (MAP)