Starting in July, there will be an Intro to Line Dance class on Thursdays at 12:30pm MST and a Beginning/Intermediate Level line dance class on Tuesdays at 7:30pm MST. Details are below!
We'll also continue with Beginning Level line dance classes Monday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Click Here for a full schedule of classes.
Intro to Line Dancing: This will be a 30 minute class. Each week, we'll cover 2-3 common line dance steps in depth, as well as 1-2 basic line dances. This is a great class if you're new to line dancing! Click Here to register.
Beginning/Intermediate Level Line Dance: This is a great class for those with some line dance experience! Each week, you'll learn a mix of Beginning and Intermediate Level line dances. The Intermediate Level line dances are faster and may include tags, restarts, turns, etc. Click Here to register.
We've got Beginner level line dance classes Monday - Friday! Each class will include 1 or 2 new dances and then review of what was taught last week. Click here to see the schedule and to register! If you don't see a class time that works for you, click here to let us know what days and times you prefer!
Line dancing is a fun activity that has been enjoyed by all walks of life throughout the years! But where did it come from and how did it get started? These are questions I found myself asking, the more I got into it - as I really enjoy learning the history of things. And there are a number of theories about its origin. I found this brief history piece on line dancing interesting and wanted to share it with you! Have you heard other theories for the history of line dance? Let me know in the comments below!
Hey everyone! We'd like to know what class levels and days and times work best for each of you for live dance classes. Let us know in the survey below!
Here's what's coming up this week in the live classes! Be sure to register for classes on the Upcoming Events page!
Wednesday - Beginning Level Line Dance with Dave
Continental - Step Sheet Here Video Here
Cab Driver - Step Sheet Here Video Here
Cheater's Waltz - Step Sheet Here Video Here
Thursday - Beginning Level Line Dance with Cindy
Ah Si - Step Sheet Here Video Here
Hands Up and Party - Step Sheet Here
Power Jam - Step Sheet Here Video Here
Friday - Beginning Level Line Dance with Dave
Strokin - Step Sheet Here Video Here
Ski Bumpus - Step Sheet Here Video Here
Cowgirl Twist - Step Sheet Here Video Here
One thing I love about dance is that it's not only a great form of physical exercise but it actually benefits us in numerous ways! I came across this Healthline article that shares 8 specific ways that dancing can benefit our overall health. It reminded me once again how dance is so great for the mind, body and soul. For me, it's always been a way to take my mind off of everyday stress and just get lost in a fun dance for a few moments. What are the benefits you especially love about dance? How has dance helped you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Dave Serfling has been teaching Ballroom, Country, Swing, Latin and Line Dancing since 1988. He has taught thousands of people all over Seattle and the Puget Sound Area at many of the Parks Departments and Colleges from Enumclaw to Bellingham. He also performs as a Professional DJ and MC at Wedding receptions, Birthday and Company parties with the added niche of offering dance lessons to the guests as part of the event's entertainment.
Dave started dancing at Discos and Nightclubs in the 1970s. Overtime he always envisioned himself owning his own nightclub or dance club facility. After learning to Partner Dance and Line Dance he started the search for a location to make this dream come true.
Along comes a place called Hagen’s Barn, a square dance hall in Renton. The timing was right, the widow of the original owner was ready to sell. So, in 1998 Dave sold his house, packed up his wife and two kids, bought the Barn (now the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn) and built his house next door.
Dave DJs the music EVERY Friday night for the Friday Night Dances. He teaches a one-hour dance lesson before the dances start. During the week Dave teaches a plethora of dance classes, in every style, weaving humor into the lessons to help put the students at ease. These classes are popular for many reasons. They are great exercise (cardio and aerobic), help with balance, memory retention and socializing (great way to meet others with similar interests).
Dave remarried in 2008. His new wife Jimmi enhanced his vision of the Barn with her positive energy and love of dance.
In addition to dancing, Dave loves to use his carpentry skills and along with Jimmi’s hard work and green thumb they are continually updating the building and landscaping to make the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn a Northwest premier dance venue and event rental hall.
Cindy has been involved with various forms of dance throughout her life. As a youth, she participated in a number of dance classes, as well as ice skated competitively. In high school, she joined the Hip Hop Dance and Step Team and had the opportunity to perform and compete around the Pacific Northwest. After high school, she continued with hip hop and also started teaching around the greater Tacoma area for the next five years. She enjoyed working with students from 6 years old to teenagers.
In her mid-twenties, she relocated to the Los Angeles area and eventually discovered country dancing. She worked hard to learn as many line dances as she could find, and enjoyed learning country two-step as well.
After spending time teaching friends line dances out of her living room, she started renting space to teach weekly adult classes. Between weekly classes, Parks Department classes and private and corporate events, she found growing success in dance instruction and made life long friends.
During this time, she also enjoyed salsa dancing and Latin ballroom. In 2015, she stumbled upon West Coast Swing and began taking private lessons and going social dancing for the next year. In 2016, she relocated back to the Pacific Northwest and began to compete in West Coast Swing up and down the West Coast from California to Canada. In 2017, while backpacking around Europe for three months, she took lessons, social danced and competed in various countries.
Most recently, she has taught line dancing, country two-step and country swing to adults and seniors around the Pacific Northwest. She believes in the power of dance to positively affect both the mind and the body and she greatly enjoys helping people in their journey with dance.
Aside from dance, she enjoys hiking, board games, traveling, personal growth and cuddling with her cat, Meowser.
Cindy teaches a variety of dances and believes in the power of dance to positively affect both the mind and body. She finds great joy in providing a fun, safe environment where her students can also experience the freedom that dance has to offer.
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