Dances

Dance Descriptions and Local Places To Dance

 

 

Syracuse Swing Dance at the The Puttin’ on the Ritz Dance Studio
1st & 3rd Fridays of every month

Join us for our semi-monthly Friday dances in Syracuse!
No Partner needed.

Location: "Puttin' on the Ritz Dance Studio (next to Sears)" (Entry #6)

California music mix:
(Hustle, Nightclub 2 Step, Waltz, Salsa, Country 2 Step, and ballroom) until 10:30pm! After that, mostly west coast!

8:00pm lessons will be west coast swing (all levels) unless notified on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteveRyanDance
All levels (must know basics) 8:00 – 9:00PM. $7.00 (with dance $10.00)
Dance $5.00. 9:00 PM – 11:30PM. (I’ll go later, if enough dancers want to dance more!
Two Dance Floors
DJ music mix: Pop, Blues, R&B, Contemporary, Funk, Country, Big band, and Rock & Roll.

Stay in touch on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SteveRyanDance
For more information call 315-729-6763.

Dance Descriptions
Name Description
West Coast Swing West Coast Swing (WCS) is a popular, fun and compelling partner dance. It has 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. It's danced to a variety of medium tempo music that can be bluesy, playful and sultry.
Hustle The Hustle is the catch-all name for disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s. Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to contemporary pop music. It has some features in common with swing dance. Modern partner hustle is sometimes referred to as New York Hustle.
Theatrical Lifts You've seen them in Ballet and theatrical performances. These are dramatic movements that involve great balance and technique. See my video on the Gallery page for a sample.