Ithaca NY Classes


West Coast Swing Lessons

Ithaca, NY

Taught by Steve Ryan
At: "Lifelong Building"
119 W. Court Street, Ithaca NY 14850 (Activity Room)

No partner needed!

Winter Session 2
Mondays, February 26 - April 9, 2018 (7 weeks)
Class# Time Class Description
Class 1 6:30 - 7:20 pm WCS Beginner From Scratch (no previoius experience required) Half price if you've taken a previous beginner from scratch series with me!
Class 2 7:20 - 8:10 pm. WCS All Levels - Footwork body isolation, connection and musicality. This class will start with a body isolation warm up! (must know the basics). I'm teaching with Cindy Oversteet. Half price if you are taking Class 3!
Class 3 8:10 - 9:00 pm.

WCS Intermediate (Must know the basics and have good turning technique) Topics: Bending the track, angles, easy patterns that look hard, head loops and musicality. I'm teaching with Cindy Overstreet.

For more information call: 315.729.6763 | Facebook | Email: Private Lessons Available.

Come out Dancing!

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)

Music mix: 1 west coast, 1 east coast/lindy, and 1 other (Hustle, Nightclub 2 Step, Waltz, Salsa, Country 2 Step, and ballroom). Until 10pm! After 10pm I’ll dj based on the dancers. Usually west coast swing dancers like to stay later!

7:30pm lessons will be west coast swing (all levels) unless notified on Facebook:
All levels (must know basics) 7:30 – 8:30PM. $7.00 (with dance $10.00)
Dance $5.00. 8:30 PM – 11:00PM. (I’ll go later, if the dancers want to!
Two Dance Floors
DJ music mix: Pop, Blues, R&B, Contemporary, Funk, Country, Big band, and Rock & Roll.

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About Steve

Steven Ryan is a professional dancer who has been dancing for more than 25 years, and has won numerous dance competitions throughout that time in jazz, theatre arts, hustle &, west coast swing. He is an advanced level swing dancer on the international circuit. He has choreographed many swing dance routines that were performed by class members at local dances and at the Syracuse Symphony. He’s a firm believer in strong technique. He is also the founder of The Syracuse Swing Dance Society. He has been teaching swing for 17 years and stays current by attending and competing at National Events.

Recent accomplishment: Winning First Place in the Rising Star division at Swingin' New England. See the routine here.