It’s a 1940s dance party in Charlottetown, with live swing music!
Let’s wind the clock back 80 or 90 years… you’re at a Harlem rent party, or a Chicago speakeasy… whether you’re a jazz hound, modern day dandy, hepcat or swing kid, it’s time to get your jam on.
Don’t know how to swing-dance yet? There’s a beginner ‘taster’ class from 6:30-7pm included in the admission – which is $10 at the door, to make sure the hardworking musicians get paid!
The band will play from 7-9pm and then we will dim the lights and put on some blues.
Dress code: 1920s-40s swing style – see event posts for inspiration! A search on Google Images will yield a goldmine, too.
Music is provide by the jazz quartet Strait Jazz: Perry and Isaac Williams, Doug Millington and Alan White.
6:30 – 10:00 pm Friday, March 2nd, at DownStreet Dance Studio, 165 John Yeo Drive. For more information, see the Facebook event
We’ve had a lot of people ask which dance to learn and we say why not both?! Open up your musical options and spend more time on the dance floor! These two show how versatile you can be. Max Pitruzzella & Jessica Cox 1st Place, Invitational Jack & Jill
Winnie Liang will be teaching DownStreet’s first Chinese Traditional Dance Class this Sunday, February 4th, from 3:00-4:00pm. Come learn a piece of culture, either your own or perhaps your neighbor’s! Everyone is welcome! Multi hour passes may be used for these classes, or choose to drop in and see what it’s all about. Our price list is here
See you at the studio!
We’ve switched it up a bit for February! Not everyone can make it on the same day for a given class. Switching things around gives others a chance to try out that class they’ve been wanting to join, and gives everyone the opportunity to try something new on the days they have free. Remember that our multi-hour passes are valid for any classes we offer! AND students now get 10% off our drop-in rate and our 5, 10, and 20 hour passes! (A shameless hint, gift certificates from DownStreet make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts 😉)
Is Monday your dance day? Try the Salsa classes with Dawn Ward (Feb 1st & 5th) and Nadine Salami (Feb 12th-)! How about Tuesday? Join the growing community of West Coast Swing and Hustle dancers in Laura and Rod Weatherbie’s classes, and check out the Student Practice Parties beginning this month! Wednesdays will remain as they were, with Anna Keenan and Robert Van Waarden Hammond’s awesome Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Blues. On Thursdays beginning Feb 12th, trade January’s ab workout from Salsa class’ hip rolls for core strengthening Belly Dance and fabulously fun Burlesque classes. Social Dances are continuing weekly on Friday nights, with the mini-lesson changing weekly! To reassure those who have been asking, Saturday afternoons you can still get your ballroom fix and up your elegance factor, with Susan and Rejean Lessard’s Latin and Standard lessons. Sundays we welcome Winnie Liang who will be teaching Chinese Traditional Folk Dance classes from 3-4, following the Open Floor Time! Let’s Dance! – February is going to be AWESOME!!
We’re pleased to announce that DownStreet Dance Studio now offers a 10% discount on our Drop-In rate and our 5, 10, and 20 hour passes! A valid student ID must be presented at time of purchase, and passes are only shareable between students.
CBC’s Sara Fraser wrote a wonderful article highlighting DownStreet Dance Studio! Click on the image to read the full article
What a fabulous swing class tonight! A huge welcome to the new and returning dancers, and many thanks to Anna and Robert for the awesome teaching!
Keno Ignace from the Bahamas was in town and stopped by to teach a Hip Hop class on January 2nd. Here are the results!
DownStreet Dance Studio finally has it’s “forever home”!
The excitement starts this week with flooring being installed, mirrors hung, and all the little things that will make the new studio cozy. Come on Friday, December 8th to the first on-site Social Dance, and stretch your legs on the 2200 square foot dance floor!