Ballroom Dancing

Credit Option
Non Credit
Program Type
Garden City

This class offers an opportunity to gain experience in social / ballroom dancing. It is an excellent choice for those looking to develop fundamental dance skills as well as building on previous experience.

Registration is currently closed.

The instructor will break down all dance figures and combine them to form amalgamated routines. Best practice syllabus-based techniques in timing, feet positions, alignment, footwork, and lead and follow will be demonstrated. This class is suitable for first time dancers as well as those with previous experience. It is designed to build confidence and enhance social enjoyment on the dance floor. Social dancing gives you a more positive outlook on life!

Enrollment with a partner is recommended; however, singles are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and leather bottom shoes or dance shoes. Sneakers or rubber bottom shoes are not recommended.

Class Information

The class will be kept to a maximum of 24 registrants.


Fridays from October 1, 2021 through December 17, 2021:

  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 19
  • December 3, 10, 17

Meeting Time

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Class Location

Woodruff Hall, Room 304


  • $75 per person for all 11 sessions for Adelphi community members and their dance partners
  • $125 per person for all 11 sessions for general admission

It should be noted that there will be no refund of this fee, unless the course is canceled. Also, the payment for non-credit courses cannot be applied to courses taken in the future for university credit.


Richard Fiore
Dual Licentiate, US Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Schedule for Fall 2021

Date Time Slot 1 (45 minutes) Time Slot 2 (45 minutes)
October 1 Foxtrot Rumba
October 8 Foxtrot Rumba
October 15 Foxtrot Rumba
October 22 Waltz Cha Cha
October 29 Waltz Cha Cha
November 5 Waltz Cha Cha
November 12 Tango Bachata
November 19 Tango Bachata
November 26 Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving Break
December 3 Swing Swing
December 10 Swing Salsa
December 17 Salsa Meringue

Additional Requirements

  • Clothes: Participants should wear comfortable clothes.
  • Dance Shoes: The studio is equipped with a special floor. Only non-marring dance shoes (not used for streetwear) can be worn on that surface. A suede sole is preferred and no heel above 2 inches. Socks are permissible as an alternative. Dance shoes can be purchased from Applause Dancewear in New Hyde Park or ordered from Showtime Dance Shoes, or from any other dance-shoe source. A ballet slipper or dance sneaker is acceptable, as long as it is not for streetwear.
  • No food or drink is to be brought into the room, other than bottled water.


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Woodruff Hall Gym
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