Social and Ballroom Dancing

Credit Option
Non credit
Program Type
Garden City

This course 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.

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. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and leather bottom shoes or dance shoes. Sneakers or rubber bottom shoes are not recommended.

Candidate Dances: Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango, Bachata, Swing, Salsa/Mambo, and Meringue

Fall 2022 Class Details

The class will be kept to a maximum of 34 registrants.

Meeting Times

Classes meet on Fridays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:

  • September 16, 2022
  • September 23, 2022
  • September 30, 2022
  • October 7, 2022
  • October 14, 2022
  • October 21, 2022
  • October 28, 2022
  • November 4, 2022
  • November 11, 2022
  • November 18, 2022
  • December 2, 2022

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 cancelled.  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 2022

Date Time Slot 1 (45 minutes) Time Slot 2 (45 minutes)
September 16 Foxtrot Rumba
September 23 Foxtrot Rumba
September 30 Foxtrot Rumba
October 7 Waltz Cha Cha
October 14 Waltz Cha Cha
October 21 Waltz Cha Cha
October 28 Tango Bachata
November 4 Tango Bachata
November 11 Tango Bachata
November 18 Swing Salsa
November 25 No Class No Class
December 2 Swing 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.


Phone Number
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Woodruff Hall Gym
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