Latin                                Tango                                 Swing

Things you might want to know about our social dance classes:

  • You are NOT required to bring a partner.  Classes use a rotation method and you will get a chance to dance with everyone
  • You are recommended to take the Level I until you are proficient.  This may mean you take this level class several times.  Consult with the instructor about your progress.
  • We have a shoe library. We have shoes for men and women although we do not guarantee we have every size
  • All session classes require preregistration and there is no admittance to class after the second week without permission from the instructor
  • Refunds will not be given for missed classes, so your attendance at all classes is appreciated

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East Coast Swing I with Zooey Zephyr

In the East Coast Swing I class, you will learn the basics of this energetic, vintage American dance—the steps, how to connect with a variety of partners, and how to perform the moves and turns that make this dance so fun. The classes build from week to week, with an emphasis on how to listen to and communicate with your partner, as well as a focus on how to mix and match the various moves together in order to make your dancing feel fluid.

While swing can be danced to a wide range of music, in this course we will primarily focus on dancing to vintage swing—from the big-band swing of the 30’s and 40’s, up through the 60’s artists like Frank Sinatra, and even touching upon the music from the swing revival of the late 20th and early 21st century. The music selection is tailored to help create a connection between us as dancers today and the people who originated the dance form in the early 20th century.

This class is 60 minutes long and is offered

for 5-week sessions. All sessions are beginner level.

Mondays from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

$55/5-Week Session

NEW CLASS: East Coast Swing II with Zooey Zephyr

East Coast Swing II will continue to build on the basics from the East Coast I class with the intent of helping you feel more comfortable & confident on the dance floor. In addition to learning a variety of new moves, close attention will be paid to proper form and posture in order to better communicate with your dance partners. Further, this class will also begin to introduce new footwork variations & patterns in order to strengthen dance fundamentals and begin to tie east coast swing to the rest of the vintage swing dance suite (lindy hop, charleston, balboa, shag, etc.).

While swing can be danced to a wide range of music, in this course we will primarily focus on dancing to vintage swing—from the big-band swing of the 30’s and 40’s, while periodically exploring how swing music changed through the 50’s & 60’s, and even touching upon the music from the swing revival of the late 20th and early 21st century. The music selection is tailored to help create a connection between us as dancers today and the people who originated the dance form in the early 20th century.

This class is 60 minutes long and is offered

for 5-week sessions. This is a continuation of the East Coast Swing I class.

Thursdays from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

$55/5-Week Session


Bachata with Jennifer Corbin

Using simple side-to-side and forward-to-back stepping and sensual hip movements, the Bachata is a great dance for beginners and has almost replaced salsa and merengue in night clubs and on dance floors around the world. It’s all about sensuality and doesn’t use complicated turn patterns.
The Bachata is a dance from the Caribbean and Dominican Republic and began as a very basic dance. Essentially, this authentic style features a full 8-count, dancing within a square, hence the side-to-side and forward-to-back footwork. Sensual hip movements and a closer embrace are par for this dance.
Are you ready for the heat?

This class is 60 minutes long and is offered

for 5-week sessions. All sessions are beginner level.

Tuesdays from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

$55/5-Week Session


Salsa with Jennifer Corbin

This course focuses on giving you the confidence to build your first steps as a salsa dancer. The classes are structured and progressive.  At the beginning of each class, you will learn how to listen to the music, so you can step to the salsa timing. This will help you to dance in connection with your partner and to enjoy more of the music, while learning a new flare or footwork combination at every class.

Basic steps, side steps, left & right turns and cross body lead and open break are at the core of this session. You will also learn footwork “shines” like the suzy q’s, cross overs, etc.

A 15-week Salsa Class is available at the Downtown Dance Collective through the University of Montana

The 15-week class follows the University of Montana schedule. $99/15 weeks. Taught in conjunction with the University of Montana and meets regularly on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm at the DDC.

Email info@ddcmontana.com for more information.