8 weeks – January 12  through March 1

Bad weather make-up  dates:  March 8 & March 15

6:30 – 7:30    Rumba / Swing

7:30 – 8:30    Hustle / Foxtrot


Our goal is to provide a relaxed, comfortable, fun atmosphere for people to learn how to dance, refine their dance skills, and socialize with friends. We will spend four weeks on each dance, and will begin at a basic level, perfect for new students learning basics and for discovering and creating your personal style & flair.   For experienced dancers looking for exciting new patterns, we will provide intermediate or advanced moves to wow the crowd with!  Plenty of advanced styling tips – cover the floor with elegance and style!  Develop friendships and have a good time – join the fun!


Rumba/Swing           $98 for new couples or $60 for returning couples

Hustle/Foxtrot           $98 for new couples or $60 for returning couples

Both Classes                        $108 new couples or $70 returning couples

NOTE:       Prices are PER COUPLE and INCLUDE registration fee.


100 Years of Style


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John & Mimi’s Fall 2011 Dance Schedule 

Thursdays—8 Week Class:  September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 13,  20,  27

CHA-CHA:  6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  This dance has wide application because cha-cha music is popular in all music genres including country, funk, and hip-hop. Popular mainstream artists are putting out great cha-cha music. This is a party dance! Cha-Cha music should produce a happy, carefree, party-like dance expression.

WALTZ:  7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Everyone loves to waltz!  American style waltz is a smooth dance characterized by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and rise & fall. Graceful and elegant, waltz dancers glide around the floor almost effortlessly.   You will learn lavish open movements, underarm turns, and solo spins.


Cha Cha                                      $98 per semester (new couples) or $60 per semester (returning couples)

Waltz                                           $98 per semester (new couples) or $60 per semester (returning couples)

Combo Cha Cha /Waltz     $108 per semester (new couples) or $70 per semester (returning couples)


2011 Summer Dance Classes

Ballroom Survival , West Coast Swing ,  Nightclub Two Step.

Ballroom Survival:  Waltz,  Rumba,  Cha Cha, Hustle,  Swing.

TEN Monday nights, starting June 6.   Two hour class

This class aims to benefit both complete beginners and accomplished dancers.  Inspiring, beautiful music and a fun and relaxed atmosphere are foremost.  While beginners learn the basic steps, more advanced students will focus on capturing the unique ‘flavor’ of each dance through technique and styling.   This class will primarily review bronze syllabus steps but we will also present new combinations.  Through the combinations dancers will develop continuity styling and deeper understanding of body control and movement.   This class is in response to the frequent comment  “I forgot  all I learned!!!”   The fact is that spaced practice and spaced review dramatically enhance recall and retention.

6:30 – 7:30      West Coast Swing           TEN Thursday nights starting June 9

Although West Coast Swing can be traced back to the 1940’s, its contemporary form is one of the most versatile partner dances.  It is highly musically interpretive and can be done to many different styles of music.  It can be danced with music ranging from jazz, to rhythm and blues, to top 40, country, or even disco.  West Coast Swing is a fun dance.  It’s the dance of preference for many who know all forms and styles of Swing dancing.

7:30 – 8:30      Nightclub Two Step         TEN Thursday nights starting June 9

 Night Club Two-Step, not to be confused with country western two-step, is one of the most practical and versatile social   dances ever conceived. It is designed to be used with contemporary soft rock (“Love Song”) music. This type of music is common just about everywhere.   N2S gives the dancer, either beginning or advanced, the opportunity to express and create without rigid technique being required.  This is an attractive, romantic dance, and a real asset to learn as it will be used often.



Saint Patrick’s Day Dance

Friday, March 18, 2010 from 7 pm till 10 pm

“The Giving of the Green” at the Williamsport Area High School

Hosted by the Band Parent’s Association to benefit the

Williamsport Area High School Millionaire Band

LIVE BAND Music by Williamsport Area High School Jazz Ensembles.

Dance Swing, Foxtrot,  West Coast Swing and more to the LIVE JAZZ BANDS.

Dance Tango, Cha Cha, Salsa and Waltz to pre-recorded music.

Dance blissfully on the beautiful wood floor.

$10.00 per person

Refreshments include a staggering assortment of incredibly irresistible desserts

created by the WAHS Culinary Arts Department

Swing Dance Demo by Elizabeth Findley & the Susquehanna University Swing Club

Free Swing Dance lesson. 

Mark your calendars for this big and beautiful dance of the year!

And the Luck of the Irish to YOU!

Swing & Merengue Dance Classes – Beginning January 6, 2011



Thursdays  6:30-8:30 p.m.   TEN WEEKS
January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3,10,17,24, March 3 & 10.  (March 17 & 24 are make ups in case of bad weather)



SWING:  6:30-7:30 p.m. Swing is THE most popular social dance in the United States for couples of all ages.  It is fun, fast and spontaneous.  Swing is an excellent antidote to winter blahs!  This class takes the student from beginner to intermediate level in both Jitterbug and East Coast Swing.  Experienced swing dancers are welcome – we’ll have new patterns for you as well! 

MERENGUE: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Merengue is a Latin dance from the Dominican Republic.
Although the tempo of the music may be frantic, the upper body is kept majestic and turns are slow, typically four beats/steps per complete turn.   Ideally suited to the small, crowded dance floors, it is a dance that is easy to learn and essentially a “fun” dance.  This class takes the student from beginner to intermediate level.


Saint John’s School of the Arts
2101 Newberry Street
Williamsport, PA  17701

How do I sign up?

Pre-register by contacting the Saint John’s School of the Arts
Email:  stjnsotadir@verizon.net
Phone 570-327-5575


How much do lessons cost?

Cost is PER COUPLE. 

New couples              $26 Registration fee plus $72.00 tuition = $98
Returning couples     $26 Registration fee plus $34.00 tuition = $60
Combo:  For $10.00 more take BOTH Swing & Merengue ($108 new couples, $70 returning couples).
NOTE: Students who have previously taken ballroom dance classes through the School of the Arts enjoy reduced tuition rates.