ErikaThis is part one of a special double-header with Erik today. As those of you who attended his events last year know, Erik is a great dancer, master teacher and dance innovator. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to expand your waltz repertoire. Here’s an excerpt from Erik’s website:

I’d heard about the west coast cross-step phenomenon, danced the follow role with a couple California leads at dance camps, and dreamily watched YouTube videos over the previous couple years.  At last, my moment arrived with the arrival of Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas from Stanford University to Albuquerque to teach a cross-step waltz workshop the weekend of October 12th, 2012, hosted by the Albuquerque International Folk Dance Foundation.  Cross-step immediately became my favorite dance form!  Soon after, Gary approached me to co-teach a class with him.  Because Gary knows all the fancy moves and I connect well with beginners, we play well together and offer something for everyone.  We welcome beginners and experienced dancers, alike.”

For a lovely online preview, search for “Richard Powers Cross-Step Waltz” to find his social dance page including an uncut three-minute video sequence with many of flowing variations and a generous description of the dance, its history, and hundreds of variations (in active development).  Next, of course, come cross-step with us (especially gents)!

Waltz workshop cost: $15,                  25yrs and under $10
Evening Techno dance: $10,                 25yrs and under $5
Or workshop & techno: $20

First United Methodist Church
915 4th Street (near Park Ave.)
Tucson, Az.  Map
Free parking for dancers in the church parking lot at the corner of 4th & Tyndall, (parking is usually free at the U of A Tyndall Street parking garage across the street).


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