RICHARD NEWMAN & ESTHER BRILL teach Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Waltz, Blues and Cajun & Zydeco dancing in their classes and at dances,
festivals and public events in upstate New York. Founders of RSDN in 1993, they are known for their clear, humorous and supportive teaching style.
Classes, taught in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, are offered throughout the year.
to read class descriptions. You are welcome
with or without a partner. Richard & Esther also offer private lessons - including wedding dance - as well as instruction for groups and special events and
consultation for dance-related events.
."Can-Do" SWING! for beginners...
7:00 PM Duration: 1h:30m Tuesday, February 27 2018 Tuesday, March 6 2018 Tuesday, March 13 2018 Tuesday, March 20 2018
Learn to Swing dance! Footwork, follower's and leader's turns, cuddle, peek-a-boo, lean & yoyo, butterfly, pinwheel - - Dance to vintage rock 'n roll, R&B, and pop tunes!
Join us with or without a partner --
4-week class series taught by E* & RJ: Tuesdays Feb 27, March 6, 13, 20
7:00 PM Duration: 1h:30m Tuesday, October 24 2017 Tuesday, October 31 2017 Tuesday, November 7 2017 Tuesday, November 14 2017 Tuesday, November 21 2017
Take your Swing dancing to that next level - or - come back for a refresher!
"Can-Do" steps, styling & moves: footwork options, fun sequences, cross-hand variety, lead & follow with your partner to the music!
Join us with or without a partner!
4 week class series: Tuesdays Oct 24; Nov 7, 14, 21
7:00 PM Duration: 1h:45m Tuesday, November 28 2017
You can Foxtrot to much of the slower Swing music we dance to!
A relaxed, graceful dance in closed position - a "spot" dance or to travel around the dance floor -
You can switch back & forth from Foxtrot to Swing as a great change of pace!
The hot dances that look so cool and feel so good! Learn these lively, popular dances from the dance halls of SW Louisiana - for the monthly dances at Harmony House in Webster, for summer music festivals or for your next trip to Cajun country.
Join us and master these wonderfully satisfying social dances that perfectly complement the powerful & intricate groove rhythms of Cajun/Zydeco music!
Taught from scratch, fun & easy to learn, relaxed classes - JOIN US with or without a partner!
Jan 16: ZYDECO - Basics & beyond
Jan 23: ZYDECO - Club Style Zydeco in Open; Slides
Jan 30: TWO-STEP - Cajun & Country; Cajun Jitterbug; Zydeco & Cajun Blues
Feb 6: WALTZ - Zydeco & Cajun; Baisse Bas; Zydeco Line Dance
$18/workshop mail-in, $20 at door -
or All-In price
In addition to group classes, Esther Brill & RJ Ruble offer one-hour private lessons. You decide what you want to work on - SWING, CAJUN, ZYDECO, BLUES, WALTZ, FOXTROT, SALSA,"survival" SOCIAL DANCING.
WHY? Improve your dancing and enjoy it more!
> Learn better with individualized attention
> Review what you're learning in group classes - discount for current students
> Get back into dancing if you've been away > Introduce dancing to "reluctant" dancers
Schedule lessons weekdays/evenings/ weekends WHERE:
with Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers email@example.com -- Park Ave area
Location: Private Lessons to fit your schedule -- Park Ave ara
Your Wedding Dance...
with ESTHER & RJ -
Teaching couples to dance for over a decade
We make it simple, fun and relaxed, so you step into the spotlight with confidence! Together we will create a beautiful dance customized to your wedding song in only 1 or 2 lessons. Gift Certificates available
$95 for initial 75 min lesson, $160 package includes 60 min follow-up lesson
Location: Private Lessons to fit your schedule in our Park Ave area location
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble offer a unique & enjoyable ENERGIZE YOUR WORKPLACE Workshop session designed to promote positive organizational change in not-for-profit community organizations.
Goals: Build and sustain high-quality connections among people - marked by respectful engagement, mutual regard, effective communication and trust.
Activate and renew the energy and vitality people bring to their jobs.
Dance Activities: Explore 3 dance relationships... Then your team will learn a simple dance-step pattern, and try it with 3 kinds of music - Swing, Salsa, and Cajun!
1. You & the Music (Your environment & culture): perception, emotion, diversity
2. You & the Floor (You): testing limits, taking risks, changing how you move
3. You & Your Partner (Your team): sharing weight, leading & following, moving together, reversing roles, changing partners.