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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. Click here 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

Location:
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church
1200 S. Winton Rd
North Entrance, Lower Level

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
$65/person mail-in / $70 at door


.BLUES You Can Use!
6:45 PM   Duration: 1h:15m
Thursday, February 22 2018
Thursday, March 1 2018
Blues music is everywhere!
Look good and feel good dancing to that slow Blues groove...
Develop your styling skills and put some spice in your slow dancing!

Taught from "scratch" - Join us with or without a partner

--Then stay on and dance at the Swing-In!($4 adm)

Location:
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
2000 Highland Ave (at Winton Rd)

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
$28/person mail-in; $30 at door


CURRENTLY TEACHING "Next-Step" SWING 2!
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

Location:
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church
1200 S. Winton Rd
North Entrance, Lower Level

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
$65/person mail-in; $70 door


"Can-Do" FOXTROT!
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!

Workshop taught from scratch.

Join us with or without a partner!

Location:
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church
1200 S. Winton Rd

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
$18/person mail-in; $20 at door


"Can-Do" SALSA!
7:00 PM   Duration: 1h:45m
Tuesday, December 5 2017
Find those hips & move them!
Learn steps and turns!
Cha-cha to 60's oldies!
Workshop taught from scratch.

Join us with or without a partner-

Location:
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church
1200 S. Winton Rd

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
$18/person mail-in; $20 at door


.WALTZ Bootcamp!
6:45 PM   Duration: 1h:15m
Thursday, April 12 2018
Thursday, April 19 2018
Two Thursdays April 12 & 19

Waltz Intensive - Just bring your Waltz Basic and we'll take it from there:
Everything you ever wanted to know about traveling social waltz and its variations!

Join us with or without a partner!
$16 Drop-in class

--Then stay on and dance at the Swing-In! ($4 adm)

Location:
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
2000 Highland Ave (at Winton Rd)

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
$28/person mail-in; $30 at door


Louisiana Dancing! ZYDECO & CAJUN
7:00 PM   Duration: 1h:30m
Tuesday, January 16 2018
Tuesday, January 23 2018
Tuesday, January 30 2018
Tuesday, February 6 2018
4 Tuesdays- Zydeco & Cajun Dance Workshops taught by ESTHER BRILL & RJ RUBLE

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!

Individual Workshops:
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

Location:
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church
1200 South Winton Rd, N Entrance
Lower Level

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
$65/person mail-in; $70 at door


Ongoing - PRIVATE LESSONS
1:00 AM   Duration: 1h:0m
WHAT: 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

WHEN: Schedule lessons weekdays/evenings/ weekends
WHERE: with Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers ebrill@frontiernet.net -- Park Ave area

Location:
Private Lessons to fit your schedule --
Park Ave ara

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
$75/hr:1-2 people;$90/hr:3-4


Ongoing - SOCIAL DANCING for Everyone!
1:00 AM   Duration: 0h:0m
Wednesday, January 1 2020
E* & RJ's "CAN-DO" DANCING! -- Look good & feel good on the dance floor -- Easy to Learn, Fun to Do

Fall: ... "CAN-DO" SWING for beginners
.......... "Next-Step" SWING 2
.......... "Can-Do FOXTROT & "Can-Do" SALSA

Winter:..Louisiana ZYDECO
...........Country & Cajun TWO-STEP & WALTZ
...........Dancing to Slow BLUES

Spring:.."Can-Do" SWING for Beginners
..........."Next-Step" SWING 2
..........."Survival" Social Dance for weddings & more...

Always: PRIVATE LESSONS

Location:

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com


Ongoing - WEDDING Dance Private Lessons
1:00 AM   Duration: 1h:15m
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

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
$95 initial 75 min. lesson


Special: Enliven Your EVENT!
1:00 AM   Duration: 0h:0m
Fun DANCE WORKSHOPS - customized for your event or program!

Social & Family Gatherings
Meetings & Conventions
Community Festivals
Workplace Team-Building
Galas & Fundraisers
Wellness Programs
Experiential Education
Youth & Senior Programs

Location:
Your event/program

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
TBA


Special: Workplace Team Building
1:00 AM   Duration: 2h:0m
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.

Location:
at your workplace

Contact:
Esther Brill & RJ Ruble, Personal Dance Trainers
585 721-8684
ebrill@frontiernet.net
http://www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Fee:
tba



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