In addition to the regular bi-monthly dances, the Spokane Swing Dance Club also offers workshops and mini-workshops throughout the year. Workshops are planned for both beginner as well as more advanced dancers. There are lots of people to dance with so don’t stay away just because you don’t have a partner!
Sunday, June 5th – West Coast Swing Workshops with Ryan Crutcher
Ryan Crutcher began his dance training and what would become his career at the age of 12, laying a foundation in the world of ballet and modern dance. His solo dance education furthered at a performing arts high school in Los Angeles, where he studied ballet, modern, hip-hop and jazz. Once introduced to the world of partner dancing, particularly Swing, he began to feel his passion truly come into focus. Ryan won 1st place at the US Open Swing Dance Championships 2001 – Young Adult, followed by 2nd in the World Country Championships 2002 – Juniors. Continuously seeking growth in his dance knowledge, Ryan has studied, performed, and taught a variety of partner dances such as West Coast Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Country. Performing live, teaching, and choreographing, have always been thrilling and a passion for Ryan. Constantly on the lookout for new challenges, Ryan has dedicated himself to becoming a diverse and innovative dancer and choreographer. His love of dance drives his desire to hone his skills as he works to become one of the top instructors and performers in the world. He currently teaches both in the US and internationally for West Coast Swing and competes at Champion level.
Ryan Crutcher & Virginie Grondin Us Open All Stars 2012 http://youtu.be/
Ryan Crutcher & Courtney Adair – 2013 San Francisco Dance Sensationhttp://youtu.be/
Ryan Crutcher & Jessi Rohr Showcase Capital 2015 https://youtu.be/
2:00 Spring off – What we want to accomplish in this class is the idea that we have to “pull” or “push” our partners to create movement. All we have to do is add a little bounce.
3:00 Masters of foot work – Does your footwork have the same dexterity as your hands? If not, then this class is for you!
4:00 Copy Cat – Ever wonder how the Champions communicate each other’s movement and styling? This class focuses on showing us how to talk to each other without using our mouths.
5:00 Dinner Break
6:00 West Coast Swing Class- Ryan will also be teaching our usual mixed level west coast class geared towards social dancing prior to the dance.
7:00 Social Dance
Workshop Prices: Pre-register to reserve your spot in the workshops by using the Paypal button at the bottom of this page.
Early Bird Prices Available Until May 31st:
SSDC members $30
Non-SSDC members $45
Cost at the Door:
SSDC Members $35/$12 per class
Non-SSDC Members $50/$18 per class
Private lessons are also available. Privates are $85. To schedule a private call Katie Clemons at 509-999-2186.