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!

Upcoming Events:

Tara Trafzer Workshop February 6th

Hosted by the Spokane Swing Dance Club at the Corbin Center, 827 W. Cleveland, Spokane, WA 99201
Tara Trafzer began dancing when she was two years old in tap and ballet classes. Throughout the nine years she was at this studio, she trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, hula, tap, and hip-hop and did numerous shows at a variety of places each year. When she was eleven, she did a short internship at Ballet Pacifica, at the time one of the most prestigious ballet academies in the nation, furthering her ballet and pointe training.
When she was ten, she began dancing at Buddy Schwimmer’s dance studio, 5678, in Redlands, California. She soon earned a spot on two competition teams, one for a jazz team and the other for a west coast swing formation team. She also began a partnership for a junior’s west coast swing routine. Buddy, Laurie, Benji and Lacey Schwimmer all helped to expand her training in jazz, tap, hip-hop and added in west coast swing, contemporary, the five latin dances (cha-cha, rumba, samba, paso doble, and jive), some ballroom dances (waltz and tango), and salsa. By the age of fourteen, Tara had narrowed her focus to jazz, tap, contemporary, and west coast swing.
Since 2003, Tara has been competing with jazz teams, swing formation teams, and partner routines in the young adult and showcase divisions. She also regularly competes at the Champion level for west coast swing around the United States. Tara has taught a plethora of dance styles internationally as well as across the United States.
Tara works out of Atomic Ballroom and at Buddy Schwimmer’s studio. She just competed making finals in the Classic Division at the 2015 US Open Swing Championships with a brand new routine and partnership with Christopher Dumond.
12:00pm Individual Movement
1:00pm Connection Technique
3:00pm Playing off Your Partner – How to adapt to your partner when things don’t go as planned.
4:00pm Let’s Get Musical! – How to begin utilizing musicality in your dance.
Workshop Prices: Pre-register to reserve your spot in the workshops by visiting our events page on the SSDC website (
Early Bird Prices Available Until February 1st:
SSDC members $40 for full workshop, $30 for three classes
Non-SSDC members $55 for full workshop, $42 for three classes
Cost at the Door:
SSDC Members $50/$12.50 per class
Non-SSDC Members $65/$17 per class
Private lessons are also available. Privates are $110.  To schedule a private call Tammy Allen at 499-5397.

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