Friday Night Swing

Friday nights feature Jitterbug, Lindy, and East Coast Swing – Fun for all ages and skill levels. Come with a partner, or come by yourself!

Friday Night Swing

It's our famous Friday night dance party and beginner-friendly jitterbug class.

Jitterbug class: 7:30 - 8:30

Dance party: 8:30 - 11:30

Cost: $12 (without registration)
$15 on band nights.

1940’s style swing is fun for all ages and skill levels. Come with a partner, or come by yourself. Our lessons begin with the basics and end with a fun routine that’s different every week

David and Cirkl Janowski have been teaching 1940 swing dance in Sonoma County for over 15 years. Their expertise and love of dancing make their classes a blast!

(707) 545 - 6150 ext. 18

Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is a versatile dance that emphasizes creativity, connection, and most of all having fun!

Our Lindy Hop program is currently paused.

Argentine Tango

A friendly introduction focusing on appreciation, feeling and enjoyment of the dance.

Beginning 7:30pm $50 Session ($15 drop-in)
Practice 8:30pm Included
Intermediate 9:30pm $50 Session ($15 drop-in)

Steven Rose started studying Argentine Tango in 2002 with Gustavo and Jessica Hornos (2011 first place Argentine Tango stage champions in New York). Steven ‘s Argentine Tango training is built on his martial arts training and a lifetime of musical study. He is very passionate about his martial arts and music, and in Argentine Tango they are realized in a single art. For the last 10 years he has been dancing four nights a week at various bay area milongas.

Steven has been studying traditional internal- style Chinese boxing for 40 years. His school is in Santa Rosa -- Whirling Wind Tai Chi Chuan. His martial training also includes 10 years Ju Jitsu. There is a very close connection between the two disciplines of Martial Arts and Argentine Tango.

At an early age Steven started studying piano and clarinet. He went on to graduate from the California Institute of the Arts majoring in music theory and composition as well as studying harpsichord. While at Cal Arts he studied world music specializing in the dancing and drumming of the Ewe-speaking people of Ghana. More recently he studied Japanese drumming and dance with Sonoma County Taiko. For the past 30 years he has played sousaphone in Robert Young’s traditional jazz band, The Eldorado Syncapators. He continues to study the keyboard music of baroque composers on his newly re-built Neupert Harpsichord.

Steven believes the study of Tango is three-fold: (1) Learning the music, (2) Learning the physical techniques including posture, balance, embrace, and (3) Learning how to connect with a partner and dance to the music.

Steven’s life has been dedicated to teaching various esoteric arts and as such, has developed sensitivity to the needs of the students. With a profound respect for the art, he can lead the way for those wanting to learn Argentine Tango.

Steve Rose
(707) 545 6150 ext. 33

Tap & Jazz

The Katherine Wheeler Dancers is Sonoma County's premier dance studio for tap, jazz, and hip hop.


Call or email Katherine for info: 707-545-6150 ext. 19

The Katherine Wheeler Dancers is Sonoma County's premier dance studio for tap, jazz, and hip hop. Our instructors are the best in their respective fields and have over 60 years of combined experience in all forms of dance. We are also proud to have Sonoma County's top award winning national competition teams.

Tap and Tumbling: ages 3 through 6. Tap and Jazz: ages 7 through Adult. Tap for Adults. Hip Hop: kids and adult classes.

Read more on about the Katherine Wheeler Dancers on her website

Katherine Wheeler
(707) 545-6150 ext. 19

Line Dancing

It's not just country western anymore! Contemporary line dancing is flavored with urban sophistication, swing syncopations, flowing nightclub rhythms, and Latin spice.

This class will go on break Nov. 18, 2015 – Jan. 27, 2016, and will resume Feb. 3, 2016.

Wednesdays - 4 week sessions - start anytime
Beginning 6:30 pm

$44 series of 4

Intermediate 7:30 pm

$52 series of 4

Both Classes

$70 series of 4

Drop-in Either class: $14. Both: $20

We dance choreography in lines — with the look and feel of ensemble dancing — to a variety of music styles: oldies, blues, swing, contemporary pop. It's fun, great exercise, and it will free the dancer in you! No partners needed — perfect for singles.

Joan Price has been teaching popular line dance classes in Sonoma County for 15 years. She is known for teaching welcoming, fun-filled classes.

Joan Price
(707) 545-6150 ext. 35

West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing is one of the nation's most popular dances because it is fun, challenging, and versatile.

Wednesday Dance Classes: 4-week Series
Beginning 6:30pm - 7:45pm

$55 advance / $60 at door

Open Practice 7:45pm - 8:15pm Included
Intermediate 8:15pm - 9:30pm

$55 advance / $60 at door

Both Classes: $75 / $85 (at the door)

$16 drop-in or $25 for both classes

Call for discounts

West Coast Swing can be danced to an amazing variety of music: Popular, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Country, Hip Hop, Disco, Oldies, and Latin. The dance can be performed simply and easily with a few basic paterns; or it can be embellished with an extensive repertoire of patterns from the very simple to the very complex.

Kelly Cassanova is a two-time US Open Swing Dance Champion, national instructor & judge, and award recipient of the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame.

Kelly Cassanova
(707) 545 - 6150 ext. 25

Scottish Highland

Scottish Country Dancing is the exuberant social dancing that has been performed in the village halls and ballrooms of Scotland for several centuries.

Scottish Highland Dance 4:30 - 5:30pm
Scottish Step Dance 7:30 - 9:00pm

Private lessons also available

Highland and Step Dancing are performed for entertainment and competition throughout the world. They are a precursor to American Square Dancing.

Highland Dancing includes the powerful and dramatic sword dances

Step Dancing ranges in variety from graceful and balletic softshoe dances to exciting, percussive hard-shoe (tap) numbers.

(707) 545 - 6150 ext. 27