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Continuing Education and Professional Development


Social & Ballroom Dancing

Take advantage of personal enrichment courses at Adelphi University.

This course offers an opportunity to gain experience in social and ballroom dancing. It is an excellent choice for those looking to develop fundamental social dance skills as well as building on previous experience. The instructor will demonstrate and break down all dance figures. The figures will then be combined to form amalgamated routines. Best practice syllabus based techniques in timing, feet positions, alignment, footwork, and lead and follow will be demonstrated. This class is suitable for first time dancers as well as those with previous experience. It is designed to build confidence and enhance social enjoyment on the dance floor. Social dancing gives you a more positive outlook on life!

Enrollment with a partner is recommended. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and leather bottom or dance shoes. Sneakers or rubber bottom shoes are not recommended.

Candidate Dances

  • Smooth: Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango
  • Rhythm: Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing Salsa, Bachata, and Meringue


Richard Fiore
Dual Licentiate, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD)

Class Schedule (Spring 2021)

All classes meet from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. with an option to stay until 9:00 p.m. for practice.

Week Date Time Slot 1 (45 minutes) Time Slot 2 (45 minutes)
1 1/29/21 Foxtrot Rumba
2 2/5/21 Foxtrot Rumba
3 2/12/21 Foxtrot Rumba
4 2/19/21 Waltz Cha Cha
5 2/26/21 Waltz Cha Cha
6 3/5/21 Waltz Cha Cha
7 3/12/21 Swing Salsa
8 3/19/21 Swing Salsa
9 3/26/21 Swing Bachata
10 4/2/21 Bachata Tango
11 4/9/21 Tango Meringue



Woodruff Hall Dance Studio


Program Cost:

  • $75/person for all 9 sessions for Adelphi community members and their dance partners
  • $125/person for all 9 sessions for general admission

It should be noted that there will be no refund of this fee unless the course is canceled. Also, the payment for non-credit courses cannot be applied to courses taken in the future for university credit. Make all checks payable to “Adelphi University”.

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Ballroom Dance Course Catalog

For further information, please contact:

Noreen DeNicola
Fax: 516.877.4258


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Continuing Education and Professional Development Programs
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