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Sample Swing Song - Cole Slaw
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 Classes 

Learn to Swing Dance & Country Two Step - New Braunfels

Howdy let’s partner up! ... Spring Registration is Open

2024 - SPRING SERIES starts April 2nd + 3rd

Steps that are healing - Movements that make you happy! Learn how to Swing and Country Two Step at Swing Junction Voted Best in New Braunfels finalist for 4 years! Look at all those smiles after just one class!

Also Homeschool Country Two Step Program

Also we are starting a Homeschool Country Dance Program April 10 at the New Braunfels Church of Christ.

Details CLICK HERE

Welcome to our inclusive and welcoming Swing Junction Family!

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Spring Weekly Series - 2024 - Starts April 2nd + 3rd

 

Tuesdays Swing Dance

410 W. Coll Street New Braunfels

6:30-7:30pm Intermediate Swing - Lindy Hop w/Rob & Diane

Followed by 15 minutes of practice

7:45-8:45pm Intermediate East Coast Swing 

7:45-8:45pm Beginners Swing Progressive w/Rob & Diane

Followed by 15 minutes of practice time

 

Wednesdays Country 2 Step

451 River Bend Rd New Braunfels

6:30-7:30pm Intermediate Two Step -w/Autumn

Followed by 15 minutes of practice time

7:45-8:45pm Beginners Two Step - Progressive w/Autumn

Followed by 15 minutes of practice time

Live Swing Bands

Hermann Sons Ballroom 525 S. St Mary's St. San Antonio

Monthly Dances - Details: Live Band Dance

7:15pm Beginner Swing Dance Lesson 

8:00pm Live Band

• Come by yourself or with a partner

• Bring shoes that are not to sticky
• And make sure you bring a smile!

Please sign up on Newsletter below 

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Pricing

Get your 3 month Flexible Punch Card today and be flexible to use it over 4 months. Or get your 1 Month punch card valid for 6 weeks! Come for one night for $18 and just show up or get the online 3 Month Special Discount Punch Card for $48 a month. (Military, College Students and Youth Discounts)

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HOMESCHOOL COUNTRY DANCE PROGRAM

Wednesdays April 10 to May 15 from 10am-12pm - New Braunfels Church of Christ 1665 S. Business IH 35 New Braunfels

They will learn Line Dances, Country Two Step and have time to Practice and Play. Parents are welcome to join. Held in New Braunfels at Church of Christ 1665 S. Business IH 35 New Braunfels. Only $37 p/p online ($45 at the door) Bring a smile!
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LEARN TO DANCE IN  A DAY

April 27 from 9-11:55am - New Braunfels Church of Christ 1665 S. Business IH 35 New Braunfels

Learn to Swing Dance and Country Two Step in a Day. A workshop for beginners - Held in New Braunfels at Church of Christ 1665 S. Business IH 35 New Braunfels. Only $37 p/p online ($45 at the door) Bring a smile!
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LINE DANCE - WORKSHOP

May 18th from 12:30-2:30pm - New Braunfels Church of Christ 1665 S. Business IH 35 New Braunfels

Yeehaw ... Join Autumn's fun Line Dance Workshop at Swing Junction and learn: "Askin questions" , "Nothing but Dust" Bonus: "Swamp Thang" Admission $25 online ($30 at the door) Held in New Braunfels at Church of Christ 1665 S. Business IH 35 New Braunfels.
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SAVOY SWINGTET

APRIL 20, 7:15pm-11pm - Historic Hermann Sons Ballroom San Antonio

Join us Saturday April 20th  - SWING 525 at the Historic Hermann Sons Dance Hall with the Swingin' sounds of the Savoy Swingtet w/Nick Brown. Swing Lesson included in admission at 7:15pm. 8pm Band. Bring  a snack to share. Reserve you tickets. Admission $20 online ($25 at the door) Located at 525 S. St. Mary's Steet in Downtown San Antonio - Free parking and entrance in the back.
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LITTLE HENRY & THE LAVEERS

May 4th, 7:15pm-11pm - Historic Hermann Sons Ballroom San Antonio

Join us Saturday May 4th  - SWING 525 at the Historic Hermann Sons Dance Hall with the Swingin' sounds of Little Henry and The Laveers. Swing Lesson included in admission at 7:15pm. 8pm Band. Bring  a snack to share. Reserve you tickets. Admission $20 online ($25 at the door) Located at 525 S. St. Mary's Street in Downtown San Antonio - Free parking and entrance in the back.
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(Save and pay in 3 small monthly payments)

EXPERIENCE THE FUN!

No partner or experience needed. Our dancers are welcoming and friendly and you will feel like part of the dance family within the first week! Stay after class for some practice time. Classes are taught by Autumn Duran, Dwayne Dietert, Tina Arnold, Rob & Diane van Haaren and are progressive building on material taught the week before.

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Frankies Corner

Working with the Masters

Learn about the rich history in Frankies Corner where we highlight the exciting Swing Dance history including Frankie Manning the ambassador of the Lindy Hop (Lindy Hop - The Grand-Daddy dance of Swing Dancing) Frankie here pictured with Diane.

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REVIEWS:

    "Every time I come to Swing Junction I love to dance because Rob and Diane have made a great community atmosphere! I feel welcomed and everyone encourages and celebrates each person as individuals. If you have never danced before have no fear Rob and Diane and their teachers are so easy going and wonderful communicators! They have so much knowledge and are always willing to share their tips and tricks.” - Rebecca Strickler

    "Fabulous experience learning from these folks. Professional, patient, and funny!" - Charlene Willfong

    "I knew how to 2 step, but I wanted to learn some spins & other simple moves. I took a class & I feel a lot more comfortable than I would after the one hour free classes at the clubs" David Montplaisir

    "Rob & Diane van Haaren are amazing instructors, new to our area after a long career teaching dance in the Bay Area and overseas. They are SO GOOD, especially with beginners. You’ll be having so much fun, you won’t even realize how quickly you’ve learned!" - Katie Alexander

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Feet Tapping, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping Fun  Dancing is like music to the soul. Let’s Dance!

Special Packages Deals

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NEW BRAUNFELS LOCATION:

Tuesdays Swing - American Legion - 410 W. Coll Street New Braunfels

Swing Lessons ar Right across from the Sophienburg Museum in Downtown New Braunfels.

Wednesdays Country - River Bend Ballroom - 451 River Bend Dr New Braunfels

Country Two Step Weekly Lessons are held right on the River at 451 River Bend Dr.

Tuesdays - Swing Dancing Lessons

Wednesdays - Country Two Step Lessons

WELCOME TO OUR SPECIAL COMMUNITY:

Join our Family

Many times we go out together as a group to some of the local dance halls. Join us in your new adventure! 

DANCING MAKES YOU HAPPY 

Science Confirms

Steps that heal, movements that make us happy! Read the article here

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Best Dance Lessons in New Braunfels

Readers Choice Finalist 2019 - 2023 Best Dance Lessons

Thank you New Braunfels for allowing us to share our passion with you. We look forward to another great year filled with fun, friends and dancing!

Rob & Diane van Haaren

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Never done Swing or Country Two Step dancing before?  This is where you start. Each weekly class is designed to be someone’s first while at the same time offering new moves and material.  No experience or partner necessary and you can start whenever you like just turn up!  The Level 1 syllabus covers 12 weeks of material. Once you’ve done your 12 weeks in Level 1 you can repeat it or you can move up to Level 2. Details click here

You’ve been in Level 1 for 3 months or so and now you’re looking to try something a little harder. Here you learn new moves, new rhythms and a whole lot of new variations you can add to the moves you already know. Level 1 was your introduction but here’s where you really see how big the Swing world can get. Details click here.

Here we explore the moves and rhythms of the Lindy Hop further with a greater emphasis on lead and follow techniques, musical appreciation and of course FUN!  The moves will become a little trickier and the speeds will be faster.

Before taking part, students must have attended Level 2 regularly for 6 months or more.  They must display a good understanding of rhythm and pulse, and must be comfortable combining six and 8 count patterns like partner Charleston, Jigs and the Swing Out and must be comfortable with: Texas Tommy, Back Charleston and Hand to Hand Charleston. Details click here

Here an example of what a level 3 would be moving to and what is possible once you get your basics in and have danced for a while. (Some inspiration with Rob & Diane) 

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 Specialty Classes 
Two Step, Balboa Swing, Collegiate Shag and Charleston
Specialty Classes

The Country Two Step is one of the dance styles in the group known as the country western dances. The most popular country western dance is probably the two step.  Additionally, in the last decade swing has risen in popularity in country dance clubs and halls with Country Waltz, Polka and Two Step

Country Waltz

            Cowboy, or "country" waltz is almost as elegant as the ballroom waltz and is also one of the easiest dances to learn. It can be danced as a line dance or with a partner. Join us for this class and you'll soon be scootin' your boots to a country waltz. 

 

Country Polka

            The Country Polka is a fun & upbeat country dance that is characterized by three quick steps. It is a nice alternative to two-step and it will get you ready for Wurstfest that is held in New Braunfels!

 

Triple Two Step

            We will cover the basics of Triple Two Step (Shuffle). The counts for this particular pattern in Triple Two Step are 1, 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6. Or, you may count it as “walk, walk, tri-ple-step, tri-ple-step”. Like the polka and like the standard two step, the triple two-step progresses around the perimeter of the dance floor in a counterclockwise fashion.

 

Country Swing

            Country Swing is a popular American partner dance which combines rapid-fire Swing moves with awe-inspiring dips. 

 

Swing Shift - Swing Performance Group is a Performance Group class open to all. (We work it Day and Night!). As a group you get to learn a routine. You get to do something together - Practice a fun routine - Learn new steps and repeat them together as a team so you will learn it better and faster as we build our repertoire - Get a chance to perform it for those that would like to (this Performance Group is for all - Be comfortable with your 6 Count Basics) No extra fees - Teachers: Rob & Diane

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Balboa Swing is the swing dance that developed in Southern California in the mid 1930’s and is a smooth version of the shag. It has a smooth feel and is danced close to your partner (Pure
Balboa) and has some break away steps after swing steps were added to the dance in the late 1930’s (Balboa Swing). Great for medium to faster songs and easy to mix into your social dancing. Stay tuned for special classes and workshops.

Triple Shag also known as Collegiate Shag is another Swing dance that developed in the early 1930’s and uses lots of kick steps and is danced close and also breaks away from you partner. It has regained huge popularity around the globe. Just right for that great medium or fast song that is playing next! 

Charleston of course is the high energy, up tempo dance that came out of the mid 1920's at the hight of the the Jazz Age during the Flapper Era. Of course movies like "The Great Gatsby" have brought the dance back into the limelight! There are Charleston Dance-Offs around the world and here we do a Charleston Circle that is fun for all. Also watch for the Charleston Routine our beginning though advanced students perform around town. A great way to bring your party alive and get everybody involved!

 

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