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 Where do you start? 

 Classes 

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Welcome to Swing Junction Voted #1 .... Thank you!

 

Readers Choice Winner 2019-2021 - Best Dance Lessons

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

Rob & Diane, Michelle and Eddie and Dwayne

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"We build on making people happy and healthy with things that are real, that reconnect us, and that matter”  - Rob & Diane

 

LET'S HAVE SOME FUN! 

Swing, Lindy Hop, Country Two Step and more 
Experience the Joy of Dance

Good times are here again ..... Swing & Country Dance Events, Lessons and Workshops in New Braunfels, San Antonio and Austin TX!! Let's have some fun!

Welcome to our dance  family.

Rob and Diane

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WEEKLY SWING & COUNTRY CLASSES

Starting in Sept 2021- Swing & Two Step - San Antonio & New Braunfels

New Dance Series start September in New Braunfels and San Antonio. Online 3 month Special $37 a month. Details below ...... Reserve your spot - Sign up today - Details Below

Sept 25th - LEARN TO DANCE IN A DAY Swing and Two Step - New Braunfels

Learn Swing and Two Step in one day
10-11:30 AM Beginner Swing Lesson 
12:30 - 2 PM Country Two Step
Bring your own lunch for the break.


Admission All day $35 P/P online ($45 at he door)
Youth or Military $25 ($35 at the door)

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Oct 9th - LIVE BAND SWING PARTY
"The Savoy Swingtet"San Antonio

"SWING 525" - 525 S. St. Mary's St.
7 PM - Swing Lessons (free with admission) 
8 PM - Live Band Swing Party
Beer/Wine Bar

Free Parking & Entrance in the Back

Discounted $20 P/Person online ($25 at the door) Student/Military $15 in advance ($20 at the door)
Limited reserved seats VIP tickets $35 P/P (comes with a drink)

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Tuesdays - SWING DANCE LESSONS

410 W. Coll Street - New Braunfels

Join us now - Choose from 3 Classes

6:30 PM - Intermediate Swing

7:30 PM - Beginning Swing Level l /Beginner

8:30 PM - Beginning - Intermediate Swing

9:30-10 PM - Practice Social Dancing to Recorded Music

Wednesdays - COUNTRY TWO STEP

410 W. Coll Street - New Braunfels

OCTOBER SPECIAL: Wednesdays

6:30 PM - Michelle and Eddy in October will get you ready for the Wurstfest in New Braunfels 
Waltz, Polka & Line Dance Combo Class.
A new line dance at beginning of each class &  2 weeks of Waltz & 2 weeks of Polka.

7:30 PM - Beginning Two Step /Beginner

8:30 PM - Social Dancing Practice to Recorded Music

Renew your Flex Pass Join us now - Choose from 2 Classes or take both before Wurstfest

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Wednesdays - "SWING 525" LESSONS & DANCE PARTY 
525 S. St. Mary's Street - San Antonio


"SWING 525" - Weekly Wednesday Swing Party
7 PM - Drop-In Beginning and Intermediate Swing Lessons. Bring a partner or come by yourself.
8 PM - Dance Party
Beer/Wine Bar

Free Parking & Entrance in the Back
Admission $15 P/P. (Youth/Student $10)
Punch Card Discounted packages starting at $37 /month
After 8:15 PM  $5

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We believe that with social dances like Swing and Country you have the power to attract infinite health, fun, and make great friends all at the same time. Find your joy, find what makes you happy. Pick from Swing or Country Dance Lessons like Rock and Roll, Charleston, Balboa, Shag, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug Swing to Country Two Step, Polka, Waltz and Western Swing. We have a proven easy and fun method of teaching, perfected over 25 years, that some of us developed by teaching worldwide. Welcome to the family!

Read about Rob & Diane click here

We start you with the basics, you get to social dance and then move into some fun patterns, and have 3 minutes of fun, again and again!

 

Location - New Braunfels

We are located at the American Legion 410 W. Coll Street in Downtown New Braunfels (right across the street from the Sophienburg Museum two blocks from Downtown Social). 

Location - San Antonio

"SWING 525" is located at the the Historic Hermann Sons Ballroom at 525  S. St. Mary's Street in San Antonio. Free parking in back.

Maps: Scroll down below.

SWING /COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES
New Braunfels (1 or 3 month special below) 

Start you dance adventure at Swing Junction in New Braunfels Voted #1 - Best Lessons. Bring a partner or come by yourself - choose your class - pick one from 4 classes. Details below - Be Happy in 2021! 

Classes are open

Reserve your spot  - Sign up today Starting at $37 P/P.  see below.

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NEW BRAUNFELS - Class Schedule 2021

Tuesday Swing 3 month Series - Join us today!

See class levels and dance description at bottom of page
Choose from 3 Classes

 

6:30 PM Intermediate Swing - Learn the some more individual variations and styling for your Swing Dancing in this exciting class. (be very comfortable with your basic 6 and 8 count steps) Rob & Diane

7:30 PM  Beginning Swing - Level l /Beginner - Learn all the basics of swing dancing and how to lead and follow in this class that will kickstart your dancing. Get all the fundamentals and add exciting kicks to your basics. Bring a partner or come by yourself and rotate in. Rob & Diane

 

8:30 PM -9:30 PM  Beginning -Intermediate Swing - Level 2 - You have the basics and you are hooked.  You are ready for the next step: Triple steps, Charleston Kicks, more turns and variations and an introduction to the 8 Count steps and the Swing Out! Bring a partner or come by yourself and rotate in.

Wednesday Country 3 month Series -Join us today!

See class levels and dance description at bottom of page

Choose from 2 Classes*

 

OCTOBER SPECIAL:

6:30 PM Walz, Polka and Line Dance Combo Class

A new line dance at beginning of each class &  2 weeks of Waltz & 2 weeks of Polka. Get Ready for New Braunfels Wurstfest! Class with Michelle and Eddie

7:30 PM Beginner Two Step - Level l /Beginner Ya’ll get your Two Step on in this class for a great kick start of your dancing. Be out at a dance hall strutting your stuff only after a few classes. Bring a partner or come by yourself. Michelle and Eddie

8:30 PM -9 PM  Social Practice Dance to Recorded Music

*Classes are progressive building on material taught the week before.

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Pricing - Packages Deals - 1 and 3 Month Specials 

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(Save and pay in 3 small monthly payments)

Choose from Swing and Country Dance Classes (Mix and Match - you pick the classes)

Click on your Package:

One Person/One Class

Two People/One Class

One Person/Two Classes

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Two People/Two Classes

One Month Only

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One Person/All Classes

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General Page for Registration to compare plans:

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CLASS  DETAILS:

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 Michelle Schroeder, Dwayne Dietert, Rob & Diane van Haaren and are progressive building on material taught the week before.

And did you know that Swing Junction was Voted #1 Best Dance Lessons in New Braunfels

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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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(Save and pay in 3 small monthly payments)

LOCATION:

Downtown - New Braunfels TX

Held at Swing Junction at the American Legion 410 W. Coll Street in downtown New Braunfels right across from the Sophienburg Museum

"Swing 525" LOCATION:

Downtown - San Antonio TX

"SWING 525" is located at the the Historic Hermann Sons Ballroom at 525  S. St. Mary's Street in San Antonio. Free parking in back.

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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

Best Dance Lessons in New Braunfels

Readers Choice Winner 2019 - 2021 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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(Save and pay in 3 small monthly payments)

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Empower yourself with tips on dancing, on upcoming Swing Music and Dance Events in New Braunfels, Austin and San Antonio and become part of the #SwingMovement

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Never done Swing 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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