Tickets for the Dream Ball include five dance lessons in preparation for the ball.
No specific partner needed, you will learn how to be confident and have fun dancing with different partners.
Learning the Waltz and East Coast Swing will begin with a line dance, in which you will practice the moves without a partner.
Using the skills learned from the line dance you can progress into partner dancing.
We strongly recommend participants attend all five lessons, as dance instruction is progressive. Lessons will build off of the prior week.
A written copy of dance moves will be provided each week so participants can practice on their own in between lessons.
Andy Smith is a dance professional and internationally certified instructor. Andy has the ability to instruct in a way that makes complicated dance moves simple and achievable for the beginner while also motivating the more advanced dancer to continue to grow their skill.
Sky Smith is a dance enthusiast who embodies the meaning of the word “amateur” - (“one who does for the love of”). She has had the privilege to study a variety of dance styles under internationally certified instructor, Andy Smith, as well as other acclaimed coaches including Peter Strom & Laura Glaess. Sky adores the grace of Waltz, but loves the playful adrenaline of Lindy Hop most of all. Combining two for her favorite things - Christmas & dance - Acker Music festival has been one of her favorite performance opportunities. [[Sky views social dance as: “It’s like getting to have recess again as an adult!” She hopes to inspire others to dance for the difference in confidence it can make in a person both as an individual and in social interaction. ]] One of her favorite songs of all-time says it all: “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing.”