Bethesda Dance!

Learn ballroom dance in a fun and casual class at Bethesda!

  • Tuesdays 6-7pm; flexible attendance policy; come when you can!
  • Taught by Christina Castaneda; see her bio belowChristina headshot
  • No charge; suggested donation of $5 per class to benefit Bethesda
  • Singles and couples welcome; rotating partner system in class
  • The wider New Haven community is invited
  • Both new dancers and those with experience can join
  • A few weeks dedicated to each type of dance
  • Sign up, and receive updates, by emailing BethesdaDance@yahoo.com

Takes place in the Campanius room, below the church, at 450 Whitney Avenue in New Haven. Free parking at 450 Whitney Avenue and around 305 St. Ronan Street. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Upcoming Schedule:

December – Salsa & Merengue

Have some fun learning these fun latin dances

January – Tango

Learn the basics for ballroom tango

February –Fox Trot & Rumba Variations

You have learned to basic, so now let’s learn some fun and easy variations

March – SwingVariations

Going beyond the basic to have a great time showing off

April – Waltz Variations

Revisiting the basic and learning simple twist and turns in your waltz

May – East Coast Swing

Learning the basic and beyond

 

Here is Christina’s bio:

Christina Castaneda has studied dance since the age of 3 and has trained in various styles including Lyrical, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, and American Style Ballroom. She received intense Ballroom coaching from Wanda Deagen, under whose direction she competed professionally in Las Vegas at the World Promotions Ballroom Competition. Christina then attended New York’s Summer Dance Fest Teacher Workshop hosted by the Broadway Dance Center earning a Certificate of Recognition from Dance Teacher Magazine. She taught for the Dance Tree in Houston, TX, and, in 2005, earned the position of assistant director of Ballet New Braunfels where she later became director and led annual productions of The Nutcracker until 2015. Christina also worked with the New Braunfels Theatre Company to co-choreograph the musicals Grease, Cinderella, and From Us to You. Most recently, she competed twice in the Christian Youth Theater’s annual Dancing with the Stars of New Braunfels and in 2015 was an honored judge. Christina is happy to have brought over 20 years of teaching experience to New Haven and is enthusiastic about being part of the local arts education community.