Dance Workshop with Augie Freeman & Jennifer Lee (Mar 30, 31 & Apr 1, 2018)

 With Professional Guest Instructors Augie Freeman & Jennifer Lee.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday – March 30, 31 & April 1st, 2018

Pioneer Park Dance Center

~~ Novice and Intermediate welcome!~~

Friday, March 30th

7:30-8:30-pm ~ Get your Swing on! A class for all levels.

Saturday, March 31st

Day for Novice

10:30-11:30am ~ Balboa Fundamentals

11:40am-12:40pm ~ Ad Lib Streps

Lunch Break

2:00-3:00pm ~ LA Style Lindy

3:10-4:10pm ~ Transition to LA Swing Style Lindy

4:10-6:00pm ~ Practice

Sunday, April 1st

Day for Intermediate  (Saturday Classes a Must!)

11:00am-12:00pm ~ Lollies

12:10-1:10pm ~ Throw Out Clinic

Lunch Break

2:30-3:30pm ~ Out & In

3:40-4:40pm ~ Putting it all together.


Individual Class: $18

Any 4 Classes: $65

Early Bird Pricing (Register by March 15th) — All 9 Classes and the Friday night dance: $135

All 9 Classes (after March 15th): $145

Workshop Packages

Please bring clean, non-marking shoes. No partner necessary.


ADVANCED Saturday ~ Salsa/Bachata Workshop with Mike Rodriguez: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

Salsa/Bachata Workshop
More from Houston Mike!
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Pioneer Park Dance Center

Three classes ONLY!

12:00pm ~ Advanced Salsa
1:20pm ~ Advanced Bachata
2:40pm ~ All Level SPIN class for men and women

We had so much fun last weekend, we’re going to do it again! Mike Rodriguez shared amazing technique with our workshop last weekend. We want MORE! Come catch more classes Saturday, Oct. 28 at Pioneer Park Dance Center.

$20 per class or $50 for all three

Come early to save your space on the dance floor.

Partner experience required. Non-marking shoes.

Salsa/Bachata Dance Workshop with Professional Guest Instructor Mike Rodriguez: October 20, 21, & 22, 2017

~~No experience necessary, but some partner dance experience required~~

Please bring clean, non-marking shoes.

Friday, Oct. 20

@ Pioneer Park Dance Center

7:30-8:30pm ~ Get Your Latin On! (For All Dance Levels)

8:30-11:00pm ~Social Dance at the Dance Center (For All Dance Levels)

Saturday, Oct. 21

@ Pioneer Park Dance Center

10:30-11:30am ~ Fundamentals of Dance (Taps, Turns, Spins, Steps; Salsa, Bachata)

11:40am-12:40pm ~ Fundamentals of Lead/Follow

12:40-2:00pm ~ Lunch Break

2:00-3:00pm ~ Beginning Salsa on 1

3:10-4:10pm ~ Beginning Bachata

4:10-6:00pm ~ Open Dance Practice
($2 members, $3 general public)

7:00-10:00pm ~ Social Dance at Hess Rec Center (For All Dance Levels)

Sunday, Oct. 22

@ UAF Hess Rec Center

11:00am-12:00pm ~ Salsa on 1 (Level 1-2) Prerequisite: Saturday’s Beginner Class

12:10-1:10pm ~ Bachata Level 2 (Intermediate)

1:10-2:30 ~ Lunch Break

2:30-3:30pm ~ Salsa on 1 (Intermediate & Inter/Advanced)

3:40-4:40pm ~ The Bachata Challenge


$125 Special Early Bird Discount ~ By Oct. 1st
(Exclusive to FIRST 20 registrants)

Per lesson: $20

Any 4 Classes: $ 70

All 9 Classes plus Social Dances: $140

Text or Call Jose for Private Lessons: 907-322-0726

Video Notebook Available for Purchase at the Event

Preregistration has closed, but you can still join us on the dance floor!
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class to register at the door.

Dance Workshop with Damon D’Amico and Lisa D’Amico Peltier: May 5-7, 2017

With Professional Guest Instructors Damon D’Amico & Lisa D’Amico Peltier

Friday, Saturday & Sunday – May 5, 6 & 7, 2017

Pioneer Park Dance Center

~~ Comfort in some dance necessary for this workshop.~~

Friday, May 5

7:30-8:30-pm ~ Swinging Your Country 2 Step—Adding WCS to 2-Step (All Level)

Saturday, May 6

Day for Novice

10:30-11:30am ~ CW 2-Step—Sharpening Your CW2-Step Moves

11:40am-12:40pm ~ CW 2-Step—Fun Moves for the Social Dance Floor

Lunch Break

2:00-3:00pm ~ West Coast Swing—Improving Your Lead/Follow

3:10-4:10pm ~ West Coast Swing—Fun moves with styling and variation

4:10-6:00pm ~ Private Lesson Opportunity

Sunday, May 7

Day for Intermediate

11:00am-12:00pm ~ CW 2-Step—Kicking it up a notch

12:10-1:10pm ~ CW 2-Step—Flashy moves for the social dance floor & beyond

Lunch Break

2:30-3:30pm ~ West Coast Swing—Cool patterns and variations

3:40-4:40pm ~ West Coast Swing—Styling for leaders and followers


Individual Class: $18

Any 4 Classes: $65

Early Bird Pricing (Register by April 21st) — All 9 Classes and the Friday night dance: $135

All 9 Classes (after April 21st): $145

Please bring clean, non-marking shoes. No partner necessary.

Dance Workshop with Jerry Morrison & Deb Cologgi: Sep. 30-Oct. 2, 2016

Back by Popular Demand…

Professional Guest Instructors

Jerry Morrison & Deb Cologgi

Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Sept 30, Oct 1 & 2, 2016

Pioneer Park Dance Center

~~ Comfort in some dance necessary for this workshop.~~

Workshop Classes & Events

Friday, Sep. 30, 2016

6:30-7:25pm ~ West Coast Swing (Intermediate)

7:30-8:30pm ~ Waltz (All Level)

Social Dance ~ 8:30-11:00pm ~ $5/6
*Music by Jerry Morrison & FREE half hour lesson during the dance

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Day for Novice

10:30-11:20am ~ Hustle: The Social Dance!

11:30-12:20pm ~ Begin Your Night Club 2 Step

12:30-2:00pm ~ Lunch Break

2:00-2:50pm ~ Hustle: Sharpening That Social Dance!

3:00-4:00pm ~ Night Club 2 Step: Figures and Variations

4:00-6:00pm ~ Practice

Please note the change in location for this event:
Keep on dancing at Roundup Steakhouse ~ 8:00pm-?

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Day for Intermediate

10:00-10:50am ~ West Coast to the Next Level!

11:00-11:50am ~ Night Club 2 Step: Stepping It Up!

12:00-12:50pm ~ Waltz: Beyond the Basic!


Individual Class: $18

Any 4 Classes: $65

All 9 Classes: $145

Please bring clean, non-marking shoes. No partner necessary.

Country Workshop with Ed Salazar: Mar. 18-20, 2016

Shiny Shoes Dance Productions has been in operations for seven (7) years under the direction of Ed Salazar, owner and instructor.  Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Ed has well over twenty years of theatrical and entertainment experience, beginning as a volunteer at the Harbor Playhouse, and soon becoming an IATSE (International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees) professional.  Approximately fifteen (15) years ago, Ed stepped onto the dance floor as a means of overcoming boredom and soon discovered that the years of studying music, combined with his theatrical training, allowed him to firmly grasp the concepts of “Bar-Room” dancing.  In time, it was clear that the disciplines of Ballroom Dancing combined with the “Bar-Room” experience held long term benefits.  After studying Ballroom dance for years, at Del Mar College, Brigham Young University, and with personal coaches, Shiny Shoes Dance was born.  Blending the two disciplines (Bar-Room and Ballroom) together, Shiny Shoes Dance focuses on “Social Ballroom” dancing.  The Shiny Shoes Dance goal is to “Make Social Ballroom Happen!

At Shiny Shoes Dance, our specialty is “Social Dancing,” which we define as “partner dancing for fun and entertainment.” While the American Style Ballroom Dance Curriculum is at the core of our program, our focus is on lead and follow technique, as well as the art of entertaining our dance partner. At Shiny Shoes Dance, we begin with the rigid and exacting science of ballroom dance.  However, we do our best to make it fun and enjoyable for everyone.

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 18

7:30-8:30pm ~ Country Western 2-Step (all levels)


8:30-11:00pm ~ Social Dance with music by Ed Salazar

$5.00 Members/$6.00 General Public

If you purchase all classes—Dance is Free


Saturday, March 19 (Day for Novice)

10:00-11:00am ~ Country Western 2-Step: Sharpening Your CW 2-Step

11:05am-12:05pm ~ Country Western 2-Step: Cool Figures for the Social Dance Floor

12:05pm-1:30pm ~ 1.5 hour lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm ~ Country Polka: Improving Your Lead and Follow

2:35-3:35pm ~ Country Polka: Figures and Variations


Saturday Night, 8:00pm-? ~ Keep on Dancing at Bojangles


Sunday, March 20

11:00am-12:00pm ~ Country Western 2-Step: Kicking the Dust a Little Higher

12:05-1:05pm ~ Country Western 2-Step: Adding Flash (Styling and Variations)

1:05-2:30pm ~ 1.45 hour lunch

2:30-3:30pm ~ Country Waltz: Promenade Your Sweetheart

3:35-4:35pm ~ Country 1-Step: Fun Polka Alternative



Individual class – $18

Any 4 Classes – $65

All 9 Classes – $145


Preregistration has closed, but you can still join us on the dance floor! Please arrive at the hall 15 minutes before class to register and pay at the door.