Competition Class & Rounds with Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo - Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo

Competition Class & Rounds with Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo

Learn how to compete in dance competitions! Practice in simulated International Standard and International Latin competition rounds during the class.

Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

$15.00 – per person Admission


$25.00 – per person for both the Competition Class & Rounds and the following class on International Slow Waltz taught by Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo, on the same Thursday night.

On Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2014, Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo — the reigning 2013 United States National Professional Classic Show Dance Champions and one of the Top Competitive Couples in the World(!) — will teach a one-hour class on preparing for dance competitions. The class is open to amateur couples or singles.

The class runs from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

In the Competition class, Liene and Paolo teach pointers on how to improve your dancing and how to compete — including pointers and strategy on how to enter and leave the dance floor, take proper bows, negotiate floorcraft, and behave during a dance competition.

Then they simulate a dance competition during the class. The student couples dance “semi-final” and “final” competition rounds in the International Standard dances, alternating with rounds in the International Latin dances during the class.

Students can choose to participate in only the International Standard rounds, only the Latin rounds, or both. Each International Standard round includes all five of the International Standard dances – Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep. The Latin Rounds include the five International Latin Dances – Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive.

Each student couple (or single) dances their own choreography during the simulated competition rounds.

This simulation of a competition is great practice — especially if you are considering or planning to enter a dance competition!


Following the Competition Class & Rounds on Thursday nights, April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2014, Paolo & Liene will teach a one-our class from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on International Slow Waltz. Each month Paolo and Liene cover a different one of the five international standard dances — Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, and Quickstep — during this class. For more information about this type of dancing, see the Goldcoast Ballroom Resources > Learn About Dance page.

At the end of the International Waltz class, Paolo & Liene hold a Structured Practice Session, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., which is included in the cost of the International Waltz class, and open to students in the class.

During the Practice Session Paolo & Liene dance with the students, and the students dance with each other. When time permits, “Five Dance” simulated International Standard and “Five Dance” simulated International Latin competition rounds are also included during this Practice Session.

The cost of the International Slow Waltz Class is $15.00 (which includes the Practice Session following the class).


The cost of the one-hour Competition class & Rounds is $15.00 per person.

The cost of the one-hour International Slow Waltz class (including the Practice Sessions) is $15.00 per person.

Or students may attend both of these Thursday night classes – on the same Thursday night – (plus the Thursday night Practice Session) for only $25.00 per person.