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Competition Class (Ballroom & Latin Rounds) with Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – $15.00 (or $25.00 for any two classes; $35.00 for all three classes on the same night)

Thursday, October 9, 2014 -- 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$15.00 – $35.00

Paolo & Liene Di LorenzoCompetition Class & Rounds with Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo

Thursdays, October 9, 16, 23, and 30
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Competition Class and Rounds

$15.00 – includes the Class and warm-up before the Class


$25.00 – for any two classes taught by Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo on the same Thursday night + half-hour Practice Session (9:30 PM – 10:00 PM); or

$35.00 – for all three classes taught by Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo on the same Thursday night + half-hour Practice Session (9:30 PM – 10:00 PM)

On Thursdays in October, starting on October 9, Paolo and Liene Di Lorenzo — the 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, including both Ballroom and Latin Rounds. The class is open to amateur couples or singles.

The class runs from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Participating couples may warm up on the floor before the class.

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.

The class includes a simulated dance competition – including both Ballroom and Latin rounds. 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.

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

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.

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


Following this one-hour Competition class, the Goldcoast Formation Team, directed by Liene and Paolo Di Lorenzo, meets for one hour – from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM – every Thursday night, starting October 9. The Formation Team will perform at the Goldcoast Ballroom December Showcase. Participation in the Formation Team is by invitation only. For more information, contact Liene & Paolo Di Lorenzo.

Following the Formation Team class, during October (starting on October 9), Paolo & Liene will teach a one-our class from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on International Quickstep. 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 International Standard class. For more information about this type of dancing, see the Goldcoast Ballroom Resources > Learn About Dance page.

At the end of the Quickstep class, Paolo & Liene hold a Structured Practice Session, from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., which is open to students in the Quickstep class, as well as students who attend any of Paolo & Liene’s classes that Thursday night.

During the Practice Session Paolo & Liene dance with the students, and the students dance with each other. When time permits, a “Five Dance” simulated International Standard competition round, and time-permitting also a Latin round, is held during this Practice Session.

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


Each of the three Classes taught by Liene & Paolo on Thursday night is $15.00 per person (including the Practice Session, 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM).

Or, students may attend any two of these Classes taught by Liene & Paolo (and the Practice Session) on the same night for only $25.00, or all three of these Classes (and the Practice Session) on the same night for only $35.00!




Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$15.00 – $35.00
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Definitions of Terms Used at Goldcoast Ballroom:

Afternoon Dance – A fun-filled afternoon of traditional Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Hustle social dancing. We have a FREE Line Dance Class every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 PM. Two Foxtrot mixers, line dancing, and a snack are all included on both Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.

Ballroom Mix – A modern mix including Ballroom, Latin, and most other social dances. A great warm up for the West Coast Swing & Hustle Mix – or for our Special Friday Night Mambo Mania!

Dance Party – A night of dancing encompassing all styles of dancing offered at Goldcoast Ballroom.

DanceSport Night – A well balanced combination of the international Latin and Standard as well as American Smooth and Rhythm styles of dancing. We also include West Coast Swing, Hustle, Argentine Tango, Two Step and Merengue to round off your social dancing skills as well as a Foxtrot and Waltz Mixer.

Latin Mix – A sizzling mix of authentic Latin Rhythms predominantly consisting of Salsa or Mambo with some Cha Cha, Merengue and Bachata.

Party Mix – This mix is for the young at heart! It is an exciting contemporary blend of classic Ballroom, Swing, Hustle, Argentine Tango, Latin and Two Step. It is the perfect compliment to the Latin Mix. Great for singles and couples of all ages.

Swing & Country Night – A full night of West Coast Swing sprinkled with Country Two Step, Nite Club Two Step, Country Swing & Cha Cha and Country Waltz.

West Coast Swing (WCS) Hustle Mix – Simple… Predominantly West Coast Swing and Hustle with a bit of Two-Step, Night Club 2, and Country.

We play all styles of music, and our Instructors teach virtually all styles of dancing,
including International & American Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, Swing, Salsa and other Social Dances.

Check out our Resources page for more information on the different styles of dance and dance music.

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