Basic Beginner I West Coast Swing Class at SYC

We had such a great response to the previous session, we have been asked to offer it again.  Starting January 27, and continuing every Tuesday for 6 weeks, we will have our Basic Beginner I West Coast Swing Class.

This class will be for newcomers to West Coast Swing and for those who wish to concentrate on solely the 6 main basic patterns, with footwork and technique, and possibly slight modifications of the 6 basic patterns.  This class will not work on anything other than these main patterns.

Online class registration is available on this website, on the "Group Classes" tab of our Class Schedule page.  Please indicate which class or classes you plan on attending.

These  classes will allow students to feel comfortable enough to attend the Thursday night class, where we can expound on the 6 basic patterns with more modifications, styling, etc.

Cost will be $50/person for the 6 week course.  Drop in rate will be $10/person ( However, we recommend attending all 6 classes)

Box Tops for Education® for George Elementary

As we have for the past 10 years, Dance and Swing has assisted George Elementary in food and clothing drives.  Now we would like to challenge each and every one of you to do something throughout the year to help. We are asking that you collect and clip Box Tops for Education® from products that you buy, many of which you probably already have in your home and just throw away the packages.

Box Tops for Education® is one of the nation’s largest school fundraising loyalty programs and has been helping schools succeed since 1996. With over 250 participating products, it’s an easy way for schools to earn cash for the things they need. Over 90,000 K-8 schools participate nationwide. Each Box Tops coupon is worth 10¢ and they add up fast!  Schools can use their Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need most, from books to field trips to playgrounds. So far, America’s schools have earned over $525 million from Box Tops…and counting.*

To learn a bit more about Box Tops for Education®, you can go to this link:  and for a complete list of products, there are downloads available to print at

What we at Dance and Swing are challenging everyone to do is to clip and save these Box Tops for Education®.  Just cut them out and put them in an envelope, save them and bring them to us, and we will do the rest.  Or, if you wish, you can mail them directly to George Elementary at 2878 Powell St, Springdale, AR 72764.  We will have a collection box available at all the group classes and social dances. 

So, inspect your boxes, cans, and packaging before you throw it out.  Download and print the list of products and keep it handy.  It only takes a few seconds and can make a big difference for the school.

Do it for the kids!

Mission Trip to Black Mesa Arizona

Again this year, my daughter Leta and I will be going to the Navajo Reservation in Black Mesa, Arizona to continue the mission for the House of Joy Church.  We will be leaving June 6 and returning June 14. We will be working on rebuilding the church, working on improvements on the grounds, assisting families in the area, and holding Vacation Bible School for the kids.
To defray some of the cost of this trip, I will be offering a special on private lessons.  From now until March 15, I will be offering 13 private lessons for $360, (normal price is 10/$475.  You do not have to begin immediately, as the lessons in the package are good 1 year from the date the first lesson is taken.  If you have thought about taking private lessons, this would be a great place to start as the price does not get any better than this.  If you are currently taking private lessons, this is a good time to re-up.
If purchasing a package is not an option currently, but you would still like to help, we will gladly accept donations in any amount.  We will accept them at any of the group classes, social dances, or we will drive to you!  Just let us know.

Wedding Special Package

Dance and Swing specializes in the choreography of wedding dances. Whether it is the special "First Dance" of the Bride and Groom, Mother-Son, or Father-Daughter dances, we can make it happen. This package includes 8 (eight) 1 hour private lessons, plus the choreography to 1 dance. We cater to your schedule and needs, so if this is on your list, contact usClick these links to see a couple of our choreographed wedding dances:

Clardy's Cobbler Shoppe

Need your dance shoes re-soled? Got a comfortable pair of shoes that you would like to turn into dance shoes? Go to Clardy's Cobbler Shoppe at 416 North College in Fayetteville. They will take your shoes and make them better than new, or they will take that pair of shoes you like and turn them into dance shoes by putting ballroom suede on the soles. Very affordable and excellent quality. Call or go by. 479-442-9541

Lessons at the Adult Wellness Center in Rogers

The lesson begins at 5:30 p.m. and goes to 6:30 p.m. This is a beginner class and you must be a member of the Adult Wellness Center to participate. You may pre-register or register at the first class. The classes will be on a monthly format and will be posted on the class schedule soon! Hope to see you there. For more information go to or call 479-631-3333.

Bop on the Lake 2010 Performance Video

Jerry and Leette's performance at 'Bop on the Lake' 2010

Bop in the Rock 2014 Performance Video

Jerry and Leette's performance at 'Bop on the Lake' 2010

Dance and More Store New Location

The Dance and More Store has moved. Now located at 3801 Johnson Mill Boulevard, Fayetteville, AR, carries several brands of ballroom dance shoes (both ladies' and gentleman's), certain accessories, and dance attire all at very reasonable prices. If you do not find what you need at the store, if it can be ordered, they will do so. Just ask! 

Their contact information is:

Phone: (479) 595-8331