We are so thrilled to announce the newest addition to our arts and education programming. Walter and Celina Dill of Everyone Can Dance will be leading two five-week Swing Class Sessions beginning on Sunday, September 28! Read all about it below:
Everyone Can Dance at WICA
part of WICA’s Arts and Education programming
with Walter Dill & Daughter, Celina
in Zech Hall @ Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
5 Sundays: September 28–October 26
Swing 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30-6:30pm
East Coast Swing is the best place to start learning partner dance and is probably the most useful and fun dance in our culture. Most local bands that play Swing. There is an immense variety of music that inspires Swing dancing – Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Western, and even Big Band! No prerequisite.
Swing 2: Double-time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:45-7:45pm
There is a marvelous selection of rockin’ out music that is too fast for Triple-time Swing and too slow for Single-time Swing. If you want to feel good about life, this is the dance for you. Prerequisite: Any Swing class.
$60/person for a 5-week class series; $45 for 18 & under. $30 for 12 & under with paying adult.
Make checks to: WALTER DILL.
Mail to or drop off at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260.
More info: 360-301-4755, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Contrary to popular belief, everyone can dance. The Dills have proven this thousands of times. All you have to do is show up and try.
• Get exercise and develop “plays-well-with-others” skills. Name another activity where people of all ages can collaborate and respectfully touch. Bring your kids, parents, partner and friends.
• Find the joy of being creative and experience the satisfaction of finding your own “groove”.
• Dancing was the only physical activity associated with a lower risk of dementia, as reported in a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, 6/19/2003
Walter & Celina
Walter, whose formal education was in art and design (see www.WalterDill.com), co-created Living Traditions Dance (1990-2004) in Seattle, which taught dance to over 14,000 people. Many dance instructors in Seattle took their first dance classes with Walter. Since moving to Whidbey Island in 2006, the Dill’s have hosted over 1,000 islanders in their classes. Celina has now taught with her dad for a decade and is a deeply knowledgeable, skilled and caring instructor. They have been teaching together in Seattle for the past two years and are ready to offer classes again on Whidbey Island.
Dancing for the Dill’s is about becoming conscious of how we move through life, relating creatively and in harmony (non-competitvely) with our partners, friends, families and community as a whole, and of course, having fun.