C&W Dance Lessons
Dance lessons are fun and provide the opportunity to learn how to go out and enjoy social dancing with your friends, or perhaps make some new friends! Monthly lessons consists of (4) ninety-minute lessons. Lessons are held on Thursday evenings between 7 - 8:30 pm. The cost is $40 per person for the entire month of lessons. Classes are open to everyone 14 years of age and older.
No partner required!
In group lessons, we switch partners frequently. This greatly benefits the learning process for both ladies and men. If you are unwilling to switch partners, please do not register for dance class. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Monthly Class Schedule
|No dance lessons Jan - April due to our involvement with |
Rodeo Houston and Montgomery County Fair.
||Two-Step/Polka - Level 1
||Thursdays: July 5, 12, 19 & 26|
||Two-Step/Polka - Level 2/3 combo
||Thursdays: August 2, 9, 23, 30 *|
additional classes to be posted
*Chris will be at the Dallas Market on the 16th so there will be no class that night
Registration- click here to sign-up! Or simply stop by the store.
Terms & Conditions
- $40 per person
- Non-refundable full payment required
- Free water and keg beer
- No cameras or recording equipment
- Our dance hall is inside the store and is a non-smoking environment.
- No refunds or pro-rated tuition if you miss a weekly class.
- No on-site childcare or non-participating onlookers, please
After Class- Everyone (21 and older) is encouraged to go dancing at Spurs Saloon on FM1488 in order to practice what you've learned.
General Information- The instructor is Chris, the owner of Outback Western Wear. He taught C&W dance lessons at a very large and well-known dance studio in Houston, SSQQ, for many years. He is well-versed in C&W dancing and enjoys teaching others to dance. Although he has significant material to keep students busy learning new moves for about a year of classes, we teach only a couple classes. For a wide variety of reasons, our dance students are looking for just the basics of instruction. Perhaps they are going to a wedding… or, getting married themselves… or, their son or daughter is getting married… Some students are new to Texas and (rightly!) believe it is their duty to now learn how to C&W dance. Either way and for whatever reason, we have found most of our students are looking for the basics. They want to know enough to go out dancing, have fun, and (quite frankly) not look like a fool. We have tried expanding the classes to attract more people or keep existing students interested. Unfortunately, that’s not what we’ve found works out here in the middle of nowhere-ville. So, we stick with two classes, a beginning level and another more challenging class. Please read the description of those classes below.
Classes vary in size, from a minimum of 10 people to a maximum of 40. Unlike SSQQ, where 80% of the students are single, our students are 90% coupled, either married or boyfriend/girlfriend. That said, we have had a good number of single folks in class so if you’re single, don’t let that keep you from signing-up. Most of the time, the male/female ratio balances out with sometimes one extra lady now and then. However, we rotate partners frequently so everyone will learn and everyone will dance.
Two-Step/Polka - Level 1- This class is a class for beginners. Students are taught the following: frame, two-step and polka footwork, two-step and polka rhythm; how to dance forward and backward; movements of turning forward to backward, then also backward to forward. Guys learn how to lead while ladies learn how to follow.
Two-Step/Polka - Level 2/3 Combo- This class is a class for folks who have taken the Level 1 class, or at least know the material from the Level 1 class. If you have the basics of dancing both two-step and polka both forward and backward, and turning between the two directions, feel free to sign-up. In this class, both the men and ladies will learn to coordinate hands separate from feet. The men will learn how to lead the ladies through a double-turn. Teaching and repeating this one move is perhaps half the class; sometimes more, sometimes a bit less, depending on how quickly everyone learns. From there, we add one or more of many possible options to the end of the double turn. The quicker the class learns, together as a whole, the more moves we can teach.