Work Force Development

Ballroom Dancing at LRCC this Summer!

Please join us this summer and learn Introduction to Ballroom Dance: Waltz, Cha Cha, and Foxtrot!

Waltz is being offered in four sessions on Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Cha Cha will be offered on Thursdays July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 5:30 p.m., and the Foxtrot will be offered on Thursdays August 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Ron Blankenstein began teaching Ballroom dance in 2005. He was trained in the DVIDA syllabus by Karen, owner of Queen City Ballroom in Manchester, NH. Ron has taken additional seminars and workshops with Ron Montez and Natalie Mavor. He is qualified to teach waltz, foxtrot, rumba, cha cha, east coast swing, nightclub two-step, tango, salsa, merengue and samba. 

 Ron taught social dance and performance dance to singles, couples, and groups while in New Hampshire and has choreographed and performed routines for and with his students. Ron and his wife Beth relocated from New Hampshire to South Carolina in April of 2014, spending the summer in New Hampshire.

Beth has joined Ron in teaching group classes. “We have been teaching group classes, private lessons, and wedding prep classes at Tidelands HealthPoint in Pawleys Island, South Carolina” ( We teach social dancing -- no competition teaching, just dancing for fun and enjoyment! 

Introduction to Ballroom Dance Schedule

Introduction to Ballroom Dance: Waltz - Thursdays June 8, 15, 22, and 29 - $36 per couple

Regarded as the most beautiful and elegant of all ballroom dances, this course will introduce students to the basic figures in the Waltz. Basic footwork, posture, frame and musicality will be covered. Both classic and contemporary music will be played.

Course # NCWK1320L    CRN: 32614

Introduction to Ballroom Dance: Cha Cha - Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, and 27 - $36 per couple

Cha Cha is a lively and fun Latin dance. Students will be introduced to the basic figures emphasizing basic footwork, posture, and muicality while dancing to both classic and contemporary music.

Course # NCWK1330L    CRN: 32615


Introduction to Ballroom Dance: Foxtrot - Thursdays August 3, 10, 17, and 24 - $36 per couple

The Foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. Students will be introduced to the basic figures while emphasizing footwork, frame, posture, timing and musicality. A variety of music - many from the Big Band era, will be played.

Course # NCWK1340L    CRN: 32616


Register: Online using Flexible Registration -available March 27, 2017 (click on “Workforce Development” at the top of the page, then on “Non-Credit Workshops”). Or, over the Phone: (603) 366-5235;

Or Print registration form from Registrar and fax to (603) 524-8084  Or In Person at:

379 Belmont Rd., Laconia, NH 03246