Ballroom, Latin & Swing with Cori GrimmClasses in Medford & Ashland
Learn to dance, meet new people, exercise and have fun all at the same time!
FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY NIGHT PARTIES ARE CANCELED FOR NOW. Beginning classes have resumed at the Grove in Ashland, but those classes require preregistration. Go to this page for details: Beginning classes. (Monday classes at the Evergreen are still open to drop-ins without a partner.)
Due to state mandates, face coverings are required.
We offer classes for all levels. Plus, we have practice parties 1st and 3rd Fridays. Classes are affordable, and most are open to drop-ins. For Monday’s beginning class, you don’t need a partner, experience or special shoes… just the desire to come out and try something new!
See our calendar for Beginning and Intermediate lessons at the Evergreen on Mondays, Beginning and Advanced in Ashland on Tuesdays, Advanced at the Evergreen on Wednesdays and Parties at the Evergreen on Fridays.
Cori Grimm & John OurantGetting You Up & DancingAbout Us
Cori is not only an accomplished and enthusiastic dancer, but also an excellent teacher of dance. She loves to help new dancers of all ages and abilities get out on the floor, feeling comfortable and confident. Having fun is a must!
So many people come to dance at moments of transition in their lives. Whether your goal is to meet people, explore a lifelong dream of learning to dance, perform like on Dancing with the Stars, or just get some good exercise, Cori will help you experience the magic of ballroom dancing.
Cori got hooked on ballroom dancing by taking lessons with her dad in highschool. She has performed with the UC San Diego Dance Team (where she met her husband, John Ourant) and taught for the UB Ballroom Dance Club in Buffalo, New York. She considers herself a social dancer who knows how to turn on the style at performance time. Cori is also the manager of the Evergreen Ballroom and the Executive Director of the Open Floor Community Ballroom Dancers Association, hosting the annual Southern Oregon Youth Ballroom Competition.
John has been dancing since 1992, training extensively in college. His expertise is in lead-follow skills, refined through many years of cruising around the dance floor. He’s Cori’s training partner and music man!
John also has a very rewarding ‘Day Job’. When he’s not dancing, John works in Ashland as a homeopath. Read more about John on his web site: ElementalHomeopathy.com.