Let’s Swing Dance Baby!
Fun, Friendly Atmosphere!
Come Join Our Swing Family!
“You Can’t Dance Without Smiling!”
Come Smile With Us!
Welcome to Swing Junction!
We connect people by providing a supportive, fun environment where everyone can bring out the best in themselves and others, while building a sense of community. We welcome anyone who’s interested in any kind of Swing!
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or bona-fide Hep Cat, come swing out each Tuesday evening at DAS REC and Wednesday evenings at the American Legion Hall at 410 W. Coll Street in New Braunfels!
Get ready to smile a lot, while you gain fitness, an increased sense of wellbeing, and lots of friends you didn’t know you had!
Every time I come to Swing junction I love to dance because Rob and Diane have made a great community atmosphere! I feel welcomed and everyone encourages and celebrates each person as individuals. If you have never danced before have no fear Rob and Diane are so easy going and wonderful communicators! They have so much knowledge and are always willing to share their tips and tricks. Rebecca
I have to hand it to Rob and Diane van Haaren… they can get ANYBODY to swing dance and do it well in a short time. I’ve never seen anything like it. They’re engaging, funny, inviting and make people want to dance AND keep coming back.
Rob & Diane van Haaren are amazing instructors, new to our area after a long career teaching dance in the Bay Area and overseas. They are SO GOOD, especially with beginners. You’ll be having so much fun, you won’t even realize how quickly you’ve learned!
Aside from their obvious friendliness, generosity, and passion for teaching, Rob and Diane are true masters of their craft. They have an incredible smooth and calm style of both dancing and teaching. Where other instructors may try to pack as many moves into a class as possible, they take the time to do it right and make sure to convey the foundation and balance of every move. You may only learn a few moves in a class, but the difference is that you actually LEARN them instead of watching an instructor twirl while trying to follow along.
I have taken many dance classes over the years, and this is by far the most enjoyable. Rob and Diane welcome all levels of dancers and taylor their teaching to address each participant. I learn something new in every class and look forward to the following weeks lesson. I would highly recommend this class to anyone, beginners as well as advanced dancers. You will not be disappointed, and you will come away with a whole new group of “swing” friends.
I have been dancing Jitterbug since I was a child and learned in the streets of Chicago but I learned so many fun, easy to learn new step that I have never seen before. Wow, what a blast! Rob and Diane have an easy, friendly, no stress way of teaching–to learn to have fun on the dance floor without all the technical issues because swinging on the dance floor is about fun! Thanks Rob and Diane!
Be it the classes in East Coast Swing, the Lindy Hop, or Charleston. Be it the great sounding tunes to dance to, the people to learn and dance with. And, to having the luck of Rob & Diane here … to teach….what more can be said, It’s all good!
There’s laughter in every session and it’s good for the soul. The class is well attended, but students still get great personalized and confidence building attention, and there is valuable instruction for fledgling up to strong intermediate dancers. If you’re looking for cool new moves, move yourself into Rob and Diane’s classes!
Bob and Cheryl
Rob and Diane make the dancing entertaining. Not many instructors go to each student and offer encouragement. These two go over the steps until we have the move down pat. The pace is still upbeat enough that I get a good workout every week.
Rob and Diane are great teachers and they create a fun and relaxed atmosphere! There are no feelings of intimidation, even if you go solo. Partners are rotated so you never feel alone. I would recommend this class to people of all ages and experience levels!
Come Smile With Us!