Lessons

Pricing

  • Series Classes $50 for a 4-week series. Includes free admission to dance party.
  • Both Series Classes $75 for both 4-week series. Includes free admission to dance party.
  • Drop-In Classes $16 Drop-in. Includes free admission to dance party.
  • Both Drop-In Classes $24 Drop-in. Includes free admission to dance party.
  • Swing Dance Party only $8 from 9:30pm - midnight; $12 on band nights.

See our discounts for individuals 24 & younger below.

Registration

To register for class, bring cash, check, or credit card and sign up at the front desk. Please arrive 15 minutes before class starts on the first Wednesday of the month to avoid the line and make it to class on time. Please read our Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability.

Current Classes (April)

Online registration is closed, please register at the door.

Class schedule summary
7:15pm - 8:15pm Level 2 Lindy Hop - 8-count and 6-count Remixed
w/ Kylie & Roger
Level 3 Lindy Hop - California Routine
w/ Lori & Gilles
8:15pm - 9:15pm Collegiate Shag
w/ Diana & Treven
Level 1 Lindy Hop - 6-count Lindy Hop
w/ Kylie & Roger

Class Details

7:15pm-8:15pm Level 2 Lindy Hop - 8-count and 6-count Remixed
Apr 2, 2014 - Apr 23, 2014

Lindy Hop Series Class w/ Kylie & Roger

When the worlds of 8- and 6-count swing collide, amazing dancing results! Join us in learning some of the classic and awesome 6/8 count moves you see on the dance floor. You might think we'll be baking, with moves that include words like "roll" and "sugar", and you won't be far off as we explore the recipe for mixing them into more texture-rich dancing!

PRE-REQUISITES: Execute a swingout, lindy circle, charleston and 6-count moves and transition between them in open and closed positions. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!

Pricing for this series class: $50 series or $16 drop-in.

7:15pm-8:15pm Level 3 Lindy Hop - California Routine
Apr 2, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014

Lindy Hop Series w/ Lori & Gilles

Have you ever swung-out three times and ended with a lindy circle? Then you already know how this routine starts! With its origins fabled to extend all the way to Hellzapoppin', the California Routine is a Lindy Hop staple. We will teach this famous partnered choreography over the course of 5 weeks and use it as a base for practicing both essential dance connection and performance skills.

PRE-REQUISITES: At least nine consecutive months of Level 1 and Level 2 including one full year of social dance, or discuss your eligibility with instructors. Under-qualified students will be asked to transfer to Level 2 in order to strengthen their fundamentals. No partner required.

Pricing for this 5-week series class: $50 series (5 WEEKS FOR THE PRICE OF 4) or $16 drop-in.

8:15pm-9:15pm Collegiate Shag
Apr 2, 2014 - Apr 23, 2014

Elective Series Class w/ Diana & Treven

We're excited to welcome our new guest instructors, Treven and Diana, to teach the fun and captivating dance of Collegiate Shag! This is a dance that evolved from the Charleston and was popular in the 1920s and 1930s with college students. It's an excellent dance to do when the tempos really start jumping and its 6- & 8-count footwork will help you keep up with ease! In this four week series, expect to become versed in shag styles, variations, and cool patterns! We'll get you shaggin' out to the faster songs, no problem!

Collegiate Shag experiences rebirth these days; watch this fascinating documentary to learn more: http://vimeo.com/88253085

PRE-REQUISITES: We'll start you off with shag basics, so no previous shag experience is necessary but previous lindy and/or partner dancing experience is recommended.

Pricing for this series class: $50 series or $16 drop-in.

8:15pm-9:15pm Level 1 Lindy Hop - 6-count Lindy Hop
Apr 2, 2014 - Apr 23, 2014

Lindy Hop Series w/ Kylie & Roger

Start dancing from day one! We will get you moving in this month-long series that will make you an expert on basic footwork, turns, wraps, breaks and jazzy stylin'. Includes 6- and 8-count moves, an introduction to the swing-out foundation, and more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

PRE-REQUISITES: None. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!

Pricing for this series class: $50 series or $16 drop-in.


What class should I take?

We recommend you take the level 1 series class (at least) three times (meaning for three months) to give you a chance to take all three different topics covered in each of those months, as well as getting a good foundation with your basic send-out, swing-out, lindy circle and charleston.

After three months, depending on your comfort level, you can choose to take another round of level 1 classes, graduate to the level 2 class, or take both classes for a while. There is always something more to learn in either of the classes, and there are no exams :)

Wondering if you're eligible for level 3, it is best to ask one of the teachers. Contact us here.

If you're hesitating between level 1 and the Balboa class, we advise you to take level 1 first and come back to Balboa later. It is beneficial to have some Lindy fundamentals when taking the Balboa class.

What to wear?

Clothes

The most important thing is to wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. The lindy scene is very casual, and there's a wide range of clothing from jeans and t-shirts to nice dresses and suits (especially on band nights). Some people choose to come in vintage clothing or hair styles, which can be a very fun way to get into the mood! When wearing skirts, be careful that fast spins or jumps will not reveal more than you intend, and that they are loose enough to allow you to stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Whatever the temperature outside, remember that you'll get warm after dancing for a while. Light layers that can be removed will help keep you comfortable so you're not sweltering all night long.

Footwear

For both men and women, it is much easier to dance, spin, and generally impress your partner with your fancy moves in smooth-soled shoes. Shoes that have a really grippy sole can cause injuries to knees and ankles when you try to spin or turn quickly. The most important thing is to wear comfortable shoes, and you may want to experiment with different types to find which you prefer. For ladies, make sure that the shoes you wear have a back to them and will not fall off your foot when you kick or drag on the floor when you pick up your heel. If you need to "doctor" your shoes, you can do something as simple as putting a strip of duct tape on the sole of the shoe to give it more slip or, for a more permanent solution, you can take them to a cobbler to add a suede or smooth leather sole.

For Lindy, flat shoes or shoes with very low heels are easiest to dance in. It's also recommended to wear closed-toed shoes (to protect your toes!). Unlike some partner/ballroom dances, high heels (especially stilettos and platform shoes) are not a good choice and can be dangerous if they are unstable.

For Balboa, we recommend that followers wear shoes that have a short heel and a smooth sole which will not drag on the floor when you're standing on the balls of your feet.

You can find links to online dance shoe stores on our links page.

24 & younger Discounts!

WNH welcomes individuals of 24 years and younger! Show proof of age 24 and younger at the front desk for half off the price of series classes. If you are over 24 years old, but still carry enough credits to qualify as a full-time student, you are still eligible for the discount. Bring in your full-time class schedule for that semester or quarter to get the discount. Dances are also discounted to a $6 admission cost. Drop-in classes are not discounted.

Discount policy for 24 and younger or full-time students:
  • $25 for series classes (regularly $50)
  • $16 for drop-in classes (same as regular price)
  • $6 for the dance only (regularly $8 or $12 on band night)

Discount policy in effect! NOW!

Punch Cards

WNH offers $80 value pre-paid punch cards for entrance to the dance only. Each card gets you 10 admissions to the dance party be it a band night or a special party or performance. No more messing around with cash at the door. Just present your card and sign in!



Classes Every Week! (Drop-ins welcome)
Next Lindy Hop Series Classes Start on May 7th!