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Social Dancers – How We Dance: Julie & Peter

  • November 18, 2019

Two members of the Swing Cats Rhythm Revue performance troupe have extensive experience in Lindy Hop and numerous vintage dance styles (including waltz, polka, tango, and other social dances of the late 1880’s and early 1900’s). Come learn from them their secret sauce for authentic and fun partnered jazz dancing!

PRE-REQUISITES: All 4 months of Beginners Track or equivalent experience.…

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Social Dancers – The Way We Dance: Chiara & Philippe

  • August 26, 2019

Make intentional choices in your own pacing, connection, and pulse. Work with your partner to exchange ideas. Transform your dance into collaborative art!

PRE-REQUISITES: All 4 months of Beginners Track or equivalent experience. No partner required, just bring comfy shoes and your enthusiasm!

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Social Dancers – Freedom From Footwork

  • May 29, 2019

In this class we’ll explore what happens when we free ourselves to step however the music or our partner moves us. What are the things that I value in the dance that cause me to like one way of changing the footwork vs another? How can I support my partner in their choices, and how do I like my partner to support me?…

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Social Dancers – Building Social (Dance) Skills

  • March 1, 2019

At its heart, Lindy Hop is a social dance — connecting with another person, and connecting with the music. But a *great* social dance is about more than just doing the steps while holding hands! This month, Richard and Margot will explore some of the qualities that contribute to awesome, comfortable social dances. From fun intros and endings, to surviving a crowded dance floor and building a dance that flows from one idea to the next,…

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Social Dancers – Month F: All About Swingouts

  • December 10, 2018

The classic move of Lindy Hop, broken down to its most essential forms, plus fun stylings and footwork variations to spice them up!

PRE-REQUISITES: All 4 months of Beginners Track or equivalent experience. No partner required, just bring comfy shoes and your enthusiasm!

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Social Dancers – Month E: It’s All Swing to Me

  • December 10, 2018

Many beginners are surprised when they find out that Lindy Hop, and the modern swing dance floor in general, is full of different rhythms, patterns, and even dances, coexisting to the same swinging music. How do these diverse flavors help us express ourselves in jazz? What’s the difference between eight-count and six-count? How do we transition well between them?…

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Social Dancers – Shim Sham and Friends

  • November 29, 2018

You wanna learn Shim Sham? This solo jazz routine made famous by Frankie Manning is danced by lindy hoppers all over the world. This is what Lori and Brynna love about solo jazz: the opportunity to mesh individuality and creative expression with unity and community. Come learn the routine, then variations on the routine, then break all the rules with your own creation!…

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Social Dancers – Month D: Flashy Kicks

  • November 1, 2018

Kick your usual dancing to the curb! This class will cover tandem Charleston figures, Charleston turns, and putting kick-steps into just about everything. Plus! Custom content handpicked by our instructors.

PRE-REQUISITES: All 4 months of Beginners Track or equivalent experience. No partner required, just bring comfy shoes and your enthusiasm!

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Social Dancers – Month C: Turn of the Swing-tury

  • September 23, 2018

Anyone who’s done a swingout knows that the “catch” is one our most pivotal moments. Make this moment clear and comfortable by mastering fancy inside and outside turns from the swingout, along with side and forward releases, plus custom content handpicked by our instructors.

PRE-REQUISITES: All 4 months of Beginners Track or equivalent experience. No partner required,…

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