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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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Wed Nov 28: At A Glance

Wed Nov 28: Volunteer Appreciation Party
November Series conclude

You can still drop in in our November series classes.

We don’t have enough words for all the gratitude we feel towards our volunteers — so we are throwing them a party instead!…

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Wed Oct 31: At A Glance

Wed Oct 31: It’s Halloween
October Series conclude
Harvest Moon M&M Derby Contest last prelim!

You can still drop in in our October series classes.

We are so excited for Halloween falling on Wednesday this year! Come in your cutest or craziest (but absolutely family-friendly) Halloween costumes,…

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Wed Oct 17: At A Glance

Wed Oct 17: October Series
The Harvest Moon M&M Derby Contest is on!

You can still drop in in our October series classes.

Our 9th annual Mix & Match derby-style contest, specifically aimed at amateur dancers, is finally here! You’ll have three prelims to earn entry into the finals which will be held to live music,…

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Wed Sep 26: At A Glance

Wed Sep 26: October Series Registration
Mini-Privates available this week
Harvest Moon M&M Derby Contest starts Oct 17

Online registration is open for October series till class start. Be sure to sign up while discount pricing is in effect.

Live music returns next week with the Don Neely Swingtet.…

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Social Dancers – A Dance is Like a Story

  • August 22, 2018

In this class, we’ll use the narrative as a lens for considering what moves, techniques, and ideas each partner can employ, separately and together, to craft a satisfying dance. What can we do to reflect the music’s narrative structure in our dancing? What “characters” can we invent? Do both partners always need to “agree”? How does the history of our dance affect the stories we tell through our dancing?…

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Wed Aug 1: At A Glance

Wed Aug 1:
August Series Registration
Shimmytown Team Performance
Live Music w/ Don Neely Swingtet

August Series Registration is OPEN until classes start.
Come and dance with us to the sound of the Don Neely Swingtet!

We are excited to have Shimmytown’s two Lindy Hop performance teams showcasing their newest routines on our floor this month!…

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Wed Jul 4: At A Glance

Wed Jul 4:
Class Curriculum changes coming in July
Live Music w/ Rob Reich “Swings Left”

July Series Registration is OPEN until classes start.
Celebrate Independence Day with us by dancing to Rob Reich “Swings Left”!

We believe that learning to dance should be fun and challenging and address the unique goals of each dancer.…

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Wed Jun 27: At A Glance

Wed Jun 27:
Class Curriculum changes coming in July

July Series Registration is OPEN until classes start.

We believe that learning to dance should be fun and challenging and address the unique goals of each dancer. So we are doing away with our old “leveled” tracks in favor of classes catering to learning goals.…

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