Swing 1: East Coast Swing – For Absolute Beginners
5:30pm – 6:30pm. Tuesdays, October 29 – November 26 (5 Weeks) at Repose Studio (3rd Floor Peace Building, 4910 50th Street).
Update: We are now full for follows! There is room for two leads left. To register, please send an e-transfer for $105 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Got two left feet? No problem! This is the class for you. This class is the best way to get out on the dance floor and having fun in no time, even if you’ve never danced before.
In this class you will learn the basics of east coast swing. This dance is great fun and a fabulous way to meet people and connect with the ones you already love. Swing dance is a partner dance that was started by African American youth in Harlem, NY in the 1920’s. It experienced a revival in the mid 1980’s and is now a worldwide community. This class is for absolute beginners and is designed to get you up and having fun on the dance floor in no time. Scroll down to sign up, or read the FAQ first.
Note: Class size is limited to 10 so please register early!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to have a partner?
Nope! We will rotate partners in class and balance the class as much as possible to ensure nobody is left out.
What if I do bring a partner and don’t want to rotate?
It’s important to rotate partners to experience the dance with other people. Plus, meeting people is part of the fun! Social dancing is a big part of this dance, so you might as well start now 🙂
What’s this thing about leading and following?
Swing Dances are improvised dances in which a leader suggests moves to a follower, who interprets that lead and responds. I usually tell people that the follower is the generally person who twirls more. In the olden days, guys would lead and women would follow, but times have changed and now people learn whatever part of the dance they are most interested in. I do everything I can to have a pretty balanced class as far as leads and follows are concerned.
Do you teach private lessons?
Yup! Email me at email@example.com if you’re interested.