Session runs Mondays, October 1 – November 5 (6 Weeks) at Ptarmigan Space in Kam Lake. It costs $95+GST.
In these classes you will learn the basics of swing dance, both east coast swing and lindy hop (8-count). It’s 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. Scroll down to sign up, or read the FAQ first.
Swing 1 : 6pm – 7pm
Swing 2 : 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Swing 1: East Coast Swing – For Absolute Beginners
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.
Swing 2: For Quick Learners and Previous Dance Experience
In this class we’ll learn triple swing – like East Coast, but with a slightly more complicated basic step. Towards the end of the series, you’ll also learn the Swing Out, a fundamental move in Lindy Hop that will have you looking and feeling like the swing dancers you’ve seen in the movies.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.