Drop In - $15
4 class pass - $50 online, $55 in studio - expires 30 days from activation
8 class pass - $90 online, $95 in studio - expires 45 days from activation
12 class pass - $120 online, $130 in studio - expires 60 days from activation
Vintage Swing 1 (intro)
Tuesdays 7:30-8:30p *no class May 30th
You are about to take your first step toward social Swing dancing! Woo Hoo! In this class you'll learn the 6-count rhythm pattern that is universally known as the basic Swing step (fundamental East Coast Swing), plus enough moves to get you out on the dance floor immediately! VS1 will also introduce you to lead-follow concepts that are essential to partner dancing of all types, making this the perfect class for students interested in general partner dancing skills, not just East Coast Swing.
Vintage Swing 2 (beg)
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30p *no class May 30th
Move past the basics into the triple-step! In this level you'll become well-acquainted with the triple-step, a variation on the 6-count swing pattern. This will open the door to a new type of movement, giving you the ability to travel more smoothly across the dance floor. You'll see ways to increase your confidence as a lead/follow, new moves and combinations of moves based on the fundamentals covered in VS1, and perhaps a little bit of flash!
Vintage Swing 3 (int)
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30p *no class May 31st
Discover new possibilities in direction and connection!
In this class you will discover how you can dance 'out of the box,' making your moves more dynamic, especially when you begin to dance in 8-count patterns known as Lindy Hop and partnered Charleston! You'll be shown seamless transitions into these exciting dances, greatly diversifying your swing repertoire. Because of the vast variety of material that can be learned at this level, VS 3 is best repeated several times as we alternate between Lindy hop and Charleston everyother month. Two popular swing styles, style and connection pointers, and fun variations mean you won't want to skip a month!
Jan: Charleston Plus
March: Lindy plus
May: Charleston plus
July: Lindy plus
August: Mystery Theme!!!
October: Charleston plus
Nov/Dec: 6 week Lindy series
Vintage Swing 4 (adv)
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30p *no class May 31st
Take your Lindy to the next level in skill and aesthetics! Lindy can be a truly blood pumping experience, as well as being subtle and finite. Learn how to make your Lindy more versatile and dynamic by learning how to incorporate the little nuances and grandios moves that make Lindy so much fun, and how to sprinkle bits of other popular Swing dances, like Balboa and Charleston, into your Lindy. Students at this level will work with musicality, stylistic embellishments, and breaking the rules to create new dynamic partner work!
lindy short-cut WORKSHOP (INTRO) w/melissa + Colin
6/3 SAT 12:00-2:00p $30 in studio ($25 online) per person
Are you a new Lindy Hopper who has learned the basic Lindy pattern? Are you now ready to fine tune your technique and get that Swing-Out worked into your routine? Then join us for this 2-hour workshop in which we will:
-- Revisit the basic patterns (swing-out from open and closed position, Lindy circle);
-- Work on the momentum and connection of the dance;
-- Add style and variations to your swing-out;
-- Learn to make comfortable transitions between 6- and 8-count patterns.
This class has a prerequisite of having taken the Vintage Swing 3 class for at least one month, or having taken a beginning Lindy Hop class elsewhere. Come to VS3 Wednesday nights at 6:30 to see if it's the right level for you :)
SWING QUICKSTART WORKSHOP (INTRO)
6/24 SAT 3:00-6:00p $45 in studio ($40 online) per person
This monthly workshop is geared to get you from Swing-curios to Swing-furios in just 3 hours! The class will cover Swing rhythm and timing, basic Swing steps with basic step variations; three turn patterns, and more! Vintage Swing is an ageless and ever popular dance that has filled dance halls for over 70 years, and it is still as popular as ever! That said, the Swing Quickstart workshop fills up fast, so sign up ASAP! Don't miss out on this exciting and easy to learn dance. Students will learn the equivalent of the 'Intro to Swing' 4 week series material, plus some bonus material in a non-intimidating, low pressure, fun environment. No partner necessary, no prior experience required!
8:00-8:30p drop-in lesson (any level)
8:30-11:00p open dancing
Inspired by a trend that began in Melissa's hometown of Washington DC decades ago, she has choreographed a line dance and wants to share it with you! Get groovy and kick it soul style with a low-intensity but tight routine. Then we’ll rev it up and bounce with a variety of vintage soul all night long! All levels.
This event will only happen seasonally, so don't miss this chance to dance! $8