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)
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)
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)
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)
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!
Solo swing Jazz (ADV)
Wednesdays 8:30-9:30p *No Class 3/8
This class will offer original Jazz and Charleston moves from the 20s-40s that you can dance solo! We'll spend some time on technique, but mostly we'll be pounding out the moves in routine format to great old Jazz, Swing, and R&B. Some knowledge of swing dance is preferred, but not required.
Everybody, jazz hands! (kidding).
SWING QUICKSTART WORKSHOP (INTRO)
1/28 SAT 2:30-5:30p $45 in studio ($40 online) per person
3/18 SAT 12:00-3:00p $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!
D.C. SOUL LINE DANCE W/MELISSA
2/11 Saturday 12:00-2:00p $25 online, $30 in studio
Inspired by a trend that began in her hometown of Washington DC decades ago, Melissa 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 more up-tempo routine that has been making the rounds in social dance scenes. All levels.
LINDY LAB WORKSHOP (INT)
2/25 SAT 12:00p-2:00p $30 in studio ($25 online) per person
So, you’ve tried Lindy hop, perhaps taken a few classes, and maybe even have tried it socially but feeling like you could dial it in a little more? That’s what Lindy Lab is for! In a true workshop setting, we’ll dissect the swingout and reveal the ins and outs of developing a strong one. With the inspiration of some great hard-swingin’ tunes, you can test the core concepts of lindy hop: connection, momentum, and rhythm. We’ll also have some fun with transitions into and out of Charleston and your 6-count swing basics. This is very hands-on, with less blah-blah and more practice and feedback. Some lindy hop experience expected.
SWING'n Style WORKSHOP (BEG/INT)
2/25 SAT 2:00-3:30p $30 in studio ($25 online)
Break out of the box and explore swing rhythm and connection that will take your social dancing to new heights! From swing ballads to fiery hot jazz, no song should have you sitting out. This is about simple musicality, comfortable transitions, and adding your own special twist. Beyond beginner – please have taken VS 2 or higher or equivalent.
SOCIAL SWING DANCING WORKSHOP (BEG/INT)
TBA SAT 12:00-2:00p $30 in studio ($25 online)
Learning structured patterns and moves is important in becoming a well-versed swing dancer, but what often happens on the social dance floor are free-form, improvisational movements. Discover how to incorporate what you already know about partnered swing dancing with simple, fun concepts that diverge from they typical classroom material. We'll provide tips on how to bring musicality and spontaneity into your social dancing to make each dance unique! Some swing dance experience required.