The Lessons and Práctica
Jitterbug to Lindy ~ Essential Swing Dance Classes
Mondays . September 10th - October 15th, 2012
Our next 6-week session will be at the beginning of November 2012.
Our 2 hour Prácticas are ongoing each n' every Monday evening with rare exception ~
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Our 12 week program, consisting of a 6-week (Monday evening) class session and ongoing prácticas, covers Jitterbug and then Lindy-Hop, the original swing from Harlem's Savoy Ballroom in the late 1920’s. In the prácticas we'll move on to explore the dance to an even wider variety of music. In our classes you'll get:
part I . Essential Swing . mondays . 7:00 - 8:15pm
part II . Essentially Swing . mondays . 8:30 - 10:30pm
Among the highlighted themes will be exploring in the Prácticas are:
See fuller descriptions here.
The first class of Part I is just $10 and that will be applied to your session's tuition when you come back the second week to register. ~ All you need to do is just show up!
FREE - per evening if you:
If you're not already active doing lessons as above, then it's still just
~ I will not be carrying a bank so please, Correct Change is appreciated for Part I and strongly requested for Part II. Sorry, we can't take credit cards and we take checks for Part I fees only. -thank you
To be honest, this is rarely done in a single 6-week beginning swing session. Most often repeating the Part I (Essential Swing) class at least once, and then following it with Part II (Essentially Swing) one or more times (the contents varies some each time) is necessary for it to sink in and become yours (I can't tell you how many times I've done beginning dance classes!).
Boomerang Discount: You're coming back!
Buddy Discount: You're bringing a friend!
Feedback Discount: You've got something to share!
When you pay please have your discounts (and amounts) listed in a note so that we can register you efficiently.
Joining mid-session: We usually discourage anyone joining Part I (Essential Swing) after the second week because we will have already covered a good deal of our fundamentals and we need to keep the class moving.
We focus very much on connected lead-follow dancing, not choreography or some system of signals and interpretations.
The first class (part I . Essential Swing - discovering the source of our swing) begins by focusing on Jitterbug (6-count, East Coast... whatever) and then segways into Lindy-Hop. More importantly though, this class introduces and develops the fundamentals of Connection, and Energy (with Frame, Flow and Counterbalance), that we think are essential to the dance all the way through — indeed they are the source of everything that makes our Swing work!
The classes are small as such classes go so we get to give a little more individual attention (especially during the práctica) which is very important since so much of learning the dance is in the feel.
You're welcome to come visit any Monday if you like.
~hank & swinging crew:)
Privates are also available.