Total Beginner Swing 3 Week to Dance!

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Open to dancers of all levels and ages this 3 week series will set dancers up with the fundamental rhythms, shapes, and connection points of Social East Coast Swing.

It’s an amazing way to connect with people while learning a new skill. No Partner required.

Tuition for this 3 week progressive series is $40 and includes the social dance after the lesson.

8-9pm Lesson
9-10pm Drop in Dance ($5 for drop in members of the community)

It’s a great way to get started dancing!

Pre-Register and save your space at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0vG4_FJaG9cSGkrWSGFjSr2erP5PgoS_KR505dVEMqo_vPg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Derby City Jockey Jump and Day at the Races: Our first weekend event: November 9th-11th

We’ve been working so hard on getting lindy hop going in Louisville and now we are so so so happy to share that we’ll be hosting our first weekend event with internationally recognized instructors: Peter Flahiff and Lauren Smith!

We’ll be sharing more information online (like the schedule and DJ’s and locations) in the next week. Registration is up and ready.

Join us for a weekend of workshops, social dances, lighthearted competitions and lots of Louisville Charm featuring the dynamic duo: Peter Flahiff and Lauren Smith!

Derby City Jockey Jump and a Day at the Races features 2 days of workshops, 3 evenings of social dancing and of course, an afternoon meet-up at the races (aka Churchill Downs) on Friday.

2 Class Tracks: Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced. Double down on the weekend and do both tracks so you can brush up on your basics AND add some swoosh to your swing out. (or…. take one as a leader and the other as a follower (switch it up)).

More details to come including pricing, registration, and schedule.

About the instructors:

See Lauren and Peter dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJSuEvS2dNg

Peter & Lauren are two dynamic instructors with over thirty years of teaching experience between them. Based in Southern California, they are highly in-demand, sharing their passion for the great classic dances of the Swing Era. Their classes and workshops are noted for their clarity, humor and high spirits!

Peter Flahiff began swing dancing in 1993 and started teaching just one year later. He’s taught from Los Angeles and Seattle to England, Germany, Sweden and Australia — including Camp Hollywood in California and the amazing Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden. He’s a noted instructor, coach, DJ, lecturer, emcee and competition judge.
Today, Peter counts some of the world’s top dancers and instructors as his own former students. Peter’s worldwide reputation is as a highly sought-after social dancer and instructor. He helped create several thriving venues over the years (Rusty’s Rhythm Club in Los Angeles, ATOMIC Ballroom in Orange County, and Eastside Stomp in Seattle.)

Lauren Smith has been dancing since she was five years old. She began dancing Lindy Hop in 2007 when a friend brought her to LA’s Lindy Groove. From there, she started dancing almost every night of the week, competing regularly, and teaching throughout the LA area.
Lauren specializes in jazz era dances, especially Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston and Collegiate Shag. She is very passionate about the preservation and instruction of the partnered jazz dances of the swing era.
She has won and placed in a number of national dance competitions, including Camp Hollywood, the Lone Star Championships, Inspiration Weekend, Le Hot Sauce, and many others. She teaches regularly around the Los Angeles area, as well as at dance exchanges and workshop weekends around the world. Lauren is sought after as a swing DJ and competition judge. Lauren uses her degree in vocal music education to bring a unique approach to classes incorporating Alexander techniques, natural musicality, body efficiency, and other dance skills.
Her goal as a teacher is to inspire her students to grow in their abilities and love of jazz dance

Interested? Register here and get early bird pricing.

Summer Schedule Released!

Tuesdays:

8-9 pm Lesson at Highland Community Campus (Barret and E. Kentucky)

9-10 pm Social Dance (included in tuition or drop in for $5)

2018 Schedule

June 5th, 12th, 19th  Beginning-Intermediate (begintermediate) Lindy

This class is awesome for new dancers and those who have taken beginning/intermediate lindy courses with us in the past. On day 1 we’ll learn the basic and a new turn. Day 2 well learn a different basic pattern and a new turn. Day 3 we’ll work on combos. We love sharing our lindyhop joy with the community!

15$ drop in or $40 for all 3 includes the social dance and practice session. Advance registration and online payment can occur here. Online registration and payment ends at 12 on Tuesday. Cash or Check accepted in person. No bills over 100 unless you are paying for 2 people. Register Here

Teachers Emily and Warren

 

June 26th2 Hour Social Dance with DJ’s 5 $

 

July

July 3rd– Happy 4thof July- No Class or Dance

July 10thSummer Break- No Class or Dance

 

July 17th and 24th Partner Charleston 

This course will teach the basics of partner charleston (including the basic steps and getting ‘in’ as well as ‘out’ of the charleston from either east coast or lindy.

$15 drop in or 2 for 25$ includes 1 hour social dance after the lesson.

Instructors: Chris and Emily

Register Here

 

July 31stSocial Dance with DJ 5$ or Band $15

 

August

August 7th, 14th,  20th Beginning-Intermediate Balboa

This class is awesome for new dancers and those who have taken beginning/intermediate balboa courses with us in the past. On day 1 we’ll learn the basic and a new turn. Day 2 well learn a different basic pattern and a new turn. Day 3 we’ll work on combos. We love sharing our balboa joy with the community!

15$ drop in or $40 for all 3 includes the social dance and practice session. Advance registration and online payment can occur here. Online registration and payment ends at 12 on Tuesday. Cash or Check accepted in person. No bills over 100 unless you are paying for 2 people.

Register Here

Instructors: Patrick, Emily, Collyn

August 28thSocial Dance with DJ 5$ or Band $15

Give the Gift of Dance!

There is nothing more powerful, connective, and playful than swing dancing.

Beginning Balboa 5 week series

January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, and February 6th

Tuition is $60. The series is progressive and fantastic! Balboa is a great rhythmic dance for dancers of all levels and, can even be said to be ‘easier’ on the body than other more athletic swing dances, making it the ideal dance for dancers of all ages as well.

Want to see what Balboa looks like? Check out this competition from All Balboa Weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCWaX5MMsnU