Classes

Welcome to a playful, dedicated, and inspiring class experience where you’ll meet new friends and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere.

Location: Highland Community Ministries 1228 E Breckinridge St

Tuesday Schedule:

  • 7-8:00 pm Lesson Topic I
  • 8-9:00 pm Lesson Topic II

 

We find that classes are more fun when

  • You can get to know fellow class mates
  • Class material is fresh, fun, and builds with each lesson
  • Classes are affordable

To encourage this: courses are tuition based and we ask that students commit to either a 2, 3, or 5 week series. We rotate the topic and dance style based on instructor availability and community interest.

Classes are every Tuesday from 7-8 or 8-9. This year’s focus is on beginner courses to get our community confident and out on the dance floor! All classes deliver beginner friendly material unless marked as II (Lindy II, East Coast II, Balboa II).

Tuition-

5 Weeks 140 $70 with pre-registration or $75 day of

3 Weeks 80 $40 with pre-registration or $45 day of

2 weeks 50 $25 with pre-registration or $30 day of

Drop in classes are $20 each

Students get 50% off with valid student ID.

*Concurrent Series Special: Take 2 classes back to back add $15 to your tuition*

-Special Topics classes are $15 each or both for $20 if listed on the same night-

 

*Scholarships are available for interested dancers with financial need or who are willing to help us build a more diverse membership or are willing to volunteer. To apply email lindyhopfool@gmail.com*

Class Descriptions

East Coast 

 Perhaps the best place to start: East Coast is open to dancers of all levels and ages this 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.

Lindy- 

This class is awesome for new dancers. Well go over the foundations of Lindy-hop from rhythm to shape and connection. We love sharing our joy with the community and would love to show you lindy for the first time or to help you refine your fundamentals if you are looking for a review!

Lindy II- 

This class is awesome for  those who have taken beginning/intermediate balboa courses with us in the past. This class is for those who already know swing out and closed positions. Each class we will work with a different move, rhythm, or shape. No partner needed. We love sharing our swing dance joy with the community!

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.

Balboa

This series is for total beginners and also those who took the last Balboa course. Balboa is an amazing and fun social swing dance originating in Balboa, California in the 1930’s.

Balboa’s playful, conversational style is done in both open and closed positions. Because of this connection and style, it makes faster paced music more available to dancers and is easier to do for all ages of potential dancer. During the first 3 week’s well be learning fundamental rhythms and connections. During the last 2 weeks of the course well dive into turns and other ‘movements’ that will build on information taught in the first 2 weeks, but may be new to those who took the previous balboa class.

If you are curious about balboa, feel free to type in “all balboa weekend 2017” into youtube and enjoy videos of dancers from all over the world, including one of our very own: Emily Schuhmann.

 

 

 

 

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