• Movie and Games Night
    Monday, January 12, 2015 @ 06:00 AM
    Location: GSA Lounge, Room 217, University Centre
  • Bring on Balboa!
    Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
    Location: Frame Warehouse
  • (Tentative) Concert
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 09:00 PM
    Location: Hanley Hall, St Pauls College
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Welcome

The University of Manitoba Swing Dance Club (UMSwing) is an entirely student-run organization that operates under the umbrella of the University of Manitoba Student's Union (UMSU). UMSwing is non-profit and works towards being able to provide affordable dance lesson to students and non-students. Although the majority of members are students, UMSwing is open to everyone and boasts members of all ages and skill levels. Founded in 2000, UMSwing is celebrating 14 years of introducing people of all ages and experiences levels to swing dancing. UMSwing welcomes anyone of any ages, even those who think they have two left feet or cannot dance, and they welcome the opportunity to prove you wrong!

Lessons and Events

UMSwing offers a large variety of lessons and social events year-round. If this is your first time learning to dance, we offer beginner lessons in Jive and Lindy Hop. For more intermediate dancers, we offer Intermediate Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa. Other styles that we teach include Swing Rueda, West Coast Swing, Blues, and Aerials. Whether you want to fly high with some Aerials, get a great workout from Charleston, or learn some sociable Lindy Hop, UMSwing has something for you to get you interested, having fun, and meeting new people in no time!

Bring on Balboa!

Start off the New Year right with Flying Monkey Swing, Mishy, and UMSwing with Bring on Balboa 2015! A weekend long Balboa Workshop featuring the talented, former Winnipegger, Vicky Yeung! January 24 and 25, 2015!

Payments can be made in person at any UMSwing Event or online at http://bringonbalboawpg.dancecamps.org/booking.php

$80 Full Weekend*
$70 Full Weekend (UMSwing OR SDW Member)
$60 Full Weekend (UMSwing AND SDW Member)
$45 One Day Pass

*Saturday Night Swingout Included in all Full Weekend Passes!

Schedule

Saturday Jan 24

Workshops (318 1/2 Ross Ave.)
1:20-2:30 Beginner (Bettering Your Basics)
3:00-4:10 Beginner/Intermediate (Tackling the Toss-Out)
4:20-5:30 All Levels (Make it Musical)

Saturday Night Dance at Ted Motyka’s Dance Studio 460 Main Street
Special Balboa Night! Entrance covered in the full weekend pass!

Sunday Jan 25

Workshops (318 1/2 Ross Ave.)
12:00-1:10 All Levels (Fast and Fancy Feet)
1:20-2:30 Intermediate/Advanced (BPM Bootcamp)
3:00-4:10 Intermediate/Advanced (Bal-Rueda Basics))

Go dance some Balboa at Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club! 234 Main Street.

Bio (a.k.a why Vicky is Awesome)

Hailing originally from Winnipeg, Vicky was a founding member of the University of Manitoba Swing Dance Club (UMSwing), former Club president (for many great years!) and dance instructor from 2001 to 2012. Outside of UMswing, she was not only an avid participant and event organizer in the Lindy scene but also dances West-Coast Swing, Salsa and Country.

Following her move to Québec City in the summer of 2012, Vicky quickly became a regular at École de Danse Port-O-Swing and was chosen for their advance Lindy toupe (The Destroyers) in 2012-2013, which took 2nd place at the Canadian Swing Championships (Professional Division). Last year, Vicky found the world or Rockabilly Jive and placed 1st in 3 competitions plus became part of the Jive troupe, Mercenaires, which placed first at Jive Fest in Montreal. She also began teaching workshops and classes at Port-O-Swing (in French!)
This year Vicky will be taking on many roles: dance teacher, choreographer, coach, dancer, and competitor all in the name of Swing!

Specializing in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston & Solo Jazz, Vicky also loves to teach workshops in Collegiate Shag, The Big Apple & other Jazz choreography, Slips & Slides, Technique & Body Movement, and Musicality!
Videos:

Destroyers Routine at CSC 2013 (2nd place Pro Division)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qTsoEvU2Wc
Happy Feet Routine at CSC 2014 (4th place Amateur Divison)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3nL1kMgVKE
Mercenaires (Rockabilly Jive) at CSC 2014
http://vimeo.com/96743953
Rockabilly 418 ProAm 2014 (1st place)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdRl-YDxifA

Any questions can be forwarded to balbashwpg@gmail.com