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Beginner 8-Count Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is the main swing dance style, evolving from dances of the 1920s and 1930s it was at its most popular during the big band era, originating in Harlem, New York. This energetic, expressive dance is danced as a improvised partnership making it extremely fun and constantly surprising to dance - in the best way possible! This class will be teaching the 8-Count style of Lindy Hop, which is the frame work of swing dance's foundational move, the swing-out! This class will build the foundations and framework for a functional swing-out, along with ways to improvise and branch out from there. You will also learn lots of other common Lindy Hop moves, so you'll be ready for anything on the social dance floor! All are welcome! $40 for students, $45 for non-students, $10 drop in fee. 8 weeks of classes, at 90 minutes per class.

Taught by Nathan Lee in Room 202 St John's College.
This course runs from February 7, 2018 to April 5, 2018 and is typically on Wednesday at 06:00 PM
Course level: Level 1
8 lessons are currently scheduled for this course.

Beginner and Solo Charleston

Charleston can be a very high energy dance, so get ready to sweat! It is often characterized by the kicks which dominate the basic step, and can be danced as a partnership or alone as a solo jazz dance. In this class you will be learning the basics of dancing with a partner, and how to incorporate authentic solo jazz moves into your partner dancing. Develop your dance vocabulary and bridge the gap between partner and solo dancing! This style of swing dance lends itself well to styling, improvisation, musicality, and jam circles. All are welcome! $40 students, $45 non-students, $10 drop in fee. 8 weeks of classes, at 90 minutes per class. Taught by Joshua Peters and Jill White.

Taught by Joshua Peters in Room 202 St John's College.
This course runs from February 7, 2018 to April 5, 2018 and is typically on Wednesday at 07:30 PM
Course level: Level 1
8 lessons are currently scheduled for this course.

Beginner Blues

Often danced within the same scenes as Swing, blues is not actually within the same style of dance. The term “Blues” encompasses a whole family of dances stemming from African rhythms and movements which flourished in small juke joints and house parties, giving it the intimate characteristics which we see today. The evolution of blues dance is closely related to the blues music from which it gets its name and, like the music, has many different variations, each bringing a different experience to the dance. The blues step is generally a simple one or two step pattern with the most emphasis of the dance being on improvisation and partner connection. All are welcome! $40 students, $45 non-students, $10 drop in fee.

Taught by Joseph Pilapil in Room 202 St John's College.
This course runs from February 6, 2018 to April 5, 2018 and is typically on Tuesday at 07:30 PM
Course level: Level 1
8 lessons are currently scheduled for this course.

Beginner Jive

Learn to hit that jive with our talented and well-traveled instructor Emily Sinclair! Emily has recently returned from Sweden where she lived for 6 months. Jive is an extremely lively dance, easy to learn and fun to do. The quick footwork is composed of simple steps and can be danced to both fast and slow tempos. In swing this dance is typically danced to rock and roll beats of the 40’s and 50’s. All are welcome! $40 students, $45 non-students, $10 drop in fee. 8 weeks of classes, at 90 minutes per class

Taught by Emily Sinclair in Room 202 St John's College.
This course runs from February 6, 2018 to April 5, 2018 and is typically on Tuesday at 06:00 PM
Course level: Level 1
8 lessons are currently scheduled for this course.