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Lindy Hop & Swing Classes

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Lindy Hop & Swing Classes
March–June 2017 Session
Sundays • Newton, MA March 12 to April 23, 2017 (6 Week Session, no class 4/16)
Mondays • Boston, MA April 24 to June 5, 2017 (6 Week Session, no class 5/29)
4:40–5:40pm Lindy Hop/Beginner Swing Level 1 (6 weeks)

Topics for this session: musicality, mixing 6s & 8s

This class gets a mix of brand new dancers as well as continuing students. There are several different sessions at this level, each with new content, which can be taken in any order. Students are recommended to stay at this level long enough both to cover many of the important elements of Lindy Hop as well as to feel very comfortable with what’s taught before moving to the next level. The aim is to work on developing a solid foundation of dance skills while building a repertoire of moves for social dancing. Discount after 2 full sessions. No experience required.

5:50–6:50pm Lindy Hop Variety Pack (6 weeks) Something very fun about Lindy Hop is the wide and unlimited opportunity for variations in your dancing. This session will feature a mixed bag of moves with an emphasis on partner connection to create them. Included will be rebounds in swing outs, a horse and cart into a medley of moves, and a classic Charleston with a twisty ending. Previous Lindy Hop experience is required, including knowledge of 8 count basics. (For intermediate and up.)
6:30–7:30pm Lindy Hop/Beginner Swing Level 1 (6 weeks)

Featured topic for this session: breaks!

Level 1 classes get a mix of brand new dancers and continuing students. There are several different sessions at this level, each with new content, which can be taken in any order. Included this session, we’ll be playing with breaks, which add a nice variety to your dancing. We’ll cover how to lead and follow, how to fit with the music, and some fun variations. Students are recommended to stay at this level long enough both to cover many of the important elements of Lindy Hop as well as to feel very comfortable with what’s taught before moving to the next level. The aim is to work on developing a solid foundation of dance skills while building a repertoire of moves for social dancing. Discount after 2 full sessions. (No experience required to join.)

7:30–7:50pm Stay after class for practice!
7:50–8:50pm Lindy Hop Fast Dancing (6 weeks) Do you shy away from the dance floor, or does your dancing fall apart when there’s a fast song? Something we love about Lindy Hop is that it works well with all tempos. With the skills and practice, it’s super fun to dance fast! Using your pulse, movement, momentum and partnering are all essential to making it easier, rather than frantic and messy. Plus having moves in your repertoire that fit well will make you ready to get on the floor and swing out! Previous Lindy Hop experience is required, including knowledge of 8 count basics. (For intermediate and up.)
9:00–9:30pm Lindy Hop/Jazz Routine, Part 3 (6 weeks) Rehearsal time! Stay after for extra practice.
Lower Falls Community Center
545 Grove Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
Please bring a change of clean shoes, either sneakers or soft-soled flat dance shoes.
Ruggles Baptist Church (near Fenway Park)
874 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215
Please bring a change of clean shoes.

Classes with Tony & Aurelie Tye are offered in 6 week sessions throughout the year, although occasionally sessions are shorter. Hop to the Beat specializes in the Lindy Hop style of Swing as well as Balboa, Charleston and other related dances. Newton classes have been running since 1995, with a new Boston location added in 2010. Classes have a fun, relaxed atmosphere, emphasizing lead/follow connection, rhythm, musicality, technique and styling. Each class consists of a 1 hour lesson per week for 6 weeks. It is possible to join a class in its second week. No partner required, singles and couples welcome. These are adult classes, but teens may also attend. Partners are rotated during classes, which is highly recommend as it is not only very helpful for learning, but also a fun way to meet classmates. Everyone is encouraged to give it a try, although rotating is not a requirement for attending. Locations are easily accessible by car and T.

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Registration: Please pre-register by submitting a Registration Form together with payment. If you are not able to pre-register, please still submit a Registration Form to help speed your registration on the first day. If pre-registered, please arrive 10 minutes before class time on the first day to allow time to check-in. If not pre-registered, please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to register and pay. No partner required unless mentioned otherwise. It is possible to join the session at the second week. If you are new to our studio and would like to try out a class, you may register and if you decide not to take the session, contact us within 2 days after the first lesson for a refund (less $15). We are always happy to help in deciding which class level is the best fit, and adjustments can be made in the second week of the session. Check the directions for parking information and note that the classes are held at different locations on different days.

Cost per person Discounts are for the same person taking multiple classes in the same session.
Any one 6 week class (covers 6 weeks of lessons)
$65
Discount price for LH Level 1 after completing 2 previous HTTB Level 1 sessions
$55
Any two 6 week classes
$110
Any three 6 week classes
$155
Any four 6 week classes
$200
Contact Us for information on the college group discount price for classes.