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Lindy Hop & Swing Classes

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Lindy Hop & Swing Classes
February–April 2018 Session
Sundays • Newton, MA March 4 to April 15, 2018 (6 Week Session, no class 4/1)
Mondays • Boston, MA February 26 to April 2, 2018 (6 Week Session)
5:00–6:00pm Lindy Hop Level 1 (6 weeks)

Featured topic for this session: Charleston!

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. For this session the focus will be on partner Charleston, a very fun component of Lindy Hop! Covered will be some of our favorite classic moves. Also appropriate for those who have learned some Charleston and would like to work on how to get the feel and styling into your movement, plus how to connect and move with a partner.

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.)

6:00–6:30pm Stay after class for practice!
6:30–7:30pm Lindy Hop Level 1 (6 weeks)

Featured topic for this session: Mixing 6s, 8s & Other Rhythm Patterns!

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. During this session we’ll explore how to take a typically 8 count move and expand or contract into a different rhythm, how to mix varying rhythm patterns, plus taking the focus from the counts and putting it on flow and making smooth transitions.

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.)

7:30–8:00pm Stay after class for practice!
8:00–9:00pm Partner Routine, Part 2

Continuation of the Collegiate Shag Partner Routine. The focus will be on performance, teamwork, formation and practice! We’ll be aiming to do our first performance in mid April.

This class is for those who’ve taken part 1. Partners are required. There will be scheduled practice time after class, plus practicing outside of class is also strongly encouraged.

If your partner is not continuing and you need help finding a new partner, please let us know.

9:00–9:30pm Stay after class for 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
Riff Academy discount if taking Intro to Solo Charleston this session
$55
Boston Balboa discount if taking Intro to Balboa A class in the same session
-$5
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