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Lindy Hop/Swing Classes

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Lindy Hop/Swing Classes
July–August 2018 Session
Sundays • Newton, MA No Summer Session
Mondays • Boston, MA July 16 to August 6, 2018 (4 Week Session)
Newton classes will resume in the fall.
6:30–7:30pm Frankie Doo!

You may already know or have heard of Tranky Doo, which made a resurgence on the Lindy scene several years ago. The version we first learned as beginner Lindy Hoppers was quite different and is now referred to as the Frankie Doo, choreographed by Frankie Manning. Both versions start out similarly, and then quickly go their own way. The Frankie Doo fits nicely into the structure of swing songs and is loaded with authentic Jazz moves, some you may be familiar with, and some maybe not. We enjoyed teaching it earlier this year and would love to have more Frankie Doers out there! Join us to learn Frankie style! All levels are welcome to attend.

7:30–7:50pm Stay after class for practice and question time!
7:50–8:50pm Jazzing Up Your Lindy Hop

As Lindy Hoppers, we learn a lot of solo Jazz steps which also incorporate nicely into partner dancing. They are an excellent way to work on varying rhythm, musicality, as well as adding new variety. If you like to play with footwork, whether in partner moves or when having a little space for your own individuality, this will be a great class for you! Join us for a fun and challenging class. For intermediate to advanced Lindy Hop dancers, no partner required.

9:00pm Collegiate Shag routine practice time!
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 4 week class (covers 4 weeks of lessons)
Any two 4 week classes
Boston Balboa discount if taking all 4 Boston Balboa July classes
Contact Us for information on the college group discount price for classes