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Lindy Hop & Swing Classes
September–November 2017 Session
Sundays • Newton, MA October 15 to November 19, 2017 (6 Week Session)
Mondays • Boston, MA September 11 to October 16, 2017 (6 Week Session)
5:00–6:00pm 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, plus 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.)

6:30–7:30pm Lindy Hop/Beginner Swing Level 1 (6 weeks)

Featured topic for this session: Styling!

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, we’ll focus some attention to Lindy Hop styling, including those fancy swivels you see follows doing. Why does Lindy Hop look different than other kinds of Swing? It’s not just about what you do, but also about how you do it.

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 Fun & Flashy Partner Moves

Spice up your Lindy Hop with a bit of flash! We’ll play with drops, dips, slides, and some eye-catching momentum based moves. Suitable for the social dance floor under appropriate conditions, and also fun to break out in a jam or competition. This class will include weight bearing moves, although we’ll go through different levels of options.

Previous Lindy Hop experience is required, including knowledge of 8 count basics. (For intermediate to advanced.)

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 price if taking a Riff Academy class in the same 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