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Lindy Hop & Swing Classes

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Lindy Hop & Swing Classes
November–December 2014 Session
Sundays • Newton, MA November 9 to November 23, 2014 (3 Week Session) Sunday classes will each be 80 minutes making 3 equivalent to a 4 week session.
Mondays • Boston, MA November 10 to December 1, 2014 (4 Week Session)
4:30–5:50pm Beginner Swing/
Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1c
The place to start for those brand new to Swing dancing! Also ideal if you have some experience and are working on developing a solid foundation of dance skills while building a repertoire of fun moves. 6 count basics plus an intro to 8 count will be covered along with a different selection of steps each session. The 7 different sessions at this level are designed to provide a good base for social dancing. Okay to start with any session. Students are recommended to stay at this level long enough to feel very comfortable with the material taught before moving to Level 2. Discount after 2 full sessions. No experience or partner required.
6:00–7:20pm Partner Charleston Variations Charleston is a very fun component of Lindy Hop with seemingly endless possibilities for playing with variations. We’ll start with classic moves and with partnering and changing up the rhythm patterns, add to the options. A great way to work on musicality, momentum and flow! This class will be for those at Level 2 or above.
7:30–8:50pm Tranky Doo The Tranky Doo is a very fun Jazz line dance, originally choreographed by Pepsi Bethel in the 1940s. Although Lindy Hoppers have kept it alive for decades, it has more recently made a resurgence on the social dance floor. If you’ve been wanting to join in the fun, we’ll be teaching a currently popular version.
6:30–7:30pm Beginner Swing/
Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1c
The place to start for those brand new to Swing dancing! Also ideal if you have some experience and are working on developing a solid foundation of dance skills while building a repertoire of fun moves. 6 count basics plus an intro to 8 count will be covered along with a different selection of steps each session. The 7 different sessions at this level are designed to provide a good base for social dancing. Okay to start with any session. Students are recommended to stay at this level long enough to feel very comfortable with the material taught before moving to Level 2. Discount after 2 full sessions. No experience or partner required.
7:30–8:00pm Stay after class for practice!
8:00–9:00pm Partner Charleston Variations Charleston is a very fun component of Lindy Hop with seemingly endless possibilities for playing with variations. We’ll start with classic moves and with partnering and changing up the rhythm patterns, add to the options. A great way to work on musicality, momentum and flow! This class will be for those at Level 2 or above.
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. 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.
 
6 Week Session
4 Week Session
Any one class (covers 6 or 4 weeks of lessons)
$65
$44
Discount price for LH Level 1 after completing 2 previous Level 1 sessions
$55
$37
Discount price for LH Level 2 after completing 2 previous Level 2 sessions
$55
NA
Any two classes
$110
$75
Any three classes
$155
$95
Contact Us for information on the college group discount price for classes.