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Lindy Hop & Swing Classes: September-November 2016 Session

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Lindy Hop & Swing Classes
September–November 2016 Session
Sundays • Newton, MA October 9 to November 20, 2016 (6/4 Week Session, no class 10/23)
Mondays • Boston, MA September 19 to October 24, 2016 (6 Week Session)
Due to multiple schedule conflicts, there will be one Sunday session this fall starting in October. Monday classes will have a 2nd session starting on October 31. Registration is now open for Sunday and the 1st Monday session.
4:40–5:40pm Beginner Swing/
Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1d
This class gets a mix of brand new dancers as well as continuing Level 1 students. There are 7-8 different sessions at this level, designed to provide a good base for social dancing. It’s okay to start with any session as basics will be covered at the first class. The aim is to work 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. Students are recommended to stay at this level long enough to feel very comfortable with what’s taught before moving to Level 2. Discount after 2 full sessions. No experience required.
5:50–6:50pm Lindy Hop Level 2: Having Fun with Stretch One of the best things about social dancing is creating something with your partner that’s fun and feels great! Stretch is not only an essential element of lead-follow connection to make this happen, it is also a way to add interest and variety to your repertoire of moves. However, since it does take 2 to make it work, we’ll add in some exercises to create and smooth out your stretch. Plus we’ll cover a range of possible variations, including using the middle and end of swingouts, from side-by-side and from open positions. The possibilities are everywhere! Some previous Lindy Hop experience is required, including knowledge of 8 count basics. There is a discount after 4 full sessions of Level 2.
7:00–8:00pm Swing Rueda (4 weeks starting 10/30) Swing Rueda first hit the Lindy Hop scene in 2000 when Elaine Hewlett and Jeff Miller, instructors from Dallas, TX, took the Salsa dance “Casino Rueda” and created a Swing version. It is a group partner dance, with someone calling the moves as partners swap around the circle. It is comprised of Lindy Hop basics and commonly known moves as well as some other fun stuff thrown in. We taught it several times between 2002-2004 and it was a popular thing to do at dances. There are still Lindy Hoppers dancing Swing Rueda as it pops up here and there. We are joining forces with Providence Swings to bring it back locally. We’ll each be teaching sessions this fall and planning to do it together at dances in November. Knowledge of 8 count Lindy Hop basics is required.
6:30–7:30pm Beginner Swing/
Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1d
This class gets a mix of brand new dancers as well as continuing Level 1 students. There are 7-8 different sessions at this level, designed to provide a good base for social dancing. It’s okay to start with any session as basics will be covered at the first class. The aim is to work 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. Students are recommended to stay at this level long enough to feel very comfortable with what’s taught before moving to Level 2. Discount after 2 full sessions. No experience required.
7:30–8:00pm Stay after class for practice!
8:00–9:00pm Lindy Hop Level 2: Having Fun with Stretch One of the best things about social dancing is creating something with your partner that’s fun and feels great! Stretch is not only an essential element of lead-follow connection to make this happen, it is also a way to add interest and variety to your repertoire of moves. However, since it does take 2 to make it work, we’ll add in some exercises to create and smooth out your stretch. Plus we’ll cover a range of possible variations, including using the middle and end of swingouts, from side-by-side and from open positions. The possibilities are everywhere! Some previous Lindy Hop experience is required, including knowledge of 8 count basics. There is a discount after 4 full sessions of Level 2.
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.