New Classes Start Sunday/Monday; Uptown Swing

Happy September to everyone! So far the weather has been outstanding, letting us all enjoy some more summer.

New Session Lindy Hop/Swing Classes

Our new 6 week session of Lindy Hop classes starts this Sunday, September 12 back at Newton Lower Falls Community Center and Monday, September 13 at our new location, Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston. Here is what’s coming up:

  • Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop—This class is for both brand new dancers and those with some experience who would like to build a better foundation and gain more confidence on the dance floor. Six count basics are covered along with a different selection of fun steps each session. There are 7 different sessions at this level, which can be taken in any order, providing the opportunity to develop a good base for social dancing while continuing to learn new steps. If you have any friends who are interested in learning to Swing dance, please send them along! This class meets in both Newton and Boston locations.
  • Lindy Hop Level 2—This class is aimed at intermediate level Swing dancers who can already comfortably social dance any style of triple-step Swing. It is not necessary to already know Lindy Hop. The class includes a mix of 8 and 6 count basics with a focus on technique and lead-follow connection. There are 6 or 7 different sessions at this level which continually change over time and can be taken in any order. Each session includes a mix of classic Charleston moves and newer variations. This class meets in both Newton and Boston locations.
  • Frankie’s Favorites—Frankie Manning, King of Swing and Ambassador of Lindy Hop, has been an inspiration to Lindy Hoppers worldwide. Everything Frankie did was with a big smile on his face, and that’s what we’ll be doing with this fun class:-) Featured are classic moves we learned from the man himself that every Lindy Hopper should know! The class is aimed at intermediate to advanced dancers who are already comfortable with Lindy Hop 8 count basics and meets on Sundays in Newton.

After classes on both Sundays and Mondays, we’ll be staying around for some practice time. This will be a great time to work with other classmates and hopefully enhance the whole learning experience. Practice is good:-)

Full information, on-line registration and directions are available at:

Uptown Swing

Our next Uptown Swing dance is coming up next Saturday, September 18 at Brookline Tai Chi, welcoming Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa and Blues dancers. We are happy to kick off the new dance season with the return of the Racky Thomas Band! These guys know how to keep everyone on the dance floor and are always an Uptown Swing favorite. The atmosphere at the dance is very friendly and beginners are very welcome! Bring your friends who would like to try out Swing dancing. The dance is sure to be a lot of fun!

You can find all of the details on our website:

Don’t forget this Saturday, September 11 is the first dance of the new season for the Boston Swing Dance Network dance in Watertown. This month features The Solomon Douglas Swingtet, a band that really knows how to Swing. We’ll be there! Check the BSDN website for details:
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Happy dancing,
Aurelie & Tony

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