Uptown Wrap-up; New Class Session; Holiday Gifts

Awesome Uptown Swing dance to close out the year! Sax Gordon and his band delivered a fun, energy filled evening, just as promised! Gordon always surprises us with the range of styles, even some hints of Gypsy Swing thrown into the mix. Thanks to everyone who joined us and we appreciate those who dressed up and added to the festive atmosphere. Just for the record, I (Aurelie, not Tony) wore a skirt at least twice this summer to dances, including one of ours, so it does happen! I didn’t realize it would be such an event:-)

New Session Lindy Hop/Swing and Balboa Classes

Our first 6 week session of 2011 starts on Sunday, January 9 in Newton Lower Falls and on Monday, January 10 in Boston. Both locations include classes in Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1 and Lindy Hop Level 2.

Included on Sundays in Newton is a Partner Charleston class covering a new variety of moves to add to your Lindy Hop repertoire while focusing on execution and pizazz to make it look really cool:-) This class will be for intermediate to advanced Lindy Hoppers.

Included on Mondays in Boston is a Beginning Balboa class. We’ll be covering the core moves as well as technique and style that gives Balboa its own special flavor. This class will be ideal for those new to Balboa as well as those wanting to review and refine basics.

If you have any friends interested in getting into dancing, lessons are a great way to get started. Please pass on the info!

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

Holiday Gifts of Dance

There’s still time to get a last minute gift of dance this holiday season! Here’s what you will find in the Hop to the Beat Shop:

  • Ryan and Jenny’s new series of teaching DVDs. Ryan and Jenny are two of the best Lindy Hop teachers and performers in the world. These DVDs are jam packed with information with very clear presentation and tons of demonstration.
  • Beantown Camp DVDs, including the 3 DVD set for 2010 covering class recaps, competitions, evening and class performances and The Show!
  • Beantown Camp and Hop to the Beat T-Shirts.
  • Gift Certificates.

For details and ordering information:

Best wishes to all for very safe and happy holidays.

Happy dancing,
Aurelie & Tony

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