New Classes Start Sunday/Monday; Uptown Swing; BSDN

New year’s resolution - get out dancing! What could be a better way to start the new year? Plus it has been scientifically proven to be good for you:-)

New Session Lindy Hop/Swing Classes

Our new 6 week session starts this Sunday, January 9 at the Newton Lower Falls Community Center in Newton and Monday, January 10 at the 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 stronger 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 have been wanting to get started, 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.
  • Partner Charleston - This is a new class covering a variety of Lindy Hop Charleston moves to add to your partner repertoire while focusing on execution and pizazz to make it look really cool:-) This class will be for intermediate to advanced Lindy Hoppers and meets on Sundays in Newton.
  • Beginning Balboa - We like to dance some Balboa every night we’re out dancing. A great thing about it is that you can learn a little and mix it in with Lindy Hop, so there’s not much lead time to get Balboa in your repertoire. 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. It meets on Mondays in Boston.

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

Class Registration

If you are planning to attend any of these classes and have not already done so, it would be helpful if you would submit an on-line registration to speed up check-in. You can pay in advance by credit card through PayPal or at the first class by check or cash. Thanks!

Uptown Swing

Our first monthly Uptown Swing Dance of 2011 will be on Saturday, January 15 at our wonderful venue, Brookline Tai Chi. We are excited to start the year with the always fun Mike DiBari Swingtet! Mike always gives us a great night of hot Swing music to keep everyone on the dance floor. For details and directions:

BSDN Dance

On this Saturday, January 8 will be the first 2011 Boston Swing Dance Network dance in Watertown featuring the Hot Cat Jazz Band from Connecticut. We don’t see them often in the Boston area so don’t miss this opportunity! The BSDN dance is Boston’s biggest and longest running Swing dance and everyone should go and start the year off with a really fun dance:-)

Best wishes for a very happy, healthy and joyful new year!

Happy dancing,
Aurelie & Tony

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