Thanks to everyone who came out to Uptown Swing on Saturday for a fun night with The Love Dogs! Our next dance will be on Saturday, September 17 with the Toni Lynn Washington Band, sure to be another great night.
International Lindy Hop Championships
This weekend we are off to ILHC, the International Lindy Hop Championships. This will be the 4th year for this awesome event as well as our 4th year as Competition Coordinators. We’ll be busy as it will be a full schedule of competitions and many competitors. ILHC has continued to grow and this year has sold out with 700 participants. It is a truly international event with competitors coming from all over the world. The atmosphere is friendly, positive, inspiring and uplifting. Even though we’ll be working, we love being part of this fabulous event!
New September Class Session
September marks a new season of dancing and a great time to get back into class after the summer break. It is also an excellent time for those just getting started. We are always striving to bring new people into the dance community and classes are a great first step. Most of our new students come from recommendations and we really appreciate all of your help to keep our community growing and thriving!
Our new class session starts Sunday nights on September 11 in Newton Lower Falls and Monday nights on September 12 at Ruggles Church (near Fenway Park) in Boston. There are classes for all levels, no partners required.
Here’s what’s up for the next 6 week session:
- Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1
For those who are brand new to Swing dancing, this is the place to start! Also ideal for those with some experience who would like to brush up on skills and build a repertoire of fun moves. Six count basics will be covered along with a different selection of steps each session. There are 7 different sessions at this level designed to provide a good base for social dancing. Level 1 classes may be taken in any order. It is recommended that students 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. This class meets in both Newton and Boston.
- Lindy Hop Level 2
Level 2 focuses on the core moves of Lindy Hop, including a mix of 8 and 6 count basics. Emphasis is on technique, partner connection, musicality and building skills. No previous Lindy Hop experience required, although must competently social dance any style of triple-step Swing. There are 8 different sessions at this level which continually change over time and can be taken in any order. Each session includes classic Charleston and newer variations, all with a touch of flash! Discount after 2 sessions. No partner required. This class meets in both Newton and Boston.
- Breaking Out of Your Basics
We’ll take traditional Lindy Hop basics and alter them in structure and movement. This will help to develop your sense of connecting with your partner, add variety to your Lindy Hop and help you to learn to think in terms of improvising in your dancing. The class will be for intermediate to higher level Lindy Hoppers. No partner required. This class meets on Sundays in Newton.
Aurelie & Tony