New HTTB Classes in Newton & Boston start this week

Happy September! Yes the weather has been dismal, but we can still have hope that there are some summery days ahead. In any case, we have much else to look forward to on the dance front and it will be good to see everyone back out at the dances and classes.

New September Class Session

Lindy Hop Swing Dance Class

Our new 6 week session starts this Sunday, September 11 back at the Newton Lower Falls Community Center in Newton and this Monday, September 12 at Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston near Fenway Park. 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.
  • 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 focuses on core moves, including a mix of 8 and 6 count basics, emphasizing technique and lead-follow connection. There are 8 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 Newton and Boston.
  • Breaking Out of Your Basics
    This is a new class aimed at more experienced Lindy Hop dancers and meets in the Newton location only. You already have a wide range of Lindy Hop basics and in this class we’ll be working on breaking out of the traditional, exploring ways to alter them and opening up the possibilities. 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. Something to kick things up a notch or two:-)

If you are planning to attend any of these classes and have not already done so, it is very 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!

Free parking available in both locations as well as near public transportation.

Complete class information and registration.

Uptown Swing Dance

Toni Lynn WashingtonOur next Uptown Swing Dance is on Saturday, September 17 welcoming back the wonderful Toni Lynn Washington, Boston’s first lady of Swing!

Our awesome venue, Brookline Tai Chi, is conveniently located directly across from the Washington Square T stop on Beacon Street, has AC and one of Boston’s best floors for dancing, plus free street parking after 8:00pm. Beginners are very welcome and there is a lesson included at the beginning of the evening to get everyone started. You do not need to have a partner to attend. The music will be excellent for Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa and even some Blues. Bring your friends and introduce them to a fun night of dancing!

Complete Uptown Swing Dance information.

BSDN Dance

Boston Swing Dance NetworkBoston Swing Dance Network is back after a summer hiatus to kick off their 25th anniversary year of dancing this Saturday, September 10 with the Compaq Big Band. You don’t want to miss this chance to come out to Boston’s longest and biggest Swing dance!

Boston Swing Dance Network information.

Dirty Water Lindy & Blues Exchange

Dirty Water Lindy and Blues ExchangeBoston Swing Central is hosting this exchange coming up the weekend of September 22-25! The weekend has a full schedule of events including dances with Baby Soda and Gordon Webster as well as other fun activities. We’ll be teaching the pre-dance lesson on Saturday night and looking forward to a great time!

Check out the full schedule of dances and events and register today.

Happy dancing,
Aurelie & Tony