Lindy Hop/Swing Classes: February-May 2019 Session

Lindy Hop/Swing Classes
February–May 2019 Session

Level 1: Classes get a mix of brand new dancers and continuing students. There are several different sessions at this level, each with new content, which can be taken in any order. Each session features a different theme. Students are recommended to stay at this level long enough both to cover many of the important elements of Lindy Hop as well as to feel very comfortable with what’s taught before moving to the next level. The aim is to work on developing a solid foundation of dance skills while building a repertoire of moves for social dancing. Discount after 2 full sessions. No experience required to join.

Monday Slot 2: The second class on Monday can vary as to what is offered. Often it is a Lindy Hop class focused on a topic. It can also be a specialty class, such as Shag, Charleston or a performance routine. These classes are aimed at experienced Lindy Hoppers with solid knowledge of 8 count basics. The experience level can vary, although they are often appropriate for intermediate to advanced.

It is not required to attend with a partner as classes will rotate. An exception may be a routine class.

Sundays • Newton, MA March 24 to May 5, 2019 (6 Week Session, no class 4/21)
Mondays • Boston, MA February 25 to April 1, 2019 (6 Week Session)
5:00–6:00pm Lindy Hop Level 1 (6 weeks)

Featured topic for this session: Swingouts!

We’ll be getting down to the nitty gritty of swingouts, a move Lindy Hoppers can’t live without! If you are new to swingouts, or already know them and want to work on refining, this will be a class for you. We’ll focus on how to lead and follow to make them feel so good, along with some variations. Included will be a selection of other moves to get you out on the dance floor. Aimed at new and continuing students.

6:00–6:30pm Stay after class for practice!
6:30–7:30pm Lindy Hop Level 1 (6 weeks)

Featured topic for this session: Charleston!

Lindy Hop originated with the African American community in the ballrooms of Harlem, and was heavily influenced by Charleston, a huge dance craze which preceded it. Charleston continues today to be a very fun component of Lindy Hop and fits nicely as the tempos go up. We’ll be focusing on the technique and style of classic Lindy Hop Charleston, characteristic of the original Lindy Hoppers. A variety of different partner variations will be included. Appropriate for those new to Charleston as well as more experienced dancers who would like to refine and review.

7:30–8:00pm Stay after class for practice!
8:00–9:00pm Black Bottom Routine Continuation

We have not had enough Black Bottom! It’s been a ton of fun and we’ll be continuing into the next session to work more on all the bits, increase tempos, and put it all together. Open to those who are in the current Black Bottom class.

9:00–9:30pm Stay after class for practice!
Lower Falls Community Center
545 Grove Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
Please bring a change of clean shoes, either sneakers or soft-soled flat dance shoes.
Ruggles Baptist Church (near Fenway Park)
874 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215
Please bring a change of clean shoes.
Monday, February 25, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019