Learn Swing & Lindy Hop Tuesdays
While Argentine Tango was developing in the southern hemisphere, Swing dance was being created in the northern hemisphere. These dance styles became iconic of the period. East Coast Swing evolved from Lindy Hop in the late 1940’s and early 50’s, and is based in six-count patterns that are simplified from 8-count Lindy Hop patterns.
Swing Program:(effective Sept, 2018)
5pm – Beginning *Must pre-register
6pm – Advanced
7 pm – – Intermediate
Instructor Jasmine Worrell
I love love love Jasmine’s class! It’s the absolute highlight of my week. She is an incredibly patient, kind, and thorough teacher as well as a beautiful dancer. She really encourages your growth as a dancer and kindly and calmly explains each movement from both perspectives.
Intermediate, Let’s Swing!
Intermediate East Coast Swing dancers must have danced swing for at least 3 months before joining this class. The focus is on more advanced turns and spins, along with technique.
Instructor: Jasmine Worrell
Lindy Hop is the original American swing dance, also known as Jitterbug, which was created in the late 1930’s and 40’s to really swing to the jazz music being played in the dance halls in Harlem. Danced to a wide range of tempos, a strong pulse drives the movement of the dance, and the music is traditionally big band swing from the Golden Era of Jazz. Lindy Hop is danced to an eight count rhythm and is characterized as a lively and happy dance.