Learn East Coast Swing & Lindy Hop Tuesdays & Thursdays
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:Upcoming Changes: (effective Sept, 2018)
6pm – Sugarfoot Stompers – Invitation Only
7 pm – East Coast Swing – Intermediate
5pm – East Coast Swing – Beginning
6pm – Lindy Hop – Mixed Levels
(effective Jan 23, 2018)
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. Includes 8-count patterns and Charleston.
Swing Dance: Lindy Hop Style
Thursday 6pm – Mixed Levels
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.
In this class you’ll learn the basics of Lindy Hop including the Swing Out, Charleston, and various follower and leader turns. There will be significant repetition to help work the rhythm into dancers’ bodies. No experience or partner is necessary, although it is highly recommended that each dancer complete one month-long series of East Coast swing before enrolling in Lindy Hop.
Lindy Hop is a monthly series starting on the first Thursday of each month. Classes are progressive. Every week within that month, we build upon the moves taught in the previous weeks. MUST COMMIT TO ONE MONTH SERIES. BEGIN THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. NO DROP-IN’S DURING THE MONTH.