Intro to Swing
Step into the world of Swing with this drop-in class every Wednesday at 8:00 pm. Learn about the music, rhythm and how to dance basic patterns of Swing and Lindy Hop. No experience or partner needed! This is an open-enrollment class and students may join at any time during the month.
Lindy Hop 1
Progressive class focused on Lindy Hop fundamentals. Students must be proficient with the 6-count basic rhythm, tuck turn, send out, side pass, and inside turn to closed. It is highly recommended that students complete 4 weeks minimum of Intro To Swing prior to Lindy Hop Level 1.
Lindy Hop 2
Progressive class for students continuing their Lindy Hop journey with new rhythms and patterns.
Lindy Hop Level 2 requires instructor approval.
Students must complete all four months of Lindy Hop Level 1 (A, B, C, and D). Students must be able to dance the Swingout, Circle, tuck turn, send out, side pass, inside turn to closed position, Charleston, skip up, kick through, hand-to-hand, and airplane Charleston.
The Big Apple
A progressive class to learn The Big Apple choreography. The Big Apple was originally a big dance craze 1937. A caller was used to shout out steps and the dancers followed. This dance still lives, but are most often danced using Frankie Manning's choreography that Whitey's dancers (Herbert White's groups for example Whitey's Lindy Hoppers or Whitey's Hopping Maniacs) filmed for the film Keep Punchin'. Southtown Riot performed an interpretation of The Big Apple back in September at First Friday. Students must be familiar with the Tranky Doo.