Rhythm City Productions

Intro to Swing

First time taking dance lessons? Click here.

Beginning Swing Lessons are designed to get you out on the dance floor and having fun immediately. The Thursday Swing 1 class is followed by the weekly swing dance, Rhythm City Strut. It’s free for Swing 1 and 2 students!

Each series is 4 weeks of 1 hr classes.

Cost:

  • $52.50 for one series / $58 at the door
  • $94.50 for two people or Swing 1 & 2 for one person / $102 at the door
  • $26.25 in advance to repeat the series / $30 at the door

Note: We advocate rotating in our beginner classes, because it is a helpful learning tool, and because it helps to establish and nurture a community of positive students sharing in a group learning environment. Our priority is a community of Swing dancers who mix, mingle, and participate in a joyful dance scene.

See also “First time taking lessons?” link above for more discussion of the benefits of mixing in social dance settings.

Intro to Swing students enjoy free admission to the weekly dance, Rhythm City Strut.

Swing 1: Swing in Rhythm

Get started in the wonderful world of swing dancing! If you’ve always wanted to try but were afraid you’d have two left feet, this is the class for you. Super basic and easy-going, learn to dance in a friendly, supportive environment. Meet new people, get moving, improve your co-ordination, and have a lot of fun! We introduce the basic 8-count steps of Lindy hop and how to unite those steps with partner dancing. This series has lots of dancing to Swing music of moderately slow tempos to get you swinging with comfort and confidence. Simple patterns (moves) are taught, to give you some fun and dynamic ways of practicing and exploring the basic steps. No partner required.

Swing 2: Swinging out

We add on the 6-count basic, and spend lots of time practicing both the 8-count and 6-count basic steps (both widely and indiscriminately used by Lindy hoppers in their social dancing). We add patterns that give you a greater vocabulary of moves for your social dancing, as well as a deeper understanding of how the partnership works.

Pre-requisite: Swing 1 or equivalent. You should be comfortable with the 8-count basic and a few moves using that basic. Some students choose to take Swing 1 & 2 simultaneously; we recommend this only if you have previous dance experience.

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Date/Time Event
Thursday, Dec 1 - Thursday, Dec 22
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Swing 2 - Swinging Out
St. Michael’s Hall, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Dec 1 - Thursday, Dec 22
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Swing 1 - Intro to 6-count Lindy Hop
St. Michael’s Hall, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Jan 5 - Thursday, Jan 26
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Swing 2 - Swinging Out
St. Michael’s Hall, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Jan 5 - Thursday, Jan 26
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Swing 1 - Swinging in Rhythm
St. Michael’s Hall, Vancouver BC

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