Rhythm City Productions

Intro to Swing

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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:

  • $48 for one series / $54 at the door
  • $80 for two people or two classes / $90 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. We do recognize that not everyone takes classes for that reason, however, so if you prefer not to rotate, you may register for the Saturday classes and register with a partner with whom you would prefer to stay throughout the class. See also Dance Lessons 101 link above for more discussion of the benefits of mixing in social dance settings.

Swing 1: Intro to 6-count

Get started in the wonderful world of swing dancing! There’s nothing like moving in rhythm with a partner. 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 start with an introduction to partner dance technique and 6-count swing dance basic steps, and we put them together so you can enjoy the dance and the music with any partner! No partner required.

Swing 2: Charleston & Swinging out

An introduction to 8-count basic steps and patterns, as well as Charleston basics and variations. You’ll be kicking and swinging out like it’s 1939!

Pre-requisite: Swing 1 or equivalent. You should be comfortable with the 6-count basic with triple steps, 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.

Register!

Date/Time Event
Thursday, Oct 2 - Thursday, Oct 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Swing 2 - Charleston & Swinging Out
St. Michael’s Hall, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Oct 2 - Thursday, Oct 23
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Swing 1 - Intro to 6-count Lindy Hop
St. Michael’s Hall, Vancouver BC
Saturday, Oct 4 - Saturday, Oct 25
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Swing 2 - Charleston & Swinging Out (Rotations optional)
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC
Saturday, Oct 4 - Saturday, Oct 25
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Swing 1 - Intro to 6-count Lindy Hop (Rotations optional)
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Oct 30 - Thursday, Nov 20
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Swing 2 - Charleston & Swinging Out
St. Michael’s Hall, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Oct 30 - Thursday, Nov 20
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Swing 1 - Intro to 6-count Lindy Hop
St. Michael’s Hall, Vancouver BC
Saturday, Nov 1 - Saturday, Nov 22
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Swing 2 - Charleston & Swinging Out (Rotations optional)
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC
Saturday, Nov 1 - Saturday, Nov 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Swing 1 - Intro to 6-count Lindy Hop (Rotations optional)
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC

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