Rhythm City Productions

Lindy Hop Essentials

RCMA Swing Dance Festival returns this Labour Day Weekend!

With workshops, coaching, live music, nightly dance parties, and much more, RCMA is an incredible opportunity to join an enthusiastic community of dancers for an intensive weekend of joy, rhythm, music, and dance development. If you're a current student or recent graduate of the LHE program, you may need a "boost" to get ready for the Intermediate Track. Lucky for you, that's just what we have planned! The Intermediate Booster is on Saturday August 26 from 1-3pm, and will give you the material you need plus individualized coaching. Cheap for RCMA registrants; less cheap for those not planning to attend RCMA. 

Lindy Hop Essentials

If you've mastered the material in our Intro to Swing classes, you can continue your swing education with Lindy Hop Essentials. Designed to prepare you for the social dance floor, LHE takes the patterns and footwork you learned in Swing 1 and 2 and combines them in new & interesting ways, plus adds some more patterns and increases your comfortable tempo range. 

Lindy Hop Essentials students enjoy a discounted admission of $5 to the regular DJ'ed weekly dance, Rhythm City Strut. For band nights, please purchase tickets here.

Rotation policy: We require all students to rotate partners. See our FAQ page for information on the benefits of mixing in partner dance classes.

Each series is 4 weeks of 1 hr classes.

Cost:

  • $52.50 for one series / $58 at the door
  • $94.50 for two series or two people signing up together /$102 at the door
  • $26.25 in advance to repeat the series / $30 at the door

Swing 3: Beyond the Basics

Introducing… the Charleston! A predecessor to Lindy hop, the Charleston survives as a high energy kicking pattern that has many variations. We’ll practice the step, as well as mix it in with the patterns you’ve already learned. Plus a few more patterns, and a little bit of a higher tempo music.

Swing 4: Lindy Hop Fundamentals

We mix and match all the prior Swing series material, add a few more, and increase your comfort with a wider range of tempos. We also add some variations on moves you already know and love, the further enrich your social dancing vocabulary and your understanding of the partnership.

 

Register!

Date/Time Event
Thursday, Aug 10 - Thursday, Aug 31
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Swing 4 - Lindy Hop Fundamentals
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Aug 10 - Thursday, Aug 31
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Swing 3 - Beyond the Basics
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Sep 7 - Thursday, Sep 28
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Swing 4 - Lindy Hop Fundamentals
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Sep 7 - Thursday, Sep 28
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Swing 3 - Beyond the Basics
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Oct 5 - Thursday, Oct 26
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Swing 4 - Lindy Hop Fundamentals
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Oct 5 - Thursday, Oct 26
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Swing 3 - Beyond the Basics
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Nov 2 - Thursday, Nov 23
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Swing 4 - Lindy Hop Fundamentals
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC
Thursday, Nov 2 - Thursday, Nov 23
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Swing 3 - Beyond the Basics
Ukrainian Hall Mezzanine, Vancouver BC

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