Please read our welcome message and health and safety class policy.
Once you’ve completed the material from Intro to Swing to your satisfaction, you’re ready for Lindy Hop Essentials. This means you’re ready to get a whole lot more dancing in your Swing! At this point, you’ve learned most of the most commonly known basic Lindy hop steps and patterns, and it’s time to get them feeling more awesome (for you and your partner) at a wider range of tempos and with more variations.
Lindy Hop Essentials students enjoy a discounted admission of $5 to the regular DJ'ed weekly dance, Rhythm City Strut. Subscribe to our youtube channel for practice/review/recap videos.
- $60 / $65 at the door (4 weeks)
- $30 limited subsidized access available for low incomes
- All prices include GST
- Mask-wearing is recommended, though not required, so please be considerate of others’ decision to mask or not, and be prepared to put on a mask as a courtesy to your dance partner if they request it.
Swing 3 at iDance Studio, 257 East 7th Avenue, 7:45-8:45pm
Swing 4 at EDAM Studio, 303 East 8th Avenue, 6:15-7:15pm
We usually advocate rotating in our 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. However, due to health and safety concerns, you may prefer to remain with only one or two partners throughout a class and/or dance. You can indicate your preference when you register and/or at class.
Swing 3: Swing out
Connect the moves you learned in Swing 1 and 2 in a more swingin’ and flowing way and add on with some more complex moves, variations, and solo dancing. Lindy hop, as a partnered dance, often incorporates “breaking away” from your partner for open solo play and dancing. Learn and practice how to make this a comfortable and rhythmical part of your partner connection.
- Mondays 7:45-8:45pm at iDance Studio, 257 East 7th Avenue
Swing 4: Lindy Hop Essentials
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 connecting with the music and a partner. Swing 4: get set for Intermediate.
- Mondays 6:15-7:15pm at EDAM Studio, 303 East 8th ave