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 (Swing 3) 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.
- $90 / $95 at the door (5 weeks)
- $50 limited subsidized access available for low incomes
- All prices include GST
- Mask-wearing is encouraged, 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.
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Swing 3: Lindy Hop Essentials
Swing 3 is where 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, to further enrich your social dancing vocabulary and your understanding of connecting with the music and a partner.
Connect the moves you learned in prior Swing series in a more swinging 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.
The Swing 3 program (A, B, & C) is 3 five-week series that can be taken in any order.
All Swing 3 series aim to review and refine material from the Intro to Swing program, as well as develop musical and partner connection skills. The material of each series may be adapted to the needs and levels of the students, but will roughly follow the outlines below:
Swing 3 A - leading with the right hand: patterns and connection details arising out of this new possibility; Frankie 6s (a well-known and much-loved pattern of 6-count moves associated with original era Lindy hopper Frankie Manning); Swing kicks (and variations of these in closed and side-by-side connection); connecting these moves with other figures students are familiar with to further develop social dance confidence.
Swing 3 B - Swing out essentials and variations; Glide to the Side; Around the world/points; connecting these moves with other figures students are familiar with to further develop social dance confidence.
Swing 3 C - Charleston and variations; Kick-through Charleston; Skip-up; Double tuck turn and connecting this with Charleston figures and connecting these moves with other figures students are familiar with to further develop social dance confidence.