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Hudson Valley

Swing Dance

New Swing Foundations           
Starts
 February 6!! 

Join Kelly & Tank for a new 8-week session!

Mondays, February 6 - April 3*

*No class February 20; April 10 will be a snow date class, if necessary

 

7:30pm - 8:30pm ~  Continuing Swing

Note: This is an ongoing course which will pick up where the previous session left off and will be open to our prior swing students who have gone through and internalized the Swing Foundations course. 


Continuing Swing (Formally Swing Foundations 2) will go beyond the basics and into more details of rhythm, connection, and creativity over a series of 8 lessons and include the two corresponding monthly social dances for the opportunity of practical application. Our goals in creating this course are providing a dedicated space for swing dance enthusiasts to delve deeper in their understanding and explore more of the fun possibilities of swing and lindy hop, as well as nurturing the community of swing dancers in our area. Minimum of 6 students registered by February 3rd required.

$170 per person for full course includes 8 lessons & free entry to our monthly social dances on Feb 18 & Mar 18

No drop ins for Continuing Swing, but if you prefer to pay per class: $25 per person per class, does not include free entry to our social dances and kindly let the instructors know which dates you will be attending via email: hvswingdance@gmail.com

 

8:30pm - 9:30pm ~ Swing Foundations

Start here! The Swing Foundations course goes over the basics of rhythm, connection, and creativity - all key elements of swing dance. The course is designed to develop these skills thoroughly over 8 lessons and includes the two corresponding monthly social dances for the opportunity of practical application. Our goals in creating this course are giving participants the ability to dance with anyone at any social dance for full fun potential, as well as fostering a community of swing dancers in our area. Minimum of 6 students registered by February 3rd required. No drop ins beyond February 13th please. 

$170 per person for full course includes 8 lessons & free entry to our monthly social dances on Feb 18 & Mar 18 

$25 for drop ins per person per class (accepted Feb 6 & Feb 13 only), does not include free entry to our social dances

 

New Class Offering!!

Vintage Solo Jazz

w/ Kelly O'Connor & Tank 

Fridays, 7-8pm
March 10 - June 2*
*No class on May 26

Note: This session of Vintage Solo Jazz will be picking up where the previous one left off, everyone is welcome to join! 
Build solo jazz vocabulary, skill, and style while learning the Shim Sham & Big Apple vintage dance routines:
The Shim Sham is a line dance with roots in vaudeville and popularized by the late great Ambassador of Swing, Frankie Manning. The Big Apple can famously be seen in the 1939 film Keep Punching performed by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, choreographed by Frankie Manning. Both are now danced socially at swing events worldwide. If you've been to our social dances, you've seen some of us get into these routines when the appointed songs come on. Now, Kelly & Tank will be breaking them down step by step. The Shim Sham is a practical place to start developing your repertoire of solo jazz moves. The Big Apple will expand on your solo jazz knowledge and take it to a new, energetic level. Minimum of 6 students registered by March 8th required. No drop ins beyond March 17th please. 

$255 per person for full course includes 12 lessons & free entry to our monthly social dances on Mar 18, Apr 15, and May 20

$25 for drop ins per person per class (accepted from March 10 & March 17 only), does not include free entry to our social dances

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