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Hudson Valley

Swing Dance

New Sessions Start Soon!

Lindy Hop

Mondays, February 26 - April 15

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Currently open by invitation only to our prior Continuing Swing students. Contact hvswingdance@gmail.com for more information.

Continuing Swing

Mondays, April 1 - May 20

8:30pm - 9:30pm

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 will delve deeper into the details of rhythm, connection, and creativity over a series of 8 lessons and includes 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 further 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 10 students registered by March 15 required.

$185 per person for full course includes 8 lessons, free entry to our monthly social dances on Apr 20 & May 18, and lesson recap videos

 

You do not need to have a partner to do this course | Wear shoes you are comfortable in (we recommend Keds or similar)

 

If you would like to jump into this course, we will be holding auditions by appointment before and during our social dances (Nov 18 or Dec 16, schedule by emailing hvswingdance@gmail.com. Prerequisites include: Switching smoothly between basic 8 count and 6 count rhythm patterns; switching between open and closed positions; 2 variations of the basic 8 count rhythm pattern; triple & single step; inside & outside pass; basic tuck turn; demonstrate good grasp of frame and connection; use the space/move intentionally while dancing.

 

Swing Foundations

Fridays, April 5 - May 24*

7:30pm - 8:30pm

 

We encourage everyone to start here regardless of previous dance experience!**

 

The Swing Foundations course is a uniquely curated eight week lindy hop program designed by Hudson Valley Swing Dance to give participants the ability to dance with anyone at any social dance for full fun potential, as well as foster the growing community of swing dancers in our area.

We approach some of the fundamentals of swing dance, such as rhythm, connection, & creativity as the basis of our classes. At its core, swing dance is a street dance popularized in Harlem in the 1930s that’s now enjoyed worldwide, and we want to share that joy with you!

 

The full course includes 8 classes and entry to our 2 corresponding monthly social dances (Apr 20 & May 18) at TDC, as well as lesson recap videos.

You do not need to have a partner to do this course Wear shoes you are comfortable in (we recommend Keds or similar)

We encourage everyone to start here regardless of previous dance experience*

 

Minimum of 10 students registered by Mar 15 required. No drop ins beyond Apr 12, please.

$185 per person for full course includes 8 lessons & free entry to our monthly social dances on Apr 20 & May 18

$30 for drop ins per person per class (does not include free entry to our social dances; no drop ins after Apr 12)

 

**If you would like to jump into our Continuing Swing course, we will be holding auditions by appointment before and during our social dances, schedule by emailing hvswingdance@gmail.com. Prerequisites include: Switching smoothly between basic 8 count and 6 count rhythm patterns; switching between open and closed positions; 2 variations of the basic 8 count rhythm pattern; triple & single step; inside & outside pass; basic tuck turn; demonstrate good grasp of frame and connection; use the space/move intentionally while dancing.

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