List of classes

Lindy Hop 1

Learn the art of Lindy Hop!

This jumpin’ jazz-era dance is alive and thriving today! We invite you to kick up your heels and learn the rhythm, connection, and musicality of this lively social dance.

New to dancing? No problem! We will walk you through all the basics you need to cut a rug to some big band tunes.

Lindy Hop 2

Take your dancing to the next level!

Learn the dynamic, energetic swing out: a fundamental movement of Lindy Hop that will really make your dancing pop!

In this class, you will learn more about connecting and communicating with your dance partner and also some cool variations to sprinkle some fun and flair into your dancing.

Swing out variations / Jazz up your swing out!

Swivels and spins and kicks… oh my! Join this class to learn how to add some flavour to your basic vanilla swing out.

Dips and Tricks

Add some style to your dancing with these simple, but cool, dips and tricks.

Doin’ the Jive

Doin’ the Jive is a line dance routine – there is no partner. You can see the routine at lindyhopmoves.com.

Shim Sham

The Shim Sham is a line dance routine consisting of solo jazz moves.

You can see the routine and instructional videos here.

Solo Jazz

Solo jazz: The joy of dancing alone with others

In this class we’ll take the movements we’re most familiar with from routines like the Shim Sham and learn how to use them to dance to any song in a simple exploration of patterns and of the movements themselves.

Intro to Charleston

Learn the dance that started it all! One of the very first dances of the jazz era, the Charleston is fun and lively. In this class, you will learn to step, kick, and swing to the rhythms of the 20’s and 30’s. We will introduce basic partnered Charleston footwork as well as a few variations… Be prepared to be transported to the Roaring 20’s!

Absolute beginners welcome.

Charleston Variations

Punch up your swing dancing with some lively 30’s Charleston! Charleston is an essential part of your Lindy hop repertoire and a great way to add pizazz to your dancing. In this class, you will learn basic side-by-side Charleston and Tandem Charleston, how to balance with a partner, how to transition in and out of tandem, plus tons of fun variations.

Cardio Charleston

Come join us for a fun, fast-paced workout class where we will be doing some Charleston and solo jazz moves! This is a great class to build up your dance cardio and broaden your repertoire of solo jazz movements. Moderate to high intensity with fast changing movements.

Social Dancing

If you aren’t familiar with what a social dance event is, it’s basically an evening where you can come and dance the night away to a swingin’ set of dance tunes. It’s a great opportunity to come meet and hang out with your fellow swing dancers and get some fun practice on the dance floor! Whether you’ve been dancing for a while or have just started, socials are a lot of fun, and we encourage you to come out and swing dance with us for the evening.

Don’t be shy! Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!

(This is not a class.)

Footwork and Flair

This class is perfect for those looking to jazz up the introductory movements of swing. We will teach you how to become more creative with your footwork and styling, as well as how to make the dance your own. We will focus on how to make your movements complement the music while adding some fun and flair.

Movement and Musicality

This class will take many of the basics you’re already familiar with and expand and build upon them in a simple exploration of movement and musicality. We’ll learn new moves and technique and learn how we can bring more variety and fun into our social dances.

We’ll learn what makes swing music “swing” with an exploration of rhythm and music structure and how we can use this knowledge to “hit that jive” and be creative on the dance floor.