Swing Dance Foundations Beginner Drop-In Lessons

Each week you will learn something new!
Lessons Include either Lindy Hop and Charleston

Thursdays 7:00p-8:00p
• $10 Drop-Ins (includes dance)
Attucks Theatre/Norfolk, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk, VA

New to Swing? Need a Refresher? No Experience? No Partner? Two Left Feet? - NO PROBLEM!

Learn the FUNdamentals of Swing Dance to prepare you with the building blocks of swing and get you ready to hit the dance floor in no time. Focus on Movement, Connection, Patterns, and most important - FUN!

7:00p - Swing FUNdamentals
You'll learn the original swing dances: Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, and Charleston. You'll then progress with learning several core moves throughout each night. Each week you'll learn new moves, new patterns, new combinations or just learn to do them better. Swing into some fun and be ready to tear up the dance floor in no time!

LINDY HOP (Hollywood, Savoy, Smooth Style)
It is characterized by an 8-count break away or the basic called "The Swingout". Lindy Hop has an emphasis on improvisation and the ability to easily adapt to include other steps in 8-count and 6-count rhythms. It has been danced to almost every conceivable style of music. This slotted dance incorporates multiple combinations done to slow or fast music.
Basic Pattern: step, step, triple-step, step, step, triple-step.

Social dance of the United States popular in the 1920s thru 1940s. There are three styles of Charleston: 20's, 30's and Tandem.They have very similar techniques with slight variations in feeling and pulse.

20's Charleston is based off partners in open position facing each other doing the basic patterns.
Basic Pattern: Tap-Step-Tap-Step

30's Charleston also called "side-by-side", which in fact has partners side-by-side with contact at the hips.
Basic Pattern: RockStep, Kick, Kick, Kick

Tandem Charleston has partners in front of each other facing same way doing patterns simultaneously.
Basic Pattern: RockStep, Kick, Kick, Kick

No experience necessary. No partner required. Just sign up at the door. Questions? Email here.


Wear comfy clothes. EX: Tshirt, slacks, skirt, etc.

"Slippery", flat bottomed shoes: suede, leather, felt, non-grippy.

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