Swing Dance Foundational Lessons • Thursdays 7:00p-8:00p
Swing FUNdamentals

East Coast Swing • Lindy Hop • Charleston
New to Swing? Need a Refresher? No Experience? No Partner? Two Left Feet? - NO PROBLEM!
Learn new styles each month!

757 DANCE STUDIO, 176 S. Rosemont Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Cost: $50 Punch-Card (for 5 classes) • $15 Drop-Ins
Includes practica dance

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"PRACTICE WHAT YOU LERNT"

Practica Dance 9p-??

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!

You'll learn the original swing dances: Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, and Charleston.
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!


6-COUNT SWING DANCE • EAST COAST SWING/JITTERBUG
This is a 6-count and has very simple structure and footwork along with basic moves and styling. This is based off a 6-count pattern and is the building blocks of all swing styles. It is popular for its simple nature, and it is often danced to slow, medium, or fast tempo jazz, blues, or rock and roll.


LINDY HOP (Hollywood Style)
You've seen it on the silver screen and now ready for you to learn. 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.


CHARLESTON • 20s - 30s - Tandem - Hand-to-Hand - Solo
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.
30's Charleston also called "side-by-side", which in fact has partners side-by-side with contact at the hips.
Tandem Charleston has partners in front of each other facing same way doing patterns simultaneously.

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

WHAT TO WEAR?

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

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

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