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SWING TIME'S NEW
TUESDAY 8-WEEK COURSES
Lindy Hop II (7-8pm)
The Ultimate Intermediate Lindy Hop Course!
Dance Team I (8-9pm)
First-Level Performance Dance Team!
Lindy Hop I (9-10pm)
Comprehensive Beginning Lindy Hop Course!
Register Now! -- Reserve Your Place
8-Week Courses Begin Tuesday JAN 19
All courses at 1st Dance Studio
5098 66th St N, St. Petersburg Map
All courses instructed by Sam & Carleene
Lindy Hop I
Comprehensive Beginning Lindy Hop Course
Tuesdays, January 19th - March 9th, 2010, 9:00-10:00pm
Experience Tampa Bay's most comprehensive introductory Lindy Hop course ever! Learn to Swing Out from both the Open & Closed positions. Learn Swing-Out variations, including the Outside Turn, Inside Turn, and Free Turn. Learn the Lindy Circle, the Texas Tommy, and the Texas Tommy with a Stop. Learn Partner Charleston and how to dance it well, incorporating not just your legs, but your arms and body into the dance. Learn about syncopated moves, and how to dance the Mini Dip. We'll teach you Lindy Hop footwork, armwork, partnering, and styling, and give you a solid foundation for advancing to higher-level Lindy Hop. We'll even show you to mix Lindy Hop with East-Coast Swing! Dancers who complete this course will qualify to be on a Level I dance team, will be ready to learn the Swing Rueda group dance, and will be ready to advance to Lindy Hop II! Lindy Hop Made Easy! You've seen it at swing dances across Tampa Bay, and now it's your turn to learn Lindy Hop, the original swing dance! Our innovative teaching methods (no math or counting required!) will have you moving to the Lindy Hop in no time! Whether you're new to Lindy Hop or have taken several classes, try this one out -- we know you'll like it!
PREREQUISITES: Prior swing dancing and partner dancing experience is helpful, but not required. If you've never swing-danced before, it's recommended that you take some of our free swing-dance classes (held at the start of each event) beforehand.
COST: $75/person for the 8-Week Course (Eight 60-Minute Sessions; 8 Hours Total of Instruction!) FREE DVD! -- Sign up today and receive the Lindy Hop I Course Recap/Practice DVD -- a $20 value -- absolutely free! Special Offer -- $20 REBATE! -- See course description for details.
Lindy Hop II
The Ultimate Intermediate Lindy Hop Course
Tuesdays, January 19th - March 9th, 2010, 7:00-8:00pm
Learn new moves and techniques to speed up your Lindy Hop, including Syncopated Triples, Charleston Swing-Outs & Circles, and Single-Time Lindy Hop. Learn Side-To-Side Charleston, Savoy Kicks, Hand-To-Hand Charleston, and Star Kicks, plus transition moves from Basic Charleston to all of the above and back! Learn new Swing Out Variations, including the Basket Whip, the Tuck & Double Turn, and the Double Outside Turn. Learn Tandem Charleston and variations including basic Front-to-Back, Pushout, Kick to Side, Ladies Turn, Turnarounds, and Leapfrogs, plus Tandem entry & exit moves including the exciting Lawnmower! Learn a cool Lift/Jump plus basic lifting/jumping technique. Learn Traveling Charleston and variations. We'll cover Lindy Hop & Charleston style, syncopation, turning technique, partnering, and connection. We'll cover connecting the dance with the music, plus give you individualized tips for improving your overall dancing! Those completing this course will qualify to learn our choreographed intermediate-level Lindy Hop routines! Dance Team members who complete this course will qualify to advance to higher-level dance teams. See why we call this the ultimate intermediate Lindy Hop course!
PREREQUISITES: Lindy Hop I (8-Week Course) -or- Equivalent. See course description for more info.
COST: $75/person for the 8-Week Course (Eight 60-Minute Sessions; 8 Hours Total of Instruction!) FREE DVD! -- Sign up today and receive the Lindy Hop II Course Recap/Practice DVD -- a $20 value -- absolutely free! Special Offer -- $40 REBATE! -- See course description for details.
Dance Team I -- Swing Rueda
First-Level Performance Dance Team + Guaranteed Performance Opportunity!
Tuesdays, January 19th - March 9th, 2010, 8:00-9:00pm
Be part of an exciting team of swing dancers! Learn to perform, by turning your Lindy Hop & Swing Dance skills into impressive group performance routines! This 8-week session, the main topic is Swing Rueda, the group version of Lindy Hop. Learn beginning-to-advanced Swing Rueda including many exciting, never-before-seen moves and group formations! Improve your Lindy Hop skills, practice and master all the moves you learned in Lindy Hop I, plus learn some new tricks. Learn useful performance techniques and principles. Most of all, have fun doing what you like to do best -- dancing! Dance Team I Topics rotate every 8 weeks, from Swing Rueda to Big Apple to Jam Circles to Choreographed Routines and more! Upon completion of this 8-week series, you will perform with the team at a popular public event!
PREREQUISITES: Lindy Hop I (8-Week Course) -or- Equivalent. See team description for more info.
COST: $40/person for the 8-Week Series (Eight 60-Minute Practice Sessions; 8 Hours Total of Training & Practice!) Special Offer -- $40 REBATE! -- See team description for details.
AT THE HOP ROUTINE: Learn and perform the thrilling & breathtaking At the Hop choreographed routine! Since this is a brand new and original Swing Time choreography, you will be part of the first dance team to learn and perform it! This intermediate-level choreography is an exciting mix of Lindy Hop II moves and techniques, plus fast 6-count (east-coast) swing, AND aerials, slides, dips, and other tricks for those who want to dance them (and substitute moves for those who don't). This fast & exciting swing routine is danced to the tune of Danny & the Juniors' "At the Hop".
ADDITIONAL DANCES: In addition to At the Hop, the team will learn and practice high-energy Jam Circles plus a variety of popular party dances from the Rock & Roll / Sock Hop era! Our team will offer an impressive representation of dancing from the 1950's / Rock & Roll / Sock Hop era, complete with costumes, with the idea of bringing full dance shows and exhibitions to the public. While performing is optional, upon completion of this 8-week series, you will have opportunities to perform with the team at popular public events!
PREREQUISITES: Lindy Hop II (8-Week Course) + proficiency with 6-count (East-Coast) Swing -OR- try out for team (contact us).
COST: $125/person for the 16-Hour Series (Eight 120-Minute Sessions; 16 Hours Total of Instruction, Practice & Training!) FREE DVD! -- Sign up today and receive the Recap/Practice DVD -- a $20 value -- absolutely free! Special Offer -- $50 REBATE! -- See team description for details.
All Courses & Teams
WHERE: At 1st Dance Studio, 5098 66th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. Click here for a Map & Directions.
INSTRUCTORS: Sam & Carleene + Special Guests
REGISTRATION: Register NOW to reserve your space! Limited Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and payment is due with registration. Click here to register securely online now. Or register in person this Wednesday (Jan 13) at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night or this Friday (Jan 15) at Swing Time! LIVE w/ Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88's; bring your registration payment to the event (cash--exact change please or check--payable to "Swing Time"), and see Pat at the front desk to register.
PARTNERS: No partner is needed. Dancers may sign up either with or without a partner. We will strive to register a fairly even balance of leaders and followers. See individual online course descriptions for full details.
WHEN TO ARRIVE: All classes and practice sessions start and finish promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive early for each class, and 15-20 minutes early for the first class. This will give you time to check in and warm up prior to the class, and will ensure that you don't miss the important material that starts each class.
WHAT TO BRING: Please bring or wear dance shoes, comfortable clothes, and bottled water.
MORE INFO: Please contact us if you have questions or for more info.
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