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Event Series Event Series: 2nd Annual Swingin’ Summer of Dance

2nd Annual Swingin’ Summer of Dance

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lesson Logistics:

– Time = 7:00-8:00pm Lindy-Centric
           = 8:00-9:00pm Not So Lindy Sampler
– Dates = July 2 – Aug 27
(this is 9 weeks and up to 18 classes)

This week’s classes:

Lindy-Centric: Swingin’ Sixes – Expanding Your Lindy Hop Vocabulary
Instructors: Catherine & Jeff
Leads, are regular 8-count moves starting to feel repetitive? Do you want to surprise and delight your follow? Follows, do you want to focus on responding to your lead rather than guessing? Do you want to develop your ability to adapt to different footwork? Then 6-count variations are for you! Through tension, compression, and a solid connection with your partner, the floor, and the music, you don’t even need all 8 beats to dance up something exciting. We will explore a variety of 6-count moves that can be added to your Lindy Hop repertoire and then, for a little extra fun, we’ll explore how they can be turned into 8-count moves too! This will help us gain a deeper feel for connection, stronger listening skills within a dance partnership, and push the bounds of our creativity with the music.”
Prerequisite: 8 beat lindy hop rhythm (swing out)

Not So Lindy Sampler – Class: East Coast Swing (1 of 2)

Instructors: Brad & Catherine
This class will be a (re)introduction to East Coast Swing, beginning with a deeper dive into the basics: feeling the six-count tension, how our connections with the floor and partner changes between rock step and side step, bringing the basic up to tempo. After reviewing these fundamentals, we will build a repertoire of turns and spins that all build on the basic architecture of the inside and outside turns. This will include the belt loop turn, stop turn, and hammerlock.
Prerequisite: None (open to any and all levels – grab non-dance friends and bring them out)
Lesson Attendance & Costs:
– Can drop in each week or pre-purchase a block of classes (you will receive a small ticket(s) to present at each class attended)
– For member or students…
    >18 classes = $190
    >15 classes = $180
    >12 classes = $160
    > 9 classes = $140
    > 6 classes = $100
    > 3 classes = $55
    >Drop-in = $20
– For non-members…
    >18 classes = $210
    >15 classes = $200
    >12 classes = $180
    > 9 classes = $160
    > 6 classes = $120
    > 3 classes = $70
    >Drop-in = $25
(if you decide later or end up being able to attend more classes or are between blocks of classes (i.e. 4,8,11,14, etc.), please see Jeff Benoit to discuss an improvised cost)


July 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hepcat Swing Studio
42 Erb St. E.
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1L6 Canada
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