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April and May Class Sign-Ups!

Spring Class Schedule 2015

Abigail and Adam Perform at Lindy Focus We’re excited that you’re going to join us for classes at on Monday Nights! When: Mondays Where: The Lindy Lab Why you should come:

  1. You enjoy swing dancing!
  2. You want to learn to lead/follow the opposite role of what you normally do!
  3. You want some planned exercise each week!
  4. You want to meet some new people!
  5. You like jazz music!

April 2015

Mondays (Apr 6, 13, 20, & 27) with Adam & Abigail

Extreme Tempos in Balboa (Intermediate) 7:00-8:00 Historically, Balboa was danced to a wide range of Jazz music tempos. Whether slow and sophisticated or fast and furious, this month will focus on the skills necessary to dance at the extremes. These classes will be designed for the intermediate to advanced Balboa dancers who want to expand their range and beginners who know the fundamentals and want a new challenge implementing them. East Coast Swing to Lindy Hop (Beginner) 8:10-9:10 Love East Coast Swing but want to give Lindy Hop a try? This class is for you! Each class will progressively focus on the patterns and technique specific to Lindy Hop. Beginners who have East Coast Swing experience will gain the most out of this series but raw beginners are welcome too!

May 2015

Mondays (May 4, 11, 18, & 25) with Adam & Abigail

SoCal Swing meets Balboa (Intermediate-Advanced) 7:00-8:00 In Southern California in the 1930s and 40s a dance called Balboa was its own spectacular entity but was transformed when the Swing dance craze traveled across the country. This four week series will utilize a base knowledge of Balboa and explore the energetic patterns and styling characterizing the swing dancing done in SoCal. Intermediate Balboa dancers and Lindy Hop Dancers are welcome! Styling in Lindy Hop (Beginner-Intermediate) 8:10-9:10 Know how to do a Swing Out? Now its time to learn how to do that same Swing Out in a million different ways. May’s class will discuss how simple changes in connection, footwork, and partnership can lead to a more dynamic and fun Lindy Hop experience. A perfect class for people who have started Lindy Hopping and love the swing out. CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. The Lindy Lab Triangle Dance Studio 2603 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC

Lindy Series Starts in November!

We’re excited that you’re going to join us for classes at 8pm on Monday Nights! This 6-week class will be great for anyone who wants to improve their skills as a swing dancer. Dates: Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec.1, 8. When: Monday @8pm Where: The Lindy Lab Why you should come:

  1. You want to learn the great American swing dance: Lindy Hop!
  2. You want to improve your fundamentals as a Lindy Hopper!
  3. You want to learn to lead/follow the opposite role of what you normally do.
  4. You want some planned exercise each week.
  5. You want to meet some new people.
  6. You like jazz music!

Sign up using the form below to reserve your spot. The Lindy Lab Triangle Dance Studio 2603 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC

Sign ups for the November-December session have ended. See you in class!

February Classes in Durham: The Legacy of Jewel and Dean

Recently, fellow dancer and instructor, Nick Williams compiled some of his favorite clips of Jewel McGowan, famed lindy hopper from the far reaches of California during the swing era.  At Hot Club in February, Adam and I will be doing a series on her and her partner, Dean Collins, known for their energetic style and prolific appearances in movies of the time.

Get inspired and come on out for history in the re-making!