SwingColumbus offers 4-week lesson series for everyone! The first lesson at the beginning of the month is drop-in. Pay the remainder of the lesson fee to take the entire course.

Special topics workshops are sprinkled throughout the year. Pricing for these workshops vary.


July 2017 Learn a New Swing Dance! 4 Crash Courses with SwingColumbus

This July we’re bringing you a series of one-time-only crash courses, focused on introducing new swing dance styles to your repertoire!

Date Topic Admission
July 6  Balboa Foundations $20 or $15 Members/Students
July 13 Foundations of Rhythm:
From Ears to Feet
$20 or $15 Members/Students
July 20  Lindy Hop Foundations $20 or $15 Members/Students
July 27 Solo Jazz Alphabet & Routine $20 or $15 Members/Students

Where: Columbus Learn Cooperative – 731 East Broad St, Columbus OH 43205

Parking: http://www.learning.coop/directions

July 6 // Balboa Foundations

Photo by Siriomi Joy Photography

July 6th is the Foundations of Balboa. This class is designed to be a great introduction into the style and technique of Balboa. Whether you have taken a Balboa class before or have never tried it, this class will provide you with the foundations you need to get on the dance floor! There is no partner required.

July 13 // Foundations of Rhythm: From Ears to Feet

Photo by Gail Clendenin

July13th is the Foundations of Rhythm: From Ears to Feet. This class is designed to help you feel the rhythm of swing music and to express that rhythm through your body movements. Join DJ and dancer Daniel Hoy for a guided tour of the music we all love to dance to. Whether you are struggling to find the beat or trying to express the music through your dancing and improve that elusive “quality of movement”, this is class for you.

We’ll be listinging to great music, exploring swing rhythms, and doing exercises to help get these rhythms in your body so you can concentrate on dancing to the music, instead of just keeping time. This class will work on footwork and solo movement as it relates to both 6 ct and lindy hop basics. There is no partner required.

 

July 20 // Lindy Hop Foundations

Photo by Ben Hejkal

July 20th is the Lindy Hop Foundations. This class is designed to be a quick introduction into the basics and technique of Lindy Hop, or a refresher to get those swingouts to feel more comfortable.Mark Calkins & Shannon Varner (a.k.a. The Lindyroos) will start with the footwork, and work in a lindy circle until we reach the swingout, all in a couple of hours.

Whether you have taken a Lindy Hop class before or have never tried it, this class will provide you with the foundations you need to get on the dance floor! There is no partner required.

July 27 // Solo Jazz Alphabet & Routine

Photo by American Vernacular

July 27th is Solo Jazz Foundations. This class is designed to showcase authentic jazz dance vocabulary from the 1920s-1940s. We’ll explore how to break down a “move” into “movements” so you can play around with ideas after you leave the class.

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Let’s see how far we get with learning an “alphabet of solo jazz” dance moves including Apple Jacks, Boogie Back/Forward, Boogie drops, Charleston (20s), Crossovers, Fishtails, Gaze Afar, Hallelujah, Itches, Mess Around, Mooch, Pecks, Scarecrow, Shouts, Shorty George, Suzy Q, Tacky Annie, and Triple Step variations.

7:45 – 8:45 PM: Let’s put these moves into a short routine!

Dancer, DJ, and solo choreographer Binaebi Calkins will teach you historical moves and a short routine. By the end of class you’ll put your own spin on the moves and make the routine your own!

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Monthly Lesson Registration

Class Option General Public Members/Students
First Class Only (Drop-in) $15 $15
Full Progressive Lessons $50 $45

You  pay $15 for the first class of each month. If you decide one class is enough, there is no pressure to take the rest of the series. But if you love the class and want to continue, you pay the remaining cost for the rest of the series at the end of the first class!

Registration Protocol

  1. Only the first lesson in the monthly series can be taken as a drop-in lesson.
  2. Student and member discounts do not apply to the drop-in lesson.
  3. Anyone continuing the full lesson series after the drop-in lesson must pay the remaining $25 Members or $30 Public at the end of the class.
    1. Payments will not be accepted after the first week.
    2. Students who have not paid will be turned away.
    3. Administrators are not present to accept payment after the first week.
    4. Instructors do not accept payments.
  4. Anyone taking the full lesson series must take the first class of the month.
  5. No one is permitted to join the full lesson series after the first week.
  6. No discounts will be offered for missing classes.
  7. If choosing to take the full lesson series, students must pay the full $40/$45 instruction fee.
  8. Payments are accepted as cash or checks made out to SwingColumbus.