November/December Classes At TNS

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We made a lot of changes at TNS in October and we are so excited about the great response we’ve had all month from our dancers and can’t wait to kick off a new month of classes in November!

Because November and December are both short months for classes due to holidays, we’ve decided to combine the classes within them into continuing 6-week series’! This means you’ll get to go more in depth and explore even more within our amazing classes!  We are really excited!

But enough chit chat, here’s what we have on deck for the next two months:

THE 6:30-7:30pm CLASSES

THE CONTINUING CLASS: CONTINUING LINDY HOP

NOVEMBER – IMPROVISATION

This month is about improvisation in partnered dancing – the skill of varying your movement within the context of the pattern you’re doing. By the end of the series, you’ll have learned ways to vary rhythm, footwork and even basic moves depending on what you hear in the music.

-Taught By: Todd & Jennifer Bonham

DECEMBER – SO I HAVE A FRIEND NAMED TOMMY WHO’S FROM TEXAS

In December we’re going to be throwing down one of the most iconic moves in Lindy Hop, The Texas Tommy.  We’ll show you the original and then get into some spicy variations for you as well!

-Taught By: Kadie & Joe Pangburn

THE EXPLORING CLASS: BEGINNER BALBOA

For our exploring class this month we’re going to be teaching a 4 week introductory course on the fundamentals of Balboa.   You’ll learn everything from the basic footwork and patterns of Pure Bal, to some more advanced Bal-Swing movements.  This class is perfect for beginners, or intermediate students who would like to brush up on their basics.  Don’t know what Balboa looks like?  Check out this video HERE, for a great example of the beautiful elegant dance.

*This will be a 6-week class taught over the course of the first three Thursday of November and December.

-Taught by Joe Pangburn & Briana McIntire

THIS IS A BEGINNING CLASS, NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER IS REQUIRED.


 

THE 7:30-8:30pm CLASSES

THE CORE CLASS: 8-COUNT LINDY HOP

This class will teach the fundamental 8-count patterns of Lindy Hop, such as the swing-out and circle.  It will also focus on how to combine 8-count moves with the 6-count moves learned in the fundamental classes.

*Since there is a holiday both of these months that shortens each of them to having only 3 Thursdays we can teach on, we have decided to combine the two months into one 6-week long class.  This will ensure that we are able to maintain the integrity of the classes information and not have to rush through things in only three weeks time.  The class will take place on the first three Thursday of Nov and Dec.

-Taught By Joe Pangburn & Bethany Minshew

THIS IS A BEGINNING CLASS, NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER IS REQUIRED.

THE FOUNDATIONS CLASS

This class is set up as a weekly drop in class meant to introduce new students to the basic fundamentals of swing dancing.

Each week in this foundations class we’ll go over:

  • Getting your body in sync with the music and finding the swing rhythm.
  • Learning the basic 6-count swing footwork.
  • Learning how to partner with a lead/follow.
  • Learning how to move around the floor with our partner.
  • 1-2 Foundational moves (these rotate from week to week)

THIS IS A BEGINNING CLASS, NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER IS REQUIRED.

THE REFINING ROOM

If you’ve been dancing for a while, then you know there is a point where classes aren’t what you need the most, instead you need direct personal feedback and dedicated practice time to hone the skills you already possess.

Welcome to the refining room, a guided practice session that is designed to challenge intermediate-plus to advanced level dancers.

Students will have the opportunity to work together, share skills and provide feedback to one another on their dancing.  For these sessions, students will often work with a mentor or in peer groups dissecting a more complex movement or concept.   Students also have the option to use the room as a practice area to work on anything of their choosing and gather feedback either from a mentor or their peers.

The Refining Room is open every Thursday from 7:30-8:30pm in the space adjoining the Flying Monkey Theatre inside the Lowe Mill and is ABSOLUTELY FREE.  I know crazy right?


8:30-10:00pm OPEN DANCING

Then as always, at 8:30 we’ll open up the floor and have open social dancing and practice time until 10:00 with some of the best swing DJs in town spinning tunes just for you!

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