November/December At Thursday Night Swing

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TNS is booming!  We’re so excited to have so many passionate people coming out to dance each week and we can’t wait to share all the amazing classes we have in store for you next!

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 CHARLESTON

For the first three weeks of November and the first three weeks of December at TNS we’ll be diving down deep into solo and Tandem Charleston!

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

-Taught By: Jason & Danielle

THIS IS AN INTERMEDIATE CLASS, STUDENT SHOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH ALL THEIR BASIC CHARLESTON MOVEMENTS.

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 Thursdays of November and December.

-Taught by Joe & Kadie

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 Huy & Bethany

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.


 

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!

January Classes At Thursday Night Swing!

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Get ready for another amazing year at Thursday Night Swing.  We’ve got so many amazing things planned for you this year, we just can’t wait to get started!  So first up in January we have some awesome classes starting up on JANUARY 8TH.  But wait there’s more….

The first Thursday Night Swing of the year on January 8th will be absolutely free!

Yep.  You heard us right, ZERO dollars.  So if you’ve been on the fence about coming out and giving swing dancing a try, here’s your perfect opportunity!

Here’s what we have on deck to teach in January:

 

THE 6:30-7:30pm CLASSES

THE INTERMEDIATE CONTINUING CLASS: CONTINUING LINDY HOP

We’re starting off the new year right with a scrubbing bubbles series for your lindy hop.  We’re going to get down and dirty on technique so you can come out squeaky clean to start your new year on the right foot.  So come prepared to roll up your sleeves, and get to work because we’re getting geeky with it.

-Taught By: Kadie & Joe Pangburn

THIS IS A INTERMEDIATE MONTH LONG COURSE, REGULAR MONTH LONG ATTENDANCE IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED.

STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED ALL 4 CORE CLASSES TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTINUING CLASSES.


 

THE 7:30-8:30pm CLASSES

THE BEGINNER CORE CLASS: 20s Charleston

The dance of the roaring 20s! This outrageously fun and easy dance channels the high energy and bouncy rhythms of New Orleans and Dixieland style jazz. This month long class series will guide you step by step through the basic charleston footwork and patterns and give you insight into the historical roots of Lindy Hop.

-Taught By Dean Gilmore & Danielle Knight

THIS IS A BEGINNING MONTH LONG COURSE, REGULAR MONTH LONG ATTENDANCE IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED.

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 DROP IN BEGINNING CLASS, NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER IS REQUIRED.


 

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!

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!

September Classes At TNS

Fall is finally here and TNS is starting it off with a bang!  We’ve got THREE, yes THREE classes this month for you!  I know… however will you choose?

This includes our first ever month long BLUES SERIES!  Eeee!!! I’m so excited!  In addition, we’ll also be teaching an Int/Adv Balboa series!  So if you made it out to our July beginner series, or Bal-ast off and just can wait to learn more Balboa, this is your perfect opportunity!

And don’t forget, as always, if you pay for the entire month’s series the first Thursday of the month you’ll get a week free!

INTRO TO CHARLESTON

The dance of the roaring 20s!

This outrageously fun and easy dance channels the high energy and bouncy rhythms of New Orleans and Dixieland style jazz.

This class is perfect for those new to swing dancing and will guide you step by step through the basic charleston footwork and patterns.

-Taught By Dean Gillmore & Kadia Scott

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


INTRO TO BLUES

Get ready to slow down the tempo with this four week introduction to blues series!

This series will focus on giving you a solid foundation in the unique aspects of the blues dancing partnership, musicality, rhythms and movement!

This class will be the perfect follow up for those taking our one day blues workshop on Aug 30th!

– Taught By Adam & Krystal WilkersonTHIS IS AN BEGINNING CLASS, NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER IS REQUIRED.


INT/ADV BALBOA

You asked for it, so you got it! This month we are teaching THREE, yeah you heard me, THREE classes!  For our third class we’re going to be picking up right where our July beginner Balboa series left off with an Int/Adv Balboa class!

Students will have the opportunity to increase their Balboa vocabulary in addition to refining and developing more advanced technique in this four week series.

-Taught by Adam & Erica Roberts

THIS IS A INT CLASS, STUDENTS NEED TO BE PROFICIENT IN ALL BASIC BALBOA MOVEMENTS (i.e. toss outs, lollies, out & ins, basic footwork, etc.) TO PARTICIPATE.

March Classes At TNS

February was an amazing month at TNS!  Because of your support we were able to give away 4 workshop passes to the Dean and Jewel weekend and Let’s Shwing Baby!
This month we are excited to announce that not only will we have more passes to give away soon, but TNS has teamed up with JDLindyHop to bring you it’s very first workshop!  That’s right a TNS workshop right here in Huntsville AL.  It’s all going to go down May 16-18th so mark your calendars now and save your pennies because this is going to be one heck of a good weekend.  You can check out more info on the workshop at: www.mashyourdance.com
And last but not least TNS is serving up two great new classes this month! We’ll have intro to Charleston going on in the beginner class, and then in the intermediate class Huy and Briana have created a custom routine they are going to be breaking down and teaching each week!
Don’t forget, if you come the first Thursday of the month and pay for the entire series in advance you’ll save $10 off the month!  See you on the dance floor!

 

Intro To Charleston

The dance of the roaring 20s!

This outrageously fun and easy dance channels the high energy and bouncy rhythms of New Orleans and Dixieland style jazz.

This class is perfect for those new to swing dancing and will guide you step by step through the basic charleston footwork and patterns.

-Taught By Jason & Danielle Knight

(& Kadia Scott)

 



The Rocket City Routine

Who doesn’t love a cool choreographed routine?Well Huy and Briana have created a custom routine just for Huntsville and for all of March we’ll be breaking down the movement, going through the steps and working with them to learn this custom dance!

We’ll also be making this our official routine for all the local performances we do this summer around town so make sure you come out and learn the steps so you can join in the fun this summer!THIS IS AN INT LEVEL COURSE.  DANCERS SHOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH ALL THEIR BASIC MOVEMENTS AND PROFICIENT IN SWING OUTS.

– Taught By Huy Huynh & Briana McIntire

January Classes At TNS

It’s a brand new year and we kicked off TNS with a bang last week!  Over 90 people coming out to dance the night away with us at our back to dance party last week!  We can’t wait to see what this year holds in store for Thursday Night Swing, especially if the last dance was any indication of things to come, it’s going to be a great year!

We’re starting the year off with two fantastic 3 week courses!

 

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Have you always wanted to learn to swing dance?

Then this class is for you!

This introduction to swing dancing will guide you through all the basic movements you need to know, from the basic steps of the dance, all the way through partnership techniques, turning and movement.  The best part is every class is taught in a fun relaxed environment by teachers who really understand how to make everything extremely easy to understand.

-Taught By Kadie & Joe Pangburn

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 Intermediate Balboa

You’ve finally mastered the basic Balboa footwork, now what else can you do with it?  Adam and Erica  will show you exactly that in this progressive three week beyond beginner Balboa course!  You’ll start off by reviewing the basics and refining your movement, then you’ll progress onto moves like swivels, behind the back toss outs, and much more!

THIS IS AN INT/AVD LEVEL COURSE.  DANCERS SHOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH ALL THEIR BASIC MOVEMENTS AND PROFICIENT IN TOSS OUTS.

– Taught By Adam & Erica Roberts

*Please be aware that all lessons at TNS are taught as a progressive series and will build from one week to the next.  The first class of every series will happen on the first Thursday of every month, and build from there each following Thursday of the month.   Regular weekly attendance for the entire series is highly recommended.