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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!

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September At Thursday Night Swing!

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Fall is finally here and TNS is starting it off with a bang!

This month we are super excited to have ALL OF THE BLUES DANCING! Including a month long INT Ballroomin’ Blues Class at TNS in addition to the one day workshop coming up on Sep 19th!

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!

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EXPLORING: CONTINUING BLUES (Ballroomin’)

Ballroomin’ blues began as jazz and swing music was being played in ballrooms like the Savoy Club and Cotton Clubs when the bands would play slower songs as well as the fast swing songs. Similar to the earlier techniques of Slow Drag, the dancers would dance to these slower songs slightly more upright, traveling across the floor, and with larger moves because they would have more space to dance in.

Come out all this month and explore modern Ballroomin’ blues! Then on Sep 19th don’t forget to join us for a one day CONTINUING BLUES class on Jookin Blues!!!

– Taught By Briana & Huy

THIS IS AN CONTINUING CLASS CLASS, STUDENTS NEED PRIOR BLUES CLASS EXPERIENCE TO PARTICIPATE..

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CONTINUING: LINDY HOP

This month during the continuing Lindy Hop series we’re going to work on expanding your basic Lindy Hop vocabulary by teaching you some more advanced classic movement that every Lindy Hopper should know!

-Taught By: Jason & Danielle Knight (And Kadie & Joe)

THIS IS A CONTINUING MONTH LONG COURSE, STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE COMPLETED ALL CORE CLASSES TO PARTICIPATE.

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CORE: LINDY CHARLESTON

This class will focus on teaching the basic footwork of Lindy Charleston, both as a solo dancer and as a partnership.

During the course of this class will be students will learn a wider vocabulary of solo movements to increase their own body awareness as a dancer in addition to a variety of partner movements they can have fun with on the social floor!

-Taught By Dean Gillmore & Danielle Knight (And Whitney)

THIS IS AN BEGINNING CLASS, NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER IS REQUIRED, MONTH LONG ATTENDANCE IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED

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THE FOUNDATIONS CLASS

And as always we’ll be teaching our foundations beginner class all this month as well!

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.

May at Thursday Night Swing!

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We’re back again for another month of awesome classes and swing dancing! This month we have even more amazing classes lined up including BEGINNER BALBOA!!!!

Here’s the amazing line up for May’s classes:

THE 6:30-7:30pm CLASSES

THE CONTINUING CLASS: CONTINUING LINDY HOP

Todd & Jennifer are here to help you take your Lindy Hop to the next level with this month long continuing Lindy Hop series at TNS.

-Taught By: Todd & Jennifer

THIS IS A CONTINUING COURSE, STUDENTS WILL NEED TO HAVE COMPLETED ALL CORE CLASSES

THE EXPLORING CLASS: BEGINNER BALBOA

We have special guest instructors this month, Adam and Erica here to help take you from zero to Balboa in no time.  Come out to TNS all month to learn the awesome dance!

-Taught By Adam & Eria

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


 

THE 7:30-8:30pm CLASSES

THE CORE CLASS: CHARLESTON “A” (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 class 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 Jason & Danielle

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!

April at Thursday Night Swing

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We’re back for another month of awesome classes and swing dancing! This month we have an extra special treat with the AMAZING Kerry Genese teaching the first lesson of our Int Solo Jazz series!

Here’s the amazing line up for April’s classes:

THE 6:30-7:30pm CLASSES

THE CONTINUING/EXPLORING CLASS: CONTINUING SOLO JAZZ

Alone!? You want me to dance…. alone…. gulp….

This month we’re digging down deep into solo jazz and working on our solo movements as dancers!

Be aware that this is an Int Solo Jazz class and we suggest students have some basic familiarity with a few solo jazz movements going into the class, however since you will be working alone for the series, adventurous solo jazz beginners are welcome.

-Taught By:
Kerry Genese!!!!! (Week 1)
Jennifer Bonham (Week 2)
Danielle Knight (Week 3)
Todd Bonham (Week 4)
Huy Huynh (Week 5)


 

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.

-Taught By Marcus Thompson & Amanda Demmel

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!

March At Thursday Night Swing

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We’re back for another month of awesome swing classes!  This month we’ll be learning new choreography, exploring the classic stylings of original Balboa dancer Maxie Dorf and digging down deep into the core fundamentals of 6-count Lindy Hop!

THE 6:30-7:30pm CLASSES

THE CONTINUING CLASS: CONTINUING LINDY HOP

Choreographed Routine

Jason and Danielle have a new routine they’ve choreographed just for you to learn this month!  Be sure to come every week this month to learn the whole routine.  We’ll even have the chance to perform it as a group later this year!

-Taught By: Jason & Danielle Knight

THE EXPLORING CLASS: CONTINUING BALBOA

Fun with classic Maxie Dorf signature moves and styling

This month we’ll be breaking down and exploring tons of signature moves and stylings from original Balboa dancer Maxie Dorf!

THIS IS A INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASS, DANCERS SHOULD HAVE SOME FAMILIARITY WITH THEIR BASIC SET OF BLUES MOVEMENTS.

-Taught By: Joe & Kadie Pangburn


 

THE 7:30-8:30pm CLASSES

THE CORE CLASS: 6-COUNT LINDY HOP

This ain’t your mama’s six count swing class!  This class will focus on teaching students the in depth technique and partnership connection skills that define Lindy Hop.  On top of that, students will learn a wide variety of 6-count Lindy Hop movements to play with on the dance floor.

-Taught By Dean Gillmore & Kadia Scott

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!

February At Thursday Night Swing

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We’re back for another month of classes and this month is extra special because we’ll be teaching two NEVER BEFORE TAUGHT AT TNS CLASSES!  That’s right TWO classes that we’ve never taught before: Continuing Blues, and Core 30s/40s Charleston!  We’re so excited to be adding these amazing classes to our monthly line up!

THE 6:30-7:30pm CLASSES

THE CONTINUING CLASS: CONTINUING LINDY HOP

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Are you ever dancing and experience one of those moments where you have no idea what to do?  Music suddenly got way too fast and you can’t keep up?  Find yourself in a handhold you don’t know how to get out of?  Well never fear because all this month we’re going to be exploring how to tackle these “oh no” moments.  We’ll be throwing down four weeks of tips, tricks and techniques that will let you glide in and out of sticky situations without ever breaking a sweat!

-Taught By: Huy Huynh & Kadie Pangburn

THE EXPLORING CLASS: CONTINUING BLUES

Get ready to slow down the tempo and dig into some more advanced blues concepts this month with Adam and Krystal! Adam and Krystal will be teaching 4 weeks of intermediate blues dancing where they’ll be breaking down more advanced rhythms, techniques and movements for you all month!

THIS IS A INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASS, DANCERS SHOULD HAVE SOME FAMILIARITY WITH THEIR BASIC SET OF BLUES MOVEMENTS.

-Taught By: Adam and Krystal


 

THE 7:30-8:30pm CLASSES

THE CORE CLASS: 8-COUNT LINDY HOP

This class will focus on teaching the basic footwork of 40s Charleston, both as a solo dancer and as a partnership.  During the course of this class will be students will learn a wider vocabulary of solo movements to increase their own body awareness as a dancer in addition to a variety of partner movements they can have fun with on the social floor.

-Taught By Huy & Danielle

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!

October Classes At TNS

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We’re kicking off October in a big way this month at TNS with some major changes!

To start off, as you may have noticed, we have a brand new website! Take a look around, I think you’ll find some new fun and exciting things are happening at TNS!

Our other big announcement is that we’ll be dividing the classes up into two time slots starting in October!  The intermediate classes will start at 6:30 and run until 7:30 and the beginner classes will now run from 7:30 until 8:30 with open dancing afterward from 8:30-10:00.  Why the big shift?  Well, we’ve simply outgrown our space!  Not only that, but with two hours of classes we can now offer more regular classes in Balboa, Blues and Solo Jazz in addition to keeping a weekly intermediate Lindy Hop class running!  We’re also using the extra time and space to offer a first time beginner fundamentals class each week that will allow our beginner core series to be more challenging and progressive and pack in more information that ever!

Lastly, we’ve done a bit of relabeling this month, and just so nobody gets confused the “beginner” classes will now be referred to as “core” classes,  the intermediate classes will now be referred to as “continuing” classes and we’ve started up a new series of classes just for Balboa, Blues and Solo Jazz called “exploring classes”.  If you want to learn more about the name changes check out our new CLASS DESCRIPTIONS PAGE


But enough about all the changes! Here’s the awesome line up of classes we have coming your way this month!  And remember, because of the time change beginners have TWO classes they can take this month!  The 6-count Lindy Hop class AND the fundamentals of Solo Jazz!

THE CORE CLASS:  6-COUNT LINDY HOP

This ain’t your mama’s six count swing class!  This class will focus on teaching students the in depth technique and partnership connection skills that define Lindy Hop.  On top of that, students will learn a wide variety of 6-count Lindy Hop movements to play with on the dance floor.

(Don’t forget that the time of this class has changed and will now run from 7:30-8:30!)

-Taught By Kadie Pangburn & Marcus Thompson

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


THE CONTINUING CLASS: SOLO JAZZ FUNDAMENTALS & ROUTINE BUILDING

Solo Jazz developed in the 20s with the Charleston crazy and combines elements of Charleston, tap and basic jazz and it’s absolutely essential for becoming a great Lindy Hopper, as almost all our footwork variations are inspired by solo movement.  Solo Jazz is also the perfect opportunity to work on quality of movement. Since you don’t have a partner at the end of your arm, dancing with your whole body become much more important.  During this five week series Paul is going to walk you through the essential ABCs of Jazz steps and build up your vocabulary, then Danielle is going to challenge you to put them all together!

-Taught By: Paul Fryer & Danielle Knight

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


THE EXPLORING CLASS: SOLO JAZZ FUNDAMENTALS & THE SHIM SHAM ROUTINE

During this month the continuing and exploring class will be combined for the first three weeks of the month and then for the last two divide.  The Exploring class will focus on learning Frankie Mannings historic Shim Sham routine, while the continuing class will be creating their own routine from scratch.  The Shim Sham is a group routine that is a staple in the Lindy Hop community, and it’s a ton of fun to do.  Think of it as the electric slide of Lindy Hop. 🙂

-Taught by Paul Fryer & Kadie Pangburn

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

If you’ve never seen the shim sham routine performed at TNS in person (we usually do it about once a month together), here’s a short video of what we’ll be learning at the end of the month. (We’ll be learning the version that Joel Plys, the guys in the black suit, is doing.  Additionally, Briana will actually be teaching the more advanced version that Nick Williams, the guy in the tan suit, is doing in December!)

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.