September At Thursday Night Swing!

Sep

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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6:30-7:30
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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6:30-7:30
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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7:30-8:30
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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7:30-8:30
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.

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!