April Registration is Open & First Friday is April 5

April Registration is Open & First Friday is April 5

Class Schedule

To help you dance as much as possible throughout the class, we begin to balance the number of leads and follows right away. Thus, we highly recommend pre-registration. If you do not see your role available, just send us an email and we’ll pop you on (and shortly off) the waitlist.

4-Week classes are $67 per person,
$62 before the early registration deadline each session
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Current Session

Swing I

Introductory

This class is for the true beginner. We introduce the concepts of leading and following as well as the basic rhythm and turns of 6-Count Swing. We present the material at a moderate pace – quick enough to keep it movin’ but slow enough to allow plenty of practice time. If you’ve never taken a dance class before, this is a great place to start.

Pre-Requisites: No experience or partner required.

Swing I - Introduction to Swing Dancing
Mondays — 6:30–7:30pm starting March 4, 2019
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Bradley Smith

Swing I - Introduction to Swing Dancing
Thursdays — 8:30–9:30pm starting March 7, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, Bob Bednarz

Swing II C – Ins and Outs

Introductory

This class focuses on creating smooth and eye-catching transitions between open and closed position. In addition, you’ll add triple steps to your 6-count swing repertoire. Swing II A, B & C each present different material and sessions can be taken in any order.

Pre-Requisites: Swing I

Swing II C - Ins and Outs
Mondays — 8:30–9:30pm starting March 4, 2019
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Bradley Smith

Swing II C - Ins and Outs
Tuesdays — 6:30–7:30pm starting March 5, 2019
Instructors:

Swing II C: Ins and Outs
Thursdays — 7:30–8:30pm starting March 7, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, Bob Bednarz

Swing III C – Ins and Outs & Way Way More

Intermediate

Pump up your six count swing dancing with these new figures that will get you traveling, turning and sliding across the floor. Swing III A, B & C each present different material and sessions can be taken in any order.

Pre-Requisites: Swing II A, B and C

Swing III C - Ins and Outs and Way More
Mondays — 8:30–9:30pm starting March 4, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, John Holmstrom

Solo Jazz/Charleston I

Introductory

Solo movement is a fantastic way to work on your body control, styling, and fluidity. In this class, you'll learn the classic vernacular jazz steps that make up swing line dances, like "The Shim Sham" and add style to your Swing and Lindy partnered movement as well.

Pre-Requisites: None

Solo Jazz/Charleston I
Wednesdays — 6:30–7:30pm starting March 6, 2019
Instructors: Lindsay Longstreth

Solo Jazz/Charleston II

Intermediate

In this class, you'll learn the next level of solo vernacular jazz movements that add syncopation and full body expression to your dancing. If you've got the moves of the shim sham in you back pocket, take your solo game up a level!

Pre-Requisites: Solo Jazz/Charleston I

Solo Jazz/Charleston II
Wednesdays — 7:30–8:30pm starting March 6, 2019
Instructors: Lindsay Longstreth

Lindy I – Beginning Lindy Hop

Intermediate

Building on the rhythms and skills of Swing I and II, Lindy I will add numerous 8-Count patterns, including the most prominent steps of the Lindy Hop: the Swing Out, Circle and Skip Ups.

Pre-Requisites: Swing I, And 1 Full 4-week Session of Swing II (A, B or C)

Lindy I - Beginning Lindy Hop (8-Count)
Mondays — 7:30–8:30pm starting March 4, 2019
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Bradley Smith

Lindy II A, B, C, & D – Super Fun Variations

Intermediate

In each of our Lindy II classes, you’ll learn numerous Swing Out variations and the skills to create your own. Each session will also add unique 8-count turning patterns, swivels, traveling steps and eye-catching endings. But wait, there’s more! You’ll also learn how to seamlessly re-incorporate your 6-Count patterns to create a dynamic, musical dance with your partner. Lindy II A, B, C & D each present different material and sessions can be taken in any order.

Pre-Requisites: Swing II A, B and C and Lindy I and 1.5

Lindy II C - Super Fun Variations
Mondays — 7:30–8:30pm starting March 4, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, John Holmstrom

Lindy III A – Side by Side Charleston Variations

Intermediate

This class focuses Side-by-Side, KickAway, and Chase Charleston patterns. This class may be taken concurrently with Lindy II. Lindy III A, B, and C may be taken in any order.

Pre-Requisites: At least one session of Lindy II

Lindy III A - Side by Side Charleston
Mondays — 6:30–7:30pm starting March 4, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, John Holmstrom

Lindy IV - Figures & Combos

Intermediate / Advanced

Join us each week for a laser-focused look at an Int/Adv figure or combination.

(This class is non-progressive, so drop-ins are welcome if lead/follow balance allows. Email dance@bigcityswing.com with your drop in request.)

Pre-Requisites: Lindy II & Lindy III or Instructor Approval

Int/Adv Drop In Lindy - Figures
Tuesdays — 7:30–8:30pm starting March 5, 2019
Instructors: Lindsay Longstreth, John Holmstrom

Lindy IV - Concepts

Intermediate / Advanced

Join us each week for a laser-focused look at an Int/Adv concept. It will be a deep dive into technique, vocabulary, and more to help create the well rounded Lindy Hopper.

(This class is non-progressive, so drop-ins are welcome if lead/follow balance allows. Email dance@bigcityswing.com with your drop in request.)


Pre-Requisites: Lindy II and III or Instructor Approval

Int/Adv Lindy Hop Drop In - Concepts
Tuesdays — 8:30–9:30pm starting March 5, 2019
Instructors: Lindsay Longstreth, John Holmstrom

Next Session

Swing I

Introductory

This class is for the true beginner. We introduce the concepts of leading and following as well as the basic rhythm and turns of 6-Count Swing. We present the material at a moderate pace – quick enough to keep it movin’ but slow enough to allow plenty of practice time. If you’ve never taken a dance class before, this is a great place to start.

Pre-Requisites: No experience or partner required.

Swing I - Introduction to Swing Dancing
Mondays — 6:30–7:30pm starting April 1, 2019
Instructors:

Swing I - Introduction to Swing Dancing
Thursdays — 8:30–9:30pm starting April 4, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, Bob Bednarz

Swing II A - Tuck Turns

Introductory

This class teaches triple steps and several new turning variations for both leads and follows. These eye-catching turns will ramp up your 6-count swing repertoire. Swing II A, B & C each present different material and sessions can be taken in any order.

Pre-Requisites: Swing I

Swing II A - Tuck Turns
Mondays — 8:30–9:30pm starting April 1, 2019
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Bradley Smith

Swing II A - Tuck Turns
Tuesdays — 6:30–7:30pm starting April 2, 2019
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Bradley Smith

Swing II A - Tuck Turns
Thursdays — 7:30–8:30pm starting April 4, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, Bob Bednarz

Swing III A – Tuck Turns & Way Way More

Intermediate

Pump up your six count swing dancing with these new figures that will get you traveling, turning and sliding across the floor. Swing III A, B & C each present different material and sessions can be taken in any order.

Pre-Requisites: Swing II A, B and C

Swing III A - Tuck Turn Variations
Mondays — 8:30–9:30pm starting April 1, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, John Holmstrom

Solo Jazz/Charleston I

Introductory

Solo movement is a fantastic way to work on your body control, styling, and fluidity. In this class, you'll learn the classic vernacular jazz steps that make up swing line dances, like "The Shim Sham" and add style to your Swing and Lindy partnered movement as well.

Pre-Requisites: None

Jazz I - Solo Jazz and Charleston
Wednesdays — 6:30–7:30pm starting April 3, 2019
Instructors: Lindsay Longstreth

Solo Jazz/Charleston II

Intermediate

In this class, you'll learn the next level of solo vernacular jazz movements that add syncopation and full body expression to your dancing. If you've got the moves of the shim sham in you back pocket, take your solo game up a level!

Pre-Requisites: Solo Jazz/Charleston I

Jazz II - Solo Jazz and Charleston
Wednesdays — 7:30–8:30pm starting April 3, 2019
Instructors: Lindsay Longstreth

Lindy I – Beginning Lindy Hop

Intermediate

Building on the rhythms and skills of Swing I and II, Lindy I will add numerous 8-Count patterns, including the most prominent steps of the Lindy Hop: the Swing Out, Circle and Skip Ups.

Pre-Requisites: Swing I, And 1 Full 4-week Session of Swing II (A, B or C)

Lindy I - Beginning Lindy Hop (8-Count)
Thursdays — 6:30–7:30pm starting April 4, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, Bob Bednarz

Lindy 1.5 – Continuing Lindy Hop

Intermediate

This class introduces even more 8-count patterns, including side by side Charleston (that kicky-thing that looks like so much fun), and builds confidence in your swing out, circle and double turns. There will be lots of new patterns and helpful technique tips to make your dancing feel yummy to you and your partner.

Pre-Requisites: Lindy I, Swing II

Lindy I.5 - Continuing Lindy Hop
Mondays — 7:30–8:30pm starting April 1, 2019
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Bradley Smith

Lindy II A, B, C, & D – Super Fun Variations

Intermediate

In each of our Lindy II classes, you’ll learn numerous Swing Out variations and the skills to create your own. Each session will also add unique 8-count turning patterns, swivels, traveling steps and eye-catching endings. But wait, there’s more! You’ll also learn how to seamlessly re-incorporate your 6-Count patterns to create a dynamic, musical dance with your partner. Lindy II A, B, C & D each present different material and sessions can be taken in any order.

Pre-Requisites: Swing II A, B and C and Lindy I and 1.5

Lindy II - Super Fun Variations D
Mondays — 7:30–8:30pm starting April 1, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, John Holmstrom

Lindy III B – Tandem Charleston Variations

Intermediate

This class focuses on Tandem (or shadow) Charleston. It’s the “kicky-thing” that everyone is so excited to learn and dance. This class may be taken concurrently with Lindy II. Lindy III A, B, and C may be taken in any order.

Pre-Requisites: At least one session of Lindy II

Lindy III B: Tandem Partner Charleston
Mondays — 6:30–7:30pm starting April 1, 2019
Instructors: Melissa Rutherfoord, John Holmstrom

Lindy IV - Figures & Combos

Intermediate / Advanced

Join us each week for a laser-focused look at an Int/Adv figure or combination.

(This class is non-progressive, so drop-ins are welcome if lead/follow balance allows. Email dance@bigcityswing.com with your drop in request.)

Pre-Requisites: Lindy II & Lindy III or Instructor Approval

Lindy IV: Figures & Combos
Tuesdays — 7:30–8:30pm starting April 2, 2019
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Bradley Smith

Lindy IV - Concepts

Intermediate / Advanced

Join us each week for a laser-focused look at an Int/Adv concept. It will be a deep dive into technique, vocabulary, and more to help create the well rounded Lindy Hopper.

(This class is non-progressive, so drop-ins are welcome if lead/follow balance allows. Email dance@bigcityswing.com with your drop in request.)


Pre-Requisites: Lindy II and III or Instructor Approval

Lindy IV - Concepts
Tuesdays — 8:30–9:30pm starting April 2, 2019
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Bradley Smith

4-Week Group Class Pricing

Priced Per Student
Number of 4-Week Classes Per Session 4-Week Tuition Discount
One 4-week Class $67 / $62 early bird $5 off before 3/27
Two 4-week Classes in same session (ex: Swing II and Lindy I in Nov. ) $110 18%
Three 4-week Classes in same session (ex: Swing II, Lindy I, and Jazz I in Nov.) $140 30%
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