"May" Session starts April 29 & First Friday is May 3

"May" Session starts April 29 & First Friday is May 3

Workshops

Workshops are 90-minute or 2-hour group classes that focus on a particular topic. They are a great way to expand your repertoire and hone your skills.

Workshops are offered at all levels, so be sure to check the pre-requisites. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Jam Circle Shines #1

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:30–9:00pm
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Andrew Twiss

Learn phrases of choreography to add to your social dancing or shine in jam circles. The figures will be all be socially lead-able and great for faster music. The shines will all have entrances and exits to the circle. We're going to have a blast learning and practicing together!

Pre-Requisites: Lindy II and III or instructor approval

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Jam Circle Shines #2

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:30–9:00pm
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Andrew Twiss

Learn (different) phrases of choreography to add to your social dancing or shine in jam circles. The figures will be all be socially lead-able and great for faster music. The shines will all have entrances and exits to the circle. We're going to have a blast learning and practicing together!

Pre-Requisites: Lindy IIs and IIIs or instructor approval

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Air Steps I

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7:30–9:00pm
Instructors: Julee Mertz, Andrew Twiss

This class is for seasoned social Lindy Hoppers who are comfortable dancing in to and out of the frog jump. We'll continue with the throw out and basket.

Please note: Please take into consideration your physical preparedness for the workshop. Gym shoes and long sleeves required.

Pre-Requisites: Lindy IIs and IIIs, Dips n Tricks I

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Teacher Training - Teaching A Fantastic Pre-Event Lesson (2-Week Seminar)

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7:00–9:30pm
Instructors: Julee Mertz

This course is designed for experienced social dancers who are excited to help spread the joy of Swing dancing through teaching. This course will focus on delivering a series of fantastic pre-event, 6-count swing lessons.

Julee, the founder of BCS, will teach you her time-tested (and time-improved) delivery methods regarding rhythm, posture, pulse, connection, and leading and following. She'll apply those to the fundamentals of the 6-count figures that can be combined and recombined to create a series of informative, concise, and entertaining lessons.

These are of course the same fundamentals used in teaching progressive classes, we're just narrowing our focus.

The course will meet in 2 consecutive sessions.
Wednesday, May 15 from 7-9:30pm
Wednesday, May 22 from 7-9:30pm

The cost per person is $120 - 160 per person, depending on the number of participants.
The minimum enrollment required is 4 and maximum is 8.

Pre-Requisites:

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Air Steps II

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:30–9:00pm
Instructors: Julee Mertz

This class is for the seasoned social dancer who can dance in to and out of the frog jump very comfortably. We'll be covering the A-frame and some around the back moments. (No one is going upside down :)

Please note: Please take into consideration your physical preparedness for the workshop. Gym shoes and long sleeves required.

Pre-Requisites: Air Steps I or instructor permission

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The California Routine - Part 1

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7:30–9:00pm
Instructors:

Created in the middle of 1941, the "California Routine" is the most recognizable and recreated Lindy Hop routines. Created for the movie Hellzapoppin’, the routine featured four couples, all members of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, and begins as the last of their solos end. This will be adapted to safe speeds and air steps.

The next time someone calls "CALIFORNIA", you'll be able to jump in!


Pre-Requisites: Mixing 6s and 8s and comfortably, swinging out and tandem charleston at 150bpm, and Air Steps I and II.

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"The California" Routine - Part 2

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7:30–9:00pm
Instructors:

Pre-Requisites: The California Routine - Part 1

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Workshop Pricing

Priced Per Student Workshop Tuition
2-Hour Session $30
90-Minute Session $27

I just loved the workshop last night. Such a great format for people who want a quick hit of new stuff, practice time or both. (Also ideal for commitment phobes.)

Student, May 2018 via Yelp
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