April 2019 Monthly Lessons & Social Dance:
Swing 2: Lindy Hop (8-Count Swing)
This 4 week progressive series will introduce the basics of 8-count swing (Lindy Hop). You’ll learn the signature moves including the swing out, the lindy circle, and the send out. We’ll get you started moving like a Lindy Hopper at a comfortable social dancing tempo. You’ll need this class and Swing 1 to continue to the Swing 3 classes. You may take Swing 2 without first taking Swing 1 if you already familiar and comfortable with six-count swing dancing, but we recommend taking Swing 1 first. No experience or partner is required.
Come on out for great evenings of dancing. If you’re new to swing dancing we encourage you to take our 30 minute introductory lesson at 8pm. After that, join us for an evening of great music and fun in a low-pressure friendly atmosphere.
What to expect: http://hartfordunderground.com/about/faq/
April Intermediate Lesson: Balboa!
Balboa – a completely separate dance to “six-count swing” or Lindy Hop – is
known as “a dancer’s dance,” focusing on musicality, connection, and feeling. Watch this video to see Balboa in action. This 4 week progressive series will introduce Balboa basics. You’ll learn the single time basic, send-out (toss-out), and Lollies! This class will build solid Balboa fundamentals – no prior Balboa knowledge is necessary and, as always, no partner is required.
Intermediate/Advanced Guided Practice
For those of you who have consistently worked on your beginner fundamentals of Lindy Hop, we offer a guided practice session every Wednesday from 8pm-8:30pm (same time as our beginner lesson).
These lessons are intended to be for intermediate dancers looking for additional material and practice. We guarantee that the material will be challenging such that it will take additional social dance practice to master.
Just like your favorite coffee shop, we’ve introduced a Guided Practice rewards card to reward our dancers who come most often, because practice only helps when it is frequent and regular! Get your free Guided Practice Rewards Card with your first purchase of a Guided Practice, get your card stamped or punched by our instructors at each session, and after five lessons your sixth session AND the social dancing of the evening will be 100% free! Enjoy the rewards of a committment to your dancing!