Monthly Lesson Series:
Intro to Choreography and Jazz Routines: The Shim Sham and More!
This 5 week progressive series will introduce you to classic solo jazz moves and teach you the ubiquitous choreography routine practiced by Lindy Hop communities around the world: the Shim Sham! Originally a vaudevillian tap dancing routine in the 1920s, some swing dancers at the Savoy Ballroom began performing it as a group line dance, and in the 1980s famed Lindy Hopper Frankie Manning introduced his own version of the Shim Sham to a new generation of dancers. Now, that same routine is performed almost identically by hundreds of Lindy Hop communities around the world. We’ll cover every step of this iconic dance from the Tackie Annie to the Shorty George, and if time permits we hope to continue on to other solo jazz steps and mini choreography routines as well. As always, registering for our monthly series of lessons will include complimentary admission to our social dances for the entire month!
A Quick Break Down of our Evenings:
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Monthly Lesson Series (This month, Jazz Choreography!)
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Beginner Lesson in the Ballroom (Free!); Intermediate Guided Practice downstairs, below the bar ($5 extra)
8:30 PM -11:00 PM: Open social dancing, led by various DJ’s throughout the month!
Intermediate/Advanced Guided Practice
Time: Thursdays 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Same time as Intro Lesson)
Location: Basement of Polish National Home
For those of you who have consistently worked on your beginner fundamentals of Lindy Hop, we offer a guided practice session every Thursday from 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM (same time as our beginner lesson) in the basement of the Polish National Home.
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 commitment to your dancing!
Intermediate Guided Lessons will cost $10 each and will include social dancing for the evening. Cost for students who have already made a monthly social dance or lesson registration will be reduced to $5. Every 6th lesson and social dance will be free with your Guided Lesson Card.
Purchase: Lesson Cards and tickets are sold at the front desk, please have your card and ticket ready to present to your instructor before the guided practice session.
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 8:00 PM. 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/
We encourage you to purchase a monthly pre-registration ticket in advanced and get the benefit of a discounted price.