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weekly group classes
We offer weekly two-hour classes on Thursday evenings in multiple styles of vintage swing dance. No partner is necessary and drop-ins are welcome. Check our calendar to be sure, but typically our Thursday schedule looks like:
First Thursday (Level 1-Beginner)
Fundamentals class in 8-count patterns in both Lindy Hop and Charleston
Second Thursday (Level 2/Intermediate)
Third Thursday (Level 2/Intermediate)
Last Thursday (level 1-2/all levels)
Advanced Basics class, which is aimed at all levels of swing dancers and focuses on 6-count patterns, commonly taught elsewhere as East Coast Swing.
We offer more intensive weekend workshops 4-6 times each year in special topics related to swing dancing, such as Solo Jazz, Swing Line Dances, Dips & Tricks, Jumps & Aerials, and Carolina Shag. No partner is necessary and drop-ins are welcome.
Our social dances typically take place on the third Wednesday of each month at Charlotte’s Speakeasy in Farmingdale. Once you've learned material from one or more of our classes or workshops, be sure to come to the dances so you can practice applying concepts in your social dancing! We regularly post in our Facebook group and on MeetUp about local events with either live jazz music or that are “dancer-friendly.” Click below to learn more about the our speakeasy location:
Want some individual attention? Private lessons offer an intense, personalized learning environment that allows you to focus on mastering footwork, styling, and technique. You may share your private lessons with a partner (one leader, one follower) at no additional cost. Private lessons are particularly recommended for wedding couples who wish to do swing for their first dance.
Class levels with LISS are usually designated numerically. If you're unsure what level you dance at, be sure to ask one of the instructors!
is our newcomer/beginner level, where walk-ins are always welcome!
designates our intermediate classes for people who are comfortable with the fundamentals
Level 1-2/All Levels
Level 1-2 means that beginners are welcome but the class is also suitable for more experienced swing dancers who wish to work on connection, partnership, and rhythmic variations. Be sure to ask us ahead of time if you're unsure what level you dance at.
Group classes and mini-workshops are the best bang for your buck! Click below to register:
Please review our studio policies regarding no-shows, cancellations, and drop-ins.