Classes

GTDA's classes for Spring 2017 have ended. Check back in the summer for our Fall 2017 schedule. Classes are usually offered on Sunday afternoons during the Fall and Spring semesters and are in the GT Student Center Ballroom (3rd floor, the same location as our dances).

No partner necessary for any of our classes or lessons. We will rotate partners throughout the classes - a great way to meet new people!

Classes previously offered:

East Coast Swing (Triple Time Swing)
This is a great dance to know for Weddings as it can easily be danced to a variety of music and is one of the easiest partner dances to learn. The classes will focus on technique while learning the new fancy moves to incorporate into your dancing. Recommended for those who have never danced before and want to learn OR those who have danced for years and want to improve their skills with techniques from our instructors who have been teaching for us since the start of the club in 1999. How will we manage this?...we have teaching assistants for individual help.
Example Video of Kenny & Kerry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBRcq1bcWrY
Already know how to swing and wanna learn more awesome Swing moves or improve your dance skills? Come to East Coast Swing 2.

Lindy Hop
The Lindy Hop (or Lindy) is a partner dance that originated in 1920's and 30's Harlem, New York. The Dance itself consists of both 8 and 6 count steps and it includes footwork borrowed from the Charleston and Tap. Must know the basics of East Coast Swing. Recommended for intermediate and advanced dancers. The swing-out workshop is designed for those who want to improve their swing-out techniques (before ATLX) and make the swing-out awesome with every partner!
Example Video from Lindyfest 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTrNLauLrs

Blues
Blues dancing shares elements with Swing and Lindy Hop since they were developed by the same culture, just as Jazz and Blues are related, and often share elements. All levels welcome.

Charleston
Join in the fun dancing Charleston! Anyone can participate in this exciting, creative, and energetic dance that can be done to the thumping, uptempo rhythms at a swing dance and many popular songs from past and current years. The class will start with an easy to learn foundation which is built upon using a variety of jazz steps and can be extended to include movement of all different styles. This series will include a solid beginning for those new to the dance as well as inspiring movement for everyone.
Example Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyvnn8WRTQY

Jazz Steps
This course is for beginners and advanced dancers alike! The first class will focus on the basics of the Shim Sham, the iconic line dance of the swing dance community, and the Big Apple, a more long-form famous swing dance. The movements learned in this class can be incorporated into East Coast, Lindy, Charleston, and more.

If you you have any questions about classes, please email us at gtdapayments@gmail.com.

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