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Classes

Fall 2018:

Take your swing dancing to the next level by signing up for our weekly lessons in Georgia Tech’s Campus Recreation Center (CRC)! We are hosting dance lessons (East Coast 1, East Coast 2, and Lindy Hop) on Sundays in October-November. To sign up, you must have access to the CRC. GT students can purchase CRC guest passes for non-GT students for each lesson attended.

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Classes

East Coast Swing 1
4:00-5:00 pm | Location: CRC Studio C
Session 2 Sundays: October 14, 21, 28, November 4

Also known as triple-time swing, East Coast Swing is a great dance to know for weddings because it works with a wide variety of music and is one of the easiest partner dances to learn. Our classes will include both technique and new fancy moves to incorporate into your dancing.
Recommended for those who haven’t danced before, but also for those who have danced for years and want to improve their skills with techniques from our professional instructors. How will we manage this? We have teaching assistants for individual help!


East Coast Swing 2 (Triple Time Swing)
5:00-6:00 pm | Location: CRC Studio C
Session 2 Sundays: October 14, 21, 28, November 4

Already know how to swing and want to learn more awesome swing moves or improve your dance skills? Come to East Coast Swing 2.

Lindy Hop
6:00-7:00 pm | Location: CRC Studio C
Session 2 Sundays: October 14, 21, 28, November 4 |

The Lindy Hop (or Lindy) is a 6 and 8 count partner dance that originated in 1920s Harlem, New York. It includes footwork borrowed from the Charleston and Tap. Must know the basics of East Coast Swing.
Recommended for intermediate and advanced dancers.

Workshops

Charleston Dance Workshop
4:00-7:00 pm | Sunday, October 7 | Location: CRC Studio C

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. This class will focus on partnered Charleston so you can mix Charleston moves into your other dances. 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.

Other Dance Styles Taught Previously:

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.
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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.