What: 4-week beginner series "Intro to Lindy Hop"
When: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Sept 2015: beginning on September 10th
Class dates: September 10th, 17th, 24th, & October 1st
Where: The Dance Space, 6004-A West Broad St, Richmond VA.
Instructors: Erica Vess & Ryan Lemar
Cost: $20 if you register online (use the PayPal links below) or $25 at the door (if space is still available). Yes, for real: it's $20 for the whole 4 week series. BOOM!
IMPORTANT: Class size is limited and these classes often sell out (especially for ladies/follows!!). We highly encourage you to register online well ahead of time to ensure that you get a spot! Once all the spaces in the class have been sold, there will be no at-the-door registration available.
Psssst......To those coming to this page from The Dance Space calendar: this page represents the current and correct information for the upcoming session, regardless of what is listed on their calendar.
What is Lindy Hop?
Lindy Hop is the original swing dance (and often the terms "swing" and "Lindy Hop" are used interchangeably). It originated in Harlem's Savoy Ballroom in the 1920s and 30s and reflects the energy and excitement of the hard-driving swing music popular at the time. Swing dancing/Lindy Hop is made up of both 6 & 8-count moves: we split these topics into two separate units (to minimize brain explosions) but they are all part of the same dance. You can start with either series, as long as you start on week 1.
About the class:
New to dancing? This class is for you!
Taken a few beginner classes but still lack confidence on the social floor? This class is for you, too!
Been taking our current Beginner Swing series and would like to add some 8-count moves to your repertoire? This class is also for you!
No partner or previous dance experience required.
In this 4-week unit, we will introduce students to the fundamentals of swing dance. The focus this month will be on learning 8-count moves and patterns, connecting with the music, developing good partnering skills and, most importantly, having fun!
Because each class will build on the material in the previous class, registration is for the whole series only. New students must attend the 1st class in order to participate.
(No drop-ins without prior instructor approval. If you are a new student, or have never done any lindy hop before, you must attend the first class in order to participate in the series. Seriously. For really realz, y'all.)
Questions? Email us at RVAswing@gmail.com. (Please do not call the Dance Space; they will be unable to answer your questions as we merely rent space from them.)
--Please sign up below using the PayPal button that corresponds to the role you wish to take, as this keeps our class roster correct and in order. If you are brand new to dancing, generally girls will often sign up as follows and guys will often sign up as leads, but you can choose either role as long as you commit to staying in that role for the entire series. (We totally encourage everyone to learn both roles eventually.)
--If you are paying for multiple registrations, you can now add each one to your shopping cart and pay in a single transaction. Less work, more awesome!
--Please be sure to fill out the "Student's Name" box before you click "Add to Cart", especially if you are paying for multiple registrations! :)
--If you experience any errors or difficulties with the PayPal checkout, or do not receive a confirmation email from us within 24-48 hours, please contact us at RVAswing@gmail.com.
(Psst, have a "discount code"? That's awesome! Put it in the Discount Code field, and I'll send your discount in the form of a partial rebate after checkout.)
Registered students: We'll send you a confirmation email to the address that you used with PayPal to confirm your registration and your role selection (this is not automated, so please allow 24 hours, and perhaps a bit longer on weekends/holidays).
You'll also receive an email from us the day before the first class with everything you need to know (again, sent to the email address you used with PayPal, so be sure to check that account) . In the mean time, please don't hesitate to contact us with questions. We can't wait to meet ya!
Refund Policy: Cancellations made before the 1st class of a series are eligible for a full refund. (Just please let us know ASAP if you know that you no longer can attend, so that we may offer that spot to someone else.) Once the series has begun, we are unable to refund you if you need to cancel for the month, but will happily transfer your registration to another month (please contact us at RVAswing@gmail.com to set this up) . No credit is given for unused classes (ie if you miss one week out of 4).