Lindy Hop Workshop

 

Photo by Jeff Liu-Leyco

What: Int/Adv Lindy Hop Workshop & Saturday Swing Dance

WhenSaturday, Sept 25th 2021 at 4:30pm

Where: RVA Swing, 6114C Lakeside Ave, Henrico VA

Cost: Sliding Scale $15 - $30, includes workshop & the dance

Format: This is a Rotating Partner format workshop. 

COVID Safety:  Proof of vaccination required prior to registration. Masks required.

Advance registration is required (no walk-ins)


Schedule

4pm: doors open

4:30pm - 6pm:  Workshop

(90 min dinner break: on your own/about town)

7:30pm: The Full Vax Hop (our monthly DJ'd swing dance for Lindy, Balboa, & Collegiate Shag)


About the Workshop

Jazz and the Art of Timing in Your Dancing

Level: Intermediate and above

Pre-requisites: all dancers taking this workshop should be able to demonstrate 3 swing outs & a circle, common turns/side-passes, and competency with both 6 & 8 count rhythms.

Get ready to challenge your understanding of "counts" in this 90-minute workshop with Alyssa and Hussain. We will be taking moves you already know and messing with them in exciting ways-- shortening, lengthening and even shifting the timing. We'll talk about how both partners can use these shifts to respond to the music AND each other. If we're feeling really spicy, we might get rid of counts altogether, who knows.

"Time isn't the main thing. It's the only thing." 

-Miles Davis


This is a Rotating Partner format workshop & students will change partners throughout class. No partner is required to sign up.


Availability:

of 20 spaces available


About Your Instructors

Alyssa Kelly

While Alyssa began dancing Lindy Hop in 2013, she fell in love with swing dancing long before that (specifically, while watching Swing Kids in her high school World History class). Since then, it has gloriously taken over her life, and she's pretty happy about that. 
 
An educator by profession, Alyssa knows that it takes more than technical skill to be an effective teacher. She is adept at meeting people where they are and encouraging growth from any skill level. As a teacher, Alyssa is candid, adaptable, and the right amount of goofy.

Outside of the classroom, you can find Alyssa solo dancing in most situations-- whether it's improvising on the social floor, practicing drills in the studio, or choreographing and performing with her teammates. If you really want to get her going, ask Alyssa about her favorite version of Splanky.

(photo credit: Jerry Almonte)



Hussain Jaffery


(bio coming soon)


(photo credit: Jerry Almonte)





Register Online

To simplify our COVID safety protocols, advance registration is required (no walk-ins).


The registration forms for vaccine-restricted events are password protected.  Once you have verified your vaccine status with the studio, you will be provided with the password to access the registration forms. (If you're already on our verified list, you already have the password: no need to show us your card again) 😘

Verify your vaccination status by emailing RVAswing@gmail.com with a photo of your vaccination card. We'll add you to our list, send you the password, and delete your photo for your privacy. 


Cancellations & Refunds:

Cancel your registration by emailing RVAswing@gmail.com no later than Sept 24th to receive a full refund.  Due to our COVID safety protocols, workshop registrations are not transferrable to another person.