Lindy 2B - Basic Charleston

What:  4-week continuing-level series for dancers with basic Lindy Hop experience

When: Thursdays from 8:15pm until 9:15pm starting on July 18th
            Class Dates: July 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th
Where: RVA Swing dance studio, 6114C Lakeside Ave Henrico VA 23228

Instructors: Sydney Bernstein-Miller & Jordon Chan

Format: Rotating Partner (no partner required)

Pre-requisites: all students should have previous Lindy Hop experience, and be familiar with the partnership dynamics of leading/following, be able to demonstrate 6 and 8 count footwork, triple steps, basic inside/outside turns, and should have at least tried a few swing-outs in their Intro class.

Cost: Sliding Scale of $20 to $60 per person for the 4 week series

About the class:

Did you just finish Lindy 2A: Swingouts & Turns?

Or maybe you've done some Lindy Hop in the past and want to dust off your Charleston?

Join Sydney & Jordon for 4 weeks of basic Charleston!  They'll share some tips & tricks to improve your dancing, and of course, teach you some sweet new moves. In this level, we will start to really focus on how moves work & how to refine our partnership skills.

This unit will focus on teaching novice students how to do side-by-side Lindy Charleston, as well as some common Charleston moves.  We'll also spend a little time in each class on practicing our swingouts!

Please note that Charleston involves a lot of hopping & kicking and so it is cardio-intensive.  We recommend that students taking this class be able to perform activities like a brisk jog for 1 to 3 minutes at a time, as well be able to hold their balance while standing on one leg.

Students taking this class should have completed a 6-week RVA Swing Intro to Swing class OR, at minimum, be able demonstrate 6 and 8 count Lindy rhythms with triple steps, basic inside/outside turns, and swing outs. It is recommended to take Lindy 2A prior to this class, but motivated students who just finished their 6-week Intro series can also join this class.

Important Level Stuff:

--If you missed weeks 5 and/or 6 of your Intro class, you are not prepared to take this class unless you make special arrangements to make up the material.

--If you have only learned 6-count swing (what most ballroom studios call "East Coast Swing") you will need to complete our 6 week Intro series before taking any Lindy 2 class at RVA Swing.

--Never done any Charleston before? You MUST come to the first class to take this series.

This class is a standard Rotating Partner class, and students will change partners throughout class.

About your instructors:

Sydney Bernstein-Miller
 & Jordon Chan have taught Lindy Hop for RVA Swing since we opened our doors in 2016 & are a fan-favorite with students. They bring a perfect mix of technique, dynamic energy, and plenty of fun enthusiasm to both the dancefloor and the classroom.

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