Lindy, Swing & Jive in St. John’s

Swing Dancing NEW SESSION starts Tuesday Jan 13th! fb event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/421820174661142/

swing dance 2015 posterA new session of swing dance classes with a NEW CURRICULUM starts Tuesday, January 13th in The Landing (on the 3rd floor of the University Centre) at MUN.

Everyone is welcome to drop by our first lesson, beginners are welcome and there is NO PARTNER REQUIRED!

Scroll down for all the info!

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Our NEW CURRICULUM follows a 12-week path, but you will register for 6-week sessions.

Beginner A – Your full intro to 8-count! (formerly Swing 1)
Beginner B – Coninuation of Beginner A, but working on 6-count and Charleston
Intermediate – Once you’ve gone through Beg. A & B, carry on here to learn new moves, refine your technique, and play with improv (formerly Swing II)

Not sure which level will fit you best? The instructors will be able to help you make that decision.

Never tried swing before? Drop in for the first class of the session and we’ll show you the ropes! Please note that we will not be accepting drop-ins after our first lesson.

WHAT HAPPENED TO ADVANCED CLASS? Join us for the Intermediate class (we promise it’ll do ya good), and stay tuned for our special workshop series.

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WHAT IS IT?:

Don’t know what swing dancing is? Find out on the Lindy Hop on the Rock Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/munswingclub/
or our swanky website: http://www.lindyhopontherock.com/

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WHEN IS IT?:

TUESDAYS at THE LANDING in the University Centre!
(But make sure you check our Facebook group frequently for updates, ’cause we sometimes have venue switcheroos)

**7-8:15pm – Beginner A and Beginner B
**8:15-8:45 – Social Dance
**8:45-9:45 – Intermediate

***Please note that we will only be accepting drop-ins at the first class of the session.***

We will be exploring more advanced moves during the last section. These may be tough for beginners to pick up, but beginners may benefit from watching. We’d also very much like to encourage the advanced students to come out for the Social Dance – it’s all about mingling and having lots of people to dance with!

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HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?:

– Full 6 week Session: $30
– Drop-in fee (for our first lesson): $5

 

MAKE SURE YOU KEEP UP-TO-DATE ON ALL THE COOL SOCIALS PLANNED BY THE LINDY HOPPERS…JOIN THEIR LINDY HOP on the ROCK FB PAGE https://www.facebook.com/groups/munswingclub/ OR VISIT http://www.lindyhopontherock.com/

 

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past events…

-> A Hellz-of-a-poppin Birthday Party for Frankie! Saturday May 24th @ The Landing

Come celebrate Frankie Manning’s 100th birthday party with Lindy Hop on the Rock!
We’ll start the night by watching Hellzapoppin’ and being awed by the spectacular dancing of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers. Afterwards the dance music will start and we can lindy hop the night away!
Of course, there will be cake!
7pm in the Landing (3rd floor of the University Centre on MUN Campus). fb link: https://www.facebook.com/events/647219295326756/

-> Swing Dance news: 2nd Session of 2014 lessons starts May 6th!

lindy pic spring session ad pic

A new session of swing dance classes with Lindy Hop On The Rock (LHOTR) starts Tuesday, May 6th in The Landing at MUN. Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/688289097883642/

Everyone is welcome to drop by our first lesson, and there is NO PARTNER REQUIRED!

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HEY! Have you been leading/following and want to try the opposite role? Try going to Swing I to learn the other side of dancing! All of our instructors have learned both roles and we highly recommend it. It will absolutely make you a better dancer! Plus, you can dance with *anybody*!

Not sure which level will fit you best? The instructors will be able to help you make that decision. Never tried swing before? Drop in for the first class of the session and we’ll show you the ropes! Please note that this session we will not be accepting drop-ins after our first lesson.
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WHAT IS IT?:

Don’t know what swing dancing is? Find out on the Lindy Hop on the Rock Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/munswingclub/
or our swanky website: http://www.lindyhopontherock.com/

WHEN IS IT?:

TUESDAYS at THE LANDING in the University Centre!
**7-8pm – Swing I and Swing II
**8-8:30 – Social Dance
**8:30-9:30 – Advanced Class
*Please note that we will only be accepting drop-ins at the first class of the session.

7-8pm will be for pure beginners and those with slightly more experience, 8-8.30 will be time for free-form social dancing, 8:30-9:30 will be a class for intermediate/advanced dancers.

We will be exploring more advanced moves during the last part which may be tough for beginners to pick up, but beginners may enjoy and benefit from just watching. We’d also very much like to encourage the advanced students to come out for the free-dancing–it’s all about mingling and having lots of people to dance with!

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?:

– Full Session: $30
– Drop-in fee (for our first lesson): $5

 

-> The MUN Swing Club is also known as “Lindy Hop on the Rock” see their fb group for more info:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/munswingclub/  OR see their website: http://www.lindyhopontherock.com/ (not updated quite as often)

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About MUN Swing Club:
We organize 5-week sessions throughout each semester. No partner, experience, or coordination is required.
Fees: Registration is $20/5-week session, and the drop-in fee: $5/class.Class times and location: see summer schedule below, as days/locations will change with the sessions
Note: feel free to come to class early (at 7:00p.m.) if you’d like to work on some moves/steps or if you are bringing new dancers.

You can contact us at: munswingclub@gmail.com or by posting on the facebook page.
Watch this YouTube video with caution…it will make you wanna DANCE!!!

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“Swing” refers to a broad family of dances, including: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Blues, Collegiate Shag, West Coast Swing, and others.

Here’s some tunes to give you a taste of swing music:

Count Basie – Alright, Okay, You Win
Ella Fitzgerald – Bill Baily
Frank Sinatra – Come Fly With Me
Duke Ellington – C-Jam Blues
Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey – Song of India
Ray Charles – Hit The Road, Jack
Janis Siegel – Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Duke Ellington – It Don’t Mean A Thing
Boilermaker Jazz Band – Let’s Misbehave

this page was last updated on Jan 5/15  please check the various organizers’ sites listed above for the most up-to date dance news :)

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