We are hosting a SILENT AUCTION for our two teams that are traveling to Washington, DC for the biggest competition of the year, ILHC! Not only that, but the solo team will be performing for the first time ever. Please invite your friends and cheer us on! A taster class for complete beginners is included in the price of admisison ($9) from 9:00-9:30pm. Spread the word!
Through this silent auction you will be helping the teams pay for the following, in this order:
— rehearsal costs
— team jackets (if we reach our goals for the other two items)
— Introducing beginner lessons at Shimmytown!
— Sean Krazit and Amira Selim will be teaching our beginning swing dancing class.
— Samantha Nguyen and Calvin Lu will be doing electives.
— Sean Krazit will give us some solo styles.
The dance is open to all; 💰$9, or included with classes.
6-7pm — Open practice
7-8pm — Solo Jazz, Elective
8-9pm — Beginner Series, Elective
9-9:30 — Beginner Taster Class
💁 Class descriptions
— 6:00-7:00 Open practice
All levels welcome to come and practice. There will be space for beginners, air steps, and any other kind of dance.
— 7:00-8:00 Solo Jazz — All Levels
(Specifics TBD.) Sean is great at solo jazz! Learn from Sean!
— 7:00-8:00 Slow & Silky — Int/Adv
This slow lindy hop class will be all about squish and stretch, and how to really milk all of your movements to slow music. Prerequisites are being able to swing out and mix different rhythms comfortably. Recommended for students who took the “Slow & Close” class with Ryan and Ann a few months ago, since you’ll approach the same tempos with very different material. Also recommended for students who have been enjoying dancing to slower tempos in the Slow Balboa class. Bring your quality of movement and balance to a new level!
— 8:00-9:00 Learn Swing! — Beginner!
Learn to swing dance! Or, alternatively, learn to swing dance in a new role! Our instructors are warm, welcoming, and deeply passionate about swing dancing. They will provide you with the tools to have a great time dancing with anyone on the social dance floor. Learn some fundamental rhythms, patterns, and skills to improvise with ease. No partner or previous experience required. Includes admission to the weekly dance. Since this is a progressive class we will not allow drop-ins after the first week, so please register in advance to secure your spot! (We also think this would be a great class for more experienced students who are curious to learn the other role.)
— 8:00-9:00 Rhythmic Variations — Int/Adv
This class will test the limits of your skills: not only will the class introduce tasty new footwork rhythms, you will be also asked to try them out in both roles (following and leading). Sam and Calvin’s variations shine with style and grace — find out how they do it! Prerequisite: being able to do a swing out in both roles.
— 9:00-9:30 Beginner Taster Class
Never taken a Lindy Hop class before? We got you covered. Dip your toes into this fun dance with our awesome instructors for free! This taster class is included in the cost of admission.
Come shake it with us!