Forever Fun (55 and over) Swing dance at Slush bar at the Thistledown Racino!

Monday June 9th from 12pm until 5 pm come and see, dance with and learn from some of your favorite Get Hep Swing dancers!  For FREE!

12-1 Jitterbug and Lindy demonstrations and lessons

1-2 Partnered and Solo Charleston demonstrations and lessons

2-3 Jitterbug and Lindy demonstrations and lessons

3-4 Jitterbug, Lindy and Balboa demonstrations and lessons

4-5 Jitterbug, Lindy and Balboa demonstrations and lessons

You do NOT need a partner to take any of these lessons. We will rotate partners so that you have the chance to meet lots of new people and you may even have the chance to dance with an instructor or two!

The Jitterbug - Also known as East Coast Swing or just Swing. Learn or refresh your memory of the easiest and most popular form of partnered dancing. We will dance to a variety of styles of music including big band swing, early rock & roll, jump blues and R & B. You will learn some of the basic footwork patterns and how to lead and follow a fun mix of spins and turns in open and closed position. 

The Lindy Hop - Lindy began in the ballrooms of Harlem in the late 1920s/early 1940s and soon took the world by storm. It is a conglomeration of dances that each group of immigrants brought over from their native lands put to what was the latest craze in modern music at the time - Jazz! You will learn the basic 8 count footwork pattern and some simple movements to dazzle your friends. 

Balboa - This dance originated in the crowded ballrooms of Southern California in the 1930s. The Balboa is well loved for it's fancy footwork, close connection, finesses and ability to be done quite easily at all tempos. Balboa is most often done to big band swing music and many people have said that Balboa is the Tango of the swing world. 

We have a variety of performers and teachers that will be coming to join us throughout the day. This is going to be a really fun day for everyone involved!


All Total Rewards members age 55 or older are eligible to participate in our Forever Fun lifestyles events! Every Monday at ThistleDown Racino, we have exciting, adventurous and new things to try; just swipe your Total Rewards card at a promotional kiosk before entering the event! There will be five, 45 minute sessions starting at 12pm with the last session starting at 4pm."

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  • Valerie S.
    Get Hep Swing & ABW owner, Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs coach, Organizer
    Event Host

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