How long have you been swing dancing? Just getting my feet wet. I took a class once but don't remember much. I know enough to be popular at weddings. I invented swing dancing!
What swing dances do you know or what swing dances are you interested in learning? Jitterbug/East Coast Swing? Lindy? Balboa? Charleston? Blues? West Coast?
All that I can learn
What interests you most about swing dancing/learning how to swing dance? I need to expand my social circle! I will enjoy the health benefits! I LOVE swing music! It looks like so much fun! I can't stand another Saturday night alone with my cats
Self satisfaction that I can dance
Are you interested in attending monthly dances with pre-dance lessons and live bands? What motivates you to attend a dance? Location? Band? Night of the week? Friends are going too? Price?
Are you interested in taking 5 week lessons and/or specialty workshops? What days, times and locations are good for you?
This group is for people who are interested in doing or learning how to do one of the easiest and most common forms of partnered dancing--Swing dancing! Swing dancing can be anything from Jitterbug to Lindy Hop to Charleston to Balboa and more. Basically, if it was danced to swing or jazz music from the 1920s to the 1950s--it swings! We are open to dancers of all levels! We were all beginners once and we encourage beginners to come and join our group. You do NOT need a partner to attend one of our twice monthly dances, any of our 5 week lessons or our special topic workshops. Although it is not required, most people do rotate partners during our lessons. We encourage rotating partners as it is one of the best ways to learn the lead and follow aspects of partnered dancing. This group is sponsored by the swing dance professionals at Get Hep Swing. Get Hep Swing was founded by Valerie Salstrom in 1998 and she is a multi-year National and International Swing dance champion in many swing dance forms. Please see complete details at www.GetHepSwing.com
What is the best thing you can do for your health? Move just 30 minutes a day.
Taking a one hour dance class just once a week can lead to a great improvement in your overall physical health....and mental and emotional health as well.
Mild cardio + moving to great music + making new friends = a better, healthier, happier life.