What we're about

If you're interested in regular lessons and dance venues for Lindy Hop, Balboa, or Collegiate Shag, whether you're new to the retro dance scene, or you're an experienced swinger ("dancer", that is!), and you live in the Fremont, Newark, Union City, or Hayward areas and are tired of having to drive all the way to San Francisco to get your dance fix...then this group is for you! We'll keep you updated on classes and venues taught and run by Mike Quebec at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education, The Joanne Brown Dance Studio, as well as Johnny Lee's and Shannon Warf's "Swingin' At The Rack" at The Saddle Rack in Fremont. In addition, any workshops and dances that are reasonably close by will be posted. Rockabilly shows where dancing is encouraged will also be posted.

Upcoming events (3)

Vintage Swing Dance: Smooth Style Lindy Hop

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Vintage Swing Dance: Smooth Style Lindy Hop

Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.
4-week series
August 4, 11, 18, 25

SLIM Fitness
5437 Central Avenue
Suite #3
Newark, CA 94560

This energetic, enjoyable, vintage swing dance class covers Smooth Style Lindy Hop, the style of swing dancing done in 1940s Big Band movies and 1950s rock and roll movies.

If you "dig" energetic, vintage, rockin' '50's and swingin' '40's dance music, if you want to learn some creative social dancing, if you'd like to get some moderate exercise that doesn't feel like "exercise," or if you're just looking for a fun way to socially spend a Thursday night, locally, here in the Tri-City Area, then this is the class for you!

The class is challenging, yet exciting. (Some prior experience either with previous swing dance classes or with our bi-monthly workshops here at SLIM Fitness is highly recommended.)

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and soft soled shoes (no open toes please, for your safety.)

Though single participants are welcome, we highly encourage partners to join, since partner rotations will be optional and at the discretion of the participants.

Water will be provided.

$60 per person/$100 per couple
Registration link is below:
https://www.myslimfitness.com/swing_dance.html

Contact Information -
Mike Quebec:
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(510)[masked] (text)

* Please arrive 15 minutes before class to register and/or review. Class will start promptly on time, and we cover a lot of material, so please, be on time, so you will not be lost during the lesson, as we cannot keep reviewing what we covered at the beginning of class for those who arrive late.

Vintage Swing Dance: Smooth Style Lindy Hop

Needs a location

Vintage Swing Dance: Smooth Style Lindy Hop

Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.
4-week series
August 4, 11, 18, 25

SLIM Fitness
5437 Central Avenue
Suite #3
Newark, CA 94560

This energetic, enjoyable, vintage swing dance class covers Smooth Style Lindy Hop, the style of swing dancing done in 1940s Big Band movies and 1950s rock and roll movies.

If you "dig" energetic, vintage, rockin' '50's and swingin' '40's dance music, if you want to learn some creative social dancing, if you'd like to get some moderate exercise that doesn't feel like "exercise," or if you're just looking for a fun way to socially spend a Thursday night, locally, here in the Tri-City Area, then this is the class for you!

The class is challenging, yet exciting. (Some prior experience either with previous swing dance classes or with our bi-monthly workshops here at SLIM Fitness is highly recommended.)

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and soft soled shoes (no open toes please, for your safety.)

Though single participants are welcome, we highly encourage partners to join, since partner rotations will be optional and at the discretion of the participants.

Water will be provided.

$60 per person/$100 per couple
Registration link is below:
https://www.myslimfitness.com/swing_dance.html

Contact Information -
Mike Quebec:
[masked]
(510)[masked] (text)

* Please arrive 15 minutes before class to register and/or review. Class will start promptly on time, and we cover a lot of material, so please, be on time, so you will not be lost during the lesson, as we cannot keep reviewing what we covered at the beginning of class for those who arrive late.

September Swing Dance Party!

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September Swing Dance Party!

What's the occasion?

Our beginners East Coast Swing dance series will be winding down that week, and this dance party is a sort of "graduation" send-off for our regular students, that we've decided to open up to the general public, as a way of introducing new participants to vintage swing dancing.

If you've never swing danced before, but always wanted to try it, or if you're just looking for something that's fun, safe, and sociable to do on a Saturday that's close-by (without having to spend too much on gas!), swing on by.

You can do one, or both, of the lessons, or if you already know how to swing dance, come to the party.

  • SPACE IS LIMITED.

Register at the Eventbrite link below at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-swing-dance-party-tickets-395715825687

The schedule is below.

(For beginners who have no prior experience, we recommend the 7:00 p.m. drop in East Coast Swing lesson before the dance party. Please arrive by 6:50 p.m. to check in, so that you can start on time for that lesson. We cover a lot of material.)

Date:

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Location:

SLIM Fitness

5437 Central Avenue

Suite # 3

Newark, CA 94560

Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Basic Whip & Sugar Push Review:

The whip is the basis from which much of our Lindy Hop class curriculum is based upon. The sugar push forms the basis for our footwork variations. Familiarity with both of these fundamental basics are requirements for joining our weekly Thursday night Lindy series. We will be reviewing both moves for our regular Lindy participants, as well as letting select newbies, who have previous experience in at least East Coast Swing, sample Lindy Hop through these two moves.

7:00 p.m. to 7:55 p.m.

Basic East Coast Swing Drop In Lesson

This fun and relatively "easy to do" drop in lesson is perfect for first-timers who want to "try it out," while also being a review for our Tuesday evening East Coast Swing participants, before the dance party starts.

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Open Dance Party and Potluck

Social dance while we spin the rockin'-est vintage rockabilly, jump-blues, and doo wop cuts that will keep you up on the floor, off the seats, and on your feet.

Water will be provided, and for those who participate in the potluck, we'll eat your food! (And if you can't bring any food, no worries, just bring yourselves and be ready to dance.)

$10.00 per person advanced price.

$15 at the door.

Register at the Eventbrite link below at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-swing-dance-party-tickets-395715825687

Questions? Contact instructor Mike Quebec at [masked] or text at (510)[masked]

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