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Check out this video that Thomas Mulready from CoolCleveland.com took at one of our recent swing dance meetups. http://www.coolcleveland.com/video/?vid=TR8... (http://www.coolcleveland.com/video/?vid=TR89QTpPuYY&page=0He)

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.

Upcoming events (5+)

Moustache Yourslef plays at the Get Hep Swing Lithuanian Club Swing Dance!

What? Get Hep Swing presents - A swing dance party with Moustache Yourself When? Saturday, May 25th, 2019 Where? The Lithuanian Club, 877 E. 185th Street. Dance lessons? Yes. Join us for a beginner-friendly JITTERBUG lesson from 8-9 with Get Hep Swing owner and swing dance champion, Valerie Salstrom. You do not need to bring a dance partner for the lessons or the dance. We rotate partners during the lesson. If you prefer not to rotate dance partners, we are okay with that too. Band? Moustache Yourself will entertain you with all of your favorite swing dance tunes played in a Gypsy Jazz style from 9-12. Check out the band at http://moustacheyourself.wixsite.com/moustacheyourself Who may attend? EVERYONE is welcome! Do I need a partner? No, we rotate dance partners during the lesson. If you prefer not to rotate during the lesson, please help direct the other students past you each time we rotate. Everyone is really friendly and you will get asked to dance during the social dancing from 9-12. You will dance more if you do some asking. What do I wear? Wear shoes that allow you to pivot and turn easily. Some people find this floor a little slow so wearing your leather soles or slippery soled shoes might be perfect. Attire is casual and comfy. Where what makes you feel good about yourself. What is the cost? $12 per person. $5 for first-time attendees. No pre-event ticket sales. Pay cash at the door. We welcome anyone to join us who has an interest in dance, music, socializing and fun. We don't care what your physical ability or size is, where you are in life, where you are on the spectrum of sexual or gender orientation, what color or creed, or non-creed, you are. Are you a man who wants to learn how to follow or a woman who wants to learn how to lead? That's cool! This idea is not new to the swing dance scene. We are the easiest club to join. If you have an interest, you are in. Basically, we aren't jerks, if you are, stay home. :) We love spreading the gospel of swing dancing and we are excited to share the language and culture of this truly American, urban folk dance form with you. It is important for us to let you know that this dance style started in the African-American ballrooms of Harlem, New York in the late 1920s/early 1930s. Yes, we do pay homage to vintage swing dance forms however, our way of thinking and actions are progressive, liberal, and very open-minded. You will find swing dancing incredibly expressive, empowering, beautiful, and joyful. We can't wait for you to experience this conversation of dance with us. We make learning to partner dance easy and enjoyable. Please join us the second Friday of every month at the Lakewood Masonic Temple and the last Saturday of every month at The Lithuanian Club. Please see www.GetHepSwing.com for the most up to date information on dances, bands playing at the dances, classes, private lessons, in-school and after-school residencies and programs, performances, and special topic workshops. For more info, please email Valerie Salstrom; the owner of Get Hep Swing, at [masked]

Lithuanian Club Swing Dance!

The Lithuanian Club

$12.00

What? Get Hep Swing dance at the Lithuanian Club with dance lessons and music! When? Saturday, September 29th Where? The Lithuanian Club, 877 E. 185th Street. There is a parking lot behind the building and you may also park in the Key Bank or Post Office lot. Please use the entrance behind the building on the far left. Look for the Get Hep Swing sign. The Lithuanian Club has air conditioning, a full bar on the main level, free strawberry infused water, and an elegant ballroom on the second floor. Dance lessons? Yes. The amazing people from Get Hep Swing will teach a beginner-friendly jitterbug lesson from 8pm-9pm. Is there a DJ or a band? There will be a DJ and a band. Band TBA Who can attend? Everyone is welcome. Do I need previous dance experience? No Do I need a partner? No, we rotate dance partners during the lesson. If you prefer not to rotate during the lesson please help direct the other dancers past you each time we rotate. What do I wear? Wear comfy shoes that allow you to pivot and turn easily. Wear clothing that makes you feel good about yourself. It is normal to get a little warm and sweaty while you are dancing. Please dress accordingly and perhaps bring a small towel and/or an extra shirt to change into. What is the cost? $12 per person. $5 for Get Hep Swing first timers. We welcome anyone to join us who has an interest in dance, music, socializing and fun. We don't care what your physical ability or size is, where you are in life, where you are on the spectrum of sexual or gender orientation, what color or creed, or non-creed, you are. Are you a man who wants to learn how to follow or a woman who wants to learn how to lead? That's cool! This idea is not new to the swing dance scene. We are the easiest club to join. If you have an interest, you are in. :) We love spreading the gospel of swing dancing and we are excited to share the language and culture of this truly American, urban folk dance form with you. It is important for us to let you know that this dance style started in the African-American ballrooms of Harlem, New York in the late 1920s/early 1930s. This dance has a gritty earthiness that is incredibly empowering, beautiful, and joyful. We can't wait for you to experience this conversation of dance with us. We make learning to partner dance easy and enjoyable. Please join us the second Friday of every month at the Lakewood Masonic Temple and the last Saturday of every month in the East side. (East side locations are in flux right now. Please keep an eye on our Get Hep calendar and Facebook page.) We are hoping to have our September dance at the Lithuanian Club. Please see www.GetHepSwing.com for the most up to date information on dances, bands playing at the dances, classes, private lessons, school programs, performances and special topic workshops. For more info, please email Valerie Salstrom; the owner of Get Hep Swing, at [masked]

Lithuanian Club Swing Dance!

The Lithuanian Club

$12.00

What? Get Hep Swing dance at the Lithuanian Club with dance lessons and music! When? Saturday, September 29th Where? The Lithuanian Club, 877 E. 185th Street. There is a parking lot behind the building and you may also park in the Key Bank or Post Office lot. Please use the entrance behind the building on the far left. Look for the Get Hep Swing sign. The Lithuanian Club has air conditioning, a full bar on the main level, free strawberry infused water, and an elegant ballroom on the second floor. Dance lessons? Yes. The amazing people from Get Hep Swing will teach a beginner-friendly jitterbug lesson from 8pm-9pm. Is there a DJ or a band? There will be a DJ and a band. Band TBA Who can attend? Everyone is welcome. Do I need previous dance experience? No Do I need a partner? No, we rotate dance partners during the lesson. If you prefer not to rotate during the lesson please help direct the other dancers past you each time we rotate. What do I wear? Wear comfy shoes that allow you to pivot and turn easily. Wear clothing that makes you feel good about yourself. It is normal to get a little warm and sweaty while you are dancing. Please dress accordingly and perhaps bring a small towel and/or an extra shirt to change into. What is the cost? $12 per person. $5 for Get Hep Swing first timers. We welcome anyone to join us who has an interest in dance, music, socializing and fun. We don't care what your physical ability or size is, where you are in life, where you are on the spectrum of sexual or gender orientation, what color or creed, or non-creed, you are. Are you a man who wants to learn how to follow or a woman who wants to learn how to lead? That's cool! This idea is not new to the swing dance scene. We are the easiest club to join. If you have an interest, you are in. :) We love spreading the gospel of swing dancing and we are excited to share the language and culture of this truly American, urban folk dance form with you. It is important for us to let you know that this dance style started in the African-American ballrooms of Harlem, New York in the late 1920s/early 1930s. This dance has a gritty earthiness that is incredibly empowering, beautiful, and joyful. We can't wait for you to experience this conversation of dance with us. We make learning to partner dance easy and enjoyable. Please join us the second Friday of every month at the Lakewood Masonic Temple and the last Saturday of every month in the East side. (East side locations are in flux right now. Please keep an eye on our Get Hep calendar and Facebook page.) We are hoping to have our September dance at the Lithuanian Club. Please see www.GetHepSwing.com for the most up to date information on dances, bands playing at the dances, classes, private lessons, school programs, performances and special topic workshops. For more info, please email Valerie Salstrom; the owner of Get Hep Swing, at [masked]

Swing Dance at the Lakewood Masonic Temple

Lakewood Masonic Temple

$12.00

Please come and join us for a fun night of swing dancing to live music at the Lakewood Masonic Temple! This is the longest running swing dance in the Cleveland area. Over 100 people of all ages and abilities attend this swing dance. The cost of the dance is $12 per person or $10 for students and seniors with a valid ID Be sure to arrive in time to take part in the easy jitterbug lesson from 8pm to 9pm Immediately after the lesson (at 9 PM) the band will kick off an awesome night of dancing and fun until 12am. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to have previous dance experience or a dance partner. Most people dress casually unless there is a special theme. The best shoes to wear are comfortable and not too sticky on the bottom. Please see www.GetHepSwing.com for the most up to date information on dances, bands playing at the dances, classes, private lessons, school programs, and special topic workshops. For more info please call or email Valerie at[masked]/[masked]

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Intermediate Balboa - group classes in Brecksville

Brecksville Center for the Arts

$70.00

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