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Lindy Hop Swing Dance "Beginner Jump Start" series

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Lindy Hop Swing Dance "Beginner Jump Start" series

Time: October 15, 2009 at 6pm to November 19, 2009 at 7:30pm
Location: Studio 65
Street: 2965 Maroa Ave. (just south of Shields)
City/Town: Fresno, CA
Website or Map: http://www.fresnodancestudio6…
Phone: 559-222-6565
Event Type: music and dance
Organized By: Kellie Townsend
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2010

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Event Description

Starting in mid-October, Chris & Kellie will be teaching Lindy Hop Swing at Studio 65!

If you don't know about Lindy, do yourself a favor and check it out! In our opinion, it's the most enjoyable swing dance out there, and we have pretty much tried 'em all. The music is fun, the vibe is infectious, and the momentum of the dance is totally addictive!

6-week series
Starts October 15
Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm
$60 per person or $110 per couple
No partner is required to take the class!

This class is beginning level, but it's not a drop-in class, so you will learn more and build your skills at an accelerated pace. Class size will be limited to 20 participants.

In addition to learning the steps, you will learn how to:
-really connect with your dance partners
-find the momentum that really makes dancing fun
-lead with confidence
-follow with style

For more information email Kellie at, or to sign up call Kathy at Studio 65 at 559-222-6565

About the instructors: Kellie & Chris have been dancing Lindy Hop together since 2002 and they love to share the joy! They have trained with internationally celebrated teachers in Los Angeles and the Bay Area and continue to attend workshops whenever possible. They recently started the Fresno State Swing Dance Club and previously taught Lindy Hop for the Swingin' Slugs at UC Santa Cruz.

About Lindy Hop:
Lindy Hop is the ORIGINAL swing dance, evolving out of the Charleston and other big-band-era dances starting as early as the 1920's. Lindy uses 8-count basic footwork similar to that of West Coast swing and leaves tons of room for improvisation and personal flair. What really sets it apart from other forms of swing is its versatility and the general exuberance with which it is performed--check out these video clips!

One of the most famous old movie clips:

Recent clips--this is social dance (not choreographed!)

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