November Series: Swing I and II

Swing I is a 3-week series this month (UM’s Thanksgiving break means no class on the 27th!). Sarah & Connor will continue supporting you to add new tools to your Lindy Hop toolbox! Register here.

Swing II is a 4-week series! Work on the rhythm and flow of your dancing with Katie & Chien-Yi! Register here.

October events & reminders!

2019-2020 MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Become a member of Swing Ann Arbor! Members get into regular Wednesday night dances for free, and receive discounts on series lessons, workshops, and other special events. The more SAA events you attend, the more you save.
If the cost of membership or lessons prevents you from attending Swing Ann Arbor, please email us at swingannarbor@umich.edu. We’ll do what we can to support you!

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT DANCES & LOCATIONS
Oct 2      Openfloor Studio, 213 S. State Street
Oct 9      Openfloor Studio, 213 S. State Street
Oct 16    Openfloor Studio, 213 S. State Street
Oct 23    Vandenberg Room, Michigan League
Oct 30    Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. This is our Halloween Dance!

OCTOBER CLASSES & EVENTS

  • Swing I: Intro To Lindy Hop & Swing. Wednesdays, 7-8pm (Oct 2, 9, 16, 23) in Weiser Hall room 268.
    Register here.
  • Swing II: Shapes & Sizes. Mondays, 7-8pm (Oct 7, 21, 28) in Weiser Hall room 268.
    Note: there is NO CLASS on October 14th.
    Register here.
  • Shim Sham Workshop. Wednesday, October 30th 7-8:30pm in Weiser Hall room 268.
    Learn the Shim Sham! One of the Lindy Hop community’s most beloved and well-known routines, the Shim Sham is a fun and easy introduction to learning choreography and solo jazz movements! $15 GA, $10 SAA members
    Register here.
  • Halloween Dance. Wednesday, October 30th 9-11pm in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.
    Yes. There will definitely be a costume contest. Yes. There will definitely be prizes!
    RSVP here.

Swing II starts 9/9

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Swing II is for dancers who have taken the equivalent of at LEAST one semester of Swing I. Must be proficient in Lindy Hop basic footwork (6- and 8-count) and shapes (e.g., swing out, circle, tuck turns). REGISTER HERE.

WHEN: September 9, 15, 23, 30
WHERE: Room 268, Weiser Hall
For this 4-week series, prices are as follows:
$40 general admission
$30 SAA member
$12 for a single class

Haven’t paid SAA membership dues yet? Click here: https://forms.gle/E1EBP8d91dpJfkH28

No Dance September 4th or 11th – Join us for our mass meetings!

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Do you have friends, family, coworkers, maybe a nemesis or two, who you’ve been trying to convince to come dancing with you? Here’s your chance!

This Wednesday and next (Sep 4 & 11), we’re hosting TWO mass meetings, where we’ll tell folks all about Swing Ann Arbor, teach a beginner lesson, and do a bit of dancing before heading out for food + socializing!

No experience and no partner required. Two left feet? No problem! Just bring your enthusiasm 🙂

 

WHEN: 8pm on September 4th and September 11th
WHERE: Near the fountain on Ingalls Mall (UM central campus), between the Michigan League and the belltower

2019-2020 Memberships Available!

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Semester and annual SAA memberships are now available for the 2019-2020 school year! Visit our Membership page to learn more, or click here to sign up!

Learn the St. Louis Shim Sham!

July Series

Ojan Damavandi & Val Kutchko are teaching the St. Louis Shim Sham! This is a fun and easy routine choreographed by Jon Tigert to the song “Murder He Said”.

No – you don’t need to know the original Shim Sham to learn this routine! It’s completely different.

Price: $12
Time: 8-9:30pm, Monday August 12th
Location: Room 1401, Mason Hall

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-louis-shim-sham-tickets-68394849837

SAA Social: Hot Jazz & Wine Wednesday @ Detroit Street Filling Station, August 7

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Did you enjoy last month’s social night at the Filling Station? Want another opportunity to hang out with your best dancing buds?

There is NO beginner lesson or dance on Wednesday, August 7th. Instead, we’re getting together to hang out at the Detroit Street Filling Station for their “Hot Jazz & Wine Wednesdays” with live music from the Detroit Street Hot Club!

INTRO CHARLESTON & BALBOA SERIES CLASSES ARE HAPPENING!!! So stop by the Filling Station before &/or after your classes 🙂

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Venue: Detroit Street Filling Station, 300 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Description: Hot Jazz & Wine specials from 6-9pm with music from the Detroit Street Hot Club.

Cost: Free if you really want it to be, but it’s a restaurant, so we encourage you to grab a bite or a drink (we gotta support our venues) and tip the band!

August Series: Charleston, Balboa, & Lindy!

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Swing I: Intro to Charleston with Chien-Yi Tsai & Emily Topham
Register here.

Intro to Balboa, cont’d with Ann Sychterz & Connor Cole
Register here.

Swing II: Guided Practice with Sarah Campbell Jones
Register here.

SAA Social: Hot Jazz & Wine Wednesday @ Detroit Street Filling Station, July 24

Ever wanted to hang out with your fellow dancers somewhere that ISN’T the dance? Now’s your chance!

There is NO beginner lesson or dance on Wednesday, July 24th. Instead, we’re getting together to hang out at the Detroit Street Filling Station for their “Hot Jazz & Wine Wednesdays” with live music from the Detroit Street Hot Club!

Hope to see you there!

 

Venue: Detroit Street Filling Station, 300 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Description: Hot Jazz & Wine specials from 6-9pm with music from the Detroit Street Hot Club.

Cost: Free if you really want it to be, but it’s a restaurant, so we encourage you to grab a bite or a drink (we gotta support our venues) and tip the band!

Wacky July Schedule!

Summer is finally heating up in Ann Arbor! This month’s schedule is going to be funky because of venue availability, holidays, and summer travel, so make sure your calendar is up to date!

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There are NO official series this month! Swing I, Swing II, and Balboa are on hiatus for July. To make up for that, we’re teaching THREE solo jazz routines!  Ever heard of the Shim Sham, Tranky Doo, or the Big Apple? Yeah! Those are solo jazz routines! They’re meant to be danced with a group, and the ones we’re teaching this month are just like that. This month we’ll be teaching the Tranky Doo, Doin’ The Jive, and First Stops!

1st week of July (1-4) – NO classes, beginner lesson, or dance.
Dance schedule
July 10, 17, 31 – Beginner lesson & dance @ the Vandenberg Room
July 24 – NO beginner lesson & dance. We’ll organize a social event (maybe a movie night???)
Lesson schedule
July 8 – Tranky Doo, Part 1        (click here to pay via eventbrite)
July 15 – Tranky Doo, Part 2      (click here to pay via eventbrite)
July 22 – Doin’ the Jive                (click here to pay via eventbrite)
July 29 – First Stops                     (click here to pay via eventbrite)