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!

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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

SAA Social

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!

Swing I(2)Track 3(1)Swing II(2)

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!

Copy of July Series

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)

DANCE & DROP-IN LESSON CANCELLED for MAY 29TH

Swing I & Intro Balboa classes are still happening in Mason Hall!

Drop In & Dance are cancelled due to venue issues & anticipated weather!

Charleston Workshop!

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Join Sarah Campbell Jones & Connor Cole for a 3-hour workshop on Charleston! The first hour will be spent refining basic solo & partnered Charleston. The second & third hours you’ll learn a short-but-challenging Charleston routine!

REGISTRATION & PRICING:

Pay at the door, or
Click HERE to register

  • Times: 1:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday, May 4th
  • Location: Dance Studio @ Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Prices:
    $35 General Admission
    $30 SAA Community Member OR a student
    $25 SAA Student Member

 

This workshop is designed for those who are comfortable with their basic Charleston movement. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and more than one shoe option to make sure you’re comfortable during the day. Contact us at swingannarbor@umich.edu with any questions!

Jan 30th Classes & Movie Night Cancelled

Tonight’s lessons (Swing I and Solo), and SAA Movie Night: Alive & Kicking are cancelled due to the EXTREME cold. We will be rescheduling our movie night for a later date in the semester.

If you paid for the Swing I and/or Solo series in full, you will be receiving a 1/3 refund (via PayPal if that was how you paid initially; we’ll be contacting the rest of you soon to figure out your preferred method of payment).

Please stay safe and warm!