This coming a week is a little different than usual for us!
Solo Jazz Workshop: Learn the Big Apple!
What: One of the earliest swing line dances, the Big Apple is a fast, fun routine that incorporates solo jazz, a dynamic dance circle, and partner work! Usually performed to “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” this dance always excites performers and audiences alike. No experience required, so if you’re interested in learning this classic routine, join us on Tuesday for our Big Apple Workshop! You can check out the routine here!
When: Tuesday, November 22nd, from 7:30pm-10:00pm
Where: Mason Hall Room 3463 (419 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Instructor: Claire Danna
No beginner drop-in lesson or social dance this Wednesday, November 23rd!
The University is on break and we are, as well!
Beginner lesson and social dances will start up again November 30th! See our calendar for more details!
This class takes place immediately after the Charleston class.
Have you been to a few of our beginner drop-in lessons but want jump in with both feet? Or are you a seasoned dancer looking to firm up your fundamentals? Join Emily and Sarah as they explore the essential shapes and rhythms of Lindy Hop! Get more personalized attention in a smaller class size, and build on your knowledge week to week. By the end, you’ll be able to swing out all night and improvise with your partners in fun and musical ways!
No partner necessary!
When: Tuesdays, October 25th – November 15th from 8:30-9:30pm
This four week class will cover basic Charleston footwork and moves, hand-in-hand, airplane, Tandem Charleston, Charleston swing outs, and potentially 1920s Charleston. No previous Charleston experience or partner necessary.
When: Tuesdays, October 25th – November 15th from 7:30-8:30pm
Preventing Covid-19 Infection Swing Ann Arbor is still requiring all attendees to wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination (including of a booster shot) when we dance inside. When we dance outside, however, these things are not necessary.
Being Mindful of Monkeypox Monkeypox is becoming a more serious concern in the US. It is is often spread through close, intimate, skin-to-skin contact.
Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)
A rash that may be located on or near the genitals or anus but could also be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.
The rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing.
The rash can look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy
While there are no known cases of monkeypox in our dance community, we are asking everyone to read up on Monkeypox and be familiar with its symptoms. Click here to learn more.
We will be posting information about symptoms at our indoor events and adding this to our existing Covid-19 wavier.
If you ever feel unwell, please stay home. Please refrain from attending dance events if you experience covid-like symptoms and/or Monkeypox-like symptoms. Keeping dance alive during an outbreak on top of an existing pandemic is a tenuous balancing act. We do not want to shut Swing Ann Arbor down again out of fear of infection (we were closed for two years due to Covid-19). By being mindful of how you’re feeling and staying home when you feel unwell, you help ensure the longevity of Swing Ann Arbor. Thank you for keeping our dance community safe.
We’re back in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League this coming Wednesday, July 6th! Plan to meet there the rest of July. Our calendar always has our times and locations listed in case you forget!
Reminder: We’re not holding a beginner lesson or a social dance on June 29th. Instead, we’re heading over to Top of the Park to support a few Michigan-based jazz bands that specialize in swing music! The music line-up includes:
Djangophonique: 5pm, O & W Grove Stage
The Aston Neighborhood Pleasure Club: 7pm, Rackham Stage
Planet D Nonet: 8:30pm, Rackham Stage
Our lovely DJ Coordinator, Sarah, will be at the front of the Rackham stage at 7pm if you want to gather and dance. Otherwise, feel free to drop by just to listen!
You can find more information about Top of the Park’s June 29th line-up here. You can find a map of the festival here.