Swing I is a progressive, semester-long series of classes. We begin each semester with the basics of Lindy Hop. From there, we build upon those first classes to learn more complex shapes, develop technique and individual style, integrate 6- and 8-count shapes, and more! Swing I starts anew every semester, so a fresh series begins in September, January, and May.
This semester, Swing I is being replaced by an Open Level Track!
What’s an open level series? It’s really similar to Swing I and Swing II (it’s progressive), except it’s a COMBINED class! Material will be accessible and useful for dancers across a wide spectrum of experience. Val & Connor will provide optional concepts and add-ons that you can try – if you want – so that you can pick and choose the level of challenge that best fits your needs.
The open level series is open to anyone who has attended 4-5 beginner drop in classes and/or feels very comfortable with basic lindy hop shapes (e.g., swing outs, circles, passbys, tuck turns).
Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-level-lindy-hop-tickets-89520623595
Please try to show up 5-10 minutes prior to class to get warmed up, change shoes, check in with instructors/make any necessary payments, etc.
Swing Ann Arbor’s series have changed times and locations.
- Series Price (3-week series)
- General Admission: $30
- SAA Member: $22.50
- Individual class: $12
**If you’re not paying online, please complete eventbrite registration, note this in the registration form, and then bring EXACT CHANGE or CHECK to the class, or pay at the Front Desk during our Wednesday social dances!
- Times: Wednesdays from 8-9pm
- Location: Room 1401, Mason Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- No partner needed! No experience needed (if joining at the start of semester. If you’re hoping to join midway through the semester, keep reading!).
If you take this series and decide to continue attending classes and SAA events, you might consider paying SAA Membership Dues. SAA members save $$$ on series, workshops, special events, and get into regular Wednesday night dances for free! Check out our website for more details: https://swingannarbor.com/membership/
During the middle of the semester:
We encourage you to attend a few beginner drop in classes (8-9pm) to learn some basics before joining the Intro to Lindy Hop series. With the basics under your belt, it will be much easier for you to join Swing I midway through the semester.
We encourage dancers to take AT LEAST one semester’s worth of Swing I before moving on to Swing II.