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.
November Swing I: Intro to Lindy Hop & Swing Cont’d
Continue adding to your Lindy Hop toolbox this month!
! No partner necessary. Please wear shoes with a smoother, no-grip sole (Keds or Converse will work fine!). This beginner-friendly series will cover the fundamental patterns and shapes of Lindy hop to get you comfortable on the social dance floor while providing the historical and social context for the dance. We will encourage you to dance with new people and try new things in a welcoming and guided environment. Register here!
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.
- Series Price (this is a 3-week series)
- General Admission: $35
- SAA Member: $25
- 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 7-8pm
- Location: Room 268, Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street, 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.