Take your dance to the next level.
Swing in the Springs' teaching group 'FOCUS' offers weekly drop in lessons designed to improve your swing dancing skills.
Our classes break into four major categories: Essentials, Intermediate, Routines, and Special Topics.
Our Essentials beginner series of classes FOCUS on the critical building blocks of swing dancing: Connection and Movement.
These classes will set a foundation of dance skills for you to build upon, and are designed to be revisited as your understanding of these concepts deepens and grows.
- Lindy Swingout Essentials
- Essential Lindy Moves
- Blues Essentials
- Charleston Essentials
- Balboa Essentials
Our Intermediate series of classes FOCUS on building your vocabulary of movement, and infusing your dancing with style and flair.
These classes are built fresh by the instructors every time they are offered in order to continually give our students new material.
See the teacher bios on the right to learn more about our instructors!
- Intermediate Lindy
- Intermediate Blues
- Intermediate Charleston
- Intermediate Balboa
- Intermediate Drag Blues
- Intermediate Tandem Charleston
Our Routines series of classes FOCUS on connecting movement to the music.
In these classes, your instructors will teach a short choreographed dance routine, which you will perform later that night at the dance.
Make sure to ask the instructors which routine they are teaching, it may be a new number, or a chance to master a routine you've already learned!
- Lindy Routines
- Blues Routines
- Balboa Routines
- Jazz Routines
- Charleston Routines
Our Special Topics series of classes FOCUS on filling in the gaps in your dance skill set.
Topics can range all the way from how to best transition partners during a birthday dance to how to do a Suzie-Q.
- Dips and Endings
- Solo Charleston
- Lindy Connection
- Video Critique
- Video Analysis
- Blues Isolations
Workshops and Special Events
Workshops provide a unique opportunity to learn from some very talented guest instructors.
Special Events are dances with either a theme or live band.
Here are some of our upcoming workshops and special events:
- July 8 - Hip Hop with Russell Klimas!
- July 15 - Lindy Hop with Heather Ballew and Kenny Nelson!
- July 15 - Three hour Summer Swings Dance featuring the Hot Club of Pearl Street Band!