Classes & Workshops

Check out our current and upcoming dance classes listed below. Students taking any weekday class can attend our Weekly Tuesday Practice Session for FREE.


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Switcheroo
Tuesday Aug 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    If you've learned to lead or follow and you're ready for a challenge, its time to switch and see how the other half dances. This class provides a relaxed and playful way for you to learn the "other" part of partner dancing, and how to switch back and forth with a partner who knows both roles as well.

    Pre-requisites: No partner necessary; confidence as a lead or follow with 6-count single or triple footwork.

    Cost: $10 general /$8 student discount w/ ID; free entry into practice session 7:30-9:00pm.

    Please bring clean, soft soled shoes the use for dancing on our beautiful wooden dance floor.

    Questions: Email contact@vermontswings.com

    Diversity affirming community; all are welcome to dance with us!

Jazz It Up! Part 2
Tuesday Aug 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    There are so many options for putting pizzazz in your footwork, we've added another one-time class to learn more jazzy moves and footwork variations. Once we break down the steps, we'll work on putting them into our swing dancing in ways that make the dance more fun for ourselves and our partner.

    Sarah will teach some of her favorite variations, and you'll leave with some ideas for creating variations of your own.

    Cost: $10/class

    Pre-requisite: Familiarity with basic 6-count swing; no partner necessary

    Bring a change of clean, non-marking shoes.

    Questions: Email contact@vermontswings.com

    Vermont Swings is a diversity-affirming community. All are welcome.

Beginner East Coast Swing
Tuesdays  Sep 4 - Sep 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    East Coast Swing has its roots in Lindy Hop, but the basic step is 6-counts, rather than 8-counts.  Professional dance schools of the 1930-40s felt this 6-count version of swing was more accessible to the masses of people wanting to get out and dance to the big bands, and its popularity continued with 1950s rock-n-roll.  East Coast swing is a great place to start if you've never partner danced before.

    Jean Elizabeth will guide you through this 4-week series that covers the basics. You will gain confidence in the basic footwork and rhythm of this dance, and learn about frame and partner connection, all within a variety of fun moves and figures.

    Cost: $10/$8 students for each class or $40/$32 for the 4-week series, FREE entry into the Practice Session. Repeat students $5 per class!

    Prerequsites: No previous dance experience required; these classes are suitable for dancers of all levels.
     
    No partner necessary.

    Please bring a change of clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes to protect your knees and our wooden dance floor.

    Pre-register at http://vermontswings.com/classes.php

    Questions? Please contact us as contact@vermontswings.com

    Vermont Swings is an LGBTQS affirming community. Everyone is welcome to join and experience our dance community.

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