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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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.

Intermediate 6-count East Coast Swing Moves
Tuesdays  Oct 2 - Oct 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Terry Bouricius and Cate Lamb will teach some fancy 6-count moves. Classes will be downstairs at the Champlain Club at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm prior to the regular open practice session upstairs.

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

    Cost: $40 per person for the 4-class series or $12/class 

    Bring a change of clean, non-marking shoes.

    Let us know you're coming and pre-register: http://vermontswings.com/classes.php

    Questions: Email contact@vermontswings.com

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

Beginner Texas 2-Step
Thursdays  Oct 4 - Oct 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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    Join Jean Elizabeth and Rich for a 4-week series in the basics of Texas 2-step. We will cover the fundamental rhythms and steps of this versatile "traveling" dance, with tips on partner connection and frame, and several basic turns and figures.
     
    Texas 2-step is traditionally danced to country/western music, but the lesson and practice music styles will vary.

    Cost: $10/$8 students for each class.

    No partner necessary.  Appropriate for all levels of dancer.  This is a dance series; attendance after the first class by instructor approval.

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

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

    Questions? Please contact us as contact@vermontswings.com

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

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