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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Introductory Swing Dance
Tuesdays  Sep 3 - Sep 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Learn the basics of Swing Dance with Terry and Cate. This is the starting point to go on to any style of swing dance, whether Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Shag, or whatever. We will learn the fundamentals, including a six-count basic footwork, techiniques for leading and following, and many cool moves ... enough to  have fun on the dance floor.

    Cost: $40/person for the 4-week series.  No Partner necessary. 

    This is a progressive series, we will learn concepts that build on each other from week to week. Please no drop-ins after the first class without instructor permission.

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

    Please bring a change of clean, non-marking shoes to protect our beautiful wooden dance floor.

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

    Questions? Please contact us at contact@vermontswings.com

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

Beginning Texas 2-step
Wednesdays  Sep 4 - Oct 2
6:30pm - 7:40pm
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    Join Jean Elizabeth and Rich for a 4-week series* on the basics of Texas 2-Step. We will cover the fundamental rhythms and steps of this versatile "traveling" dance, several basic turns and figures, and tips on how to be a great dance partner,

    Texas 2-step is traditionally danced to country/western music, but the lesson and practice music styles will vary so that students will be able to adapt this dance to all kinds of music.

    Cost: $10 general/$8 students with ID for each class, $40 general/$32 students with ID for the 4-week series.

    Class starts at 6:30pm, ends at 7:30pm, and there will be 10 minutes of practice music following the class until 7:40pm.

    *Classes will be on Wednesdays Sept. 4, 11, 18, and October 2. NO CLASS Sept. 25!

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

    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



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Beginning (Slow) Waltz
Wednesdays  Sep 4 - Oct 2
7:45pm - 8:50pm
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    Join Jean Elizabeth for the basics of (Slow) Waltz. In 4 weeks* we will cover the fundamental rhythms and steps of this "traveling" dance, partner connection and frame, and basic turns. This is a great class for first time "waltzers" or a refresh for those who have taken a class before.

    Cost: $10 general/$8 student with ID.

    * Class will be Wednesdays Sept. 4, 11, 18, and Oct. 2 from 7:45-8:45pm, with 10 minutes of practice music at the end of the lesson.  NO CLASS Sept. 25!

    Prerequisite: No dance experience or partner required. Drop-ins after first class require prior instructor approval.

    Requirement: For the benefit of your dancing and our floor, please wear shoes with smooth, non-marking soles (leather or smooth rubber) - you will need to be able to slide your feet for this dance.

    Questions? Please contact us here on Facebook or at contact@vermontswings.com



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