Classes & Workshops


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


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Swing Rueda!
Wednesdays  Feb 5 - Feb 26
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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    LIMITED SPACE - REQUIRES PRE-REGISTRATION! Pre-register on this page.

    Swing “Rueda" (Spanish for “wheel”) is a social Lindy Hop dance done in a circle.  It was adapted from Salsa Rueda around 2001 for swing dancers. Done in a circle, Swing Rueda employs fast partner exchanges and a laundry list of Lindy Hop moves done to calls from the leader (its not choreographed, rather it relies on dancers to know a variety of moves). It’s a fun way to get really good at essential Lindy Hop moves and experience unison group dancing. 

    View a demonstration of Swing Rueda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OmgDn1lCXk 

    This is for advanced dancers, which means...
    Prerequisites: One year of eight count Lindy Hop and solid knowledge of the Swing Out, appreciation of some chaos and a willingness to endure detailed drills!

    This class will be taught by Lorilee Schoenbeck, with Rebecca Brookes and Jean Elizabeth Shockley assisting.

    LIMITED SPACE: Maximum 6 leads and 6 follows. Pre-register on this page.

    This class is progressive and each week will build upon the previous week's content; no drop-ins after the first class without the instructor's permission.

    Cost: $40 general/$32 student for the 4-week series (can be paid $10/$8 per week)

    Please bring a change of clean, no/low-tread, non-marking shoes to protect your knees and our wooden floor.

    Questions? Please contact us at contact@vermontswings.com

    Diversity dances at Vermont Swings - everyone is welcome to join and experience our dance community.



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Beginning Texas 2-step
Thursdays  Feb 6 - Feb 27
7:00pm - 8:15pm
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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 7:00pm, ends at 8:00pm, and there will be 15 minutes of practice music following the class until 8:15pm.

    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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Guided Practice
Tuesday Mar 3
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Bring your questions about all things dance, and our awesome Vermont Swings instructors are here to provide answers and support. Whether its East Coast, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Texas 2-Step, perhaps even Blues, Balboa or Collegiate Shag, we're here to help! One-on-one instruction or in small groups depending on who shows up and what your questions are, here's your chance to get some tips from the experts!

     
    The cost is $10 and no prerequisites or partner needed.

    Please bring a change of clean, no/low-tread, non-marking shoes to protect your knees and our wooden floor.

    Questions? Please contact us at contact@vermontswings.com

    Diversity dances at Vermont Swings - everyone is welcome to join and experience our dance community.



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Beyond Texas 2-Steps Basics
Thursdays  Mar 5 - Mar 26
7:00pm - 8:15pm
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    So you have Texas 2-step basics down and now you're thirsty for more!  Jean Elizabeth and Rich will provide you with more great moves and figures that will make heads turn next time you step out on the town for some "dancing in the wild."

    No partner necessary, but you MUST have taken Beginner Texas 2-step prior to this class.

    This is a class series - please, no drop-ins after the first class.

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

    Class starts at 7:00pm, ends at 8:00pm, and there will be 15 minutes of practice music following the class until 8:15pm.

    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 Lindy Hop
Tuesdays  Mar 10 - Mar 31
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Learn the basics of Lindy Hop with John and Sarah! Lindyhop is the original form of swing dancing - a street dance born of the rhythms of the late 1920's through 1940's. It is a vehicle to share joy and connection without ever saying a word. This energetic class will liven up your week - creativity encouraged!

    Prerequsites: Must have taken at least four hours of beginning swing and know the six-count basic footwork, including triple-steps; please contact the instructors if you aren't sure that you meet the pre-reqs for this class.

    Cost: $40/person for the 4-week series. No drop-ins without instructor approval.

    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 the instructors: sarahofvt at gmail dot com (replace "at" with @ and "dot" with .)

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

Beginning Swing
Tuesdays  Mar 10 - Mar 31
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    LIMITED SPACE - REQUIRES PRE-REGISTRATION! 

    Miss the January class? Need a refresher? Want to learn a new role? Learning to swing dance is great for both increasing joy and fitness in your life! This class is an introduction to swing dance, also known as Jitterbug, Rock'n'Roll, 6-count/East Coast Swing, a fun and energetic social dance, which was created by African-Americans during the Harlem Renaissance of 1920-40s Jazz and Big Band Era, and is also danced to 1950s rock'n'roll through contemporary music.

    Michael will teach the basic footwork and rhythm, as well as individual and partner skills and connection within a variety of moves. The goal of this class is to have you dancing with confidence in any social dance setting from clubs to weddings, and wherever music can be found! It is also the first step to prepare you for taking other swing dance classes, such as Lindy Hop, Charleston or higher level swing classes requiring this foundation.

    This class is progressive and each week will build upon the previous week's content; no drop-ins after the first class without the instructor's permission.

    Singles and couples alike are welcome, no partner or previous dance experience necessary. This class is suitable for dancers of all levels: If you've taken this class before as a follow or lead, try taking it as the other role!

    Cost: $40 general/$32 student for the 4-week series (can be paid $10/$8 per week) and includes FREE entry into the weekly Practice Session after the class.

    Please bring a change of clean, no/low-tread, non-marking shoes to protect your knees and our wooden floor.

    Questions? Please contact us at contact@vermontswings.com

    Diversity dances at Vermont Swings - everyone is welcome to join and experience our dance community.

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