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 Foundations
Tuesdays  Sep 6 - Sep 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Jump start your swing dancing this fall!  

     
    This "foundations" class will strengthen your swing dancing, a flashy, fun, versatile dance style from the 1940's. This class will be a bit more fast paced than our "Beginning Swing" series.  It's great for new dancers who pick up movement quickly or are ready to jump in with both feet, and for more experienced dancers who want to solidify foundational dance skills like footwork and partner connection.
     
    Swing dance is a street dance – it is a vehicle to share joy and connection with people and music alike. Come ready to move, and leave your worries at the door. 
     
    Teacher: Juliana Dixon
    Location: Champlain club (upstairs)
    Cost: $15
    FREE entry into the Practice Session following class.
     
    You can pre-register at https://vermontswings.com/classes.php
     
    Please bring a change of clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes to protect our wooden dance floor.
    Proof of vaccination is required. Masks are also required. We want to protect each other.
    Vermont Swings is an LGBTQS affirming community. Everyone is welcome to join and experience our dance community
     

Westie Foundations and Evolutions - 802 Westie Collective
Wednesdays  Sep 7 - Sep 28
7:00pm - 9:00pm
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    802 Westie Collective is a new West Coast Swing organization in the area, and we're grateful to VT Swings for letting us post events on this page!  

    Already a West Coast Swing Dancer? Hungry for more? This will be an intentionally multi-level class that will go beyond the basics to expand your versatility as a West Coast Swing dancer. Recommended for beginners and experienced dancers alike! New dancers should have completed at least one month of the Basics class.

    Teacher: Bridget Fischer

    Schedule:
    6:45pm: Doors open
    7-8pm: West Coast Swing lesson
    8-9pm Social dancing

    Pricing:
    3 weeks of classes and social dancing: $40 / $35 with student ID
    OR
    Weekly drop in for class and social dance: $15 general admission / $12 with student ID

    Please preregister here! https://forms.gle/xYuCGNo8opJdRbbA8

    Please bring a change of clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes to protect the wooden dance floor. Clean socks will work in a pinch!
    Bring your ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster to show at the door. This will be a fully vaccinated, mask-required dancing environment.  

    Please park on North Avenue or other side street and leave Crowley Street available for our neighbors. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    The Champlain Club, Vermont Swings, and 802 westie Collective is an LGBTQ+ space and welcomes all. 



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West Coast Swing Basics - 802 Westie Collective
Wednesdays  Sep 7 - Sep 28
7:00pm - 9:00pm
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    802 Westie Collective is a new West Coast Swing organization in the area, and we're grateful to VT Swings for letting us post events on this page! 

    Are you brand new to West Coast Swing? This is the place to start!
    For this 4-week long series of classes, we will be teaching the basics of West Coast Swing to get you moving and grooving to your favorite song! No experience or partner necessary!
    You're welcome to take this class more than once, because these "basics" are the building blocks of all the other moves in this dance.

    LIMITED SPACE: Please preregister here to ensure your spot for this month.
    https://forms.gle/ALMCdASDKd2y7ATP9

    Teacher: Adam Franco

    Schedule:
    6:45pm: Doors open
    7-8pm: Basics lesson
    8-9pm Social dancing

    Pricing:
    Full month of classes and social dancing: $50 general admission / $40 with student ID
    OR
    Weekly drop in for class and social dance: $15 general admission / $12 with student ID

    Please bring a change of clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes to protect the wooden dance floor. Clean socks will work in a pinch!
    Bring your ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster to show at the door. This will be a fully vaccinated, mask-required dancing environment.  

    Please park on North Avenue or other side street and leave Crowley Street available for our neighbors. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    The Champlain Club, Vermont Swings, and 802 westie Collective is an LGBTQ+ space and welcomes all.



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Jazz Up Your Swing: Fancy Footwork and Turns
Tuesdays  Oct 4 - Oct 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Add some flair to your swing dancing with an array of cool moves and fancy footwork. Terry Bouricius, who has been teaching swing dancing for nearly 40 years will teach both leads and follows a range of material to spice up your dancing. As a prerequisite, students should be comfortable with either 6-count swing basics or Lindy Hop. No partner necessary to enroll.

    Instructors: Terry Bouricius
    Location: Champlain Club, Oak Room (downstairs)
    Cost: $15 per class or $50 for all 4 weeks /$10 per class with valid Student ID (includes social dance after class)

    Let us know you're coming and pre-register at https://vermontswings.com/classes.php.
    Please bring a change of clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes to protect your knees and our wooden dance floor.
    Please park on North Avenue or other side street and leave Crowley Street available for our neighbors. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    Questions? Email terrybour@gmail.com
     

Introduction to Swing Dance
Tuesdays  Oct 4 - Oct 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Start again from the beginning or start for the first time.  This beginning swing class will build a solid understanding of footwork, partner connection, and how to listen to the music as a dancer. This will be a slower moving class focused on deeper understanding.

    Teacher: Juliana Dixon

    Location: Champlain club (upstairs)

    Cost: $15 per class or $50 for the 4-class series. Students with ID $10 perclass. FREE entry into the Practice Session following each class. 

    Please bring a change of clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes to protect our wooden dance floor. Proof of vaccination is required. Masks are encouraged, but no longer required as of October 1st. Vermont Swings is an LGBTQS affirming community. Everyone is welcome to join and experience our dance community

     
    Let us know you're coming and pre-register at https://vermontswings.com/classes.php.
    Please bring a change of clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes to protect your knees and our wooden dance floor.

    Please park on North Avenue or other side street and leave Crowley Street available for our neighbors. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    Questions? Email contact@vermontswing.com

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