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.

What class should I take?
Introduction to Swing is a 1 week class to get you oriented to swing dance footwork, rhythms and partner connection.  After that you you should take Beginning Swing for the rest of the month.
Beginning Swing is different every month.  We encourage people to take these classes for 1-6 months.
Other classes expect you to be familiar with the skills learned in Beginning Swing.  If you\'re not sure if you are ready for a class, check in with the instructor or email us to ask.


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Balboa Refresher
Tuesday Jan 31
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Join Eric in this refresher class for those who are already comfortable with dancing a balboa basic with a partner no the social dance floor.  Eric will run through common footwork and patterns. We need at least 8 students to hold the class, so please pre-register on this page to let us know you're interested in attending.  We will notify you if the class is cancelled due to not enough students.  Since this is on a 5th Tuesday, masks are required for all participants who want to attend the social dance after the class.
    Pre-requisite: knowledge and comfort with balboa basic with a partner
    No partner necessary. Please bring smooth-soled shoes or socks to dance in.
    Instructor: Eric Recchia
    Cost: $15

Introduction to Swing - February - Monday
Monday Feb 6
7:30pm - 8:30pm
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    Introduction to Swing is a single session, hour long class for those that are new to swing dancing. It introduces the fundamentals that anyone should first learn when learning to swing dance, such as posture, rhythm, footwork, connection, and history. This is the perfect class to start learning with if you are new to swing, or an excellent class to review the fundamentals if you haven't danced in a while. Once you have completed this Introduction class you can take any of the beginning swing dance classes that get offered by Vermont Swings teachers, including the 3-week beginning swing series starting February 14th. No partner required to register. Note that students can aqttend the open DJ'ed dancing ON TUESDAYS 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at no additional cost.

    NOTE: This MONDAY class is being added to handle the overflow in enrollment in the TUESDAY class and starts at 7:30 instead of the ususal 6:30 Tuesday time.

    Teacher: Terry Bouricius

    Cost: $15 per person (Student with ID $10) 
     
    Prerequisites: none

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

    Pre-register on this page. vaccinations and masking are encouraged, but are no longer required.

    Questions? Please contact us as contact@vermontswings.com or 802-864-8382.

Swing out! - February class
Tuesdays  Feb 7 - Feb 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Come work on the signature move of Lindy Hop! Swing outs are a classic move from the 30's, and a defining part of Lindyhop.  When they are dialed in, the dynamic momentum of swing outs is exhilarating!

    This is a class for people who have some dance experience and are comfortable connecting in closed and open positions and using triple steps in their dancing.  Whether you've worked on swing outs before or they're brand new for you, this class will help you hone your swing out skills.

    Instructor: Luc Cohen-Wanis, Juliana Dixon (2/7, 2/14), Sarah King (2/21, 2/28)
    Cost: $15, $50 (prepay for 4 class series)

Introduction to Swing - February - Tuesday
Tuesday Feb 7
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    DUE TO LIMITED ROOM CAPACITY, REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS COURSE. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AND WILL BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST. Due to demand, we are offering an additional Monday night Introduction to Swing and Beginning Swing course this month, taught by Terry Bouricius. Please register for that course separately on this page.

    IF YOU REGISTER FOR THE TUESDAY CLASS AT THIS POINT YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IF ANY SPACES BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE ORDER THAT YOU REGISTERED. WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMODATE COUPLES/FRIENDS REGISTERING TOGETHER THAT ARE WAITLISTED WHEN POSSIBLE, PLEASE NOTE WHO YOU ARE REGISTERING WITH IF REGISTERING WITH OTHER STUDENTS.


    Introduction to Swing is a single session, hour long class for those that are new to swing dancing. It introduces the fundamentals that anyone should first learn when learning to swing dance, such as posture, rhythm, footwork, connection, and history. This is the perfect class to start learning with if you are new to swing, or an excellent class to review the fundamentals if you haven't danced in a while. Once you have completed this Introduction class you can take any of the beginning swing dance classes that get offered by Vermont Swings teachers, including the 3-week beginning swing series starting February 14th. No partner required to register. Note that students can aqttend the open DJ'ed dancing 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at no additional cost.

    NOTE: Because this class will be in the smaller room, REGISTRATION IS LIMITED and should be done online on this website. If there is excess demand a separeate class may be announced for Monday in February.

    Teacher: Eric Recchia

    Cost: $15 per person (Student with ID $10) 
     
    Prerequisites: none

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

    Pre-register on this page. vaccinations and masking are encouraged, but are no longer required.

    Questions? Please contact us as contact@vermontswings.com

Beginning Swing - February - Mondays
Mondays  Feb 13 - Feb 27
7:30pm - 8:30pm
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    This class is for students who have already taken the Introduction to Swing (Feb 6 or 7) class at Vermont Swings, or another beginning level swing dance course. This class is appropriate for beginning level swing students with any amount of experience, whether they've been dancing for one week or two years. We will learn classic moves, drill and reinforce technique, posture, and connection, and have a lot of fun!

    The separate first Monday or Tuesday class (Introduction to Swing) on February 6th or 7th is a single session, hour long class for those that are new to swing dancing. It introduces the fundamentals that anyone should first learn when learning to swing dance, such as posture, rhythm, footwork, connection, and history.

    The following three Mondays (Feb. 13, 20 and 27) are a progressive beginning swing class where beginning level students can reinforce the concepts introduced in the Introduction to Swing class (posture, rhythm, footwork, connection, etc), as well as learn common moves. For this class students are expected to attend all three weeks as this is not a drop-in class, unless you are a comfortable beginning level swing dancer and have taken several classes at Vermont Swings or another swing dance studio, and have instructor approval ahead of time.

    NOTE: This MONDAY series is being offerred to handle the overflow from the regular TUESDAY classes in February, and starts at the non-standard time of 7:30 pm.

    No partner required to register. 

    Teacher: Terry Bouricius

    Cost: $40 per person for the 3-week series or $15 per class (Student with ID $10) 
     
    Prerequisites: the Introduction to swing class, previously taken another beginner swing class, or instructor approval

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

    Pre-register on this page. Vaccinations and masking are encouraged, but are no longer required.

    Questions? Please contact us as contact@vermontswings.com or 802-864-8382

Beginning Swing - February - Tuesdays
Tuesdays  Feb 14 - Feb 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    This class is for students who have already taken the Introduction to Swing class (Feb 7)  at Vermont Swings, or another beginning level swing dance course. This class is appropriate for beginning level swing students with any amount of experience, whether they've been dancing for one week or two years. We will learn classic moves, drill and reinforce technique, posture, and connection, and have a lot of fun!

    The separate first Tuesday class (Introduction to Swing) on February 7th is a single session, hour long class for those that are new to swing dancing. It introduces the fundamentals that anyone should first learn when learning to swing dance, such as posture, rhythm, footwork, connection, and history.

    The following three Tuesdays (Feb. 14, 21 and 28) are a progressive beginning swing class where beginning level students can reinforce the concepts introduced in the Introduction to Swing class (posture, rhythm, footwork, connection, etc), as well as learn common moves. For this class students are expected to attend all three weeks as this is not a drop-in class, unless you are a comfortable beginning level swing dancer and have taken several classes at Vermont Swings or another swing dance studio, and have instructor approval ahead of time.

    NOTE: Because this class will be in the smaller room, REGISTRATION IS LIMITED and should be done online on this website. If there is enough interest a separate beginning series may be announced for Mondays in February.

    No partner required to register. 

    Teacher: Eric Recchia

    Cost: $40 per person for the 3-week series or $15 per class (Student with ID $10) 
     
    Prerequisites: the Introduction to swing class, previously taken another beginner swing class, or instructor approval

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

    Pre-register on this page. Vaccinations and masking are encouraged, but are no longer required.

    Questions? Please contact us as contact@vermontswings.com

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