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?
Beginning Swing is different every month.  You will learn swing dance footwork, rhythms and partner connection, and we will build your dance skills throughout the 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 are not sure if you are ready for a class, check in with the instructor or email us to ask.  Our other classes include a rotation of Lindy Hop Fundamentals, Continuing Lindy Hop and Special Topics (like Charleston, Collegiate Shag or Solo Jazz)


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Monday Intermediate Lindy Hop - May
Mondays  May 6 - May 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Looking to level up your Lindy Hop? Luc and Juliana are teaching four Intermediate Lindy Hop courses in May on Mondays at 6:30pm. Through lindyhop patterns and working with different tempos these classes will focus on improving quality of movement, connection and dancing at faster speeds. 


    The prerequisites for this course include:
    - You can comfortably demonstrate at 140 beats per minute the skills presented in both Lindyhop Fundamentals (level 1) and Continuing Lindyhop (level 2): Open basic, circle, swingout, arm tension, partner connection, and some common beginning moves such as passes, tuck turns, etc. 
    - You are comfortable flowing between 6 and 8 count
    - You have an into-level understanding of musicality and how it applies to dance 
    To meet these skills, you have likely been dancing Lindy Hop for at least 6 months, possibly a 1 year or more. Unsure if you are ready? Ask a VT Swing Instructor to check in, we’d love to help you find the best fit!

Monday Performance Class - May
Mondays  May 6 - May 27
7:30pm - 8:30pm
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    Luc Cohen-Wanis and Juliana Dixon are excited to offer a Performance Class this May at the North Star Community Hall!!

    This will be a Level 3 - Intermediate* course focusing on performance dance, partner and team connection, choreography, and how to bring this art form to an audience.
    Mondays 7:30 - 8:30, May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, immediately following the Intermediate Lindy Class (*Discounts available for those who sign up for both classes)
    Signups must be in Lead-Follow pairs, 4 couple minimum for the class to run. To sign up - contact us here, or register on the Vermont Swings website.

    *The prerequisites for this course include:
    You can comfortably demonstrate at 140 beats per minute the skills presented in both Lindyhop Fundamentals (level 1) and Continuing Lindyhop (level 2):
    Open basic, circle, swingout, arm tension, partner connection, and some common beginning moves such as passes, tuck turns, etc.
    You are comfortable flowing between 6 and 8 count
    You have an into-level understanding of musicality and how it applies to dance
    To meet these skills, you have likely been dancing Lindy Hop for at least 6 months, possibly a 1 year or more. Unsure if you are ready? Ask a VT Swing Instructor to check in, we’d love to help you find the best fit!

Beginning Swing - May REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR NEW STUDENTS
Tuesdays  May 7 - May 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Let's get you out on the dance floor!

    In this class you'll learn the basics for all styles of swing dancing.  You'll practice the basics of lead and follow connection and 6 count footwork and learn everything you need to get moving to the big band and swing, early rock and roll, and contemporary swing music.  This class is great for beginning level swing students with any amount of experience (or no experience).  We'll make sure to do something a bit different than last month so there will be something new for repeating studnets too! No partner necessary.

    Details:
    Cost: $15/$10 for students, $50/$40 for the 4-week series
    Teacher: Eric and Jessie

    Please pre register using the form at the top right of this page.
    Bring clean shoes that won't track in grit or leave black heel marks. Parking is limited, so plan to park on nearby streets and walk tothe North Start Hall at 20 Crowley Street.

Lindy Hop Fundamentals - May - REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR FOLLOWS
Tuesdays  May 7 - May 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Registration for this class is FULL FOR FOLLOWS.  There is still SPACE FOR LEADS.  

    Come work on the signature move of Lindy Hop! Swing outs are a classic move from the 30's, and a defining part of Lindy Hop. When they are dialed in, the dynamic momentum of swing outs is exhilarating!

    This class is a four-week series focused on learning and developing the fundamental moves and technique of Lindy Hop - the swing out and circle, and basic variations. 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. We highly recommend dancers take this class several times to build a strong lindy hop foundation. Or if you’ve been dancing for years, this a great opportunity for a tune up!

    Prerequisite: 4-5 months of beginning swing, or instructor approval. You should be comfortable with the triple step, the basics of swing partner connection, and common moves like an underarm pass or tuck turn.

    Details
    Teachers: Luc Cohen-Wanis and Olga Parshina
    Location: North Star Community Hall
    Cost: $15/$10 for students, $50/$40 for the 4-week series 

    Please bring a change of clean, non-marking shoes to protect our wooden dance floor.
    Pre-register on this page.
    Questions? Please contact us as contact@vermontswings.com

Monday Intermediate Lindy Hop - June
Mondays  Jun 3 - Jun 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Looking to level up your Lindy Hop? Brad and Eva are teaching four Intermediate Lindy Hop courses in June on Mondays at 6:30pm. Through lindyhop patterns and working with different tempos these classes will focus on improving quality of movement, connection and dancing at faster speeds. 


    The prerequisites for this course include:
    - You can comfortably demonstrate at 140 beats per minute the skills presented in both Lindyhop Fundamentals (level 1) and Continuing Lindyhop (level 2): Open basic, circle, swingout, arm tension, partner connection, and some common beginning moves such as passes, tuck turns, etc. 
    - You are comfortable flowing between 6 and 8 count
    - You have an into-level understanding of musicality and how it applies to dance 
    To meet these skills, you have likely been dancing Lindy Hop for at least 6 months, possibly a 1 year or more. Unsure if you are ready? Ask a VT Swing Instructor to check in, we’d love to help you find the best fit!

Beginning Swing - June
Tuesdays  Jun 4 - Jun 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Let's get you out on the dance floor!

    In this class you'll learn the basics of swing dancing.  You'll get moving to big band and swing music, learn how to communicate through lead and follow connection and get lots of practice with 6 count footwork.  This class is great for beginning level swing students with any amount of experience (or no experience).  We'll make sure to do something a bit different than last month so there will be something new for repeating students too!

    For new dancers, this is a series class.  Please plan to start June 4 and come the whole month!  People who have taken Beginning Swing before are welcome to drop in any week to learn some new things and hone your dance skills.  No partner necessary.

    Details:
    Cost: $15/$10 for students, $50/$40 for the 4-week series
    Teacher: Sarah and Christianna

    Please pre register using the form at the top right of this page.
    Bring clean shoes that won't track in grit or leave black heel marks. Parking is limited, so plan to park on nearby streets and walk to the North Start Hall at 20 Crowley Street.

Continuing Lindy Hop - June
Tuesdays  Jun 4 - Jun 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Tune up and embellish your swing outs!  If you took Lindy Hop Fundamentals and felt comfortable with what you learned, then this is the right class for you.  You should know the eight-count footwork and be able to do a swing out from open, swing out from closed and lindy circle.  We'll build your repertoire of Lindy Hop moves while focusing in on the connection and musicality that make this dance so much fun.

    This class will be in the smaller downstairs Oak Room, so there will be a limit to class size.   Pre-registration is necessary to assure a spot.   Please notify us if you register, and find that you won't be able to attend so we can open your spot to another student. 

    Details:
    *Prior approval needed to take this as a drop-in class
    Cost: Cost: $15/$10 for students, $50/$40 for the 4-week series 
    Instructors: Luc Cohen-Wanis and Eva Dixon
    Prerequisite: Intro to Lindy Hop class or ability to do 8 count footwork, including a swing out and lindy circle

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