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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Beyond Basics of Beginning Swing in Vergennes - February
Thursdays  Feb 8 - Feb 29
6:30pm - 8:30pm
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    STARTS 2nd WEEK of FEBRUARY!

    This class is a great follow up to Beginning Swing or someone who hasn’t danced swing in a while but remembers the basic steps and rhythm and needs a refresher.  We'll learn new moves, play with musicality, and continue refining partner connection and personal expression to keep dancing fun and interesting.  No Partner necessary, but you should know 6-count swing footwork.

    Swing dance lessons will be from 6:30-7:30pm, then open dancing from 7:30-8:30pm.

    Class descriptions, Cost and Registration is through the Vergennes Parks & Rec.
    https://vergennesvt.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30045


    Teacher: Jean Elizabeth and Rich
    Location: Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St, Vergennes, VT 05491
    Cost: $55 non-resident/$50 resident for 4-weeks; $5/week for just the dance (included in lesson)

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

    Questions?  Email contact@vermontswings.com



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Country 2-step - March
Mondays  Mar 4 - Mar 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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    Country 2-step or Texas 2-step, is a 6-count partner dance (confused by the numbers already? It's not as bad as it seems) that travels around the outside of the dance floor.  There are variations of the 2-step, and we'll teach the style that is similar to single step 6-count swing (its okay if you don't know what this means, all will be revealed).  This class is great if you've never danced before or if you've taken other dance classes.  Along with the basic steps, rhythm and partner connection, we'll learn how to smoothly transition from 2-step into swing and back again by the end of this 4-week series.  We'll use both country and rock-n-roll music to kick up our heels and dance!

    Please give yourself 10-15 minutes before class time to find parking off Crowley St., change your shoes, and get checked in and perhaps warm-up a bit before class starts.

    No partner or dance experience needed.

    Register on this page to let us know you're coming!

    Teachers: Jean Elizabeth and Rich

    Cost: $15/week ($10 student) or $50 ($30 for student) for series if paid at the first class.

    Shoes: While leather-soled western boots are traditional footwear, any clean, non-marking, smooth soled shoes are appropriate to wear on our wooden dance floor.

    Parking: Please park on North Ave or other side streets, as we like to be good neighbors and leave parking on Crowley to residents of that street.

Intermediate Lindy Hop - drop in MONDAY night
Mondays  Mar 4 - Mar 25
7:15pm - 8:15pm
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    Looking to level up your Lindy Hop? Luc and Olga are teaching four (4) drop-in Intermediate Lindy Hop courses in March on Mondays at 7:15pm. 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!

Continuing Lindy Hop - March
Tuesdays  Mar 5 - Mar 26
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Tune up and embellish your swing outs!  If you took Lindy Hop Fundamentals in February, 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: Sarah King and Jake Ryder
    Prerequisite: Intro to Lindy Hop class or ability to do 8 count footwork, including a swing out and lindy circle

Beginning Swing - March
Tuesdays  Mar 5 - Mar 26
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.


Beginning Swing in Moretown - March
Thursdays  Mar 7 - Mar 28
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Beginning Swing - April
Tuesdays  Apr 2 - Apr 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Let's get you out on the dance floor!

    In this class you'll get an idea of how people communicate, play and have fun while swing dancing!  You'll also practice the basics of connection and 6 count footwork.  This class is great for beginning level swing students with any amount of experience, whether you've been dancing for 1 week or 1 year.  We'll make sure to do something a bit different than last month so there will be something new for everyone! Please pre-register using the form on this page.

    Teacher: Michael and Christiana
    Location: North Star Community Hall upstairs Ballroom
    Cost: $15/$10 for students per week, $50/40 for the 4 week series

    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.

Swing Charleston - April
Tuesdays  Apr 2 - Apr 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Swing style Charleston is a key variant commonly mixed into both six-count and 8-count swing styles. This is a four-week series, rather than a drop-in class. Because it will be in the smaller downstairs room registration is limited, and pre-registration using the form on this page is necessary to ensure a spot.

    Teacher: Juliana
    Location: North Star Community Hall downstairs
    Cost: $15/$10 for students per week, $50/40 for the 4 week series

    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.

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