CLASS SCHEDULE -
September classes begin on September 5, the same night as the Swing Syndicate’s Back to School Dance.
Where - At The Fed (the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs).
When - Classes start at 7 pm and at 8 pm
Thursdays at the Fed in 4-week series, starting the first week each month.
there are no Four On The Floor classes in August.
Please scroll to the bottom to see the September schedule.
NOTE TO NEWCOMERS - Beginner level classes are at both 7 and 8 pm.
7:00 pm - Collegiate Shag 1.
8:00 pm - Swing Dancing Level 2 and Lindy 1 and Balboa 1
Introduction to Swing Dancing is now the free, one-off class taught by the Syndicate every Thursday at 8 pm.
Also, Introduction to Swing Dancing by Four On The Floor instructors is taught every Wednesday at 7 pm at The White Horse Saloon at 405 Comal Street.
Click on any class title to see full Class Descriptions.
SEPTEMBER CLASS SCHEDULE
Lindy Two with Laura and Matt
September 5 - Getting Your Lindy Game On
Refresher and upgrade on the Lindy 1 fundamentals, plus Styling for leads and follows; plus, the Lead’s Go-Under Swingout, Follow’s Swivels and Lead’s Sweeps, (if time) Frankie’s Around the World
September 12 - Lindy Variations
Review last week; Sushi (swingout variation), Texas Tommy (swingout variation)
September 19 - Lindy Variations
Review last week; Cross-hand leads (swing out variations), Mini-Dip
September 26 - Fun and Flashy
Review Previous week: Kick-through Charleston, or Hand-to-Hand Charleston, plus, more by teacher’s choice
Lindy Three with Grace Durant and Kevin Nguyen
(the Georgian Room)
Prerequisite - Completion of Lindy 2.
January Topic - Musicality and Expression
Keli and Kevin focus on the heart of adding more style to your Lindy Hop - Musicality. In this month, they focus on helping the students to express their own feelings about the music as they dance.
This is all part of helping the students to find their individual voices in Lindy Hop, as they learn how to tailor patterns to fit the songs they dance to, how to style in response to what they hear in the music. In other words, the students express what they hear in the music.
Collegiate Shag - Level 1, with
Amanda and Zach
Pre-requisite - Some experience in swing dancing.
Collegiate Shag is a 6-count swing dance characterized by fast feet movement and arms held high in the air. You’ll see it in the Austin nightclubs that play hot jazz and uptempo swing. Unlike Carolina Shag, this dance is happy and energetic. In Shag 1, we cover the basic steps and positions, pulse and some core moves like "Arch Turns", "Breaks" and "Collegiate Kicks". This class has two full series of fresh material, and we recommend taking them both before moving to Shag 2. We love social dancing, and our goal is always to have you social dancing by the end of the first class. Come see why people love it so much!
with Jennifer Reed and Matt Mitchell
(the Art Gallery)
Level - For Intermediate, intermediate-advanced, and advanced dancers who have taken the full Balboa A series or previously were Balboa 3 students.
After you have Balboa A basics down tight, your instructor can advise you about moving on to Balboa B. This course focus - Fundamentals, enhancing the lead-follow dynamic, Exploring classic Balboa movements, and learning to create your own, plus themes of flow, musicality, and timing.
Collegiate Shag - Level 2, with Amanda and Zach
Once you've moved up to Shag 2, we start leveling up your Shag skills. We will move into 4 and 8-count moves, variations on things you already know, and might practice at higher tempos. Like Shag 1, this class has two full series of new material and is always changing as we experiment with things we know and love about the dance. Come learn, meet new friends and get inspired!
Swing Dancing - Level 2
with Grace Durant and Tyler Gilett
(the Georgian Room)
Pre-Requisite - Intro to Swing class, and some social dance experience.
Swing 2 will expand the vocabulary of the newcomer with more patterns and stylings, combined with the needed work on lead-and- follow as well as dance movement. Students will also learn how to use the triple-step in their dancing. The class also includes basic side-by-side Charleston.
Lindy One with Laura and Matt
(the Art Gallery)
Pre-requisite - Swing Dancing - Level 2, or the equivalent (please see the class description)..
Week 1, The Swing-Out. That’s right - we start with what you all want to learn,
Week 2, Review of the Swing Out; add Lindy Circle and Swing-out from closed.
Weeks 3 , We review previous material to improve technique; add SWIVEL stylings for the follows, and how to mix Charleston in, too.
Week 4 - Review the 1st 3 weeks, and add the first Lindy Hop variations.
with Jennifer Reed and Kevin Wang
Level - For brand-spanking-new dancers, new-to-Balboa dancers, and beginner-intermediates.
Class Description - Balboa is a beautiful dance that is wrapped in close,done with small, graceful steps, shuffles and turns. Students will learn the foundation movements of the dance - enough moves to dance a whole song. Vocabulary includes closed-position basics, Lollies, Toss-outs, ad-libs, and classic Bal-Swing patterns.
The Weekly Austin Swing Syndicate Dance (the Ballroom)
Cost of admission - $5, if taking classes that same night.
October Class Schedule
October Classes Begin October 3 (class dates: October 3, 10, 17 & 24. No classes on Halloween)
7:00 pm Classes:
Collegiate Shag 1
8:00 pm Classes:
Swing Dancing - Level 2 (pre-requisite for Lindy 1, Collegiate Shag 1 and Balboa 1)
Collegiate Shag 2