PNW Dancers 7.jpg
 

CLASSES

Check out the classes we are currently offering below!

**** DUE TO COVID, JULY CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED ****

**** SCHEDULE SHIFTED TO AUGUST ****

All classes are being held in Post Falls, Idaho at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center

until things open up in Spokane more. After clicking on a class to sign up you will pay &

register through the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center.

If you would like to learn more about what each dance style is/looks like please visit our

ABOUT SWING DANCING page

Review videos will no longer be filmed by students after class ends. The instructors will be filming a review of class material & you can find all of them on our Northwest Swing Dance Co. YouTube page.

If you have any questions please contact us!

DUE TO COVID-19

We will not be allowing rotation in classes. You are required to bring a partner to all Group Classes (unless it is described as a SOLO dance class) so please encourage someone you know to sign up as well. Masks are highly encouraged but not required. Class sizes will be limited to keep students 6' apart so register early!

Please keep in mind that classes could be cancelled/postponed at any time due to things constantly changing depending on Coronavirus infection numbers. We highly recommend checking in with us or the Jacklin Arts Center the day of a class to make sure it is still happening. We will do our best to let everyone know if classes do end up being cancelled or postponed. We greatly appreciate your support  & understanding in these crazy times.

TEACHING THIS MONTH:

Clayton Fosberg

Swing 101

Swing Elective: Balboa

Annie Cuentas

Partner Routine

 

TUESDAY DANCE CLASSES

This is the night for Social Swing Dance classes.

  

Swing 101, 102, 103, and Solo Jazz Fitness will be offered every month and not change topics.

The Swing Elective class will change each month giving you different Swing Dance style options.

For details see the class descriptions below.

Solo Jazz Fitness is for all levels and no previous dance experience required.

We recommend completing at least 2 months of our Beginner classes (Swing 101 & 102) before moving on to our Intermediate class (Swing 103). The first time is always challenging, then after the second time your brain and body are ready for the more advanced material of Swing 103. You never want to build on a shaky (dance) foundation!

Solo Jazz Fitness

Get fit and have fun with the sounds of the Swing Era! Follow along with Joel as he tricks you into learning various Vernacular Jazz dance moves and rhythms while burning calories. No partner for this class. We recommend bringing your own water and wear comfy workout clothes.

Day

Time

Dates

TUE

6:30pm

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Level

Dance

Cost

All Levels

Solo Jazz

$40/mo

Swing 101

If you are new to Swing Dancing this is the class to start with. In this 4 week series we will be teaching you the footwork, rhythms, & connection to get you dancing the Jitterbug!

Day

Time

Dates

TUE

7:30pm

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Level

Dance

Cost

Beginner

Jitterbug

$40/mo

Swing 102

If you are going to consider yourself a Swing Dancer, you gotta learn the Lindy Hop! This is a fun 8 count dance that involves swinging your partner out and really feeling the momentum of the dance. 

Day

Time

Dates

TUE

8:30pm

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Level

Dance

Cost

Beginner

Lindy Hop

$40/mo

Swing 103

After you feel comfortable with the fundamentals of Jitterbug & Lindy Hop it's time to challenge yourself and mix the 2 dances together. This will take your social dancing to another level!

Day

Time

Dates

TUE

7:30pm

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Level

Dance

Cost

Intermediate

Lindy Hop + Jitterbug

$40/mo

Swing Elective

The Balboa is a dance that was created because dance floors got so crowded that they had to dance close in order to fit! This 8 count dance makes it effortless to dance to faster tempos. Joel is considered one of the best Balboa teachers in the world so we would recommend taking this class!

Day

Time

Dates

TUE

8:30pm

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Level

Dance

Cost

Beginner

Balboa

$40/mo

WEDNESDAY PERFORMANCE CLASSES

In the Swing Era, there have been amazing routines that have been passed down to every dancer.  This evening is devoted to sharing these routines that we utilize in all our performance opportunities around town, festivals, etc. 

 

All classes are considered intermediate/advanced material for Swing Era classes. 
If you are new, we recommend starting with the Solo Jazz Routines and attending the
Tuesday beginner classes before joining any partner performance classes. 

 

Solo Jazz Routines

This class will focus on the most popular past and current Solo Jazz Routines.

AUGUST:   THE KILLER BOOGIE - a more recent Boogie Woogie style routine made popular by Marcus Koch and his World of Swing video series from Germany. It gained popularity and has been performed every year since then and spread around the world.  So, let's bring the KILLER BOOGIE to the PNW!

SEPTEMBER:  1950s Gigs: The Madison & Blues Brothers Routines - the Madison is a classic 1950s line dance routine that was all the rage.  Joel taught a sequence for Camp Hollywood in 2010 called 'Shake A Tail Feather' featured in the movie The Blues Brothers.  Both can be used to showcase the 1950s at events around town!

Day

Time

Dates

WED

6:30pm

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Level

Dance

Cost

All Levels

Killer Boogie

$40/mo

Partner Routines

Routines from the 'heyday' of the Swing Era showcased by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers and other original dancers/troupes.

JULY:  CA ROUTINE & STOPS - this is the go to routine for any Lindy Hopper troupe in the world.  This routine was used for movie sequences in CA and can be seen in the most iconic Lindy Hop clip from Hellzapoppin'.  The Stops routines were used by a later generation of dancers and shared by Sugar Sullivan, an original Savoy Ballroom dancer.

AUGUST:  LINDY CHORUS - the Lindy Chorus is a choreography passed down to us from Frankie Manning at various workshops around the globe.

Day

Time

Dates

WED

7:30pm

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Level

Dance

Cost

Intermediate

CA Routine

$40/mo

Performance Training

This class will utilize all past material learned while working on new & inspiring routines.

JULY:  "Excellent 8-8s" - a sequence used for Swing Jams or anywhere we need a quick 8-8s.  This will be used for the August session of Lindyhopper's Delight.

AUGUST:  Lindyhopper's Delight - a combination of the classics.  Specifically working on a modified Lindy Chorus and pulling the entire choreography together.  You will need to know CA Routine, Stops I, Lindy Chorus & Excellent 8-8s for this, so be sure to sign up for 7:30pm class if you do not know these!

Day

Time

Dates

WED

8:30pm

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Level

Dance

Cost

Int/Adv

 

Excellent 8-8s

 

$40/mo

DISCOUNTED CLASS PACKAGES

If you see more than one class that you want to take then sign up for one of the following combo packages and you can get them at a discounted rate! Combo packages are for specific nights (i.e. classes on Tuesday AND Wednesday cannot be combined). Challenge yourself and take 3 classes in one night!

 

Choose any 2 of our Tuesday night classes for $70! Your options include: Swing 101, Swing 102, Swing 103, Swing Elective, and Solo Jazz Fitness.

After your purchase, Darla from the JACC will contact you to inquire about which 2 classes you are signing up for.

Save $10 with this combo!

Choose any 3 of our Tuesday night classes for $95! Your options include: Swing 101, Swing 102, Swing 103, Swing Elective, and Solo Jazz Fitness.

After your purchase, Darla from the JACC will contact you to inquire about which 3 classes you are signing up for.

Save $25 with this combo!

Choose any 2 of our Wednesday night classes for $70! Your options include: Solo Jazz Routines, Partner Routines, and Performance Training.

After your purchase, Darla from the JACC will contact you to inquire about which 2 classes you are signing up for.

Save $10 with this combo!

This Combo Package includes all 3 of our Wednesday night classes for $95! The classes included are: Solo Jazz Routines, Partner Routines, and Performance Training.


Save $25 with this combo!

TUESDAY

2 Class Combo

SAVE $10

SAVE $25

SAVE $10

SAVE $25

TUESDAY

3 Class Combo

WEDNESDAY

2 Class Combo

WEDNESDAY

3 Class Combo

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR E-MAIL LIST

and let us know what you're interested in!

arrow&v
The dances I am interesed in are:

© 2020 Northwest Swing Dance Co.  Proudly created by jaxgrafix