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CLASSES

Check out the classes we are currently offering below!

All classes are being held in Post Falls, Idaho at 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.

We need a minimum of 8 people signed up for each class in order for it to take place. If a class needs to be cancelled for any reason we will contact you & you will be fully refunded for any classes that you have not taken. Please be aware that classes can be cancelled the day of due to unforeseen circumstances because of the virus.

If you have any questions please contact us!

DUE TO COVID-19

By signing up/attending our classes or dances you are taking full responsibility for your health and safety.
You agree that Northwest Swing Dance Co is not liable for COVID-19 nor any other illness.
We will do our best to keep a clean and healthy environment,
yet we can not 100% guarantee that you will not get COVID-19 nor any other illness. 

Please do your part in keeping the dance community healthy by taking your temperature before you attend any class or dance and do not come if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or any other contagious illness.

Masks are not required but we encourage you to do what you want to feel safe.

If you do not want to rotate in class please sign up with a partner and let the instructors know before class starts that you will not be rotating.  We will accommodate students that are rotating and not rotating.

Please keep in mind that classes could be cancelled/postponed at any time due to things constantly changing depending on Coronavirus regulations. We highly recommend checking our website the day of a class to confirm. 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:

TUESDAY 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.

 

If you are new, we recommend starting with the 6:30pm Solo Jazz class and attending theThursday beginner classes before joining any partner performance classes.  

 

The 7:30pm class is considered intermediate/advanced material for Swing Era classes. 

Teacher Training is for those who are ready to share their knowledge & joy of these dances!

See pricing for Tuesday classes below.

 

Solo Jazz Routines

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


OCT:   Stops I and II Jazz

There are three Stops Routines that were done by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers and dancers at The Savoy Ballroom. They primarily incorporate fun solo Lindy Charleston + Vernacular Jazz moves, footwork, & rhythms.

NOV:   Stops II and III Jazz

DEC:  TBD - we will discuss all the classic Jazz Routines and see what we need the most work on for the December session

Day

Time

Dates

TUE

7:00pm

Oct 6, 13, 20, 27

Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec 1, 8, 15, 22

Level

Dance

Cost

All Levels

Stops

$30/mo (Pre-Pay)

$40/mo (Door)

$15/class (Drop In)

Partner Routines

Routines from the 'heyday' of the Swing Era showcased by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers and other original dancers/troupes.  All of these classic partner routines will be utilized in many ways for performances.

The main goal for Oct/Nov/Dec is to have a set "go to" choreography for Lindyhopper's Delight which is a combination of classics:  CA & Stops Routines, Lindy Chorus (modified), and an excellent unique 8-8s.  You will learn all of these the next few months to be ready to perform and share the JOY of Swing Era dancing with the masses.

OCT:  California Routine + Partner 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. 

This routine includes Lindy Hop and Lindy Charleston.

NOV:  Lindy Chorus (Modified) & Excellent 8-8s (or push to DEC)

The Lindy Chorus is a choreography passed down to us from Frankie Manning at various workshops around the globe.

This routine includes Lindy Hop, Lindy Charleston, & Solo Jazz.

DEC:  Finalize Lindyhopper's Delight
We will pull it all together and have the full choreo for LHDelight completed!!!

Day

Time

Dates

TUE

8:00pm

Oct 6, 13, 20, 27

Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec 1, 8, 15, 22

Level

Dance

Cost

Intermediate

CA & STOPS Routines

$30/mo (Pre-Pay)

$40/mo (Door)

$15/class (Drop In)

Teacher Training - 3 Month Series

If you are ready to challenge yourself and take your dancing to higher levels then sign up for our Teacher Training program! Knowledge of the Swing Era dances is highly encouraged but we really just want people that are willing to learn how to teach and are comfortable with public speaking.

Even if you're not ready to teach just yet, these classes break down the dances even more than the Group Classes and give you an amazing understanding of how the dances work for leads & follows!

This will be a 3 month long series (which normally costs $150+) and at the end you will be placed on our teacher roster and able to teach classes for the Northwest Swing Dance Company.  After this series, NWSDCo teaching staff will continue to gather on a monthly basis to keep our skills sharp and discuss community needs.

OCT:  Top 10 Teaching Tips, Keys to Lead/Follow, Lead/Follow 101

NOV:  Breaking it down, "Move" cards, Finishing Sentences

DEC:  Beginner Curriculum Reviews for Jitterbug & Lindy Hop, Teaching/Learning Models

Day

Time

Dates

WED

9:00pm

Oct 6, 13, 20, 27

Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec 1, 8, 15, 22

Level

Dance

Cost

Int/Adv

 

Teacher

Training

 

$30/mo (Pre-Pay)

$40/mo (Door)

$15/class (Drop In)

TUESDAY CLASS PRICING

 

Pay ahead of time through our website and get 4 weeks of any Tuesday night class of your choice for only $30!

All pre-pay amounts are valid until noon on the day of the class/event.

You can still show up to class if you don't get a chance to pre-pay & take the full 4 weeks of any Tuesday class for $40!

If you can't commit to an entire month of classes, choose this option and join us for one night of any one class of your choice!

Want to sign up for more than one class on Tuesday? Save money by purchasing one of our class combos below...

$30

Pre-Pay Price

Door Price

Drop-In Price

Multi-Class

Discount

$40

$15

Varies

THURSDAY CLASSES

This is the night for social Swing Dance classes & dancing!

  

Each week there will be a 7:00pm group class followed by a dance. When you pay for your class on Thursday the dance after is included in the price.

If you are new to swing dancing we recommend signing up for the Beginner Jitterbug class and then staying for the social dance to practice what you learned.

Dancers who are familiar with the basics of 6-count Jitterbug and 8-count Lindy Hop can sign up for our Intermediate Swing class.

If you don't want to rotate in class that's ok!
Please sign up with a partner and inform the instructors before class starts.

See pricing for Thursday classes below.

 

Beginner Jitterbug

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 of 6-count Jitterbug to get you dancing!

 

The cost includes the 1 hour lesson + social dance after.

* Because of Thanksgiving, November's 4 week series will begin on October 29th & because of Christmas there will be a special 3 week series in December.

Day

Time

Dates

THU

7:00pm

Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Nov 5, 12, 19

Dec 3, 10, 17

Level

Dance

Cost

Beginner

Jitterbug

$40/mo (Pre-Pay)

$50/mo (Door)

$15/night (Drop In)

Intermediate Swing

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

The cost includes the 1 hour lesson + social dance after.

* Because of Thanksgiving, November's 4 week series will begin on October 29th & because of Christmas there will be a special 3 week series in December.

Day

Time

Dates

THU

7:00pm

Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Nov 5, 12, 19

Dec 3, 10, 17

Level

Dance

Cost

Intermediate

Mixing

6-count &

8-count

$40/mo (Pre-Pay)

$50/mo (Door)

$15/night (Drop In)

THURSDAY CLASS PRICING

 

Pay ahead of time through our website and get 4 weeks of one Thursday class + dance for only $40!

All pre-pay amounts are valid until noon on the day of the class/event.

If you forgot to pre-pay it's ok! Show up to class & sign up for the full 4 weeks of one Thurs class + the dance for $50!

If you can't commit to an entire month, choose this option and join us for one night of any one class + the social dance!

If you don't feel like taking classes then check out our dance only pass. You get 8 hours of social dancing for $30!

Only valid until noon on the day of the first dance of the month.

$40

Pre-Pay Price

Door Price

Drop-In Price

Social Dance

Pass

$50

$15

$30

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 for a discounted rate.
Challenge yourself and take all 2 or 3 classes in one night, or take it all with our Monthly Pass!!!

 

SAVE $20!

TUESDAY

2 Class Combo

Take any 2 of our Tuesday night classes for a one month series and save $$$!

$70 (Door 2 Class Discount)
$50 (Pre-Pay + 2 Class Discount)
You SAVE $20!

After your purchase, we will contact you to inquire about which 2 classes you are signing up for.

All pre-pay amounts are valid until noon on the day of the 1st class of the month.

SAVE $30!

TUESDAY

3 Class Combo

Take all 3 of our Tuesday night classes for a one month series and save $$$!

$100 (Door 3 Class Discount)
$70 (Pre-Pay + 3 Class Discount)
You SAVE $30!

This incredible deal gets you 12 hours of classes for as little as $5.83 per class.

Great for those ready to train hard!

All pre-pay amounts are valid until noon on the day of the 1st class of the month.

SAVE $50!

Monthly

Pass

For those who want to do it all, we are offering a Monthly Pass which gets you into all of our Tuesday night classes + our Thursday Evening Swing class and social dance.


$150 (Full Door Cost)
$100 (Pre-Pay Monthly Pass Discount)
You SAVE $50

Pre-pay for the Month Pass are valid until noon on the 1st of each month.

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