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Beginner Dance Classes - Swing, Charleston, Tap & Blues

Beginner Dance Classes - Swing, Charleston, Tap & Blues

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When:

  • Mon 7 Aug, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:

Full Swing Vintage Dance Studio, Level 1 - 80 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Website:

Full Swing

Never danced before and want to give it a go? Been dancing for a while but never tried vintage styles?

Come and try our beginner dance classes at Full Swing! We teach at complete beginner level right up to advanced. That means, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor, our classes are for you!

We've got loads of dance classes on every night of the week at either 6pm or 7:15pm, so what are you waiting for? Check out the dance styles below:

The next block starts on the week of August 7th, and runs for 6 weeks.
$90 for a six-week block, or $75 if you are a student.

You can also buy a six-week pass that enables you to come to as many different classes in one block as you like for just $240.

Register here for our next block: https://fullswing.azurewebsites.net/#/block-enrolment
See our website for more information: www.fullswing.co.nz

We teach six different styles that you can sign up for - from Beginner to Advanced.
- Lindy Hop (Swing)
- Charleston
- Blues
- Balboa
- Tap
- Hip Hop

Lindy Hop:
When someone says “swing dance”, Lindy Hop is likely what they’ve got in mind – the energetic partner dance from the old films with great hair and even greater dance steps! Lindy Hop is fun and irreverent, a dance with dynamics and a strong focus on lead and follow. Come by yourself or with a partner!

Check out this video to see what Lindy Hop looks like: https://youtu.be/18IkHPqY1nU

Charleston:
The roaring twenties were a decade of decadence, rebellion, glamour and change – and at the forefront, leading the way was the Charleston. It was the biggest dance craze in history, the Charleston turned all the accepted rules of dance upside down and inside out; with wild limbs flying in all directions and knees knocked, the dance was seen as wild, thrilling, rebellious, and even dangerous – but all that aside, it’s a heck of a lot of fun!

Check out this video to see what Charleston looks like: https://youtu.be/BI9qWXRxr-E

Blues
Blues dancing evolved directly alongside blues music at the turn of the century 1910s and 1920s, and takes its character from the driving rhythms, the lazy syncopation and the relaxed pace of the music it came out of.
Check out this video to see what Blues looks like: https://youtu.be/bTHs_Xss4KE

Balboa:
In the ballrooms of 1930s Balboa Island, California, the jazz was fast and hot, and the floors were packed. With beats per minute sitting high and space per person at a premium, Balboa was born: an energetic dance with intricate footwork, a close connection and elegant lines, and all of the fun and swing style that the teenagers of the 30s loved to play with!

Check out this video to see what Balboa looks like: https://youtu.be/Imf35_aOcP0

Tap:
What could be better than stomping your feet and making a lot of noise? Stomping your feet and making a lot of noise with style! The iconic dance of vaudeville and musicals, tap dancing is one of the most widely recognised, entertaining and above all fun styles of dance around. Come along and follow in the footsteps of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers by learning to tap! The six week block course will cover the basic steps and sounds, along with balance, rhythm and musicality.
Check out this video to see what Tap looks like: https://youtu.be/37XhIuqsWVk

Hip Hop:
In the 1970's, teenagers wanted something different from the dance their parents did, they wanted a newer, hipper version of the Lindy Hop - and so it evolved into the Hip Hop! Characterised by its popping, locking and breaking, Hip Hop was made on the streets, and evolved alongside Hip Hop music. Get ready to get your body moving and grooving in this relaxed style of dance!

Check out this video to see what Hip Hop looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw6k6Ma0oqo

We hope to see you there!

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