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Our dance shoe inventory

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 by

Below is a list of the remaining dance shoe inventory that we are running a sale on. The selection will be available for try-on and purchase at select 2nd & 4th Saturday Dances. Keep an eye on the weekly email list to see when we’ll have them out. You can also contact us if you are interested in a particular pair.

Women’s Size/Styles
Wingtip Mesh Oxford – Black/White – Size 10
Velvet Oxford – Red – Size 6
Velvet Oxford – Black – Size 6
Leather Oxford – Black/White – Size 5 and 6.5
Peep-Toe Mesh Oxford – Black – Size 6 and 11
Closed-Back Wedge – Black – Size 7 and 10
Peep-Toe Mary Jane Wedge – Black – Size 7.5

Men’s Size/Styles
Leather Captoe – White – Size 8
Leather Captoe – Brown – Size 11
Classic Dress Sneaker – Brown Plaid – Size 10

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Fall classes set and open for registration!

Posted on June 16th, 2010 by

Collegiate Shag Series Class – Starting August 29th: If you have ever wanted to learn Collegiate Shag, now is your chance as it’s been a year and a half since we last taught this class! Fast paced and fun, Shag is an energetic dance that is perfect for faster tempos. It’s really EASY to learn and this class will take you from the basics to moves, variations, and style! If you can remember “slow, slow, quick, quick”, then you can learn Shag! Don’t miss your chance to learn this super fun dance and get a bit more fit in the process.  Click here for more information and to register.

Swing Dance Series Class – Starting August 29th: Never danced before and want to get started? This six-week series class is designed to give you all the fundamentals of swing dancing, plus some great moves and variations. The class will feature the 6-count swing dance basic and progress into a variety of moves, turns, and combos based off of it. As with most all of the series classes, no previous dance experience is required and no prartner is required either so don’t let either one stop you from signing up! Click here for more information and registration.

Join in the second week!

Posted on May 25th, 2010 by

Think it’s too late to join the Lindy Hop class that started this past Sunday? It’s not too late because you can join in on the second week! We will offer a brief review before the next class to get you up to speed. Note – the class is closed to follows at this time, but we still have room for leads. Please contact us about joining the class as online sign-up is closed.

This class is geared for people who have never danced a step in their lives as we start you with the 6 count basic. We cover 6 count based material for the first 3 weeks, then move into the 8 count basic and moves for the remaining 3 weeks. All the while, we concentrate on how to get connection for communication and leading and how to make you more comfortable on the dance floor with Lindy Hop. Click here for more info.

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Classes starting Sunday!

Posted on May 20th, 2010 by

That’s right folks, only 2 days left to register for the Balboa 2 Series Class or the Lindy Hop Series Class. This is your last chance to take our 6 week series classes as we will be taking July and August off. Both classes are open to all ages and no partner is required  (we rotate on a volunteer basis). So hurry to sign up now before the early registration rate is gone (Sat. @ midnight is the cutoff). Register online or call/email to sign up now!

The Balboa 2 class at 2:30pm is great for anyone who already knows the basic in Balboa and is familiar with the Come Around and Toss Out (we will do a brief review of those two moves). This class is a must if you are looking to learn more Bal combos, style, or moves. Click here for more info.

Following the Balboa class at 4:00pm is our most popular class, the Lindy Hop Series Class! This class is geared for people who have never danced a step in their lives as we start you with the 6 count basic. We cover 6 count based material for the first 3 weeks, then move into the 8 count basic and moves for the remaining 3 weeks. All the while, we concentrate on how to get connection for communication and leading and how to make you more comfortable on the dance floor with Lindy Hop. Click here for more info.

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New Series Classes Open!

Posted on April 21st, 2010 by

Looking to get started with swing dancing? Starting Sunday, May 23rd, we’ll be offering our ever popular Lindy Hop Series Class! This class will cover all the essential moves and variations of the dance. It is designed to get you comfortable on the dance floor. It will start with the 6-count basic and progress into the 8-count swing out. Each week will build on the class before and take you step-by-step thought the dance. Click here for more info.

Also starting on May 23rd is the Balboa 2 Class. This class is a continuation of the Balboa class that wrapped up 3 weeks ago and is open to the public. This class is open to all dancers who already know the basics of Balboa. This six week series class is your chance to dig deep into the complexities that make Balboa such a fun yet challenging swing dance! Not only will you learn new moves and combos, the class will take a detailed look at technique, connection, and style. Click here for more info.

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Sunday Swing Dance Class

Posted on March 5th, 2010 by

Looking to get started with swing dancing? Our Sunday afternoon swing dance class started this past Sunday… however, you can join in on the second week! Please contact us about joining the class. We will offer a brief review before the next class to get you up to speed.

This six-week series class is designed to give you all the fundamentals of swing dancing, plus some great moves and variations. The class will feature the 6-count swing dance basic and progress into a variety of moves, turns, and combos. The goal of the class is to make you a strong dancer that is knowledgeable and feels confident on the dance floor. Each class has an hour of group instruction followed by a 30 min. practice period where we go around and help you one on one. Click here for more info.

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Never danced swing before? Want to learn how?

Posted on February 24th, 2010 by

That’s right, the next Sunday class in the 4pm time slot is the Swing Dance series class that starts in April. This is the ideal class if you have never danced before, or need to freshen up your 6 count swing basic or moves. The class is structured in a way that is very easy to follow with clear, concise communication in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

This six-week class is designed to give you all the fundamentals of swing dancing, plus some great moves and variations. We will cover the 6-count swing dance basic and progress into a variety of moves, turns, and combos. The goal of this course is to make you a strong dancer that is knowledgeable and feels confident on the dance floor. Click here for more information.

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Last chance to sign up!

Posted on February 19th, 2010 by

Only a little over 24 hours are left to sign up for the Balboa Series Class or the Lindy Hop Series Class and get the early registration rate of $60/person. All of the follow spots are full, but there is still room for guys and couples to sign up. There is also a waiting list for follows in case a registered follow cannot take the class. Just email us any names that you would like us to place on the list.

The Balboa class start at 2:30pm – 4pm and the Lindy Hop class starts at 4pm – 5:30pm. Each class will build upon information from the previous class to continuously further your knowledge week by week. Classes will be an hour long followed by a half hour of practice, questions, and individual help. Previous dance experience is helpful, but not required. No partner needed; individuals and couples welcome! Class size is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot soon!

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Next series classes open for registration

Posted on January 21st, 2010 by

That’s right, our next two series classes are now open for registration. First up we have the Balboa Series Class starting on Feb. 21st at 2:30pm. The Balboa is a 1930’s era dance from Southern California that is the perfect dance to both look and dance smooth from slow to fast tempos. The class will start out with the basic footwork, connection, and fundamentals of the dance. It will then progress into turns, moves, and the basic styling points of Balboa. Starting on the same day, but in the 4pm time slot, we will be offering our Lindy Hop Series Class. Come learn the original form of swing, the Lindy Hop. The six-week series will cover all the essential moves and variations of Lindy Hop with the 6 count basic and moves the first 3 weeks, then the 8 count basic (whip/swing out) and moves the last 3 weeks. This is a great class to take your dancing to the next level and really expand your dance repertoire!

Each class will build upon information from the previous class to continuously further your knowledge week by week. Classes will be an hour long followed by a half hour of practice, questions, and individual help. Previous dance experience is helpful, but not required. No partner needed; individuals and couples welcome! Class size is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot soon!

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Dancing to get fit in the New Year

Posted on January 13th, 2010 by

Many people’s resolutions this year includes getting fit and shedding some unwanted pounds. Rob and I are no different in this area. We too are suffering from the result of too much “joy” and “holiday cheer” enjoyed this past Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. Aside from our clothes fitting a bit tighter than normal, our lowered fitness level became all too obvious to us when we danced a mid-tempo Collegiate Shag at this past Saturday’s dance.

While many people will be hitting a local gym to work off the extra weight, we are going to incorporate dancing into our weight loss plan (along with eating better). Even done without a partner, Collegiate Shag and Charleston make great dances to get the heart pumping. Moving your body to music you enjoy also makes getting the 30 minutes per day of suggested cardiovascular exercise easier and more fun. Not to mention all that practice will surely show on the dance floor with smoother, more relaxed footwork and body movement. Just remember to stretch your leg muscles before and after dancing to prevent any injuries and stay hydrated.

Don’t forget that our series classes are a great way to get a guaranteed 1.5 hours of movement per week while meeting other great people looking to learn dancing, move their bodies, and/or do something new. The 2nd and 4th Saturday swing dances at Whirl and Twirl are additional opportunities to get moving, hear great music, and have fun.

So no matter how you plan to drop those unwanted pounds, here’s to a slimmer, fitter, 2010 🙂


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