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Swing Dance and Lindy 2 Classes

Posted on June 23rd, 2012 by

Classes started this past Sunday afternoon (July 22nd), however there is still some room available and you can join in on the second week of classes. If you would like to join in on the second week, be sure to contact us so we can get you registered and caught up. This is the last chance for this set of classes as you can not join after the second week.

Swing Dance – Ready to get started with swing dancing? The Swing Dance series class will start from scratch and teach you all the fundamentals of swing dancing. No previous experience is needed. We’ll start with the six count basic and progress into moves and combos. Each class will build on the information from the previous class to make learning easy. The classes are an hour long with an extra half hour of practice and individual help. This is a great way to get started and get comfortable on the dance floor!

Lindy Hop 2 – Are you ready to take your Lindy Hop to the next level or maybe you just want to cement in what you’ve already learned? From the Lindy Hop basics to intermediate moves and variations… Lindy Hop 2 is designed to make you a stronger dancer. You must know the 8 count basic Lindy basic to take this class.

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Next series classes and new Charleston 2 Class

Posted on June 13th, 2012 by

Our next set of series classes (Swing Dance and Lindy 2) will be starting on July 22nd! In the meantime, check out the Charleston 2 class!

Ready for the Charleston swingout? This three week class is for those looking to add some pizzazz, so brush up on those 20’s and 30’s style basics! The class will start with 20’s style Charleston rotations. This will set the foundation for the focal point of this class; the Charleston Swingout. Not only is this energetic and dynamic, but it is the early roots of Lindy Hop. It’s a wild and crazy and a ton of fun! Given time remaining in this three week class, we’ll also cover moves like Savoy Kicks and Tandem Reversals.

Click here for more info and registration.


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A New Dance Starting

Posted on April 27th, 2012 by

We have partnered with the Longwood Ballroom to create an all new Saturday night swing dance.  Happening on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, the dance will feature the best in swing, big band, jump blues, and early rock ‘n roll for your dancing inspiration. If you are just starting out, we’ll be hosting the beginner swing dance lesson before the dance at 7pm. Don’t be shy, beginners are welcome! Dancing follows at 8pm. We hope to see you there on the dance floor!

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Lindy Hop and Shim Sham Classes

Posted on April 27th, 2012 by

Starting in June: We’ll be offering our most popular class, the six week Lindy Hop series class! Taught by Rob & Dawn, this class will start from scratch and teach you both the six-count and eight-count basics of Lindy Hop. In addition, you’ll learn moves and variations that reinforce those basics. The goal of the class is to get you comfortable and confident on the dance floor with Lindy. It’s a great way to get started!

Also starting in June is an all new three week class on the Shim Sham! The Shim Sham is a jazz era dance routine originally done by Vaudeville performers in the early 1900’s. While there are many variations of the Shim Sham around today, the version popular amongst swing dancers and Lindy Hoppers is a solo group dance (dare we say “line”?) that incorporates various jazz steps. Taught by Anna and Shelley, this class will teach you the whole dance from time steps, to cross-overs and Tacky Annies. You’ll get a chance to practice it as a group step-by-step until you have it down pat.

Coming soon! A new three week Charleston 2 class! Ready to learn the Charleston swingout?

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Swing and Charleston Classes

Posted on April 15th, 2012 by

Still a little time! Our six week Swing Dance and Charleston classes started Sunday. However, there is still space in each class and you can join in the class on the second week. We will work with you to help you get caught up to join in. If you want to register to start on the second week, be sure to contact us.

Big news! On a side note… wondering what the big news is? Well drop by this website. More info will be coming!


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Spring Classes are Set!

Posted on March 1st, 2012 by

Starting April 15th, return to our Sunday afternoon series class schedule. Rob & Dawn (with Anna filling in) will be back to teaching group classes! The first classes of 2012 will be the six count Swing Dance series and the Charleston class. Both are perfect for beginners! The swing dance class with start from scratch and teach you all the essentials of swing. You not only learn the basics, but a whole host of moves to add to your library. The goal is to get you comfortable and confident on the dance floor by teaching you how the dance works as opposed to memorizing steps. The Charleston class will also start from scratch and teach you both 20’s style and 30’s style charleston. It will show you how to dance Charleston as a dance itself and how to integrate it into your swing (no matter the style). From flapper style to side-by-side to tandem; this class has lots of cool stuff!

Series classes are a great way to learn! This format will take you step-by-step, week-by-week to avoid information overload. Not only do you get an hour of class time a week, but each class is followed by a half hour of practice time where you can ask questions and get individual help. We work to give you as many tools as possible to make your dance education a success!

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New member of the team

Posted on February 17th, 2012 by

It’s a girl! Flyin’ Footwork has a new member of the team! Please welcome to the world Reagan Grace Shrewsbury! Born February 16th at 5:02pm. She is 7lbs 7oz and is 21 inches long. Mom, dad, and daughter are all doing well, but very exhausted. We’ll be taking a break for a little while, but will start planning classes again soon.

In the meantime, you can follow her adventures and view more photos by clicking here.

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Valentine’s Day and Updates

Posted on February 14th, 2012 by

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’ve been getting lots of people asking two questions. 1) “Has the baby arrived yet?” and 2) “When do the spring classes start?”. So I thought I’d take a moment to answer those. As for the first… nope, the little one has not arrived yet. He/she seems to taking their dear sweet time. And that is fine, we’re still well within the normal window. Trust us, we’ll keep you updated on the big announcement. As for when the spring classes start, unfortunately, we can’t answer that until we ourselves get an answer to the first question. Once the new arrival is here, we’ll start planning our spring schedule. In the meantime, you can either sign up for the email list (on the right) or send us a brief note and we’ll email you once the schedule is set. Thanks, and we hope to post another update soon!

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Winter and Spring Classes

Posted on December 19th, 2011 by

Rob & Dawn ShrewsburyAs many of you may know, we are expecting the birth of our first child in early February. We are very excited, and, as you would expect, very busy getting ready for the new arrival. As a result, we will be taking a hiatus from teaching for a little while. However, dancing and teaching is a big part of our life and we do plan to return once the little one is on a schedule. At the moment, here are our plans for early 2012:

Group Classes: Normally, we start classes for the year in early January. However, we will be postponing our first classes of 2012 until sometime in April. Shortly after the baby is born we will have a better idea of the exact time frame and will be scheduling classes then. To stay up to date, please sign up for the email list (on the right) to get the latest updates on when classes are announced. If you are just starting out dancing, we highly recommend going to the beginner swing dance lesson before the 2nd & 4th Saturday dances. That will give you a great head start!

Private Lessons: As of mid-January, we will be putting private lessons on hold for a while. We plan to return to group classes first and private lessons sometime after that. Again, keep an eye on the website and the email list for updates.

Thank you to everyone for your understanding and support! We’re very honored that we’ve already gotten many inquiries on when we will be returning to teaching. With the help of some close friends, we plan to return in spring. If you want to be one of the first to know when the little one arrives, be sure to follow us on Facebook.

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Christmas Events

Posted on December 5th, 2011 by

Christmas Swing Gala (12/10): Don’t miss out on Orlando’s premier Holiday swing dance event! This event features live music by the “New Traditions Jazz Ensemble” big band. Never danced before? No problem! The night kicks off with a beginner swing dance lesson. Click here for more info.

Rob & Dawn’s Christmas Party (12/17): We would like to invite all our friends, neighbors, and students (past and present) to our annual Christmas Party to say thank you for a great year! We’ll provide the music and the dance floor. Please feel free to bring light snacks and/or drinks (no alcohol please) for yourself or to share. There will be an open dance floor and we’ll be playing lots of great holiday swing music. Feel free to dance, or just come out and socialize! The event will be on Saturday, December 17th from 8pm to 11pm at the Longwood Ballroom.

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