Classes

Swing It! offers Swing dance classes that cater for a variety of levels with the focus being on the authentic 1920s and 30s Lindy Hop style.  We also offer classes in vintage Solo Jazz.  Our emphasis is on delivering an exciting and enthusiastic approach to the dance that defined a generation and is still going strong all around the world today!

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Where do you start?

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Our weekly Lindy Hop classes are run at three different levels:

Level 1 – Never done Swing dancing before?  This is where you start. Each weekly class is designed to be someone’s first while at the same time offering new moves and material.  No experience or partner necessary and you can start whenever you like just turn up!  The Level 1 syllabus covers 7 weeks of material but it doesn’t matter when you start, imagine it as a course that starts whenever you do.  Once you’ve done your 7 weeks in Level 1 it’s time to move up to Level 2.

Level 2 – You’ve been in Level 1 for 7 weeks or so and now you’re looking to try something a little harder. Here you learn new moves, new rhythms and a whole lot of new variations you can add to the moves you already know. Level 1 was your introduction but here’s where you really see how big the Swing world can get.

Level 3 – Here we explore the moves and rhythms of the Lindy Hop further with a greater emphasis on lead and follow techniques, musical appreciation and of course FUN!  The moves will become a little trickier and the speeds will be faster.

Before taking part, students must have attended Level 2 regularly for 6 months or more.  They must display a good understanding of rhythm and pulse, a good understanding of the Swing Out and must know: Texas Tommy, Back Charleston, Hand to Hand Charleston, Sugar Push.

Our weekly Solo Jazz classes are run at two different levels and only take place at our Mosman Park venue:

Level 1, Authentic Jazz (no experience required) – Never done Solo Jazz before?  This is where you start.  Authentic Jazz will cover the classic Jazz steps of the Swing era. Here you’ll learn a solid vocabulary of Jazz moves for you to practice and improve. This class is perfect for anyone with no Solo Jazz experience but is also a must for anyone of any level wanting to learn the classic, vintage steps of the era.

Level 2, Jazz Jam – Level 2 is where we mix it up a little. Fun routines that challenge a little more than Level 1 and work on teaching you to move your body well and be comfortable with new rhythms and steps!  All levels are welcome to join in!

Where can you go to learn?

Swing It! runs weekly classes several nights a week at multiple locations around Perth.

Advanced Workshops

At least once a month we offer Advanced Workshops for our more experienced dancers. If you’ve been dancing for a while and feel its time to take your dancing to the next level this is the class for you. The Advanced Workshops focus on the more intricate and complex side of the Lindy Hop. You need to be experienced but all are welcome!

And Specialty Workshops:

Swing It! regularly run exciting Specialty Workshops focusing on a range of topics including Air Steps, Solo Charleston, Solo Jazz and much more.. Swing It also feature large scale workshops staring some of the best Swing dance instructors in the world.. For more information on dates and times sign up for our weekly newsletter.

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