Weekly Level 1 Classes

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Dancing looks hard, even scary…SO SCARY!. But it’s really not.. Dancing is fun and exciting (regardless of whether you’re getting it “wrong” or not). The best way to get into dancing is to start from a point of having fun and that’s what our Level 1 classes are all about. We know you’re worried you might “get it wrong”, we also know you’ve probably never danced in your life (except for what they make you do at school) but that’s absolutely okay. Join in on our Level 1 classes and we’ll show you why dancing is fun and absolutely not scary at all.

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 5 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 5 weeks in Level 1 it’s time to move up to Level 2.  When you turn up let our friendly teaching staff know this is your first night and they’ll make sure you’re looked after.

Level 1 classes run four nights a week:


If you’re looking for our Solo Jazz classes, check out the Solo Jazz page

Class Cost

$15 per class
$25 if you do two classes in the night
$60 for a Star Card which gives you 5 classes ($12 a class)
Star Cards can be purchased at any of our venues.

FAQ

Is Level 1 a course?  Do I need to come each week?

The Level 1 syllabus covers 5 weeks of material but it doesn’t matter when you start, imagine it as a course that starts whenever you do.  It’s best to come every week as there’s new moves and material each time.  Once you’ve done your 7 weeks in Level 1 it’s time to move up to Level 2.

No but really…do you run courses?

No, we don’t run courses at all.  Level 1 is a drop in class format and you can start whenever you like.

What should I bring?

Drink bottle, casual clothes, flat soled shoes…smile.

Do I need to book?

Not at all, you can simply turn up to your first class.

Do I need a partner?

No, we rotate partners in the class so you don’t need to bring a partner but we know it won’t take long before you’re bringing your friends!

Is Level 1 a course?  Do I need to come each week?

The Level 1 syllabus covers 5 weeks of material but it doesn’t matter when you start, imagine it as a course that starts whenever you do.  It’s best to come every week as there’s new moves and material each time.  Once you’ve done your 5 weeks in Level 1 it’s time to move up to Level 2.

I’ve done other dance styles before, can I skip Level 1?

Unless you’ve had experience with Lindy Hop before you can’t. As dance professionals ourselves we strongly believe in learning a new dance from its foundation. Every dance is uniquely different and never more so than in the foundation and basic structure of the dance. We also teach basic moves like the Swing Out that are a requirement for moving into Level 2, without these you’re unable to attend that level.

How long do I stay in Level 1?

The Level 1 syllabus covers, roughly, 5 weeks of material. We continually cycle through all the moves and rhythms you need to know at this level so it doesn’t matter when you start. After 7 weeks you’ll want to be thinking of moving up or at least doing Level 1 & 2 together.

Basic Steps

Every week in Level 1 we teach you the basic steps, for those of you who would like to practice at home here’s a video recapping them.  If you haven’t been to class yet you don’t need to know these before starting but of course you’re welcome to try.