Swing It! North Perth

Your North Perth Teachers are Shane with Ruth or Bec

Class Details

Swing It! offers classes that cater for a variety of levels with the focus being on the authentic 1920s and 30s Lindy Hop style and fun! 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!

6.30pm Level 1 (Beginners) 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.

7.30pm Level 2 – You’ve been in Level 1 for 5 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.  You must have experience with Lindy Hop or have been through Level 1 to do this level.

8.30pm Level 3 – Here we explore the classic 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 a little faster.

Class Costs

$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

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How To Get Here

Swing It! North Perth classes are held at the North Perth Town Hall, 26 View Street, North Perth Tuesday nights from 6.30pm.

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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 5 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 5 weeks you’ll want to be thinking of moving up or at least doing Level 1 & 2 together.

Note: Classes are only open to those aged 13yrs and above.

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For any further enquires please contact Shane on 0407086863 or email him via shane@swingit.com.au

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