Ong King Art Center 8pm - 11pm

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We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Lindy Hop & Swing Dancing in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Collegiate Shag Taster Class with Marcus & Bärbl!

We have some fantastic swing dancers on island this week, with a special opportunity to learn some Collegiate Shag! Visiting us all the way from Munich, Marcus & Bärbl have agreed to take a break from their vacation to share their love of swing with us, and will be teaching a Collegiate Shag class THIS SUNDAY, Mar 26! We know it’s last-minute, but we hope you can join us for a taste of this fun swing dance with some of the best shag dancers around. Great for even the fastest swing music, it’s a fun addition to your swing repertoire. No experience required, beginners welcome! Class will be followed by our usual Sunday practice session.

Date/Time: Sunday Mar 26, 6-7:30pm
Instructor(s): Marcus & Bärbl
Pricing: $20 for class ($5 for practice only)
Location: Aloha Dancesport Center, 350 Ward Ave, Studio 2 upstairs
(Enter through door around the back of the building, NOT the stairs facing Ward Ave)

No partner necessary. Please wear comfortable, secure shoes with a non-marking sole. (Flats recommended, no slippers or sandals.)
Questions? For more information, contact Deb here or at 808-780-4641.

Beginning Lindy Hop Swing (Apr 2017)

If you've been wanting to learn how to swing dance, now's the time to start! A new 4-week series starts Apr 6. Class will teach the fundamental skills of partnered swing dancing, with a focus on Lindy Hop posture, connection, and rhythm using 8-count moves. (New class format! Join us in May for 6-count moves and fundamentals.) Class meets Thursdays 7-8pm for 4 weeks, and includes admission to the social dance afterwards (8-11pm). No partner or dance experience required. We strongly suggest wearing comfortable, secure shoes (no slippers, backless shoes, or high heels).

Date/Time: Thursdays, 7-8pm — Apr 6-27
Instructor(s): Gail and Corbett
Pricing: $45 for 4 weeks
$15/class (first night only)
Location: Ong King Art Center

Second Sunday Swing!

Second Sunday Swing is back! Join us every 2nd Sunday of the month at the Atherton YMCA, 7:30-10:30pm. With occasional live music (watch this space for announcements), special classes beforehand, free street parking, and delicious food/drinks available at Coffeeline.
Cover: $5 for DJ nights, $10 for live music; includes free mini lesson at 7pm for beginners.

Upcoming dates:
Sunday Apr 9, 2017
(Future dates TBA)

Sunday Balboa Practice

What: A Balboa Practice!
When: Sundays evenings (see schedule below)
Where: Aloha Dancesport Center (350 Ward Ave, Studio 2 upstairs — enter through small door around the back of the building, NOT the stairwell facing Ward Ave)
Why: Because (1) Balboa is awesome, and (2) who doesn't want another night of dancing?
How: Show up! (And pay a $5 cover so we can keep the lights on)

Upcoming Schedule:
Mar 19, 2017: 6-9pm
Mar 26: 7:30-9pm*
Apr 2: ** (Practice canceled this week) **
Apr 9: ** No Practice (2nd Sunday Swing @ the Atherton) **
Apr 16: ** (Practice canceled this week) **
Apr 23: 7-9pm*
Apr 30: 7-9pm*

* Short practice to accommodate class

Come practice your Balboa, review stuff from the workshop, exchange moves and ideas with your peers, or fix that trouble-spot. Or just come and dance. That's cool too. The structure is very informal and social dance conventions need not apply: if you want to work with the same person for 30 mins, you can; if you want to bring dance videos to reconstruct moves from, do it. We'll play Bal-friendly music at a variety of tempos (and we won't even kick you out if you Lindy Hop to it ;) ).

Everyone welcome... even if you've never danced a Balboa basic in your life! There will NOT be any formal instruction, but people will be on-hand to provide feedback or assistance if requested. For more information, contact Deb here or at 808-780-4641.

Swing Ong King

Swing Ong King

Swing every Thursday night with the Hawaii Jitterbugs! 8-11pm, $5 cover, FREE beginner lesson included 8-8:30pm.

The Ong King Art Center
184 N King Street, Honolulu, HI 96817

Located in the heart of Chinatown in downtown Honolulu, The Ong King Art Center has a fast dance floor, a fun, quirky ambiance, and you can bring your own drinks (including alcohol). It's air conditioned and has a small outdoor area for hanging out. Street parking is free at night, or there are several parking garages in the area. For more information, contact Christine at (808) 277-8480.

**The LAST Thursday of every month is VINTAGE NIGHT! Vintage and/or dressy attire highly encouraged, but not required. :)

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