THURSDAY NIGHTS!

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.

Beginning Balboa: Mini-Workshops (Feb 2017)

Join us for mini-workshops in Pure Balboa (Sunday Feb 5) and Bal-Swing (Feb 19), 6-7:30pm! Classes will be beginner-friendly, while also including new material not covered in our most recent beginner classes. All levels welcome, whether you’re looking to brush up your skills, or thinking of trying Balboa for the first time! (Note: these will be the last Beginning Balboa classes for a few months, so don't miss it!)

Date/Time: Sundays 6-7:30pm; Feb 5 (Pure Bal) and Feb 19 (Bal-Swing)
Instructor(s): Deb & Wes
Pricing: $20 per class -- includes DJed practice afterwards, 7:30-9pm
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 secure shoes with a non-marking sole.
Questions? For more information, contact Deb here or at 808-780-4641.

Beginning Lindy Hop Swing (Feb 2017)

If you've been wanting to learn how to swing dance, now's the time to start! Gail and Corbett will teach this 4-week series starting Feb 2. 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 Mar 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 — Feb 2-23
Instructor(s): Gail & Corbett
Pricing: $45 for 4 weeks
$15/class (first night only)
Location: Ong King Art Center

Class Series: Swing Fundamentals (Jan 2017)

If you've been wanting to learn how to swing dance, now's the time to start! Gail and Corbett will teach this 4-week series starting Jan 5. Class will teach the fundamental skills of partnered swing dancing, with a focus on Lindy Hop posture, connection, and rhythm using 6-count moves. (New class format! Join us in Feb for 8-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 — Jan 5-26
Instructor(s): Gail & 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 Feb 12, 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, Honolulu -- 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:
Feb 5, 2017: 7:30-9pm*
Feb 12: ** No Practice (2nd Sunday Swing @ the Atherton) **
Feb 19: 7:30-9pm*
Feb 26: 6-9pm
Mar 5: 6-9pm
Mar 12: ** No Practice (2nd Sunday) **

* Short practice to accommodate class series

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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