Ong King Art Center 8pm - 11pm

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Honolulu Balboa Workshop with David Rehm! (2014)

Honolulu is excited to welcome internationally-renowned Balboa instructor David Rehm for a 2-day Balboa Workshop Nov 15-16! Are you a budding Balboa enthusiast, or already a full-blown Balbo-addict? Or perhaps even a Lindy dancer who's a bit Bal-curious? This progressive class series will fine-tune your technique and challenge you with new moves and concepts. (No experience necessary for first session; subsequent classes will increase in difficulty).

Don't miss this opportunity to take classes with one of the world's most respected Balboa experts in a small, intimate class setting -- get ready to get your Bal on!



*** Saturday, Nov 15 ***
10:45am Doors open: Registration / stretch / warm-up
11:00am – 1:00pm Session 1 (ALL levels; new Bal dancers please start here!)
~ ~ Break/Lunch ~ ~
2:30pm - 4:30pm Session 2

Location: Manoa School of Art & Music (upstairs), Manoa Marketplace
2754 Woodlawn Dr, Unit 7-103

*** Sunday, Nov 16 ***
11:15am Doors open: Registration / stretch / warm-up
11:30am – 1:30pm Session 3

Location: Atherton YMCA, MAR Building, 1810 University Ave

7:30-10:30pm Sunday Swing - Social Dance at the Atherton YMCA
$5 cover, or FREE admission with full weekend registration!

(Read on for more details and instructor bio...)

Big Apple Class

Come out and learn the Big Apple routine, a fun, energetic and dynamic jazz routine choreographed by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers in the 30’s. It includes plenty of jazz steps that you can incorporate into your Lindy Hop. Class will be held in the side room at Ong King. No partner or experience necessary!

Date/Time: Thursdays, 7-8pm — Nov 6, 13, 20
Instructors: Mark
Pricing: $35 for 3 week series, or $15 for individual classes (with instructor approval)
Location: Ong King Art Center

Beginning Lindy Hop Swing (Nov-Dec 2014)

Come out and learn to swing dance (or brush up on your basics!) with the Hawai'i Jitterbugs — 6-week beginning swing class starts Nov 6, 7-8pm. No partner or experience necessary! Series includes FREE admission to the dance afterwards (Thursdays from 8-11pm at Ong King Art Center).

Date/Time: Thursdays, 7-8pm — Nov 6-Dec 18 (no class on Thanksgiving)
Instructor(s): TBA
Pricing: $60 for 6 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.

Sunday Oct 12, 2014
Featuring a special class on Jazz Movement taught by Evan (6:30-7:30pm)

Sunday Dance Practice

What: A Balboa Practice!
When: Sundays evenings (see schedule below)
Where: Manoa Dance Studio (2851 E Manoa Rd, Ste 1-207, Honolulu, 96822)
Why: Because (1) Balboa is awesome, and (2) who doesn't want another night of dancing?

Upcoming Schedule:
Oct 5, 2014: 7-10pm
Oct 12, 2014: (no practice -- Second Sunday Swing @ Atherton YMCA!)
Oct 19, 2014: 7-10pm
Oct 26, 2014: 8:30-10pm*
Nov 2, 2014: 8:30-10pm*
Nov 9, 2014: (no practice -- Second Sunday Swing @ Atherton YMCA!)

* (class beforehand)

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 practice structure will be 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 (but we do reserve heckling rights).

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. Kind of like office hours.

Small ($2-3) donation suggested (for rent). If you're a poor student, unemployed, or just don't feel like paying, that's fine, come anyway. You can make it up to us with your cheerful presence and mad dancing skillz.

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 Corbett by email or at (808) 351-8972.

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

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