Ong King Art Center 8pm - 11pm

Welcome to the Hawaii Jitterbugs website!

We are a non-profit orginization dedicated to preserving and promoting Lindy Hop & Swing Dancing in Hawaii. Still in beta testing right now please let me know what you think.

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Beginning Lindy Hop Swing (Aug-Sep 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 Aug 21, 7-8pm. No partner or experience necessary! Series includes FREE admission to the Hawaii Jitterbugs' dance following classes on Thursdays from 8-11pm at Ong King Art Center.

Date/Time: Thursdays, 7-8pm — Aug 21-Sep 25
Instructor(s): Corbett (+TBA)
Pricing: $60 for 6 weeks
$15/class (first night only)
Location: Ong King Art Center

Beginning Balboa (Summer 2014)

Interested in learning Balboa? Join us for a 6-week Beginning Balboa series starting Sunday, July 20. Class will cover the fundamental building blocks of Balboa while focusing on that unique Bal connection and technique. No partner or experience necessary. Series is progressive, but experienced drop-ins are welcome with instructor permission. Class includes a FREE practice afterwards (8:45-10pm).

Date/Time: Sundays, 7:45-8:45pm -- Jul 20-Aug 24
*** FREE Practice 8:45-10pm (open to everyone)
Instructors: Deb & Wes
Pricing: $70 for 6 week series, or $15/class (1st week, or experienced drop-ins)
Location: Manoa Dance Studio, 2851 E Manoa Rd, Ste 1-207

Have you taken Balboa with us before? Discounts available to folks wanting to brush up on their basics (see Deb for details).
Shoes with a leather or suede sole recommended. Questions? Contact Deb for more information: email or (808)780-4641.

Second Sunday Swing!

***NOTE: This event is ON HOLD for summer (see note below)!***

We're excited to be back in our old home for this monthly dance event! 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.

NO Second Sunday Swing in Jul or Aug 2014!
Event will return in the fall -- stay tuned for details!

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:
Aug 10, 2014: 8:45-10pm*
Aug 17, 2014: 8:45-10pm*
Aug 24, 2014: 8:45-10pm*
Aug 31, 2014: 7-10pm
Sep 7, 2014: 7-10pm
Sep 14, 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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