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.

If you were a member of the old you'll have to reregister for this site.

Hawaii Jitterbugs General Meeting and Elections 2016

Hawai'i Jitterbugs General Meeting
Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 from 7-8pm (Ong King Art Center)

Come out to our annual meeting to learn more about our scene's “behind-the-scenes,” vote for this year's Executive Committee, learn how you can get involved, and share your thoughts and ideas about swing dancing here in Honolulu!

The executive board for our 501(c)3 non-profit is made up of 5 positions:
Administrator (current officer: Deb Eason)
Venue Manager (Anna Smolentzov)
Instruction Manager (Evan Yashiki)
Outreach & Promotion (Christine Cabalo)
Finance Manager (Amber Tseu)

If you're interested in running for office, please let us know! Contact Deb or any of the officers listed above for more information. Note that there are some minor eligibility requirements, which mostly consist of being an active and involved citizen in the scene with a track record of having contributed in some minor way. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

All candidates must register their intention to run with Deb Eason (808-780-4641 or NO LATER than Thu Aug 4 at 11pm!

Interested in helping out but don’t have much time to commit? We are always looking for volunteers to help us out with various things (ongoing or even small one-time things). Please let us know if you’d like to be on our “go-to” list! :)

Beginning Lindy Hop Level II (Beg+) (July 2016)

So you've taken the beginning swing series and you're ready for more! Join Corbett and Bennet for this 4-week class, designed to build your Lindy Hop vocabulary and help solidify those fundamentals. Class starts Jul 14, 7-8pm. No partner necessary. (Level I or equivalent experience required).

Date/Time: Thursdays, 7-8pm -- Jul 14, 21, 28, Aug 4
Instructor(s): Corbett and Bennet
Pricing: $50 for 4 weeks
$15/class (with prior Lindy experience)
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 Jul 10, 2016
Sunday Aug 14, 2016
Sunday Sep 11, 2016

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 back door on opposite side of building from 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:
Jun 12, 2016: ** no practice ** (Second Sunday Swing at Atherton YMCA)
Jun 19: **CANCELED** (out of town!)
Jun 26: 6-9pm
Jul 3: 6-9pm
Jul 10: ** no practice ** (Second Sunday Swing at Atherton YMCA)
Jul 17: 7:30-9pm*
Jul 24: 7:30-9pm*
Jul 31: 7:30-9pm*

*Short practice due to classes beforehand. $5 cover for non-students on class nights.

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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