Ong King Art Center 8pm - 11pm
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A few new Balboa classes coming your way! Deb and Wes will be teaching some taster classes to introduce you to Balboa (Level I) and start building your vocabulary (Level II). Those new to Balboa are welcome to take both levels, but MUST attend Level I (or have equivalent experience) to take the Level II class. Be sure and stick around for the practice afterwards to try out what you've learned! Instructors will be on hand to answer questions and work with you one-on-one.
Sunday Oct 27 (Pure Balboa)
6:30-7:30pm -- Level I: basic, break time, ad-lib steps
7:45-8:45pm -- Level II: crabwalks, more fun with ad-libs and paddles
8:45-10pm -- Open Practice (FREE!)
Sunday Nov 17 (Bal-Swing)
6:30-7:30pm Level I: transition step, crossovers, come-around
7:45-8:45pm Level II: lollies, throwouts
8:45-10pm -- Open Practice (FREE!)
Location: Manoa Dance Studio, 2851 E Manoa Rd, Ste 1-207
Instructors: Deb & Wes
Pricing: $45 full package (Levels I & II both days)
$25 for 2 classes (single day OR single level), or $15/single class
Shoes with leather or suede soles recommended for all classes.
Questions? Contact Deb for more info.
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.
October 13: Featuring VIVO!
7:30-10:30pm, $10 cover
Atherton YMCA, 1810 University Ave
We have the wonderful Vivo playing from 8-9:30pm!
Pianist, vocalist, ukulele player and award-winning songwriter Ruth Shiroma Foster.
Hoku award-winning violinist Duane Padilla, who also plays with the Hot Club of Hulaville and the Hawaii Symphony and has recently added rhythm guitar to his list of skills.
Clarinetist, composer and arranger Norman Foster, who plays with the Hawaii Symphony and has for many years played in a range of styles, include jazz improvisation and pop.
In addition, we have a special set played by the delightful Christine Corey.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
So you've taken the beginning swing series and you're ready for more! Join Anna and Evan for this 4-week class, designed to build your Lindy Hop vocabulary and help solidify those fundamentals. Class starts Oct 17, 7-8pm. No partner necessary. (Beginning Swing series or equivalent experience required).
Date/Time: Thursdays, 7-8pm -- Oct 17, 24, Nov 7, 14 (note: no class on Halloween)
Instructor(s): Anna & Evan
Pricing: $50 for 4 weeks
$15/class (with prior Lindy experience)
Location: Ong King Art Center
What: A Balboa Practice!
When: Sundays evenings ~7 or 8:30-10 pm (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?
Oct 6: (no practice)
Oct 13: (no practice -- Second Sunday Swing @ Atherton YMCA!)
Oct 20: 7-10pm
Oct 27: 8:45-10pm*
Nov 3: 7-10pm
Nov 10: (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.
The last Thursday of the month means VINTAGE NIGHT! Ladies and gentlemen, come dressed in your finest or favorite vintage wear. Feel free to bring beverages or food to share.
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.