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.

Balboa Classes (Summer 2015)

We have a Bal-filled summer in store, with 4 more weeks of continuing Balboa Level II and Int/Adv classes!

Balboa Level II -- Know some basic Balboa but want to expand your repertoire? This class will build your fundamental Balboa and Bal-Swing vocabulary and add variety to your social dancing. (Meant to be taken as a series, but experienced drop-ins welcome with instructor permission. Balboa Level I or equivalent required.)

Int/Adv -- Mixed level class for experienced Balboa dancers. See below for class descriptions.
(Must be experienced social dancer, comfortable with basic Bal-Swing moves (e.g., crossover, lollies, tossouts). Classes can be taken as a drop-in or series package.)

Class schedule:
SUNDAYS -- Jun 28, Jul 5, Jul 19, Jul 26 (Note: NO class Jul 12 -- Atherton Sunday Swing!)
6:30-7:30pm -- Int/Adv
7:45-8:45pm -- Level II
9-10pm -- open practice (non-students welcome)

Pricing: $48/class series (4 weeks); $15/class (drop-in)
(Int/Adv package: $12/class for 3+ classes)
Instructors: Deb and Wes
Location: Manoa Dance Studio, 2851 E Manoa Rd, Ste 1-207 (upstairs)


Int/Adv Class Descriptions:
Inventions and Variations (Jun 28, Jul 5) –- Play with interesting footwork variations and rhythm changes in Bal-Swing (part 1, Jun 28), and Pure Bal (part 2, Jul 5). Fun and challenging material for leads AND follows!

TBA (Jul 19, 26) –- TBA

Shoes with leather or suede soles recommended. No partner required.
Questions? Registrations? Contact Deb for more info.

Beginning Lindy Hop Swing (Jun-Jul 2015)

Come out and learn to swing dance (or brush up on your basics!) with the Hawai'i Jitterbugs — 6-week beginning swing class starts Jun 4, 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 — Jun 11-Jul 16
Instructor(s): Stephen & Eileen
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.

Upcoming dates:
Sunday Jul 12, 2015
Sunday Aug 9, 2015
Sunday Sep 13, 2015

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:
Jun 28: 9-10pm*
Jul 5: 9-10pm*
Jul 12: *break* (Swing Sunday at the Atherton YMCA)
Jul 19: 9-10pm*
Jul 26: 9-10pm*
Aug 2: 7-10pm
Aug 9: 7-10pm

* Class beforehand! (shorter practice)

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 donation (~$5) requested so we can keep the lights on.

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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