Ong King Art Center 8pm - 11pm
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Lindy Hop & Swing Dancing in Honolulu, Hawaii.
If you've been wanting to learn how to swing dance, now's the time to start! A new 4-week series starts Apr 6. Class will teach the fundamental skills of partnered swing dancing, with a focus on Lindy Hop posture, connection, and rhythm using 8-count moves. (New class format! Join us in May for 6-count moves and fundamentals.) Class meets Thursdays 7-8pm for 4 weeks, and includes admission to the social dance afterwards (8-11pm). No partner or dance experience required. We strongly suggest wearing comfortable, secure shoes (no slippers, backless shoes, or high heels).
Date/Time: Thursdays, 7-8pm — Apr 6-27
Instructor(s): Gail and Corbett
Pricing: $45 for 4 weeks
$15/class (first night only)
Location: Ong King Art Center
What: A Balboa Practice!
When: Sundays evenings (see schedule below)
Where: Aloha Dancesport Center (350 Ward Ave, Studio 2 upstairs — enter through small door around the back of the building, NOT the stairwell facing 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)
Apr 9: ** No Practice (2nd Sunday Swing @ the Atherton) **
Apr 16: ** (Practice canceled this week) **
Apr 23: 6-9pm
Apr 30: 7-9pm*
* Short practice to accommodate class
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 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. :)