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 (Jan-Feb 2016)

Balboa Fundamentals (Level I) — Are you new to Balboa (or perhaps need a refresher course)? Join us for a 5-week intro course starting Sunday, Jan 24. Class will cover the fundamental building blocks of Balboa and Bal-Swing, focusing on connection and technique for the social dance floor. No partner or experience necessary. Series is progressive, but experienced drop-ins are welcome with instructor permission. Class includes a FREE practice afterwards (until 9pm).

Int/Adv Balboa — Mixed level class for experienced Balboa dancers. Must be an experienced social dancer, comfortable with basic Bal-Swing moves (e.g., crossovers, lollies, toss-outs). Classes can be taken stand-alone or as series package.

Class schedule:
SUNDAYS — Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, (*break* - no class Feb 14!), Feb 21, 28
6-7pm — Int/Adv
7:10-8:10pm — Balboa Fundamentals (Level I)
8:10-9pm — open practice (non-students welcome)

Pricing: $60 for series package (5 weeks); $15/class (drop-in)
Instructors: Deb and Wes
Location: Aloha Dancesport Center, Studio 2 (upstairs)
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200 (across from Sports Authority)

Note: there’s a separate entrance for Studio 2 in the back of the building (from the small parking lot). You can also use the front entrance if it’s open and cut through the main ballroom to Studio 2. Parking lot is mostly reserved for other businesses, but street parking is free!

No partner required. Shoes with leather or suede soles recommended. Street shoes that mark or damage the floor may NOT be worn in the studio.
Questions? Contact Deb for more information.

Beginning Lindy Hop Swing (Jan-Feb 2016)

Come out and learn to swing dance (or brush up on your basics!) with the Hawai'i Jitterbugs — 6-week beginning swing class starts Jan 7, 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 — Jan 7-Feb 11
Instructor(s): Corbett and Rika
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 Feb 14, 2016 -- Valentine's Dance!
Sunday Mar 13, 2016
Sunday Apr 10, 2016
Sunday May 8, 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)
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:
Jan 24: NEW VENUE: Aloha Dancesport Center -- 8:10-9pm*
Jan 31: 8:10-9pm*
Feb 7: 8:10-9pm*
Feb 14: ** no practice ** (Second Sunday Swing at Atherton YMCA)
Feb 21: 8:10-9pm*
Feb 28: 8:10-9pm*
Mar 6: 8:10-9pm*

*Short practice due to classes beforehand (see post above for details). $3 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 (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.

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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