Ong King Art Center 8pm - 11pm

Welcome to the Hawaii Jitterbugs website!

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Lindy Hop & Swing Dancing in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lindy Hop Workshop with Lisa & Fabien!

Honolulu is excited to welcome instructors Lisa Clarke and Fabien Vrillon for a 2-day Lindy Hop Workshop Sep 17-18! Visiting us all the way from France, they will be offering 8 hours of swing classes during the weekend, plus an additional blues class on Monday evening for those interested. Classes will be multi-level, with a variety of content aimed at beginning-to-intermediate swing dancers, while still challenging advanced dancers with new content. Come build your dance vocabulary, tune your technique, and get the most out of your social dancing!
(Prerequisite for weekend classes: our Beginning Lindy Hop Swing series or equivalent.)


*** Saturday, Sep 17 ***
4:10pm Doors open: Registration / stretch / warm-up
4:30pm – 6:30pm Session 1
~ ~ Break/Pizza & Potluck ~ ~
7:45pm — 9:45pm Session 2

*** Sunday, Sep 18 ***
10:45am Doors open: Registration / stretch / warm-up
11:00am – 1:00pm Session 3
~ ~ Break/Lunch ~ ~
2:45-4:45pm Session 4

Location: Atherton YMCA, MAR Building
1810 University Ave (street parking)


7:30-10:30pm Sunday Night Social ($5 cover, or FREE with full weekend registration!)
Aloha Dancesport Center (Studio 2), 350 Ward Ave (upstairs)
Enter through door from the parking lot behind the building; spaces are reserved, so please park on the street.


*** Blues/Fusion Bonus Class! Monday, Sep 19 ***
7:00-9:00pm Blues/Fusion Class
Paradise Tango, 150 N King St #202

(Read on for more details and instructor bio...)

Beginning Lindy Hop Swing Level I (Aug-Sep 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 Aug 25, 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 — Aug 25-Sep 29
Instructor(s): Stephen & Courtney
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 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:
Aug 7: 6-9pm
Aug 14: ** no practice ** (Second Sunday Swing at Atherton YMCA)
Aug 21: 6-9pm
Aug 28: 6-9pm

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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