THURSDAY NIGHTS!

Ong King Art Center 8pm - 11pm
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Welcome to the Hawaii Jitterbugs website!

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

Beginning Lindy Hop Swing Level I (Nov 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 Nov 10, 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 — Nov 10-Dec 22 (1 week break for Thanksgiving)
Instructor(s): Gail & Corbett
Pricing: $60 for 6 weeks
$15/class (first night only)
Location: Ong King Art Center

Balboa Class Series (Fall 2016)

Balboa Fundamentals (Level I) — Are you new to Balboa (or perhaps need a refresher course)? Join us for a 6-week intro course starting Sunday, Oct 16. 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 — Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, (*break* - no class Nov 13!), Nov 20, 27
6:00-7:00pm — Int/Adv
7:10-8:10pm — Balboa Fundamentals (Level I)
8:10-9:00pm — open practice (non-students welcome)

Pricing: $65 for series package (6 weeks); drop-in rate: $15/class, or package rate: $12/class
Instructors: Deb and Wes
Location: Aloha Dancesport Center, Studio 2 (upstairs), 350 Ward Ave, Ste 200
Entrance in the BACK of the building (door in small parking lot, opposite side from Ward Ave). Parking lot is mostly reserved for other businesses, but street parking is free on Sundays!

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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 Level II (Oct 2016)

So you've taken the beginning swing series and you're ready for more! Join Stephen & Courtney for this 4-week class, designed to build your Lindy Hop vocabulary and help solidify those fundamentals. Class starts Oct 6, 7-8pm. No partner necessary. (Level I or equivalent experience required).

Date/Time: Thursdays, 7-8pm -- Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
Instructor(s): Stephen & Courtney
Pricing: $50 for 4 weeks
$15/class (with prior Lindy experience)
Location: Ong King Art Center

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 Oct 9, 2016
Sunday Nov 13, 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:
Oct 2: ** CANCELED **
Oct 9: ** No Practice (2nd Sunday Swing @ the Atherton) **
Oct 16: 8:10-9pm*
Oct 23: 8:10-9pm*
Oct 30: 8:10-9pm*
Nov 6: 8:10-9pm*
Nov 13: ** No Practice (2nd Sunday Swing @ the Atherton) **
Nov 20: 8:10-9pm*
Nov 27: 8:10-9pm*
Dec 4: 6-9pm
Dec 11: ** No Practice (2nd Sunday Swing @ the Atherton) **

* Short practice to accommodate class series

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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