THURSDAY NIGHTS!

Ong King Art Center 8pm - 11pm
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We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Lindy Hop & Swing Dancing in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lisa Clarke & Fabien Vrillon Swing Workshop!

SAVE THE DATES for this exciting workshop with international dance champions Lisa Clarke and Fabien Vrillon! Locations and times are set; class information available soon.

Fabien and Lisa met in Herrang, Sweden in 2010 and have been teaching and dancing together ever since. Coming from different backgrounds, they both bring their own particular expertise, talents, and enthusiasm to the partnership. Fabien comes from Grenoble, France and has been teaching swing dancing since 2004, specializing in lindy hop and blues, with a love of choreography. Lisa is a professional dancer from London, now living in France. Classically trained from the age of 6, she later discovered and fell in love with lindy hop and blues and has immersed herself in all things swing ever since. Together and separately they have competed and placed in many competitions including the International Lindy Hop Championships and European Swing Dance Championships. Their fun-natured teaching style and ability to break down movements make a perfect mix for those wanting to progress in their dancing.

Discounted pre-registration will be available until Thursday, Sept. 14. You may register in person at the weekly Thursday night swing dance at Ong King (cash or check), or via PayPal (use the Donate button on our website).

--- WORKSHOP SCHEDULE ---

Saturday, September 16 (First Unitarian Church of Honolulu)
2:10pm Doors open – Registration / Warm-up
2:30pm – 4:30pm: Class TBA
--- Break: Pizza/Potluck ---
5:45pm – 7:45pm: Class TBA

Sunday, September 17 (First Unitarian Church of Honolulu)
1:40pm Doors open – Registration / Warm-up
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Class TBA
--- Break: Potluck/Snacks ---
5:00pm-7:00pm: Class TBA

8:30-10:30pm Sunday Night Social Dance (Aloha Dancesport Center)
$5 cover (FREE with full workshop registration)

*Blues Class: optional add-on to Sat./Sun. workshop or attend separately*
Monday, September 18 (Paradise Tango)
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Blues class TBA
9:00pm – 10:00pm Social Dancing/Practice

---Registration ---
Pre-registration by Sept. 14:
$120 FULL Workshop (all Sat./Sun. classes + Sun. social)
+$30 Monday Blues add-on
$35 Any single class session, including Blues (2 hrs)

At the door:
$140 FULL Workshop (all Sat./Sun. classes + Sun. social)
+$35 Monday Blues add-on
$40 Any single class session, including Blues (2 hrs)

--- Locations ---
First Unitarian Church
2500 Pali Hwy, Honolulu

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Studio 2, Honolulu

Paradise Tango
150 N King St #202, Honolulu

See the Facebook event for more information.

Beginning Lindy Hop Swing (Aug-Sep)

If you've been wanting to learn how to swing dance, now's the time to start! A new 4-week series starts Sunday, Aug 20. Class will teach the fundamental skills of partnered swing dancing, with a focus on Lindy Hop posture, connection, and rhythm using 8-count moves. (Join us later in Sept for 6-count moves.) Class meets at Aloha Dancesport Center Sundays 6-7pm for 4 weeks, and includes admission to the weekly social dance on Thursdays (Ong King Art Center, 8:30-11pm). No partner or dance experience required. We strongly suggest wearing comfortable, secure shoes (no slippers, backless shoes, or high heels).

Date/Time: Sundays, 6-7pm — Aug 20-Sep 10
Instructor(s): Gail and Brian
Pricing: $45 for 4 weeks
$15/class (first night only)
Location: Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Studio 2 upstairs — Enter through small door around the back of the building, near the pet shop (NOT the stairwell facing Ward Ave)

*** WE'RE MOVING!!! ***

Our Thursday night dance venue is moving locations!
The Ong King Art Center is moving to Fort Street Mall on July 1, and we're moving with them. Join us in the NEW LOCATION every Thursday, starting July 6!

Ong King Art Center
1154 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96817

Thursdays, 8-11pm
$5 cover, FREE mini-lesson included (8:15-8:45pm)

The new space will be bigger and nicer than their previous Chinatown location. That said, we ask for your patience during the transition while we wait for them to install the new floor (which we hear will be really nice and roughly twice as big as the old space). In the meantime, the dance will be on a smooth concrete floor, so be kind to your body and take it easy out there. The 4-week beginning swing series is currently on hold during the transition, but will resume soon.

There's nearby parking at Mark's Garage and various municipal lots, as well as street parking in walking distance. You're welcome to bring your own drinks, and we'll have water available for sale if you forget. For questions, contact Christine at (808) 277-8480.

Sunday Balboa Practice

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)
Note: Bring your own water bottle! (There is no drinking fountain or water for sale at the studio)

Upcoming Schedule - Summer 2017:
Aug 6, 2017: 7-9pm
Aug 13: 7-9pm
Aug 20: 7-9pm
Aug 27: 7-9pm
(Sept schedule TBA...)

Come practice your Balboa, 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 won't even kick you out if you Lindy Hop to it ;) ).

Everyone welcome... even if you've never danced Balboa! There will NOT be any formal instruction, but people will be on-hand to help or provide feedback if you'd like. For more information, contact Deb here or at 808-780-4641.

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