Weekly Lessons - The Cats Corner is Swing Cville's weekly lesson and social dance. Featuring beginner and intermediate lessons, this event is open to all and is a the next step after attending our Lindy Hop Crash Course! Social dancing afterwards is a great opportunity to practice what you learned in lessons and get to know other local dancers!
Balboa is an upright dance that can be danced on crowded floors and is appropriate for faster songs.
Price: $30 due Apr. 1
Requirements: Lindy Hop I, Lindy Hop II, and Audition.
This month we will be learning two jazz routines: Doin' the Jive and the Shim Sham.
Price: $30 due Apr. 1
Requirements: none (Balboa crash course is a plus!)
Our short, drop-in, beginner swing lesson will teach you the basics of 6-count swing (a.k.a. East Coast Swing). No experience is necessary, and we make it easy enough for anybody to pick up and get out on the dance floor! It is recommended that you attend the Beginner Crash Course on the fourth Thursday of the month before doing any of the subsequent lessons, but not required.
Each week we post a lesson recap on the Lesson Archive page. You can use this to refresh your memory and practice before the next class, or see what we have taught in previous months.
Please note this schedule is subject to change.
|Series 1||Series 2||Drop-In Lesson|
|January||Charleston II||East Coast Swing I||Swing 101|
|February||East Coast Swing II||Lindy Hop I||Swing 101|
|March||Lindy Hop II||Blues I||Blues 101|
|April||Lindy Hop III (Audition required)||Balboa I||Swing 101|
|May||Balboa II||Jazz: Doin the Jive / Shim Sham||Swing 101|
|June||Jazz: The Big Apple||Charleston I||Swing 101|
|July||Charleston II||East Coast Swing I||Swing 101|
|August||East Coast Swing II||Lindy Hop I||Swing 101|
|September||Lindy Hop II||Grab Bag!||Swing 101|
|October||Lindy Hop III (Audition required)||Balboa I||Swing 101|
|November||Balboa II||Blues I||Swing 101|
|December||Blues II||Charleston I||Swing 101|
Attendance Policy: We don't admit students after the first 10 minutes of class. Also, in order to keep our lessons moving we require that you take the first week of a series in order to come to later weeks, unless you get permission from the instructor. Our beginner lesson is the exception - you can drop in any week!
Payment: Series 1 and 2 are run on a monthly basis and cost $30 at the beginning of the month. Beginner Lessons are always drop-in and cost $5 per week. We accept cash, check, or credit cards.
Aerial Policy: Lifts, drops, and aerials are not permitted at SwingCville unless it is part of a performance or jam with a partner that you have practiced those moves with. Failure to adhere to this rule could result in being banned.