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!
Welcome to the Cat's Corner, where the heppest of hep cats hang out! Every Wednesday night (unless otherwise indicated), we meet at our studio for lessons and social dancing. Lessons typically run in four-week series, which start the first Wednesday of each month. We ask that you come for the whole month -- students who have not attended the first class in a series will not be allowed to participate in later classes, as it can slow down your classmates. Our beginner lesson at 8:30pm is the exception: You can always drop in!Next Cats' Corner:
Month two of Charleston. We'll be doing tandem Charleston and learning a little about the evolution of the dance.
Price: $15 at the beginning of the month. (Only 3 weeks in December)
Requirements: Charleston I
Slow things down and groove to the music with some beginner blues dancing!
Price: $15 at the beginning of the month. (Only 3 weeks in November)
Requirements: You must have taken at least one month of beginner lessons or the Crash Course.
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 anbody 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.
Attendance Policy: Class sizes are limited to 34 people on a first-come-first-served basis. We don't admit students after the first 10 minutes of class. In order to keep our lessons moving we require that you take either the first or second 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 always drop in!
Payment: Intermediate and Advanced series are run on a monthly basis. $20 is due at the beginning of the month. Beginner Lessons are always drop-in, $5/week.
Aerial Policy: Lifts, drops, and aerials are not permitted at Swing Cville 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.