Learn how to swing dance (aka lindy hop)! It’s the original partner dance of the big band era of the 1920’s and 1930’s and it has enjoyed a resurgence since the 1990’s. There are 10,000+ dancers in the DC / Baltimore area and places to dance almost every night of the week. Join on Thursday nights with Byron Willis, in partnership with Gottaswing.
Cost : $110 per person for the 7 week session – must sign up for the whole series
No partner or experience required!
REGISTRATION at GOTTASWING.com
A seed was planted back in 2006 when Byron took local lindy hop (swing dancing) classes, but due to time demands from work was unable to continue. In 2013, YouTube videos inspired Byron to return to the dance and ignited a passion in him for the dance that burns strong today. Byron developed his ability as a dancer and a teacher through hundreds of classes and thousands of practice hours. He began teaching group classes and private lessons locally in the Dupont Circle area in Nov 2015, and he now weekly instructs an enthusiastic and welcoming group of students, and travels throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to workshops, camps, and competitions. Byron also gives back to the community by posting many lindy hop related videos on his YouTube channel (200,000 views!). You can often find Byron on the dance floor at the social dance that he organizes on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month in Dupont called Lindy in the City (FB Group: Lindy in the City).
Intro to Swing Dance Class
With a lesson from 7-8pm and social dance and Q&A from 8-8:30pm.
Swing into the New Year at the Quantum Pilates Studio in Dupont Circle.
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Classes are 55 minutes long and will build on each other. The exercises that are learned in class provide you with enough skills to develop your home practice.
|with Eve Soldinger, M.Ac., MMQ|
Eve Soldinger, M.Ac., MMQ has been an acupuncturist since 1985. Her love for Chinese Medicine and all healing forms has taken her on learning adventures throughout Europe, Central and South America, and China. In 2006 she began to study Qigong and has never looked back. It is the most transformational practice that she has discovered. In 2012 she earned a Masters Degree in Medical Qigong from the International College of Medical Qigong. She teaches Qigong workshops throughout the US including many in Alaska. She takes her work to many settings including addiction and cancer treatment centers.