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Lindy Hop Intermediate Workshop with Anne & Lawrence!
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Experience Required

You have been doing Lindy Hop for a while now, are comfortable doing Swing Outs, and do both 8-count and 6-count patterns.

About Lindy Hop

For more about this fun and popular swing dance, please see the History page.

Venue

Trinity-St Paul’s, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West. Enter from the doors facing Bloor Street, towards west side of building. By subway it is just across Bloor Street from the west exit of the Spadina subway station on the two main subway lines. Click here for more details.

COVID-19 Rules

Please click here to read COVID rules in effect.

Partner required. No partner rotation, so you must team up with one other person for the workshop. If you seek a partner, post that at the Facebook event invite for this workshop. You could also try posting at the Toronto Find a Dance Partner Facebook page.

Price

General

$35

Full-time students with ID

$30

Register

To register send your payment to: payswingtoronto at gmail dot com. In a separate email specify the workshop you are registering for, and provide the password for your eTransfer. Note that the workshop may sell out.

Teachers

Anne & Lawrence

About Anne

Anne began swing dancing in 2010 and has no plans of stopping. Originally from New Mexico, she organized and taught classes for the swing dance club at New Mexico State University.
For Anne's bio, click here.

About Lawrence

Lawrence began swing dancing over 15 years ago and remains addicted to this day. Having attended over 250 dance events in more than 30 countries, he continues to be a sought-after lead on the social dance floor. For his bio, click here.

Schedule

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time: 7pm to 9:50pm with two 10 minute breaks
Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for check-in and COVID protocols.

6:50 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-In & COVID Protocols

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Session One

8:00 PM - 8:10 PM

10-Minute Break

8:10 PM - 9:10 PM

Session Two

9:10 PM - 9:20 PM

10-Minute Break

9:20 PM - 9:50 PM

Session Three

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Partner Charleston Beginner Workshop with Simon & Sigga!
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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No Experience Required!

No prior experience is needed. Absolute beginners are welcome!

Charleston and Lindy Hop are often combined in the same song. All Lindy Hoppers do Charleston.

About Charleston

For more about this fun and popular swing dance, please see the History page.

Venue

Trinity-St Paul’s, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West. Enter from the doors facing Bloor Street, towards west side of building. By subway it is just across Bloor Street from the west exit of the Spadina subway station on the two main subway lines. Click here for more details.

COVID-19 Rules

Please click here to read COVID rules in effect.

Partner required. No partner rotation, so you must team up with one other person for the class. If you seek a partner, post that at the Facebook event invite for this class. You could also try posting at the Toronto Find a Dance Partner Facebook page.
Open to all ages!

Price

General

$35

Full-time students with ID

$30

Register

To register send your payment to: payswingtoronto at gmail dot com. In a separate email specify the workshop you are registering for, and provide the password for your eTransfer. Note that the workshop may sell out.

Teachers

Simon Threlkeld & Sigga Waleng

About Simon

Simon has been dancing and teaching Lindy Hop, Charleston, Viennese Waltz, Polka and other partner dancing for over 20 years.
For his bio, click here.

About Sigga

Sigga started Lindy Hop with SwingStep in Berlin at start of 2018, and is visiting Toronto for a few months from Denmark where she has taught Lindy Hop classes at Roskilde University.

Schedule

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 7pm to 9:50pm with two 10 minute breaks
Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for check-in and COVID protocols.

6:50 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-In & COVID Protocols

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Session One

8:00 PM - 8:10 PM

10-Minute Break

8:10 PM - 9:10 PM

Session Two

9:10 PM - 9:20 PM

10-Minute Break

9:20 PM - 9:50 PM

Session Three

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Beginner Lindy Hop Workshop with Anne & Lawrence!
Friday, December 10, 2021

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No Experience Required!

No prior experience is needed. Absolute beginners are welcome!
This class will focus on 6-count Lindy Hop. 8-count and 6-count are the two main rhythm patterns of Lindy Hop. The Lindy Hop beginner workshop on Friday, December 3 focuses on 8-count Lindy Hop.
Learn some sound basics and fun moves!

About Lindy Hop

For more about this fun and popular swing dance, please see the History page.

Venue

Trinity-St Paul’s, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West. Enter from the doors facing Bloor Street, towards west side of building. By subway it is just across Bloor Street from the west exit of the Spadina subway station on the two main subway lines. Click here for more details.

COVID-19 Rules

Please click here to read COVID rules in effect.

Partner required. No partner rotation, so you must team up with one other person for the class. If you seek a partner, post that at the Facebook event invite for this class. You could also try posting at the Toronto Find a Dance Partner Facebook page.

Price

General

$35

Full-time students with ID

$30

Register

To register send your payment to: payswingtoronto at gmail dot com. In a separate email specify the workshop you are registering for, and provide the password for your eTransfer. Note that the workshop may sell out.

Teachers

Anne & Lawrence

About Anne

Anne began swing dancing in 2010 and has no plans of stopping. Originally from New Mexico, she organized and taught classes for the swing dance club at New Mexico State University.
For Anne's bio, click here.

About Lawrence

Lawrence began swing dancing over 15 years ago and remains addicted to this day. Having attended over 250 dance events in more than 30 countries, he continues to be a sought-after lead on the social dance floor.
For his bio, click here.

Schedule

Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Time: 7pm to 9:50pm with two 10 minute breaks
Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for check-in and COVID protocols.

6:50 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-In & COVID Protocols

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Session One

8:00 PM - 8:10 PM

10-Minute Break

8:10 PM - 9:10 PM

Session Two

9:10 PM - 9:20 PM

10-Minute Break

9:20 PM - 9:50 PM

Session Three

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Jen Barnett Balboa Intermediate/Advanced Workshop!
Dovercourt House, Toronto - Saturday, December 11, 2021
Register now! Only a few spots remaining!

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Details

We are pleased to have international champion, Jen Barnett, teach an intermediate/advanced Balboa Workshop on Saturday, December 11 at the Dovercourt House!

For the Facebook event page, click here.

Venue

Dovercourt House, top floor, 805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto. Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Rules

Please click here to read COVID rules in effect.

Note that partners will rotate in this workshop.

Price

Full Workshop (both classes)

$60

One Class

$40

Register

To register, eTransfer the $60 or $40 to: payswingtoronto at gmail dot com. In a separate email indicate the answer to your security question, and what you are paying for (December 11 Balboa, December 11 Balboa class 1, December 11 Balboa class 2). Please also indicate whether you will Lead or Follow – we will ensure approximate Follow-Lead balance in this workshop.

Note for Workshop Students!

Saturday Night Swing features The Savoy Band that night (December 11) at the Dovercourt House!

Doors 6pm. Dance 7pm to 10pm.
This is the first Saturday Night Swing since before the pandemic, and officially the last at Dovercourt House.
$20 per person for the Dance only (buy in advance because it will sell out soon)
Details here.

Your Instructor

Jen Barnett

About Jen

Jen Barnett is an international champion based out of NYC who specializes in teaching, performing and competing in the Jazz Era swing dance of Balboa.

See below for Jen's bio and more!

Schedule

Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time: Doors, 11am. Class 1 - 11:30am to 1:30pm | Class 2 - 2pm to 4pm
Please arrive early to allow for check-in and COVID protocols.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Doors Open, Check-In & COVID Protocols

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Class 1 – Reviewing & Revamping Your Basics
Dust off the cobwebs! This is the perfect chance to get a fresh start with good habits and solid technique. This class will be truly multi-level, with concepts presented at different degrees of challenge for intermediate and advanced dancers alike.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

30-Minute Break / Check-In & COVID Protocols

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class 2 – How To Create The Best Social Dances
We are all so excited to reconnect again so let’s make sure that our connection technique is fantastic! This workshop will cover how to comfortably partner with any dancer plus what to look for and adjust to so that every social dance is magical.

About Jen

Known for bringing a little math and science into the ballroom (don’t worry, just a little), Jen began tap dancing in pre-school and continued learning and later teaching through high school. After putting aside dance to focus on chemistry in college, Jen was happy to return to dance during graduate school–-this time the partnered swing dance of Balboa. During that time, Jen began teaching and promoting, co-running beloved Philly events such as the Saturday Night Fish Fry, Philly Bal Night, and Bal Jam ’08. She now calls New York City home and enjoys teaching locally at You Should Be Dancing! and dancing at White Heat among other favorites. Click here to read Jen's full bio.

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Jen in the Strictly Classic Finals with Jacob Wigger at the All Balboa Weekend 2018

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Jen winning the Jack and Jill with David Lee at the All Balboa Weekend 2016

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Jen winning the Jack and Jill with Adam Speen at the All Balboa Weekend 2015

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Jen with Peter Flahiff dancing an exhibition of slow balboa at The Experiment 2014

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Fast Lindy Hop & Charleston Workshop with Aleks & Dina!
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Experience Required

You can comfortably do the 8-count and 6-count Frankie phrases and partnered charleston at around 170 BPM.

170 BPM tempo reference:

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About Lindy Hop

For more about this fun and popular swing dance, please see the History page.

Venue

Trinity-St Paul’s, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West. Enter from the doors facing Bloor Street, towards west side of building. By subway it is just across Bloor Street from the west exit of the Spadina subway station on the two main subway lines. Click here for more details.

COVID-19 Rules

Please click here to read COVID rules in effect.

Partner required. No partner rotation, so you must team up with one other person for the class. If you seek a partner, post that at the Facebook event invite for this class. You could also try posting at the Toronto Find a Dance Partner Facebook page.

Price

General

$35

Full-time students with ID

$30

Register

To register send your payment to: payswingtoronto at gmail dot com. In a separate email specify the workshop you are registering for, and provide the password for your eTransfer. Note that the workshop may sell out.

Teachers

Aleksandr Valuiskikh & Dina Waluyo

About Aleks & Dina

Aleks and Dina have been dancing, practicing, travelling, choreographing and competing together since 2018. They have placed at and won multiple local and international Lindy Hop competitions.
For their bio, click here.

They find fast Lindy Hop exhilarating and highly satisfying, and hope to share the joy of this energetic dance with as many people as humanly possible.

Schedule

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Time: 7pm to 9:45pm with two 10 minute breaks
Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for check-in and COVID protocols.

6:50 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-In & COVID Protocols

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Session One

8:00 PM - 8:10 PM

10-Minute Break

8:10 PM - 9:10 PM

Session Two

9:10 PM - 9:20 PM

10-Minute Break

9:20 PM - 9:45 PM

Session Three

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[Completed] Lindy Hop Beginner Workshop with Simon & Gabrielle!
Friday, December 3, 2021

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No Experience Required!

No prior experience is needed. Absolute beginners are welcome!

This class will focus on 8-count Lindy Hop. 8-count and 6-count are the two main rhythm patterns of Lindy Hop. The Lindy Hop beginner workshop on Friday, December 10 focuses on 6-count Lindy Hop.
Learn solid basics and fun moves!

About Lindy Hop

For more about this fun and popular swing dance, please see the History page.

Venue

Trinity-St Paul’s, main dance hall, 427 Bloor Street West. Enter from the doors facing Bloor Street, towards west side of building. By subway it is just across Bloor Street from the west exit of the Spadina subway station on the two main subway lines. Click here for more details.

COVID-19 Rules

Please click here to read COVID rules in effect.

Partner required. No partner rotation, so you must team up with one other person for the class. If you seek a partner, post that at the Facebook event invite for this class. You could also try posting at the Toronto Find a Dance Partner Facebook page.

Price

General

$35

Full-time students with ID

$30

Register

To register send your payment to: payswingtoronto at gmail dot com. In a separate email specify the workshop you are registering for, and provide the password for your eTransfer. Note that the workshop may sell out.

Teachers

Simon Threlkeld & Gabrielle Kaufmann

About Gabrielle

For Gabrielle's bio, click here.

About Simon

Simon has been dancing and teaching Lindy Hop, Charleston, Viennese Waltz, Polka and other partner dancing for over 20 years. For his bio, click here.

Schedule

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Time: 7pm to 9:50pm with two 10 minute breaks
Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for check-in and COVID protocols.

6:50 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-In & COVID Protocols

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Session One

8:00 PM - 8:10 PM

10-Minute Break

8:10 PM - 9:10 PM

Session Two

9:10 PM - 9:20 PM

10-Minute Break

9:20 PM - 9:50 PM

Session Three