Swing Dance Summer Series
Teens and Adults
Tuesdays, August 16- September 6 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Tuition: $165 General | $150 Member
Instructor: Jo Hoffberg
Location: Kay White Hall Atrium
In this series, we will dance our way through time, becoming comfortable with two iconic dance styles from the 1920s to the 1940s: Charleston and Swing. These two energetic dances have both solo and partner components. We will learn how to dance comfortably to uptempo music so that you can hit the floor with confidence. Classes will be progressive and each week we’ll add to the challenges and to the fun!
Some additional notes about class:
– As dance is a language, and it’s important to learn how to both speak and listen. For that reason, everyone will lead and everyone will follow at some point during the series.
– All are welcome! Partners are not required, and we will rotate partners during class. As COVID-19 is still a concern, if you and a partner wish to remain together, we respect and support it.
– Dress comfortably, and be prepared to move a lot and get your steps in for the day – and maybe for the next day too!
Jo Hoffberg is a bigwig and longtime fixture of the Lindy Hop scene. She holds first place titles from the American Lindy Hop Championships, Canadian Swing Championships, International Lindy Hop Championships, European Swing Dance Championships, National Jitterbug Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, and U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. Since 2007, Jo has traveled the world spreading jazz culture through vintage partner dancing and has taught and performed in 26 countries across 5 continents. She teaches vernacular jazz, charleston, aerials, and lindy hop. She hosts intensives in Europe and North America, has produced an extensive online learning library (digital downloads and streaming), is a co-producer of Swing Break Mexico, the head judge at the Balkan Lindy Hop Championships, and runs a personalized Online Training Programs for competitors around the world. Inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 2013, Jo is a passionate and avid dancer, instructor, and competitor.
For questions or help with registrations, please contact our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 259-3005.