This class is designed to introduce beginners to the FUN of Lindy Hop. We’ll learn about connecting with your partner, the roles of leaders and followers, and a handful of moves to get you swingin’. We’ll practice with some cool Big Band tunes, and tell you where you can dance to live music locally.

Lindy Hop is a social dance, and dancers will rotate often to promote learning and dancing with everyone. You don’t need to sign up with a partner, but we’re offering a discount if you do, to ensure we have a good balance of leaders and followers. If you register online before the first class, you’ll save more. Please pre-register below to reserve your spot. (Don’t have PayPal? read on for mailing address).

These classes are a great way to get started, just in time for upcoming Lindy Hop events all over New England!

After dabbling in Lindy for several years, Scott has been taking lessons and workshops for more than a year, and Emma for about a year herself. In addition, Emma has been dancing and teaching the Argentine Tango for many years — feel free to ask her about it! We both really enjoy the music and energy of Lindy Hop, and look forward to sharing it.

Classes will run in two sessions, each one four weeks long.

Tuesdays March 4, 11, 18, 25    7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (includes some practice time)

Tuesdays April 1, 8, 15, 22  7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (includes some practice time)

Class 1: Start counting! 8-count steps, connecting with your partner (a video of what we did)

Class 2: review, moving in front of your partner

Class 3: review, traveling with your partner

Class 4: review, some turns

*If you missed the first class, contact Emma to see if you can slip into the next three in the session.

To register for a 4-class swing series, or any number of drop-ins, for one person drop in ($15.00), one person remainder of March classes ($45), April pre-registration ($45.00), or an April leader/follower partnership ($90.00), click here for PayPal and send the appropriate amount to eholder@maine.rr.com. Please include your phone number in the memo part. Thanks!