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LINDY HOP CLASSES

Lindy By The Sea is one of the most successful Lindy Hop dance schools in the world. We think a great deal of our success is due to the friendly nature of our classes, the thoroughness in our teaching, and the fact that we constantly strive to keep up to date with the dance itself.

Goal: To nurture a kind, fun, welcoming, and skilled community of swing dancers.


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  • Levels 1
  • Levels 2
  • Levels 3
  • The Track - Intermediate
  • The Master Track - "It's all about you"
  • The Featured Class
  • And, when you are ready, click on this button to pre-register for your classes. Remember, you save 10% by pre-registering!



    THURSDAY EVENINGS ~ BEGINNERS
    INTRO TO SWING DANCING & LINDY HOP



    THURSDAY'S CURRICULUM Levels 1, 2, & 3
    Description

    In these three levels of classes, you will learn all the basic foundations of Lindy Hop Swing Dancing: The six count basic, swingouts, lindy charleston, and sugar pushes, as well as, musicality, styling and connection.

    Level 1: Intro to Swing Dance - Lindy Hop
    East Coast Swing (6-count) & Side-by-Side Charleston

    Level 2: Lindy Hop Basics
    Swingouts, Back Charleston, and Sugar Pushes

    Level 3: Styling, Musicality, & Connection
    Taking what you know and making you look like a Lindy Hopper!


    WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
    LEVELS 1A & 1B, AND 2A & 2B?

    LEVELS 1 & 2 EACH HAVE TWO SERIES ~ "A" & "B".
    They alternate months. You can start on either one!

    What's the difference between A and B? Weeks one and two of the series will have matching curriculum; weeks three and four will have different curriculum. Stay twice and really learn more!

    1A and 1B are not sequential; you can begin with either one.

    Background: As teachers, we know that Lindy Hop does not come to students overnight. It only comes with good solid learning and repetition (in class) and dancing practice (social dancing). We have always encouraged our students to repeat each level at least twice in order to get really outstanding dancing basics, and with the incentive of new material, we hope you'll take us up on it.


    THURSDAY'S CURRICULUM
    Level 3

    Level 3: Musicality and Styling By the time students get to Level 3, they have enough Lindy Hop moves to play with and now budding with curiosity about all that styling and musicality they see on the dance floor, and they are ready to try it! Level 3 will now focus intently on musicality and styling for the leaders and followers. How swing music is constructed, and how to know what to do with moves to make sure that you are dancing "to" the music (like a musician) rather than dancing "through" the music (like a train!).

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    TUESDAY EVENINGS - INTERMEDIATE LINDY
    "THE TRACK"
    ESSENTIALS FOR THE ENTHUSIASTIC LINDY HOPPER

    Six Months of Intermediate Lindy Hop Curriculum
    Orange ~ Silver ~ Red ~ Green ~ Blue ~ Yellow
    START ANY MONTH!

    "The Track" is six months of moves and material. Each series has a "stand-alone" curriculum, so you can join anytime.

    Let's say you are ready to join The Track: We call each of The Track's six series a color: Orange, Silver, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, and the material is non-progressive (unlike Thursday's curriculum) so it doesn't matter when you start. To complete The Track, you would simply need to take one of each of those colors, eventually.

    THE TRACK CURRICULUM

    For example: You start in January (Orange), you would finish in June (Yellow); if you took the classes consecutively. But, let's say you can't find six months in a row, you could take any combination whereby you've hit all six.

    SAMPLE YEAR

    Each series in The Track will contain set curriculum covering variations of the following moves: Swingouts, Charleston, Sugar Pushes, Slides, Boogie Steps, Hollywood Style, Savoy Style, Balboa, Shag, Styling, and Stop Reverses.

    Students have definitely enjoyed going through The Track more than once, and we are convinced that The Track is raising the level of dancing for our intermediate students. Further, Track students will have more social dance experience during this study period, preparing them for Advanced Lindy classes in the future.

    Here's a letter from Steven Smith, student of The Track:

    February 8, 2005

    Good morning -

    I'm still flying high from the Monday* Track session - in fact, that series could quite possibly be the best thing ever to happen on Monday in history.

    I'm always so impressed that the moves you teach are fun, very leadable, and very musical - unlike some moves taught elsewhere whose intricacies seem to have more in common with building a large parking structure.

    Your fan, Steven Smith

    *In 2005, we offered the Track on Mondays & Tuesdays. Now only on Tuesdays.


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    THE MASTER TRACK
    "It's all about you!"

    TAKING YOUR DANCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

    This eight-week course, developed by Rusty Frank and Ron Campbell, is designed for people who want to bring their dancing to the next level. The focus of the program is on musicality, styling, and individual development. Class size is limited to 12-14 students, evenly divided between leaders and followers.*

    Think of The Master Track as a workshop, a master class (rather than a class for dance masters).

    TRACK YOUR DANCING

    Each week, Rusty and Ron work with the students individually and as a group in a series of exercises and challenges. The students are filmed each week, and the footage is studied as a group (in Lindy By The Sea's traditional upbeat, encouraging, and friendly environment) to examine individual areas of goals and progress. Each week's dance footage is shared with the students so they can download it and track their progress.

    The total cost for all eight classes is $100/per student (and doesn't bundle for discounts with other classes).

    This course will start up every eight weeks. The total cost for all eight classes is $100/per student.

    *Students should be versed in the Lindy By The Sea curriculum prior to this joining this course (Levels 1-3 and at least half of the Track).


    Letters from "Master Track" students:

    Rusty,

    Mind-blowing class. I can't believe what I'm learning from you and Ron. Thanks!

    Brian Newbegin



    Rusty/Ron,

    I have been dancing in the Lindy scene for more than eight years and your Master's class is far and away the best class I've ever taken. I recommend this class to anyone who is serious about becoming a great dancer.

    Thanks to both of you for making it such a success.

    Scott Giordano



    Hi Rusty & Ron,

    I want to thank you for coming up with the "Master Track." I look forward to coming to class every week. I love music and I love to dance. I have a new appreciation for the music now and you have taught me how to dance. Yes dance, not just going from one move to the next, but having fun with the music and my dance partner. You have replaced that bored look on my dance partners face with a big smile. Thank you. Thank you.

    Jerry Mancini

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    THE FEATURED CLASS

    Every four weeks, we begin a new Featured Class. These classes rotate throughout the year and include:

    Balboa
    Charleston (1920s Partnered)
    Collegiate Shag
    Dips and Tricks
    Footwork / Styling
    Harlem Style
    Hollywood Style
    Jack & Jill Prep
    Lindy Charleston
    Routines:
    - Big Apple
    - Classic Shim Sham
    - Dean Collins Shim Sham
    - Jeep Jockey Jump
    - Lindy Chorus
    - Secret Agent Man

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