Lindy Hop Level 2

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Lindy Hop Level 2

So you've finished Lindy Hop Level 1 and have fallen in love with the dance--we definitely can't blame you! In order to satisfy that craving for MORE LINDY, we are happy to offer Lindy Hop Level 2! What you'll practice: more swing outs (including some snazzy variations!), working with circular momentum, swivels, mixing 6&8 count, and musical breaks. Basically, all the fun stuff! We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!!

Prerequisite: Lindy Level 1
Cost: $30

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Charleston Challenge!

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Charleston Challenge!

Jazz up your dancing with four weeks of Charleston fun, taught by Catherine and Oshean. This peppy step adds so much versatility to fast dancing! We will start with basic side-by-side Charleston, then progress to "airplane" Charleston, tandem Charleston and more! 

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DalKing's Swing Factory - Saturday Night Dance

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DalKing's Swing Factory - Saturday Night Dance

Come learn to swing dance! Every week, a group of wonderful dancers welcomes you to learn and dance with them. The night begins with an 45 minute introductory lesson, followed with dancing to some great swing music until 10:30pm--all for only $5!! 

No dancing experience or partner required, so come learn to swing, meet some friendly people, and dance the night away with us! 

Please bring non-scuffing indoor shoes, and keep scented products to a minimum.

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Location: First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 3Y8
Doors open at 6:30pm
Beginner lesson 7:00-7:45pm
Music ends at 10:30pm

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10th Annual Swing with the Fishes - An Evening of Music & Dance

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10th Annual Swing with the Fishes - An Evening of Music & Dance

Our biggest night of the year is here! Join us October 27th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event with a night of live big band jazz, non-stop dancing, and plenty of fun.

Swing with the Fishes includes live music from the Big Valley Swing Orchestra, an introductory swing dance lesson (so bring your friends), our dance competition finals, a bar (with specialty drinks!), and plenty more!

Tickets are sold in advance at Atlantic News (5560 Morris Street) and online at seasideshimmy.ca/fishes for only $25! Tickets at the door are $30. Visit our Facebook event for more details and updates!

* Please note all attendees who wish to purchase alcoholic drinks from the bar must bring a valid ID (regardless of age).

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Doors open: 7:30
Intro lesson: 8:00
Live music, dancing, performances, competitions and more: 9:00-12:00
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** Never danced before? Not to worry! Our intro lessons are always no partner or experience required. So come learn to swing dance, meet some friendly people, and dance the night away with us!

** Really don't want to dance? That's okay, too! You are free to come have a drink and listen to the band!

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Seaside Shimmy

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Seaside Shimmy

Ready, set, sail - to Halifax's swing dance weekend! Seaside Shimmy is back October 26th-28th, featuring the 10th annual Swing with the Fishes dance, and guest instructors Natalia Grañé & Luis Arredondo! Come share the love for Lindy Hop with us again in the Maritimes. With live bands, dances, competitions, and workshops, this weekend is sure to be a whale of a time! 

Follow our Facebook event for more updates and information, or visit our website at seasideshimmy.ca

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Out Dancing

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Out Dancing

Join us during Pride Week for a special evening of dancing and festivities, including a photo booth! The evening will begin with a 45 minute introductory swing dance lesson, followed by dancing, dancing, DANCING--and all for FREE!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn partner dancing, now is the time to do so in an open, welcoming environment. No dance experience or partner required, so come learn to swing dance, meet some friendly people, and dance the night away with us! 

Please bring indoor shoes, and refrain from using scented products.

This is a Halifax Pride community funded event.

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Date is Wednesday July 25th
Doors open at 7:00pm
Beginner lesson from 7:30 to 8:15pm
Music ends at 10:30pm


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Hoppin' at the Harbour - a Lindy Hop and Swing Dance

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Hoppin' at the Harbour - a Lindy Hop and Swing Dance

We are so excited to be back dancing under sunny skies and smelling that fresh sea breeze! Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 every Tuesday this summer at the gazebo on the waterfront (just down Morris Street) to dance to some swingin' tunes!

Cover: $5 or pay what you can

Rainy day plans: the party will move to Menz & Mollyz on a case-by-case basis (to be announced by Monday evening). Please check the Facebook events page for the latest information on where the dance will be held: http://www.facebook.com/events/383064388862697/?ti=ici

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Break It Down Now: Deconstructing a Swing Out

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Break It Down Now: Deconstructing a Swing Out

Ah the swing out - the one thing we need right is the one thing we can never get right, am I right?

Let's all come together and get into the nitty gritty details of our swing outs, one beat at a time.

Sounds of frustration and exasperation are not only encouraged, but expected.


Date: Wednesday, July 11
Location: Happy Soul Dance Studio
Time: 7:15pm-8:45pm
8:45-11 pm **unstructured social/practice (BYOMusic, $2)
Teacher: Gaby Macklin
Cost: $10 or pay what you can


**SOCIAL/PRACTICE INFO
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Brigitte has kindly offered to let us use the Happy Soul studio until 11pm by asking that anyone who stays pays $2. This means that even if only 4 people want to stay, those people only need to pay $2/each and they can use the space, ie if there aren't many people, we would not need to cover the regular room rental after 8:30pm.

Sometimes I will be there to host; sometimes I won't, so if you want to stay, please bring your own music to practice!

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Shim Sham Flash Mob

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Shim Sham Flash Mob

We want YOU for our shim sham flash mob! Help us celebrate World Lindy Hop Day and the birthday of Frankie Manning, one of the original lindy hoppers, with a series of Shim Sham performances in some of our city's nicest outdoor locales. We will meet at Halifax Public Gardens at 1:00, before moving to the Commons, and, finally, the waterfront. This will be followed in the evening by a special edition of Swing Factory to celebrate World Lindy Hop Day.

Don't know the shim sham or aren't interested in performing? We need people to film the dancers! Message us if you have a camera (or have high quality video on your phone) and are interested in filming the event!

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Lindy Hop Connection Exercises and Guided Practice

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Lindy Hop Connection Exercises and Guided Practice

::: Open to ALL DANCERS :::

Come learn how to improve your following and leading technique for swing outs, charleston, and more! Good lindy hop connection is like a great conversation in which the language is clear, expressive, and vibrant. This class will include specific drills and exercises to build those conversational skills. There will also be time for one-on-one feedback with Jessie to work on specific moves. 

Date: Wednesday, May 16th
Location: Happy Soul Dance Studio
Time: 7:15pm-8:45pm
8:45-11 pm **unstructured social/practice (BYOMusic, $2)
Teachers: Jessie Litven
Cost: $10 or pay what you can


**SOCIAL/PRACTICE INFO
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Brigitte has kindly offered to let us use the Happy Soul studio until 11pm by asking that anyone who stays pays $2. This means that even if only 4 people want to stay, those people only need to pay $2/each and they can use the space, ie if there aren't many people, we would not need to cover the regular room rental after 8:30pm.

Sometimes I will be there to host; sometimes I won't, so if you want to stay, please bring your own music to practice!

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SWING OUT! at Menz & Mollyz

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SWING OUT! at Menz & Mollyz

Get your weeknight swing dance on at Menz & Mollyz--every second week starting March 6th! The first night will have an introductory lesson for any newcomers to the dance, so join us and swing out proud 😉

No experience or dance partner necessary. 19+

Introductory lesson: 6:15 - 7:00
Music and dance: 7:00 - 8:30
Cover: $5 or pay what you can

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Learn the new STS 2018 Moves with Pri & Jessie

Learn the new STS 2018 Moves with Pri & Jessie

::: Open to all dancers that can do swing-outs:::

Did you miss Fredericton's Swingin' to Spring workshops? Were you there, but want to practice what you learned? Come join us for a detailed review of Daryl and Jen's moves that were presented, including the awesome Frankie Manning swingout sequence!

(If we don't get through all the material, we'll add another class!)

Date: Wednesday, May 2nd,
Location: Happy Soul Dance Studio
Time: 7:15pm-8:45pm
8:45-11 pm **unstructured social/practice (BYOMusic, $2)
Teachers: Priyanka Saira Varkey and Jessie Litven
Cost: $5 if you went to STS, $15 if you are learning these for the first time (or pay-what-you-can: no one turned away!)

We will need a minimum of 12 participants to run this class, so please say "going" if you are planning to attend. Head to the following Facebook event link and select "going" to let us know you'll be attending!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/416094492150657/

Prerequisites: being familiar with 6 and 8-count movements such as tuck turns, swingouts, and lindy circles

What we'll learn/practice over the course of these reviews:
- Frankie Manning sequence
- Swingout variations ala Al Minns & Frankie Manning
- Sailor Kicks
- More choreo-incorporated lindy


**SOCIAL/PRACTICE INFO
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Brigitte has kindly offered to let us use the Happy Soul studio until 11pm by asking that anyone who stays pays $2. This means that even if only 4 people want to stay, those people only need to pay $2/each and they can use the space, ie if there aren't many people, we would not need to cover the regular room rental after 8:30pm.

Sometimes I will be there to host; sometimes I won't, so if you want to stay, please bring your own music to practice!

Mark's Moves Lindyhop Workshop - Part 3

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Mark's Moves Lindyhop Workshop - Part 3

Although recommended, it's not necessary to have done previous Mark's Moves workshops

Mark's Moves - Lindy Hop Workshop Series
with Mark Manser and Jessie Litven

Date: Wednesday, March 28th,
Location: Happy Soul Dance Studio
Time: 7:15pm-8:45pm
8:45-11 pm **unstructured social/practice (BYOMusic, $2)
Teachers: Mark Manser and Jessie Litven
Cost: $15/person/class

Back by popular demand! In this class, we will expand even more on our lindyhop repertoire.

We will need a minimum of 14 participants to run this class, so please say "going" if you are planning to attend.

Prerequisites: You must have a solid grasp of lindyhop fundamentals appropriate for anyone who feels firmly comfortable with all the following forms:
- Basic forms (tuck turn, sugar push, side passes, lindy circle, swing out).
- Ability to lead/follow 6 and 8 count rythms.
- Side-by-side charleston.

We'll expand on the previous "Mark's Moves" with time to both revisit moves learned in November as well as learn new movements rarely seen in our scene. This time, there will be more time per move, practicing the connection & technique needed for each move and locking in the ability to do it in the wild:)

What you'll learn:
- To lead/follow a bunch of moves in many different positions and orientations
- Styling/Variations on moves
- Patterns (sequences of moves)
- Some of Mark's secret tricks that make dancing easier and more comfortable


ABOUT MARK
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Mark started dancing Lindy Hop in 2008 with the DalKing's Swing Dance Society. Over the last 9 years he has taught each level of LindyHop and Blues offered by the society. He doesn't teach much anymore, so come take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from one of Halifax's best!

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PUCKER UP WITH DALKING'S SWING

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PUCKER UP WITH DALKING'S SWING

Date: February 14

Lesson 7:00 pm to 7:45pm

Social Dance: 7:45 pm to 10 pm

Admission: free

Address: Garrison Brewery, 1149 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Come down to Garrison Brewing Valentine's evening for a introductory dance lesson starting at 7:00 with social dancing starting at 7:45!

Have fun dancing while celebrating the launch of a Garrison fan favorite beer: Pucker Up!

Free admission and beer samplers for $2. 

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Balroomin' Blues

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Balroomin' Blues

Join us for an 8-week session on various kinds of ballroomin’ blues—an elegant but relaxed form of dancing to early blues and jazz blues music. We’ll spend time working on Slow Drag / walking blues, Strut, Savoy Walk, and Latin blues. 
No previous blues dancing experience is necessary, but experienced dancers will learn more about blues dance techniques and moves. (You’ll find that dancing other dances such as Lindy, Balboa, and Latin dances can contribute ideas to ballroomin’ blues and can benefit from ideas from the blues.)

Check out a beautiful example of ballroomin’ blues here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYtf5Tfdi_w

Cost for the 8-week session : $55 for community members and $35 for students.

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Bal in Hal - Beginner Balboa Series!

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Bal in Hal - Beginner Balboa Series!

Cost:  $20 for students, $30 for community members
Experience: All levels welcome!

We need a minimum of 14 people to run the class, so please mark your interest now. Registration link will be posted shortly, and you don't want to miss this intro to Balboa!

Do you want to try out the slidy-skating-silkiness of Balboa? This dance developed when lindyhop had to get small on the dancefloor, but the tightness, flow, and precision of this dance is a joy to experience. 

*No previous experience necessary* 

Jessie Litven will be guiding you through the basics of balboa from scratch, learning up-hold and down-hold basics, come-arounds, and other balboa foundations.

7:00pm lesson
8:30pm bal practice/social


Watch some pro bal for some awe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdHN3Uf4lNY

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Mark's Moves Workshop Series

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Mark's Moves Workshop Series

Space is limited! We will only have capacity for 10 leads and 10 follows. The registration link will be posted soon, so stay tuned so you don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from one of Halifax's best swing dancers!

Cost: $10/person/class

November 8th & 15th - Intermediate Workshops
Intermediate is appropriate for anyone who feels firmly comfortable with all the following forms:
- Basic forms (tuck turn, sugar push, side passes, lindy circle, swing out).
- Ability to lead/follow 6 and 8 count rythms.
- Side-by-side charleston.

What you'll learn:
- To lead/follow a bunch of moves in many different positions and orientations
- Styling/Variations on moves
- Patterns (sequences of moves)
- Footwork
- Some of Mark's secret tricks that make dancing easier and more comfortable

Format:
- We'll cover as many moves as possible in the 2 hours. 
- At the end we'll record a recap of everything we covered so you can practice at home.

About the instructor:
Mark started dancing Lindy Hop in 2008 with the DalKing's Swing Dance Society. Over the last 9 years he has taught each level of LindyHop and Blues offered by the society.
He doesn't teach much anymore, so come take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from one of Halifax's best!

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Seaside Shimmy

Seaside Shimmy

Ready, Set, Sail! 

To Halifax's Lindy Hop & Blues Weekend!

Save the date as we welcome another weekend of dancing in Halifax November 17th to November 19th!

Click here for more information!

 Last Waterfront Dancing social moved!

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Last Waterfront Dancing social moved!

Because of expected rain tomorrow evening, we're moving the last Waterfront Dancing event to next Tuesday, Sept. 26.

This will be the final opportunity for Waterfront Dancing. There will not be a rain date. If we have to cancel the event again because of rain on the 26th, Waterfront Dancing is done for this summer since the days are getting shorter and shorter and sometimes colder. So everyone, do the sun dance for next Tuesday!!!!

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