Learn to Dance

There is absolutely no experience (not even a partner!) needed when you join us for lessons here at the DSDS.

All that we ask is that you come with a smile, an open mind, and wearing clean indoor shoes with non-marking soles.

~At DalKing's Swing Safe Dance~

We care about your safety and comfort. If anyone, regardless who, is making you uncomfortable, please come tell a staff member , executive or volunteer.

As these are private lessons, we reserve the right to ask anyone to leave if they are disrupting the event, the enjoyment of our attendees or any other reason that we deem reasonable.


Lindy Hop lessons are progressive so drop-ins are not advisable. Dance lesson prices cover one person's whole term during Fall 2017.


Fall Lessons 2017

We've got some lessons lined up for you during the fall, you won't want to miss them. As always, you don't need to bring a partner or have any experience in dance, so come on!

 

Level 1 Lindy HOP

1st Session : September 16th until October 28th

2nd Session: November 4th until December 16th

Lessons 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm

Located at First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS

Prices: $40 Community Members, $25 Students

Level 1 Prerequisite: No experience necessary

This series, Level 1 Lindy Hop, is a 6 week intensive set of lessons will teach you the basic dance steps, moves and how to dance with anyone and everyone on a social dance floor!

Can't make our first set of Fall classes? A second session of our 6 week intensive Level 1 Lindy Hop will be running again from November 4th - December 16th, so save the dates!

 

Level 2 Lindy HOP

September 16th until December 16th

Lessons 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm

Located at First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS

Prices: $50 Community Members, $35 Students

Level 2 Prerequisite: Level 1 Lindy Hop

This is a series of ten lessons that follow our Level 1 classes. Come learn swing outs and variations (like swivels!), connection (relaxed yet engaged), Charleston combos, musicality... and more! Social dancing follows from 8 until 10pm
 

FALL BLUES - LEVEL 1 FUNDAMENTALS

September 21st until October 26th

Lessons 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Located at 1313 Hollis Street

Price per 6 week term: $45 Community Members, $30 Students

As the days shorten and the leaves turn colour, it’s time to get ready for comfy and cozy blues dancing! Blues is a dance that is easy on the body, and food for the soul. DalKings Swing starts up a new series of blues dancing lessons on September 21.

Level 1 is the place for beginners to start, and those eager to amp up their skill level to return to learn more – like maybe trying the opposite role or drilling down into core techniques. We will cover the basics and teach techniques and concepts to get you dancing comfortably, with a partner or solo.

 

FALL BLUES - LEVEL 2 IMPROVERS

November 2nd until December 7th

Lessons 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Located at 1313 Hollis Street

Price per 6 week term: $45 Community Members, $30 Students

As the days shorten and the leaves turn colour, it’s time to get ready for comfy and cozy blues dancing! Blues is a dance that is easy on the body, and food for the soul. 


If you have finished level 1, you’ll want to join us for level 2 to push your skill level up, and to learn some cool moves to impress on the dance floor. Our focus this session is on timing and momentum – central ideas for great dancing.


Want to be a DJ?

If you really like swing dance music, we invite you to learn about DJing! Other than volunteers, the DSDS is always looking for DJs to help out with events. Our Head DJ Ian Whitman offers lessons to prospective DJs.

A message from Ian:

"This is a basic, high level, DJ intro web series being done by a site that I use for DJ information pretty regularly. It's covering the basic concepts of DJing (from a club DJ standpoint, however the basics apply to all DJing). Have a look if you're interested. FYI this is meant as a lead-in to a paid course, and the courses aren't cheap. For basic info video the series is useful, and there is a free weekly training course you can sign up for through the site as well."

Free DJ Intro Lesson