NEW SERIES - Beginner's Block in a Day!

Beginner's Block in a Day - Last Saturday of every month in 1929's Studio - Collingwood

Beginner's Block in a Day - Last Saturday of every month in 1929's Studio - Collingwood

We have a new special treat for our newbie friends out there!  The Beginner's Block in a Day aims to support our Beginner Swing Block at Smith Street Swing in several ways:

  • The same rhythm of the SSS block will be taught on the last Saturday of every month, in 1929's very own STUDIO.
  • Did you take a block at Smith Street Swing but want to practice heaps with the teachers present in a small class to really "get it"?  Here's your chance!
  • Are you a total Newbie and want to give dancing a go, but find group classes overwhelming or intimidating?  This class will move quickly, but it's small, so you will get special attention from the teachers!
  • Love the idea of meeting new people, but find bigger group classes harder to get a word in?  The size of these classes mean that you can rotate to the same people a few times in class...make connections!
  • Are you learning in private lessons but now feel ready to dance with some new people in a small setting...this is it!
  • Have background dance experience that makes beginner classes seem to move too slow? Small class - lots of material - one on one attention from your teachers makes this the place to go!
  • Unavailable Tuesday nights? - Think LAST SATURDAYS!

Fabulous February - 2 awesome dance development opportunities!

We're very excited to announce 2 excellent February offerings from the 1929 fold...

Mr & Mrs Wharington's Balboa Emporium:  Intermediate & Advanced Balboa classes with Johnny & Julia

And...

Get Your Dude On:  A man-style solo routine with Joel & Jarrod

Plus check out our regular weekly classes @ Smith Street Swing (Tuesdays) and South Melbourne Swing (Mondays).  We have added advanced lindy hop classes @ Smith Street for your geek-out-swing-out pleasure.

October Happenings!

Extra Extra!

  • Beginning Lindy Hop for 5 progressive sessions
  • Dips & Tricks, Slips & Slides
  • Connection Technique and cool new moves for the Intermediate Lindy Hoppers!

Smith Street Swing Class Structure:

Our time structure gives every class the opportunity to practice for 15 minutes after class with sweet swing tunes and teachers present to answer questions.  :)

Classes on offer:

6:00-7:30    - Vintage Partner Dance Series - (Beginners) - New 4 week block starts every 1st Tuesday of the Month. Different Swing style taught each month!
7:30-7:45- Free Practice Session to Swing tunes

7:45- 8:30   - Drop-in Swing Classes (Beginner/Intermediate) - This class focuses monthly special topics.
8:30-8:45- Free Practice Session to Swing tunes

8:45 - 9:45  - Lindy Hop (Intermediate)
Drop in classes with special monthy concepts.
9:45 -10:30 - Social Dance and party!


$12 for first class, $7 for each additional class on the same night...practice time is always free!

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OCTOBER CLASS DESCRIPTIONS -

Smith Street Swing TUESDAYS @ The Copacabana:

Classes with Lexi Joel

6:30 - Beginning Lindy Hop -  Beginning Lindy Hop returns to Tuesdays @ 6:30!  The 5 week October block of the Vintage Partner Dance Series will cover the one, the only...LINDY HOP!  Learn the dance that evolved out of the swing jazz era ballroom dance floors of Harlem, NYC.  When people speak of "swing dancing" this is what they're really talkin' about!  It's the footwork and feeling you've been waiting for! Check out this video to see what we mean (featuring Ramona Staffeld!)

Learn the 8 count Lindy Hop rhythm for the first time, or go for a refresh round to aid your muscle memory.  Spaces are limited as we will need room to SWING OUT WIDE.  

Remember...preregistration puts you the raffle to win a FREE Private Lesson with the teachers!
Limited space for this 5 week Block - $50  

Sign Up Here!

7:45 - Dips & Tricks, Slips & Slides!  - Great for beginners and intermediate dancers :)

Add some flare if you dare!  Great for dancers of all levels, (yes, even you on your first time ever) we will examine some stylish dips, tricks, slips and slides for the month of October using only a basic East Coast Swing Rhythm.  No knowledge of Lindy Hop Required!

8:45 - Intermediate Lindy Hop Drop-in - This month we will cover connection technique to make your Lindy lovely, with the exception of week 1 focusing on finishing the routine we've been working on. Everyone stick around until the end to take a sneak peak at the Smith Street Rascals!  Yah!

THE COPACABANA, 139 Smith Street * Fitzroy

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For Dancers Only MONDAYS @ You Can Dance Studio:

Classes with the world renowned Ramona Staffeld:

For Dancers Only series is a place where you can work on your own authentic jazz based dancing...because before we danced with each other, we danced with ourselves!

Both sessions are suitable for ALL LEVELS.  Ramona's classes challenge dancers of all levels because each dancer is given the space to tap into working on what pushes their dancing to the next level.

 ...it'aint whatcha do...it's the way hat'cha do it!!

FOR DANCERS ONLY -  Foundations of Authentic Jazz Dance
Mondays in October 8, 15, 22, 29 *
7:30-8:30pm 
Register Here: $80

 
FOR DANCERS ONLY - Dancin' a Soft Shoe
WHEN: Mondays in October 8, 15, 22, 29 * 8:30-10:00pm
Register Here: $120

NEW STUDIO!!
YOU CAN DANCE STUDIO, 130 Gladstone Street * South Melbourne

July Smith Street Swing Goodness....

Extra Extra!

  • Lindy Hop Graduates join the Intermediate ranks @ the 8:45pm class!
  • 1940s Charleston & Authentic Jazz Dancing in July
  • Guest teacher, Kathryn Kelly!
  • Tuesday July 31st - Speciality Class

Smith Street Swing Class Structure:

Our time structure gives every class the opportunity to practice for 15 minutes after class with sweet swing tunes and teachers present to answer questions.  :)

6:30-7:30    - Vintage Partner Dance Series - (Beginners) - New 4 week block starts every 1st Tuesday of the Month. Different Swing style taught each month!
7:30-7:45- Free Practice Session to Swing tunes

7:45- 8:30   - Drop-in Swing Classes (Beginner/Intermediate) - This class will now focus monthly on specialty topics for all levels including ROUTINES!                                   
8:30-8:45- Free Practice Session to Swing tunes

8:45 - 9:45  - Lindy Hop (Intermediate)
9:45 -10:30 - Social Dance and party!

$12 for first class, $7 for each additional class on the same night...practice time is always free!

 

JULY CLASSES -

6:30 - 1940s Charleston - Limited space for this 4 week Block - $40 REGISTER NOW!

7:45 - Solo Dancing - Joel and Kathryn Kelly's Specialty! 

8:45 - Intermediate Lindy Hop Drop-in - Putting it all together! Learn to combine all of the swing rhythms learned in the 6:30 classes. Join us for this class if you just completed the Lindy Hop 101 block in June!  Ask your teachers if they think that sticking with beginner classes too is right for you!

 

Special Guest Teacher for the month of July -  Kathryn Kelly!

Kathryn Kelly had always wanted to learn how to lindy hop, after seeing an impressive dance-scene in The Mask. Kathryn started swing-dancing in 2003, and now loves teaching, performing and social dancing - with the aim of fun and creativity whether it’s lindy, blues, balboa or solo jazz. Kathryn has won awards at a number of events including the Melbourne Lindy Battle and Australian Jitterbug Championships. She is also an energetic member of Melbourne Lindy troupe Harlem Shout, with whom she has performed at events like St Kilda Festival, Love Lorne Festival, the famous Speigaltent - and all around the Melbourne dance-traps.

 

July 31st - Specialty Class!

6:30-7:30pm - Speciality Class TBA

 

Vintage Partner Dance Series - April Block Rego Open!

Come learn to dance the Charleston in this four week beginner series.  You will learn the lead/follow skills necessary to dance with a partner to the most fun an upbeat setting to SWING MUSIC!  No need to bring a partner as we rotate through the class.  Get your exercise, socialize and get your kicks in with us at 1929 Studios' Smith Street Swing!  

 

Tuesday nights 6:30-7:30pm at the Copacabana only $40 for four weeks!!

For more info and to reserve your spot now visit: Vintage Partner Dance Series.

 

Can't comit to four weeks in a row?  Don't worry!  Our 7:30pm Drop-in Beginner Swing lesson is made for you!