Lindy Hopper's Delight & Rugcutters UNITE - Ticket to Rugcutters included in LHD's April Rego!

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This is what Mark, your featured teacher in this edition, has to say about what inspired he and Kathryn to design this workshop --->

Did we mention that mark is a fun guy?

Did we mention that mark is a fun guy?

Registration to April's edition of Lindy Hopper's Delight with Kathryn Kelly and Mark Christopoulos is NOW OPEN and we are super PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE that your registration to this workshop comes with a...
 

A FREE ticket to Rugcutters' April edition!
 

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When I first started swing there were so few experts on the scene. People didn’t know what they were doing! People would hit the floor and just get loose and free. Most classes were simple demonstrations and students doing their best to imitate. I loved it! Then a wave of dancers, including myself, started to take a closer look into the dance. Instruction became a lot more sophisticated and the number of amazing dancers sky rocketed!

Four years ago, I took a hiatus from swing and took the journey again as a beginner contemporary and lyrical jazz dancer. What I noticed shocked me. The teachers, although incredible dancers, would choose not to dissect the dance for the students but rather just beat it into them. It was tough love. But it reminded me of my first swing classes and I loved it all over again.

In the spirit of this tried and tested model Kathryn and I will be hammering into you our favourite advanced movements. No over thinking, just sophisticated movements to music with and without a partner to build that “body knowledge.” Spins, balance, posture and control without and then with your partner.
— Mark Christopoulos

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