Welcome to Ottawa's Swing Dance School!
Learn to swing dance in Ottawa - no partner required! Whether you're a complete beginner to swing, or already enjoy Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Blues, Balboa and other swing dances, you've found the right place!
- Saturday Night Swing July 4th, 2015— Four lessons, two rooms, dancing all night! [Info]
- WCS Assisted Practice! July 6th, 2015 [Info]
- SNS July 18th - Lindy Hop & WCS Jedi Swing Contest July 18th, 2015 [Info]
- SNS August 8th - Lindy Hop & WCS Threesome Strictly Contest August 8th, 2015 [Info]
Beginner Swing Dance Lessons!
Check out our beginner swing dance classes starting soon! You can also see all of these dance classes on our class and event calendar!
West Coast Swing IV: Musicality — Moves, styling and better reactions!It's all about the music! This Level 4 Intermediate+ West Coast Swing class will focus on ways to match your dancing better to the music, by understanding the music better and learning the many ways that WCS can be adapted to fit different styles of music. West Coast Swing is dance that allows for amazing levels of musicality, adapting its movements to an incredible range of music styles, and that's what we'll be exploring! Pre-requisite: At least WCS II, recommend WCS III. You'll need to be comfortable with the material from WCS I/II/III which this class will draw on, from basic moves such as whips and passes, to extensions to basic patterns, repeaters and adding extra turns. $90 for 4 weeks, or $60 for students & seniors.
- 4 weeks, starting Thursday, July 9th, from 7:00pm-8:30pm Sign Up!
Swing IV: Twenties Charleston and Early Lindy Hop — Old school moves!Explore old school moves from the early Jazz age and the dawn of Lindy Hop! This Swing 4 class covers the style of Charleston that swept North America in the 20's and the breakway, a dance step that became the foundation of early Lindy Hop and the basis for the modern swingout. You can enjoy the vintage vibe of pure 20's Charleston, or easily incorporate these new moves into the rest of your Lindy Hop! Pre-requisite: Recommend Swing III (may be taken concurrently), minimum of Swing II. You're expected to be comfortable with swingouts but you don't need to be perfect. You'll also need to be comfortable with the material from Swing I/II/III which this class will draw on. $90 for 4 weeks, or $60 for students & seniors.
- 4 weeks, starting Tuesday, July 21st, from 6:30pm-8:00pm Sign Up!
Swing IV: Lindy Hop Playground — Dips, Tricks, Jumps and more!Have fun with some of the flashier moves of Lindy Hop! You'll explore a variety of social dance-friendly dips, moves with jumps, and other cool moves that challenge your dancing and partner connection but are crazy fun to do! Pre-requisite: Recommend Swing III (may be taken concurrently), minimum of Swing II. You're expected to be comfortable with swingouts but you don't need to be perfect. You'll also need to be comfortable with the material from Swing I/II/III which this class will draw on. $90 for 4 weeks, or $60 for students & seniors.
- 4 weeks, starting Tuesday, August 18th, from 6:30pm-8:00pm Sign Up!
Jam Crew (By Audition Only)For advanced Lindy Hoppers, Jam Crew isn't a class but rather a special kind of team that combines advanced level training with the opportunity to create, work on your improvisation skills, and even choreograph parts of group jam-style routines. Jam Crew is intended as a combined training intensive and playground for advanced level Lindy Hoppers who have solid dance technique and want to progress further in a group of dancers at a similar level! Pre-requisite: Solid technique, familiarity with all of the content of Swing I/II/III, and social dancing 1-2 times a week. Recommend at least 6 months of Swing IV/V series and/or the Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop class. Next audition: To be announced. Please contact us if you're interested.
- Team practices are Wednesdays from 8:30pm-10:10pm. Audition!
- Membership in Jam Crew is $100/month. (Save $20 if you pay before the 1st of the month.) Auditions are just $15!
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