Class Schedule & Registration

January 2018

For January 2018, both Beginning and Intermediate Lindy Hop monthly class series run on Tuesdays for 5 weeks: January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, while both Beginning and Intermediate Balboa monthly class series start one week later, running on Tuesdays for 4 weeks: January 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Check the class descriptions and schedule below to decide which class series to take.  Then, to register for the class series online in advance, click on the PayPal buttons corresponding to the desired class series.

By registering for a full January Lindy Hop class series online (available through Monday, January 1), you pay only $75/person for the whole monthly series and save $15!  Or, by registering for a full January Balboa class series online (available through Monday, January 8), you pay only $60/person for the whole monthly series and also save $15!

You can also register for any of the full monthly class series at the door on the first day of class, but you’ll need to pay the full price: $90/person for a Lindy Hop class series, or $75/person for a Balboa class series.

Single Class Drop-In

Dropping in and paying for a single class of a monthly 4- or 5-week class series at the door is allowed for any week ($20/person).

However, because these series classes are progressive, unless you already have sufficient swing dance experience, dropping in for classes later in the monthly series (without having taken the earlier classes) could be difficult.  To get the most out of the classes, we recommend that you take the full series.  In particular, if you cannot make the first week of class for a certain month, we recommend waiting to register for another month in which you can.  And if you must miss a class, you may want to consider taking a private lesson from one of your instructors to catch up.

Taking Two Classes in the Same Month

You may register for two monthly class series scheduled in the same month (2 Lindy Hop classes, 2 Balboa classes, or 1 of each), and pay only half-price for the 2nd class!  Just make sure the two classes are scheduled at different times, and when registering for the 2nd class, be sure to click on the correct PayPal button–the one which corresponds to registering for that class as a 2nd monthly class.

Lindy Hop

The original swing dance from late 1920’s Harlem, Lindy Hop evolved from the Charleston and African-American dances along with the jazz music of that era.  It is characterized by dynamic movements, the breaking away of partners into open position, and a joyful improvisational nature.

Beginning Lindy Hop

Dates: Tuesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (5 weeks)
Time: 8:00-9:00pm
Instructors: Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe (main floor)
Description: The same Lindy Hop basics (Side-by-Side Charleston, Swingout, Lindy Circle) are taught every month, but different variations are taught each month in the later weeks of class.  Many students take this class more than once to review and build confidence with the 8-count basics.
Prerequisites: Previous swing dancing experience is helpful, though not required.  Complete beginners are welcome in this class!
Cost: $90/mo ($75/mo adv, $35/mo as 2nd class), $20/wk drop-in (All prices include admission to the Dance Parties.)

(as a 2nd monthly class)

Intermediate Lindy Hop

Dates: Tuesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (5 weeks)
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Instructors: Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe (main floor)
Description: Different steps and concepts are introduced each month, so this class is designed to be taken continuously over several months.
Prerequisites: Students must already be confident with 8-count basics, including the Lindy Hop Swingout and related turns, and basic Charleston steps.  They are expected to be social dancing Lindy Hop regularly outside of class.
Cost: $90/mo ($75/mo adv, $35/mo as 2nd class), $20/wk drop-in (All prices include admission to the Dance Parties.)

(as a 2nd monthly class)

Beginning Balboa

Dates: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 weeks)
Time: 8:00-9:00pm
Instructors: Jeff Kroll & Jenna Chalmers (upstairs)
Description: There are many core concepts and skills to learn in Balboa.  Mastery takes time and practice.  In recognition of this, we have crafted 4 months’ worth of classes to introduce new ideas and review challenging ones over time.  There is no “first” series, so feel free start any month that is convenient for you.  And don’t worry, you won’t be promoted out of the Beginning level until you are comfortable with all the material.  Many dancers prefer to stay at this level for 6 or 8 months.
Prerequisites: Previous swing dancing experience is helpful, though not required.  Complete beginners are welcome in this class!
Cost: $75/mo ($60/mo adv, $30/mo as 2nd class), $20/wk drop-in (All prices include admission to the Dance Parties.)

(as a 2nd monthly class)

Intermediate Balboa

Dates: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 weeks)
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Instructors: Jeff Kroll & Jenna Chalmers (upstairs)
Description: Having mastered the core material in the Beginning level series, the Intermediate level classes adds depth and texture, including musicality, refined technique, fancy footwork variations, transitions, classic and fresh baked combinations.  We have several years of ever-evolving Bal material, as well as 3 months of Slow Bal material that we work into the rotation.
Prerequisites: Students must be able to confidently dance both up- and down-hold basics, scoots, paddles, the breakturn, transition, crossovers, come-around, and send-out.  They are expected to be practicing and/or social dancing Balboa regularly outside of class nights.
Cost: $75/mo ($60/mo adv, $30/mo as 2nd class), $20/wk drop-in (All prices include admission to the Dance Parties.)

(as a 2nd monthly class)

December 2017

All December 2017 Lindy Hop  and Balboa monthly class series have already started (on December 5) and are currently in progress.  So registration for the full December monthly class series is now closed.

Single Class Drop-In

However, you may still attend an individual class (single week) for any of these monthly class series as a drop-in student for any week.  Check the class descriptions and schedule below to decide which class you may want to take as a drop-in student.  Then arrive early before class and pay at the door ($20/person/week).  Cash only, please (ATM located in lounge).

Please note, however,  that because these series classes are progressive, unless you already have sufficient swing dance experience, dropping in for classes later in the monthly series (without having taken the earlier classes) could be difficult.  To get the most out of the classes, we recommend that you take the full series.  In particular, if you cannot make the first week of class for a certain month, we recommend waiting to register for another month in which you can.  And if you must miss a class, you may want to consider taking a private lesson from one of your instructors to catch up.

Lindy Hop

Beginning Lindy Hop

Dates: Tuesdays, December 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 8:00-9:00pm
Instructors: Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe (main floor)
Description: The same Lindy Hop basics (Side-by-Side Charleston, Swingout, Lindy Circle) are taught every month, but different variations are taught each month in the later weeks of class.  Many students take this class more than once to review and build confidence with the 8-count basics.
Prerequisites: Previous swing dancing experience is helpful, though not required.  Complete beginners are welcome in this class!
Drop-In Cost: $20/week (Price include admission to that week’s Dance Party.)

Intermediate Lindy Hop

Dates: Tuesdays, December 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Instructors: Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe (main floor)
Description: Different steps and concepts are introduced each month, so this class is designed to be taken continuously over several months.
Prerequisites: Students must already be confident with 8-count basics, including the Lindy Hop Swingout and related turns, and basic Charleston steps.  They are expected to be social dancing Lindy Hop regularly outside of class.
Drop-In Cost: $20/week (Price include admission to that week’s Dance Party.)

Balboa

Beginning Balboa

Dates: Tuesdays, December 5, 12, 19
Time: 8:00-9:00pm
Guest Instructors: Tor Helmer & Carissa Koo (upstairs)
Description: There are many core concepts and skills to learn in Balboa.  Mastery takes time and practice.  In recognition of this, there are several months’ worth of classes to introduce new ideas and review challenging ones over time.  There is no “first” series, so feel free start any month that is convenient for you.  And don’t worry, you won’t be promoted out of the Beginning level until you are comfortable with all the material.  Many dancers prefer to stay at this level for 6 or 8 months.
Prerequisites: Previous swing dancing experience is helpful, though not required.  Complete beginners are welcome in this class!
Drop-In Cost: $20/week (Price include admission to that week’s Dance Party.)

Intermediate Balboa

Dates: Tuesdays, December 5, 12, 19
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Guest Instructors: Tor Helmer & Carissa Koo (upstairs)
Description: Having mastered the core material in the Beginning level series, the Intermediate level classes adds depth and texture, including musicality, refined technique, fancy footwork variations, transitions, classic and fresh baked combinations.
Prerequisites: Students must be able to confidently dance both up- and down-hold basics, scoots, paddles, the breakturn, transition, crossovers, come-around, and send-out.  They are expected to be practicing and/or social dancing Balboa regularly outside of class nights.
Drop-In Cost: $20/week (Price include admission to that week’s Dance Party.)

Registration Questions?

Please feel free to email Hep Jen at hepjen@woodchoppersball.com.