Class Schedule & Registration

December 2022

The December 2022 LINDY HOP and SOLO JAZZ monthly class series run on Tuesdays for 4 weeks: December 6, 13, 20, and 27, while the BALBOA monthly class series runs for 2 weeks: December 6 and 13.

Check the class descriptions and schedule below to decide which class series to take.  Then, to register for the class series in advance, click on the PayPal buttons corresponding to the desired class series.  By registering in advance (by Monday, December 5), you guarantee yourself a spot in class and pay only $75/person (Balboa: $40/person) for the full monthly class series, saving $15 (Balboa: $10)!

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 (Balboa: $50/person).

Either way, enrollment includes admission to the live music Dance Parties immediately following each week’s classes!

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

To keep our event as safe as possible from COVID-19, we are currently requiring proof of full vaccination and a properly worn face mask at all times while inside the building unless actively drinking.  So please remember to bring:

  • Face Mask: a high-quality, well-fitting face mask
  • Proof of Vaccination: vaccination card, photocopy or picture of your vaccination card, or digital vaccine record, etc.  (To avoid having to bring proof of vaccination to the Woodchopper’s Ball, click here for instructions on being added to the Woodchopper’s Ball Vaccination list.)
  • Photo ID: driver’s license, student ID, or passport, etc.

Registering for More than One Class Series in the Same Month

You may register for more than one monthly class series scheduled during the same month, and pay only half-price for each additional class!  Just make sure the classes are scheduled at different times, and when registering online for each additional class, be sure to click on the PayPal button labeled “additional monthly class“.


Lindy Hop

The original swing dance from 1930’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.  Quite possibly the most fun partner dance ever created!

Beginning Lindy Hop

Dates: Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 8:00-9:00pm (main floor)
Instructors: Ken Watanabe & Deniz Akin
Description: The Lindy Hop basics, Side-by-Side Charleston, Swingout, and Lindy Circle, are taught every month, and different variations are taught each month in the later weeks of class.  Important concepts like frame, connection, musicality, styling, and etiquette are also introduced.  By the end of the month, students will have learned enough to dance on their own!  However, many students take this class more than once to review and build confidence with the 8-count basics and fundamentals.
Prerequisites: Previous swing dancing experience is helpful, though not required.  Complete beginners are welcome in this class!
Cost: $90/mo door ($75/mo adv, $40/mo as an additional class), $25/wk drop-in.  (All prices include admission to the Dance Parties.)

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(additional monthly class)

Intermediate Lindy Hop

Dates: Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 7:00-8:00pm (main floor)
Instructors: Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe
Description: Different steps and concepts are introduced each month, so this class is designed to be taken continuously over several months.  Topics include more complex variations, footwork syncopations, fine-tuning of frame and connection, more advanced musicality concepts, jazz steps, and improvisation.
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 door ($75/mo adv, $40/mo as an additional class), $25/wk drop-in.  (All prices include admission to the Dance Parties.)

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(additional monthly class)


Balboa

Balboa originated in Southern California in the 1920s and enjoyed huge popularity during the 1930s and 1940s.  Because it emphasizes rhythmic weight shifts, subtle movements, and closed-position partnering, Balboa is ideal for very fast tempos (around 180 to 300 beats per minute).

Beginning Balboa

Dates: Tuesdays, Dectember 6, 13
Time: 8:00-9:00pm (upstairs)
Instructors: Jeff Liu-Leyco, Mimi Liu-Leyco, Juanita Dickhaus
Description: Learn the basic steps, technique, connection, and partnership of Balboa.  We’ll be covering both closed position pure balboa and open position bal-swing.  Beginner dancers looking to get started, as well as those looking to refine their technique, are all welcome!
Prerequisites: Some previous experience in swing dancing or partner dancing in general is helpful but not required.
Cost: $50/mo door ($40/mo adv, $20/mo as an additional class), $25/wk drop-in.  (All prices include admission to the Dance Parties.)

Name(s), Leader or Follower


Name(s), Leader or Follower


(additional monthly class)

Intermediate Balboa

Dates: Tuesdays, Dectember 6, 13
Time: 7:00-8:00pm (upstairs)
Instructors: Jeff Liu-Leyco, Mimi Liu-Leyco, Juanita Dickhaus
Description: After having mastered the Beginning-level core material, the Intermediate level classes adds depth and texture, including musicality, refined technique, fancy footwork variations, transitions, classic and new 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.
Cost: $50/mo door ($40/mo adv, $20/mo as an additional class), $25/wk drop-in.  (All prices include admission to the Dance Parties.)

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(additional monthly class)


Solo Jazz

Here, “Solo Jazz” refers to the solo dance steps rooted in African American traditions and movements that evolved together with partnered Lindy Hop dance steps, both of which were danced to the swing jazz music of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s.

Solo Jazz: Rona Rumble *NEW*

Dates: Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 9:00-10:00pm (upstairs)
Instructors: Hep Jen
Description: Get ready to Rumble!  Learn the Rona Rumble, a high-energy solo jazz choreography created by Hep Jen during the lockdown winter of 2020-21.  The Rona Rumble lives on, long past the lockdown, and is now danced regularly at Lindy in the Park.  Get out there and join the fun!
Prerequisites: All levels–some dance experience helpful, but not required.
Cost: $90/mo door ($75/mo adv, $40/mo as an additional class), $25/wk drop-in.  (All prices include admission to the Dance Parties.)


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Dropping in for a Single Week of a Monthly Class

As long as there is space in class, dropping in and paying for a single week of a monthly class series at the door is allowed for any week ($25/person) and includes admission to that night’s Dance Party.  You may also drop in to additional monthly class series on the same night and pay only half-price ($10/person) for each additional drop-in class!

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 that month’s earlier classes) may prove 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.

Registration Questions?

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