This Saturday will be hosting our monthly Saturday dance at the Avalon:
What: 1st Saturday Dance
Where: Avalon Ballroom (6185 Arapahoe Road)
Class: 7:30-8:30 $15 (includes dance)
Dance: 8:30-12:00 $5
Also, this Saturday we’ll be featuring Krister Shalm in our new Swing Chat Series:
There’s a lot to learn about swing dancing – and not all of it involves physical movement.
Now introducing: The Swing Chat Series brought to you by Boulder Swing Dance!
What is it?
The Swing Chat series is going to be dedicated to learning about Lindy Hop, Balboa, the music, the era, and the culture. Each class will have a specific topic and we’ll bring in a guest expert that will lead a discussion/talkback/lecture on a variety of topics within the Swing culture.
When is it?
We’ll host a class on the 1st Saturday of each month from 7:30-8:30(ish) before our dance. The class will cost $15, and you’ll get into the dance for free (yes, you may use your punchcard for the Swing Chat).
What are the types of things that I will learn?
Lindy Hop/swing dancing really is its own culture. Some of the talks will include the following:
Lindy Hop History
Vintage Dancing in Film (i.e. Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Busby Berkely & others)
Lindy Hop Today
… and much more
Awesome! When is the next Swing Chat, and what will be covered?
The next Swing Chat will be before our dance on July 5th, and Krister Shalm (international physicist) will be talking about physics and Lindy Hop. In addition to his suave dancing, Krister is an internationally known physicist! He’s delivered speeches all around the world, and he’s given two separate tedTalks. They call him the Dancing Physicist, and he’s got a lot to say about Lindy Hop, physics, and how they interact. This talk will be fun, interesting, and you’ll likely walk away with a better understanding of Lindy Hop, AND how the universe works.
Here are the remaining details:
What: Swing Chat Series: featuring Ian Hutchinson
Where: Avalon Ballroom (North Lobby) 6185 Arapahoe Road
When: Saturday, July 5th – 7:30-8:30
Cost: $15 (or 1 punch) – includes the dance