Our Classes

All of our class series are progressive meaning each week the material builds on what was taught the previous week. We offer a number of different levels of classes, and most levels have several series. To move on to the next level of classes you must complete all of the series in your current level.  If you are just starting out, then you will want to begin with our Level 1 Swing series. Find out what to expect in your first class here.

Students who are in our Level 2 classes can join our Flatiron Stompers performance team. Finally, we teach two Balboa Concept series for those who wish to expand and improve their Balboa.

Class Progression


Description of Classes

The following is a more in depth description about each of our class levels.

Level 1 Swing

This class is an introduction to the basic movements of swing dancing. Learn the foundations of Lindy Hop, the original swing dance.

Prerequisites: None

Mondays 8:00-9:00 PM
Location: Kakes Studios


Level 1.5 Swing

Refine the moves covered in Level 1 while expanding your swing vocabulary. This level prepares students for our Level 2 series. There are two Level 1.5 series and they can be taken in any order.

Swing Out: This series focuses on swing out technique and adding in turns.
Promenades: In this series we cover valuable closed position movements and teach the Shim Sham, a popular line dance.

Prerequisites: Level 1 Swing

Mondays 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: Kakes Studios


LEVEL 2 SWING 

Expand your classic swing vocabulary with new ideas and movements. Through a series of useful combinations students work on their dance and partnering technique. There are four Level 2 series, and they can be taken in any order.

Savoy: This series covers classic eight-count patterns that were invented by dancers in the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, NY during the 1930s and 1940s.
Six Count: Learn valuable six count combinations in this series and how to mix them in effectively with your eight-count Lindy Hop.
Charleston: Partner Charleston is an important part of modern swing dancing. This month introduces side-by-side Charleston and tandem Charleston.
Fast Dancing & Balboa: Learn how to deal with fast tempos when swinging out, as well as learn the basic movements of Balboa.

Prerequisites: Complete all Level 1.5 Swing series

Mondays 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: Kakes Studios


LEVEL 2.5 SWING 

Work on new vocabulary as well as transitioning smoothly between all of the movements covered in Level 2 Swing. This series is ongoing.

Prerequisites: Complete all Level 2 Swing series

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: Integral Center


BALBOA CONCEPTS

This is an intermediate level of Balboa that focuses on improving the technique taught in the Level 2 fast dancing & Balboa series. Learn all the moves necessary to dance the night away through Balboa. There are two Balboa Concept series that can be taken in any order.

Toss Outs: This series focuses on toss out technique and other Bal Swing and pure Balboa movements.
Out & Ins: Work on your out & ins as well as some great pure Balboa variations in this series.

Prerequisites: Complete the Level 2 Swing series Fast Dancing & Balboa or an approved Balboa Bootcamp

Tuesdays 8:00-9:00 PM
Location: Integral Center

 

Pricing

Drop-in: $15/class
4-class punchcard: $50
10-class punchcard: $95

Students
4-class punchcard: $30

Monday Dance
DJ Night: $5
Band night: $10
Take a class, get into the dance for free.

Locations

Monday

Kakes Studio
2115 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

 

Tuesday

The Integral Center
2805 Broadway Boulder
Boulder, CO 80304