April has an awesome lineup of classes here at Boulder Swing, including an additional Tuesday night class!
Monday Nights at Kakes Studios
We start a new Level 1 Lindy Hop series this month from 8-9pm. If you are new to swing dancing, this is where you should start.
We will be starting a new Level 1.5 series from 7-8pm. If you’ve completed a month of Level 1, then this class is for you. We’ll fine-tune moves learned in Level 1 as well as learn new combinations to expand your repertoire of moves and build your confidence on the dance floor.
Also from 7-8pm we will be continuing the routine class for our performance troupe, The Flatiron Stompers.
Level 2 will be from 8-9pm and this month we're working on moves pioneered in the famous Savoy Ballroom! You won’t want to miss this.
After class from 9pm-11pm we’ll have our regular weekly dance filled with sweet tunes and even sweeter moves. Staying for the dance is a great way to try out moves you learn from lessons in a friendly environment and it's free if you take a class. If those reasons aren't enough, we also have live swing bands once a month. On April 4th, Jeremy Mohney and his band are playing, so stick around for some great live music!
Tuesday Nights at StreetSide Studios
Tuesday nights in April we are starting a Level 1 Balboa Series.
Balboa is a swing dance that features tight footwork, a close partnership, and lots of fun! The dance was born in the packed-out ballrooms of California during the Swing Era. Due to space constraints couples were forced to dance close together. From this a beautiful new dance known as Balboa emerged.
Heather Ballew, who regularly teaches Balboa both nationally and internationally, will be leading this series.
Here's a video of Heather competing in Balboa. So fun!
In this month long series you will learn the basic footwork and partnering skills, paddles, scoots, and some Balboa swing movements. By the end of the series you should be comfortable with the basic elements of Balboa and will learn how and where to integrate with Lindy Hop.
These classes are progressive, which means you can join either during week 1 on April 5th, or Week 2 on April 12th.
7-8PM: Level 1 Balboa
6681 Arapahoe Road
Boulder, CO 80303
Each Lesson is $15 or a single punch on your BSD card.
Coming from Boulder, head east on Arapahoe. Go past 65th street. On your left there will be a sign that says 6681 and below it will say Streetside Studios. Turn left off of Arapahoe when you see this sign (it is across the street from the BVSD Ed center). Follow the street toward the direction of the reservoir, turn right when you can, and then turn right again and follow the street up to a warehouse on your right with the Streetside studio sign. Look for the Streetside sign and you should be able to find it.
Social Outings Around Town
Last month our social night was a great success and we're doing it again! This Thursday, April 7th, Boulder Swing Dance will be meeting at West Flanders Brewery at 7pm for drinks, food, and a chance to hang out with people outside of class. West Flanders is located at 1125 Pearl Street.
Come join the fun!