Coming Up in May at Boulder Swing Dance

Boulder Swing Dance is growing.  We are adding more events and classes, which means more chances for you to learn and practice dance!

Monday Nights

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 6 count moves which are very useful in adding variety to your dancing.

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 May 2, Jeremy Mohney and his band are playing, so stick around for some great live music!


Tuesday Balboa

Tuesday nights are our Balboa classes, which include a Level 1 class and Level 1.5.  To join our Level 1 Balboa class you must have some prior swing dance experience.

Balboa is a swing dance that features tight footwork, a close partnership, and lots of fun!  In Level 1 you will learn the basic footwork and partnering skills and in Level 1.5 you work on toss outs, swivels, crab walks and more.  Our classes are progressive which means you can join either during Week 1 on May 3rd or Week 2 on May 10th.

Heather Ballew, who regularly teaches Balboa both nationally and internationally, will be leading these classes.  Here is a video of Heather competing in Balboa.  It's fantastic.

SCHEDULE

7-8 PM: Level 1.5 Balboa

8-9 PM: Level 1 Balboa

WHERE

The Integral Center

2805 Broadway

Boulder, CO 80304

COST

Each Lesson is $15 or a single punch on your BSD card.

 

INTRODUCING SWING LAB the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month

Practice makes perfect!

We are starting a twice-monthly practice session for Lindy Hop and Balboa here in Boulder. This is a great opportunity to work on material from class or a routine, get new ideas from people, and work on your dancing at your own pace in a friendly, supportive, environment. We will have experts there to answer your questions or give suggestions, but the aim is to really work with your peers. From 7:30-7:45pm we will have an optional move-of-the-night mini lesson if you are looking for new material to work on. Dedicated practice is the best way to solidify the material that you have learned.  We will meet on May 12th and May 26th.

SCHEDULE

7:00-8:30 PM Practice Group

WHERE

The Integral Center 

2805 Broadway

Boulder, CO 80304

COST

This group is $15 or a single punch on your BSD card


Special Events

Each month we do a social event in order to get to know one another and build community.  Our social outing is on Saturday, May 7th.  We’re headed to Pearl Street Mall to grab ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s at 3pm. Jeremy Mohney will be playing at the mall at 4pm, so stick around for dancing!  Check out the event on our calendar.

Want to learn to dance? Attending the 1940’s Ball and want to cut a rug? Boulder Swing Dance is offering a three-hour boot camp on May 28th from 1-4 at Block 1750 that will have you swing cadets jitterbugging like cool cats lickety-split! No partner needed.  For more details about the cost and schedule check out the event on our calendar.

We are getting a crew together to walk the Bolder Boulder with many pauses for swing dance breaks. We’ll be breaking to shim sham, Charleston, swing out, and more! This is for people who don’t care about their time and just want to have a lot of fun!  We'd love for you to join us.  Find out more by joining our Facebook Group.