Here is what is happening in June at Boulder Swing Dance.
Monday Nights at Kakes Studios
We start a new Level 1 Swing series this month from 8-9 PM. If you are new to swing dancing, this is where you should start. Level 2 will be from 8-9 PM, and this month we're working on Charleston, including side-by-side Charleston and tandem Charleston. We will be starting a new Level 1.5 series from 7-8 PM. If you've completed a month of Level 1, then this class is for you. This month we'll be focusing on swing out technique and adding in turns. Also, from 7-8 PM we'll be continuing the routine class for our performance troupe, the Flatiron Stompers, for the first two weeks of June.
Learn the Tranky Doo!
For the last two weeks of the month from 7-8 PM we will be teaching the Tranky Doo. This is a classic solo line dance that most Lindy Hoppers know. Learning the Tranky Doo is a great way to improve your solo jazz skills. The classes will take place on June 20th and June 27th. For more information check the event page.
Here's a video of some dancers performing the Tranky Doo at Lindy Focus a couple of years back.
Live Music with Jeremy Mohney
After class, from 9 PM-10:30 PM we'll have our regular weekly dance. Staying for the social dance is a great way to try out moves you learn from lessons and it's free if you take a class. On June 6th Jeremy Mohney and his band are playing for us, so stick around for some great live music!
Tuesday Nights at The Integral Center
On Tuesdays we are offering two classes at the Integral Center in North Boulder. These are both new series, so get ready for some great new material!
The first class from 7-8 PM will be our Level 2.5 series. This month Anthony and Sarah have some advanced Charleston concepts and moves that they will be teaching as well as how to effectively transition between different styles of dance. To take this class you must have completed all of our Level 2 series.
From 8-9 PM we continue on with our Balboa Concepts class. This month we will be working on out & ins as well as some pure Balboa variations. You must have completed a Level 1 Balboa series to attend this class or equivalent bootcamp.
PRACTICE GROUP 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAYS IN JUNE
We run a twice-monthly practice session for Lindy Hop and Balboa at the Integral Center from 7:00-8:30 PM on the second and fourth Thursdays (June 9th and 23d). 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 have experts there to answer your questions. There is also an optional move-of-the-night mini lesson if you are looking for new material. Dedicated practice is the best way to solidify the material you have learned and improve as a dancer.
Monthly Social at The Boulder Farmer's Market
Each month we host a social event in order to get to know one another and build community. This month's social outing is on Saturday, June 11th. We'll be heading to the Boulder farmer's market to hangout, dance for a bit, and then grab lunch. We're meeting at the big bandshell at 11am. We'd love for you to join us!
The 1940s Ball
The 1940s Ball is happening on June 18th. It's a super fun time and you should get your tickets now. We're especially excited to see our performance troupe, the Flatiron Stompers, perform choreography as part of the entertainment. People travel from all over to attend this event and it's certainly something you don't want to miss!
We hope you'll join us for all of the exciting things coming up in June!