Lindy Hop—was originally the energetic form of partnered swing dancing that began in Harlem in the late 1920s and continues to thrive today. Lindy works well with big band or jazz and can be danced to slower music as well. It takes a bit longer to get started as the basic is technically more difficult for both the Leader and the Follower, but the result is worth it as this dance has many fun variations.
Lindy Charleston (to distinguish it from 20’s Charleston)- ever see people on the dance floor doing Charleston and want to dance like that? Learn Front and Tandem Charleston Variations and add them to your Lindy repertoire.
Lindy classes take place every Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level courses start at 6:15pm, 7:15pm, and 8:15pm, respectively. Students may sign up for a month’s worth of classes online, or drop in for a single class by purchasing a ticket at the front desk for $13.
Lindy 1 a : 6:15-7:15pm (8-count focus)
Lindy 2: 7:15-8:15 (at least 3 months of Lindy required!)
Lindy 3: 8:15-9:15pm (at least 9 months of Lindy required and permission of instructor)
Four 1-hour classes: $46 public, Friends and college students with ID 15% discount; single class: $13
Lindy 1 (Beginner)
Lindy 1 classes introduce technique and vocabulary in three class sections: 6-count focus, 8-count focus, and Charleston focus. Each section is four weeks long. Together, these three focus sections constitute the beginning syllabus for students who are new to Lindy Hop or wish to refine their basics. Students may start any of these sections from scratch with no previous knowledge of Lindy Hop or partner dancing. After completing all three sections (in any order), students may progress to Lindy 2.
Section A (6-Count Focus) Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 1st, 6:15-7:15pm
Section B (8-Count Focus) Tuesdays, Oct. 8th-Oct 29th, 6:15-7:15pm
Section C (Charleston Focus) Tuesdays, Nov. 5th-Nov. 26th, 6:15-7:15pm
Section D (Bonus/Special Topic) Tuesdays, Dec. 3rd-Dec. 10th, 6:15-7:15pm
Lindy 2 (Intermediate)
In Lindy 2, students will learn to integrate the techniques and vocabulary covered in the Level 1 syllabus into comfortable and confident social dances, be introduced to more classic Lindy Hop vocabulary and styling, and continue to refine leading and following technique.
Prerequisite: 3 sections of Lindy 1 (6-count, 8-count, and Charleston focus).
Lindy 3 (Advanced)
In Lindy 3, we take a closer look at more subtle techniques for leading and following more complex movement patterns, work on incorporating higher levels of musicality into the dance, and apply a greater focus to personal movement, rhythm and footwork.
Prerequisite: 9 months of Lindy instruction and permission of the instructor.
15% discount for month passes for members and UNC students. Single Classes must be purchased at the door and are not subject to the member discount.
Please include your class level in the comment section at checkout.
All ArtSchool Swing & Lindy month long registrations have a $2 processing fee added upon check-out.