East Coast Swing
Beginner 1 Class
New 4 week session starts Monday:
May 1st 7pm-8pm
May 29th 7pm-8pm
1532 Taraval Street San Francisco, CA 94116 / 415.752.5658
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Swing the night away at Pick School of Ballroom Dancing. Music like the selections below will get your feet a tapping and you up on the dance floor in a hurry...
- "One O'Clock Jump" by Count Basie
- "Get Rhythm In Your Feet" by Benny Goodman
- "Hotch Razz Ma Tazz" by Cab Calloway
If you are new to swing dancing this monthly series is for you! East Coast Swing is a fun social dance that is an instantly accessible way to enjoy social dancing to swing jazz, blues and rock and roll music. East Coast Swing is a form of social partner dance that evolved from Lindy Hop in the late 1940’s and early 50’s, and is based in six-count patterns that are simplified from of Lindy Hop patterns. In practice on the social dance floor, the six count steps of the East Coast Swing can be mixed with the eight count steps of Lindy Hop and Charleston, and is therefore a perfect place to begin learning American Swing. No experience or partner is necessary. East Coast Swing is a 4 week series that runs each Monday from 7-8PM. Classes are progressive, therefore every week within that month, we build upon the moves taught in the previous class.
Lindy Hop (Must Pre-Register)
New 4 week session starts:
Monday November 14th 8pm-8:45pm
Holiday Break December 11th - January 8th 2017
Monday Jauary 9th 8pm-8:45pm 2017
Lindy Hop is the original American swing dance, also known as Jitterbug, which was created in the late 30’s and 40’s to really swing to the jazz music of the times which was being played in the dance halls in Harlem. Danced to a wide range of tempos, there is a strong pulse that drives the movement of the dance, and the music is traditionally big band swing from the Golden Era of Jazz. Lindy Hop is danced to an eight count rhythm and is generally characterized as a fairly lively and happy dance. Learn the basics of Lindy Hop including the Swing Out, Texas Tommy, Outside and Inside Turns, Lindy Circle, Charleston, and various follower and some leader turns. The goal of the class will be to have you social dancing to some of North Americas most beautiful jazz music. No experience or partner is necessary, although it is recommended each dancer complete one month long series of East Coast swing before enrolling in Lindy Hop. Lindy Hop is a 4 week series which is held each Monday from 8-8:45PM and requires preregistration. Classes are progressive, therefore every week within that month, we build upon the moves taught in the previous weeks. You must pre-register for this class online and no first time student coupons are accepted for this class