Swing

East Coast Swing , West Coast Swing

 

Swing Dancing in San Francisco

East Coast Swing

 

Due to Covid 19  "Shelter in Place" Ordinace all Classes are cancelled in the studio until further notice. Online group classes and private lessons will be offered at a reduced rate until the "Shelter in Place" ordinance has been lifted. Look for updates as new classes are added.

*Prices listed are per person per 1 hour class. Contact us by telephone at 415.752.5658 or by email with any additional questions. Once we receive your registration we will send you the invitation to join via Zoom.

*Note: We understand that at the present time one might be unable to work. We would like to continue to offer the joy of dance to all! If you are unable to pay the fees below donate what you can via Venmo . Please mention in description which class you will be attending.

 

Intermediate East Coast Swing Tuesday March 31st 6pm-7pm

*Note: Date listed is the 1st day of a 4 week session.

    

Intermediate East Coast Swing Online Tuesdays 6pm-7pm


New Students should start the 1st week of a 4 week session.

1 Private Lesson Online


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...

If you are new to swing dancing this monthly series is for you! Beg 1  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. 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 Swing can be mixed with the eight count steps of Lindy Hop and Charleston.  No experience or partner is necessary. Beg 1 Swing is a 4 week series that will be rotated into the schedule Mondays at 7pm or 8pm. Classes are progressive, therefore every week within the four week series we build upon the moves taught in the previous class. Intermediate Swing will always be offered Tuesdays at 7pm.

*Lindy Hop

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.  Lindy Hop will be rotated into the schedule Monday at 7pm or 8pm. *Note: These Classes will resume when "Shelter in Place" has been lifted.

 

 West Coast Swing

 

 

Due to Covid 19  "Shelter in Place" Ordinace all Classes are cancelled in the studio until further notice. Online group classes and private lessons will be offered at a reduced rate until the "Shelter in Place" ordinance has been lifted. Look for updates as new classes are added.

*Prices listed are per person per 1 hour class. Contact us by telephone at 415.752.5658 or by email with any additional questions. Once we receive your registration we will send you the invitation to join via Zoom.

*Note: We understand that at the present time one might be unable to work. We would like to continue to offer the joy of dance to all! If you are unable to pay the fees below donate what you can via Venmo . Please mention in description which class you will be attending.

West Coast Swing is a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together, putting West Coast Swing in a short list of dances that put a premium on improvisation.Typically the follower walks into new patterns traveling forward on counts "1" and "2" of each basic pattern, rather than rocking back. Traditional figures include 6-count and 8-count patterns such as the Sugar Push; Left Side Pass; Right Side Pass; Tuck Turn; and Whip. Virtually all other moves in WCS are variations of these basic patterns.

Beginning West Coast Swing Online : Mondays 7pm-8pm

Next 4 week series commences on March 30th

Beginning West Coast Swing Online Mondays 7pm-8pm


Intermediate West Coast Swing: Mondays 8:15pm-9:15pm

Next 4 week series commences on March 2nd/March 30th

Intermediate West Coast Swing Online Mondays 8:15pm-9:15pm


1 Private Lesson Online