We offer classes in Lindy Hop, Blues and Balboa.
We run 3 levels of lindy hop classes – intro, continuing and intermediate. Please check in with us when you’re ready to move up a level.
Lindy Hop Introduction
Suitable for complete beginners, or anyone new to lindy hop. Usually run over 5 weeks, this class will teach you the basics of swing dancing, giving you everything you need for a great night on the social dance floor. In these classes we focus on footwork patterns and fun, fun, fun! Many of our introductory classes are run through OUSA – so students, make sure you sign up for a space as soon as registrations open at the start of each semester!
Next blocks (two streams): 07/03 – 04/04 OR 09/03 – 06/04 (6pm Tuesdays or Thursdays, OUSA Clubs and Socs). These classes will be run through OUSA and registrations are essential. Open to students and non-students. Register here.
Lindy Hop Continuing
Suitable for those who are ready to build on their basics. Usually run in 3-block cycles, these classes focus on core techniques such as pulse, frame, momentum and connection. We also cover the most common shapes you’ll find on the dancefloor (in lindy hop and partnered charleston) – and how you can play with them!
Next block: 07/03 – 04/04 (6:30pm Tuesdays, Dunedin Folk Club, 50 Dundas Street)
Lindy Hop Intermediate
Suitable for those who are ready to move beyond set shapes and rhythms. Usually run as loosely themed 5-week blocks, these classes focus on taking your dancing to the next level. We look at rhythm variations, play, improvisation, tricks, fast/slow, etc. We revisit core techniques and what informs your own dance style. Note: students interested in this class will usually have around 6 months dance experience, be confident on the social dance floor and move comfortably between lindy hop and partnered charleston shapes.
Next block: 09/03 – 06/04 (7:45pm Tuesdays, Dunedin Folk Club, 50 Dundas Street)
Our Blues classes are a new addition to our weekly classes, so they are still growing in form and style. At the moment, we run 5-week blocks and the first class of each block is an introductory class which teaches core movements and principles of blues dancing. Our teachers then prepare material which caters to the class – including challenges for more experienced dancers (and accessible building blocks for newbies).
Next block: 09/03 – 06/03 Thursdays (6:15pm-7:15pm, Irish Beat Dance Studio, King Edward Court)
Balboa classes are run as one-off events during the year – usually as workshops on weekends, or in-between standard blocks. Keep an eye on our Facebook group for announcements. We hope we’ll be able to offer more balboa soon!
For classes outside of our regular blocks, check out our Facebook group for details!
Class levels differ from place to place, so if you’ve recently moved to Dunedin and already have some experience then please check in with us so we can make sure you’re in the right class.
We also ask that all our class punters read and abide by our code of conduct. If you’re new then you might want to check out our tips for new dancers.
Here are our class prices – if you need to pay by internet banking, please contact us in advance. (Note: classes run through OUSA are priced separately. You can find more information on the OUSA dance class registration page.)