Classes

We offer classes in Lindy Hop and Blues (usually run over 5 week blocks). See our calendar and details of level descriptions below.

Lindy Hop

lindy-hop-level-guide

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 Beginners (Intro)

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!

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!

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.

Blues

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 catering directly to the skill level of attendees each week. We focus on building the core movements and principles of blues dancing. We cover one solo move per week, followed by a focus on partner dancing. Our teachers prepare material which includes challenges for more experienced dancers (and accessible building blocks for newbies).

Balboa

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 page for announcements. We hope we’ll be able to offer more balboa soon!

For classes outside of our regular blocks, check out our Facebook page 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.)