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Our teacher was the greatest Lindy Hopper that ever lived.
We teach authentic style Lindy Hop born out of the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, NY and danced worldwide. Our foremost teacher was Frankie Manning, featured on Ken Burns' Jazz series and documentaries.
Also known as Lindy, East Coast Swing or Jitterbug, Lindy Hop is a fun style of dance immensely popular since the 1930s. It is often done to big band music like Count Basie and also to rock and roll. Whether you are looking for a new hobby, to meet new friends or are getting ready to dance at a wedding or event, swing is the most versatile and fun partner dance around. There are many opportunities to go swing dancing in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
Build your skills and confidence. No partner or experience needed.
- Ongoing Swing Dance Classes
- Technique Clinics
- Private Lessons
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED
Now you are working on calling yourself a Lindy Hopper! Feel good about your basics and ready to move on and expand your skills and repertoire?
- Swing Dance Classes
- Swing Dance Workshops
- Technique Clinics
- Private Lessons
SPECIALTY DANCE LESSONS
Classes intended to enhance your dance experience and focus on different, fun aspects and styles of classic swing dancing so you can dance to all tempos at a swing dance.
- Classic Blues
- Performance Classes
PRIVATE DANCE LESSONS
We offer half hour and full hour private lessons based on your availability and ours. Many students regularly use private lessons:
- To supplement and enhance their class experience
- If their schedule doesn't conform to class times or dates
- To work on specific moves
- To get ready for a special event
Schedule a private dance lesson ...
WEDDING DANCE LESSONS
We specialize in all forms of partner dance for wedding couples. Bring us your music and we'll have you dancing confidently in no time.
- Wedding couples preparing for their first dance
- Father/daughter dance
- Mother/son dance
- Group or couple choreography
- Mini-group private lessons
- Wedding reception dance lessons
DANCE BETTER. FASTER.
Designed for those who already know swing dance basics.
These hour-and-a-half Technique Clinics are held monthly before our Big Monthly Dance and form an integral backbone to our students' learning. Each clinic focuses on a core aspect to work on and improve specific aspects of your dance-ability including musicality, leading and following, frame and connection, momentum and more. Check the calendar for this month's topic and register to receive a discount!
EXPAND YOUR DANCE-ABILITY
Workshops occur on a single date, making them perfect for those who can't come to weekly classes, who enjoy a single lesson, or who want to broaden their class learning. Usually held in our Newburgh Studio on the Last Saturday of each month, and occasional Sunday afternoons. (On Summer Hiatus)
- Beginner Swing Workshops
- Ballroom Workshops
- Specialty Workshops
- Not-so-Beginner Swing Workshops
What our students say...
David - Highland, NY
"For years we would watch people having a blast swing dancing when we’d go to our timeshare in New Orleans and we’d talk about taking lessons back home.
We finally started almost two years ago and the rest is history! We LOVE the group classes and feel we are always continuing to grow and gain confidence in our skills.
It's fun and a GREAT way to meet new people of all walks of life."
Judy & Andy - West Hurley, NY
"To be able to dance in front of people without fear is awesome!
Recently my husband and I were at a wedding. When swing music came on, we hit the dance floor. We were the only ones dancing while more than 100 people sat at their tables, many of them watching us.
Neither of us would have had that kind of confidence if we didn't have instructors that encouraged us the way you did."