July Summer Workshop Series

  • July 11 - 25, 2024
  • The Fed

    2312 San Gabriel Street
    Austin, Texas 78705
Ticket Price $25.00 Register Now
Description

Classes are on summer break, but we never stop dancing. Join us for our special topic workshops and continue to skyrocket your dance skills and have fun with the Austin Swing Syndicate! 

Time: 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $25 each

 

SCHEDULE

July 11, 18, 25 - Lindy Hop Foundations

Want to level up your Lindy Hop? Want to dance effortlessly at any tempo? This workshop will give you the tools and techniques to help you swing out in your own unique style musically and at speed.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of the basic connection and six-and-eight count rhythms and footwork. This content is curated with our Lindy Foundations series class students in mind, but dancers of all levels will strengthen their technique in these workshops. Suitable for beginners to advanced dancers.

Lindy Foundations Instructors

  • July 11 - Joanna Lucero & Matt Mitchell
  • July 18 - Keli Hawthorne & Emory Thompson
  • July 25 - Holly Kiang & Misha Zvonkin
     

July 11 - Solo Jump & Squat Charleston with Thomas Williamson

Add some variety to your Solo Jazz with new Charleston moves! This workshop will introduce you to "jump" and "squat" Charleston that will make your solo dancing more dynamic! 

Prerequisite: Knowledge of eight count rhythms and footwork; some Charleston experience will be helpful. This class is for our intermediate and up dancers. 

 

July 18 - Slow Balboa with Jennifer Reed & Matt Mitchell

Balboa isn't just for fast music! Balboa is a versatile dance and great for all tempos! In this workshop, learn the rhythms and techniques you can use to partner dance to slower music! 

Prerequisite: No prior experience or partner required. All levels are welcome! 

 

July 25 - The Sugar Push with Kari Kron & Thomas Williamson

The sugar push is a simple move... or is it?? Together, let's explore this six-count move that is easy to learn but difficult to master. We'll cover how to use tension and compression in our partnered connection and tone in our own bodies in a way that will help make not only our sugar pushes, but the rest of our dancing comfortable and smooth!

Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable with Swing connection, rhythms, and footwork and be able to execute the fundamentals of Swing and/or Lindy Hop moves with relative ease. Curated for Intermediate and up dancers.

Date & Time

Jul 11 - 25, 2024

Venue Details

The Fed

2312 San Gabriel Street
Austin, Texas 78705 The Fed
Austin Swing Syndicate

The Austin Swing Syndicate holds one of the longest running and best attended weekly swing dances in the country. Since 1999 our Thursday night dance at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs (or as we call it, The Fed) consistently draws 200 people each week.

The Austin Swing Syndicate is a non-profit 501(c)(3), all-ages organization devoted to the care and growth of the Austin swing and Lindy Hop dance community. Austin is fortunate to have one of the largest, best, and friendliest swing dance communities in the United States. Our goal is to maintain this supportive and welcoming environment for as diverse a group as Austin has to offer!


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