Four or Eight Weeks of Beginners' Swing Dancing Lessons at Swing Dance Association of Victoria (Up to 56% Off)

Swing Dance Association of Victoria

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In a Nutshell

Introductory swing classes teach participants the fundamentals of partner dancing, basic steps, and rhythm in a supportive environment

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. May be repurchased every 90 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$39 for eight weeks of beginners’ swing dancing for an individual (C$88 value)
  • C$29 for four weeks of beginners’ swing dancing for two people (C$64 value)

Classes start at 8:30 p.m. every Saturday. For the eight-week option, the last four weeks start at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday instead. Classes may be taken consecutively or non-consecutively; guests can miss a week, or even a month if needed.

Swing: A Free-Spirited, Ever-Evolving Style

This deal introduces you to the jazzy, fast-paced moves of swing. Check out Groupon’s study to learn what sets the style apart from other dances.

The Lindy Hop. The jitterbug. East Coast swing. West Coast swing. All of these styles fall under the umbrella of swing dance, and all feature one signature move: the swingout. Defying the decorum of traditional ballroom dance, which dictates that couples should almost never break contact, the swingout lets dancers drop their partner’s hand and face outward to kick, twist, and jump in the air. Though it does incorporate some of the sweeping, graceful patterns of dances such as the tango, swing is almost a celebration of a lack of rules, allowing hoofers to ignore rigid steps, proper posture, or even gravity. The jitterbug, in particular, is famous for its acrobatic feats in which dancers fly around shoulders or soar above heads—all in time with the swinging beats of jazz.

In fact, the jitterbug is notable for a different reason: though it has a different name, it’s exactly the same dance as the original version of swing, the Lindy Hop, which emerged in Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom in the mid-1920s. Started as a playful fusion of ballroom steps and modern crazes such as the Charleston, the Lindy soon became an international phenomenon thanks to vivacious spirit of the Savoy’s amateur dancers, who kept the dance alive by constantly one-upping each other’s moves. By the ’30s, the best of these dancers formed Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, a dance troupe that performed around the world and appeared in several Hollywood pictures to liven up the immobile marble statue known as Gary Cooper. Everywhere they went, the Hoppers planted the seeds of swing that would blossom into such styles such as the Carolina shag (still the official state dance of South Carolina), jive (a European style that emerged during WWII), and West Coast swing (a slower style that smoothed out Lindy’s rapid pulses). Despite the different established styles, the improvisational nature of swing means that its acolytes will always pioneer new moves, losing themselves in wild abandon as long as the music plays.

Customer Reviews

20 Ratings

Really friendly people and fun instructors.Everyone makes you feel welcome.
Rita O. · May 23, 2016
Very friendly staff, easy going atmosphere.
Lynn · January 11, 2016
This is a great deal!
Marilyn T. · November 22, 2015
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    Swing Dance Association of Victoria

    612 David St.

    Victoria, BC V8T 2E1

    +12503846424

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