Classes

 

Lessons are FREE for UCID holders, and cost $5 each otherwise.
Workshops are FREE for UCID holders, $5 for non-UChicago students w/ID, and $10 for all others.

Tranky Doo Series

7:30–8:30 PM, Saturdays | East Lounge of Ida Noyes
Before every Java Jive on January 6, 13, and 20
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Learning the Tranky Doo, an iconic swing line dance, is a great way to improve your solo jazz vocabulary and challenge yourself as a swing dancer. Some previous exposure to swing or solo jazz (the Shim Sham, for instance) is helpful, but all are welcome!

Intermediate Lindy Hop Series

7:30–8:30 PM, Saturdays | East Lounge of Ida Noyes
Before every Java Jive on February 3, 17, 24, and March 10
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This 4-week series is perfect for those who are already familiar with the swingout, and are interested in learning more lindy hop shapes and stylings! Lesson 1 will start with a recap of the swingout, before delving into variations and other moves.

Partner Charleston Workshop​

7-9 PM, Thursday, 3/8 | East Lounge of Ida Noyes
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Ever wanted to learn the Charleston? In this 2-hour mini-workshop, we'll teach the basics of partnered Charleston dancing and some more complex varieties. Dancers of all levels are welcome!

Collegiate Shag Workshop​

2-5pm, Saturday, 3/10 | East Lounge of Ida Noyes
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In this 3-hour mini-workshop, teachers Abbie Reeves and Aaron Reba will cover the fundamentals of Collegiate Shag, plus some intermediate moves beyond the basics. This class is appropriate for total beginners as well as intermediate shag dancers.



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