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No Old Towne Swing November 29th!!!
Please don’t come this week! You won’t find us, and we’re also pretty sure you won’t be on the guest list for the private event that’s bumping us this week 😉
Old Towne Swing runs November 1, 8, 15, AND NOW the 22nd before taking a one week break. The break ends in December and boy, do we have a fun December planned for you!
We’ve got news… it’s a potluck
BUT FIRST… make a special note that Old Towne Swing will be happening November 22nd! It’s going to be a potluck, so please respond to the Facebook event, and if you’ll be bringing a dish, napkins/paper plates, or a non-alcoholic beverage to share, post what you’ll be bringing to the discussion on the event page to help avoid dupilcates.
Moreover, we’re bringing out a host of DJs to rotate throughout the night: Augie Freeman, Sarah Stembridge, Grace Babbes, and Blake Thiessen will bring their favorite selections to keep the mood festive and the dance floor lively.
Though a special event, admission for the night will remain our normal weekly admission of $15 for lessons and dance, and $10 for social dancing.
Lindy TLC and a break for the performance team
Because of the break schedule and because interest in performance teams fluctuates, we’re putting the Old Towne Strutters’ performance team on a bit of a hiatus to resurrect an old, but very popular, class format from a bygone era (Strutters’ Ball days back at its Placentia location). Lindy TLC is back! If you are looking to get beyond the basics and geek out on your dancing, this class is for you. Come prepared with ideas and help guide the class. If nobody has ideas, James will take a look at the group after a warm-up session and try to deep-dive in on one or two problem areas he observes.
Lindy TLC starts November 1st and will run until the end of 2023.
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang
Intermediate+ Lindy TLC
This class is geared toward dancers that are looking to make big improvements. In its simplest conceptual form, it’s essentially a group private lesson. Students should come to class prepared with ideas or topics that they’d like to work on, specific or general. These presented ideas will serve as the basis of learning for that week’s session. Should students not arrive with topics to help drive the class, the instructor will pick one based on an evaluation of the students during the class warm up.
This class is also an opportunity for students that might not typically be able to take many private lessons to get a little bit of one on one help, but in a group context. Sometimes working on an issue might have can be of benefit to the entire group! It is absolutely ok to bring a specific topic to the session.
Lindy TLC pre-requisites (you should be very comfortable with these basics):
- 6 count Lindy Hop basic, send-out, tuck turn, trade places, circle
- 8 count Lindy Hop circle and swing-out
- Charleston basic
All Levels Lindy Hop
This beginner friendly class is also intended to keep things fun for more experienced dancers looking to brush up on fundamentals. The goal for the all levels class is to help newer dancers accelerate their progression, as they get in-class exposure to dancing with more experienced dancers.
No dance experience or partner required to participate in this class. We rotate partners frequently to speed up your dance development and to help you meet new people!
Before you head over:
- Old Towne Swing is settling back into being a permanent fixture at the Woman’s Club of Orange. This does depend on your attendance. Thank you in advance for your support.
- If you are sick, we wish you a speedy recovery-at home, not at our dance. Get well soon!
- Dress comfortably for dancing.