February 2017

February Progressive Series: Intro to Swing Dancing/Lindy Hop

Taught by Kemper, Scott & Kamaryn
Whether you’ve been dancing for 5 years or 5 minutes, don’t miss our most popular series, introduction to Lindy Hop and swing dancing!

We’ll build a comfortable and fun partner dance from the ground up, and give you all the tools to be a solid swing dancer. This is a great opportunity for you to get several weeks of focused instruction building off of the previous material, and to introduce all your friends to swing dancing!

This class will be progressive, and if you miss multiple classes, you may not be able to continue the series. Let us know if you have any questions!  Keep up with the event details on the event page.

Classes of the series meet every Wednesday evening, downstairs at the Laurel Theater, from 7-8:15. Classes are $5 a night, which includes admission to the dance. Cardholders and local students may purchase 4 weeks at once for $15 (1 week free).

Next month’s series will be Balboa from the Ground Up!

Drop in and DJ schedule:

  • Feb 1 – Music by Geoffrey & Aliceann
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Intermediate Drop In w/ Keith & Rebecca
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 8 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Keith & Rebecca
  • Feb 8 – Music by Bill & D
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Intermediate Drop In w/ Thomas & Aliceann
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 8 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Thomas & Aliceann
  • Feb 15 – Music by Nick & Aliceann  * * * Valentine’s Dance! * * *
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Charleston Drop In w/ Geoffrey & Rose
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Geoffrey & Rose
  • Feb 22 – Music by Jeremy & Keith
    7:00 – 7:30 pm  Office Hours w/ Carl & Aliceann
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Carl & Aliceann

Dancing/Live Music around Knoxville:

Regional Events:

  • Mo Better Blues  Feb 17 – 19  Nashville, TN
    Incredible instructors from around the world. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced (Auditions), and the launch of BluesGeek, our new community driven initiative.  Some of the best musicians and DJs from the nation and the Southeast under one roof for your dancing pleasure. Brother Yusef with more.  Instructors:  Mike & Dan Legenthal (Boston), Krystal & Adam Wilkerson (Huntsville), Julie Brown (Boston) & Tim O’Neill(CA), Ross Blythe & Sarah Lokay (Chicago), Shawn Hershey & Laura Chieko (NY)
  • Dayton Swing Smackdown  Feb 24 – 26  Dayton, OH
    Dayton Swing Smackdown is the the biggest and baddest dance weekend in Dayton, Ohio. Be there as teams from the Midwest converge to battle it out for the 2017 BATTLE OF THE SWING CITIES. Participate featuring over 15 hours of dancing, 13 hours of instruction, and the Solo Jazz and Jack N Jill Competitions.  Instructors:  Bobby White & Gaby Cook (NY), Michael Brafford & Dee Daniels Locke (Minneapolis), etc