January 2018

Happy New Year and Happy Holidays from the KSDA!  We hope you’ll make it your new year’s resolution to join us on the dance floor in 2018.

January Level 1 Series: Charleston

After the version of Charleston popular in the 20’s made it’s way up to Harlem, NY, it turned into Lindy Hop and Lindy Charleston, or 30’s Charleston.  Learn Lindy Charleston all month long in January with Scott and Rebecca!

Level 1 classes build off the few basics you’ve learned in the Level 0 drop ins to help you build dances on the social floor. All dancers who have attended more than two Level 0 drop in classes are strongly encouraged to attend this progressive Level 1 Swing series.

Week 1: Solo Charleston
Weeks 2 – 5:  Partner Charleston
Follow the event for updates.

Series classes meet every Wednesday downstairs at the Laurel Theater from 7-8:15 pm. Classes are $5 a night and include admission to the dance. 4 classes can be purchased at the beginning of the month by KSDA benefit cardholders and local students for only $15.  This is a 5 week series.

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Drop in Lessons and DJ schedule:

  • Jan 3:  Music with DJs
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Level 2 Drop In w/ Geoffrey & Rose
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Level 0 Drop In – 8 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Geoffrey & Rose
  • Jan 10:  Music with DJs
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Level 2 Drop In w/ Roman & Aliceann
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Level 0 Drop In – 8 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Roman & Aliceann
  • Jan 17:  Music with DJs
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Level 2 Drop In w/ Kemper & Roman
    7:30 – 8:15 pm Level 0 Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Kemper & Roman
  • Jan 24:  Music with DJs
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Level 2 Drop In w/ Carl & Aliceann
    7:30 – 8:15 pm Level 0 Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Carl & Aliceann
  • Jan 31:  Music with DJs
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Level 2 Drop In w/ Kemper & Amy
    7:30 – 8:15 pm Level 0 Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Kemper & Amy

Been attending our level 0 drop ins?  Join us this month for Level 1 Swing, Charleston!

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Interested in giving back to the swing dancing community by volunteering your time?

Send us an emailgive us a call (865-224-6830), or look for Rebecca or Aliceann at a weekly dance!

We need help in the following places:

Door Entry Workers
Dance Setup and Teardown Volunteers
Newsletter Correspondents
Social Media Contributors
Equipment Managers
Social Event Coordinators
Weekly Announcers
Swing DJs
Webmaster
News Coordinator

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Dancing/Live Music around Knoxville:

  • Any upcoming events will be announced here!

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Regional Events:

My Lindy Kraze
Jan 12 – 14  Huntsville, AL
We are back for out 7th year of FUN, SHENANIGANS, CLASSES, MUSIC, AND COMPETITIONS! This will also be our last year, however we fully intend on going out with  a bang so make sure not to miss it!Instructors:  Reuel Reis & Kerry Genese (New Orleans), Dan Repsch (Montreal)

Tobacco Road Blues
Jan 26 – 28  Raleigh/Durham, NC
Two nights of music with the Al Holbrook Band, Bull City Blues Band, Janxx, Blues history and culture talks with TWO renowned music and dance scholars, beginner-level track taught by local instructors, and Sunday taco bar!  This will also be the last TRBX!
Instructors:  Ruth Evelyn & Mike Grosser (Boston), Campbell Miller & Philippe Wilson (Austin)