July 2017

July Progressive Series: Fancify Your Basics & Create New Moves

Taught by Scott & Aliceann

19424184_10154743400307005_8044939626194538179_nJoin Scott Angelius and Aliceann Talley for a month of adding variations, rhythms, stylings and shapes to the moves you already know and building off of focused concepts.

We’ll change patterns like send outs, underarm turns, and swing outs in new and interesting ways, focusing on new partner moves as well as lead and follow variations and stylings. Other classes will take one move idea and play with it in many different ways.

Being comfortable with basic swing movements such as swing outs and basic 6 count patterns is a requirements for this series.

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  • Week 1 – Swing out style! Week 1 will focus on adding new rhythms, connections, and directions to your swing outs.
  • Week 2 – 6 Count Fun!  Adding rhythm variations and stylings for tuck turns and underarm turns.  Some will be individual options and some will be lead/followed.
  • Week 3 – 8 Count shapes!  Make new shapes and moves by changing your direction in new and unexpected ways.
  • Week 4 – Texas Tommy creations.  The Texas Tommy is a classic variation off the swing out, and we’ll be putting some new and interesting spins on it.

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. Cardholders and local students may purchase 4 weeks at once for only $15 (1 week free).

Join us in August for Level 1 Swing Jazz Dance Grab Bag with Geoffrey!


Drop in and DJ schedule:

  • July 5 – Bill & Keith
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Level 2 Drop In w/ Thomas & Rebecca
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Level 0 Drop In – 8 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Thomas & Rebecca
  • July 12 – Bill & Kemper
    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
  • July 19 – Geoffrey & Aliceann
    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
  • July 26 – Nick & Geoffrey
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Level 2 Drop In w/ Geoffrey & Rose
    7:30 – 8:15 pm Level 0 Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Geoffrey & Rose

Been regularly attending our level 0 drop ins?  Join us next month for Level 1 Swing – Jazz Dance Grab Bag!


Dancing/Live Music around Knoxville:


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 Announcement Makers


Regional Events:

  • Blue Ridge Bal (Balboa)  June 30 – July 2  Asheville, NC
    Join us in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains for Blue Ridge Bal, Asheville’s premiere Balboa event! Between the thriving downtown, the incredible food scene, and live music provided by Michael Gamble and his Rhythm Serenaders, this event will keep you shuffling all night long.
  • Greenville Lindy Exchange (GVLX)  July 21 – 23  Greenville, SC
    Exchange with live music and fun picnic games.