May 2017

May Progressive Series: Sugar Pushes

Taught by Kemper & Kamaryn

2015-10-28 19.42.21The sugar push is one of the most iconic moves of Lindy Hop. It is part of the standard repertoire of every experienced dancer and is one of our favorite moves!

We will start with a basic six count pattern and teach the “vanilla” sugar push as well as multiple variations. Classes will focus on rhythm, connection, and lead/follow mechanics. Sugar pushes are a great way to take your dancing further and open up more creative avenues for the dance.  Follow the event for updates.

Being comfortable with basic swing movement is the only requirement for this series.  This is a progressive series.

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).

Next month’s series will be Charleston!


Drop in and DJ schedule:

  • May 3 – Music by Keith & Nick
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Intermediate Drop In w/ & Rebecca
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 8 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ & Rebecca
  • May 10 – Music by Bill & D
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Intermediate Drop In w/ Carl & Aliceann
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 8 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Carl & Aliceann
  • May 17 – Music by Aliceann & Keith
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Intermediate Drop In w/ Jeremy & Roman
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Jeremy & Roman
  • May 24 – Music by Nick & Aliceann
    7:00 – 7:30 pm  Intermediate Drop In w/ Geoffrey & Rose
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Geoffrey & Rose
  • May 31 – Music by Kemper & Geoffrey
    7:00 – 7:30 pm  Intermediate Drop In w/ Carl & Aliceann
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Carl & Aliceann

Dancing/Live Music around Knoxville:

Are you interested in volunteering for door shifts, equipment management, newsletter sending, or more, contact us!

Regional Events:

  • Nashville Dance Congress  May 4-7  Nashville, TN
    Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues, and West Coast Swing at Nashville Dance Congress!  Live music from the Mint Julep Jazz Band and DJs Corey Manke and Mike Shaw.  All classes are FREE to anyone, as long as space permits. All dances are FREE to REGISTERED hotel guests. Register early to secure your spot!
    Instructors:  Sylvia Sykes (Santa Barbara) & Ramiro Gonzales (Dallas), Nick Williams & Nikki Marvin (LA), Corey & Susan Manke (Nashville)
  • Midwest Lindy Fest  May 5 – 8  Minneapolis, MN
    Instructors:  Nina Gilkenson (Baltimore) & Andy Reid (NOLA), Ann Mony & Ryan Calloway (San Francisco), Delilah Williams & Kenny Nelson (Denver), Jenny Shirar & Christian Frommelt (St. Louis)
  • Columbus Lindy Exchange (CBUS)  May 19 – 21  Columbus, OH
    The Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange highlights the varied neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio. We are known bringing in amazing live music from around the country to the heart of the Midwest, and fantastic regional swing jazz DJs to keep you on the dance floor the entire weekend.  This year the main evening band will feature music from Chick Webb and Count Basie.
  • Charleston Lindy Exchange (CHEX)  May 19 – 21  Charleston, SC
    Join us in lovely Charleston, SC for our TENTH lindy exchange! We’ll have awesome music, friendly dancers, and delicious food – all on the BEACH. We’ll see you here in May!
  • Snugglebug May  19 – 21  Huntsville, AL
    BORN FROM OUR LOVE OF SLOW JAZZ, BALBOA, BLUES & HUGS…  Snugglebug Weekend is an intermediate/advanced weekend workshop all about discovering the beauty of close embrace dancing to slow jazz, with dedicated Balboa and Blues tracks.
    Instructors:  Kadie & Joe Pangburn, Kristin & Adam Wilkerson
  • Richmond Lindy Exchange (RLX)  May 26 – 29  Richmond, VA
    In addition to hosting dances with fantastic live and DJ’ed music, RLX is known for our brewery dance on Saturday afternoon, and our Sunday Funday with games, popsicles, and a moonbounce. Really.  Make sure you stick around for Memorial Day, when we’ll relax by the James River and go swimming!
  • Seaside Stomp  May 26 – 29  Pensacola, FL
    Come join us for a fantastic weekend of lessons, dancing, and the beach in the beautiful Pensacola, Florida.
    Instructor:  Lainey Silver
  • Frankie Manning Birthday Bash  May 26  Nashville, TN
    Free dance with Megan and Her Goody Goodies (from Knoxville!) celebrating the life of the ambassador of swing, Frankie Manning.