Saturday, June 25th
Last Saturday Swing!
Afternoon Workshops & Live Music Dance Party
at the Ukrainian American Hall, SF!
Come check out a new space to dance Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston & Blues in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood!
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Afternoon Workshops – Intermediate+ Level
Brush up your basics, improve your connection, and infuse your dancing with more style
|3:30-4:45pm||Lindy Meets Charleston (Intermediate)
Snappy 1930s Charleston patterns and combos that will have you kicking up a storm
|4:45-6pm||Lindy Grab Bag (Intermediate/Advanced)
Fancy footwork, flashy moves, cool rhythms and partner play that will push your leading and following skills!
Absolute Beginner Swing Crash Course
No partner needed. No experience needed.
Live Music Dance Party
Rob Reich’s Quintet SWINGS Left!
Pianist, accordianist & vibe player Rob Reich leads an All-Star line-up of musicians playing classic swing music that intimates the cool & rhythmic stylings of Benny Goodman’s small session bands!
PLUS: DJ Arnold Cabreza during the band breaks and after party!
Cash bar serving beer, wine and finger foods!
Location: Ukrainian-American Hall, 345 Seventh Street, SF, CA 94110 (near Folsom)
Parking & Safety Note: The neighborhood is riskier toward Market & 6th Streets, so instead park on 7th & 8th Streets (and higher) and south of Market toward Harrison & Folsom. Leave unneeded valuables at home, bring essential valuables to the venue, and don’t leave anything in sight in your vehicle!
Dance Party Only (including 8pm Lesson): $13 online prepurchase / $15 at the door.
The Whole Affair: $60 early registration by 6/23. $70 full price
Includes 3 workshop classes, Beginner Swing Drop-in AND Dance Party
Workshops Only (3 classes): $50 early registration by 6/23. $60 full price.
Individual Workshop classes: $20/class at the door, as space and class balance permits.
About the Teachers
Nathan specializes in Lindy Hop, the high-energy swing dance from the 1930s and 40s, and has been teaching, performing and DJing since 2005. He started swing dancing in 1997 and lindy hopping in 2000. A regular dancer in San Francisco since 2001, Nathan enjoys the creativity and personal connection of social dancing as well as the challenge and satisfaction on working on and improving his dance.
He has taught at practically all of the local swing dance venues at one time or another, including the 9:20 Special, Lindy in the Park, Tuesday Night Jump, Rent Party and original Doghouse, and has been a featured instructor at regional workshops such as Swingin’ at the Savoy, California Swingin’, *Workshop (San Luis Obispo), Santa Swing (Santa Barbara), Le Hot Sauce (SF) and has taught internationally in Switzerland and Madrid as well!
Amanda has been swing dancing since 1993, officially started calling it Lindy Hop in 1997 in Santa Barbara, and has been traveling to dance events all over the country and world, teaching dance, and just dancing at every opportunity since then! Although primarily a social dancer for most of her dance career, Amanda has also competed at the national level, taking 3rd place in 2012 and 2nd place in 2013 in the Advanced Jack & Jill at Camp Hollywood. She has also won or placed many times at smaller regional events across California in Lindy Hop, Balboa, and West Coast Swing. Amanda is also the new creative director for the Sweet 16, a vintage chorus girl group performing team solo jazz choreography at events around the Bay Area. Amanda loves swing and jazz dancing with a passion, and loves to pass that passion on to others!
Kristin is a fabulous social dancer and friendly face in the swing scene who’s been dancing in San Francisco for several years now. She’s taught group swing dance classes at the Verdi Club’s Tuesday Night Jump party, and frequently teaches Swing & Lindy Hop with Nathan at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, as well as on many special events.