Classes and Tracks

Solid Fundamentals

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    Solid Fundamentals

The Solid Fundamentals track is for anyone who wants to develop solid fundamentals. This track is appropriate for beginners as well as anyone who wants to work on refining their basic lindy hop movements. We will cover technique that is vital, but that is often glossed over including posture, footwork, connection, etc.

Recommended level: Beginner-Intermediate, Intermediate plus, Intermediate-Advanced

The Social Dancer

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    The Social Dancer

The Social Dancer track will focus on connection and partnership. Dancers in this track have solid fundamentals and are ready to take their social dancing to the next step. In these classes you will learn new material and dig into technique and musicality.

Recommended level: Intermediate plus, Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced

Solid Fundamentals track is canceled – registrants can participate the Solo or Social dancers track.

The Competitor

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    The Competitor

The Competitor track will focus on performance and showmanship as well as partner and solo practice drills. This track is for advanced Lindy Hop dancers who are interested in learning to add more texture to their footwork, developing a personal style, and adding more spice to their arsenal of moves. Participants in this track are encouraged to sign up for weekend contests.

Recommended level: Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced/Advanced plus, Masters

*preferably you would have a partner for this track

The Lindy Hop Teacher

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    The Lindy Hop Teacher

You teach Lindy Hop in your local scene and participate on competitions. You want to grow your local scene. You are interested in quality of movement, musicality and learning fast tempo moves. Participants in this track are encouraged to sign up for weekend contests.

Recommended level: Masters

The Solo Dancer

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    The Solo Dancer

This track is perfect for you if you want to learn Authentic Jazz straight. In each class you will learn specific techniques or routines to be implemented in your Solo Jazz and Swing dancing at your own pace. Breaks between the classes will give you time to rest or immediately practice what you just learned.

Recommended levels: All

*does not require a partner

Typical Level-Descriptions

Do you know someone who’s eager to learn Lindy Hop, but just can’t commit to going to weekly classes? Plenty Hot Lindy Hop does not offer a pure beginners track. Please attend fundamental classes at you local Lindy Hop school before signing up for our Beg./Int. workshops. Also feel free to sign up for the parties + taster lessons.

This level is not for the absolute Lindy Hop beginner, but for those who have only minimal Lindy Hop experience. You have taken at least 2-6 months* of Lindy Hop and you know the basics: lindy swing out, lindy circle, and side-by-side Charleston. We hope you have been out dancing and enjoying what you know. If you want to reach the next level this is the place to be. These classes will help you to refine your ability and expand your basic variations. If you have no Lindy Hop experience, please take our beginner’s workshop.

You will take classes labeled: Solid Fundamentals, The Solo Dancer

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.

You have been taking classes consistently and social dancing for about a year*. You have been introduced to terms like connection, musicality and improvisation. Solid Lindy hop basics (lindy swing out, lindy circle, Texas Tommy, side-by-side Charleston, and tandem Charleston) are necessary. This level is about solidifying as a Lindy Hop dancer and improving your lead/follow skills, connection, improvisation, movement and musicality.

You will take classes labeled: Solid Fundamentals, The Social Dancer, The Solo Dancer

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.

This is where things heat up a little. You have a couple years* of Lindy Hop experience, taken lots of classes, workshops, and social dance frequently. You have a nice repertoire of moves with possibly a few tricks here and there. You have good connection and can adapt to different techniques. In these classes you will learn a lot of new material to expand and improve your dictionary of moves and technique.

You will take classes labeled: Solid Fundamentals, The Social Dancer, The Competitor, The Solo Dancer

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.

Stuff starts to get really hard around this. You’ve probably been dancing over five years*. You understand that to become an advanced dancer you need to go back to the basics. It is not about memorizing patterns, but really understanding challenging techniques and how to move your body. You are a confident dancer, you can create new moves and styling right on the floor. You can handle fast and slow tempos, tricky moves, and can make it all work to the music. These classes will be fast paced and challenging.

You may take classes labeled: Solid Fundamentals, The Social Dancer, The Competitor, The Solo Dancer

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.

You’ve likely been dancing for a decade, and you’ve likely tried other dances and learned other styles of movement and techniques. You are teaching locally and you participate at competitions. You are interested in quality of movement, musicality and learning fast tempo moves. You can dance to basically any tempo. These classes will be fast paced and challenging.

You will take classes labeled: The Lindy Hop Teacher, Solid Fundamentals, The Social Dancer, The Competitor, The Solo Dancer

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.