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Weekly social dances every Saturday!

Events!

Beginner Lindy Hop Intensive

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hit That Jive Productions and Lister Hall Students' Association are excited to present the Lindy Hop Beginner Intensive! 
The Intensive will guide you through the basic steps and patterns, and have you swing dancing in no time. No experience necessary. No partner required. 
For more information, visit the Event Page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/145579736227367/.

Hit That Jive Social Dance

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Ready to Cut-A-Rug, Jitterbug? Then join us for the Hit That Jive Social Dance at Foot Notes Dance Studio! We offer quality tunes and social dancing from 9pm-12am and a beginner lesson from 8:15pm-9:00pm.
See the Event Page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/149914022331089/.

Spirit Moves Jazz Weekend

February 9-11, 2018

Hit That Jive Productions is thrilled to host the Spirit Moves Jazz Weekend! Featuring the talented Miranda Dasu-Longaker from Seattle, WA, this weekend focuses on jazz and solo movement. 

* 6 Solo Movement Classes w Miranda
* 2-hr optional Air Steps intensive w Edmonton's John & Lindsay
* Friday & Saturday Social Dances
Solo Classes include: Slow Jazz, Dancing Fast, Waacking, Booty Shaking (a mix of Dance Hall, Shimmy, Belly Dancing, and Twerking), and Solo Competition. 
See the Event Page on Facebook for more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/133188897363223/.

About Us

Let’s Swing...

... is an Edmonton-based dance organization that specializes in Lindy Hop and other Jazz Roots dances of the swing-era including Charleston, Balboa, and Authentic Jazz. We help grow the Lindy Hop community by offering group lessons, social dances, workshops, team practices, and performances. Our goal is to create fun and inclusive events for dancers of all types and skill levels, and to encourage our dancers to tap into their creative expression through dance.

 

It all started when...

… dancing in Harlem, New York City evolved with the jazz music of the early 20th century. Rumored to be named after Charles Lindbergh (aka: “Lucky Lindy”) who hopped the Atlantic in 1927, the Lindy Hop was a combination of its predecessors the Breakaway, the Charleston, the Texas Tommy, Jazz, and Tap. Lindy Hop thrived through the 1930s and 40s when swinging jazz was at its peak. Though its popularity declined when rock n roll hit the charts, Lindy Hop saw a revival in the early 1980s when Al Minns and Frankie Manning were brought out of retirement. Over 30 years later, Lindy Hop can be seen in most major cities across the globe.

Our Values

Quality

At Let’s Swing we value community, fun, quality, inclusivity, and a safe space for everyone to dance. We strongly believe that anyone can dance. Our goal is to have a welcoming environment that fosters learning and community, and as such, we place a high value on quality of instruction and social dancing. We offer a variety of opportunities for our dancers to learn, from group lessons and team practices to social dances and special events. We encourage our dancers to take lessons and workshops, travel to other scenes, and dance with people of different skill levels. Check out one of our events to see what all the hype is about! 


Inclusivity

Everyone is welcome at our club regardless of ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or lack thereof, political leanings or anything else. We ask that you leave politics at the door and meet new people you may have not thought to otherwise. Wherever you come from and whatever you do, if you want to dance then you have come to the right place!


Safety

While dancing is about expressing yourself and having fun, we also want to create a positive learning and social environment for all of our guests. We strive to create a safe space for all of our dancers, patrons, volunteers, and staff; a space that makes everyone feel secure to be themselves and express themselves in this fun art form. When asked to dance we want to create an environment where it is safe to say yes without extra expectations, and where consent to dance is not overreached. Please review our Safe Space Policy for more information on how to help us maintain a safe dance environment.


Community

We love to build and foster community. A dance community is like an ecosystem - it needs many different personality types and people to make it grow and thrive. We want to encourage extra dance activities, friendships, cool ideas that align with our values, and having fun. If you have a cool idea, let us know!

 

Lessons & Dances

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Contact Us

Interested in group lessons? Private lessons? Would you like to hire us for an event or party? Any other questions?

Send us an email at info@hitthatjive.ca.

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