Events



                                     

Savoy Fridays (Fridays 7:30 to 11 p.m.)

•        Location: Lowdown Ballroom (628 11th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102; look for a house with a small sign)
•        Cost: Class and dance are free for members, $8 to $15 for nonmembers (sliding scale)
•        Check-in: 7:20 p.m.
•        Class: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
•        Social dance: 8:30 to 11 p.m.

 

DJs 

June 7        Maya Dawson
June 14      Joseph To
June 21      DJ Young Duke
June 28      TBD

 

Classes

June Class Series: 
Degender Dance


Lou Daprile and Kate Paisley
June 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Who is this class for? Everyone from beginner to veteran, whether or not lindy hop is your dance!

What will I learn? This series introduces the idea of taking dance beyond the traditional male/female/lead/follow divisions most of us learned. By questioning old habits and exploring new possibilities, we will help students to find their authentic selves on the dance floor. We will take a deep dive into energy exchange, connection, embodied movement, finding our authentic yeses and nos, and much more.

See the Facebook event page for full descriptions of each week's class.


Who's teaching? 
Lou Daprile started their dance journey just months before the pandemic on the Salsa and Bachata social floors and connected with their main passion, jazz dances and Lindy Hop, in 2021. As a primary lead and ambi-switch dancer, they embrace versatility in every dance form they encounter, embodying the transformative power of movement to foster joy, growth, and community, and challenge societal norms.

Amidst the pandemic, Kate Paisley came out, realizing a disconnect with their Latin dance community. Through personal work and focusing on switch dancing, Kate found solace in dance again with the help of queer community. With a decade of teaching experience, Kate views dance as a spiritual practice of self-liberation and expression.

 

Performance Troupe Rehearsals (Mondays 7:30 to 10 p.m.)

•        Location: Seattle Center Armory, 4th floor, Studio G. 
•        Cost: Free!

Come check out the club's own performance troupe! We encourage dancers to watch or participate in a rehearsal and learn how we work. Troupe members receive free instruction and training, and can eventually perform at Folklife, Dancing til Dusk, and all kinds of gigs around town. If you have stage fright, though, don't let that stop you. You can join troupe rehearsals as an understudy even if you never want to perform. Questions? Reach out to [email protected].

 

Practice Space (Tuesdays 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.)

•        Location: Lowdown Ballroom (628 11th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102; look for a house with a small sign)
•        Cost: Free for members, $5 for nonmembers 

The Savoy Practice Space is open at the Lowdown Ballroom every Tuesday evening starting at 8:30 p.m. Maybe you want to practice your Shim Sham or get a handle on the swingout. Maybe you want to film your Balboa turns, or just improvise without enraging your downstairs neighbor. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, if there's something you want to work on, this is the place.

Questions? Please send a message to [email protected].

 


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