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 

July 5        Ben White
July 12      DJ Young Duke
July 19      Karen Lavi
July 26      Ben White

 

Classes

July Class Series: 
Mess Around and Find Out

Ben White
July 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Who is this class for? This class is for dancers who have at least a basic knowledge of lindy hop moves. 

What will I learn? Ben will work with phrasing, rhythms, body movement, and dynamics to help you develop a deeper connection to the music as you dance. If that sounds serious, well, it won't be. It'll be a chance to learn, experiment, and play, guided by a teacher who makes laughter a fundamental part of dancing.

Who's teaching? Ben White has been swing dancing since 2004. He has studied lindy hop, balboa, tap, and vintage jazz dance under masters from the original swing era and worked with world-class contemporary swing dancers around the world. He has had success both locally and internationally as a competitor and coach, placing in contests such as The International Lindy Hop Championships, the National Jitterbug Championships, Camp Jitterbug, and many more. He has also been involved in more than 100 productions as a performer, producer, choreographer, and technician. Ben is well known for his clear instruction and ability to break down and communicate technique while keeping classes entertaining and engaging. He is the Artistic Director at The Syncopation Foundation, and spends several months each year on international teaching tours across Europe.


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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