HSDS teaches Lindy Hop classes Sundays at the HISTORIC ELDORADO BALLROOM.
Six-Count Swing is a short crash course every Sunday - perfect for new dancers! Lindy I-III are consecutive four-week series that begin on the week of every month (just check the schedule below for the where and when). Join us at the beginning of the month so you don't miss a single beat for these progressive classes!
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the posted start time to register.
Sunday Class Times
Held at the Historic Eldorado Ballroom (2310 Elgin)
|Lindy I: Intro to Lindy Hop*||6:45-7:30PM|
|Lindy II: Lindy Hop Basics*||6:00-6:45PM|
|Lindy III: Lindy Hop Vocabulary*||6:00-6:45PM|
|Social Dance - All Are Welcome!||8:00-10:00PM|
* = denotes 4-week series which start over on the first Sunday of every month
Tuesday Class Times
Held at Dauntless Dance (3221 Houston)
|Elective - Weeks 1&2 (all levels unless otherwise noted)||8:15-10:00PM|
|Lindy IV - Weeks 3&4 (intermediate fundamentals) *** Cancelled in 2018 until further notice ***||N/A|
Six-Count Swing - Sundays 7:30-8:00pm
This one-week crash course will get you out on the dance floor featuring six-count swing. No partner or experience required!
Lindy I (Introduction to Lindy Hop) - Sundays 6:45-7:30pm
One month of instruction in the basic steps and technique of swing dancing. Join us on the first Sunday of the month to begin this set of classes. No partner or previous dance experience required! Instruction in the 8-count rhythm, the swing out, and the Lindy Circle.
Lindy II (Lindy Hop Basics) - Sundays 6:00-6:45pm
Students are expected to have completed Lindy 1 to take this course. Lessons include development of the swing out technique, basic 8-count turns, sugar push and other six-count variations, and the Charleston basic.
Lindy III (Lindy Hop Vocabulary) - Sundays 6:00-6:45pm
Students are expected to have completed Lindy 2 to take this course. Lessons in this course will expand upon the technique from the basic moves taught in Lindy I & II as well as ways to add creativity to your dancing.
Lindy IV - Tuesdays N/A ***** Canceled in 2018 until further notice *****
Students are expected to have completed Lindy III to take this course. Lessons in this course will emphasize core concepts for successful dancing including connection, momentum, musicality, and rhythm.
Elective - Tuesdays 8:15-10:00pm
Topics will vary and will be announced beforehand and include Charleston, other Swing styles, and Jazz Line Dances. This class is considered All Levels unless otherwise noted.
Social Dance! - Sundays at 8:00-10:00pm
The best way to perfect your Lindy Hop is to get out and dance! What better time to practice than after your classes. Our dances are open to anyone, regardless of your membership, or class enrollment.
5th Sunday Beginner's Lesson and Dance
Every time there is a 5th Sunday in the month, HSDS offers a fun 5th Sunday lesson in Beginner's Swing Dance from 6-7:00pm. The dance will either feature Live Music for a cover charge or will be free for all attendees - stay tuned on our Facebook page to see what's happening! We want you to get a taste of all the swing dancing we're having here. You'll learn enough swing to stick around and have some fun at the dance following the lesson which is a great introduction to swing and will prepare you for the Lindy I class series that starts the following week, always on the first Sunday of the month.
5th Tuesday Special Class
Every time there is a 5th Tuesday in the month, HSDS offers a fun 5th Tuesday lesson or dance from 8:15-10:00pm - stay tuned on our Facebook page to see what's happening!
HSDS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Swing dancing. We strive to keep classes fun, fresh and affordable. To qualify for discounted lessons, please consider supporting HSDS and become a member. Convenient discounts are given to members.
|Annual Membership||$60 / $40 Student||-----|
|Sundays: All Classes in a month (Includes Social Dances)||$20 / $15 Student||-----|
|Sundays: Per Day (Includes Dance)||$7||$10|
|Tuesdays: All Classes in a month (Includes Social Dances)||$15 / $10 Student||-----|
|Tuesdays: Per Day (Includes Practice Dance)||$7||$7|