Learn how to swing dance (aka lindy hop)! It’s the original partner dance of the big band era of the 1920’s and 1930’s and it has enjoyed a resurgence since the 1990’s. There are 10,000+ dancers in the DC / Baltimore area and places to dance almost every night of the week. Join on Thursday nights with Byron Willis, in partnership with Gottaswing.
– LESSONS –
SWING INTO THE NEW YEAR
New 8-Week session Starting January 10, 2019:
Beginner Swing Dance
Lesson : 7pm – 8pm
Practice to Music : 8-8:30pm
The next 8 week series begins Thursday (1/10/19) evening near the Dupont Circle metro at the Studio of Quantum Pilates.
Cost : $15 per class ($120 per person for the 8 week session – must sign up for the whole series) No partner required!
REGISTRATION at GOTTASWING.com
More about Byron Willis :
A seed was planted back in 2006 when Byron took local lindy hop (swing dancing) classes – but due to time demands from work was unable to continue. In 2013, YouTube videos inspired Byron to return to the dance and ignited a passion in him for the dance that burns strong today. Despite a nonexistent dance background, Byron developed his ability as a dancer and a teacher through hundreds of classes and thousands of practice hours. He began teaching group classes and private lessons locally in the Dupont Circle area in Nov 2015, and he now weekly instructs an enthusiastic and welcoming group of students, and travels throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to workshops, camps, and competitions. Byron also gives back to the community by posting many lindy hop related videos on his YouTube channel and has about 100,000 views. You can often find Byron on the dance floor on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month in Dupont at CitySwing (FB Group: CitySwing DC) or weekly on Tuesdays at Jam Cellar (FB Group: Jam Cellar).