We usually run classes of 6 weeks (once per week) for Swing Basics 1 & 2 and Swing Intermediate 1 & 2 on Tuesday / Wednesday nights and Special Workshops on weekends. All announcements will be officially posted on this page and shared on our Facebook Group and Facebook Page.

Descriptions of each class:

  1. Swing Basics 1: To introduce you into Swing dancing, we will share the history of the dance as well as the development of the dance today. After 5 of 6 weeks, you would know the fundamentals of this social vintage dance with some 6-count basic movements.
  2. Swing Basics 2: We will be more playful with the forms and shapes in the movement while training you up for the 8-count movement leading up to the Swing Out.
  3. Swing Intermediate 1: From the Swing Out, we will build up your Lindy Hop vocabulary with more moves and combinations. A small routine will be put together in the end to help you remember.
  4. Swing Intermediate 2: We go back to put 6-count movements together with 8-count movements to help you mix up for more variety. Work on dancing to musicality while adding Charleston and Jazz steps.
  5. Swing Intermediate - Advanced: Having owned the rhythms and being able to create flow in Leading and Following, we will help you dance in faster tempo and grow musical interpretation skills with syncopation.

If you would like to book us for private (individual / couple / group) lessons, entertainment performances, charity or friendly shows / events, do not hesitate to contact us here.

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Classes

NEW Class: Swing Basics 1 

WHEN: Wednesday night 7.00 - 8.00pm (Jun 14 - Jul 19, 2017)
WHERE: 10F, Fusion Suites Saigon, 3-5 Suong Nguyet Anh, D.1
HOW MUCH: 590k per person or 900k per dance couple (VND)
You don't need to bring a partner. We will rotate to Lead & Follow.
Sign Up NOW or email us if any questions!

Saigon Swing Cats would love to spend the next 6 Wednesday nights sharing our passion for this specific vintage America-born dynamic happy partnered dance style. This class is for anyone interested in dancing socially especially to Swing jazz big band music (Louis ArmstrongElla FitzgeraldBenny GoodmanCount Basie OrchestraDuke EllingtonGlenn Miller, etc.). 
Level Desc.: Open. If you have already taken Swing 1 class previously, this class can help you understand all the important elements of a good Swing Out deeper, as this is the cornerstone for your Swing dancing years as a Leader / Follower or both.
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Swing Intermediate class

(TBD)

Are you READY to take your Lindy to a new height?
Join in this 6-week session and stroll through popular Lindy Hop & Charleston moves, swivels and other cool things moves with your ''ness''!

Level Desc.: It's suggested that you are familiar with both rhythms and patterns as well as the technique that comes with it. The level will both try to improve on the execution of fairly basic material, but also provide slightly more spiritual and challenging material.

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Oh, 1 more thing about shoes:
 
We would recommend flat or medium thick heeled shoes with leather soles for most of our dance venues with wooden floor. Avoid spiky killer heels, sandals, slippers, even sports shoes with gripping rubber soles.
Some specific Swing Dance shoes brands we love:
  • Dancestore (specific Swing dancing shoes online store)
  • Aris Allen
  • Keds (in spite of their rubber soles, this is one of the most popular choices for dancers in classes. You can suede / chrome your Keds to give them the leather smooth soles for wooden floors)
  • SaintSavoy (beautiful Swing dancing shoes worn by professional Swing dancers)

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Weekend workshops are a great way to upgrade your dancing no matter how much experience you have had! We try to organize more of these to provide you with more options to enjoy dancing more with a variety of contents.
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LEARN THE SHIM SHAM

This is one of the most popular jazz routines in Swing dancing seen at socials or international dance exchanges.
Note:
  • Wear flat non-marking shoes
  • Wear comfy and sweat-absorbent clothes (extra shirts to change in case you easily sweat more than average)
  • Bring your happy spirit for some fun social movements
Cost: Early Bird price of VND 80K to Soul by May 12. 
Level: Open
When: May 14, 2017 at 16.00 - 18.00
Venue: Soul Music & Performing Arts Academy
RSVP here on Facebook


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