CLASSES

NEW
 : Swing Basics 1 

WHEN: Tuesday night 7.00 - 8.00pm (Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2017)
WHERE: La Habana Saigon 2F, 152 Le Lai, D.1
HOW MUCH: 590k per person or 900k per dance couple (VND)

Join in the dancing fun with a 6-Wed-night course to get you the essential basics (pulses, connection, frame, steps) to 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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NEW
 : Swing Basics 2 class

WHEN: Tuesday night 8.15 - 9.15pm (Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2017)
WHERE: La Habana Saigon 2F, 152 Le Lai, D.1
HOW MUCH: 590k per person or 900k per dance couple (VND)

Are you READY to Lindy Hop? During the course of 6 weeks, we will continue to train your Swing muscle to prep you into the Swing Out and mix up the 6-count and the 8-count moves.

Sign Up NOW or email us if any questions!

Level Desc.: It's suggested that you are relatively comfortable with the fundamentals of the Swing beat, the Connection and footwork of the 8-count Swing Out in slow and medium tempo. The level will both try to improve on the execution of fairly basic material, but also provide slightly more spiritual and challenging material.

WORKSHOPS
Talk about Connection
  • WhatWhether you have been dancing or brand new, join us for 90 minutes where we talk about this connection between leaders and followers in swing dancing that separates this dance style from solo dance. Some social dance moves to get the knowledge into you too!
  • When: 19.00 - 20.30 of December 26, 2017
  • Where: La Habana @ 152 Le Lai, D.1
  • Everyone can be a leader or follower!
  • Price: VND 150,000/pax or VND 200,000 / couple
doing the shim sham

LEARN THE SHIM SHAM

This is one of the most popular jazz routines in Swing dancing seen at socials or international dance exchanges.
Cost: 200,000 VND per person or 640,000 VND per group of 4  
Level: Open
When: 1pm - 3pm Saturday 14-Oct and 21-Oct
Venue: Erato School of Music & Performing Arts @ 107 Tôn Dật Tiên, CR2-22-24, Tân Phú, D. 7

LEARN THE TRANKY DOO

The Tranky Doo is another 1940s jazz line dance that likely originated in the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, and like the Shim Sham Shimmy, the Tranky Doo is danced in a line formation. The dance incorporates a wider variety of steps than the Shim Sham, as well as steps with more interesting and challenging rhythmic syncopation. The routine will be broken down in 4 parts of 2 hours each per day on October 15, 22, 28 and 29 at Erato School's dance studio.

Cost:  800,000 VND per person   
Level: Intermediate or Hip hop / break dancers with ease in rhythmic syncopated movements
When: 1pm - 3pm October 15, 22, 28 and 29
Venue: Erato School of Music & Performing Arts @ 107 Tôn Dật Tiên, CR2-22-24, Tân Phú, D. 7

Ann Sychterz
Special workshops with Ann Sychterz, visiting dancer from Canada
Ann began swing dancing (lindy hop, balboa, and shag) 2009 in Waterloo, Ontario (not far from Toronto) and started teaching a year after. She moved to Lausanne Switzerland for her PhD with robotic bridges, where to founded and teaches at Studio Swingtime. She holds titles for competitions in balboa and lindy hop from the USA, Canada, France, Germany, and Russia. As an academic and a dancer, she finds joy in teaching. Her personal and teaching focus is on musicality as a partnership while keeping a comfy dance.
Video of Ann dancing Lindy Hop

INTRODUCTION to the "SHAG"

Collegiate ShagThe Collegiate Shag (or "Shag") is a partner dance, originated in the Carolinas in the US, done primarily to uptempo swing and pre-swing jazz music (185-200+ beats per minute). Come learn the basics that would get your feet unstoppable in fast music with Ann in this 2-hour workshop followed by 1 hour of social dance in La Habana (upstairs)!

Sign up link: http://bit.ly/SSCclass 
What: 2-hour class + 1-hour social dance
Cost: 200,000 VND per person or 380,000 VND per couple   
Level: Open
When: 7pm - 10pm Tuesday 14-Nov
Venue: La Habana upstairs @ 152 Le Lai, D.1

LINDY to BALBOA

Balboa danceThe Balboa is a swing dance that originated in Southern California during the 1920s (though it may have started as early as 1915) and enjoyed huge popularity during the 1930s and 1940s. The term Balboa originally referred to a dance characterized by its close embrace and full body connection at tempos of 180 - 250 beats per minute. Come learn its basics and how to mix Lindy Hop and Balboa beautifully with Ann! 

Sign up link: http://bit.ly/SSCclass 
What: 90-minute of workshop before 2 hours of social dance
Cost:  190,000 VND per person  or 350,000 VND per couple
Level: Intermediate
When: 7pm - 8.30pm Wednesday Nov 15
Venue: La Habana upstairs @ 152 Le Lai, D.1

Stay tuned for exciting workshops on this page or email us at info@saigonswingcats.com!