SPRING FLING 2017

 

EVENT

DETAILS

Swing-Out Edmonton is proud to present Spring Fling, our seventh annual lindy-hop workshop – one of the largest in Canada – featuring some of the best instruction and dancing you’ll find in the Prairies! Our schedule of events for the weekend is filled with awesome classes that are sure to challenge dancers of any experience level.

 

This year we are presenting three tracks of material: Intermediate for our newer dancers, Intermediate-Advanced for people with experience under their belts, and Advanced for long-time dancers wanting a real challenge!

We are excited to present our fantastic instructor lineup! Hailing from all corners of the world, we are pleased to present, Jenna Applegarth and Jon Tigart from Baltimore, Claudia Nobauer and Zac Sluys from Vancouver,  and Jo Hoffberg and Nick Williams from California. Our star-studded lineup doesn’t end there however; Saturday night will be filled with music from a stellar live swing band, more information to come!

Jo Hoffberg

 

Jo Hoffberg is one fancy-pants lady in the lindy hop world today. She holds first place titles from the American Lindy Hop Championships, Canadian Swing Championships, International Lindy Hop Championships, European Swing Dance Championships, National Jitterbug Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, and U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. Since 2007, Jo has spent her life traveling the world spreading jazz culture through vintage partner dancing and has taught and performed in 25 countries across 5 continents. She teaches vernacular jazz, lindy hop, ladies’ only workshops, run teacher training in Europe and the States, as well as a performance/choreography weekend. In 2013, she was on the cover of Swing Magasinet om Swingdans, guest starred at Yehoodi broadcast of ILHC, and was inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. She is a passionate and avid dancer, instructor and competitor.

 
 

Tracks,

Classes,

& Levels

Tracked Classes

 

We’re letting our tracked classes be instructor's’ choice. You’ll still have 3 hours of tracked classes per day, but we are letting our talented instructors choose material they feel will most benefit and challenge you as dancers.

 

Airsteps (optional at additional cost)

Instead of waking up and smelling the coffee, at Spring Fling we like to wake up and send our partners flying. This class is open to anybody (who paid the optional class fee, of course), however we do require you have a set partner chosen ahead of time. Leads, prepare to do some lifting; follows, be prepared for your feet to leave the ground!

 

Solo Jazz

Dancing on your own is an important skill, and not just when there’s a surplus of leads or follows! Learn how to have a great time on the dance floor without needing a partner! Or if you’re already a stellar solo jazz dancer, you can step on up to the plate and be put through the paces in advanced solo jazz!

 

Some classes still to be determined.

Levels

Intermediate - You’ve learned the basics of 6-count, 8-count, and Charleston, although you’re still working on ironing out the rough patches. You have been dancing for about a year or less.

 

Intermediate Advanced - You can smoothly transition between 6-count, 8-count and Charleston. Your dancing is clean and structured, but still needs some work on the fundamentals. You have a moderately large swing dance vocabulary. This track is faster paced than the intermediate track and there will be a level check to join this class.

 

Advanced - You have been dancing for a couple of years and have experience on performance teams or teaching. You are comfortable dancing at a variety of tempos and to a variety of styles. Dancing is something you do all the time. This track is very fast paced and a level check is required.

 

Click below to download schedule

SCHEDULE

 

locations

McKernan Community League

11341 78 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0N1

Parkallen School

6703 112 ST, Edmonton, AB T6H 3J9

Sugar Swing Ballroom

10019 80 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1T4

 

Regular Price: $220
Out-of-Towner/SOE Member: $210
Student: $210
Out-of-Towner/SOE Member AND Student: $200

 

Airsteps Class is an additional $30

 

$10 discounts available for students, members and out of towners! (max 2 discounts per person).

We accept any current Edmonton swing memberships. Proof of membership must be provided at the door.

 

Can’t make the workshop but want to come to our FOUR, that’s right FOUR, dances, we have dance passes available here

 

Partial weekend passes available upon request. Please contact swingout@ualberta.ca for more details.

 

By registering you agree to follow our code of conduct and safe spaces policy. Please follow link below before registering.

 

 

Physical waivers must be signed at the door for insurance purposes.

PRICING

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