Before we tell you about the awesome of our Get Lucky Dance on Wednesday, we must extend our congratulations to Adam Dau and Mary Frederickson for taking 1st place in the Red Hot Stomp Off fast dancing challenge at the 1st Saturday dance! Supersonic swing outs FTW!
We are excited to invite the Dig Jazz Band from New Haven to play at Shish Lounge this Wednesday at our Get Lucky Dance on February 13, 2013! In addition to sweet live music, we'll be raffling off some great prizes including a massage/facial from Massage Envy, tickets to the Bushnell, and passes to HU's I Hart Swing Weekend coming up in March! Arrive early with friends and family to partake in the 3-course dinner for a fixed price of $30. Shish will also be featuring a signature drink for this special evening! Click here for a preview of what your ears and feet are in for.
1. HU Lessons: Wednesdays in February (2/6 - 2/27) from 7-8pm @ Shish
2. HU Lessons & Practice Session: Thursdays in February (2/7 - 2/28) from 7:30-9:30pm @ Downtown Yoga
3. CSDS 2nd Saturday Dance: Sat, Feb 9
4. HU presents the Get Lucky Dance feat. Dig Jazz Band at Shish: Wed, Feb 13
5. Vinnie's 4th Friday Swing & Blues with the Perseverance Jazz Band: Fri, Feb 22
6. HU presents I Hart Swing - Weekend Workshops & Dances: Sat - Sun, Mar 2-3
Have you heard of Bob, the traveling cardboard cutout who is hitchhiking his way around the States promoting the Dirty Dozen Weekend coming up at the end of April in Providence? Bob will be gracing Hartford with his presence at this Saturday's dance! What's so cool about Bob? Well, if you take a photo of yourself with Bob, you could be eligible to enter a drawing for a FREE pass to the Dirty Dozen Weekend! Check out www.dirtydozenweekend.com
for more details on how to enter. Want another reason to dance with us on Saturday besides Bob, the awesome Lindy Hop Crash Course and Boot Camp during the afternoon, AND DJ Kevin Woods? We're cooking up a special fun contest with awesome prizes including passes to Vinnie's 4th Friday dance in February featuring the Perseverance Jazz Band!
Don't forget to pre-register for the February classes. We're teaching the California Routine on Thursdays before the practice hour and Swing 1A on Wednesdays before the Shish dance. And remember to clear your calendars for the Dig Jazz Band at our February 13 Shish dance!
For some lind-spiration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTRNQAcXhJoCheers,
Long Version: http://eepurl.com/uFBVL
It's a new year and we at Hartford Underground are determined to get everyone swinging out on the right...left...correct foot! We are offering a two track workshop followed by a DJd dance. Yeah, you heard me, two simultaneous workshops. "Intermediate" dancers can bring your "Beginner/ Perfecting Beginner" friends for a great day of dancing. Note: All levels are welcome to participate in the "Solo Charleston Moves" class. Whether you're new to swing, want to refine your foundations, or looking to shiny up your dancing, we've got stuff for you! Looking ahead to the month of February, we're teaching the California Routine on Thursdays before the practice hour and Swing 1A on Wednesdays before the Shish dance. We're also happy to announce that we're bringing in the Dig Jazz Band for some live music at our February 13 dance! Start telling everyone you know!! More info below!
Here's a fun mashup of the Big Apple and the California Routine (partnered section in the middle) for your viewing pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi9CjDwFgG8Cheers,
Long Version: http://eepurl.com/ul7An
If you love dancing to live music and sharing just how AWESOME swing dancing is with random strangers in Hartford, we've got just the opportunity for you! Join Hartford Underground at the Russian Lady in Downtown Hartford for the Holiday RAWk this Thursday!
There will be food trucks, local vendors and artists, a beginner swing lesson around 9pm, and then LIVE swing music featuring the Dig Jazz Band from New Haven! While you're there rubbing elbows with new friends, you should also let them know about next week's dance at Shish that is also featuring LIVE music with Swing 39, a local gypsy jazz trio!
Don't forget about the Jitterbug Stroll Choreography Class tomorrow night and the Shim Sham Choreography Class on Dec. 12, before the live music. If you're looking to stay local this weekend, check out CSDS' 17th Annual Holiday Ball this Saturday
. If you're looking for some regional swing dancing adventures, the Albany Lindy and Blues Exchange
is happening this weekend and is always a good decision! There are a few carpools already heading up. If you're still looking for a ride, post in our facebook group
and see if you can get another on
e up there!Cheers,
Long Version: http://eepurl.com/szsGj
We'd like to send out some kudos to Shawn and Natalya for putting on killer workshops this Saturday! If you had a chance to attend, please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below and let us know what you thought! If you didn't have a chance to attend, please take a minute to fill out the survey below and let us know what types of workshops you'd like to see in the future! A congratulations is in order for Shana Dalton for winning one month's worth of classes in her "Big Alice" costume!
For those of you who just can't wait to refine your swing outs, we're offering Lindy Hop 101 again in the month of November! (See a pattern emerging here? Don't forget about the 50% retake discount!) For those of you who want to put a little flair in their lindy hop, we're offering Lindy Hop 102 without the month long commitment!
Exciting things are happening in the next two weeks: Vinnie's is having their 2nd Friday Blues dance, CSDS hosts their 2nd Saturday Swing Dance, and HU is throwing the 3rd annual Fakesgiving Feast next Friday, Nov. 16! Special attention must also be paid to the upcoming Albany Lindy and Blues Exchange. Carpools are starting to form. Check out our facebook group, then get out and dance!
•1. HU Lesson Series: Wed in Nov from 7-8pm @ Shish
•2. Vinnie's Swing and Blues Practicum: Mondays
•3. Vinnie's 2nd Friday Blues Classes and Dance: Fri, Nov. 9
•4. Vinnie's Blues Workshops w/Jan Marie Olownia: Sat, Nov. 10
•5. CSDS 2nd Saturday Dance: Sat, Nov. 10
•6. HU 3rd Annual Fakesgiving Feast - A Dinner and Dance Party