Swing Kids

Lessons

Beginner

$20 per quarter

Wednesday 6:30-7:30 in the HUB

Offered Every Quarter

What's Covered:
  • Basic Lindy Hop steps
  • Swingouts
  • Basic spins and turns
  • The Charleston step

Technique (Intermediate)

$35 per quarter

Wednesday 6:30-7:30 in the HUB

Offered Every Quarter

What's Covered:
  • Emphasis on technique and balance
  • Targeted muscle engagement
  • Some solo jazz steps
  • Rhythmical variations in social dance settings

Advanced

$35 per quarter

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 in the HUB

Offered Every Quarter

What's Covered:
  • Swingout variations
  • Charleston variations
  • Advanced 8-count steps
  • Focus on body communication

If you're a new member, we strongly encourage you to go to beginner lessons and speak to an instructor or officer about which lesson you would fit best with.

** Special Deal If you pay for the whole year upfront dues are only $75, and if you pay during the first 3 weeks of fall quarter, only $60 **

Instructors

Instructor: Ben White

Ben White

Ben is well known for his clear instruction and ability to break down and communicate technique while keeping classes entertaining and fun. His instructional resume includes co-founding Eastside Stomp, teaching at the University of Washington and other schools, and traveling for workshops all over the US and Canada. You can also find him leading swing dance classes at SalsaNSeattle or Savoy Swing Club, and organizing events such as Big Sky Weekend, Emerald City Shuffle, and Northwest Followfest.

Instructor: Ariel Goh

Ariel Goh

Her very first day at the University of Washington, Ariel took a swing dance lesson and never looked back. She belonged to and led the Swing Kids at UW for four years, and now continues to teach and work with college clubs, including the University of Washington, Seattle University, and Cascadia College. She regularly performs and teaches in the greater Seattle area, and her competition titles include placing at events such as Killer Diller Weekend (2014) and Camp Jitterbug (2015), and first place in the Lindy Bout Knockdown Jack & Jill (2015) with Ben.

Weekly Events

Swing Kids Monday Dance

A weekly monday night dance for members of Swing Kids at UW! Come join us for an extra opportunity to practice what you've learned in lessons, get help from more experienced members, or simply engage in social dancing with other people in the club.

Located
Open Flight Stuido– 4207 University Way NE. It's on the Ave, just a short walk from campus!
Time
8pm-10:30pm weekly.
Entry
Our Monday dances are only $5 a night. Card and cash are both accepted.
We also offer a quarterly deal for this dance– you can pay $25 by the third lesson of the quarter for access to all 10 weeks of Mondays!

Friday Night Stomp at Aria Ballroom

Located
You can get there easily from 405 or 520, and the address is 15300 NE 95th Street, Redmond.
All Ages Social Dancing
8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Live Music Every Week
$12 or $10 with Husky Card
Absolute Beginners Lesson
8:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Free with Paid Admission

On Fridays you’ll find us at the Aria Ballroom in Redmond. The Aria is a whopping 3000 square feet of custom designed, sprung hardwood. The studio also features air conditioning, surround sound, changing rooms, seating, loads of free parking and a large lobby area.

Sunday Night Swing at Century Ballroom

Located
915 E Pine Street, 2nd floor
Seattle WA 98122
Time
9:00pm Intro Lesson
9:30pm-12:30am Dance

Intro Lesson: $9

Dance: $9 (FREE with Lesson)

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