If you always wanted to try swing dancing but always too busy to take our regular lessons, there is still hope! Through out the year we put on lots of community events that you can enjoy, even if you have no dancing experience! Learn a few steps, maybe have a few drinks, what could be better?
Swing Dance For Beginners
When: Sunday, February 27 [ 10am - 3pm ]
Where: Studely Gym Dance Studio [ see map ]
Price: $25 [ includes DSDS membership ]
The goal of this workshop is to allow people who attended SwingSuperNova dances to learn more swing moves and technique without attending our regular Saturday night lessons. During this Sunday workshop we will teach you all of the material we covered in the regular beginner class up to this point. This will allow you to join our regular Saturday night lessons, and attend the big guest instructor workshop in March!
If you are not familiar with Dalhousie Campus, Studley Gym Dance Studio is located in the basement of the Studley gym [ see map ].
Registration is open online or at the door.
Swing SuperNova Series 2011
Swing SuperNova Social Dance Series is an effort to make swing dancing more accessible to community, even after the semester lessons have already started, while encouraging beginner dancers to practice their newly-learned skills on the dance floor!
Monthly Social Dance
The SuperNova dances are currently scheduled for the following Saturdays: January 29, February 26, March 19, and April 9 . Please pay careful attention to the website updates and newsletters as there is a chance this schedule might change.
A one hour beginner "NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY" lesson will start off the night at 7:30pm! It will teach you everything you need to dance the night away! Bring all your friends, and learn how to swing dance one step at a time!
Cover and the "Event Membership"
If you are already a DSDS member, the admission is free! Otherwise you have two options:
1. Either pay a $5 cover for each SuperNova event you attend. If you plan on coming to all four events, you would spend about $20 altogether.
2. Get the "Event Membership" for $15, which will allow you access to all SuperNova events! You will get a membership card and will be added to the mailing list! And remember, DSDS members get a discount at the upcoming Jubilee Swing Orchestra dances! If you order the membership online, you will be able to pick up your membership card at any of our events!
7:30pm - 8:30pm Beginner Drop-In Lesson
8:30pm - 11pm Social Dance
Swing music new and old provided by some of Halifax's premier lindy hop DJs for your dancing pleasure.
First Baptist Church,1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Get Directions
Swing with the Fishes 2010
Saturday, November 13th, 7:30 PM
Swing dance lesson from 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Shirley Jackson and Her Good Rockin' Daddies
Opening Act: The Halifax All-City Jazz Band
McInnes Room, SUB, Dalhousie University
6136 University Avenue,Halifax, Canada.
Love jazz or big band music? Always wondered what the heck the Charleston, Lindy Hop or East Coast is? Is Swing Kids your favourite movie? Come out and give swing dancing a try on Saturday, November 13th at the McInnes Room, SUB, on the Dal Campus. The Dalhousie Swing Dance Society presents the Second Annual Swing With The Fishes, a community dance event. The evening will begin with a lesson from 8:00 - 9:00 PM. (Doors will open at 7:30 PM) No dance experience is necessary, nor is a partner. After everyone has learned a basic step, opening act, The Halifax All-City Jazz Band will play a set, followed by headliners, Shirley Jackson and Her Good Rockin' Daddies (www.shirleyjackson.ca)
Tickets for Swing With The Fishes are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. They will be available at Atlantic News at 5560 Morris Street, at Pretty Things Boutique on Blowers, starting October 30th or online at dalswing.ca. The event is all-ages and will be wet/dry. Purchase Tickets Online Now!
Remembrance Day @ Pier 21
On Remembrance Day, November 11, veterans and war brides visit the museum for free. A free family-fun workshop will also take place from 12-4pm in the Windsor Foundation Global Classroom. Drop-in activities include WWII trunk displays with artifacts, costumed interpretation by the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Re-Enactment Unit and poppy crafts. As well, families will be able to dress up in costumes and pose for old-time black and white photos and take swing dance lessons with the Dalhousie Swing Dance Society.
Look forward to seeing you there!