Swing Buffalo offers classes covering a broad range of vintage swing dances, including the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, Blues, East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Solo Jazz, the Shim Sham, the Big Apple, the Tranky Doo, and more.
The Swing Buffalo team is excited to announce that we are, at long last, adding a second progressive class. This will allow us to cover a wider variety of topics and levels. The class takes place every Tuesday night at 6:15 and is taught by Lihann Jones of Ballroom Revolution. We are also introducing a brand new special VIP Lindy Fix Pass to help keep the new class affordable and show you a little Swing Buffalo love. Check out all the details below in the Progressive Class section.
Joining us on the first of the month will allow you to max out the benefits of what we're teaching that month but you should absolutely feel free to join us any week. New dancers are always welcome!
Brand new? Working on refining the basics at a more advanced level? This class covers fundamentals for dancers at all levels. Whether you've never danced before at all, or really want to hone your technique, we have fun moves and technique tips every week for you. No partner or experience necessary. Beginners welcome every class. These lessons are only $5 and include the DJ'd dance from 8:30-10:00.
When: Tuesday, 7:47pm - 8:30pm
Where: Polish Cadets Hall
How Much: $5
Swing Buffalo now offers two progressive classes every Tuesday from 6:15 - 7:00PM and 7:00 - 7:45PM. A progressive class is a four week series that focuses on one dance, building each week on what was taught the week before. The 6:15 class is taught by Lihann Jones from Ballroom Revolution and the 7:00 class is taught by the Swing Buffalo instructors.
Each progressive lesson is $12/week or $40/month and is held at the Polish Cadets Hall. The cost of the progressive lesson also includes the drop-in lesson AND the dance.
*NEW* VIP Lindy Fix Pass: Includes all Tuesday night lessons, dances, special theme nights, and band nights. It also includes occasional free Swing Buffalo swag. The VIP pass is $75/month, saving you money on the classes, as well as giving you some special bonuses to improve your dancing and show off your Swing Buffalo pride.
If you have any questions, please contact one of the instructors directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Class: $12
4-week Progressive Class: $40 (save $8!)
BOTH Progressive Classes: $75 VIP Lindy Fix Pass (save more than $20!)
*All of these options include the beginner lesson and the dance.
You and Lihann will rock through the fundamentals of Blues dancing and then add fun new moves to keep you all groovin' to the slower Swing tempos.
Whether you are brand new to Balboa or have been dancing Balboa for years, beautiful basics are key to this amazingly fun dance. This class focuses on downhold basics, offering a solid foundation for new Balboa dancers and new material for experienced Balboa dancers. Taught by Margaux and Nate.
Balboa has more than one basic step and each of them is fun to play with and has lots of different moves and styling options. This class focuses largely on the uphold basic, complementing last month's focus on the downhold basic. This class is good for beginners but also offers new material for intermediate dancers.
The cornerstone of dancing with a partner! Learning how to lead and follow clearly, quickly, and efficiently will help your dancing become much more dynamic and fun. If you're already comfortable with one role - try the other! Your dancing and dance partners will thank you for it and you'll get to dance twice as much at the next dance! Taught by Kate and Phil.
You know how to Swing out in Lindy - now add some flair, fancy feet, and rhythm changes.
The Big Apple is a famous vintage inspired routine and we'll be teaching you the choreography all month. Whether you can remember the whole routine or not, it's a fun way to add some extra solo jazz moves to your repertoire, which also means more styling options for your partner dancing. If you'd ever like to be part of a Swing Buffalo performance, this is a great routine to know! Taught by Sylbie and Kate A.
Another fun class with Lihann! We'll let you know soon what it is.
If you want to say that you've "got that rhythm shuffle," then you'll want to take this class with Kate and Nate. Learn how to play with rhythm and syncopation. They'll show you specific variations, but they'll also teach you how to play with other rhythms beyond the variations they show you.
This class is an intermediate level class. If you are a beginner, we will offer a beginner level class at the same time. This means we definitely have a class for you! If you're unsure which one is best for you, just come ask us.
More fun dancing with Lihann! Details coming soon.
Rhythm Shuffle is just around the corner! Whatever your level, we have a track for you - and this class will help you brush up. Margaux and Phil will work with you each week to troubleshoot whatever aspects of Balboa are giving you trouble. Bring in moves or concepts that are hard for you, specific things that you want to learn, or general things you want to work on. The class structure is flexible and will help everyone feel confident and excited about Rhythm Shuffle!