forum forum en Copyright 2012 2012-11-24T15:46:03-05:00 ALHC 2013 <p>Here’s one of the latest videos that’s been uploaded to the American L indy Hop Championships YouTube channel <a href=""></a> </p> <p> Joining Jeremy Otth, Kelly Arsenault, Chester Whitmore, Shauna Marble and Mark Godwin are Emelie and Rebeckah Decavita. They along with Chester were the most popular teachers at 2012 ALHC. </p> <p> Give yourself a Christmas present and buy your ALHC pass now. It’s $115 until Nov. 30 at midnight. And if you have a group you’d like to put togetehr there’s always the Lay-a-Way plan That option is available via Paypal or credit card by phone. You lock in the lowere rate with the lay-a-way plan. </p> 2012-11-24T15:46:03-05:00 ALHC 2012 <p>ALHC is up and running this year in Chicago, May 11-13, 2012. Go to <a href=""></a> for details. </p> <p> We’ll be at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Airport. Rooms are $109 until April 20. </p> <p> You can find the event on Facebook too. Discount rate for passes is $99 for the first 20 to sign up. We’re already half way there. Couple’s contest entry is complimentary through March 31. </p> <p> Check us out. </p> 2012-02-03T16:49:19-05:00 Detroit Lindy Workshop with Skye Humphries &amp; Naomi Uyama <p>Register today for the Detroit Lindy Workshop weekend – only $79 <br /> On July 1 the price goes up to $89. </p> <p> Join Skye Humphries and Naomi Uyama for their first Detroit Lindy Workshop. Skye and Naomi are two of the best dancers America has to offer. Classes are all day on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.&nbsp; Find the class schedule at <a href=""></a> (Individual classes may be purchased for $15 each.) </p> <p> Sign-up at <a href=""></a> <br /> Printable registration forms available at the online form </p> <p> Skye Humphries has taught &amp; performed all over the world. She is a versatile &amp; creative dancer who emphasizes fun, energetic social dancing with strong partner connection, solid technique, innovative moves &amp; musicality. </p> <p> Over the last decade Naomi Uyama has taught workshops all over the world. She has won titles at the American Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown and the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. </p> <p> Jon Ross and Sue Gar have been dancing, performing and teaching swing for over 15 years. They have created their own style called Club Swing. Club Swing allows you to go to more clubs to dance more styles of music and most importantly look good while you’re doing it. </p> <p> Paulette Brockington introduced the first workshops in the area. Known for her musicality and versatility she has won World Fast Championship, World Swing Dance Championships and other titles since she started dancing, performing and teaching swing dance styles in the U.S. &amp; abroad. </p> <p> Want to stay in the D? We have a group rate at the Hotel St. Regis, 3071 W. Grand Blvd., about a mile from our workshop location at the International Institute, 111 E. Kirby at John R., Detroit 48202. You can also come in a day early at the same rate. If you are and you’d like to party let us know. Call 1-313-873-3000 to make a reservation. Our rate is $79 a night + tax per single/double. If you’d like a suite they will be $129 a night. </p> <p> Let us know you’re coming. RSVP on our Facebook event page by clicking on the link below. <br /> <a href="">!/event.php?eid=213524965336740</a> </p> 2011-06-29T20:27:44-05:00 PittStop Lindy Hop 10 - Nov. 19-21 <p><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#0000BF;"><b>PittStop Lindy Hop 2010:</b> <br /> A jubilant </span><span style="color:#BF0000;"><b>10th Anniversary Celebration</b></span> <span style="color:#0000BF;">of Lindy Hop Exchanges in Pittsburgh, PA!</span></span> </p> <p> We are proud to bring you both old and new favorites for an unforgettable weekend! </p> <p> <span style="color:#BF0000;"><b>BANDS:</b></span> <br /> <a href="">Dr. Zoot</a> <br /> <a href="">Dr. Nelson Harrison’s Blue to the Bone</a> <br /> <a href="">Jimmy Sapienza’s Five Guys Named Moe</a> <br /> <a href="">The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn</a> <br /> <a href="">The Solomon Douglas Quartet</a> <br /> <a href="">The Boilermaker Jazz Band</a> <br /> Rick Matt’s Little Big Band </p> <p> <span style="color:#BF0000;"><b>VENUES:</b></span> <br /> St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral <br /> Catalyst Building <br /> Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall <br /> Carnegie Mellon University Rangos Ballroom </p> <p> <span style="color:#0000BF;"><b>COST:</b></span> <br /> Same as last year. Can you believe it? <br /> $55 for entire weekend, registering before Oct. 31 <br /> $65 for entire weekend, registering after Oct. 31 </p> <p> <span style="color:#0000BF;"> <br /> <b>HOUSING:</b></span> <br /> Provided if requested with paid registration. </p> <p> <span style="color:#0000BF;"><b>REGISTRATION:</b></span> <br /> Begins in a few weeks. Keep watching for updates! </p> <p> <span style="color:#0000BF;"><b>WEBSITE:</b></span> <br /> Will be updated soon. Save the link: <br /> <a href=""></a> </p> <p> <span style="color:#0000BF;"><b>FACEBOOK:</b></span> <br /> <a href="">Facebook Event Page</a> <br /> <span style="color:#0000BF;"><b> <br /> QUESTIONS:</b></span> <br /> info2010 at pittstoplindyhop dot com <br /> Lisa Matt 412-260-2216 </p> 2010-06-26T20:32:23-05:00 2010 American Lindy Hop Championships <p>The website for the <b>2010 American Lindy Hop Championships </b>is up. Go to <a href=""></a>Join us at the Hilton Stamford Hotel, One First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT 06902 October 21-24. </p> <p> Weekend passes are currently on sale for $99 through June 27 to celebrate our 13th anniversary. Buy passes at <a href=""></a> </p> <p> Teacher, judges and support staff include <br /> Jeramie Anderson, Bril Barrett, Paulette Brockington, Joel Domoe, Jenny Francois, Ryan Francois, Tony Fraser, Cindy Garnder, Terry Gardner, Nathalie Gomes, Bill Gore, Kate Hedin, Gina Helfinch, Cheryl Henry, Yuval Hod, Laura Jeffers, Jim Jackson, Daniel Newsome, Tomo Tanaka, Rob Szarka, Bobby White, Chester Whitemore, Karen Callaway Williams, Charlie Wyler and others. </p> <p> This year in addition to the regular competitions we are having a Tap dance workshop on Saturday and Sunday that leads up to the Tap Dance Division. Last year’s Collegiate Team competition will be back along with a reconstituted Junior Swing Division. If you know juniors or tap dancers please pass this info on to them. </p> 2010-06-19T18:23:40-05:00 SWING &amp; SOUL 2010 <p><b>SWING &amp; SOUL 2010 <br /> December 10-12th </p> <p> Atlanta’s ultimate dance party is back! </b> </p> <p> This year’s event is going to be something special. Here’s some of the cool stuff to expect at Swing &amp; Soul 2010: </p> <p> - 3 Soul-filled nights in the ATL <br /> - Dancing Friday, Saturday, &amp; Sunday from 8pm until the wee hours of the morning <br /> - Midnight soul food buffet on Friday &amp; Saturday (with bomb ass fried chicken and vegetarian food too) <br /> - New this year ! Brunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday during the Soul Session talks! </p> <p> Amazing special guests including: </p> <p> • Bob Babbitt - Grammy award winning Bassist and member of the legendary Funk Brothers, Motown’s house band that played on all the hits! <br /> • Rob Bowman - Grammy award-winning author of Soulsville U.S.A. the Story of Stax Records. <br /> • Ramiro Gonzalez - Dancer/instructor/entertainer and all around bad ass. If you’ve never experienced Ramiro, you are in for something special! </p> <p> <a href=""></a> </p> 2010-09-25T13:17:08-05:00 Killer Diller Workshop Weekend: Sept. 24-26 <p>Keep these dates open because Pittsburgh is hosting a dance and workshop weekend with the members of the world renowned Killer Diller Dance Troupe as our instructors. Kevin St. Laurent, Emily “Jo” Hoffberg, Juan Villafane, Sharon Davis, and Nicholas Bugh are all top notch lindy hop instructors and performers who have traveled all over the world, sharing their love for this vintage style dance teaching dancers of all ages, levels, and abilities. </p> <p> More details are coming soon, so keep checking for updates at <a href=""></a>. </p> <p> Also, be sure to visit the Killer Dillers’ website at <a href=""></a>. </p> 2010-08-21T21:13:56-05:00 CBUS 2009:&nbsp; What ELEPHANTS???? <p><b>May 15-17, 2009</b> </p> <p> Everything’s even better-er the 4th time – and the Columbus BlUes and Swing weekend is gearing up to knock your socks off!&nbsp; </p> <p> Save the date, and get ready for the best-est CBUS yet, with all the food, friends and fabulous dancing you’ve come to expect. The blues and swing will be the bluesiest and swingiest ever!!!! </p> <p> Friends, food, games and dancing, what more could you want in a weekend (elephants maybe)????? </p> <p> Stay tuned for more details!!! <br /> ___________________________________________________________________ </p> <p> Don’t forget to visit our <a href="">bus-site</a>!! </p> <p> “One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know. “ Groucho Marx </p> 2009-01-29T02:53:44-05:00 Atlanta Varsity Showdown - October 8th-10th <p><b><span style="color:#BF8000;"><span style="font-size:14px;">Atlanta Varsity Showdown</span></span></b> <br /> <b>October 8th-10th, 2010 </b> </p> <p> <i><b>Presented by: the Atlanta Swing Era Dance Association &amp; Atlanta Jazz Dance Preservation Society</b></i> </p> <p> <span style="color:#BF8000;"><b><span style="font-size:14px;">Early Registration Opens July 15th! <br /> $70 passes to the first 20 people registered</span></b></span> </p> <p> <b><span style="font-size:14px;">Join us for a weekend devoted to the celebration of Jazz Dance History!</span></b> </p> <p> <b>World-Class Instruction – More than 25 Classes <br /> 4 Track Levels – Beginner to Masters <br /> Lindy Hop - Charleston - Authentic Jazz - Balboa - Blues + NEW Rhythm Tap Track! </p> <p> - Historical Presentations &amp; Lectures <br /> - Jack and Jill Competitions <br /> - Live Swing and Jazz Music <br /> **Rhythmic Rhapsody Performance Showcase** <br /> @ the historic Rialto Center for the Arts <br /> - Special Guests Performances <br /> - Saturday Gala Dance &amp; Reception</b> </p> <p> <b>Featuring: <br /> <i><span style="color:#BF8000;">Jazz Dance Legend &amp; Historian</span></i> <br /> Chester Whitmore <br /> Bobby White &amp; Kate Hedin <br /> Andrew Thigpen &amp; Karen Thurman <br /> Terrence “Taps” Bennett &amp; Tre McClendon</b> </p> <p> <b><span style="color:#BF0000;"><a href=""></a></span></b> </p> 2010-07-10T02:37:42-05:00 Lindy 500 in Baltimore August 27-29 <p>Charm City Swing announces Lindy 500, August 27-29 in Baltimore Maryland.&nbsp; CCS will be hosting a fabulous workshop weekend including 10 hours with two tracks of classes for all level lindy hoppers, featuring Kevin St. Laurent and Emily Hoffberg, and Nina Gilkenson and Michael Seguin.&nbsp; On Friday night and Saturday night, we’ll be dancing to the tunes of the Cangelosi Cards from New York City.&nbsp; There’s a free lindy contest on Saturday night, plus a screening of Original Jitterbugs and discussions on Sunday afternoon. </p> <p> The full schedule is available and registration is open at Registration for the whole weekend is just $89; if you are a full-time student with ID, it’s just $60!&nbsp; Get in on it quickly - late registration prices apply after August 22. </p> <p> If you haven’t heard, Baltimore’s lindy scene is positively bursting with energy these days and everyone is excited to welcome you and dance with you! </p> 2010-06-25T13:54:30-05:00