Bozeman Swing - Lindy Hop 101

Bozeman Swing - Lindy Hop 101

Stephen and Kathi Dobelbower have been dancing since 1998 and fell in love with Lindy Hop in 2008. Having travelled to multiple swing dance camps and events developing their lindy hop and learning other styles of vintage swing, they are known for their creativity and passion of supporting a thriving swing community. They founded Bozeman Swing with a small group of people in 2008 and are still teaching lessons, hosting international instructors for swing events, and running two monthly dances, 2nd Saturday Swing Dance and Balboa Tea Party. Jazz music is also a great passion to both Stephen and Kathi. Kathi routinely DJ’s swing dances and that nourishes her quest for the history of the dance and music.
Teaching people to dance is teaching people life skills that in our modern world are fast becoming a lost art. Learning vintage swing styles of dance are about learning communication and partnership, how to relax, laugh, and have fun together. Stephen and Kathi love bringing all the wonderful benefits of swing dancing to people in the community.

Lindy Hop 101 – “Oh my gosh, they look so cool!” This is what people say when they see Lindy Hop. Lindy Hop 101 will teach those cool fundamental moves of Lindy Hop, the Swing Out and Lindy Circle, that are the heart and soul of swing. This four week series will focus on the fundamental rhythm and connection of Lindy Hop. We will break it all down into bite sized bits with lots of practice time and partner rotation to build your social dancing confidence. Stephen and Kathi Dobelbower will lead you through some foundational techniques that will help you comfortably intermix different rhythms and create lead and partner connection that makes swing feel so yummy. If you’ve already taken our Intro to Vintage Swing or already have some East Coast basics, we will explore ways to incorporate those shapes with the Swing Out and Lindy Circle. This class series will help you understand why swing dancers might just be some of the happiest people on the planet!

$26.50 - $38.50


Who: Anyone can take this class, but it is best if you have taken at least one Intro to Vintage Swing, East Coast or basic swing class. No partner is necessary to take this series.
Dates: Thursdays March 8 – March 29
Time: 6:45-8pm with half hour practice social dance after class
Cost: $38.50 or $26.50 for students/65 or older

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