Lindy Hop, Vintage Line Dance and East Coast Swing w/ Earl Duque & Monique McConnell


5:30-6:15pm FUNdamentals

6:15-7:00pm Intermediates

7:00-7:30 pm (Open Dance)


5:15-6:15pm OPEN STUDIO

Cost: $50 per 6-wk session walk-in  / $30 College or High School Student Pre-registration required

The Lindy hop is an American dance that evolved in Harlem, New York City, in the 1920s and 1930s and originally evolved with the jazz music of that time. It was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. It is frequently described as a jazz dance and is a member of the swing dance family.

Earl Duque has been dancing Lindy Hop since the Swing Dance revivals of the early 1990's. He learned Lindy from the dance clubs such as the Cafe DuNord, The Hi Ball, Broadway Studios and the Metronome Ballroom in San Francisco.  

Monique McConnell has been swing dancing since the late 1990s, learning with a fellow teacher, and by attending workshops and lessons in Phoenix. She was a high school teacher for 10 years ago where she taught dance in theater productions she directed.

In this class we'll learn the basic swing rhythms, side charleston, how to lead and follow inside and outside turns and swing outs.