Beginning Lindy Hop: Thursday at 6:30, starting April 18th (9 weeks for $80) Beginning
Routines Class: Thursdays at 7:30pm, starting May 2nd (4 weeks for $50) Advanced
Lindy Hop II: Thursdays at 6:30pm, starting May 23rd (4 weeks for $50) Beginning Intermediate
Routines Class: Thursdays at 7:30pm, starting May 30th (4 weeks for $50) Advanced
Beginning Lindy Hop: Monday at 7:00, starting May 20th (9 weeks for $80) Beginning
Beginning Lindy Hop: Friday at 7:00, starting June 7th (9 weeks for $80) Beginning
Routines Class: Thursdays at 7:30pm, starting June 27th (4 weeks for $50) Advanced
Lindy Hop II: Monday at 7:00pm, starting July 1st (4 weeks for $50) Beginning
Solo Jazz Steps For Lindy Hop: Mondays at 7:00, starting July 29th (4 weeks for $50) Beginning/Intermediate
All Classes Will Be Held At:
4 Week Class: $50 at the door / $40 Paid Pre-Register
Repeat Beginning Lindy Hop registration: $40 at the door/ $35 Paid Pre-Register
Student and Jive Rate: 30% off classes
Individual Class or Workshop hour: $15
To register for classes, you can either sign up in person at Jitterbugs’ Night Out at the front desk OR via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you register via email please include a contact info and what class you would like to register for.
**It is highly recommended that you register in advance, plus it saves you some cash. Registering guarantees you a spot in the class and ensures that you are kept informed of any changes that may occur regarding class time, location, or cancellation.
What do I wear?
You will want to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Jeans are also alright to wear.
What kind of shoes do I wear?
You will want to wear comfortable shoes that are non-gripping. Shoes that have a leather bottom are the best. Leave the basketball shoes at home.
I never have swing danced before and I wanna learn. What class is best for me?
Beginning Lindy Hop is the class for you. This class covers the essentials of the awesome dance of Lindy Hop.
Do I need a partner?
Nope. Bring yourself. We rotate partners in the class. But do bring all your friends.
What kind of payment do you except?
We accept cash or checks. If you write a check please make it out to “Omaha Jitterbugs”.
Is there parking available at the Eagles ?
Yes. You may park in the lot across the street or right next to the building. There is also parking available in the street.
Beginning Lindy Hop
This class focuses on the 6 & 8 count basics that form the foundation of Lindy Hop – the great American Swing Dance. Starting from scratch, we’ll move through the Closed Position Basics, Send Out, Inside Turn, Right-Side Pass, Six-Around, Swing Out, Lindy Circle, Side by Side Charleston, and Swing Out Variations.
Lindy II will build on and refine material from Lindy 1 with an emphasis on rhythm and styling, plus lots of new steps! Knowledge of 6 & 8 count Lindy basics are required. No partner necessary, this class will rotate. New steps will include: Walk-Ups, Sugar Push, Left Side pass, Tuck Turns, Footwork, kick ball change, switches, Jig Walks, & Rhythm Circle
A Swing dance class for those with little to no experience who wish to start slow. This class focuses on the fundamentals of leading and following, rhythm, and movement while teaching East Coast Swing and Charleston. A perfect prelude to Lindy Hop. Register through Metro Community College.
Learn all the important routines from the Lindy Hop / Solo-Jazz Repertoire, and then some more. This class will become the basis of a swing dance performance team.
FUN moves that build on essential moves of Lindy Hop. It will be funtastic! Be familiar with Lindy 1 material.
A great class for everyone! Straight forward Lindy Hop moves and syncopations that look and feel groove-tastic. Pre-requisite; Beg Lindy (must be comfortable with basics)
Intro to Pure Balboa – 4 weeks This class teaches two basics for Balboa and heavily emphasizes connection with your partner (there will be touching). This class teaches walks, paddle turns, crab walks, rights and lefts, and the come-around.
Intro to Bal-Swing – 4 weeks This class teaches two basics for Balboa and heavily emphasizes connection with your partner (there will be touching). This class teaches cross over-breaks, lolly kicks, throw outs, pop turns, and the come-around. Balboa 1 is a pre-requisite.
Intermediate Bal-Swing -This class picks up where the two Intro classes leave off. There is a lot of review of the material taught in the other classes with and emphasis on small footwork, strong inward connection, and dancing at a variety of tempos. Moves taught in this class include double-turns, cross-over variations, swivels, tuck turns, elbow catch, behind-the-back turns, and more!
To Charleston From Nowhere- No experience required. Come learn the irresistible dance craze that started a revolution in American culture. This class teaches 1920′s partner charleston in a variety of styles. This simple and versatile dance can be integrated into any of the other swing dances.
Intermediate Partner Charleston – This class picks up where the intro class leaves off. There is a lot of emphasis on fine-tuning the basics, and being able to dance them at a variety of tempos. Many variations on the basic are taught as well as the shag breaks, charleston swing-around and swingout, as well as some break-away charleston steps.
Tandem Charleston – The word tandem literally means identical parts stacked one behind the other. Tandem-Charleson is also sometimes called Back-Charleston, and includes Charleston steps where both the lead and the follow are on the same foot (R or L) at the same time. This class explores Charleston moves that have the dancers moving in tandem. Previous knowledge of Charelston basics are indeed helpful.
Omaha’s Vintage Jazz & Swing Dance Festival. September 13-16, 2012. Celebrating 10 great years with three days of dance workshops from Mike & Casey from Seattle, WA; Peter & Mia from New Orleans, LA; Kim & David from Ventura, CA; and Christian & Jenny from St. Louis, MO. Featuring four nights of live music including the Blacktop Ramblers from Omaha, NE on Thursday September 13; The Robert Bell Hot Swing Combo from Minneapolis, MN on Friday September 14; The Shotgun Jazz Band from New Orleans on Saturday September 15; and The Careless Lovers from Seattle, WA on Sunday September 16. Get more information and register online at www.jamborama.com
For the dancer just starting out! Zero to Lindy Hop in one day (5 classes that will get you dancing with comfort and confidence with world-class and super-friendly instructors Christian & Jenny), plus admittance to our Saturday main event – a swing dance to live music featuring the Shotgun Jazz Band from New Orleans. We’ll even throw in admittance to the Saturday night late night event! Only $49! Get more information and register online at www.jamborama.com
Learn Dean Collins’ amazing modified choreography of the Shim Sham Shimmy.
Learn the classic Frankie Manning choreography of this circular 1938 jazz routine as performed by Whitey’s Lindyhoppers in the film “Keep Punchin’.”
A crash course in Lindy Hop basics. For hours of exciting intensive Lindy Hop training! No experience? No partner? No time? No problem!