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Balboa for Lindy Hoppers! (4pm-6pm)
On March 24th, join guest instructors Ryan Lemar and Erica Vess for “Balboa for Lindy Hoppers”. In this 2 hour class, they will explore various open-position Bal-Swing figures that you can easily adapt into your existing Lindy Hop, whether you know any Balboa or not. Students taking this class should already be comfortable social dancing with a partner and have some basic experience with swing dance footwork, but other than that, all levels of dancer are welcome: no Balboa experience is needed. So come one, come all, and let’s get our Balboa on!
The class will be at Oddfellow’s Monticello Lodge on the Downtown Mall. Later that evening, the Swing Club at UVA is hosting their Annual Semi-Formal dance with live music from Zuzu’s Hot Five! Come out at 7pm for a beginner lesson, and stay for the social dance from 7:45pm to 10:15pm.
About the instructors:
Ryan Lemar & Erica Vess own and operate the RVA Swing dance studio in Richmond, VA and are the folks behind the yearly “I *Heart* Balboa” workshop weekend. They love all the swing era dances, but Balboa is their specialty (and, let’s be honest, their most favorite). They can’t wait to share it with you!