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Tuesday Night Lindy Hop Classes
Join the fun at The Verdi Club in the New Year!

Classes Start Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
After a two-month break in November and December, Lindy Hop classes return to the Verdi Club in 2017!

4-week class series runs on Tuesdays: January 3, 17, 24, and 31.
**Please note: The Verdi Club will be closed on Tuesday, January 10 for a private event.

Intermediate Lindy Hop: 7-8pm
Beginning Lindy Hop: 8-9pm

Cost for a 4-week class series:
$60, or $50 if registered by Monday, January 2, 2017.

Drop-in students are also allowed for $15/class.
A new series starts the first Tuesday of each month.

* Intermediate Lindy Hop: $50
with Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe
Tuesdays, January 3 - January 31 (4 weeks, no class 1/10), 7-8pm.

Online registration opens December 7.
* Beginning Lindy Hop: $50
with Hep Jen & Ken Watanabe
Tuesdays, January 3 - January 31 (4 weeks, no class 1/10), 8-9pm.

Online registration opens December 7.
* Add A Lindy Hop Class: $25
Take an additional Lindy Hop class on Tuesdays and save!
Use only if you have signed up for one of the classes above.
You can use this option only to sign up for an additional Lindy Hop class.

Online registration opens December 7.

How To Register:

Online registration opens Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Please arrive a few minutes early the first night of class to check in.

Registration questions? Please feel free to contact Hep Jen.

Class Location:

The Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa @ Potrero
between 17th & 18th Streets on Potrero Hill in San Francisco.
Large wood dance floor, full bar and lounge.
MAP to the Verdi Club

Plenty of street parking, and easy access to public transportation.
Close to MUNI bus routes 9, 22, 27, 33, 90, and to the 16th St. Mission BART Station.

Prerequisites: (please read)

For the Intermediate Level Lindy Hop Class, you must already be confident with 8-count basics, including the Lindy Hop Swingout and related turns, and basic Charleston steps. We expect that you are social dancing Lindy Hop regularly outside of class. New steps and concepts are introduced each month in the Intermediate Lindy Hop class. The Intermediate Lindy Hop class is meant to be taken continuously over several months or years.

For the Beginning Level Lindy Hop Class, previous swing dancing experience is helpful, though not required. Complete beginners are also welcome in these classes! The same basic material is taught every month, with different steps in the later weeks of the class. Many people take the Beginning Lindy Hop class more than once, to build confidence with the 8-count basics.

All of the Lindy Hop classes are progressive, with each week's material building on the previous week's class. Drop-ins are allowed for $20, which includes the dance. Please note that if you drop in to one of the classes, it may be in the middle of the class series, and you may be behind. We recommend that you take the full series. If you have to miss a class, consider a private lesson to catch up. If you just want to give swing dancing a try, our Beginning Swing Drop-In Class is a great place to start.

For all classes, no partner is required. We rotate partners frequently in class.
Swing dancing is a great way to meet lots of new friends!

Instructor Bios:

Hep Jen
Hep Jen has been teaching Lindy Hop full-time since 1997. Originally from Seattle, she moved to San Francisco in 2004 and quickly established herself in the Bay Area's Lindy Hop scene. Jen has been running the Lindy Hop classes at The Verdi Club since 2005. Hep Jen is also the head instructor at Lindy in the Park. In addition, Hep Jen is a Lindy Hop choreographer, DJ, and performer, recently performing in Kim Nalley's original musical play "Ella: The American Dream", and choreographing for the CCSF Hot Bloods Lindy Hop performance troupe.

Ken Watanabe
Ken is the head organizer and co-founder of San Francisco's world famous Lindy in the Park, running weekly since 1996. Ken has been teaching Lindy Hop since 1998, and he has been teaching with Hep Jen since 2004. Ken and Jen currently teach together at Lindy in the Park, and have taught Lindy Hop classes together at the Page Street Studio, UCSF, and now the Verdi Club.

Check out all of Hep Jen's Swing & Lindy Hop Classes.

Group classes not for you? Consider private lessons!