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Tuesday Night Swing & Lindy Hop Classes
Join the fun at The Verdi Club!

Classes Start Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
4-week class series runs every Tuesday during the month of April.

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

Cost for a 4-week class series:
$70, or $60 if registered by Monday, April 6, 2015.
All classes INCLUDE admission to the Tuesday Night Jump dance,
featuring the LIVE MUSIC of Stompy Jones every Tuesday!

Drop-in students are also allowed for $20/class.
Please keep in mind that if you drop in to one of the Lindy Hop
classes, it may be in the middle of the class series.
A new series starts the first Tuesday of each month.
Tuesday Night Jump

Stompy Jones

* Intermediate Lindy Hop: $60
with Autumn LaVarta & Kristin Wojkowski
Tuesdays, April 7 - April 28 (4 weeks), 7-8pm.

* Beginning Lindy Hop: $60
with Autumn LaVarta & Kristin Wojkowski
Tuesdays, April 7 - April 28 (4 weeks), 8-9pm.

* Add A Lindy Hop Class: $30
Take an additional Lindy Hop class at Tuesday Night Jump 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.

Please select an additional class:
* Beginning Drop-In Swing: $15
Every Tuesday from 9-9:30pm.

Drop-in at the door.

How To Register:

Register online, above.
Save your spot in class and save money, too!
Or, register in-person using cash or check. You may register in-person at The Verdi Club, or at Lindy in the Park.

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

Registration questions? Please feel free to contact Hep Jen.

Location of Tuesday Night Jump:

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.

For the Beginning Swing Drop-In Class, no experience is required. Beginners are welcome!

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. Besides teaching Lindy Hop at The Verdi Club, Hep Jen is the head instructor at Lindy in the Park. Hep Jen is also well-known as a DJ, choreographer, and Lindy Hop performer, recently appearing in Kim Nalley's original musical play "Ella: The American Dream". Jen is currently on maternity leave, and she will return to teach at the Verdi Club in September 2015.

Autumn LaVarta
Autumn LaVarta has taught the Lindy Hop classes at the Verdi Club with Hep Jen since 2012. For many years before that, Autumn taught Lindy Hop at the Metronome Dance Center, Cheryl Burke Dance, and The Block Party Dance Studio. Autumn was also the head organizer, instructor, and house DJ for the Friday Night Swing venue in the city. In addition to teaching Lindy Hop, Autumn also teaches Argentine Tango classes in San Francisco.

Kristin Wojkowski
From her very first Lindy Hop lesson, Kristin was in love. She likes to encourage a sense of playfulness when dancing and is beyond excited to share her love of Lindy Hop by teaching. Kristin has taught at Swinging at the Rack in Fremont and at the San Francisco Sunday Streets outdoor events. You can catch her social dancing as often as she can at local venues and performing with the Hot Bloods, a Lindy Hop performance troupe based at City College.

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

Group classes not for you? Consider private lessons!