Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Beginning Swing and Swing 2: You Solid Sender, You! Shoreline Swing Dance February 2016

New!  February Swing 1 and 2, more fun for you! 
Delicious Dance at Namaste Yoga Studio, Shoreline
18021 15th Ave NE, Suite 101 Shoreline, 98155 

Thanks to popular demand, we're now offering Swing 1 on Tuesday nights, along with our very lively Swing 2 class!  More to love, so jump in, new dancers! 

Swing 1, the  Fun-da-mentals
February 9 + 16   $24    
8:30 - 9:30 pm
Dip your toes in the water, get a taste of Swing dance through solid connection,
basic footwork, and fun combinations. 
Yes, you can learn enough in two weeks, with practice, to get out on the dance floor and start enjoying social dance!   Also a great review of the basics, if you want a refresher. 

Swing 2, You Solid Sender, you!
February 2, 9 + 16   $33  or $12 drop in
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Play with new rhythms and combinations, giving you expanded confidence to move to any groove.  In swing slang, become a "Solid Sender", able to use what you know and add your own feeling to the dance. 
The beginning and end of class includes time to simply dance and practice, integrating the moves with the rhythm of the music. Fun, great exercise, and joyful connection with your fellow humans!
* Lots of free parking, and some good, cheap places to eat nearby

Welcoming new and returning students

You don't need to bring a partner, we rotate throughout class. 
Please bring clean, smooth soled shoes or dance shoes, and a water bottle
Instructors:  Mark and Margot of Savoy Swing Performance Troupe

And from Left Foot Boogie

Lindy Intermediate on Thursdays at Phinney Center

with Mark Kihara and Jodi Flieschman!
Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
6532 Phinney Ave North, Seattle, $80. Drop in: $20.
7:00 - 8:30   More Frankie Faves!


Friday, November 27, 2015

New! January Swing classes with Delicious Dance, Shoreline! (North Seattle)

You never know where Swing Dancing will take you!
It's an expression of joy, and you can share it everywhere you go.  Mark and I have danced at Dick's Drive-in parking lots, in drug stores, and on street corners.
Pictured above:  we're performing at a folk festival in Leavenworth with our pals in the 

New classes in January 2016 !

Brand new Swing 1 class, starting Tuesday January 12th! 
We're adding a Swing 1 class for the next 4 weeks. 
Swing 1 will run from 8:30 - 9:30 pm, directly after our intermediate Swing class, 
This group will learn all the basics needed to feel confident joining the fun of social dance. 
If you or someone you know is eager to begin Swing dance, please invite them to join us in this fun, friendly class. 
Cost: $44 for 4 weeks, or $12 drop in 
Location: Namaste Yoga Studio, 18021 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 
(in North City, in the building next door / just south of St. Mark's church) 

No dance skills or partner necessary, just bring clean, smooth soled shoes. 

And we've got room for a few more students in our Swing 1.5 class, too (read on!) 
Cheers, Margot

Jazz up your dance with Triple Time Swing Rhythms!  
        
      Start the new year with refreshing, joyful dance
January 5, 12, 19, 26     7:30 - 8:30 pm
Level 1.5 *
Location:  Namaste Yoga Studio, in North City / Shoreline.

Adding new combinations, variations and playfulness into your swing.   We'll s-t-r-e-t-c-h your groove and add new moves by playing with triple time and mixing in eight count rhythms. 
The beginning and end of class includes time to simply dance and practice, integrating the moves with the rhythm of the music. Fun, great exercise, and joyful connection with your fellow humans!
Location is Namaste Yoga Studio, at 18021 15th Ave NE, Suite 101 Shoreline, 98155 

 Lots of free parking, and some good, cheap places to eat nearby

Cost: $44 for the January session, or $12 drop in per class
Welcoming new and returning students.  On your own or with a partner, either way works fine  - 

we rotate throughout class so you learn faster and make more friends. 
Please bring clean, smooth soled shoes or dance shoes, and a water bottle
Instructors:  Mark Willson and Margot Richardson  of Savoy Swing Performance Troupe

* This class is for dancers with some fundamental swing dance skills:  basic 6 count footwork and connection with a partner, inside + outside turns. 

Are you interested in learning from scratch?  Contact us, and we'll set up a Playshop, where you can learn all the basics in a shorter chunk of time.  Email Margot at:  illuminahealingart@gmail.com

Questions?  Email Margot at illuminahealingart@gmail.com  or call  206-913-3962
See you in class! 


Friday, October 30, 2015

Swing and Do That Thing! Lessons in Shoreline / North Seattle, fun!


Swing dance through these darker days and keep the joy going! 

Swing and Do That Thing!
Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 24, and December 1     7:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:  Namaste Yoga Studio, in North City / Shoreline.
 In our small group class, we'll teach cool moves and transitions,
as well as the fundamentals of Swing over 5 weeks.
The beginning and end of class includes time to simply dance and practice, integrating the moves with the rhythm of the music. Fun, great exercise, and joyful connection with your fellow humans!
Location is Namaste Yoga Studio, at 18021 15th Ave NE, Suite 101 Shoreline, 98155 * Lots of free parking, and some good, cheap places to eat nearby
Cost: $55 for the session, $12 drop in
Welcoming new and returning students.  No partner or dance experience necessary. 
Please bring clean, smooth soled shoes or dance shoes, and a water bottle
Instructors:  Mark and Margot of Savoy Swing Performance Troupe

Questions?  Email Margot at illuminahealingart@gmail.com  or call  206-913-3962
See you at class! 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Delicious Dance Swing One class Coupon - save over 50% !


Print this coupon for an incredibly good deal on our fun Swing One class!
You'll be ready for Halloween dancing at the end of 5 weeks, and then on to
many new possibilities at the Swing Two level. 

See the previous post for the full scoop.  Happy dancing, Margot and Mark
Questions?  Email or call us  illuminahealingart@gmail.com     206-913-3962

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Swing Dance Fundamentals class in Shoreline / North City ! Starting September 29

Have you ever said, "Boy, that looks like a blast!  I'd love to learn Swing dancing..."  Here's your chance!
We're starting beginning Swing lessons here in Shoreline, at the beautiful 
Namaste Yoga Studio (former location of Treehouse Yoga, in the Evergreen Building)
First class is Tuesday, September 29th.  Our small group classes will include one and a half hour of instruction and practice, so students have lots of time to integrate the moves, steps and grooves into their dance.  Please pass this on to more friends.
Swing and the world of social dance brings more happiness to life!             Affectionately, Margot

Swing Fundamentals
September 29th, 7 - 8:30, at Namaste Yoga Studio, in North City / Shoreline. In our small group class, we'll teach you the fundamentals of Swing over 5 weeks, with lots of time to practice and solidify these basic moves. Fun, great exercise, and joyful connection with your fellow humans!
Location is Namaste Yoga Studio, at 18021 15th Ave NE, Suite 101 Shoreline, 98155 * Lots of free parking, and some good, cheap places to eat nearby
Cost: $80 for the session, $20 drop in
No partner or dance experience necessary. Please bring clean, smooth soled shoes or dance shoes, and a water bottle.  Class dates: Sept. 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27
Questions?  Email us at illuminahealingart@gmail.com  or call 206 913-3962
Ready for more advanced classes?  Check out Swing 2, 3 and Lindy Hop at Left Foot Boogie

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Imagine the fun! Video by David Jacobson of Cowordsandpictures.com

Our friend David Jacobson made this promo video especially for us, in Paonia, Colorado during Cherry Days!  David crafts wonderful films to promote business of all sizes.  Find him at:  cowordsandpictures.com  

The music is "Central Time" by Pokey LaFarge
 Pokey LaFarge (Google Play  iTunes  AmazonMP3)

Enjoy!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Paonia Swing Playshops and P-Town Stomp June 24, 27, and July 1st

Blue Sage * Summer 2015
* 2 weeks of Wednesday Swing Playshops + The P-Town Stomp! *
A Saturday Night Social Dance

Here's the scoop, dancers of the North Fork Valley and beyond!
We're coming to Paonia for 2 weeks of dancing fun at the Blue Sage.  Jump in, 
and Swing Out!  Polish and expand your dance skills, just in time for summertime
dancing.  Imagine all kinds of fun! 



2 levels of Playshops, for two Wednesdays * June 24 and July 1

Swing into Lindy
for beginning dancers, and experienced dancers looking to refresh your swing skills
6:30 – 8 * June 24 and July 1st

Learn from scratch or brush up on the fun-damentals of the original American swing dance! We'll teach you the basic 6-count Swing steps, cool transitions, the lead / follow roles, and how to create great connection with each other on the dance floor. Lindy Hop, the original form of Swing, is very versatile, and can be danced to everything from Rock 'n Roll to Bluegrass to vintage Big Band music. Have you always wanted to join the fun of partner dance and Swing? Or need to polish these skills? Dust off your shoes and jump in!
Dancers can drop in for one or both weeks, but we highly recommend 
coming for both.

Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz Intermediate
for dancers familiar with 6 count swing and partner connection
8 – 9:30 * June 24 and July 1st

Expand your skills, enhance your style and connection, and learn new combinations!
Lindy Hop components include 6-count Swing, Lindy swing out, and Charleston rhythms. We'll give you a taste of all 3, using playful combinations that easily stretch your dance expression. Warm ups will include elements of solo jazz, which can be mixed into your partner swing or danced on your own.

Come for one or both weeks, or ideally, all 4 Playshops, for a really solid experience of fun skill building and swing connection. We'll help you refine your fundamentals and stretch them into new grooves, as you move yourself to the next level.

About the instructors: Mark Willson and Margot Richardson are members of the Savoy Swing Performance troupe which specializes in Lindy Hop; avid social dancers, and part-time P-Town residents currently making their home base in Seattle.  Friendliness and humor are trademarks of their instructional style. They love watching their students light up with the joy of social dance!



Cost:
Paid in advance:
(Cash or check, received by the Blue Sage on or before Tuesday, June 23rd)
$ 12 per class = 1.5 hours of instruction and fun!
Or $ 22 for two weeks of one class = 3 hours of instruction and fun!

Or the Whole Enchilada Pass!
$ 40 for two weeks of two classes = 6 hours of instruction and fun, PLUS free entrance to the Saturday night dance, aka
The P-Town Stomp! on June 27th 7 – 10 p.m.

Drop in: $14 per class for 1.5 hours of instruction and fun!

Location: The Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia, Colorado

Dates: Two Wednesdays, June 24th and July 1st

Private lessons are available during these two weeks, June 23 – July 3, at reasonable rates. Topics can include 6-count Swing, Lindy Hop finesse, Waltz, Salsa level 1 or 2, Solo Jazz, Wedding Dance, and Manifesting the Life You're Dreaming Of through Dance. Please contact Margot at illuminahealingart@gmail.com for more information and pricing, or find us on Facebook at Delicious Dance for details.

The P-Town Stomp!
Saturday night social dance, open to everyone!
June 27th * 7– 10 p.m. * $ 7

Social dancing in Swing, Blues, Salsa, Waltz and More! 

Free lesson in Swing from 7 – 7:30.
Mini lessons in Salsa and Waltz offered during the dance, and of course, a Birthday Circle! Only $7 buys you an evening of fabulous dance and schmoozing with long-time and brand new friends. We'll play a mix of the finest dance music available for Swing, Blues, Salsa, Two Step, Waltz and even a polka or two. No partner needed. Bring clean, smooth-soled shoes, a water bottle, and a delicious snack to share if you can.
All ages and abilities welcome; this is a community social dance where
cross-generational dancing is encouraged, and anyone can Lead or Follow.


Imagine all kinds of fun!