East Coast Swing Group Classes
Learn how to East Coast Swing in this crossover class with our sister company, Philly Dance Fitness. Start with the basics of six-count swing, a more informal, upbeat partner dance that fits well with Motown, jazz and even some pop songs. Once you’ve mastered those steps, you’ll layer in spins, kicks, dips and more.
Don’t be surprised if you work up a bit of a sweat in this 50-minute technique class — East Coast swing is well-suited to fast tempos. For that reason, it’s also one of the most fun — and useful — social dances. Class might also include a variety of jive, swing and lindy drills to get your feet and heart hoppin’.
As with our past East Coast Swing series, no prior dance experience is required for those who start on the first week or two of the month when we will cover the basic steps. Since you’ll be adding patterns each week, we strongly encourage pre-registering for the month series. Drop-ins are also welcome — but note that it will help to have a little swing dance background if you plan to join in the middle of the session. No need to come with a partner, you’ll rotate throughout the class. Perhaps we can even inspire you to check out the local social dancing scene.
Our small group technique classes normally cost $12 apiece, but by pre-registering for the month, you’ll lock in a discounted rate, secure a spot and guarantee a greater level of individual attention than what we can typically offer in large-group classes.
- Our swing series is currently on hiatus. Check back for future dates!
- Midtown Village, 1301 Locust St., 2nd Floor (enter through the door on 13th Street marked with the Philly Dance Fitness sign)
- Wear comfortable street or workout clothing and supportive shoes such as sneakers or jazz shoes.
- Low/moderate intensity | Beginner friendly
Note: This program requires a minimum of six students to hold the class. If you sign up and we end up not getting enough dancers, we’ll contact you to refund your purchase in full.
Our dance deals are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Only valid for the dates specified.