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CT Swing Dance Society —
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If an event needs to be cancelled (due to weather, instructor illness, attack by aliens), there will be an announcement here at least two hours before the event.
No partner needed, lots of fun people to meet and dance with. Free refreshments. This is our once a year dress up party, it's your chance to dress to impress!
We are so lucky to have been able to book HOT CAT JAZZ BAND to play for us — They're one of our favorites!
Make a membership donation to CSDS at any dance or online to help us put on great events, become a CSDS member and receive discounts for dances and classes. Suggested donations start at only $15 and are 100% tax deductible.
Looking to make an arts organization donation this year? Our CSDS Plutonium Level $500 donation gets you a lifetime membership with FREE admission to all dances and all classes!
Why should you take CSDS swing dance classes?
To see how fun swing dancing can be, watch the video below of instructors from across the country showing their stuff at Beantown dance camp 2012.
Our November/December class series will be taught by one of CT's best swing dance instructors, Susan Carr, whose classes are fun and exciting.
Swing Fundamentals - East Coast Swing - From the ground up, learn how to swing dance with a partner. At the end of this series, you'll know enough to get out on the floor and have fun with basic swing dancing.
Lindy Hop 2 - If you've taken a Lindy Hop Swing dance class before, this is the class to continue with. We'll start with a refresher on your Lindy Hop fundamentals to make sure you're on solid ground to add on. Then, it's time to kick it up a notch so you can have even more fun on the floor!
Each class limited to first 30 people. Don't miss your chance to join us for this series — Susan Carr travels from an hour a way to teach for us and we don't know when we'll be able to have her teach locally for us again.
Member discount – $5. Students only $25!
If you've taken a CSDS swing class in the past 12 months, you can take Swing Fundamentals - East Coast Swing as a repeat for only $25!
As swing dancing involves your whole body from your head to your toes, you'll learn a lot more than you ever thought possible by repeating the fundamentals because you'll learn concepts and movement skills for more of your body that you weren't ready to learn before. Footwork, as important as it is to dance the rhythm, is just the alphabet of swing. There is so much more to dancing that involves the rest of your body and you need the time and exposure to additional concepts so you can learn them. Good dancers become that way by focusing on the fundamentals and taking as many fundamentals classes as they can. Try it, you'll like it!
MECA, 28 Washington Ave., North Haven, CT 06473
(Rear Building, lower level)
IF you didn't go to Beantown Camp 2013, you missed one dancelicious event. Plan now to go to Beantown Camp June 26 - July 3, 2014 so you don't miss out on the most fun you can have on vacation, period!
Beantown Camp has the best dancing, classes and parties in one place at one time! 2014 will be it's 18th year of awesomeness.
Take a dance vacation and have a blast at great dance parties with fantastic music from some of North America's best swing bands and swing DJ's, fun Lindy Hop classes with world renowned instructors, focus classes in balboa, blues, Charleston, jazz, hip-hop, musicality, style, spinning, aerials, partnering skills and more, Broadway quality instructor performances, camper talent show, Soul music party, karioke and barbeques by the ocean.
Make new dance friends from across the US and internationally and have an all around fine swingin' time!
Beantown Camp takes place at the beautiful Endicott College campus surrounded by mansions in scenic Beverly Farms, MA on the Atlantic Ocean with access to the beach so you can swim in a real ocean to cool off whenever you want. A dance vacation at the beach? What's not to like?
All inclusive cost for all you can eat daily classes, dance parties with live bands and great dj music, good quality food and housing is only about $70/day. Are you kidding? You can't rent just a hotel room at beach for that let alone have all the real goodies. Don't miss out, make sure you get to the next Beantown Camp — it's almost too much fun!
CSDS recommends Beantown Camp for memorable good times with people who LOVE to dance and a big bump up in your dance skill level so you can have more dancing fun than ever when you come home.
Make a donation to CSDS and you'll help us provide you with great music from talented musicians and DJs, high quality dance instructors and the best dance parties!
We are a 501(c)3 organization so your donation is 100% tax deductible. Thanks for helping us make Connecticut a better place to live for all of us!
Familiarity with the music we dance to will make you even more excited to get on the floor to swing out and help you dance better
We like our swing jazzy with lots of talent in the horn section and swingin' rhythms
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Connecticut Swing Dance Society is a non-profit, volunteer run arts organization dedicated to creating and serving a vibrant swing dance community for all levels, making Connecticut a better place to live.