Swing • Remix

Workshops

At Swing Remix, we feature pre-dance workshops prior to our dance parties. Plus we recommend workshops at local studios in NYC. See below for some great offerings upcoming

 

SATURDAY July 29, 2017
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Six Count & Beyond Swing Workshop* (Adv Basics and up)
This intensive Six-Count Swing review will cover lots of level two patterns and skills in triple steps to get you closer to your Lindy Hop goals.
Instructors: Spencer Weisbond

spencer and rachele

7:30 – Syncopations & Musicality | Lindy Workshop (Intermediate Level)
Learn about phrasing of the dance to hit the breaks, add footwork variations to mimic musical elements of the songs and overall improve your connection
Instructor: Carol Fraser

carol fraser

Competition Videos of Carol


American Lindy Hop Championships (Carol & Dave) 1st Place

 

 

Swing Fling (Carol & Dave) 1st Place

 

 

SATURDAY June 24, 2017
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Harlem Roots  | Swing Workshop (Adv Basics and up) Get your your full body moving and learn some of the iconic roots of the dance.
Instructors: Camille & Partner (Camille is our 2016 Swing Remix Dance Champion)

Camille and Renata 2016 Swing Remix

7:30 – Solo Jazz Showdown | Swing Workshop (All Levels)
Expand your solo vocabulary and learn new styling with the goal of improving your quality of movement. These Fun moves will compliment the swing music you already love.
Instructors: Stina & Rachel

Rachel Mc Mullinstina dallons

photo of individual dancers by John Abbott © 2015

 

SATURDAY May 13th, 2017
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30 – Blues & Styling  | SwingWorkshop (Adv Basics and up)
Instructors: Dan Repsch & Shoshi Krieger-Joven
Shoshi & Dan, both acclaimed competitors in National Blues Scene, will be breaking it down with the core basics, fun rhythms and a style that won't go out of fashion. 

7:30 – Lindy Hop | Lindy Workshop (Intermediate Level)
Learn some tricks for mixing your Lindy Hop figures to match the music.  This class will give you secrets to being more musical and leading and following different rhythms.  Must have 8 count, Lindy Hop experience.
Instructors: Evita Arce
Evita Arce

 

SATURDAY April 29th, 2017
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30 – Balboa  | Balboa Workshop (Adv Basics and up)
This class is designed to teach and reinforce the fundamentals/foundations of pure balboa and bal swing.
Instructors: Yurina & Lewi

7:30 – Balboa | Balboa Workshop (Intermediate Level)
This workshop will show you how to fluidly move between your favorite lindy hop and bal patterns so that you can expand the choices you have open to you within a song. Intermediate (Int in Bal, very comfortable with the swing out in lindy)
Instructors: Yurina & Lewi

 

SATURDAY April 8th, 2017
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30 – Six Count Substitutes  | Swing Workshop (Adv Basics and up)
Evita will teach footwork variations to use in place of the basic six count step for Leaders and Followers. Advance-Beginner dancer's just need to know the basic six count step prior to class. You will learn 4 different variations in the hour.
Instructors: Evita Arce

Evita Arce

7:30 – Swing Out Fast | Lindy Workshop (Intermediate Level)
Nathan will help you with your swing-out and teach you how to enjoy those uptempo tunes. Students must already know the 8-count "swing-out."

Nathan Bugh Tap Dancer

 

SATURDAY March 25th, 2017
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Turning Inside & Out  | Swing Workshop (Adv Basics and up) Get a refresher on your shuffles and lead/follow technique. Then we'll work the Swing Step, The Yo Yo, and kick it up a notch!
Instructors: Paolo & Alice

Paolo Swing

7:30 –Winning Combos | Lindy Workshop (Intermediate Level)
Learn some of Adrienne and Rafal's favorite moves, put them together with some of our favorite songs, and learn how to play with musicality as you dance. We will teach you a short dance combo that also gives you space to add your own style.
Instructors: Adrienne & Rafal

Adrienne & Rafal Photo John Abbott

 

 

SATURDAY February 18, 2017
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Syncopations and Groovy Moves  | Swing Workshop (Adv Basics and up) Learn how the secrets of swing rhythm can enhance your social dancing.
Instructors: Nathan Bugh

Nathan Bugh Tap Dancer

7:30 – Call and Response variations | Lindy Workshop (All Levels)
We will use rhythmic variations in your basic shapes to create a conversation with your partner. (must be very comfortable with your Lindy vocabulary). .
Instructors: Michael Jagger

Michael Jagger Lindy Hopper

 

 

SATURDAY January 7, 2017
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Fun Patterns & Combining Styles  | Swing Workshop (Adv Basics and up) We’ll toss out some great patterns and then show how to mix in footwork from the world of Balboa and Boogie Woogie.
Instructors: Paolo & Special Guest Renata

renata at Swing Remixpaolo solo jazz
photo of Renata by Byron Hon © 2016

7:30 – Solo Jazz Showdown | Swing Workshop (All Levels)
Expand your solo vocabulary and learn new styling with the goal of improving your quality of movement. These Fun moves will compliment the swing music you already love. Concludes with a choreographed sequence incorporating material from the day. All levels welcome, no partner necessary.
Instructors: Stina & Rachel

Rachel Mc Mullinstina dallons

photo of individual dancers by John Abbott © 2015

 

 

SATURDAY December 17th, 2016
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

nathan & gaby

6:30 – Fantastic Feats of Feet Workshop (Adv Basics and up)
Learn fun, practical footwork-variations to enhance your Lindy Hop basics. Students should be familiar with 6-ct basic, basic turns, and triple-steps.

Instructors: Nathan & Gaby

7:30 – Partnering Skills Lindy Hop Workshop (Intermediate)
Increase your awareness of your partner and practice leading and following, so that your Lindy dances are more harmonious, fun, and fulfilling.
Instructors: Nathan & Gaby

 

SATURDAY November 12, 2016
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Mix & Match | Swing Workshop (Adv Basics and up) How do we comfortably mix 6 count and 8 count moves and patterns?  We'll explore fun transitions, slick new moves, and add clarity to your dancing.
Instructors: Lainey Silver

7:30 – Charleston Swing Outs & Fun Variations | Charleston Workshop (Intermediate) Add Charleston to your current mix of material on the dance floor and you'll be the hit of the party.
Instructors: Adrienne Weidert

 

  • SATURDAY October 15, 2016
    Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
  • 6:30 – Swingin Rhythms | Swing Workshop (Adv Basics and up) Here we improve and further your dance skills by building your vocabulary, exploring lead follow techniques and adding styling to all the patterns that we will cover.
  • Instructors: Paolo & Laurentina
  • Paolo and Laurentina at Umbria Jazz 2016

  • 7:30 – Keeping It Old School | Lindy Hop Workshop (Intermediate) Lindy hop patterns from the dancers who came before us...Traditional Lindy Hop moves that give the foundation to all of us as dancers...
    Instructors: Roddy Caravella
  • Roddy Caravella and Jennifer Jones

 

SATURDAY September 10, 2016
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Six Count & Beyond Swing Workshop*
As an advanced beginner dancer we prepare ourselves to learn the eight-count patterns of Lindy Hop, or level three. This is more difficult without a firm grasp of level two, first. This intensive Six-Count Swing review will cover lots of level two patterns and skills in triple steps to get you closer to your Lindy Hop goals. Instructors: Spencer Weisbond and Maria Kelley


7:30 – Having Fun With The Music Lindy Hop Workshop*
Lindy Hop Workshop (Pre-Intermediate +) Take your dancing to the next level by really dancing to the music. Learn swing music patterns so you can hit the break! Knowledge of 6 and 8 count patterns will really help - but we can probably teach some fakes.

Instructors: Bill Kline

 

 

SATURDAY July 23, 2016
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30pm Partnering & Styling Swing Workshop (Adv Basic +)
Build your knowledge of partnering by adding the techniques and styling of these wonderful talents. Fun and playful material.
Instructors: Evita & Paolo

7:30pm SOLO JAZZ Workshop (Int/ Level) 1 hr (JCC in Manhattan)
World Class teacher and performer Evita Arce will guide you thru a fabulous collection of material for both leaders and followers. This is a Solo Jazz routine that will help you improve your turns and rhythm. These techniques will carry over to your partnering world.
Instructors: Evita Arce

Evita Arce

 

SATURDAY June 18th, 2016
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

Brian & Samantha
6:30 – Charleston Moves Swing Workshop (Adv Basic and up)
Charleston moves. Touch up your lindy-charleston step and learn some fun moves and transitions.
NOTICE: DUE to a dance injury to one of our featured scheduled dance instructors, this workshop will now be taught by GABY and NATHAN.
Samantha and Brian will return at a future event when they have recovered.
Brian and Sam

nathan & gaby

7:30 – Swing Outs Workshop (Intermediate)
Swing-out class. Start with a basic swing out and progress through a series of turns and variations.
Nathan & Gaby

 

 

 

SATURDAY May 7th, 2016
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Connection Is For Winners Swing Workshop*
Dive into the details of partner dancing through connection. Smooth out your dancing through exercises and moves that celebrate flow.
Gaby Cook & Bobby White

Gaby Cook Dancig CharlestonBobby White

7:30 – The Creative Partner Lindy Hop Workshop*
Learn how to work with your partner as a co-creator of ideas. Through observation learn how to sync up with your partner's ideas and create great phrases together!

Gaby Cook & Bobby White

 

SATURDAY April 16th, 2016
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30 – Redirecting Momentum Fun figures for social dancing (Adv Basic and up)
Redirecting Momentum: Fun figures for social dancing. Description: Heather will teach some basic 6 and 8 count lindy hop figures that use compression and alternate handholds to add some zip to your social dancing.
Heather Flock


7:30 – The 3 Elements of Lindy Hop Workshop (Intermediate)
What makes Lindy Hop, Lindy Hop? There has to be three elements to be Lindy Hop.... The Swingout Lindy Hop Charleston Breakaway improvisations. In this class you get to use all three in a fun pattern in order to broaden your variety of moves!

Roddy Caravella


SATURDAY March 26th, 2016
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30 – Lindy Hop, Get It Right Swing Workshop (Pre-Int Level)
In this grandfather of all swing dances, you’ll learn 8-count patterns that make your dance more intricate and expressive. Material will include: Circles, SwingOuts, Double tucks, Swivels, Suzie-Qs.

Spencer Weisbond and Mirjam Lablans

7:30 – Bringing Classy Back Lindy Hop Workshop (Intermediate Level)
Adrienne will be building and advancing your styling, vocabulary & partnering technique. Great for those with solid swing experience.

Adrienne Weidert

Adrienne & Rafal Photo John Abbott



 

SATURDAY FEB 13, 2016
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30pm Flow of Movement | Swing Workshop (Adv Basic +)
Find smooth ways of combining your 6-count and 8-count patterns. This class will teach students sinuous transitions between common moves. Designed for students who want to improve connection and quality of movement, while learning new vocabulary. 
Instructors: Nathan Bugh

nathan & gaby

7:30pm PLAYING With The Basics | Lindy Hop Workshop (Int/ Level) 1 hr (JCC in Manhattan)
This class is geared for Intermediate- Plus dancers who are already familiar with 6 count and 8 count basics. Michael and Evita will show you how to substitute different rhythms into your basic steps. They will also show you how to stretch and compress your moves to fit into the musical structure of different songs. 
Instructors: Evita & Michael

evita & michael

 

 

SATURDAY JAN 9, 2016
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30pm Partnering & Styling Swing Workshop (Adv Basic +)
Build your knowledge of partnering by adding the techniques and styling of these wonderful talents. Fun and playful material.
Instructors: Evita & Paolo

7:30pm SOLO JAZZ Workshop (Int/ Level) 1 hr (JCC in Manhattan)
World Class teacher and performer Evita Arce will guide you thru a fabulous collection of material for both leaders and followers. This is a Solo Jazz routine that will help you improve your turns and rhythm. These techniques will carry over to your partnering world.
Instructors: Evita Arce

Evita Arce


2015 Workshops

SATURDAY DEC 19, 2015
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30pm More Fun Patterns Swing Workshop (Adv Basic +)
Bill Kline returns (long time student of Frankie Manning) to teach another workshop with us. The material in this workshop will be the teachers choice and will include Fun Swing Patterns inspired by Frankie.
Instructor: Bill Kline

7:30pm Specialty Lindy Hop Workshop (Int/ Level) 1 hr (JCC in Manhattan) (note: workshop title pending)
Instructors: Brian Lawton & Samantha Siegel
*Both of these workshop will be held at the JCC in Manhattan

Brian & Samantha

 

 


SATURDAY NOV 21, 2015
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30pm
SLOW DANCING swing workshop (All Levels)
When the tempo gets slow, it can be difficult to use your swing steps and moves.  This class will teach alternative steps, as well as strategies for pacing the standards, and it will give you a chance to practice leading and following.  Students should already be familiar with triple-steps and basic, six-count swing moves.
Instructor: Nathan Bugh & Gaby Cook

7:30pm
FAST DANCING specialty Lindy Hop workshop (Intermediate Level)
When the tempo gets hot, learn how to play it cool — Nathan and Gaby share their tricks for cutting a rug.  Improve your efficiency, and make faster tempos easy, by understanding footwork choices, move choices, and the flow of momentum.  Relax and enjoy fast songs.  Students should already be comfortable with 6-count and 8-count swing moves, and charleston basics.
Instructors: Nathan Bugh and Gaby Cook

 

Nathan & Gaby dancers

 

 

SATURDAY OCT 10, 2015
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30pm
Bringing Classy Back Swing Workshop
Learn a classic swing combination while building and advancing your vocabulary & partnering technique. Great for those with some experience. Level: Advanced Basic
Instructors: Adrienne Weidert & Rafal Pustelny

7:30pm
Rhythm & Footwork Lindy workshop
Come play with syncopations in the Swing Out. Using Hesitations, kick-ball changes and re-arranging Triple Steps. Level: Intermediate
Instructors: Adrienne Weidert & Rafal Pustelny

Adrienne & Rafal Photo John Abbott

photo © John Abbott 2015

 



SATURDAY SEPT 19, 2015
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30
Charleston & Variations | Specialty Dance Workshop
All Levels. Some experience recommended.
How to use the Charleston in your partner dancing. Learn Charleston patterns, variations and transitions great for enhancing your swing material.
Instructor: Gaby Cook

7:30
Dean & Jewel Style Lindy Hop | Specialty Dance Workshop
Intermediate/Advanced; 8ct swing-out assumed.
Learn the styling of the most renowned Hollywood Lindy Hop couple. Dean Collins & Jewel McGowen showcased some of the most dynamic & ground breaking techniques and were the inspiration for future generations of Lindy Hoppers. They can be seen in multiple films released during the 1940s and 1950s.
Instructor: Gaby Cook & Paolo

Gaby Cook 2015 dancer

 

SATURDAY June 20th, 2015
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30
Have Fun With Any Partner | Specialty Dance Workshop
All Levels. Some experience recommended.
How to use jazz steps, breakaway, character steps, and create special moments that make the dance more relaxed and more fun!
Instructors: Nathan Bugh and Gaby Cook

7:30
Momentum And Connection | Specialty Dance Workshop
Intermediate/Advanced; 8ct swing-out assumed.
Learn how to lead and follow like a champion, and make your dancing smooth and dynamic.
Instructors: Nathan Bugh and Gaby Cook

 

Nathan & Gaby dancers

 

 

 

SATURDAY May 9th, 2015
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

PRE-DANCE WORKSHOPS
6:30pm Adding Fun Styles Swing Workshop (Adv Basic +)
There are many unique partner styles of Swing that have emerged over the years. We'll show you how to take patterns from The Balboa & The Boogie Woogie, and incorporate them into your general dancing.
Instructor: Paolo Pasta Lanna & Laurentina

Paolo & Laurentina Swing Out

7:30pm Super Charge It Lindy Hop Workshop (Intermediate Level)
Learn classic Lindy Hop patterns while we expand your movements and build energy within the partnership to create more dynamic and super charged results.
Instructors: Adrienne Weidert

Adrienne & Rafal Photo John Abbott

photo © John Abbott 2015

 

 

SATURDAY April 25th, 2015
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30pm More Fun Patterns Swing Workshop (Adv Basic +)
Bill Kline returns (long time student of Frankie Manning) to teach another workshop with us. The material in this workshop will be the teachers choice and will include Fun Swing Patterns inspired by Frankie.
Instructor: Bill Kline

7:30pm Things That Go "Jump! Dance Workshop (Intermediate Level)
Things That Go "Jump!"
Leaving the ground has never been easier!  International, Lindy-Hop stars, Nathan and Evita, will teach you how to incorporate jumps and hops into your moves and variations.  Jumps can make your dancing exciting, rhythmic, and flashy, and they are easy to use yourself or to lead/follow.
Instructors: Nathan Bugh and Evita Arce

Nathan & Evita Russian Kick

 

SATURDAY March 21st, 2015
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
The workshop instructors this time around are all members of the Rhythm Stompers.

6:30pm Juicy Partnering Patterns | SWING WORKSHOP (Adv Basic +)
Instructor: Paolo Pasta Lanna & Stina

7:30pm Fancy Footwork & Fundamentals | LINDY HOP WORKSHOP (pre intermediate +)
Instructor: Adrienne Weidert & Rafal

 

REGISTER ONLINE FOR DISCOUNTED RATES
6:30 Specialty Workshop & Dance: Online Purchase $26 | Door $35
7:30 Specialty Workshop & Dance: Online Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Online Purchase $36 | Door $50

note: Advanced Ticket Pricing available only thru Thursday MAR 19.

 

SATURDAY February 7th, 2015
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30pm Simple and Stylish | SWING WORKSHOP : Moves don’t have to be complicated to be fun and snazzy  —come learn some simple steps and variations to dress up your dancing and thrill your partner. (Adv Basic +)
Instructor: Emily Vanston

7:30pm Rhythm Business | LINDY WORKSHOP: A guide to exploring rhythm in your dancing—break out of the norm and learn how to take a more creative role in your dancing. (pre intermediate +)
Instructor: Emily Vanston

These workshops can be purchased in advanced for a discount.

emily vanston lindy hopper and fashionista


SATURDAY Jan 17th, 2015
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)

6:30pm Face-to-face Charleston Tricks Dance Workshop (open level)
T hree great ways to dance the Charleston step in closed position, with transition and style tips.
Instructors: Nathan Bugh and Gaby Cook

7:30pm Momentum And Connection Dance Workshop (Intermediate Level)
This class will address core of pure lead and follow. Mind-bending exercises to erase bad habits and foster new vocabulary.
Instructors: Nathan Bugh and Gaby Cook

Nathan & Gaby dancers

 

SATURDAY Jan 17th, 2015
DAYTIME WORKSHOPS (at 412 Eighth Ave YSBD studios)

Dips, Tricks & Patterns Swing Workshop
Instructors: Paolo & Lainey
12:00-3:00PM (Level 2-3)

Dips, Tricks & Pretzels

Add stylish pretzel combinations and patterns to your repertoire. Then we will cover tricks & dips.
Price $40 in advance, $50 day of
You Should Be Dancing studios 412 Eighth Ave NYC

Previous Workshops: 2014 · 2013