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1ST & 3RD FRIDAYS: CIRQUE DU SWING – NORTH MIAMI BEACH

When:

October 17, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – October 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

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Where:

VK Dance Studio
3363 Northeast 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
USA
Contact:

South Florida Lindy Collective786.664.SFLC

ПРОДАННЫЕ БИЛЕТЫ, ДОСТУПНЫЕ ЧЕРЕЗ 16.10.14:

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Come on out and boogie with us on the 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month! This month’s theme is Cirque du Swing, so show up as your favorite circus or carnival act!

If you’ve never tried Swing dancing before, this is the perfect night for you! Take the lesson and let the dancing and merriment begin! No partner is necessary! We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear that won’t fly off your feet so you can dance with us all night! We like moving fast! 

BYOB, or donate $1 per beverage

8:00p-9:00p Introduction to Swing Lesson
9:00p-12:00a Social Dance

$10 Advance Ticket available online through 10/16/14
(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sflc-1st-3rd-fridays-swing-sessions-cirque-du-swing-tickets-10905433445)
$15 Day-of-Event Ticket

Dance Surface: Wood
ALL AGES WELCOME!!! 

VK Dance Studio
3363 NE 163rd St
North Miami Beach 33160

Bring your friends and make new ones!!! We’ll see you on the dance floor!!!

SLIP & THE SPINOUTS – HOLLYWOOD

When:

October 16, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where:Hard Rock Café
1 Seminole Way
Seminole Paradise, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
USA

Slip and the Spinouts are rockabilly goodness, so dust off your East Coast and Charleston because it’s gonna be fast and furious!

Dance Surface: Tile

Admission: FREE, but please support live music by purchasing food/beverages and tipping the band.

Hard Rock Café
(located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, Florida 33314
954.315.9112

***DISCLAIMER: Since this is a social outing, it is recommended to bring a partner and RSVP to ensure a good time.

LEARN TO BOOGIE – CORAL GABLES

When:

October 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Repeats:

Weekly on Wednesday until February 26, 2015

Where:Best of Times Dance Studio
6255 Southwest 8th Street

Miami, FL 33144
USA
Contact:

South Florida Lindy Collective786.664.SFLC

Admission: $15 general

All the way from Bratislava, this enthusiastic couple is sure to get your blood pumping and your footwork flyin’!  See them in action here:

When Lindy Hop arrived in Europe after WWII, it evolved in different ways, and Boogie Woogie was a Europeanised version of Lindy Hop.  Boogie Woogie closely resembles Jitterbug/East Coast Swing, so it’s a slice of Americana with a European twist!

Please wear comfortable shoes that won’t fly off of your feet!

Dance surface: Wood

Best of Times Dance Studio
6255 SW 8th St
West Miami, FL 33144
305.269.0335

LEARN TO SWING DANCE – CORAL GABLES

When:

October 14, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Repeats:Weekly on Tuesday until October 29, 2014

Where:

Best of Times Dance Studio
6255 Southwest 8th Street
West Miami, FL 33144
USA
Cost:$15

Contact:South Florida Lindy Collective786.664.SFLC

We’re going to help you get swingin’!

Goals for You:
improve body movement, rhythm and physical ability learn to communicate body movement clearly while partnering improve mental understanding of dance technique improve physical understanding of dance technique increase creativity and idea flow
refine personal style

Goals for Us:
– develop and fine tune our material
– contribute to raising the level of social dancing
– contribute to making swing dancers more respectable in the eyes of non-swing dancers

Reality Check #1 – Learn to Learn:
Every top level dancer did something that the rest didn’t. They learned how to help themselves. Whether it was with their own ideas or the the knowledge they acquired from others, they took their dancing into their own hands and put in the hours needed to make the change. You can talk about your goals, but if you don’t practice, it will never physically manifest.

Reality Check #2 – Practice:

Practice is the most powerful concept for personal development.  Practice helps you develop a habit, and because the best dancing is unlocked when you stop thinking and start feeling, you need to develop the habits that support the dancing you desire. However, many people don’t practice, they just go dancing. Practice is doing with intent to acquire proficiency in something. Moreover, practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. This means you become better at the “thing” you practice and perfection doesn’t necessarily need to be one’s goal. For example, the dancer who spends a lot of time talking about dancing, will probably get really good at talking about dancing.

Reality Check #3 – No Excuses:

You can do seriously do this. Swing is one of the only dance styles where greatness has never been defined by a specific body type or personality.

“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”

Admission: $15 general; $10 with valid student ID

Dance surface: Linoleum

Best of Times Dance Studio
6255 SW 8th St
West Miami, FL 33144
305.269.0335