Galway Swing Masquerade Dance

Swing Dance Workshops and Masquerade Dance

On Saturday January 31st we are getting the new year off to a swingin’ start with a day of workshops and our first Galway Swing Masquerade Dance. The workshops and masquerade dance will be in The Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay.

Workshops

1pm – Aerials

Our first workshop of 2015 will be one of our ever popular Aerials workshop to put some air time in your dancing.
Aerials don’t require any gymnastic or dance experience and everyone is welcome. You will need to come with a partner to this class but they do not need to be a dancer just someone you trust!

3pm – The Charleston Stroll

Solo routines are a fun and easy way to improve your dancing. They are danced at Swing dance events the world over and always go down a storm when we teach them. Solo strolls are taught from scratch and no previous experience or knowledge is required.
The Charleston stroll is a great stroll if you are new to solo dancing. It is packed with fun jazz moves that will expand your repertoire of moves and get you laughing (trust us!)
This workshop is suitable for all levels.


Costs: Aerials €15 Charleston Stroll €10 or €20 for both.

Masquerade Dance

9.30pm – The Galway Rowing Club – €10
On Saturday night we will have our first masquerade dance.
Catch up with your dancing friends, meet swing dancers from different classes and of course get out on the dance floor to your favourite Lindy Hop tunes – Wear a mask, paint one on or get creative – it is up to you.

For more information contact paulneary@galwayswing.com or visit us on Facebook

We look forward to seeing you there,

Paul and the Galway Swing Team

Galway Swing Frankie 100 Choreography

Frankie 100 Global Choreography, Aerials and Latest News

The Latest News From Galway Swing

It is going to be an exciting few weeks here in Galway.  We have new classes starting this Sunday that will see you join swing dancers around the world in paying tribute to Frankie Manning (More info below) and in only a couple of weeks it will be time for Galway Lindyfest.  William and Maeva will be bringing their style and energy to Galway for a weekend like no other on May 9 – 11.  There are still places left if you want to be a part of this weekend – just grab a partner and sign up online ...

Social Dancing
If you can’t make the workshops don’t worry there will be two unmissable nights of social dancing on the Friday and Saturday nights of Lindyfest and all are welcome.  Come along and help us to give these two amazing teachers a brilliant Galway welcome.

Frankie Manning Global Choreography and Aerials Classes

Starting this Sunday 27th April we will start a special 3 weeks of Sunday classes (excluding Sunday May 11 – we will break for our Lindyfest weekend). At 5.30pm there will be an aerials class where we will teach one aerial in each class and show you how to put it into your dancing so you can add a bit of air to your lindy jams. The class is suitable for all levels of dancer, however you must bring your own partner.

After that at 6.30pm, we will be teaching the Frankie 100 choreography. This is a simple routine suitable for all levels. Frankie Manning originally choreographed The Lindy Chorus hoping that it would become a part of his legacy. And so, as part of the Frankie 100 celebrations and World Lindy Hop day, swing communities around the world will be learning this routine and posting them online to pay tribute to Frankie Manning. Join swing dancers all around the world and learn the lindy chorus with us.

When: Starts Sunday 27th April:
5.30pm – Aerials Classes
6.30pm – Frankie 100 Choreography

Where: The Galway Rowing Club Woodquay

How Much: These classes can be paid using our blocks or pay as you go week by week.

 

**STOP THE PRESS** Want to learn the Frankie100 Choreography for FREE?!?

Here’s how – we want you to write a short piece (250 words) on Frankie Manning – maybe an outline of his life, perhaps focus on an aspect of his life, or his effect on our modern dance scene, or any other angle that interests you. We don’t want to just celebrate the life of Frankie Manning through a video montage, we want people to learn about him, to understand the inspiration he has given to 1000’s of dancers, and to appreciate his contribution to our wonderful community. Email us or bring your written piece before the first class and you can do all the Frankie100 Choreo classes at no charge – and know that we greatly appreciate and respect your effort to understand an integral part of our dance history.

 

For more info contact Paul Neary – 0879358160

 

Upcoming Events:

Galway Lindyfest 2014 – May 9th-11th
William and Maeva bring their unique blend of style and energy to Galway  for a comp and show weekend like no other.

Galway Lindy Exchange – August 8th-10th
A celebration of our amazing dance community with activities and dancing all weekend. Details coming very soon.

Lindy Hopper’s Delight – November 21st – 23rd
We are excited to announce our very special guests for this years Lindy Hoppers Delight Weekend as Michael Jagger and Evita Arce.

s years Lindy Hoppers Delight Weekend as Michael Jagger and Evita Arce.