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This week at Let's Swing


Beginner Lindy Hop Edmonton!

Read & Caitlin


Foot Notes, Edmonton South Side
Level 1 classes 9pm-10pm
Level 2 classes 8pm – 9pm
Dance party 10pm to 11pm

Find all the info here


Let’s Swing Red Deer Lessons
Starting November 2!

Licenced from Michael Lombardi

Licenced from Michael Lombardi

Lindy Hop lessons are starting again this Wednesday! You don’t need to pre-register – just remember to show up. We are offering levels 1 and 2. Absolute beginners are welcome. You’re also encouraged to repeat a level if you need more practice, as we are also adding some new variations to the classes.

More info here


Let’s Swing Red Deer Dances!
Monthly Dances
November 19
December 17

Licenced from Michael Lombardi

Licenced from Michael Lombardi

 Dance Traxx Studio, Red Deer, AB


Everyone is welcome!

Coming Up

Autumn Rhythm Workshop
November 4-6, Edmonton

Hit That Jive Productions is excited to announce this year’s Autumn Rhythm Workshop – November 4-6, 2016 – and the re-uniting of Phil Bourassa and Julie Kiraly!

Workshop Level Description:
(Intermediate to Advanced)
You have fallen in love with Lindy Hop and Charleston, and are working towards a steady relationship. You mix 6s & 8s, add some jazz steps and rhythms to your partner dancing, and take on those uptempo tunes with triple steps. You would love to add some new moves to your repertoire, but also want to work on partner connection. You social dance regularly, attend out of town events as much as possible, and love taking on new challenges.

Friday Evening Dance:
9pm to 1am: Foot Notes Dance Studio
(9708 45 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)
$10 admission (cash only) or FREE with a full weekend pass

Saturday Evening Dance:
9pm-11:30pm: Westwood Unitarian Church
(11135 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)
$10 admission (cash only) or FREE with a full weekend pass

Find all the info here

Ultimate Dance Battle
November 12th, Edmonton


This November, bear witness to the most epic dance event this side of the Rockies… THE ULTIMATE DANCE BATTLE!

Dancers from across the city face off in this ultimate dance show to see which dance style will ascend to victory. Lindy Hop, Contemporary, Hip Hop – who will end up the crowned winner?! Featuring performances from an incredibly diverse group of professional dance artists that will bring their talent, tenacity, and technique to the dance floor! Toy Guns Dance Theatre is hosting this incredible event, but your ticket purchase includes the chance to support a dancer or dance group of your choice!

Following the show the Arts Barns will transform into the ultimate dance hall, and you are invited to the post show party! Music, dancing, and drinks (in accordance with municipal legalities of course!) All proceeds Toy Guns makes will support Tights for Tots and their initiative to supply tights for underprivileged young dancers around the world.

Tickets can be found here!

Live Band Swingin’ Monday at the Red Piano
November 14th, Edmonton


SwingDance_mondays_2015_EMAIL_v2The Red Piano has invited us back to do some more dancing once a month! So we are bringing out Read Fenton and his Happy Hep Cats to start the season with a bang! As usual there will be a beginner lesson from 8 to 9 followed by live swingin tunes perfect for dancing to!

Admission is $10 cash per person and includes a beginner lesson and complementary highball. There is an 18 plus age restriction at these dances.

Read Fenton and his Happy Hep Cats is a happenin’ band composed of swing dancers from Edmonton who have played at swing dance events all across western Canada and love this music and playing for dancers! So during the band breaks don’t be afraid to ask the band to dance.

More info can be found here!

Multi-Level Workshop & Dance
November 19th Red Deer

We are excited to have Read Fenton and Caitlin Wiltshire coming to teach this workshop which will be multi-level so all dancers – from newbie to experienced – will learn something new in a fun and supportive environment!

The worskhop fee includes the evening dance. Register early to get the best deal! (See “tickets available” link above)

$40 until October 31st
$50 Nov 1 – Nov 17
$65 Nov 18-19

Classes run from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm with a half hour nutrition break.

More info can be found here!

All of us here at Let’s Swing believe that anyone can dance and that you can have a good time dancing with anyone. Our goal is to teach everyone who comes how to have fun and be included in a safe and welcoming environment that fosters learning and community. You will see our instructors dancing with as many people as they can and a value placed on dancing with and inviting in new people who want to share the Spirit of Lindy Hop.

Beginner Lessons

Let’s Swing is excited to be offering beginner swing dance lessons in a seven course drop in format that is designed to be perfect for learning the basics as well as fun moves and material. No experience or partner necessary and you can begin whenever you are ready just turn up! The level 1 curriculum will cover seven weeks of material that can be taken in any order. Once you have completed the seven lessons you will be ready to move on to level 2.

Start dancing this week with our drop in classes!

DustinI have attended multiple workshops that Read Fenton has taught and Read is nothing short of an excellent instructor! I’ve lost count of the times when I wouldn’t understand a certain dance move and Read would walk me through it, making sure that I nail the move by the end of the workshop. He teaches classes in an engaging manner, adding more energy into an already lively form of dance. As someone who has never danced before giving Swing a try, I can certainly say that having Read as my instructor for beginner and intermediate courses is one of the biggest reasons why I am having fun swinging!