587-784-7323  |  read@letsswing.ca

NatashaI began taking lessons with Read shortly after I started swing dancing. In addition to being a knowledgeable instructor and an experienced dancer, his enthusiasm and his love of dance are contagious. I always look forward to his classes and I have found that what I have learnt has had a lasting impact on my dancing. His focus on musicality taught me how to incorporate self-expression into my movements. Additionally, his upbeat personality assured that classes were always fun and engaging. He is very approachable and is always eager to answer any questions, the sillier the better. He takes the time to build relationships with his students and to consider everyone’s individual goals. I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from Read. I believe his approach to dancing is incredibly important for developing dancers as it captures the fun and energetic spirit of Lindy Hop.

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!

This week at Let's Swing

Friday

Let’s Swing Red Deer Dance!
Every week!

Licenced from Michael Lombardi

Licenced from Michael Lombardi

 Dance Traxx Studio, Red Deer, AB

8:30pm-11:30pm
Everyone is welcome!

Sunday

Beginner Lindy-Hop!

Location: Foot Notes, Edmonton South Side Room 2
Next session starts once we have enough sign ups!

8:30pm-9:30pm

Register here!

Coming Up

Edmonton Clown Fest FUNdraiser!

June 25th we are throwing a dance party to raise funds for the first Edmonton Clown Festival! The evening will feature performances Performances by Fool Spectrum Theatre, Hit That Jive Dance Crew, and Miss Behavin’ Chorus Girls. and the live music from Read Fenton and his Happy Hep Cats for the dance! More info here: Edmonton Clown Fest FUNdraiser!

 

Dancing in the Park!

This will be an interactive dance spectacular with live music, incredible dance performances, a swing dance lesson and dance party. Rove through the Legislature grounds and interact with five incredible performances by national dance artists and companies; then, meet and dance with the evenings performers during the swing dance lesson and party!

Join us at the Legislature grounds for this enchanting summer evening with swinging tunes from Read Fenton and his Happy Hep Cats and the MC stylings of the award winning Artistic Director of Toy Guns Dance Theatre, Jake W Hastey. Presented by Toy Guns Dance Theatre, Edmonton’s Best Dance Company (Vue Magazine 2014, 2015), and the incredible team from Let’s Swing. The event is by donation.

July 16th 7pm at the Alberta Legislature!

Our partners for the evening are St. John’s Institute, Sahara Sandblasting and Painting, CRIPSiE, Hit That Jive, and Tia and Katherine (Independent Ontario artists).