Beginner’s Track

Are you ready to learn Lindy Hop? Or know someone who’s eager to learn but can’t commit to weekly classes?

We have a special Beginner Track specifically designed for people with little to no experience with Lindy Hop. You’ll get a crash course in the basics of Swing and Lindy Hop, watch amazing competitions, and dance to top notch bands and DJs.

Beginner’s lessons are Saturday March 23rd, 2019. You’ll learn some of the basics of Lindy Hop that will get you on the dance floor that night. Registration is only $69 and includes 4 hours of instruction from Nicole and Carl, entrance into the Saturday night dance, and watching the Saturday evening contests.

If you would like more, then our Beginner Plus Track is for you. In addition to the Saturday classes, you’ll get 4 hours of classes on Sunday March 24th, 2019 to set you up for the rest of your dance journey. Registration is $99 and you’ll gain entrance into the Sunday night dance and be able to watch the Sunday afternoon contests – including our famous Invitational Draw, where some of the world’s best dancers randomly draw their partners.

Also, for both the Beginner Track and the Beginner Plus Track, we have a couple of free extras for you and your friends and family, including a free Thursday night dance and our ‘Inside the Dancer’s Studio’ on Sunday which is our take on the classic ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’, where we interview some of the legends of our dance.

 

Nicole Zuckerman

Nicole Zuckerman

Beginner Track
Bio

Nicole Zuckerman’s first foray into Lindy Hop occurred in 2003, and she immediately threw caution and all other hobbies out the window to chase swing outs relentlessly. Since then, she’s developed her unique style, and an unmistakeable sense of fun and whimsy in her dancing. She’s also won numerous competitions across the US for lindy hop, solo jazz, and balboa.

As an instructor, Nicole keenly articulates connection, rhythm, and creativity in an accessible way, with enthusiasm and the occasional sound effect. She’s currently the education coordinator at The 9:20 Special and a teacher of lindy hop and vernacular jazz in San Francisco. Nicole can also be found re-visiting her own extensive training in tap and ballet in the bay area, and availing herself of classes in Voguing, Hip Hop, and Street Jazz.

Carl Nelson

Carl Nelson

Beginner Track
Bio

Carl Nelson has been dancing since 2001, he was swinging out so hard he got kicked out of an acapella group. His style focuses on strong partnering and rhythm rooted in exemplary basics. He has won numerous competitions at many of the largest events in the U.S. for lindy hop, solo jazz, and balboa.

As an instructor, Carl encourages students to find their own path through the dance, emphasizing collaborative workshops and focused exercises in his classes. Carl currently teaches in San Francisco.

Beginner – $69

  • 4 hours of instruction on Saturday
  • Vino and Vinyl listening party
  • Saturday night contests and dance

 

Beginner-Plus – $99

  • Beginner Track, plus:
  • 4 hours of instruction on Sunday
  • Sunday night contests and dance