This class is intermediate level that builds lead/follow skills for partner dancing as well as solo movement. Students will learn 1 or 2 classic swing choreographies as well as original , that will be performed around town at local events as well as at regional competitions. This class will also include instruction on dips, tricks, and lifts as they pertain to the choreography.
Jeanette Bailey has been studying vintage vernacular jazz dance since 2006. Her style is true to the swing era of the 20s, 30s, and 40s but incorporates modern elements to add structure and depth to choreographies. She specializes in solo and partnered swing dances including the Charleston, Lindy Hop, and Balboa. Her debut choreography featured original movement paired with imaginative rhythms and won first place at the Collegiate Jitterbug Championships. Jeanette has 7 years of teaching experience and enjoys sharing her knowledge of swing dance and its culture with students. Jeanette’s classes incorporate technical concepts while maintaining a light, casual, fun atmosphere and are designed to build students’ confidence on the dance floor.