Below is a class schedule for Lindy on the Rocks 2017. All classes are color coded by instructor pairs. Please place cursor on class to see specific information (time, instructor, and location). All classes are held at the Auraria Campus Recreation Building in downtown Denver. Specific information on class information can be found below the class schedule. Information still to come are non-lindy hop elective classes.
While classes are shown on the schedule in single hour periods, all Lindy on the Rocks classes will be treated as block classes, consisting of 2 hours of classes. A break in the middle of class will be at the discretion of the instructors.
A la carte classes will be $40 each, and will consist of a blocked 2 hour class.
Class Level Descriptions
All class levels are subjective based on the dancers that attend the event. The below class level descriptions are merely a guide for those looking to determine where they might fit in for classes.
Fundamentals Track – This track level is intended for those who wish to focus on the very fundamentals of the dance. If you’ve been dancing less than a year, this may be a great track for you, as the common vocabulary of the dance will be dissected and focused on. Topics covered in this track will include the swing out, connection, solo dancing, charleston, and transitions between different dances.
Artie Shaw Track – This track level is intended for those who focus their time and energy on traveling to dance events and competing, and who might also teach locally/regionally. The dancers in this track level will feel confident dancing lindy hop, will understand connection, shapes, and rhythmic variations, and can transition easily between multiple styles (lindy hop, east coast swing, partner charleston, and most likely some balboa or shag).
Count Basie Track – This track level is intended for those who enjoy social dancing. Their focus is less on being a competitive dancer, and more on understanding the conversation of the dance and music. The classes in this level will focus on matching their dancing to the music (high energy vs low energy, bouncy vs smooth, etc), musicality, and creating more of a conversation between partners. People in this level already know how to do the swing out, some six and eight count moves, and partner charleston.
Chick Webb Track – This track level is intended for those who are looking to be challenged. The people in this track level are wanting to train intensely, and be inspired. They’re happy to work with other dancers both above and below their ability level to help build each other up. These dancers want to be pushed to their absolute limits with rhythmic variations that will boggle the mind, faster dancing, and concepts or shapes that will help them find and hone their own voice in the vintage jazz dance genre.
Concerning Class Level Placements
Final placement, in all tracks, is at the discretion of the LOTR promoters and staff. At any time during the weekend you may be asked to move to a different track. Please understand that this request would be made in order to ensure that all students (including yourself) at LOTR would be in the best learning environment possible. If you choose not to comply with the LOTR promoters’ request, you will be politely asked not to take the classes. Also, please remember that we have a no refund policy at LOTR. We appreciate your cooperation!