with Danny Beyrer
Wednesdays • Sep 6 – Sep 27 • 7:30-8:30pm
$40/4 week session
All Levels Jazz & Swing Dance w/Danny Beyrer will focus on the solo vernacular jazz dances and movement of the swing era, rooted in the drive and pulse of swing music. This class welcomes movers of all levels.
Vernacular Jazz goes back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, it comes from the roots, the native movement of Jazz. This dance is made up of improvisational solo or partnered steps. Dances that came from Vernacular Jazz were the Cake Walk, Texas Tommy, the Charleston, and the Lindy Hop, just to name a few.
Swing dancing is a dance style, or group of dances, originating from Harlem, New York with Afro-American Roots. The feeling of the dance is “swinging”, as it developed to the swing style of jazz music from the 1920’s to the 1940s or 50s.
Meet Danny Beyrer!
Danny Started dancing at a ballroom studio in 2007 and left on a mission to pursue Vernacular Jazz and Lindy Hop after watching his first old timey swing dance clip. He has since performed, competed, and taught at many regional and national swing dance events. Danny’s passion in the dance is striving for freedom of movement in cooperation with the freely expressed art form that is Jazz. In class he likes to emphasize personal body movement, our connection to the music, and fun.
Can’t make the full session work with your schedule?
No problem. Drop in as life allows for $15/class.
Interested in learning partner swing dances?
If you are interested in learning partner swing dances, please visit www.naptownstomp.org. Founded in 2001, Naptown Stomp Lindy Hop Society is a non-profit organization devoted to teaching and spreading enthusiasm for vintage swing dances, Lindy Hop being the primary form.