with Danny Beyrer
Wednesdays • 7:30-8:30pm
Drop ins welcome
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.
This month will focus on routines from a group of dancers from Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom known as Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers (1935-1943). All classes will be pay-what-you-can.
Wednesday, November 1st: Mama’s Stew
Mama’s Stew, originally referred to as “The Stew” is the routine Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers used to warm-up. It was then embraced by the next generation of dancers through Mama Lou Park’s dance troupe, founded in 1959.
Wednesday, November 8th: First Stops
First stops is a partnered solo routine that Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers all had in their back pocket. It plays with satisfying rhythms and traveling away from and towards your partner.
Wednesday, November 15th: Second Stops
Second Stops is a partnered solo routine that Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers all has in their back pocket. It has fun rhythms and is a bit more groovy and goofy than First Stops.Come have some fun kicking and twisting with this iconic dance!
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.
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.