EVENTS

Skip Up Sessions are workshop series that run multiple times per year.

Skip Up Sessions

Beginner 8-Count Swing

May7/14/28/Jun4/11, 2024

Learn to dance in a fun and supportive atmosphere, with two enthusiastic and experienced teachers!

Swing dancing is a joyful and playful dance, enjoyed by generations of dancers since its inception as Lindy Hop, created by African-Americans in Harlem in the big band era. Join us and the vibrant community of dancers, as we learn the basic 8-count steps, including promenades and circles as we begin our journey to swing out!

This class will emphasize the skills required for leading and following, allowing you to connect with your partner to enjoy this social dance. No dance experience is required, and you do not need to sign up with a partner.

$98 fee includes 5 classes plus the option to stay after class for some extra social dance practice, and admission to one Jazz Cats Social event so you can practice your new moves on the dance floor to a live band.

If you have taken this class previously, you can take it again for half price by entering coupon code ENCORE at checkout.

Instructors: Barney Lee & Katie Tang

MAY 7 - JUN 11, 2024 (5 Tuesdays)
at 7:05pm - 8:15pm PDT

Please arrive by 7pm on the first evening to check in and sign your waiver.

*Please note that there will be no class on May 21*

New Westminster Secondary School, Dance Studio
820 6th St., New Westminster, BC graphic-map pin

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$98 per person
includes admission to one Jazz Cats Social event

REGISTRATION

Beyond the Basics 2

May7/14/28/Jun4/11, 2024

So you’ve learned the basics but want to improve your swing dancing? Or want to knock the dust off your dance shoes and get some reminders on how to dance well?

There will be an emphasis on technique and connection which are the foundations for all good partner dancing, plus new moves with which to test your new skills.

You are required to be proficient with basic six- and eight- count moves, such as tuck turns, change of places and promenades. You do not need to sign up with a partner.

$98 fee includes 5 classes plus the option to arrive early before class for some extra social dance practice, and admission to one Jazz Cats Social event so you can practice your new moves on the dance floor to a live band.

If you have taken this class previously, you can take it again for half price by entering coupon code ENCORE at checkout.

Instructors: Barney Lee & Katie Tang

MAY 7 - JUN 11, 2024 (5 Tuesdays)
at 8:30pm - 9:40pm PDT

Please arrive by 8:20pm on the first evening to check in and sign your waiver.

*Please note that there will be no class on May 21*

New Westminster Secondary School, Dance Studio
820 6th St., New Westminster, BC graphic-map pin

photo-events-workshop

$98 per person
includes admission to one Jazz Cats Social event

REGISTRATION

Everyone Can Jazz Jam

Jun4/11, 2024

Learn about swing jazz music in a fun and supportive atmosphere, with enthusiastic and experienced facilitators.

Dancers, toe-tappers, jazz enthusiasts, and musicians of all abilities are welcome. No music experience is required. This is a safe space to try something new-to-you.

Swing jazz music was developed in the United States during the big band era. With easy to sing-along melodies and a driving rhythm, swing music is perfect for lindy hop and swing dancing.

Join us and the vibrant community of musicians, as we learn the basics of swing jazz music and how musicians play music together.

This workshop series will emphasize the skills required for building connections through jazz music, supporting and encouraging one another, playing music in a group, and participating in a jazz jam.

This is a judgment free environment.

If you are NEW to Everyone Can Jazz Jam, drop-in for a FREE visit. Participants under 15 years old are welcome to register with parent supervision.

Bring your own instrument or voice. You can rent an instrument from a local music store.

JUN 4 - 11, 2024
7:00pm - 8:15pm PDT

New Westminster Secondary School, Band Room, enter using the side entrance of the school.
820 6th St., New Westminster, BC graphic-map pin

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$10 drop-in fee per week.

Cash or e-transfer to payments@uptownswingcollective.ca

Punch cards available for $60 - get your 7th session free!

This session will start at 7:05pm and run until 8:15pm - please arrive by 7pm to check-in.

Please check our facebook events or here on our website for dates each month as the band room is sometimes unavailable to us.