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Houston Swing Dance Society

Beginner's Crash Course March 12-13th

Written by Admin 04 February 2011

HSDS is offering a special Beginner's Track Crash Course for people looking to start their journey into Lindy Hop during our big Lindyfest weekend. In very personalized classes, we start from the very beginning and teach you how to put the triple in your step. Anyone can do it! You'll also be treated to special visits from legends of the dance. Registration is only $55 and includes 8 hours of instruction at the Sheraton Hotel plus entrance into the Saturday evening dance, which includes live music from Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five and our Big Saturday Night Show. No previous dance experience or partner is needed! Register online. For more information visit Lindyfest

No Classes/Dance on March 13th

Written by Admin 04 March 2011

Remember: March 13th All Classes are Canceled-Come to Lindyfest Instead!

As we will all be at Lindyfest working with great instructors to improve our dancing, all levels of classes AND the Sunday night dance on March 13th are canceled. Don't fret, you can still dance with us all weekend long at the Sheraton Brookhollow. If you've paid for the month at HSDS, the Sunday night dance is Free! All other dances can be paid for individually (on the night of the dance) or you can purchase an all dance pass for $85.

We'll be back to our normal schedule the rest of the month, but our dancing will be anything but normal! Watch out as our dancers improve leaps and bounds over the Lindyfest weekend!

The Harlem Hot Shots

Written by Admin 05 February 2011

 The Harlem Hot Shots from Sweden are amazing! Watch this recent video to see some truly inspiring Lindy Hop! The dancers are: Frida Borg, Frida Segerdahl, Jenny Deurell, Pontus Persson, Rikard Ekstrand and Sakarias Larsson.



Ella - The Musical

Written by Admin 14 February 2011

The Society for the Performaing Arts is bringing an exciting new musical to Houston about jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald February 17th and 18th at the Wortham Theater. Featuring more than 20 classic hits like "S'Wonderful," "Night and Day," and "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing." For $10 off A and B level pricing visit www.eventusher.com and enter password: ladybegood. 

February's Elective is Line Dancing

Written by Admin 04 February 2011

No, these aren't your C&W line dances! Come out to the Melody Club to learn our favorite JAZZ line dances, like the Shim Sham! Don't miss out on the fun! Learn these now in preparation for Lindyfest and you can line dance with hundreds of other dancers! What a rush! The elective meets every Sunday at 7:30pm.

Lindy Bowl is Back!

Written by Admin 26 January 2011

Are you conflicted? Want to dance but don't want to miss the big game? We have your solution! Lindy Bowl! Not only do we have game projected on the big screen (starting at 5:30pm), but we'll provide the pizza, too! Once the game's over, we'll have our own version of the Superbowl! Four Lindy Hop teams will battle it out lindy style for the ultimate title of Lindy Bowl Champs! This event is always a crowd pleaser! Teams must consist of new dancers as well as "seasoned" dancers and they'll strut their stuff play-off style until there's only one team standing! Come out and have a bowl with us! 5:30-game starts; 6:30-8:30-class time; dance and Lindy Bowl-8:30-10:30pm. Don't worry if you're not competing, there will still be time to dance, plus lots of entertainment to keep you happy! RSVP on our Facebook page to see who's coming!

Soul Nite! with Aurora Picture Show and Project Row Houses

Written by Admin 24 January 2011

Aurora Picture Show and Project Row Houses will present some classic and rare soul performances on February 4th and 5th at the historic Eldorado Ballroom ($10). Friday night features an all-star selection of 1960s performances featuring Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and many others. Saturday night, the fun continues with an entirely different selection of performance footage following Soul music into the early 70s. Things get funky as performers including Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Sly & The Family Stone, and Ike & Tina Turner heat up the screen. Dancing in the aisles is encouraged.

FREE Beginner's Lesson on Jan 30th

Written by Admin 18 January 2011

Start your new year out right with our FREE 5th Sunday Beginner's Lesson and Dance! We welcome anyone interested in learning swing and lindy hop out to our new location at the Melody Club for a fresh start with our free lesson. Bring your friends, family, boyfriend or girlfriend out for a beginner's intro lesson and some fun times! Stay after for the dance (it's free, too) to meet new people and practice what you've learned. HSDS strives to bring you fun lessons in a relaxing, social environment. Classes are suitable for all ages, no partner or previous dance experience is required. No need to register in advance, just show up and join in on the fun! Class: 7-8:30pm and Dance 8:30-11pm. RSVP on our Facbook page to see who's coming!

Congratulations to our HSDS dancers at Lonestar Championships

Written by Admin 18 January 2011

A big Congratulations goes out to all of our HSDS dancers who participated in the Lonestar Championships this past weekend! You guys really knocked it out of the park and danced your hearts out! A special shout out to those who placed! Houston represented!

Brian Eley-1st Strictly Lindy Hop
Jason Hinzon-1st Intermediate Jack and Jill
Alex Cloutier-2nd Intermediate Jack and Jill
Frank Opal and Kelli Hawthorne-1st Newcomer Jack and Jill


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