WHAT IS LINDY HOP?
Lindy Hop is Fun!
Lindy hop is a partner dance that emerged during the 1930s and 40s in Harlem, New York alongside Big Band swing and jazz. Just like the blues, this art form rose from the Afro American community and eventually became mainstream, spreading to Europe and the rest of the world during World War II.
A joyful and improvisational dance, it is a wonderful way to connect with a partner and with music. A few simple guidelines are all you need to get you started and swinging out!
LINDY HOP CLASSES
Monday and Thursday Night Classes
Update - 6 May '21:
Our students' safety is a priority to us. In light of recent announcements from the Government to tighten regulations to control Covid, we have decided to pause partnered Lindy Hop classes in May and start again in June.
We apologise if this causes any inconvenience, but please bear with us and we'll get through this period stronger and safer together! Stay safe everyone!!
Paused. To resume in June
Lindy Hop 1
Mondays OR Thursdays:
7.15 - 8.15pm
We've designed the classes to introduce you to the fundamentals of the dance. Have fun, get comfortable partner dancing and experience why the Lindy Hop is often called Happiest dance.
Our aim is to get you on the floor fast!
We recommend you dress lightly
Wear comfortable shoes, your feet will thank you
We will be holding classes in a studio during this period.
$80 for 4 classes of the month
Designed for those with no Lindy Hop experience.
Lindy Hop 2
8.15 - 9.15pm
You've got the basics and now its time to take it a bit further for even more enjoyable dances.
Learn more moves, including traditional combinations and patterns, and enhance your technique for even more fun on the social dance floor.
$80 for 4 classes of the month
Limited period only: Currently this class comes with additional bonus self-practice time till 9.30pm
For those who have completed at least 2 months of the Beginners Classes
Lindy Hop 3
8.15 - 9.45pm
Continue to fine-tune on your dancing. The more you learn, the more you realise that developing your dancing is a long but rewarding and exciting journey.
Explore with us and let's get better together!
$120 for 4 classes of the month
Limited period only: Currently this class comes with additional bonus self-practice time till 10pm
For those who've had at least 1 year of Lindy Hop dancing experience
May classes are postponed to June due to tighter restrictions to control Covid
To confirm your place, please Register and submit payment to SwingStation:
PayNow to 8121 7032.
Please key your name in the Remarks section during payment so we know it's you!
During this period , classes will be held at:
Aliwal Arts Centre, Multi-purpose Studio
28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation and in following with MOH advisory, SwingStation Parties will be suspended till further notice.
Classes are fun and help us to find our feet, but nothing beats the thrill of dancing in a social setting, with a live band or great DJ'ed music, from Swing Jazz back from the 30s - 40s!
Parties are on hold until we can meet up safely. We miss our weekly parties at Timbre X @ The Substation. Until we can meet again, we revisit our fond memories of dancing the night away there.
SwingStation is brought to you by a passionate team who is excited to share the wonders of dancing Lindy Hop with more people! Come and join us!
In 2015 Timbre Music Academy joined forces with lindy teachers to create Lindy Live @ The House of Timbre, offering classes and weekly parties. In Jan 2019, this partnership blossomed into SwingStation, thanks to the generous support of Timbre Music Academy. At the beautiful venue of Timbre X @ The Substation, we taught lindy hop classes and organised weekly parties to the live jazz music of our partner, High Notes Music.
SwingStation nights became a mainstay of the lindy hop scene in Singapore and in early 2020, a sprung dance floor was added to enhance the experience even further.
Covid 19 restrictions began in April 2020 and live music and social dancing was prohibited. The easing of restrictions in 2021 means that the SwingStation team can resume teaching classes, in safe and managed conditions. We continue to learn about lindy hop and jazz, and we look forward to the time when we can dance together to live music again.
LIM SING YUEN
Sing started lindy hopping in 1988 in London’s Jitterbugs club. Since then, she has won countless of competitions including the US Open, the American Swing Dance Championships and the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown in New Orleans. In 1996 she started teaching Lindy Hop in Singapore and has grown the scene to become one of the most vibrant in the world. She teaches at workshops and competes in Sweden, USA and all over Asia. Sing is committed to sharing the Afro American history and culture of jazz and lindy to all dancers!
TAN HONG WEE
Hong Wee started dancing in 2000, when his wife decided they needed some social life. (He found Lindy Hop both exciting and enriching; while his wife found Korean drama.) Finding joy in connecting and creating, Hong Wee wants to make Lindy sociable and fun. Live music, casual drinks and good friends make for an awesome evening!
Born in India, raised in Jakarta, and now a student of swing in Singapore. To Akul, there aren't many things that beat the feeling of sinking into a 140 bpm swing tune. Akul has been helping to develop the Jakarta Swing scene, teaching classes and dancing up a storm whenever he visits his family there. When Akul is not dancing (which is most of the time) he is either at work or obsessing over some beautiful avocados.
Alex started dancing Lindy Hop in 2013 and immediately fell in love with this happy, infectious dance. To her, being being able to laugh, whilst connecting with her partner and the music are the best things about Lindy Hop. The most joyful dances involve those with a live band, where the band and the dancers create energy and give inspiration to each other. She believes the world will be happier if more people danced Lindy Hop and wishes for everyone to give it a go, even those who think they have two left feet!
THOW XIN QIANG
Xin Qiang signed up for Lindy Hop classes in University not knowing it would become one of his greatest passions. He continually works on improving his dancing and teaching skills and has recently started performing to share his love of Lindy Hop to everyone.
Deborah began dancing lindy hop and balboa 12 years ago, while living in the US. Despite moving countries four times and the occasional foray into other partnered dances, swing dancing is still her number one passion. She loves the energy, momentum, and fun that lindy hop embodies, and constantly seeks to share that joy.
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