Celebrating Frankie Manning Month

THREE NEW 8 WEEK JITTERBUG SWING SERIES
Start Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 in New Braunfels

No Partners and Experience Needed for the Beginners Series. Starts Tuesday May 3rd 2017 - New Braunfels. Welcome to our Swing Family at Swing Junction!

A date night of fun, worth investing in! 3 New Series
No experience or partner needed - Friendly and Fun!

SCHEDULE - PICK YOUR 8 WEEK SERIES:

Wednesday May 3rd Swing Junction in New Braunfels

  • 6:30 pm Intro to Jitterbug Swing (Beginner) 
  • 7:30 pm Swing Dancers Line Dance - Shim Sham and Boogie Woogie Steps for Lindy Hop (All Levels) See Video Below
  • 8:30 pm Frankie Manning's Lindy Chorus (Intermediate) See Video Below

  • "The reason we put the Shim Sham in the middle is that it is for all levels and even if you know the Shim Sham we will add Frankie's styling. Learn the Lindy Chorus and you will learn lots of great moves as this routine was choregraphed by Frankie himself!"   Rob and Diane


SWING JUNCTION - NEW LOCATION:

American Dance Co, to the right off Harbor Freight and Big Lots and Burkes Outlet Store
Courtyard Plaza, 167A I-35, New Braunfels, TX 78130

REGISTRATION:

PICK 1 OR 2 SWING SERIES (p/p)
NAME OF 2nd CLASS (p/p)

No partner needed. Cost $95 p/p with online or advanced registration. ($110 at the door) F/T Students and under 18 years $65

IT DOES MEAN A THING IF YOU DO HAVE THAT SWING. The Jitterbug has it all. It includes essential 6 and 8 count steps and the Charleston, which are your building blocks to create moves that are exciting and flashy as well as smooth and cool. Get energized by the 8 Week Progressive Series. It will open up your dancing to more freedom, creativity and improvisation. Class taught by Rob and Diane van Haaren. 

GREAT ATMOSPHERE - FUN AND FRIENDLY - NO PARTNER NEEDED

Take a single class for $15

REGISTRATION:

PICK 1 OR 2 SWING SERIES (p/p)
NAME OF 2nd CLASS (p/p)

Here is Frankie Manning doing the first part of his Lindy Chorus at age 84 at Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden. See  Rob and Diane dancing the Lindy Chorus here.

REGISTRATION:

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NAME OF 2nd CLASS (p/p)

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FRANKIE MANNING MONTH

We are celebrating Frankie Manning - Dancer, Innovator, Choreographer and Ambassador of the Lindy Hop.
A legend you could approach, who would open his arms every time you would see him. A person who would include you in his family and who always put his friends first. A humble man who could bring his amazing legendary dance stories alive, and made you sit on the edge of your seat as if you where there with him. 
You just wanted to be just like him!

 We had the pleasure of being in his presence many Swing weekends over more then 15 years, while teaching abroad. We love the many stories and all the hours we have spend in his presence dancing, performing and socializing together. It was the best party. Thank you Frankie for including us!
See the Video of Frankie doing the Lindy Performance Routine in Hellzapoppin in 1941 here, and watch the Shim Sham video from around the world for Frankies birthday!

Frankie Manning in the Movie Hellzapoppin' in 1941 

The SHIM SHAM - Global Birthday wish to Frankie of the The Swing Dancers Line Dance 

 

 

 

REGISTRTATION:

PICK 1 OR 2 SWING SERIES (p/p)
NAME OF 2nd CLASS (p/p)

Here is also an example of the Intermediate Class working on the Swing Out and the Charleston.

Description of Classes:

BEGINNING JITTERBUG SWING - INTRO 1
NO PARTNER OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

This Class is the entry level for the new Swing Dancer. It will cover 6 count basics, introduction to the 8 count basic, Turns, Kicks, Partner Charleston , Lead and Follow, and other basic vocabulary that will get you comfortable on the dance floor, with a partner. Teacher: Rob and Diane

It will cover: Basic in Close, Basic with turn, Tuck Turn, She Under Arm, He Cool Turn, She Turn to Close, 8 Count Basic footwork, Side to Side Charleston and more.

BEGINNING LINDY HOP - Level 2
Learn and perfect the 8 Count Swing Out and other 6 and 8 count jitterbug Swing Steps in this 8 Week Series. NO PARTNER NEEDED! Teachers Rob and Diane

INTERMEDIATE LINDY HOP - Level 3 
Learn and perfect the 8 Count Swing Out and other 8 Count Steps. You are ready to flip a coin when doing an underarm pass :-) and you are comfortable with your  6  count basics and you easily transition in between steps. You have done at least 4 months of Intro to Jitterbug 1 and 2 to be comfortable in this level. NO PARTNER NEEDED! Teachers Rob and Diane

ADVANCED LINDY HOP - Level 5 
You can spin, and balance a plate on your finger while moving your partner through some intricate moves, without loosing a connection. You get the point. ••• Let us know if you are considering taking this class. We want to get the level of the class at True Advanced. ••• We will limit this class to a maximum of 8 couples. It will not all be about moves, but surely moving forward with you dancing. Let's have some fun. We will give you personal attention and individual feedback.

 

EXPLORE YOUR POTENTIAL ...

 

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You deserve to have some fun! WEEKLY SWING DANCE LESSONS and CLUB NIGHTS at the new "Home of Happy Feet" in New Braunfels TX with your hosts Rob and Diane van Haaren. Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Jive, Rock and Roll, Swing Dancing, Boogie Woogie or whatever you call it, if you enjoy the music, learn to Swing Dance with us right here. Connect, Share and Swing Out! 

GREAT ATMOSPHERE - FUN AND FRIENDLY - NO PARTNER NEEDED

Teachers Rob and Diane 

This is what people say ...."I have to hand it to Rob and Diane van Haaren... they can get ANYBODY to swing dance and do it well in a short time. I've never seen anything like it. They're engaging, funny, inviting and make people want to dance AND keep coming back." Victor Celania

"Rob & Diane van Haaren are amazing instructors, new to our area after a long career teaching dance in the Bay Area and overseas. They are SO GOOD, especially with beginners. You'll be having so much fun, you won't even realize how quickly you've learned!" Kate Alexander

Join us for this beginning of a new adventure!
This is a perfect chance to start, a great place to begin. Jump right in and claim your spot!  


We have a passion for beginners! 
Rob and Diane  

DANCE CLOTHING -SHOES  Wear something easy and casual unless we have a special theme. Remember that you will get to dance with most everybody in the class as we rotate partners, so you will have been introduced to all already). We want you to feel welcomed and part of our Family!

REVIEWS

“What a great turn out! I really enjoyed myself, and learned a lot!” Lorri

“Wonderful venue and even better instructors!” Donna

SHARE IT - SWING IT - DIG IT

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YEAH MAN - Home of Happy Feet

Building Community, One Swing Out at a Time
Rob and Diane

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"I have to hand it to Rob and Diane van Haaren... they can get ANYBODY to swing dance and do it well in a short time. I've never seen anything like it. They're engaging, funny, inviting and make people want to dance AND keep coming back." Victor Celania

"Rob & Diane van Haaren are amazing instructors, new to our area after a long career teaching dance in the Bay Area and overseas. They are SO GOOD, especially with beginners. You'll be having so much fun, you won't even realize how quickly you've learned!" Katie Alexander

NO PARTNER NEEDED!

Come join the fun!