Dance Courses

It’s Lindy Live madness every Tuesday to Thursday here at Timbre Music Academy! Whether you are a noob with two left feet or an experienced dancer who has conquered the dance floors, you will find yourself having fun and a dance class to suit your needs.

Lindy & Balboa Classes

Lindy Hop

Swing out to the big band music of the 1930s and 40s Big Bands! Lindy Hop is the happy dance that gets you grooving and moving to the swing rhythm. Taught by our experienced teaching team headed by Sing Lim and Brian Ang, you don’t need experience or even a partner to join in the fun. Classes are run in four-week courses and there is a Swing Fling Social every Thursday from 9pm to 11pm where you can enjoy dancing with different partners each week! The dancers also enjoy dancing to the great live bands at Barber Shop every Wednesday where music and dance come together to create a unique and vibrant atmosphere.

Balboa

Balboa is a subset of the swing dances that evolved in the Balboa ballroom in California in the 1930s. Because the rooms were always so crowded, a very close-hold dance was developed. With small steps, smooth manoeuvring in confined spaces, Balboa has been hailed as the answer to fast swing music. It is also suited to be enjoyed at slower tempos. Balboa’s smooth and “cool” appearance makes it very popular.

Fees

$300 FOR 10 LESSONS (transferrable across levels and students)
$35 PER LESSON

All class payment will be in a form of a Dance Class Card. The card is $300 and includes 10 classes. Each class will be signed off only when you attend a class and each card is valid for three months and is not extendable. It is however, transferable. Classes can also be purchased individually for $35 per class.

 

WEDNESDAY
7PM – 8PM: LINDY 1 (BEGINNER)

[Friends With Benefits]

Enjoy 10% off Lindy 1 when you sign up with a partner! Limited slots available so sign up here today!

Lindy Hop has 3 basic patterns :

  • 8 count (the classic Lindy Hop move)
  • 6 count (aka East Coast Swing)
  • Charleston
  • Balboa, a closely related swing dance

In addition to the above partnerwork, each class includes some Authentic Jazz Steps as a warm up.

All classes are taught in 4-week courses, starting the first Wednesday of the month. Lindy 1 includes four different cycles (Lindy 1A, Lindy 1B, Lindy 1C and Lindy 1D) to cover the basic patterns.  The four cycles do not have to be taken in sequence. When all four cycles are completed you are invited to join Lindy 2.

Lindy 1 classes start on the following dates

  • Wednesday, 2 August 2017 (8 count)
  • Wednesday, 6 September 2017 (Balboa)
  • Wednesday, 4 October 2107 (6 count)
  • Wednesday, 1 November 2017 (Charleston)
  • Wednesday, 6 December 2017 (8 count)

THURSDAY
7PM – 8PM: LINDY 2 (INTERMEDIATE)

To join Lindy 2, you will need to have completed (or have working knowledge of) all the three basic Lindy patterns – 8 count, 6 count and Charleston.

Lindy 2 is taught in 4-week courses, starting first Thursday of the month. Each course has a topic that is explored. The aim of Lindy 2 is to :

  • Increase dance vocabulary of the dancers
  • Improve dance techniques
  • Inspire creativity
  • Understand connection between music and dance

Topics include “Speed Demons”, “Creative Directions” and “Moves and Patterns”.

Lindy 2 classes start on the following dates

  • Thursday, 3 August 2017
  • Thursday, 7 September 2017
  • Thursday, 5 October 2017
  • Thursday, 2 November 2017
  • Thursday, 7 December 2017

THURSDAY
8PM – 9PM: LINDY 3 (ADVANCE)

This is for intermediate Lindy Hop dancers who have been dancing and taking classes for more than 2 years. If you feel that you have captured all the Lindy 2 material and you have attended at least one Lindy Hop workshop with international teachers, then this class could be for you!

Working with more challenging material at a faster pace of teaching, these classes will be run in 4-week courses that will cover a range of topics to improve your level of social dancing and to develop your own individual strength as a dancer.

Lindy 3 classes start on the following dates

  • Thursday, 3 August 2017
  • Thursday, 7 September 2017
  • Thursday, 5 October 2017
  • Thursday, 2 November 2017
  • Thursday, 7 December 2017

WEDNESDAY
8PM – 9PM: BALBOA 2 (INTERMEDIATE)

Want to look cool on a 200bpm song? Balboa is your answer! Balboa 2 continues to explore the art of dance smoothness and footwork. Our Balboa instructors have been dancing Balboa since 2010. Having consolidated their material from various workshops all over the world, they are now ready to share this passion with you! Within these 4-week courses, you will learn the principal footwork, as well as variations that work with the music. You will learn the basics of what works and what doesn’t (accumulated over years of painful personal experience)!

Balboa Instructors: Tan Hong Wee & Deborah Koh

Balboa 2 classes start on the following dates

  • Wednesday, 2 August 2017 (8 count)
  • Wednesday, 6 September 2017 (Balboa)
  • Wednesday, 4 October 2107 (6 count)
  • Wednesday, 1 November 2017 (Charleston)
  • Wednesday, 6 December 2017 (8 count)

THURSDAY
9PM – 11PM

ADMISSION
$10 PER ENTRY | $80 PARTY PASS FOR 11 ENTRIES

Why do we learn to dance? So that we go dancing with our friends! The joy of social dance is hard to describe or pin down. It is the connection with another human being, it is the thrill of syncing your moves to a swing beat, it is the excitement of creating moves on the spot. Heck it is also the adrenaline that just keeps you going on the dance floor!

Join us every Thursday as lindy hoppers gather to meet, dance, practice and get together. Mostly we dance to music DJ’d by our experienced music enthusiasts who share their carefully collected playlists of dance tunes. But look out for special events where we will have live music with the most talented jazz musicians Singapore has to share!