Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome To The New Huntsville Swing Dance Society Website!

Our mission is to preserve and promote the art form of social swing dancing. Whether you are a beginner or you have been dancing for years we have something for you!

Our new and improved website should streamline the process of finding the information you need quickly. If you are new and want to know where to take classes or if you have been dancing for awhile and you just want to know where the monthly dances are this is the right place for you!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

HSDS Presents: The Huntsville Regional Meet-Up & One Day Workshop With Scott & Kelly!

The Huntsville regional meet-up is back and here's all the info you need in one place so you don't have to search through Facebook threads!

Weekend Schedule

1pm-4pm: Advanced Lindy Hop Workshop: Partnered Rhythm & Timing Variations with Scott & Kelly!
7pm: Huntsville Regional Meet-Up begins with the official team sorting!
7pm-8pm: Teams have 1hour to create their 30 sec routines
8pm-12am: The triathalon begins
12am-?: Late night blues house party

1pm-5pm: Balboa house party


Advanced Lindy Hop Workshop
Madison Ballroom - 9076 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758

Huntsville Regional Meet-Up
The Flying Monkey Theatre (Lowe Mill) - 2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805

Blues House Party
The Wilkerson's House - Address will be provided at the dance that night

Balboa House Party
The Pangburn's Place - Address will be provided at the dance Saturday night

About The Events

The Advanced Lindy Hop Workshop

Partnered Rhythm & Timing Variations with Scott & Kelly!

Time: 1pm - 4pm Saturday Dec 12th
Location: Madison Ballroom
Cost: $30 (includes workshop and entrance into the regional meet-up)
Payment: To register, simply RSVP HERE on Facebook and then pay at the door when you arrive.
Description: For three hours on Saturday Scott & Kelly will be throwing down their own top secret tips, tricks and ideas for partnered timing and rhythm variations!  If you've ever watched advanced dancers look like they can read each others minds and complete crazy pattern changes while staying perfectly in sync and without breaking a sweat and wondered how they did that, THIS IS THE WORKSHOP FOR YOU!  Dancers do not need to attend the workshop with a parter, we will rotate around as normal.  Dancers taking this class should be very comfortable with all their standard Lindy Hop movements including: 8-count timing, 6-count timing, solid swing out technique, and solid lead/follow partnership technique.

The Huntsville Regional Meet-Up

Time: 7pm - 12am Saturday Dec 12th
Location: The Lowe Mill / Flying Monkey Theatre
Cost: $10 General / $7 Student
Description: The Huntsville regional meet-up is an annual event that gathers together all the surrounding swing communities in the southeast for one glorious end-of-the-year throw down, triathlon style!

Dancers compete in teams, and work together to win three challenges over the course of the evening.  The challenges are: The DJ Challenge,  The 30 Sec Routine Challenge, & The Social Dance Challenge!  The team who scores the highest in each challenge wins bragging rights for the rest of the year!  Oh and did we mention fun? Lots and lots of so much fun.

Details you say? Explain more you say? You got it!

How will the teams be decided?

I’m glad you asked. Everyone will be sorted into teams at 7 p.m. at the Flying Monkey Theater. Those who arrive after 7 p.m. will be sent to a team upon arrival.

How will the 30sec routine challenge work?

After being sorted into teams, each team will have ONE HOUR before the dance that night to put together a 30-second routine to a pre-selected song. Please note that all team members do not have to perform in the 30-second routine if they do not wish to, so if competing in that sense isn’t your thing, you won’t have to participate, but you are still able to help your team mates put something awesome together.

How will the DJ challenge work?

Each team will be assigned one of four regional DJs to compete for them. The four DJs will play one song each that they deem their winning song feeding off the DJ before them. Then the crowd will vote. Then in round two, three and four the same will happen. The DJ with the most votes in four rounds wins the challenge for their team!

How will the social dance challenge work?

For the final competition of the evening, we are bringing back HELLZAPOPPIN’ bingo. Team members must dance with and interact with members of other teams to find out answers to questions that will fill their HELLZAPOPPIN’ bingo card by scoring consecutive boxes in rows, columns or diagonal lines!

Is this a super serious competition?

While we call this a competition, it really is just a time to get together, have some fun and get to know some more people in the regional community. We think we have a pretty awesome community in the Southeast and we’re glad to share it with you all and provide a chance for everyone to hang out and get to know each other better!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

HSDS Presents: Howl At The Moondust!

What: Howl At The Moondust
When: 17 October 2015 7pm-11pm
Where: The Flying Monkey Theatre 
2211 Seminole Drive

It’s that spooky time of year again! Last year, we brought you Specters at the Speakeasy. This year Huntsville Swing Dance Society is proud to host “Howl at the Moondust” with Moondust Big Band Oct. 17.

"Moondust will preform a thrilling and suspenseful original old-time radio broadcast with musical interludes for swing music & dancing. This is a one-of-a-kind performance you don’t want to miss!"

The evening starts at 7 p.m. with a swing dance lesson. Then from 8-11 p.m. “Howl at the Moondust” takes center stage.

Bring a picnic, bring a friend, learn to dance or just listen to the radio performance and fantastic music. It’s an evening with something for everyone!

Tickets can be purchased at the door and it are $10 for general admission and $7 for students and active military.

Come in your halloween costume and participate in the costume contest!

As always, we’ll be having all this fun in the Flying Monkey Theater at Lowe Mill, 2211 Seminole Drive. See you there!