All classes and evening dances are at Lake Merritt Dance in Oakland. Late night dances are at the Just Dance Ballroom in Oakland. Grab the Program Handout PDF.  
 
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10:30 am
11:00 am
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2:30 am
3:00 am
FRIDAY 2/23
FRIDAY 2/23
DJ music
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dance

Orientation
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Talk

DJ music
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 - 11:50pm
Live music: Candy Jacket Jazz Band
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 9:00 pm - 11:50 pm
Dance

Live music with the Candy Jacket Jazz Band

Late Night Dance
12:15 - 3am
DJ music and competitions
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 12:15 am - 3:00 am
Dance

DJ music and competitions

SATURDAY 2/24
SATURDAY 2/24
History Focused Dance Classes & Lecture
10:30am - 12noon
( all levels, open to all tracks )
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Classes
Talk

( all levels, open to all tracks )
featuring the Queen of Swing Norma Miller, Chazz Young, Chester Whitmore, Adam Brozowski, Manu Smith, and Adam Lee

Consent Discussion: Bystander Intervention
12noon - 1pm
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Talk

Bystander Intervention with Nicole Zuckerman
We all want to make our dance community a safer place. The biggest barrier to this is often our own fear about misreading a situation, or meddling where we're not wanted.
Is this situation serious enough to warrant intervention? Am I the right person to do it? Is it any of my business?
In this workshop, we'll dig into how to decide whether to intervene, and what are some of the best ways to approach a situation. We'll also spend some time workshopping interventions, to get practice with these skills so we don't go into shock when we see them in real life!

Track Level Check Classes
1:00 - 2pm
( all tracks except Newcomers Special )
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Classes

( all tracks except Newcomers Special )

Track Classes
2:15 - 5:45pm
( all tracks except Newcomers Special )
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 2:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Classes

( all tracks except Newcomers Special )
with Laura Keat & Mikey Pedroza, Anaïs Sékiné & Aleix Prat, Irina Amzashvili & Todd Yannacone

Open Practice
4:45 - 5:45pm
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Practice

Open to all tracks which do not have classes at this time

Newcomers Special Track Classes
5:45 - 7:45pm
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Classes

with Amanda Collins & Adam Brozowski

VIP Panel
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Talk

featuring Norma Miller, Chazz Young, and Chester Whitmore, introduced by Adam Brozowski

VIP meet & greet
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Talk

featuring the Queen of Swing Norma Miller, Chazz Young, and Chester Whitmore

DJ music
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 - 11:50pm
Live music: Candy Jacket Jazz Band
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 9:00 pm - 11:50 pm
Dance

Live music with the Candy Jacket Jazz Band

Late Night Dance
12:15 - 3am
DJ music and competitions
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 12:15 am - 3:00 am
Dance

DJ music and competitions

SUNDAY 2/25
SUNDAY 2/25
History Focused Dance Classes & Lecture
10:30am - 12noon
( all levels, open to all tracks )
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Classes
Talk

( all levels, open to all tracks )
featuring the Queen of Swing Norma Miller, Chazz Young, Chester Whitmore, Adam Brozowski, Manu Smith, and Adam Lee

Chester's Chat
12noon - 1pm
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Talk

featuring Chester Whitmore in conversation with Stuart Collins

Track Classes
1:00 - 5:45pm
( all tracks except Newcomers Special )
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 1:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Classes

( all tracks except Newcomers Special )
with Laura Keat & Mikey Pedroza, Anaïs Sékiné & Aleix Prat, Irina Amzashvili & Todd Yannacone

Open Practice
4:45 - 5:45pm
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Practice

Open to all tracks which do not have classes at this time

Newcomers Special Track Classes
5:45 - 7:45pm
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Classes

with Amanda Collins & Adam Brozowski

DJ music
8:00 - 9pm
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 - 11:50pm
Live music: Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 9:00 pm - 11:50 pm
Dance

Live music with Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band

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Dances
Classes
Talks
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm
9:30 pm
10:00 pm
10:30 pm
11:00 pm
11:30 pm
12:00 am
12:30 am
1:00 am
1:30 am
2:00 am
2:30 am
3:00 am
FRIDAY 2/23
FRIDAY 2/23
DJ music
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dance

Orientation
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Talk

DJ music
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 - 11:50pm
Live music: Candy Jacket Jazz Band
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 9:00 pm - 11:50 pm
Dance

Live music with the Candy Jacket Jazz Band

Late Night Dance
12:15 - 3am
DJ music and competitions
Time:
FRIDAY 2/23 12:15 am - 3:00 am
Dance

DJ music and competitions

SATURDAY 2/24
SATURDAY 2/24
VIP Panel
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Talk

featuring Norma Miller, Chazz Young, and Chester Whitmore, introduced by Adam Brozowski

VIP meet & greet
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Talk

featuring the Queen of Swing Norma Miller, Chazz Young, and Chester Whitmore

DJ music
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 - 11:50pm
Live music: Candy Jacket Jazz Band
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 9:00 pm - 11:50 pm
Dance

Live music with the Candy Jacket Jazz Band

Late Night Dance
12:15 - 3am
DJ music and competitions
Time:
SATURDAY 2/24 12:15 am - 3:00 am
Dance

DJ music and competitions

SUNDAY 2/25
SUNDAY 2/25
DJ music
8:00 - 9pm
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dance

Evening Dance
9:00 - 11:50pm
Live music: Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
Time:
SUNDAY 2/25 9:00 pm - 11:50 pm
Dance

Live music with Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band

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  • NSNewcomers Special
  • WDWeekly Dancer
  • STSometimes Traveler
  • ST+Sometimes Traveler Plus
  • FTFrequent Traveler
  • SLScene Leader
  •  History Focused Classes
  •  Open Practice
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
GRAND BALLROOM
GRAND BALLROOM
Option 1: Norma's Trickeration
10:30am - 12noon
Norma and Adam B.
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Class

Norma and Adam Brozowski teach The Trickeration! Learn with the Queen of Swing herself! The Trickeration is a jazz dance routine choreographed by the legendary dancer Norma Miller. It is a special routine full of rhythmically challenging choreography, and an important piece of jazz dance heritage. Originally Norma lifted the routine from Chorus Girls at New York's Apollo Theatre and would later use it as the audition material for her dance company. This is a fast paced class and a rhythmic routine, be ready to work!

ST+ Level Check
1:00 - 2pm
Laura and Mikey
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Class

Level Check class with Laura and Mikey

SL Track
2:15 - 3:15pm
Laura and Mikey
Time:
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Class

with Laura and Mikey

ST+ Track
3:30 - 4:30pm
Irina and Todd
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Class

with Irina and Todd

ST+ Track
4:45 - 5:45pm
Anaïs and Aleix
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Class

with Anaïs and Aleix

DANCE LOUNGE
DANCE LOUNGE
Option 2: Chester's Performance Routine (part 1)
10:30am - 12noon
Chester
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Class

Chester Whitmore teaches Choreo! Chester is a world class choreographer and will be teaching a routine over both days. Feel free to take both classes or only one. His classes are fast paced and extremely rewarding for those who can stick with the volume of choreo taught. There will be an opportunity to perform the routine on Sunday evening. This class needs the students to already be familiar with Lindy Hop. You can attend part 1 or part 2 of this routine, or both.

Consent Discussion: Bystander Intervention
12noon - 1pm
Nicole Zuckerman
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Talk

Bystander Intervention with Nicole Zuckerman
We all want to make our dance community a safer place. The biggest barrier to this is often our own fear about misreading a situation, or meddling where we're not wanted.
Is this situation serious enough to warrant intervention? Am I the right person to do it? Is it any of my business?
In this workshop, we'll dig into how to decide whether to intervene, and what are some of the best ways to approach a situation. We'll also spend some time workshopping interventions, to get practice with these skills so we don't go into shock when we see them in real life!

ST Level Check
1:00 - 2pm
Anaïs and Aleix
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Class

Level Check class with Anaïs and Aleix

ST Track
2:15 - 3:15pm
Anaïs and Aleix
Time:
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Class

with Anaïs and Aleix

ST Track
3:30 - 4:30pm
Laura and Mikey
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Class

with Laura and Mikey

FT Track
4:45 - 5:45pm
Laura and Mikey
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Class

with Laura and Mikey

HALL 1
HALL 1
Option 3: Manu's Jazz: "This Is A Trankey Doo" (part 1)
10:30am - 12noon
Manu
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Class

"This Is A Trankey Doo" with Manu Smith This is not the version done by Al Minns and Leon James in "The Spirit Moves". This version is a bit longer and Manu learned it back in 2001 at The Dallas Body Shop. It starts the same but then gets insane. You can attend part 1 or part 2 of this routine, or both.

FT Level Check
1:00 - 2pm
Irina and Todd
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Class

Level Check class with Irina and Todd

FT Track
2:15 - 3:15pm
Irina and Todd
Time:
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Class

with Irina and Todd

WD Track
3:30 - 4:30pm
Anaïs and Aleix
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Class

with Anaïs and Aleix

Open Practice
4:45 - 5:45pm
Irina and Todd
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Practice

with Irina and Todd

Newcomers Special Track
5:45 - 7:45pm
Amanda and Adam B.
Time:
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Class

with Amanda and Adam B.

MPR
MPR
Option 4: Jazz History Lecture: The Savoy Bands
10:30am - 12noon
Adam L.
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Class
Talk

Adam Lee is dancer, musician and fantastic band leader for the LA Swing Barons. Each day will have a different talk about swing music. The Savoy Bands with Adam Lee This is a chronological survey of the house bands that operated at the Savoy Ballroom in New York City from 1926 to 1958. This is a nice look at how the sound evolved at the iconic ballroom over the three decades the ballroom operated.

WD Level Check
1:00 - 2pm
M and V
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Class

Level Check class with M and V

WD Track
2:15 - 3:15pm
M and V
Time:
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Class

with M and V

SL Track
3:30 - 4:30pm
M and V
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Class

with M and V

SL Track
4:45 - 5:45pm
M and V
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Class

with M and V

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  • NSNewcomers Special
  • WDWeekly Dancer
  • STSometimes Traveler
  • ST+Sometimes Traveler Plus
  • FTFrequent Traveler
  • SLScene Leader
  •  History Focused Classes
  •  Open Practice
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
GRAND BALLROOM
GRAND BALLROOM
Option 1: Solo Chazz
10:30am - 12noon
Chazz and Adam B.
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Class

Chazz and Adam Brozowski teach Solo Jazz! Chazz is the ultimate cool cat and his solo jazz is the smoothest. Work on skills with Adam and Chazz to make the moves that you already know the jazziest.

ST+ Track
1:00 - 2pm
M and V
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Class

with M and V

SL Track
2:15 - 3:15pm
Anaïs and Aleix
Time:
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Class

with Anaïs and Aleix

ST+ Track
3:30 - 4:30pm
Laura and Mikey
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Class

with Laura and Mikey

ST+ Track
4:45 - 5:45pm
Anaïs and Aleix
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Class

with Anaïs and Aleix

DANCE LOUNGE
DANCE LOUNGE
Option 2: Chester's Performance Routine (part 2)
10:30am - 12noon
Chester
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Class

Chester Whitmore teaches Choreo! Chester is a world class choreographer and will be teaching a routine over both days. Feel free to take both classes or only one. His classes are fast paced and extremely rewarding for those who can stick with the volume of choreo taught. There will be an opportunity to perform the routine on Sunday evening. This class needs the students to already be familiar with Lindy Hop. You can attend part 1 or part 2 of this routine, or both.

Chester's Chat
12noon - 1pm
with Stuart Collins
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Talk

featuring Chester Whitmore in conversation with Stuart Collins

ST Track
1:00 - 2pm
Laura and Mikey
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Class

with Laura and Mikey

ST Track
2:15 - 3:15pm
Irina and Todd
Time:
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Class

with Irina and Todd

ST Track
3:30 - 4:30pm
M and V
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Class

with M and V

FT Track
4:45 - 5:45pm
M and V
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Class

with M and V

HALL 1
HALL 1
Option 3: Manu's Jazz: "This Is A Trankey Doo" (part 2)
10:30am - 12noon
Manu
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Class

"This Is A Trankey Doo" with Manu Smith This is not the version done by Al Minns and Leon James in "The Spirit Moves". This version is a bit longer and Manu learned it back in 2001 at The Dallas Body Shop. It starts the same but then gets insane. You can attend part 1 or part 2 of this routine, or both.

FT Track
1:00 - 2pm
Anaïs and Aleix
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Class

with Anaïs and Aleix

FT Track
2:15 - 3:15pm
M and V
Time:
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Class

with M and V

WD Track
3:30 - 4:30pm
Anaïs and Aleix
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Class

with Anaïs and Aleix

Open Practice
4:45 - 5:45pm
Laura and Mikey
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Practice

with Laura and Mikey

Newcomers Special Track
5:45 - 7:45pm
Amanda and Adam B.
Time:
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Class

with Amanda and Adam B.

MPR
MPR
Option 4: Jazz History Lecture: Musical Elements of Different Forms of Jazz
10:30am - 12noon
Adam L.
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Class
Talk

Adam Lee is dancer, musician and fantastic band leader for the LA Swing Barons. Each day will have a different talk about swing music. Musical Elements of Different Forms of Jazz with Adam Lee This is a discussion of the musical elements that define and characterize different forms of jazz music, the development of those styles, and key figures in the styles. The class will be focused on early jazz as commonly interacted with in swing dance communities.

WD Track
1:00 - 2pm
Irina and Todd
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Class

with Irina and Todd

WD Track
2:15 - 3:15pm
Laura and Mikey
Time:
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Class

with Laura and Mikey

SL Track
3:30 - 4:30pm
Irina and Todd
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Class

with Irina and Todd

SL Track
4:45 - 5:45pm
Irina and Todd
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Class

with Irina and Todd

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FULL WEEKEND

All non-newcomer track groups are folded into a single pool for registration called Full Weekend. Once registered, you have to fill out our Level Check Questionnaire.

Track group descriptions are available here.

NEWCOMERS SPECIAL

This track is for you if…

You are fairly new to Lindy Hop, or have only taken a handful of classes. This is your first Lindy Hop workshop weekend. You’re looking to learn a lot and have a lot of fun. This track will provide just the right amount of classes.

It is a more affordable track perfect for new dancers. The track will be taught by instructors Adam Brozowski & Joshua Mclean.

PARTNERED SWING DANCING ROLES

Partnered swing dancing is a role-based dance. There is a leader and there is a follower. Both partners contribute equally to the dance, but in different ways. The leader is the one usually initiating movement and thinking about the dance in terms of shapes. The follower interprets the lead and moves accordingly, adding their own contributions to the dance. The dancers send each other cues about their movements and intentions through their connection as well as visually. The dance becomes an unspoken conversation between the dancers.