LINDY BY THE SEA
Opening our doors in 1998, "Lindy By The Sea" boasts the biggest and longest running Swing Dance and Lindy Hop program in Los Angeles. For the past 25 years, our goal has been to nurture a kind, fun, welcoming, and skilled community of swing dancers.
NO PARTNER NEEDED!
We rotate, so you'll have plenty of people to dance with!
WHO TAKES YOUR CLASSES?
Well, it seems like just about everyone. We have all ages (though mostly adults) and all backgrounds. Everyone seems to come for the same reasons... to have fun, to learn something new, to meet new people, to get exercise, and to forget their troubles.
YOUR DANCE TEACHERS
World-renowned instructor, dancer, performer, and Lindy By The Sea founder Rusty Frank.
Award-winning dancer, instructor, performer, and Lindy By The Sea co-owner Ron Campbell.
Award-winning dancer and instructor Ted Stanley. Together they have over 55 years of teaching experience. Wow!
OUR CURRENT SERIES OF COURSES (Through March 23rd)
Thursday Night - Learn To Swing Dance
7pm - Level 1(B) Lindy Hop
8pm - Level 2(B) Lindy Hop
9pm - Level 3 Lindy Hop
Tuesday Night - Featured Courses
7pm - Intermediate Lindy Hop / The Track (Silver)
8pm - Even More Collegiate Shag
9pm - Lindy By The Sea: 1998
WHAT IS A SERIES?
A Series is a 4-week period of time during which several Courses are offered.
WHAT IS A COURSE?
A Course consists of 4 one-hour Lessons/Classes (one each week during a Series) on a single topic.
Example: Our Beginner / Level 1 Lindy Hop Course at 7pm on Thursdays starting Jan 6.
WHAT COURSES ARE OFFERED IN THE NEXT SERIES?
Click on the green "Next Series" button above to see what we have in store.
WHAT DO WE TEACH?
We have a wonderful curriculum that will take you from an absolute beginner on up to a seasoned swing dancer. Read all about it HERE .
I'M NEW TO SWING DANCING. WHERE DO I START?
You should start with our Level 1 Course at 7pm on Thursday nights. Check our "Start Dates" (using the TAB above) to see when the next Series starts.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEN LEVEL 1 A & B? DOES IT MATTER WHICH ONE I START ON?
We want our students to develop really solid basics, so our Level 1 and Level 2 Courses are designed to span 2 Series (an "A" and "B" Series.) These "A" and "B" Series reinforce the same fundamentals in weeks 1 & 2 and provide completely new material in weeks 3 & 4. It doesn't matter which Series ("A" or "B") you start your Level 1 and Level 2 learning with.
MAY I TAKE MORE THAN ONE COURSE AT A TIME?
Yes! As a matter of fact you get BIG discount on additional Courses taken in the same Series. Most people, who are absolute beginners, just start with Level 1. Then the next series they repeat Level 1 and add on Level 2.
CAN I JUST DROP IN?
Yes, you can definitely drop in. The price is $20 for a single one-hour lesson. But we do ask that you don't drop in for the 3rd or 4th weeks in a beginner class (Levels 1, 2 & 3).
DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK? Our Mask Etiquette: Bring a mask to all of our classes and dances and keep it with you. Before dancing with someone who chooses to wear a mask, please put yours on... Our motto: "Don't ask! Wear your mask!"
GROUP DANCE CLASSES
Lindy By The Sea group classes include: East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop, as well as featured classes in Balboa, Collegiate Shag, 1920s Charleston, Performance, and more. Our three instructors have over 55 years of combined teaching experience. Our classes all follow a well-thought out curriculum, and are extremely upbeat and fun.
OUR NEXT SERIES
* LEARN TO SWING DANCE *
March 30, April 6, 13, 20
7pm - Level 1(A) Lindy Hop
8pm - Level 2(A) Lindy Hop
9pm - Level 3 Lindy Hop
* FEATURED COURSES *
March 28, April 4, 11, 18
7pm - Int. Lindy Hop / The Track (Red)
8pm - Balboa (All Levels)
9pm - Swingout Variations
These courses are selected by our Intermediate students and change each series. You don't want to miss them! You never know when they'll come back around.
8pm - 9pm
* Open To ALL LEVELS *
The Balboa (or just "Bal" to many who know it) is a swing dance that originated right here in Southern California on Balboa Island in the 1920s. As a "satellite" dance to the Lindy Hop, Balboa was immensely popular in the decades that followed and is still a favorite of many swing dancers today all over the world. Whether for dancing to faster tempos or just spicing up your Lindy Hop, Balboa is a wonderful and FUN addition to your dancer's play-book. So, come on down or stick around for Balboa at 8pm on Tuesday nights.
FUN BALBOA CLIPS:
A wonderful Balboa Showcase from Rock That Swing Festival in 2017.
Our friends, Chris & Beth, mix Balboa and Lindy Hop in this neat clip from 2013.
The Swingout is the backbone of the Lindy Hop and there are literally hundreds of Swingout variations you can learn. By request, we will be teaching you several of our favorites (most of which didn't make it into The Track) in this super-fun class. So, stick around and finish out your night of classes with Swingout Variations at 9pm on Tuesdays.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN! REGISTER FOR COURSES HERE
REGISTER NOW AND SAVE $5 WITH OUR EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT! (Available Through March 26th)
SAVE BIG WITH ADDITIONAL COURSES
Additional Courses on your Series Pass are just $44 each! What A Deal!
Here's Our Easy On-line Registration
1) Select the Type of Series Pass you want from the drop down.
(Note: Each Course comes with all 4 Lessons/Classes in the Series.)
2) Tell us if the student is going through class as a Lead or Follow.
3) Enter Student Name & Email address for Registration Confirmation.
4) Let us know what Course(s) this student will be taking.
5) Click "Add To Cart"
* Masks may be required in accordance with our in-class Mask Etiquette.
* Prices are PER STUDENT ("2-Course Series Pass" means two Courses in the same Series for the same student.)
* Passes are for the SAME SERIES. ("2-Course Series Pass" means two Courses in the same 4-week Series.)
* You may NOT spread a Series Pass out over consecutive Series.
* Questions? Need Help? Call us (310) 943-9663 or EMAIL
(Series Passes are good for all 4 Lessons/Classes in the Course(s) you register for.) 1st Course = $79
Additional Courses = $44 Each
* Take advantage of Early Registration and save $5 on your Series Pass.
* Seniors and Full-Time Students receive a 10% Discount on all Series Passes. Please Note: Prices are per/series per/person
SINGLE / DROP IN LESSONS:
(Single / Drop In Lessons are only available at the door.) Drop In Lesson = $20
* Students with an current Series Pass save $5 on Drop In Lessons.
SIGNING UP FOR COURSES:
Click the green "Register Now" TAB above to sign up.
Accepted payment types: Credit Card, Venmo, or Paypal Account.
* You will receive a Registration Confirmation Email within 24 hours of registering.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: WANNA TAKE MORE THAN ONE COURSE IN A SERIES?
That's great! You save BIG on additional courses in the same series.
(Please note: These discounted courses cannot be spread out over consecutive series.)
Series Pass sales are final and non-refundable. Series Passes are transferable and good until activated. Once activated, they are only good for the student and 4-week series recorded on the card. Make-Up Lessons will be honored (space permitting) if you need to miss a lesson. Please schedule Make-Up Lessons with us in advance to avoid showing up to a full class. Make-Up Lessons have no monetary value and can not be refunded nor used to register for a new Series Pass. All students are required to sign our annual Release and Waiver of Liability in order to participate.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Lindy By The Sea classes are held at the historic Rebekah Lodge in El Segundo, California. This women's club dates back to 1917! We have a beautiful wooden floor and a wonderfully cozy atmosphere to keep our classes fun and friendly.
Lindy By The Sea
406 E. Grand Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245.
2023 LINDY BY THE SEA SCHEDULE
4-WEEK SERIES START DATES:
TUESDAYS INTERMEDIATE COURSES
January 3 - Concluded
January 31 - Concluded
February 28 - CURRENT SERIES
March 28 - NEXT SERIES
June 20 *
November 14 **
* No classes July 4 (Independence Day Week)
** No classes November 21 (Thanksgiving Week)
THURSDAYS BEGINNER COURSES
January 5 - Concluded
February 2 - Concluded
March 2 - CURRENT SERIES
March 30 - NEXT SERIES
June 22 *
November 16 **
* No classes July 6 (Independence Day Week)
** No classes November 23 (Thanksgiving Week)