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. Our goal is to nurture a kind, fun, welcoming, and skilled community of swing dancers.
NO PARTNER NEEDED!
We rotate, so you'll have plenty of people with whom to dance!
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 is joined by award-winning dancers Ron Campbell and Ted Stanley. Together they have over 60 years of teaching experience. Wow!
OUR CURRENT SERIES OF CLASSES (Through August 18th)
Thursday Night - Learn To Swing Dance
7pm - Level 1(A) Lindy Hop - FULL
8pm - Level 2(A) Lindy Hop
9pm - Level 3 Lindy Hop - CLOSED
Tuesday Night - Featured Classes
7pm - Int. Lindy Hop / The Track (Orange)
8pm - Dips & Tricks
9pm - The Master Track - FULL
WHAT IS A SERIES?
A Series is a 4-week period of time during which several Classes are offered.
WHAT IS A CLASS?
A Class consists of 4 one-hour Lessons (one each week during a Series) on a single topic.
Example: Our Beginner / Level 1 Lindy Hop Class at 7pm on Thursdays starting Jan 6.
WHAT IS 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 Class 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 get really good basics, so Levels 1A & 1B reinforce the same fundamentals in weeks 1 & 2. Then, in weeks 3 & 4, you learn completely new material. Our hope is that you'll eventually take Levels 1 and 2 twice, and it doesn't matter at all which one you start with.
MAY I TAKE MORE THAN ONE CLASS AT A TIME?
Yes! As a matter of fact you get BIG discount on additional classes 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?
Here is our Mask Etiquette for class: Bring a mask to all our classes and dances and keep it with you. Masks are optional, but before dancing with someone who chooses to wear a mask please put on yours.
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 60 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 *
August 25, September 1, 8, 15
7pm - Level 1(B) Lindy Hop
8pm - Level 2(B) Lindy Hop
9pm - Level 3 Lindy Hop
* FEATURED CLASSES *
August 23, 30, September 6, 13
7pm - Int. Lindy Hop / The Track (Silver)
8pm - Vintage Lindy Hop Sequences
9pm - Balboa
These classes 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.
VINTAGE LINDY HOP SEQUENCES
8pm - 9pm
This class is going to be A LOT of fun! In Vintage Lindy Hop Sequences, we will teach you several Lindy Hop dance sequences pulled directly from vintage movies of the swing era. (Groovy Movie, Hellzapoppin', Buck Privates, etc.) It's an engaging way to connect with part of the history of this dance while learning some slick moves and eye-catching styling technique. So, come and dance like a movie star - or at least like those crazy kids that danced around the movie stars. Register for The Track at 7pm on Tuesdays AND Vintage Lindy Hop Sequences at 8pm.
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 "satelite" 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 9pm on Tuesday nights.
FUN BALBOA CLIPS: A wonderful clip of some original Balboa dancers from the 1930s. WATCH HERE Our good friends, Chris & Beth, mix Balboa and Lindy Hop in this neat clip from 2013. WATCH HERE
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN! REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE
SAVE BIG WITH ADDITIONAL CLASSES
Additional Classes on your Series Pass are just $40 each! What A Deal!
HERE'S OUR EASY ON-LINE REGISTRATION
1) Select the Number of Classes you want included in your Series Pass.
(Note: Each Class comes with all 4 Lessons/Weeks in the Series.)
2) If you are registering more than one student, change the quantity below.
3) Select payment method from the buttons below.
Pass: No. Of Students:
* We welcome all students with proof of Full Vaccination.
* Masks may be required in accordance with our in-class Mask Etiquette.
* Prices are PER STUDENT ("2-Class Series Pass" means two Classes in the same Series for the same student.)
* Passes are for the SAME SERIES. ("2-Class Series Pass" means two Classes in the same 4-week Series.)
* You may NOT spread a Series Pass out over consecutive Series.
* Questions? Confused? call us (310) 943-9663 or EMAIL
(Series Passes are good for all 4 Lessons/weeks in the Classes you register for.) 1st Class = $75
Additional Classes = $40 Each
* Take advantage of Early Registration and save $5 on your Series Pass.
* Seniors and 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 active Series Pass save $5 on Drop In Lessons.
SIGNING UP FOR CLASSES:
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 requesting student name(s), class(es), and vaccination info.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: WANNA TAKE MORE THAN ONE CLASS IN A SERIES?
That's great! You save BIG on additional classes in the same series.
(Please note: These discounted classes 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.
2022 LINDY BY THE SEA SCHEDULE
4-WEEK SERIES START DATES:
TUESDAYS INTERMEDIATE CLASSES
February 1 - Concluded
March 1 - Concluded
March 29 - Concluded
April 26 - Concluded
May 24 - Concluded
June 28 - Concluded
July 26 - CURRENT SERIES
August 23 - NEXT SERIES
* No classes November 22 (Thanksgiving Week)
THURSDAYS BEGINNER CLASSES
February 3 - Concluded
March 3 - Concluded
March 31 - Concluded
April 28 - Concluded
May 26 - Concluded
June 30 - Concluded
July 28 - CURRENT SERIES
August 25 - NEXT SERIES