WELCOME to Warrior Swing Dance Community where you can learn how to Swing Dance like Frankie and Norma! It is Fast Fun Easy! Join a progressive series of class & dance events-join a family of dancers. No partner required! We plan our events so everyone has a partner to dance with. Get happy with Lindy Hop, the vintage original social swing dance style from the 1930s and 40s. No previous dance experience is required for Beginner Dance Basics! So what is Lindy Hop? https://youtu.be/6fDIPCuGpjE
MARIE’S DECEMBER INTRO TO LINDY HOP WORKSHOP
Learn Single Time Lindy Hop For Swing Dance on Tuesday December 5, 2023 At 7:30 to 9:00pm
Lindy Hop is the vintage style of swing dance made famous by Frankie Manning and Norma Miller. Non-dancers, those with no previous dance experience and Beginners of all levels are welcome to attend this workshop. Marie`s workshops are fast, fun, and easy. She teaches simple steps, provides lots of review and best of all there is no pressure. At this workshop you will learn how to enjoy dancing to faster music, plus a variety of flashy fun moves including jazz steps for styling. Are you a fast learner, already know Single Time Lindy Hop? Take the challenge of learning the entire workshop in Triple Time! Early Bird cost for the December Workshop is $13/person or $20/couple if paid one week in advance, by November 28. Add on $5/person or $8/couple if you pay after the Early Bird deadline.
Watch Frankie Manning and his partner dance some original Lindy Hop Dance Moves that Frankie created at the Savoy Ballroom in New York back in the 40s.
Disclaimer: These instructors are not affiliated with Warrior Swing Dance Fellowship.
BC Health recommendations apply to all our Swing Dance Classes. Staff sanitize surfaces before and after classes. Hand sanitizing stations are provided. Disposable masks and gloves are optional. It will always be our intent to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Warrior Swing Dance Community provides classes, dances and DJ for your special event. Partial proceeds from our classes and events are donated to Surrey Metro Kids inner city charity.
Warrior Swing Dance Community owners are Marie and Peter Welton. Swing Dance Surrey started in 1998 with 4 ambitious Lindy Hop dancers under the name Crescent Beach Swing Kids. In 2000 the name changed to Sweet Swing BC and in 2008 it changed to Jump Joint Swing. In August 2019 it changed to Swing Dance Surrey. Post Covid in JULY 2021, we changed to Warrior Swing Dance Fellowship reflecting our commitment to Social Dance Wellness and August 2023 we changed our name to Warrior Swing Dance Community to show our commitment to grow our own local swing dance community.
What is Dance Wellness? It is the ability to move your body with physical strength agility and flexibility and with mental alertness being primarily motivated to dance by the joy of responding to the music with movement while enjoying the thrill of dancing in harmony with others. Every class starts with a dance warm-up. I am so excited for you to learn swing dance with us. You are a truly wonderful, amazing person.
SWING DANCE INSTRUCTORS
Head Instructor Marie Welton, pictured below with Frankie Manning, learned how to swing dance by watching the Frankie Manning Lindy Hop videos and by attending his in person workshops in Victoria and Seattle . Marie was one of a group of 4 swing dancers who won the trophy for the Semi Professional Group category in the 2002 Surrey Festival of Dance Competitions. Qualified advanced students receive training to provide assistance to the head instructor.
Special Guest Instructor & Award Winning Swing Dancer- Laz Savic
Laz has been a professional swing dancer since August 2016. He is focusing a lot of time now on music theory, dance education and Swing Dance Community building. He is know for his inspiring dance instruction and he expressed an interest in helping out at Warrior Swing Dance Fellowship.
Feb 2019 Marie’s Lindy Hop dances and lessons are in the “BEST” category. She is amazing. You will learn the basic 8 count swing-out (Real Lindy) in short order at the first event you attend & that is a rare find in this city. Marie is very friendly, competent and experienced. Her dedication to her students is extraordinary. Great place to learn & practice Lindy swing. FROM: Byron Starr, accomplished Fusion Dancer, Founder/Operator of the Sea To Sky Swing Dance Conventions + the Dance For Fun Club.
2020 I love music and love dancing. This dance class was in a relaxed atmosphere that learning was very much supported. You, all made the dance class fun and enjoyable, so as we all could learn the steps at each of our pace. You always gave encouragement and inspiration to be become better at the dance. Thank you for that! Had such a great time. A great class to learn how to swing dance. (: Cindy Vanderbyl