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March 29, 2017

Pro instructor offers series of swing dance lessons

Pro instructor offers series of swing dance lessons

Wednesday, April 5—BRANDON—Take swing dance lessons with instructor and Dancing with the Rutland Stars instructor David Allan. Allan will teach beginner and intermediate level courses at Brandon Music, in association with the Compass Music and Arts Center. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26. The beginner class runs 6:30-7:30 p.m., with the intermediate class following, 8-9 p.m.
The beginner class is for those who have not taken a class before and for those who have taken the beginner class and wish to refresh or continue to master the basics before progressing to the intermediate class. Allan will review proper posturing and lead and follow connections and teach several six-count moves.
In the intermediate class, participants will progress to more advanced six-count moves, plus some Lindy Hop and other eight-count moves. Intermediate class participants will need to have taken the beginner class or have equivalent experience.
David Allan learned to swing dance from the top dance instructors in the country while living in San Francisco in the 1990s. He runs Green Mountain Stomp Swing Dancing, teaching and organizing swing dances, and has taught for nine years in communities and colleges throughout the Champlain Valley.
Bringing a partner is recommended. Costs are $45 for a four-week series; $75 per couple, per series. Pre-registration is requested, not required, call 247-4295. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road.

Photo courtesy of CMAC
Swing dance instructor David Allan demonstrates a dance during a previous lesson at Compass Music and Arts Center.

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