Arts, Dining & Entertainment
September 23, 2015

Swing dancing classes offered in Brandon for children and adults

BRANDON—Learn to swing dance this October at Brandon Music (in association with the Compass Music and Arts Center). Local instructor David Allan will teach three classes: a beginner class for kids, plus adult beginner and intermediate level courses.

The classes will be on Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. The kids’ class runs from 5 to 6 p.m. and is for children aged 8-12. The adult beginner class follows from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., with the intermediate class from 8 to 9 p.m. From 7:15 to 8 p.m., there will be a practice session for adults to get a little extra help and practice with one another.

Allan teaches the proper posturing and connections and six to 12 basic six-count swing patterns in both the adult and kids’ beginner classes. The intermediate class will learn Charleston eight-count moves and how to combine East Coast Swing with Lindy Hop. The prerequisite for intermediate class participants is 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 eight years in communities and colleges throughout the Champlain Valley.

The fee is $25 for the kids’ full four-class series; $45 for one adult series, $70 per couple per class, or $70 for an individual to take both adult classes. Register by Sept. 30. Contact 802-247-4295 or

Brandon Music is a sister venue to the Compass Music and Arts Center and is located across from the Neshobe Golf Course at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon. For more info, visit

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