From your first tentative dance steps to your latest turn on the floor, we strive to make your dance experience with our club fun and inspiring every time.

The Red Aces teach beginner and intermediate courses in dances from the Big Band Era, such as Lindy Hop and Charleston. See the schedule below for upcoming lesson series! Please note: Beginner and Intermediate lessons run concurrantly in separate rooms. When you come to The Scott Block, we’ll get you registered and directed to the right room for you.

Current & Upcoming Lesson Series

Lindy Poppin' Workshop

April 4, 10am - Apr 4 | Scott Block Theater

Times: Intermediate 10am-5pm, Beginner 1pm-4pm

Instructors: Paige & Arta (Edmonton), Allison & Sheldon (Lethbridge)

 

 

 

$20 Beginner, $40 Intermediate

Beginner Lessons (series C)

Feb 26, 2020 - Apr 1 | Scott Block Theatre

Time: 7:30 – 8:30

Learn to swing dance! This course covers the 6-count basic, the 8-count basic, and some moves in each to develop a handy repertoire for the social dance floor.

Teachers: Andrew & Marsha

$40 / person

Intermediate Lessons - Lindy Hop

Feb 26, 2020 - Apr 1 | Scott Block Theatre

Time: 7:30 – 8:30

We’ll be focusing on the core Lindy Hop move: the swingout! Learn or improve your technique and build your repertoire of moves to go with it.

Teachers: Natalie & Wendy

$40 / person

Charleston Lessons (Beginner)

Mar 4, 2020 - Apr 1 | Scott Block Theatre

Time: 6:45 – 7:30

Learn the Charleston basic and some fun moves to go with it!

Teachers: Natalie & Andrew

$25 / person

Dance Types

What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy Hop evolved in the 1920s and 1930s in the dance halls of Harlem. Dancers created it on the fly in response to the new, changing music that was jazz. Often associated with the Big Band Era – think of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald – it’s needs music that really swings.

Rather than following set movement patterns, Lindy Hop is built around a simple framework: the Swing Out. Learning the Swing Out – a single 8-count pattern – opens the door to countless moves and allows you to play and innovate as you build on your foundation. While you can learn the Swing Out in an afternoon, its simplicity and style is something that rewards the practice and study of years.