We are so excited to be hosting a Swing Workshop this weekend with the amazing Darren and Ethel!
BBDC is welcoming two super accomplished Professional Swing Dancers to teach us about their Ballroom style!
Darren Deicide is a dance instructor and musician that lives in the New York City metro area. Darren began dance tutelage at the esteemed Dance Manhattan under internationally renowned dance instructors, including original Lindy Hop architect, Norma Miller. Since then, his love affair has gone from a passing interest, to an obsession, and now being a dance instructor himself.
“I have always been an avid music lover. In particular, my passion for the rock n’ roll tradition, from blues to jazz to rockabilly, has been insatiable. Nothing gets me more excited than watching others catch the bug! I hope you feel my contagious enthusiasm for this dance. I am ready to spark a new scene. I hope to not only pass the traditions I have learned to others, but to take the living art form of swing into new, innovative directions.”
Ethel Lynn began her lindy hop adventures in October of 2012 where she learned the fundamentals of the dance in Boston, Massachusetts. Eventually the bug set in and her feet couldn’t stop as her love for the dance and music took hold. Since then she has continued to expand upon her lindy hop experiences by taking classes from world renouned instructors at Dance Manattan and Syncopated Swing. In addition to attending classes, workshops, exchanges, and competitions throughout the U.S., you can find Ethel at various social dances throughout NYC. While Ethel lives and loves the world of jazz, she is most interested in pushing the lindy hop scene forward into uncharted territory. Long live aerials!
This class is going to be a jam packed couple of hours of Lindy Hop and Swing fun! This is a beginner class, and it is not necessary to bring a partner.
Everyone is welcome, there is an event on Facebook if you want to share and invite friends to join!
To learn more about Darren and Ethel visit their website here!
We can’t wait to dance with you this weekend!!