INTRODUCTION TO TANGO

This six week program is a unique opportunity to explore the dance, music and culture of Argentine tango in an intimate and inclusive setting! Each 60 min class will focus on the basics of tango - the embrace, walk & core steps, plus an overview of the music, history and the traditions of this unique dance. These introductory classes are designed to get you out and dancing in the vibrant Seattle tango scene & will culminate with a field trip to a local tango event. 
 

This session is ideal for absolute beginners, students who haven't danced in a while, or experienced tanguer@s seeking to pick up a new role. You'll also develop the skills to join Jenni's popular weekly Tango Fundamentals classes, where you can continue your Tango studies with the awesome Lowdown community!

 

Pricing is $150/individual student or $275 for a lead/follow couple. Classes are capped at just 10 students to ensure individual attention and will be role balanced - sign up early to reserve your place!

LAST SESSION:

MONDAYS   JUNE 06 - 29, 2022

4-week session: $80 + tax

7:30 - 8:30 PM

BEGINNING SWING

8:30 - 9:30 PM

SOLO JAZZ / CHARLESTON

INT / ADV SWING

9:30 - 10:30 PM 

BEGINNER CLASS

Pre-register only

(6-weeks $150 Solo / $275 Couple) + tax

Jun 29 - Aug 03

PRIVATE LESSONS

Bailey is available for private lessons at $75/hr. Email Bailey via the button below to schedule your lesson!

SCHEDULE A LESSON

BAILEY MCCULLY, SWING INSTRUCTOR

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Bailey has taught and performed across North America and Europe, and is currently based out of Seattle, WA. Her classes are fun, energetic, and student centered. Just as jazz music lets you hear the personality of the musician, Bailey believes that jazz dancing should reflect the personality of the dancer. Dancing with a partner or dancing solo, Bailey exudes the joy of jazz with every step.


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Classes run for two month blocks on Thursday nights, and include a social dance on the last Thursday of every month!
 

Class Schedule:
6 - 7 PM: Solo Jazz (All Levels)
7 - 8 PM: Beginning Swing Dance
8 - 9 PM: Intermediate/Advanced Swing Dance

Classes are $180 for the whole session, $25 for a drop in class, and scholarships are available for folks who need financial assistance. Email baileymccully@gmail.com to inquire about scholarship information.

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Come enjoy some fun classes at the Lowdown Ballroom with our in-house Swing Instructor, Bailey McCully!

GROUP CLASS SCHEDULE
Thursdays, 7 - 8 PM:   Beginning Swing (Lindy Hop)

Thursdays, 8 - 9 PM:   Intermediate / Advanced Swing (Lindy Hop)

Thursdays, 9 - 10 PM: Solo Jazz / Charleston - ALL LEVELS!

SWING DANCE PARTY

Thursday, 02/24, 7:15 - 10:00 PM:   Last Thursdays at the Lowdown

PRIVATE LESSONS

Take your learning to the next level with private lessons.

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WEEKLY CLASSES

THURSDAYS, APR 07 - MAY 26, 2022

Our regular Thursday night swing dance classes are on hold until February 2022 while Bailey is away for travel! The good news is that she's still available for private lessons in person thru Dec. 19th, and online! 

**We are not accepting cash payments, please bring a card or pre-register.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

GROUP CLASS SCHEDULE

Wednesdays, 6 - 7 PM:   Introduction to Argentine Tango

Wednesdays, 7 - 8 PM:   Tango Technique
Wednesdays, 8 - 9:30 PM:   Tango Fundamentals

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Email your vaccine card before class, or display upon arrival. 

Proof of vaccination including booster & masks are required.

SALONS AT THE LOWDOWN

SUNDAY, AUG 14 | 4 PM - 7 PM

Inspired by Italian salons of the 16th century, Salons at the Lowdown provide a forum for musicians and performers to share their work in a relaxed and supportive environment. All skill levels, genres, and performance mediums are welcome. Whether you're a seasoned musician or new to performing, Salons at the Lowdown are a great opportunity to share your work and connect with like-minded members of our local arts community.

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Salons are held quarterly, and run by the amazing artist and emcee extraordinaire, Maggie Flickinger! Find out about this, and future salons, by following our Facebook Group for news and updates! 

INTERESTED IN PERFORMING AT THE NEXT SALON?

We'd love to have you! Follow our Facebook Group for news and updates! The format is reminiscent of an open mic in that performers sign up in advance and are designated time slots for their sets. As mentioned above, our events are held on a quarterly basis. Once the event for the current session has been posted, performers choose from one of the open time slots in the "pinned post" and contact one of the group admins to reserve their slot. Time slots are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Salons at the Lowdown are normally (in non-pandemic times) held at the Lowdown Ballroom where there is a a piano, PA system, and plenty of gear so all you need to bring is yourself and your instrument.

 

THURSDAYS, AUG 11 - SEP 08

CHARLESTON & SOLO JAZZ

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Charleston and solo jazz for all levels! Come and learn solo Charleston moves from a Camp Jitterbug Charleston contest champion. We will do a 10-minute warm-up, 20 minutes of beginning moves,  20 minutes of intermediate moves, and 20 minutes of Advanced moves (or routine, depending on who's in the class).

No Partner Required | Drop-ins $25 + Tax

BEGINNING SWING

6:00 - 7:00 PM

This is a no-experience class for beginners. Come and learn skills and technique to look and feel good on the dance floor! Learn easy steps to impress your friends and partners. Some things in this class will be good to learn for intermediate dancers, as Kevin uses different techniques that are uncommon in Seattle, but can change the game.
 

No Partner Required | Drop-ins $25 + Tax

INT / ADV SWING

7:00 - 8:00 PM 

This class is for experienced dancers. Kevin will be looking at your dancing and giving you moves that will unlock your swing dancing technically and stylistically. We will look at many different styles of swing out and partner connection!
 

No Partner Required | Drop-ins $25 + Tax

THURSDAY, SEP 15

SOLO JAZZ

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Come and learn how to incorporate solo jazz into your swing outs!

No Partner Required | Drop-ins $27.56 (including tax)

BEGINNING SWING

6:00 - 7:00 PM

This is a no-experience class for beginners. Kevin will break down the fundamentals of the swing out, the premier move in dancing Lindy Hop!
 

No Partner Required | Drop-ins $27.56 (including tax)

INT / ADV SWING

7:00 - 8:00 PM 

This class is for experienced dancers. Kevin will help you work on the mastery of the swing out! 
 

No Partner Required | Drop-ins $27.56 (including tax)

No Partner Required | Drop-in format: $27.56  (w/ tax) at the door

Register for both weeks of a class by sending $40 by Venmo to @kbmusclemouth

Questions? Contact Kevin at kbmusclemouth@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, NOV 10 & 17th

5 - 6 PM   Solo Jazz / Charleston

Learn dynamic Solo Charleston vocabulary that will bring your dancing to the next level

6 - 7 PM  Beginner

Explore the ins and outs of the Lindy Hop Swing Out

7 - 8 PM   Intermediate / Advanced

This class will focus on connection, momentum, and balance in social dance (+fun moves)

PRIVATE LESSONS

Email Kevin via the button below to inquire about private lessons!

SCHEDULE A LESSON