Strictly Swing Classes

Strictly Swing offers both progressive and drop-in lessons in two different rooms on Thursday nights.

7:00-8:00pm - Progressive lessons = We'll build a solid foundation by slowly progressing on the material taught the week before. 
8:00-8:30pm - Drop-in Jitterbug lesson = A new beginner lesson each week in the NW Room for the new dancer or those who can't commit to a weekly class.
8:00-10:00pm - Swing Dance = Students practice what they learned, build muscle memory, and make new friends in the main Ballroom!


Weekly Schedule:
7:00-8:00pm - Progressive Lessons
8:00-8:30pm - Drop-in Jitterbug Lesson  
8:00-10:00pm - Swing Dance

The Woman's Club of Spokane 

1428 W 9th Ave.  
Spokane, WA 99204 (map)


Progressive Lesson Series (7pm)

Purchase all four weeks for $35.00/advance, $40.00/door

Drop-in Rate: $15/door (or 2 punches on a punch card)

Includes: 7:00 lesson, weekly dance, and beginner jitterbug lesson for all four weeks!

Weekly Dance and/or Jitterbug Lesson (8pm)
$10.00/door (or 1 punch on a punch card)
Includes: 8:00 Jitterbug lesson and/or weekly dance. 

Punch Cards
$50.00 - Punch card

Each card has 10 punches valued at $5 each. 
Punch cards can be used towards progressive lessons, drop-in lessons, workshops, weekly dances, and special dances.

Lesson Descriptions:

Beginner Lindy Hop: Begins February 13th
Lindy Hop (Lindy) is the "granddaddy" of all modern swing dances. It's an athletic and playful dance that grooves to both vintage and modern music. If you learn Lindy, the technique and patterns will easily transfer over into all other swing dance styles (West Coast, Country Swing, Jive, etc.) The class will focus on creating a strong Lindy foundation: technique, styling, connection, and a few flashy moves. 
Level: BEGINNER. Prerequisites: None 


Dean Collins Shim ShamBegins February 13th  
The Shim Sham is a swing line dance that you will spot in essentially every swing dance community around the globe. It's made up of various vintage jazz and tap steps that are foundational to vintage swing dancing. This class will cover the Dean Collin's Shim Sham, which will take your Shim Sham footwork up a notch and present fun new material to add to your swing dancing vocabulary. 
Level: INTERMEDIATE. Prerequisites: None, but knowledge of the basic Shim Sham is helpful. 

Beginner Jitterbug: Every week at 8pm in the Northwest Room (except Feb. 6th. 7-8pm Jitterbug lesson on this day in the Ballroom) 

Drop-in Beginner Jitterbug/6-Count Lindy Lesson:  
NEW in 2020! At 8:00pm every Thursday, we're offering a weekly 30 minute jitterbug lesson for beginners. The goal is to cover the basic footwork each week followed by new moves and variations. This taster class is perfect for the brand new dancer looking to test the waters or for experienced dancers wanting to have more Jitterbug/6-Count move variations. 

Level: BEGINNER. Prerequisites: None