Saigon Swing Cats is a community of Swing dancers in Saigon since 2006 with the shared passion for Swing jazz, a Harlem-born culture from the 20s – 40s including the music, the dance, the vintage look with Michel Tosto and Catherine Tran relocating from Montreal, Canada and looking to share the dance to folks in Saigon.
We usually run classes of 8 weeks (once per week) for Basics and Intermediate levels on Monday and Tuesday nights while Special Workshops on weekends.
You might want to check our Facebook Group and Facebook Page for class announcements or contact us.
Descriptions of each class:
The New Basics: To introduce you into Swing dancing, we will share the history of the dance as well as the development of the dance today and all the fundamentals of this social vintage dance like pulses, frames, handhold, connection and footwork. You will learn both 6-count and 8-count movements which equip you for the most symbolic move of Lindy Hop: Swing Out.
The New Intermediate: From the Swing Out, we will build up your Lindy Hop vocabulary with more moves and combinations. More forms, shapes and rhythms to be added through moves which are put into small routines. You will be able to dance some Charleston and Solo Jazz steps.
Intermediate – Advanced: Having owned the rhythms and being able to create flow in Leading and Following, we will help you dance in faster tempo and grow musical interpretation skills with syncopation.
Workshops are a great way to upgrade your dancing no matter how much experience you have had! We try to organize more of these to provide you with more options to enjoy dancing more with a variety of contents.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the course, please contact us.