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Live Band Dance ft. Brad Shigeta registration

Nov. 22, 2019 to Nov. 22, 2019

Swing dancing to live music is an incredibly fun and lively experience.  Lindy in the Loops is hosting a band from Vancouver featuring the nationally-renowned trombonist & band leader, Brad Shigeta!

Learn the Lindy Hop, enjoy swingin’ jazz music, and be social in our inclusive and friendly dance community. We welcome those with 2 left feet and no clue how to dance as well as those who already know and love dancing. No partner or dance experience is required to come try out a social dance.

Presale tickets on SwingTix:
Member: $20 | Non-Member: $25

(Tickets at the door: Member: $25 | Non-Member: $30)

Doors 7 pm
Lesson 7:30-8:30 pm
Live muisc 8:30-10:30 pm

Our social dances are the perfect way to spend a Friday night: have fun, make new connections, and dance to great music in a positive and supportive community.

Every dance starts with an hour long beginner level lesson. It’s an easy way to learn the dance or brush up on your skills, and to meet current and new members of our community!

After the lesson, it’s time for the social dancing! Our DJs play both classic and modern swing music and the floor is open for everyone to ask (or be asked) to dance. Our dance community is incredibly friendly and inclusive, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy swing social dancing and jazz music, free of judgement, and regardless of their level of experience. We encourage dancers to learn whichever role - lead or follow - they are most comfortable with, regardless of traditional gender roles. Many of our regular members both lead and follow, and are always happy to dance with new dancers!

We also stress that dancers always have the right to say no. It’s not rude! Maybe you’re not feeling a song, maybe you’re tired, maybe you’ve already promised a dance to someone else - whatever the reason, you don’t have to explain. It’s enough just to say no. On the flip side, if someone says no, don’t take it personally! There will be lots of other people around ready to dance. We want to foster a positive social dancing culture in which everyone in the community is valued and is comfortable.

While our society teaches a certain style of swing dancing with specific steps and moves, we believe that there is no “right way” to dance. Lindy Hop is a vernacular jazz dance, meaning it grew out of people listening and moving to music that they loved, and then learning from and sharing those moves with other dancers, changing and growing the dance together until it became the one we know and love today. We keep this spirit of play and creativity alive in our scene by encouraging everyone to have fun with their dancing.

Dance Notes:
-Unless there is a special theme (e.g., formal), we recommend that you dress comfortably - especially your shoes!
-Clean shoes are required - although you can dance in your socks if need be.
-We do not allow alcohol to be served or brought to the dances.

Enter Desert Gardens by the front door, on Seymour St. to the right of Service Canada.

Full details are on the Live Band Dance ft. Brad Shigeta website; if you have any questions, please contact the organizers at info@lindyintheloops.com

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I understand that Desert Gardens Community Centre, TRUSU Swing Dance Club, the Lindy in the Loops Dance Society, Thompson Rivers University, the Thompson Rivers University Students' Union, and the instructors, staff, and volunteers thereof are not liable for personal injuries, or for loss of, or damage to, personal property. I understand that participating in dance classes and social dances involves the possibility of injury. I therefore assume all risks involved in the participation of classes or dances held at Desert Gardens Community Centre, whether it is I, or my participating minor child. I exempt, release and indemnify Desert Gardens Community Centre, TRUSU Swing Dance Club, the Lindy in the Loops Dance Society, Thompson Rivers University, the Thompson Rivers University Students' Union, and the faculty thereof, including assistants, volunteers and administrative assistants from any and all liability claims, demands or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss or physical injury to myself or my participating child. By registering, I am acknowledging that I have read and agree to be bound by all policies and conditions stated on this waiver.

I understand that the TRUSU Swing Dance Club or Lindy in the Loops Dance Society may record me, or my participating minor child, in photos and videos. By registering, I hereby give my full permission to have photos and videos taken of either me or my participating minor child. I also give consent for images and footage of me or my child to be used on TRUSU Swing Dance Club platforms and the Lindy in the Loops Dance Society’s website and on social media platforms, for purposes of both sharing with others and promoting events such as lessons, workshops, and social dances.

You will receive an email confirming your registration and another when your payment is processed. Your registration number will be your "electronic ticket" (No physical ticket will be issued.)