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and Live Swing Music
in the Triangle Region

Localpalooza Jump Start Package

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Beginner Jump Start Package

If you are new (or nearly new) to swing, this is just right for you.   Everything you need to go from Zero to Swing Dancing (Really!) in one day.

Take a look at our video to see what you'll learn.

No partner required. Perfect for those who have NO experience or for those who've taken a couple of beginner classes. Sold as a package only.

Jump Start Includes:

  • Full day of fun-filled swing dance group classes that will get you comfortable on the dance floor fast – starting with the basics and adding moves as the day progresses, ending with a review of everything you learned all day- See schedule below.
  • Instruction by many of the local instructors who offer ongoing classes
  • Includes instructor-guided review, refinement and practice what you learn with focused one on one attention as necessary
  • Admission into the live music swing dance Saturday night included with the package
  • Discounted pricing on the package to make it accessible to as many people as possible



Jump Start Schedule of Classes

9:45 am Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get through registration and get ready for class to start.

10:00-10:50 am

Jump Start 1
Intro to East Coast Swing 

Daniel McClain

11:00-11:50 am

Jump Start 2
Intro to East Coast Swing II

Wes & Debbie Boz

12:00-1:30 pm

Jump Start 3 
More Swing Moves

Richard Badu & Pam Harrigan-Young

1:30-2:20 pm


2:30-3:20 pm

Jump Start 4
Making it Stick: Recap

Jason Sager & Lindsay Gardner

3:30-4:20 pm

Free Mini-Dance Practice Session

Matthew Vazquez & Chris Dove

If you’re motivated to learn even more at the end of Jump Start, feel free to join these classes—suitable for those who have completed Jump Start. You can sign up in advance or pay at the event for these extra classes. Jump Start participants get the discounted member pricing.  Please see the regular schedule for a description of these classes.

3:30-4:20 pm

(All Levels)

Jason Sager

Bring on the Balboa
(Beginner Level, No Experience Necessary – Part I Balboa)

Chris & Holly Owens

4:30-5:20 pm

The Art of Blues
(Beginner Level, No Experience Necessary)

Matthew Vazquez & Chris Dove

Unleash the Balboa Within

(Part II Balboa for Beginner/Intermediate Level)

Chris & Holly Owens

Take it From the Top Charleston
(Beginner Level, No Experience Necessary)


Matt Gambale & Heidi Reule

== Join us later that night at our dance at the Murphey School in Durham ==
== Featuring the MINT JULEP JAZZ BAND! ==
== Beginner Lesson at 7pm, music from 8-11pm ==

If you know someone who has been interested in trying swing, tell them about the workshop so they can get space while it lasts!