Dean & Jewel LA Style Lindy Workshop with Peter and Lauren

Sat May 18 2024 at 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm

915 E Pine St, Seattle, WA, United States, Washington 98122 | Seattle

Century Ballroom
Publisher/HostCentury Ballroom
Learn the signature Lindy Hop style of swing era legends Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan! In this three hour workshop, you’ll learn their distinct style of swing out, some of their signature moves and stylings, and of course, Jewel’s breathtaking swivels!
A bit of background…
In the late 1930s, Dean Collins moved from New York (through New Orleans) to Los Angeles bringing his own unique brand of Lindy Hop he honed in the Savoy Ballroom. In LA, he met Jewel McGowan, a local swing dancer, and together they blended Dean’s dynamic lindy with Jewel’s elegant and circular swing styling. His powerful swingout and her swivels became a thing of beauty. These social dancers turned professional for the cameras of numerous Hollywood films from the 1940s onward. They were dance partners for 11 years and they appeared together in eleven movies including “Buck Privates”, “Springtime in the Rockies” and “Living It Up”. In addition to their social dancing, they appeared together as dancers in other films of the era. They were also in the documentary “In The Kingdom of Swing” on Benny Goodman.
Comfortable leading/following swing outs and swing out variations at varying tempos. Have completed Intro to Swing and Lindy 1, and at least one level 2 Lindy class or equivalent.
Saturday, May 18 12-3pm
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Peter & Lauren are two dynamic instructors with over forty years of teaching experience between them. They are globally renowned for their expertise in Dean and Jewel style Lindy Hop. Their elegant style and smooth dancing stands out wherever they go, and their enthusiasm for teaching has made them crowd favorites around the world. Based in Seattle, they are highly in-demand, sharing their passion for the great classic dances of the Swing Era. Their classes and workshops are acclaimed for their clarity, humor and high spirits!

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

915 E Pine St, Seattle, WA, United States, Washington 98122


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