Vintage Jazz Workshops
Swing Dance Workshop
with Amy Johnson & Chance Bushman!
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Kingston Elks Lodge 550
143 Hurley Ave, Kingston, NY
We're thrilled to be hosting a special workshop with Amy & Chance! We had so much fun with them last year that they're back for more. These New Orleans-based dancers have been dance partners for nearly two decades, and bring a wealth of knowledge about jazz dancing.
6:30-7:30 PM - The Rhythms are Gonna Get Ya
(solo dance class)
Let's groove out on some fun footwork patterns that can be done on your own or with a partner.
7:30-8:30 PM - Slow and Steady Swing
(partnered dance class)
Let's take it easy and focus on our connection to each other and the music.
Photo by Jim Holzer
$20 for each class. Please register below and bring payment (cash preferred) to the workshop.
This workshop will be held outdoors in a covered pavilion, rain or shine. Masks are optional. If you are not feeling well, please do not attend.
Amy Johnson is a traditional jazz & swing dance performer, teacher, producer, and creative director of music and dance-related projects. She is most known as the creator of the groundbreaking Lindy hop competition, The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, as well as The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival. Amy has travelled extensively winning major Lindy Hop competitions in the early 2000's before relocating to her current home, New Orleans where she has lived for 15 years. Amy founded the NOLA Chorus Girls in 2011.
Chance Bushman is a full-time, professional dancer, teacher, event organizer, and entertainer. While he has taught and performed around the world, he considers himself a social dancer first and foremost. He considers himself a “Traditional Jazz Dancer” and is proficient in Jazz, Tap, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, and Blues. He leads the band The Rhythm Stompers, performs regularly with bands, and strives at all times to be a visual representation of the music.