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HSO on-hold for a little while...

HSO is on-hold for a little while until we work out the best way to keep things up-to-date for everyone!

Swing at Prince's Hamburgers! Thursday June 9th

Swing has returned to Prince's Hamburgers! Take a trip back in time to when burgers were huge and juicy, onion rings counted as a full helping of vegetables and could make you stand up and shout, people drank creamy delicious milkshakes, not Aquafina-- and cholesterol did not exist!

Swing the evening away with your favorite tunes, and get re-acquainted with your inner Jitterbug!

Pull out your dancing shoes from 7 to 9 pm on the second Thursday (unless otherwise posted) of each month, and head out to Prince's Hamburgers on the Southwest Freeway at Wesleyan (map)! Please tip well and thank the manager for having us! The music will be best-suited for 6-count/East Coast Swing.

Second Cup Swing @ Taft Coffee, Friday Mar 25th

Feed your caffeine and dancing addictions simultaneously with the Second Cup Swing Dance Night at Taft Street Coffee (map). The dance is usually the 3rd Friday of the month and runs from 8:30 pm until Midnight. The cover is just $4 and includes an introductory swing dance lesson from 7:15 - 8:30 pm.

Mark your calendar for the next Second Cup Swing dance -- come out and enjoy the coffee, the great music... and the dancing!

LindyFest 2011! March 10th-13th

The Houston Swing Dance Society is proud to present our 15th Anniversary Lindyfest weekend workshop! Lindyfest is an intensive and fun lindy hop workshop weekend jammed with classes for all dance levels, soul sessions with living legends, hot performances and four endless nights of dancing. Lindyfest brings in hundreds of dancers from all across the globe to learn lindy hop from the masters and experience the excitement of Lindy Hop, all in Houston Texas.

Lindyfest 2011 instructors: Dawn Hampton, Chazz Young, Sylvia Sykes, Nick Williams, Naomi Uyama, Virginie Jensen, Steven Mitchell, Ryan Francois, Jenny Thomas, Skye Humphries, Frida Segerdahl, Max Pitruzzella, Annie Trudeau, Peter Strom, Ramona Staffeld, Kevin St Laurent and Jo Hoffberg!
Plus more surprises to come!

Joining us for an encore performance is Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander for two blockbuster nights of swingin’ music!

Registration is now open! http://lindyfest.hsds.org/registration.php

Workshop Pricing $139 through January 21st, 2011
$159 through March 7th
2011 $170 at the door March 10th-13th
2011 $120 International rate / Junior rate-18 and under (ID required) through March 7th, 2011

Questions? Here's the forum thread!

Essential Blues Moves Workshop Saturday August 21st, 2010, 1pm-5pm

Second Cup Swing is hosting another special quarterly Essential Blues Moves Workshop for any dancer who wants to better feel and understand the source of their dance. This four-hour afternoon lead/follow workshop will focus on the Blues end of the Swing spectrum.

When you hear Blues music, your body responds naturally and organically. This energy wants to move in and through you, into the space around and beneath you. Blues energy can be communicated and received between dance partners and allowed to grow as it flows back and forth -- with each and every "conversation" being unique.

No partner or previous dance experience required though if you Swing with "connection" then that will certainly help. See their website for pricing and details.

Chocolate Bar Swing! Weekly on Thursdays 7-10p

Is Jazz and Chocolate your idea of a fantastic Thursday evening?

HSDS writes, "The Rice Village Chocolate Bar( (map) has live jazz music EVERY Thursday evening 7-10pm. The band is Buzz and The Blue Cats and the play very swing danceable music. They are a very versatile band and respond well to requests; so don't be bashful. They loved having dancers there the last time a group of dancers showed up. Please join us whether you want to dance or just listen and watch the dancers! Since this is a FREE event please be sure to patronize the Chocolate Bar and tip the band!"

Lindy Fridays! Friday August 13th, 7-10pm!

Introducing Houston's newest monthly swing dance event... Come start your weekend off with a swing! Featuring some of Houston's favorite swing DJs and brought to you by Alex and Samantha. Mark your calendars, because this thing is coming on like gangbusters!

Friday, 7pm-10pm. $5 at the door. At Houston Dance Factory, 5711 Hillcroft, Houston, TX, 77036 (map). Forum thread here!

Harvest Moon Ball 2010 -- Saturday, September 25th

It's time again for Houston's Harvest Moon Ball, this Saturday, September 25th!

Houston's Harvest Moon Ball, held every Fall for the past thirteen years, is a co-sponsored Houston Swing Dance Society and Rice Social Dance Society event designed to celebrate Houston's social dance scene. It's an evening to wear one's finest clothing and dance the night away!

Your ticket includes ...

  • Live Music
  • Performances... by Houston's Hepcats, and more!
  • Just-For-Fun Contests... Prior year's contests included Lindy for Speed, Swivels for Girls, and Swivels for Guys!
  • All skates... Solo Charleston, Jam Circles, and the Shim Sham... Join us!
  • ... And More!!
The Ball will be held at Rice University's Grand Ballroom (map) at the Rice Memorial Center. Parking is free.

Stay tuned for further details, updates, and corrections!