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Swing Dance Lindy hop Balboa Jazz Philadelphia

RagTag offers swing dance, lindy hop, balboa, authentic jazz classes and social dances in Philadelphia.

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Autumn Ragtag Social Dance and Workshops

  • lutheran church of holy communion 2110 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States (map)

📢 Our next PARTY is Saturday, September 21st
at Lutheran church of the Holy Communion 2110 Chestnut Street


🎶Swing Rhythms (Intermediate): 12:30-1:45
Learn characteristic rhythms in swing era jazz music and practice dancing them.

🎶Swing Sequences with Style (Beginner/All Levels): 2:00-3:15
Learn phrases from the most popular swing era line dances, with style tips and tricks from Nathan

💥 Social Dance with live music from DREW NUGENT & THE MIDNIGHT SOCIETY ft. COLIN HANCHOCK 💥

🎶Swing Dance Crash Course: 8-9 PM
🎶Party with Live Music: 9 PM-11 PM
🃏 Late night DJ´ed dance party/shenanigans: 11 PM-12 AM

About the instructor:
Nathan Bugh is a NYC based world renowned dancer. We have taken classes with him and were blown away by his precision and musicality. He's of the level in which he teaches other top level teachers. His expertise also makes the a compelling and concise teacher of Beginners. To quote his website:

"Nathan Bugh is known worldwide for his intimate and rhythmic movement. He "rocked the stage" at Carnegie Hall, dancing Lindy Hop with the New York Pops Orchestra; he performed in Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater in Swingin' Frankie's Way; and he danced in the CT&Co's More Forever, at Jacob's Pillow. His on-film appearances include: "My Fair Wedding" S.3 E.3 Great Gatsby Bride, Fox and Friends Christmas, Rebel In The Rye, and The Weepies - Be My Honey Pie. As a national competitor, Nathan has taken 1st place in Lindy, Slow Dancing, Solo Charleston, Team, Jill&Jack, and Cabaret divisions. He is one of the most eminent solo-jazz contestants in the world, having won both the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (2012) and International Lindy Hop Championships (2014), as well as achieving 3rd place in the ILHC invitational (2018). He is also the director and choreographer of “Yeah Man,” the 2015 ILHC Team champions. Nathan is based in New York City, where he performs regularly and teaches social-dance classes."

About the Music:

The Line Up ...
Colin Hancock - Reeds , Cornet
Greg Wright - Guitar
Bob Sacchi - Tuba and Bass Saxophone
Drew Nugent - Piano, cornet , vocals , tea pot

Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society will be returning & this time they will be joined by Colin Hancock from Ithaca New York- a talented musician and vintage recording enthusiast, he currently studies jazz at Cornell and started The Original Cornell Syncopators.

Read his bio here:

Earlier Event: July 20
Summertime Ragtag