Lindy 500 Schedule + Class descriptions

please see the bottom of the page for Class descriptions and locations.

PLAN FOR PARKING TO BE CHALLENGING! 

***Cut off for competition registration is at 9:30 on the night of the competition***

Friday and Saturday night, the band will be playing until 2am.


Thurs

7-10pm: DJed dance at La Cuchara in Hampden: https://www.lacucharabaltimore.com/

Fri

12pm: Doors open at Mobtown

12:30-1:30pm: Fresh Blood Class 1

1:30-2:30pm: Fresh Blood Class 2

2:30-3:30pm: Lunch Break

3:30-4:40pm: Fresh Blood Class 3

4:30-5:30pm: Fresh Blood Class 4

7pm: Auditions for the Advanced Track

8pm: Beginner Drop-In Lesson

9pm: Live Music and Dance

First Band Break: Open Mix & Match Prelims

Second Band Break: Open Mix & Match Finals

12:30am: Solo Jazz Competition

Sat

12am: Doors open

12:30-2:30pm: Class Block 1 (INT at Mobtown, ADV at Lith Hall)

2:30-3:30pm: Lunch

3:30- 4:30pm: Class Block 2

4:45-5:45: All Levels Musicality Class at the Ballroom

8pm: Cocktail Hour

9pm: Live Music and Dancing

Second Band Break: Invitational Mix and Match

1am: Endurance Competition

Sun

12pm: Doors open

12:30-2:30pm: Class Block 1 (INT at Mobtown, ADV at Lith Hall)

2:30-3:30pm: Lunch

3:30-5:30pm: Class Block 2

8pm: Save Your Soul Dance Party at Rituals Bar and Venue in Station North (https://www.facebook.com/Ritualsbaltimore/)


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Intermediate at Mobtown

The intermediate track is for dancers who have taken classes and are comfortable and experienced in dancing Lindy Hop socially. Student must have a strong understanding of Lindy Hop fundamentals, including swing outs, circle, charleston, texas tommys, turns, and switching between six and eight count moves.

Advanced at Lithuanian Hall

The advanced track is for people who have extensive experience in Lindy Hop. Students should be able to dance with solid technique to a variety of tempos. Auditions are required for anyone who signs up for the advanced track. Auditions will be Friday, September 6th at 7pm at the Mobtown Ballroom.

A note about class levels: While we at the Mobtown Ballroom think it’s great that you all work hard and take your learning seriously, we want to encourage you to approach “levels” with a hefty grain of salt. The Lithuanian Hall is much smaller than Mobtown, which means that most students will be in the intermediate track. Both levels will offer equally valuable information, levels mean nothing, and dancing is supposed to be fun. Please consider how the way you approach classes impacts your experience and the experiences of people around you. Let’s try to take care of ourselves and each other by not taking ourselves too seriously.