NEW SWING AND FUNDAMENTALS DANCE CLASSES
New Hilo Hep Cats classes begin Monday, May 8 at Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili Street (corner of Haili and Kapiolani, across from St. Joseph’s Church.) Classes will run through June 19 (no class on Memorial Day, May 29).
Six week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10. No partner needed.
7:00 p.m. FUNdamental Dance Techniques: Angela and Mike will teach a variety of skills applicable to partnered social dancing in general and Lindy Hop in particular. Dancers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome—experienced dancers will be challenged to improve their technique while beginners will gain new insights. There will be themes such as musicality, floorcraft, stealing games, creative movement, matching your partner, and more—the intent is to get you more comfortable and creative on the dance floor.
8:00 p.m. Beginning 8 Count Lindy Hop: Learn the iconic move of Lindy Hop--the swingout--and other essential moves from Angela. Beginners are welcome; students who have taken 6-Count Lindy or another swing style (e.g., East Coast Swing) will have a head start.
NEW BALBOA CLASSES
7:00 p.m. Balboa 2: Mike will introduce the essentials of Bal-Swing, including open moves such as Lollies. Students should have experience with pure Balboa.
Saturday, May 27 - JAZZ MELE at The Hilo Town Tavern - 6:00-9:00
EARTH DAY! Please join Lou Ann - vocals, Alex Czerny - piano, Jeff Gaeth - sax, Gonzo - bass.
Good fun guaranteed!
The Hilo Town Tavern
May 6: Special pricing for Downstairs Swinging Saturdays: entry is sliding scale $5-$10, or $3 with a pupu.
May 20: JEntry is sliding scale $8-$15 (pay what’s right for you!) Only $5 with a pupu. Kids 12 and under always free.
The Hilo Elks Lodge is at 150 Kinoole Street in downtown Hilo, but the parking and entrance is in the back, off Ululani Street (just past the YWCA, which is on the corner of Haili and Ululani.) No partner needed--but bring a friend anyway!
NOTE: all participants in Swinging Saturdays are guests of the Elks, which is a private club. One or more host Elks will always be in attendance at our events. Be assured that everyone who comes is welcome and will be hosted by an Elk.
Can you believe it? We’ve entered the 4th year of Swinging Saturdays at the Elks—and they’re getting more fun all the time!
Your first night is free! Bring one of the cards we've been distributing, or print out the card at left (or an image on your phone). Yes, this deal applies even to our special theme nights.
The Hilo Hep Cats' Twitter account just went live! Along with our email lists, website, Facebook page and Facebook group, Hep Cats on Twitter is yet another way to get the latest Hawaii Island dance news, as well as cool dance videos and other fun stuff!
There are two options for connecting with us on Facebook:
- Join the Hilo Hep Cats group at www.facebook.com/groups/hilohepcats/
- "Like" our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Hilo-Hep-Cats/173342389396001
Either way, you'll get updated information on our events and activities. Check it out!