Lindy Hop Workshop with David Frutos & Kim Clever

Whether you're a seasoned swing dancer or just starting out, our expert instructors will have you swinging with style in no time. From smooth swing outs to flashy footwork, we've got something for everyone! Grab your dance shoes and join us for a Lindy Hop workshop that's sure to put a swing in your step and a smile on your face.

Meet Our Instructors

David and Kim met in a dark, smokey Swing dance class at a bar in 1994. By 1996 they were teaching Swing dance together at the world famous Brown Derby. It was there that they first learned to teach a class that was both informative and entertaining. Over the years they have honed their skills as teachers in small and large classrooms around the world.

As competitors David and Kim have numerous titles together from The National Jitterbug , International Lindy hop, and US Open Championships, just to name a few. They have also been inducted into the California Swing Dance hall of Fame, both individually and as a couple. David and Kim have been honored to have worked in Hollywood as choreographers, consultants and performers. With many credits to their name.

But with all these accomplishments, David and Kim’s real passion is teaching and sharing their love of all things Swing. They are known for their humorous and comprehensive teaching style that draws inspiration from Southern California Swing history and has kept them established in Swingdom for many years. These days, David and Kim are focused on their local Ventura Ca Juke Joint lessons and student team, and feel local dance communities are the future of Lindy Hop!

Event Schedule

Group Lessons from 12pm – 4pm

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Classic Patterns & Moves Everyone Should Know

Build your confidence with classic patterns and master the intricacies of moves every lindy hopper should know.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Icing on the Cake

Delving into rhythms and patterns in the dance to make it your own.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Keeping it Smooth

A smooth styling class with California-style Lindy Hop.

 

Social Dance from 7pm – 11pm

With a flick of a coin and a press of a button, the jukebox comes alive with the sounds of a world where the saxophone wails, the trumpet blares, and the rhythm never stops.  Rock step into a vibrant community of fellow Lindy Hoppers and laugh with new friends, practice what you learned, and shimmy the night away together!

Meet our DJs

Earlier in our workshop, David Frutos guided you through every step, shimmy and spin…but as the sun sets, he’s taking to the DJ table to share some swingin’ tunes that’ll keep you groovin’ all set long.

We’ve invited a few other guest DJs from other scenes to come share their love of Lindy Hop and jazz as well!  We have Niko Koya, the maestro of melodies from sunny southern California, who DJs for Lindy Groove and Santa Barbara. Arnold Cabreza hails from the fog-kissed hills and vibrant streets of San Francisco, and he regularly DJs for Wednesday Night Hop and Balhaus.  Our guest DJs look forward to sharing the music they love with all of you!

Venue Details

All dancing for our workshop will be held at the Nexus Ballroom Dance Community.

Located Inside the SLO Public Market

3845 S. Higuera St. (lower level)

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

Parking

Abundant free parking is available surrounding the Public Market grounds, and for those with electric vehicles there is a large Tesla charging station in the section of the parking lot closest to Long Street.

Food

We will provide water during lessons and the social dance.  No food will be provided during the event, but you can walk upstairs into the SLO Public Market to find a variety of dining options whether you’re looking for a quick bite, sit-down restaurant, or something sweet!

More Places to Dance

Looking for more opportunities to dance while you’re on the central coast?  Check out the below venues running on the same weekend as our workshop!

Friday Night – Beach Break Swing with Central Coast Balboa

Grover Beach Community Center, 1230 Trouville Ave, Grover Beach
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Beginner & Intermediate Balboa Lesson
7:30pm – 9:30pm – DJed social dance with a variety of music, but leaning towards up-tempo songs to give you plenty of opportunities to dance Balboa, Charleston, or Shag.  Bring your fast feet!

Check Central Coast Balboa’s website for more details!

Monday Night – Social at Madonna Inn with SLO Rugcutters

6:45-7:45pm – Beginner & Beginner+ Lindy Hop lessons at World Rhythm & Motion Studio.
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Join us for social dancing at the famous Madonna Inn!  

See our home page for more details!

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