Brian teaches both group and private lessons. Private lessons offer individual attention, a pace that is appropriate for you, and the flexibility to work within your busy schedule. Group classes offer a more social experience and the opportunity to dance with many different partners to develop your social dancing. The students who see the most progress in the smallest amount of time are often the students who take both private lessons and group classes together. All group classes are taught in four week cycles to allow students to focus on specific elements and figures before moving on to new concepts. See below for class descriptions and pricing. If you would like to schedule a private lesson and/or attend group classes, email him at briantlawton@gmail.com or call at 215.500.7453.

All classes held at:
Solomons Studio
889 Broadway at 19th Street, 4th Floor

New Tuesday Night Swing Performance Class!

Dates of current April cycle: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23

Swing Performance Class – Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25pm

Take your dancing to the next level! This class will be dedicated to learning and rehearsing a choreographed routine, leading up to performing it at a local NYC event. Even if you are not a performer by trade, learning choreography and performing will help improve your dancing and give you the opportunity to share your dancing passion with others!

Thursday Night Swing Classes

Dates of current March cycle: 4/4, 4/11, 4/29, 3/26

Beginner Swing – Thursdays, 6:30-7:25pm
Basic Six Count Figures

This class is the perfect introduction for newcomers as well as a great way for advanced dancers to solidify their basics. The class will focus on students mastering the basic moves and dancing to music as soon as possible. No partner and no experience required!

Intermediate Swing – Thursdays, 7:30-8:25pm
Intermediate Six Count Figures and Eight Count Variations

This class will explore slightly more advanced six count figures and will be perfect for beginner (not newcomer) dancers as well as advanced dancers. This class will also be used to expose dancers to eight count figures such as the swing out and Charleston basic.  All that is required to take this class is a basic knowledge of swing and a desire to learn!

Advanced Swing – Thursdays, 8:30-9:25pm
Swing Out and Charleston Variations

This class will delve into the world of eight count dancing. We will be covering swing out variations and Charleston variations both side-by-side and tandem. This class is geared more towards intermediate and advanced dancers and requires a working knowledge of swing outs and the Charleston basic.

Drop-in 1 hour $25
One Class 1 hour/week for 4 weeks $85
Two Classes 2 hours/week for 4 weeks $150
Three Classes 3 hours/week for 4 weeks $180
Four Classes 4 hours/week for 4 weeks $200

Student discounts are also available!

For current students: Lesson Review Videos
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