The First Medina Mini-Lindy Exchange W/ Gordon Webster
We are so fortunate to have The Gordon Webster Jazz Septet live, featuring vocalist Julia Weatherholtz, at Medina Lindy in the Village’s very first mini-Lindy exchange! The concert and swing dance will take place on June 15th from 7:30 – 11:00 pm. Concert seating and dance floor both available.
Why are we calling this a mini-Lindy exchange? We are bringing together the dance communities of Rochester, Buffalo and Medina for an action packed night of dancing where those communities can both showcase and share their talents and unique styles with each other.
There will be special Lindy Hop dance performances at this event as well including an improvised strictly Lindy phrase-spotlight and all-skate battle and choreographed routines. These performances will feature dancers from Rochester, Buffalo, and Medina.
For those new to and interested in dancing, this ticket includes a beginner swing dance lesson beforehand. The beginner lesson start time is from 7:00-7:30.
For those who have been dancing for a while we have a special treat. Lindy Hop expert instructors Doriel Pryntz-Nadworny and Marta Pedrero will teach a workshop from 6-7 titled “Sharing the Stage – Helping Your Partner Shine”. Using improvisational exercises, they will help you take your partner dancing to the next level through better listening and responding to your partner as well as creating space for your partner to shine. In Lindy Hop, when your partner shines, you both shine! Click here for more information about Doriel, Marta, and this class.
The concert and dance will take place at Bent’s Opera House at: 444 Main Street Medina, NY 14103.
Monthly Dance (this dance happens on the third Thursday of every month):
Come dance the night away at this fun community Lindy Hop dance in the beautifully restored 1865 Bent’s Opera House! Includes a free beginner 6-count lesson at 6:30 so no dance experience is necessary!
The dance starts at 7:30 directly after the lesson.
Lindy Hop is a social dance so you don’t need a dance partner for the lesson or the dance.
Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $30 for family households.
Tickets are purchased at the door.
Monthly: Free Group Lindy Hop Lessons
Get ready for the next Bent’s Opera house Lindy Hop dance by learning or improving some basic 8 count and 6 count Lindy Hop Swing patterns. This class is for adults (and Youth 12 or older comfortable dancing with others including adults). Each lesson will be taught by Phil Berry along with another guest instructor. There is no experience necessary. More lessons will be added based on continued interest.
Lessons take place the first three Mondays of every month 7-8PM at Bent’s Opera House at 444 Main St, Medina, NY 14103.
Dances every Tuesday night at the Polish Cadets Hall in Buffalo.
- Beginner Lesson: 7:45PM – 8:30PM
- Open Dance: 8:30PM – 10PM
- Admission: $5
- Address: 927 Grant St, Buffalo, NY 14207
Rochester Lindy Jam
Dances every Wednesday night in Rochester.
- Beginner Lesson: 8:15PM
- Open Dance: 8PM – 10PM
- Admission: $7
Address: Check their facebook page for current location.