THE BALBOA The Fast Style Swing Dance with Paolo Pasta Lanna
JCC in Manhattan 344 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side. Mondays (Next series Starts JUNE 10th 2013)
Balboa Part 3 (6 wk series)
This series is a great style of swing that's especially excellent for fast music.Open to all levels, this class focuses on footwork, connection and style.
"The original Balboa dance is a form of swing dance that started as early as 1915 and gained in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s. It is danced primarily in close embrace, and is led with a full body connection. REGISTER HERE
Swing Meets Latin Dance Workshop with Paolo Pasta Lanna & Audrey Thursday April 26, 2013 (7pm - 9pm)
Dance Manhattan 39 West 19th Street
Latin specialist Audrey and Swing specialist Paolo join forces for this
Mambo/Cha Cha and Swing workshop. They will cover fabulous patterns and footwork variations for both styles. They will then show you how to move from Swing to Latin seamlessly using some favorite tunes that bounce from one style to the other. For All Dancers - Advanced Basic to Advanced
PRICING: $35 per workshop, PREPAID by Fri, Apr 26: $30 for per workshop
No Refunds. No Exchanges. call 212-807-0802 to sign up.
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THE BALBOA The Fast Style Swing Dance with Paolo Pasta Lanna
JCC in Manhattan 344 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side. Mondays (Starts APRIL 8th 2013)
This series is a great style of swing that's especially excellent for fast music.Open to all levels, this class focuses on footwork, connection and style. 4 week program!
"The original Balboa dance is a form of swing dance that started as early as 1915 and gained in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s. It is danced primarily in close embrace, and is led with a full body connection. The art of Balboa is in the subtle communication between the lead and follow, including weight shifts, which most viewers cannot see. As a result, Balboa is considered more of a "dancer's dance" than a "spectator's dance". It is also extremely adaptable, danced to a wide variety of tempos. REGISTER HERE
Sunday February 24 2013
New York Swing Dance Society featuring The Gerard Carelli Orchestra
St Jean Baptiste Church, 184 E 76th St at Lexington Ave, NYC
Please note that yours truly (Paolo Pasta Lanna) will be the DeeJay for the night! This is the first time I’ve been back there to DeeJay in 4 years. So I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. St. Jean Baptiste Church has a beautiful floor, and is right by the #6 subway at Lexington Avenue and 77th Street. There is a bar with beer and wine and refreshments for sale. Admission: Students and Seniors : $14, General Admission : $18, Dances are open to the public. No membership is required nysds.org
Lindy Hop & BALBOA Workshops NJ FRIDAY Jan 18th, 2013 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Dance Theater Project
1837 Old Mill Road, Wall Township | New Jersey
6:30 Lindy Hop part 1 (55min class)
7:30 Lindy Hop part 2 (55min class)
8:30 Specialty Class BALBOA introduction (55min class)
Build your vocabulary of the Lindy Hop with patterns like The Groucho, the 8-count tuck turn, the swing out, the basket, plus learn how to incorporate fabulous transitions. $15/class or $35 for all THREE. For more infor - Call Eileen (732-670-3478)
Lindy Hop Vocabulary- Adding 8-Count Patterns
9pm Thursdays NEW! Pre-intermediate level (starts JAN 10th 2013)
Build your vocabulary of the Lindy Hop with patterns like The Groucho, the 8-count tuck turn, the barrel roll, the basket, Rhythm Circles, extended count passes, turns and shuffles, plus jazz steps like the shimmy shakes, fish tails, plus learn how to incorporate fabulous transitions. Ideal for students who are aching to move on to more advanced levels but are still missing much of the Lindy Hop vocabulary. SEE CLASSES
SWING SANTA Workshops (held at 39 W 19th St)
Thursday, December 27 7–9pm - advanced basic SANTA SIZE YOUR SWING
Learn fun, playful new patterns great for your Holiday parties.
Get into the Lindy Spirit! and be the LIFE of the NEW YEAR’S Celebrations!
Friday, January 4 7–9pm - intermediate/advanced SUPER SIZE YOUR SWING
More patterns, spins, and stuff that will take you into the NEW YEAR with a BANG!a DETAILSSEE CLASSES
Tricks, Dips and Pretzels Swing Dance Workshop
1:00 – 4pm (adv basic and up)
This workshop will cover tricks, dips and patterns that are easy to learn. We begin with techniques & dynamics necessary to lead and follow these fun moves. The second half we guide you through pretzel patterns and dips. Partner not needed.
1:00pm techniques and dynamics for tricks.
2:30pm dips and pretzels Dance Manhattan 39 West 19th St 5th Floor 212-807-0802
Pricing $20 per section, $35 all. ($30 in advance for all)
Swing Workshops & Social at Jersey Jumpers Saturday, Nov 17, 2012
Suzanne Patterson Center, Princeton NJ
6:30-7:30 Beginner Balboa, 7:30-8:30 Beginner/Int Lindy w Paolo & Lauren
Social: 8:30–11:30 DeeJay: Paolo
"This couple has finesse and elegance with the dance material they present and love to share their knowledge and love for the Lindy Hop, Balboa and Collegiate Shag....great technicians, mentors and will increase your partnering skills while adding to your vocabulary of these truly American dance forms."
Admission: Workshop, Lesson & Dance Social: $17/Adult & $13/Student ID
Lesson & Dance Social: $12/Adult & $8/Student ID
Swing Workshops Special Jersey Shore
Friday November 16th, 2012
Location: Dance Theater Project 1837 Old Mill Road, Wall Township | New Jersey 6:30 – 9:30pm
Those of you who would like to get out of the house, work on some new dance steps and get together for some healthy social activity, please join us next Friday NOV 16th in Wall Township. I'll be showcasing some of my favorite dance material for partnering as well as for line dancing.
6:30pm The Shim Sham line dance (great jazz step vocabulary)
7:30pm The Balboa (intro to this California born dance)
8:30pm Lindy Hop Fun Patterns
$15/class or $35 for all THREE. Contact Eileen if you have any questions or if you plan to attend.
THE BALBOA The Fast Style Swing Dance
The JCC in Manhattan 344 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side. NYC Mondays (NOV 12th - DEC 17)
Starting Monday NOV 12th, I will be featuring Balboa Basics at the JCC in Manhattan.
This is a continuation of this previously offered series. We're planning to make it the slickest weekly Balboa class in NYC. It will be open to all levels and will focus on STYLE. 6 week program! CALL THE JCC at 646-505-5708 or click here www.jccmanhattan.org
Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday Dec 3rd 2012
The JCC of Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St) NYC Join the Swing Remix crew for their biggest dance parties. NOV 5th event features Glenn Crytzer & his Syncopators. They will knock your socks off. swingremix.com
Halloween Show & Swing Dance Friday October 26th 2012
Dance Manhattan 39 West 19th St
The Artists' Lab presents
The 10th Annual Halloween Show and Swing Dance
SPEAKEASY. Come relive the bygone era of bootleggers, follies, flappers and floozies! Dress in your best vintage. Your's Truly will be the House DeeJay! so look for me there!
Party: 9:30PM - 12:30AM, Floor Show: 10:30PM, $15 includes deejayed dancing, refreshments and floor show. Dance Manhattan 39 WEST 19th ST NYC
JAZZ STEPS for LINDY HOP
9pm Thursdays NEW! Jazz footwork is essential when it comes to improvisation. Studying these steps will also add to your vocabulary thus providing more material for your Lindy Hop, The Collegiate Shag, Charleston and more . They are rooted in American vernacular jazz dance. Anyone can join who has advanced basic experience and it meets right after my advanced basics swing class.
Lindy Hop Explosion swing workshop Sunday September 30th 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Explore some of the most explosive sequences in Swing, from the Flying Lindy to the Basket.
We’ll combine them with dynamic passes, pivots & swivels and learn how to use momentum to empower you.
12:30pm - dynamic passes, pivots & swivels
2:00pm - explosive sequences in Lindy Hop
$20 per section or $35 for all.
Saturday October 6th 2012
featuring Ray Gelato & The Rhythm City Orchestra
VFW Hall 701 Lake Ave, Asbury Park NJ
SHAKiN @ The SHORE dance party
Saturday October 6th we present a fabulous night of music and dancing with Ray Gelato, Europe’s GODFATHER of SWING. Hailing from LONDON, England, Ray will be joined by the Rhythm City Orchestra for a night you don’t want to miss. Check out all the details at http://www.shakerhythmroll.com
Saratoga Savoy Workshops
SAT / SUN AUG 17-18 & 24-25, 2012
Here's a great getaway that's in beautiful Saratoga NY. Saratoga Savoy hosts a weekend of Music and Lindy Hop Workshops with
Paolo & Lauren Aug 17 - 18, Aug 24 - 25 http://www.saratogasavoy.com/LindyWorkshops.html
Here's a fun compilation that was created by Dave Wolf of Saratoga Savoy featuring clips from the Saratoga Springs Diamond Dance May 2012
Line Dances Swing & Mambo Style at The JCC in Manhattan JCC in Manhattan 344 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side. NYC
Monday 6 sessions (June 25 - July 30)
Starting Monday June 25th, I will be featuring line dances. Learn vintage line dances from the swing and mambo world of dance. Fun and easy to learn for anyone. A new dance each week: the shim sham, the madison time, the jitterbug stroll, the tush push, mambo #5 (the instructor's own choreographed version). It will be open to all levels and will involve some good exercise as well. 6 week program! Register Here:http://www.jccmanhattan.org/dance-1?page=cat-content&progid=25784
Hey, if you're coming to Saratoga this weekend, we'll be featured in a recreation of a USO radio broadcast production on Saturday Afternoon. Friends of the New York State Military Museum will host an historic recreation of a USO Armed Forces radio broadcast from 2 to |5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the museum in SARATOGA SPRINGS. The event will feature local historian Gary Ferris, who will recreate the exact type of show that Bob Hope would have broadcast in May 1941.There will be three hours of nonstop entertainment, also featuring live performances by the Manhattan Dolls and swing dance performances by Paolo & Lauren — all reminiscent of the era of America’s Greatest Generation. friendsofthenysmilitarymuseum.com
Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday May 5th 2012
The JCC of Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St) NYC Join the Swing Remix crew for their biggest dance parties. The May5 event features The Cab Calloway Orchestra. They will knock your socks off. swingremix.com
Spins, Pivots & Dips Swing Workshop
Saturday April 21, 2012
1pm - 3:30pm Instructor Paolo and Special Guest Nissreen!
Geared towards swing dancers who want to expand their vocabulary and move like a pro. Learn alternative footwork for your pivots and tuck turns and put more dynamic into your dips. Plus, ever wonder why some of your favorite dancers spin so steady? We’ll demystify their techniques. Dance Manhattan 39 West 19th St 5th Floor 212-807-0802
$30 in advance, $35 at door all. Adv Basic - Intermediate Level
Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday April 21 2012
Basic Ballroom 335 West 35th St NYC Join the Swing Remix crew for their biggest dance parties.swingremix.com
Swing Jam Tuesdays Farrell’s Steak House & Pub
401 Broadway Blvd, Pt. Pleasant Beach NJ 732-892-2090
Dance Instruction and Free Open Dancing.
Learn the original swing partner dances from the Lindy Hop to Shag.
Paolo & his special guests get you on the right track.
7:00pm Swing Level 2
7:45pm Swing Beginner Class
8:30pm open dancing $10 Each Class
No partner necessary. Thru May 2012
info at 646-233-3338 www.meetup.com/jersey-shore-swing-anytime
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
presented by Music Conservatory of Westchester Friday March 16, 2012
Rich Mansion 305 Ridgeway White Plains NY
Lindy Hoppers Paolo & Lauren along with Paolo's select dance students will showcase some great numbers at this fundraiser. Here are the details:
Join the Music Conservatory of Westchester in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its Music Therapy Institute (MTI). Enjoy an elegant dinner and dance to the swinging music of Don Dupont’s 19-piece big band at the CV Rich Mansion located at 305 Ridgeway in White Plains. Cocktails at 6:30 pm. Individual tickets start at $250.00. Sponsorships available. To reserve tickets or to become a sponsor please visit http://swingwithmcw.eventbrite.com or call Music Conservatory of Westchester at (914) 761-3900.
Notte di Swing & Tango Friday, March 2, at 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: 100 west 14th Street @6th Ave, Suite 1, New York
Come join us and experience the wonderful language of Italian as we feature a dance presentation and chat about the music that we will be showcasing. Italian Free-Style is a fun and exciting way to speak Italian with students of all levels. Each Free-Style event focuses on a different native Italian speaker and subject.
Centro Raccontami Presents Notte di Swing & Tango Featuring dancers Alessio Pastorino, Paolo Pasta Lanna & Eva Carrozza At Italian Free- Style
Dance specialists Alessio, Paolo & Eva will present demonstrations of Tango & Swing and then teach samples of these styles. Following the dance program, they will discuss the music of Renzo Arbore, Vinicio Caposella, Tony Bennett, Bobby Rydell, and their contributions to the world of Swing and Tango. Suggested Donation: $10 Presentation starts at 7 pm. Prosecco and appetizers will be served before the presentation
Spins, Dips and Pretzels Swing Dance Workshop Saturday Feb 18th
12:00 – 4pm (level 2 and up) NOTE: STARTS at NOON
This workshop will cover spins, dips and fun twisting patterns. We begin with techniques that will improve your spins and rotations. The second hour we’ll guide you through some playful patterns. We’ll close with dips and lockups. Certainly bring water and perhaps a snack but you don't need to bring a partner.
12:30 revealing techniques for spins, 1:30pm patterns 2:45pm Dips and lock up variations
Pricing $15 per section, $35 all.
New Classes beginning Jan 2012 Mondays
6pm Lindy Hop COOL MOVES Paolo busts out some of his most entertaining and creative stuff for this class. Intermediate level
7pm Lindy Hop SPECIAL TOPICS The Charleston has always been an integral part of the Lindy Hop.
We’ll look at some great patterns and footwork that combine the two. Charleston (Jan-Feb) Flashy Patterns (March) Intermediate/Advanced level
Thursdays 9pm Tricks & Dips (Swing & Balboa) For Swing/Lindy Hop (Jan-Feb)
For Balboa (March-April) Advanced Beginner level
Swing Slam Swing Dance Workshop Thursday Dec 29 2011
This workshop will cover lots of 6-count based patterns and tricks. First half hour spent on just footwork from Jazz Techniques to Playful Syncopations. Then 6-count material like the lasso, yo-yo, basket, hide & seek, plus some huge tricks that will challenge anyone at any level. SEE Classes for more details
Swing ITALIA Tour November 2012
My classes will be at Palacavicchi in Roma ei giorni sono venerdi-sabato-domenica 11-12-13 novembre 2012. Workshops include: Jazz Routine, Spins&Slides, Lindy Hop Dips&Tricks, Lindy Hop Easy Aerials. For 'easy aerials' we mean drops and easy things that are cool but safe. For more details contact:Valentina@swingandsoda.com
STEAL DANCE Swing Workshop! Sunday Nov 6 Time: 1pm – 3:30pm
Work on the Art of stealing partners on the dance floor. This is great for those birthday JAMS when you have to be quick on your feet. Creative exchanges for both leaders & follows. Improve your passes, swing outs and tricks so that our techniques will work to the MAX! Special Guests will demonstrate their favorite steals!
PLUS Learn the Coolest Two Couple Partner Switch on the planet!
Pre-requisite: Swing Intermediate - Advanced instructors: Paolo & Lauren & Special Guests!
$30/person ($5 OFF is you sign up before Nov 3) Call 212-807-0802 to sign up. Special deals available with advanced purchase only. dancemanhattan.com
Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday Nov 5th 2011
The JCC of Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St) NYC
Join the Swing Remix crew for their biggest dance parties. The NOV 5 event features Champian Fulteon. Featuring music of Billie Holiday & Sarah Vaughan, Champian will knock your socks off. swingremix.com
Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday October 8th 2011
Basic Ballroom 335 West 35th St NYC Join the Swing Remix crew for their biggest dance parties. The Oct 8th event features Baby Soday. This Hot Jazz, Charleston and Swing band will knock your socks off. swingremix.com
Spins, Dips and Pretzels Swing Dance Workshop Saturday Oct 1st
Dance Manhattan 39 West 19th Street 5th Floor 12:30pm - 4pm (adv basic and up)
This workshop will cover easy to learn spins, dips and arm locks that are great for your Swing Dancing. We begin with techniques that will improve your spins and rotations. Then we trhow in Patterns, Dips and lock up variations. Great Fun!
Call 212-807-0802 to sign up. Special deals available with advanced purchase only
Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday September 17 2011
Basic Ballroom 335 West 35th St NYC Join the Swing Remix crew for their second dance party of the FALL featuring The Hot Sardines. This Hot Jazz/Swing band was one of the BIG Headliners at this year's Mid Summernight Swing at Lincoln Center. Balboa Specialists Bobby And Kate who will be in the houst to present a dance demo for all. swingremix.com
Sunday Sept 11 2011
Butch Barbella & Streets of the Bronx
The Riverview 1 Warburton Ave Hastings on Hudson, NY
Westchester Ballroom Hosts this dinner dance featuring The Streets of the Bronx, music from the late 50’s and 1960’s. $28/pp Reservations required.
NOTE: This event was moved from Aug 27 to new date Sept 11) See westchesterballroom.com Friday Aug 26 2011
Jazz & Blues Series at Yonkers Waterfront
Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheatre 99 Main Street, Yonkers, NY
6:30pm-8:00pm Live Music with Jesters of Jive
Wednesday, August 24 2011 Jenkinson's Music Fest with Bronx Wonderers
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Jenkinson's Wed night Music at Inlet Beach Stage 7:30pm - 10pm. There will be a special deck area 100ft to the right of the stage that is being reserved for dancers. If you can cut a rung with your partner, definitely come on over and join us. jenkinsons.com
Swing Remix Dance Extravaganza
Saturday June 4th 2011
The JCC of Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, NYC On Saturday June 4th, our featured band will be theBoilermaker Jazz Bandperforming authentic hot jazz, ragtime, and swing. We're officially part of the grand birthday celebration weekend of Dawn Hampton and we'll have some special prizes and offerings just for that. Our featured instructor and DJ for June 4th will be John Festa. See below for details on his specialty workshop.
Saturday June 18th 2011 Count Basie Theater Red Bank NJ 12:30-3pm Swing, 3:30-6pm Salsa/Mambo. Designed to improve your techniques and knowledge of social dance with a focus on Swing & Salsa. The clas starts with all the basics from lead and follow techniques to spins and passes. A good challenge for those with some partner dance. experience also. Teen-Adult Fee: $35 per person. 732-224-8778 x 106 or 125 www.countbasietheatre.org
Live Jazz & Blues Dance Party
Sunday June 26, 2011
Monmouth Beach Club, Monmouth Beach, NJ Live Music and Dance instruction on the beach in beautiful Monmouth Beach. More Details to come.
Jersey Jumpers Dance & Workshops featuring Paolo & Lauren
Friday, May 20, 2011
UU Congregation of Princeton 50 Cherry Hill Road
Princeton, NJ Balboa (Basic) 7:00 pm, Lindy (Intermediate) 7:30 pm
Swing and Lindy Hop, truly American dance creations, are what they do at the Jersey Jumpers.
FREE SWING CLASS Saturday April 16, 2011
Yoga Basin 603 Mattison Ave. Asbury Park NJ 3:30pm Swing Beginner FREE, 4:30pm Fun Swing Patterns $10
Details see Classes
Spins, Dips and Pretzels Swing Dance Workshop
Tuesday April 26
Dance Manhattan 39 West 19th Street 5th Floor 7:30 – 10pm (adv basic and up) This workshop will cover easy to learn spins, dips and arm locks that will entertain. We begin with techniques that will improve your spins and rotations. We’ll close with dips and lockups. Revealing techniques for spins, Patterns, Dips and lock up variations
Call 212-807-0802 to sign up. Special deals available with advanced purchase only.
Swing Boogie Woogie Dance Workshop
Saturday April 2nd
Dance Manhattan 39 West 19th Street 5th Floor 12:30 - 4pm This workshop will cover lots of 6-count based patterns and moves with a hollywood style that fits the 1950’s early roots bands like Bill Haley & the Comets. Plus learn the Rhythm Circle! Certainly you don't need to bring a partner.
12:30 revealing boogie woogie, 1:30pm patterns 2:45pm The Rhythm Circle with Tricks. Call 212-807-0802 to sign up.
Swing Remix Dance Extravaganza Saturday March 19, 2011 6:30pm
The JCC of Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave by 76th Street NYC On Saturday March 19th our featured band will be Doc Scanlon's Rhythm Boys. This exciting band brings a mix of Big Band Swing and Rockin' Rhythm & Blues. Paolo will also be performing this night. Don't miss it around 10:30pm.
Join our mailing list to be kept up to date and to be eligible for our Give Aways. Details at www.swingremix.com
Valentine's Swing Fling
Friday February 18, 2011
Connolly's Restaurant & Bar 45th Street NYC Lee Sobel Swing Night featuring Eight to the Bar. And your DEEJAY - Paolo Pasta Lanna will spin your favorites. tickets online here
Yorktown High School Dance Saturday February 12, 2011
Yorktown High School 2727 Crompond Road Live music/dancing 8pm, dance lesson (featuring Paolo & Lauren) at 7pm, dance demo following. Dessert buffet, amazing raffle prize. Admission $8 adults, $5 students & seniors
February 12, 19, 26 2011 Count Basie Theater Red Bank NJ
Saturday: February 2011
12:30-3pm Swing, 3:30-6pm Salsa/Mambo Details
International Instructor Series Weekend January 8 & 9 2011
Dance Manhattan 39 W 19th Street NYC
Join Michele Nardella and his partner for an amazing weekend of swing instruction. Michele hails from Italy/Germany and has won numberous European dance competitions in the Boogie Woogie and Swing world. Details and See Videos Here!