INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Building on the basics presented in the beginner level, intermediate classes are designed to expand your vocabulary and skills. You never need a partner; we rotate partners in our classes so everyone has a chance to learn and practice. 

Intermediate students should be familiar with the essentials of swing:
• Six-count patterns
• Eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle
• Side-by-Side and Back Charleston
Gottaswing instructors reserve the right to make final determination as to appropriate class level.

Tuition is $140 per person for the eight-week session.

COVID-19 CLASS REGISTRATION POLICY:
• Fully-vaccinated students only. Please present proof of vaccination status on the first night of class.
• Pre-registration online only. No registrations will be taken in class.
• Online payment via credit card only.
IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING MASKS: Commencing with classes beginning in May, some venues are going mask-optional. Please read class info carefully. For venues where masks are required, N95 and KN95 masks are recommended.
• No refunds or class credits will be made if you are unable to complete the class.
• If covid-19 concerns prompt suspension of classes, every effort will be made to resume classes when the suspension is lifted. No refunds or class credits will be made by Gottaswing.

Day


Location


Instructors


  • BALBOA PLUS: THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT

    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact
    [email protected] and [email protected]
    Sunday, December 11
    5-6:30pm
    $25/person; TAKE TWO AND SAVE! 
    Register for BALBOA PLUS: TRANSITIONS as well and save $10. Discount automatically applied when the second class is added to your registration.
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Join Dabe and Janelle in dissecting some common (and some not-so-common) Toss-Out, Lolly, and Swivel patterns; identify ways in which they’re similar, as well as how they’re different; and then use that information to develop your own unique and individual styles and techniques — no matter whether you’re leading OR following! Students must be comfortable with the 4Ps, pure Balboa, Lollies, Come-Arounds, Toss-Outs. and Swivels. TAKE TWO AND SAVE! Register for BALBOA PLUS: TRANSITIONS as well and save $10. Discount automatically applied when the second class is added to your registration.

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180


    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact
    [email protected] and [email protected]
    Sunday, December 11
    5-6:30pm
    $25/person; TAKE TWO AND SAVE! 
    Register for BALBOA PLUS: TRANSITIONS as well and save $10. Discount automatically applied when the second class is added to your registration.
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Join Dabe and Janelle in dissecting some common (and some not-so-common) Toss-Out, Lolly, and Swivel patterns; identify ways in which they’re similar, as well as how they’re different; and then use that information to develop your own unique and individual styles and techniques — no matter whether you’re leading OR following! Students must be comfortable with the 4Ps, pure Balboa, Lollies, Come-Arounds, Toss-Outs. and Swivels. TAKE TWO AND SAVE! Register for BALBOA PLUS: TRANSITIONS as well and save $10. Discount automatically applied when the second class is added to your registration.

     

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180

  • BALBOA PLUS: TRANSITIONS

    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact
    [email protected] and [email protected]
    Sunday, December 4
    5-6:30pm
    $25/person; TAKE TWO AND SAVE! 
    Register for BALBOA PLUS: THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT as well and save $10. Discount automatically applied when the second class is added to your registration.
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Feel like you have a large repertoire of Bal and Lindy moves, yet you keep using the same basic patterns over and over? Join Dabe and Janelle as they explore (and even invent some new!) ways to flow easily and seamlessly in and out of different Bal steps, all while feeling confident and comfortable even if the unexpected happens! Students must be comfortable with the 4Ps, pure Balboa, Lollies, Come-Arounds, and Toss-Outs. TAKE TWO AND SAVE! Register for BALBOA PLUS: THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT as well and save $10. Discount automatically applied when the second class is added to your registration. 

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180


    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact
    [email protected] and [email protected]
    Sunday, December 4
    5-6:30pm
    $25/person; TAKE TWO AND SAVE! 
    Register for BALBOA PLUS: THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT as well and save $10. Discount automatically applied when the second class is added to your registration.
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Feel like you have a large repertoire of Bal and Lindy moves, yet you keep using the same basic patterns over and over? Join Dabe and Janelle as they explore (and even invent some new!) ways to flow easily and seamlessly in and out of different Bal steps, all while feeling confident and comfortable even if the unexpected happens! Students must be comfortable with the 4Ps, pure Balboa, Lollies, Come-Arounds, and Toss-Outs. TAKE TWO AND SAVE! Register for BALBOA PLUS: THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT as well and save $10. Discount automatically applied when the second class is added to your registration.

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown

    Taught by Katie Beebe and Brian Behe
    Contact [email protected]

    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874


    Taught by Katie Beebe and Brian Behe
    Contact [email protected]

    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown

    Taught by Jen and Brian Behe
    Contact [email protected]

    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person

    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874


    Taught by Jen and Brian Behe
    Contact [email protected]

    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874

  • Born 2 Dance, Vienna

    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact [email protected] and [email protected]

    Sunday nights, September 11-October 23 (7 weeks)
    5-6pm
    $125/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180


    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact [email protected] and [email protected]

    Sunday nights, September 11-October 23 (7 weeks)
    5-6pm
    $125/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180

  • Born 2 Dance, Vienna

    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact [email protected] and [email protected]

    Sunday nights, September 11-October 23 (7 weeks)
    6-7:20pm (includes 20 minutes of practice time)
    $145/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    INTERMEDIATE–BALBOA FOR SWING DANCERS
    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! Known for their smooth style, effortless appearance, and limitless enthusiasm, Dabe and Janelle will show you how to incorporate the fundamentals of Balboa—Posture, Position, Pressure, and Pulse—into your swing dancing repertoire. You’ll fine-tune your footwork, solidify your stretch, and create a better connection with your partner, the music, and even the dance floor. Suitable for students with no previous Balboa experience, and there is always plenty of new material for repeat students as well. Class is followed by 20 minutes of dance practice.

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180


    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact [email protected] and [email protected]

    Sunday nights, September 11-October 23 (7 weeks)
    6-7:20pm (includes 20 minutes of practice time)
    $145/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    INTERMEDIATE–BALBOA FOR SWING DANCERS
    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! Known for their smooth style, effortless appearance, and limitless enthusiasm, Dabe and Janelle will show you how to incorporate the fundamentals of Balboa—Posture, Position, Pressure, and Pulse—into your swing dancing repertoire. You’ll fine-tune your footwork, solidify your stretch, and create a better connection with your partner, the music, and even the dance floor. Suitable for students with no previous Balboa experience, and there is always plenty of new material for repeat students as well. Class is followed by 20 minutes of dance practice.

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180

  • Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage

    Taught by Karly Trotter and Marty Miodek
    Contact [email protected]

    Thursday nights, September 15-October 27 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore Street, Savage, Maryland 20763

    Taught by Karly Trotter and Marty Miodek
    Contact [email protected]

    Thursday nights, September 15-October 27 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore Street, Savage, Maryland 20763

     

     

  • Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage

    Taught by Karly Trotter and Marty Miodek
    Contact [email protected]

    Thursday nights, September 15-October 27 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore Street, Savage, Maryland 20763


    Taught by Karly Trotter and Marty Miodek
    Contact [email protected]

    Thursday nights, September 15-October 27 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore Street, Savage, Maryland 20763

  • Chevy Chase Ballroom, Northwest DC

    Taught by Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg
    Contact [email protected] or [email protected]

    Monday nights, September 12-October 24 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015


    Taught by Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg
    Contact [email protected] or [email protected]

    Monday nights, September 12-October 24 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

  • Chevy Chase Ballroom, Northwest DC

    Taught by Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg
    Contact [email protected] or [email protected]

    Monday nights, September 12-October 24 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015


    Taught by Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg
    Contact [email protected] or [email protected]

    Monday nights, September 12-October 24 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

  • Colvin Run Dance Hall, Great Falls

    Taught by Sue and Gary Caley
    Contact
    [email protected]
    Monday nights, September 12-October 24 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Colvin Run Dance Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, Virginia 22066


    Taught by Sue and Gary Caley
    Contact
    [email protected]
    Monday nights, September 12-October 24 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Colvin Run Dance Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, Virginia 22066

  • Colvin Run Dance Hall, Great Falls

    Taught by Sue and Gary Caley
    Contact
    [email protected]
    Monday nights, September 12-October 24 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Colvin Run Dance Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, Virginia 22066


    Taught by Sue and Gary Caley
    Contact
    [email protected]
    Monday nights, September 12-October 24 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Colvin Run Dance Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, Virginia 22066

  • Creative Dance Center, Ashburn

    Taught by Laurie Berstene and Karen Jones
    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    8:35-9:35pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Creative Dance Center, 44710 Cape Court, Unit 126, Ashburn, Virginia 20147


    Taught by Laurie Berstene and Karen Jones
    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    8:35-9:35pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Creative Dance Center, 44710 Cape Court, Unit 126, Ashburn, Virginia 20147

  • Creative Dance Center, Ashburn

    Taught by Laurie Berstene and Karen Jones
    Contact [email protected]
    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    7:35-8:35pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Creative Dance Center, 44710 Cape Court, Unit 126, Ashburn, Virginia 20147


    Taught by Laurie Berstene and Karen Jones
    Contact [email protected]
    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    7:35-8:35pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Creative Dance Center, 44710 Cape Court, Unit 126, Ashburn, Virginia 20147

  • Dance Etc., Woodbridge

    Taught by Glenn and Janice Gardner
    Contact [email protected]

    Sunday nights, September 11-October 23 (7 weeks)
    6-7pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Dance Etc., 13590 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192


    Taught by Glenn and Janice Gardner
    Contact [email protected]

    Sunday nights, September 11-October 23 (7 weeks)
    6-7pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Dance Etc., 13590 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192

  • Dance Etc., Woodbridge

    Taught by Glenn and Janice Gardner
    Contact [email protected]

    Sunday nights, September 11-October 23 (7 weeks)
    7:30-8:30pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Dance Etc., 13590 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192


    Taught by Glenn and Janice Gardner
    Contact [email protected]

    Sunday nights, September 11-October 23 (7 weeks)
    7:30-8:30pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Dance Etc., 13590 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192

  • Everybody Shim Sham!

    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact
    [email protected] and [email protected]
    Sunday, November 20
    5-6:30pm
    $25/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Based on a tap dance routine, the Shim Sham Shimmy was adapted by Lindy Hoppers when Lindy Hop legend Frankie Manning started using it as a class warm-up. Now performed at swing dances all over the world, including Gottaswing dances at Colvin Run Dance Hall and Glen Echo Park, you’ll love being part of this world-wide tradition! No partner needed, all levels welcome.

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180


    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact
    [email protected] and [email protected]
    Sunday, November 20
    5-6:30pm
    $25/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Based on a tap dance routine, the Shim Sham Shimmy was adapted by Lindy Hoppers when Lindy Hop legend Frankie Manning started using it as a class warm-up. Now performed at swing dances all over the world, including Gottaswing dances at Colvin Run Dance Hall and Glen Echo Park, you’ll love being part of this world-wide tradition! No partner needed, all levels welcome.

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180

  • Excell Dance Studio/ Allegro Community School of the Arts, Warrenton

    Taught by Valerie Pyle and Joe Manning
    Contact [email protected]
    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    7:30-8:30pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Excell Dance Studio/ Allegro Community School of the Arts, 92 Main Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186


    Taught by Valerie Pyle and Joe Manning
    Contact [email protected]
    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    7:30-8:30pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Excell Dance Studio/ Allegro Community School of the Arts, 92 Main Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186

  • Excell Dance Studio/ Allegro Community School of the Arts, Warrenton

    Taught by Valerie Pyle and Joe Manning
    Contact [email protected]

    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    8:30-9:30pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Excell Dance Studio/ Allegro Community School of the Arts, 92 Main Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186


    Taught by Valerie Pyle and Joe Manning
    Contact [email protected]

    Wednesday nights, September 14-October 26 (7 weeks)
    8:30-9:30pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Excell Dance Studio/ Allegro Community School of the Arts, 92 Main Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186

  • Intermediate Level Balboa for Swing Dancers

    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact [email protected] and [email protected]

    Sunday nights, September 11-October 23 (7 weeks)
    6-7:20pm (includes 20 minutes of practice time)
    $145/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    INTERMEDIATE–BALBOA FOR SWING DANCERS
    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! Known for their smooth style, effortless appearance, and limitless enthusiasm, Dabe and Janelle will show you how to incorporate the fundamentals of Balboa—Posture, Position, Pressure, and Pulse—into your swing dancing repertoire. You’ll fine-tune your footwork, solidify your stretch, and create a better connection with your partner, the music, and even the dance floor. Suitable for students with no previous Balboa experience, and there is always plenty of new material for repeat students as well. Class is followed by 20 minutes of dance practice.

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180


    Taught by Dabe and Janelle Murphy
    Contact [email protected] and [email protected]

    Sunday nights, September 11-October 23 (7 weeks)
    6-7:20pm (includes 20 minutes of practice time)
    $145/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    INTERMEDIATE–BALBOA FOR SWING DANCERS
    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! Known for their smooth style, effortless appearance, and limitless enthusiasm, Dabe and Janelle will show you how to incorporate the fundamentals of Balboa—Posture, Position, Pressure, and Pulse—into your swing dancing repertoire. You’ll fine-tune your footwork, solidify your stretch, and create a better connection with your partner, the music, and even the dance floor. Suitable for students with no previous Balboa experience, and there is always plenty of new material for repeat students as well. Class is followed by 20 minutes of dance practice.

    Born 2 Dance, 262 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180

  • Quantum Pilates, Dupont Circle

    Taught by Michael Rossi and Amanda Gerken
    Contact [email protected]
    Thursday nights, September 15-October 27 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Quantum Pilates, 2130 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037


    Taught by Michael Rossi and Amanda Gerken
    Contact [email protected]
    Thursday nights, September 15-October 27 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Quantum Pilates, 2130 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

  • Quantum Pilates, Dupont Circle

    Taught by Michael Rossi and Amanda Gerken
    Contact [email protected]

    Thursday nights, September 15-October 27 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Quantum Pilates, 2130 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037


    Taught by Michael Rossi and Amanda Gerken
    Contact [email protected]
    Thursday nights, September 15-October 27 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    THIS CLASS IS MASK-OPTIONAL

    Quantum Pilates, 2130 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

  • Stacy C. Sherwood Center, Fairfax

    Taught by Jennifer Sills and Aric Campling
    Contact [email protected]
    Tuesday nights, September 13-October 25 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Stacy C. Sherwood Center, Rehearsal Hall, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030


    Taught by Jennifer Sills and Aric Campling
    Contact [email protected]
    Tuesday nights, September 13-October 25 (7 weeks)
    7-8pm
    $125/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Stacy C. Sherwood Center, Rehearsal Hall, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

     

  • Stacy C. Sherwood Center, Fairfax

    Taught by Jennifer Sills and Aric Campling
    Contact [email protected]

    Tuesday nights, September 13-October 25 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Stacy C. Sherwood Center, Rehearsal Hall, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030


    Taught by Jennifer Sills and Aric Campling
    Contact [email protected]

    Tuesday nights, September 13-October 25 (7 weeks)
    8-9pm
    $125/person
    MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS

    Stacy C. Sherwood Center, Rehearsal Hall, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030