Meet in the Middle 2019
Registration is open for Meet in the Middle!
Meet in the Middle is an annual Lindy Hop and Blues exchange hosted by the Queen’s Swing Dancing Club in Kingston, Ontario. Join us in January for two nights of sizzling live bands and DJ’d blues, plus a full day of professional workshops taught by QSDC alumni.
This year we’re celebrating QSDC’s 20th Anniversary in proper birthday party fashion, so cake and pointy hats are guaranteed! More details on workshops, registration and musical guests are pending, so keep an eye on this event!
Full weekend, one-night and workshop-only passes will be available for purchase on Eventbrite as of November 1st. Register before December 1st for an early bird discount!
Limited housing will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register soon if you want a spot!
|All events will be in the John Deutsch University Centre at Queen’s University
Find us at Wallace Hall!
|Friday||8:00 PM||Beginner Lindy Hop Lesson|
|9:00 PM||Live Dance with Gordon Webster!|
|Midnight – 3:00 AM||Late Night Blues|
|Saturday||10:00 AM||Lindy Hop Lesson – The Music and Movement – All Levels|
|11:05 AM||Lindy Hop Lesson – Connection: Going Steady – All Levels|
|12:10 AM||Solo Blues Lesson – All Levels|
|1:10 PM – 2:25 PM||Lunch|
|2:25 PM||Lindy Hop – Connection: Direct and Redirect! – Intermediate||Jazz Blues|
|3:25 PM||Wildcard Class! – ! – QSDC Mob Dance – Intermediate||Junkin’ Blues|
|4:30 PM – 8:00 PM||Break!|
|8:00 PM||Beginner Lindy Hop Lesson|
|9:00 PM||Live dance with Gordon Webster!|
|After Midnight||Late night blues|
The Music and The Movement
All Levels Lindy Hop Lesson
Let’s start at the very core of why we dance: because the music tells us to! In this class we’ll explore swing from the music up, with much ado about rhythm and phrasing, and a focus on staying in the music and playing together with your partner.
Connection 1: Going Steady
All Levels Lindy Hop Lesson
Sure, you can stretch apart and come together.. but what happens in between? In this class we’ll explore keeping the connection steady even in “neutral” moments, and see what we can do when the lines are always open!
Connection 2: Direct and Redirect!
Intermediate Lindy Hop Lesson
Building from the concepts we explored in connection 1, we see what happens when you use a steady connection to put a new twist on classic ideas!
QSDC Mob Dance!
Intermediate Wildcard Class
Join us in creating something special for the QSDC! In this class we’ll teach you a brand new solo routine made just for the club, that you can use and pass along to new waves of students! This class is participatory… students will have a chance to brainstorm and add a QSDC twist to the routine, to really make it your own