Author Archives: Shawna Westervelt

Happy Birthday LSDA!

Birthday_candles12Today, March 19th, Longview Swing Dance Associations turns one year old!  On this date last year we had our very first dance!  We are so thankful for the many wonderful memories that we have build this year.  The board of LSDA wants to thank each and every one of you for your participation in our group.  Whether you have come only once or you faithfully come every week, we could not have done this without you.   Here are a few pictures of that first dance!!

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March 3rd Dance – CANCELED

We are sad to announce that this evenings dance will be canceled due to the freezing weather.  Many folks are still without power and the temperatures will continue to drop as the evening goes on.  We know some of you would have been able to come so we apologize for the inconvenience.

March Workshop – Moved to February 22nd

Sorry for the late notice but we need to move up our March Workshop to February 22nd!!

This is our “Get Ready for Lindyfest” Workshop. These are the final items you asked us to prepare you for before heading off to Houston for one of the best Lindy Hop events in the country. But even if you don’t plan on going you can get something out of this event.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

1:30 – 2:30pm – Intro to Balboa
2:40 – 3:40pm – Tandem – Beg/ Intermediate
3:50 – 4:50pm – Tandem – Intermediate

Cost: $8 per class ($5 for students and members)
No partner needed

The Courthouse Athletic Club
1 Courthouse Drive

Dance Cancelled 2/11/14

We are sad to announce that we are cancelling tonight’s swing dance due to the weather.  Reports are calling for rain, freezing temps and possibly snow.  Since its been raining all day we worry about the roads.  See you this Saturday for our Dallas Field trip! (details below)
Dallas Field Trip Carpooling Information for Feb 15th

Walmart parking lot (4006 Estes Parkway, Longview, TX 75603)

2pm Leave for Dallas
4:30pm Dinner in Dallas
6-8pm Charleston Workshop
8-9pm Beginner Lesson
9-11:59pm Open Dancing
11pm – When the Longview crew generally leaves

Total Cost = $15 for the event and $5-$10 for your carpool

Shawna Westervelt will be the contact point so text or call her with questions.

Valentine’s Swing Dance

Saturday, February 8thred

This Saturday we are joining our dancing neighbors to the west (Twin Oaks Swing) for a Valentine’s Day Swing dance!

Free Beginner Lesson 7-8pm
Dancing from 8-11pm

Cost: $5 per person

Twin Oak Ranch
20131 FM 16 West
Lindale, TX

For questions please call 903-520-9592
Like them on Facebook : “Twin Oaks Swing”


If you would like to do even more that day here are some bonus activities that some of us LSDA folks will be up to:
3pm – Girls Only Primp Party (call or text Christie for the address (903) 841-0554 )
5pm – Dinner at Uncle Joes (411 Route 63 Spur,Longview)
6pm – Carpool from Uncle Joes

February Workshop – The Charleston

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Back by popular demand!!!! It’s time to learn The Charleston!

Noon – 1pm    – Charleston Basics – Beginner
1:15 – 2:15pm – Hand to Hand – Beginner/ Intermediate
2:30 – 3:30pm – Hand to Hand – Intermediate/Advanced
3:45 – 4:45pm – Tandem – Intermediate

Cost: $8 per class ($5 for students and members)
No partner needed

The Courthouse Athletic Club, 1 Courthouse Drive, Longview

Charleston paint

Christmas Dance!

Come join us for our Christmas Dance!! The evening will start with our beginner lesson followed by open dancing. We will have light Christmas snacks and some festive Christmas decorations. And… addition to our usual fun we will also have an Ugly Sweater Contest as well as a special surprise that you don’t want to miss.
christmas danceCourthouse Athletic Club
1 Courthouse Drive, Longview 75605

Beginner Lesson: 7:30pm – 8:15pm
Dancing: 8:15pm – 10pm

Admission: $5 (Includes beginner lesson)
Dress: Ugly Sweater…or Dressy
Light snacks provided
No Partner Needed
Please wear non-marking shoes

***Don’t forget about the Ugly Sweater Contest!!!

Charleston Workshop – Saturday, November 16th

It’s time to work on the Charleston!! We’ve had a workshop on this subject before but it is back by popular demand!

Noon – 1pm – Charleston Basics – Beginner
1:15 – 2:15pm – Partnered Moves – Beginner
2:30 – 3:30pm – Hand to Hand – Intermediate
3:45 – 4:45pm – Tandem – Intermediate

Cost: $8 per class ($5 for students and members)

Classes will be held at The Courthouse Athletic Club (1 Courthouse Drive)

Lindy Hop Workshop

It’s time to work on Lindy Hop!! This workshop is geared for beginner and intermediate lindy hop dancers. There are 4 classes to choose from so come to one or come to them all!swing pose(1)

Price per Class
$8 per person for General Admission
$5 per person for Members

Beginner Lindy Hop
Noon-1pm – Let’s Start at the Very Beginning
1:15-2:15pm – Building on the Basics

Intermediate Lindy Hop
2:30-3:30pm – Technique….Making it comfortable
3:45-4:45pm – Moves! Building your Repertoire


And then…..we are joining our friends at Longview Dance (the local Ballroom group) for their Sock Hop!!

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Time Change for our Weekly Dance!!

New Start time for our lesson is 7:30pm
New Start time for our dance is 8:15pm

Courthouse Athletic Club
1 Courthouse Drive, Longview 75605

Every Tuesday
7:30 – 8:15pm – Beginner Lesson
8:15 – 10pm – Open Dancing 

$8 General Admission
$5 Members and Student

Dress: Casual
Please wear non-marking shoes
All ages welcome
No partner needed!!!