Meet and greet enthusiastic jazz lovers and Lindy hoppers, a place to ease your heart and get you bouncing to the rhythm of Swing Jazz music. We host the Swing Socials every Friday at the New Star Studio. Participants will truly find that Lindy Hop is known to be a joyful dance. Come and join in our weekly night of fun and spread the joy of Lindy Hop together.
RM20 per entry (includes 3 hours of dancing & refreshments. Please bring your own reusable water bottle, we have a water dispenser located at the back of the studio)
9:00pm : Doors Open for Registration
9:15pm : Taster Class
(learn the basics of Lindy Hop, kindly be on time to avoid missing the class)
9.45pm : Social Dancing
12.00am: Group Photo (it's our weekly tradition)
New Star Studio
65-1, 109E Off Jalan Klang Lama, Taman Desa
Kuala Lumpur, 58100
(Located opposite Casa Desa Condominium and above Star Cafe)
New Star Studio - dance & fitness
There are plenty of free parking spots during the evening.
Swing Dancing for the first time?
Here's how we could get you started, we host a FREE beginner's taster class for 30 mins
Do I need a partner?
Partner is not required. However, you’re more than welcomed to bring one.
What do i wear or bring?
What’s most important is that you feel comfortable. Bring extra t-shirts, flat shoes, towel and a reusable water bottle. Click on the link for more information about swing dance footwear
How do I dress for a swing socials?
Swing Dancing is a fun & energetic dance so you want to dress stylishly, yet comfortably! You can choose to go super casual in jeans and a tee or look the part in a vintage outfit.
Do I need to book a spot?
Booking is not required. We accept walk-in only. However, Live music performance is required. click here for updates
A brief history of Swing Dancing
Swing Dance is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s–1940s, with the origins of each dance predating the popular "swing era". During the swing era, there were hundreds of styles of swing dancing, but those that have survived beyond that era include: Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and Charleston. Today, the most well-known of these dances is the Lindy Hop, which originated in Harlem, New York City in the early 1930s.
The Lindy Hop consists of both 6 and 8 count steps. It is captivating, energetic and both amusing, with fast or sophisticated slow tempo moves to jazz and swing music. The dance comprise of different dances like the tap, jazz, breakaway and Charleston. "Swing dancing" is under the umbrella term that refers to many of the dances being done to swing music. A similar example would be “Latin dance,” which refers to dances like Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.
Click on the video below to get an idea of what Lindy Hop dancing is all about.
Other places to Social dance
Tuesday Night Swing by KL Swing
CODE OF CONDUCT
New Star Studio has partnered up with LindyKL and are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone. Therefore all attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers at our socials and classes are required to comply with the following code of conduct.
PURPOSE & VALUES
We want to continually share our joy of swing dance and jazz music through our social events and classes. Our Friday social nights are open to the public and we welcome all ages of consent to learn the dance and history as well as to get to know our community.
We are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone. Therefore all attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers at our socials and classes are required to comply with the following code of conduct. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help keep our community and its members safe.
OUR ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY
Harassment includes but is not limited to deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, dance skill level, dance role.
We will NOT tolerate harassment of any kind.
If a participant is engaging in harassing behavior, we reserve the right to take any action deem appropriate; including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a staff member at the event immediately. You can also contact us anonymously using the form below.
Our staff will be happy to help participants contact the organizers, or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and your safety.
We expect all participants to follow these rules at dance and workshop venues.
PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU NEED HELP. BE SAFE, AND ENJOY YOUR TIME WITH US!