Tuesdays, May 9 - June 20, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: dance lesson
12:00 – 12:15 pm: social dance & practice
Fee: $87.50/7 classes
2% CIF plus HST charges may apply
Come on, get happy – dance all your cares away! Learn joyful swing dances from the 1920s-1950s, including Lindy Hop/Jitterbug, Jive, Balboa and more. All ages welcome - no experience necessary, no partners required.
To register for the series, please call (416) 924-6211 x0.
Instructor: Kris Light, Bees Knees’ Dance Studio
Kris Light is a swing dance instructor with Bees' Knees Dance and a founding member of the internationally renowned performance troupe That Swing! A classically trained ballerina with decades of performance and competition experience in tap, modern jazz, lyrical and musical theatre, Kris found the leap to Swing challenging but endlessly rewarding. As an award-winning choreographer, Kris worked with many local community theatre groups, shaping production numbers with dancers from as young as 4 to as seasoned as 90 years old.
Kris is currently teaching a 10-week swing dance program at the National Council of Jewish Women, subcontracted by Golden Years Yoga. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Kris is familiar with the many health benefits (and potential challenges) of being joyously active during your senior years. Classes with Kris are goofy and explorative, with a strong focus on pushing personal boundaries. She incorporates techniques and aesthetics from other classic dance forms to increase body awareness and encourage students to uncover their own personal swing styling!
Named for the popular 1920s slang, Bees’ Knees Dance strives to embody the impressive standard from which our moniker was derived. The compliment was often bestowed on those deemed terrific dancers and we believe the expression can apply to absolutely anyone. Founded in 1999 by notable Toronto dancer Mandi Gould, Bees’ Knees Dance is now thriving under an enthusiastic collective of the studio’s instructors. Boasting decades of combined experience, members of the core team have trained with some of the world’s best across North America and Europe and compete and perform internationally with the Bees’ Knees Dance professional troupe, That Swing! Classes with Bees’ Knees Dance are innovative, relaxed, and infectious, providing individual attention to each student and appealing to beginner and experienced dancers alike.
For more information about Bees’ Knees Dance, and the history of Swing, please visit their website.