Lindy Hop Workshop With Dabney Hopkins
It’s been a long time since we’ve done a Lindy Hop workshop. Too long in, in fact. So to remedy this our good friend from Arizona is coming to Sacramento on Saturday, June 11th to share his love and knowledge of Lindy Hop!
Dabney Hopkins will take you on a 4-hour mixed-level Lindy Hop workshop journey that will challenge you and help make your dancing soar! You’ll learn some useful techniques, awesome stylings, and fun moves while you have an amazing time.
11:30 am – Check-in
12:00 – 2:00 pm – Workshops
2:00 – 3:00 pm – Lunch
3:00 – 5:00 pm – Workshops
$40 before 6/1
$45 from 6/1 to 6/10
$50 at the door
Studio Member Sign-up
$50 before 6/1
$55 from 6/1 to 6/10
$60 at the door
Right now we’re not sure if the vivacious Karen Vizzard-Hopkins is going to be working her non-swing dancing job that weekend. If she’s able to get off work she’s going to join us and it’ll be a full-fledged “Lindy Hopkins” Workshop! But if not Dabney’s going to rock your world all by himself!
What level is this workshop?
This is a mixed-level workshop for anyone who has a grasp on the basic concepts and movements of Lindy Hop. Our goal is to bring the community together for an afternoon of fun, learning, and growth.
More About Dabney
Dabney Hopkins is a dancer from Mesa, AZ. His passion lies in the dance styles from the Swing Era, and he has dedicated over a decade of his life to spreading his love for Lindy Hop. Having studied under and been inspired by the legendary Frankie Manning, Dabney has also tried to garnish some dance knowledge from anyone around him. Having competed successfully early in his dance career, he focused more on teaching and helping others discover their true dance potential.
Dabney discovered dancing when, after serving a two-year mission in Brasil for his church, his friends dragged him out to a jazz club. He immediately fell in love with the music, the culture, and the connections through vernacular jazz and swing. The rest is history.
Dabney has over 14 years of experience dancing, teaching, competing in, and performing the dances from the Swing Era. Dabney has served as the secretary of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society, a 501c3 non-profit group dedicated to the preservation of classic jazz. Dabney is a national competitor and has performed with the Hollywood Hotshots, a performance troupe out of Los Angeles, and has taught workshops on Carnival Cruise Lines, and in California, Florida, Utah, Nevada, Mexico, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, and Arizona. He has made several television appearances and performs regularly with the 52nd St. Jazz Band, at jazz festivals across the country.