Apply to the Lindy Hop Scholarship
On February 22-24 2019 in Oakland, learn from jazz dance legends Norma Miller, Chester Whitmore, and Chazz Young.
Applications due January 31st, 2018
No Experience Required!
Live Jazz Bands!
Historical Lectures !
Meet the Legends!
Swingin’ at the Savoy is an annual event held at Oakland’s historic Lake Merritt Dance Center that celebrates the history of lindy hop and swing jazz, styles of dance and music that originated in and were popularized by African-American communities in the 1930s and 1940s. We would like to invite our local community to join us in this unique opportunity to take dance classes from internationally-renowned instructors, listen to live music performed by some of the most talented musicians alive today, and meet some of the people who helped keep the dance alive through the years--including Norma Miller, one of the original inventors of lindy hop.
We are offering multiple full scholarships for dancers of all experience levels (including no experience) and dance passes for Swingin’ at the Savoy 2019, which takes place from February 22 to February 24, for those who would otherwise be unable to attend due to the cost of admission. We especially encourage applications from East Bay residents and people of color, but the application is also open to all interested members of our community. The only requirement for the Newcomer’s Track workshop is that you have never attended a multi-day swing dance workshop before.