SONH Virtual Edition - Sept. 5th, 2020 8-11pm ET
Despite all our hopes, the uncertainty of the future coupled with the nature of partner dancing and its potential health hazard in the COVID-19 crisis has brought us to the decision to cancel our usual in person Swing Out New Hampshire this year. This was a very hard decision for our team to make, but health and safety must remain a top priority for all of us.
We are excited to announce a one-night only virtual edition of camp this year! Please join us for an evening that highlights what is at the core of Swing Out New Hampshire- good music, jazz dance, and an opportunity to see the same dear friends year after year. Our evening will include:
- 2 sets of live music from Gordon Webster and Friends
- A compilation of campers singing the purple lilacs song (keep an eye out for our soon-to-be-released guide video and send in your version!)
- Soul music a la Charles's Happy Hour
- "Class routines" from our two solo jazz tracks (see below)
- A chance to see friendly faces and keep a bit of the SONH spirit alive
Our online dance celebration will be hosted on Zoom, and the link will be sent out in our newsletter and as a post in our Facebook event during the day on September 5.
Except for the solo jazz classes, SONH 2020 will be pay-what-you-can. Our online event will be free to enter, and a payment link will be available for those who are able to pay. Still, many of our teachers, musicians and support staff are affected by the loss of work and could use your help. If you are in a place to offer support to them during this time, please visit our support page for a list of ways you can help.
Solo Jazz Classes: Register Now!
We are offering two levels of solo jazz classes this year as part of our virtual event! The intermediate routine is choreographed by Skye Humphries and the advanced routine is choreographed by Marie N'Diaye. Classes will include a breakdown of the routine and will cost $25/each. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Frankie Manning Foundation's Black Lindy Hoppers Fund.
Classes are in the form of prerecorded videos and will be sent out when you register. The submission deadline for inclusion in our compilation performances has already passed, but you can still take the classes to learn some great routines! Visit Our Registration Page for more info!
We look forward to the time we can meet again where the purple lilacs grow, and dance together with the joy that we have always had. Until then, we hope we can all stay safe and healthy, and support each other as best we can.
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There is no experience like this anywhere else. The gorgeous setting, amazing talent, and full-immersion camp experience all make Swing Out New Hampshire the perfect Lindy Hop vacation.