Lindy Hop does not NEED to be learned in a classroom.
But it certainly helps.
In all places and at all times. Lindy Hop should not exist behind a paywall. Dance, especially Lindy Hop should be free to access.
Here at Copper City Swing, we define 3 main ways you can learn Lindy Hop. While of course you can mix and match these different ways. We recognize some people may only have the ability to do one, and some will have a preference and ability to achieve the other ways.
The differences between the methods consist mostly of individual preference and financial ability.
The cost-efficient option: "Social dance method"
Is also the least efficient way to learn. It is time-consuming and labor-intensive. It also happens to be the way that I think most people end up learning. Especially in AZ, where progressive Lindy Hop isn't always easy to access.
This method consists of paying for the pre-social dance intro lessons and then social dancing, asking other dancers to show you how to do new moves, watching youtube instructional and competition videos, and practicing by yourself and/or with friends at home, or at venues before social dances.
The most time-efficient method: "Classes and privates"
Is also the most expensive. But you're going to become confident in your abilities and competent exceptionally quickly. Since this dance is highly focused on the social aspects, we encourage people who take this method to also go out for social dancing. But, there is also nothing wrong with wanting to take lessons and privates and not go social dancing!
This method consists of attending progressive group classes, and individual or small group private lessons. You can always add social dancing and their introductory lessons into this method, but this is really good for learning quickly if you are someone who can afford classes and private lessons then you should absolutely do it! You won't regret it!
Membership method: "Copper City Membership" Or student membership
The best bang for your buck! Become a member, and get all access to discounted or free pricing for everything that CCS hosts. Including but not limited to free access to all classes and all social dance practices. Discounts on social dances, workshops, annual events, and private lessons.