Focus your time with a structured approach to Lindy Hop
This is your opportunity to study with Michael Jagger and Evita Arce. Two world class performers and teachers who can guide you to becoming a better dancer. With a focus on connection, musicality, style, and core fundamentals of the dance you will be able to improve your dancing in a structured and progressive system.
Our Member, Ren, just won second place at Camp Jitterbug!
The Lindy Hop Roadmap
Structure and Focus
Have you ever felt frustrated with your dancing? Have you ever felt like the classes you take at weekend workshops can be a bit random?
Yes, yes, yes?
Excellent! Then you will find great value and guidance in our Lindy Hop Roadmap.
We have taken everything we know, everything we have taught over the past fifteen years and organized it for you into a clear and structured path so that you can study the right moves in the right order to know what it is like to make real progress.
We start with the Fundamentals. This course is all about solo movement and you won’t need a partner. You will build up your rhythm, stamina, coordination and style through a progressive set of exercises and movement routines.
Following on from the Fundamentals you will find SIX more carefully structured levels that take you from Beginner, Beginner/Intermediate, Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, all the way to truly Advanced moves and techniques.
All in all there are over two hundred lessons on the site, so you won’t be short of material to study. But that’s not the point! The point is that you will have a roadmap you can follow from beginning to end, with master teachers to guide you along the way.
From the Beginner Track
From the Advanced Track
Goals and Guidance
Having the roadmap is great, but it is important to check in at certain “stops on the road” and get some feedback.
We’ve got you covered!
Three times a year we have submission periods where members of Syncopated City can submit to get their Level Certificate. This involves completing a set routine that combines elements learned in each level, musicality, and even some general history of the dance.
This is a chance for you to set a goal, follow the roadmap, and feel a sense of accomplishment that you have not only made progress but also laid a solid foundation to continue developing your skills.
Your submission will be reviewed by Michael or Evita and you will receive detailed personal feedback and guidance on your submission.
*Because of the time and effort involved in Certificate Replies, these Certificate submissions are only available to Annual Members.
There is nothing more valuable we can give you than our time, and that is what you get as a member of Syncopated City.
Each week, either Michael or Evita will hold office hours. You can come in to ask a single question or have a conversation about your struggles. Get feedback on a video, get guidance on a lesson.
Whatever it is, we are here for you.
Personal feedback on technique, style, and choreography with Member Challenges
Member challenges offer a way to work towards a common goal. Throughout the month members will be set a task and submit updates and videos along the way. At the end of the challenge we all get together on a live call and go through the work that has been done. These sessions bring the community together from all corners of the globe to discuss the dance and to get some face to face time with Michael & Evita. You can be actively involved with questions and video submissions or simply watch and be part of the fun!
Study With Friends
There are dancers from all over the world learning here at Syncopated City and you can join in on the conversation in out community forum.It is a place to ask questions, upload videos, and receive feedback. You will also find regular challenges posed by Michael & Evita that are worked on in the Live Training.
One more thing…
As we travel to workshops around the world we love to meet with members of Syncopated City and we make a special effort to offer private lessons. For Annual members of Syncopated City we offer a 30% discount on the price of a private lesson and we give scheduling priority to members too.
We put our heart and soul into this school and we are confident you are going to enjoy being a member. If you find that this site is not for you, you can let us know within thirty days of signing up, and we will give you a full refund. Our 30 day guarantee means there is no risk in signing up and every reason to become a member right now! Just choose your membership below.