This 24 Oktober, LindyKL, a Swing dancing community will be hosting the Swing Out at Publika. At The Square @Publika, Solaris Dutamas, this is a rare experience for Malaysians to dance outdoors. Swing Out At Publika (SOAP) has now become the only open-air Swing dancing event in Malaysia which has now become an annual affair.
Founded by Lionel Tan and Joanne Khoo in 2011, LindyKL is a volunteer-run community based in Kuala Lumpur, with the objective of growing the swing dance scene, or more specifically, the Lindy Hop scene in Malaysia. Lindy Hop is a large subset of the swing dance umbrella hailing from Harlem, New York, which originally began as a street dance and was popularized from the 1920s to 1950s.
You will be able to experience a Lindy Hop taster class including social dancing, exciting performances, toe-tapping jazz and swing music and vintage-inspired attire at SOAP. Last year’s event saw 100 people signing up on the spot to join the complimentary class for beginners. So, take advantage of the free lesson to experience the joy, relive the passion and appreciate the history of this classic, yet sometimes goofy art form. Wear comfortable flats, don your best vintage attire, and see you on the dance floor!
Today, the Lindy Hop is enjoyed as a partner-dance in more than 50 countries around the world! Four years since it was established, LindyKL now holds beginners’ class almost every month and weekly social dancing in New Star Studio, Taman Desa with an average of 40 dancers showing up every Friday night. On the social dance floor, none of the dance moves are choreographed hence making the participants of this partner dance rely heavily on body language and communication.
Come join the fun on 24 October 2015 at The Square @ Publikastarting at 7:30pm! Visit lindykl.com for the more information.