The Randolph Arts Guild hosts Swing Dance Lecture and Swing Dance Lessons with Allie SampsonPosted on 01/17/15
Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is about to lay a solid platform for your feet to get happy. It is time for swing dance classes. But before we get ahead of ourselves — and for those folks who may be afraid of their two left feet, let’s back it up a step and host a lecture. Swing dance instructor, Allie Sampson has been cutting a rug all over the southeast. She’s bringing her fancy footwork to Randolph County and will share with us her passion for keeping it all in rhythm on Thursday, February 5th. This lecture is free and the public is encouraged to attend. It all starts at 7 p.m. at the Randolph Arts Guild located at 123 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro. The guild will also offer Beginning and Continued Swing Dance Classes. For more information contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629 -- 0399.
Swing Dance Classes:
Beginning Swing -- Allie Sampson provides a simple four week class destined to get you out there and enjoy swing dancing. No partner or experience needed. Four lessons give participants a comprehensive understanding of beginner level East Coast Swing, Lead/Follow dynamics and an intro into Solo Jazz by means of teaching the Shim Sham, & a Jazz Line dance. Meets on Thursdays: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12, & 19 from 6 p.m. — 9 p.m. (one hour of instruction followed by supervised practice). Payment and registration are required for enrollment. The enrollment deadline is Thursday, February 19. $40 for R.A.G. members, $45 for non-members.
Continuing Swing -- More dancing! Allie Sampson leads four more East Coast Swing lessons which includes an introduction to the Triple Step. This Section offers an understanding of the versatility of moves and inspire you to think creatively while on the dance floor. This class meets on Thursdays: Mar. 26; Apr. 2, 9, & 16, from 6 p.m. -- 9 p.m. (one hour of instruction followed by supervised practice). Payment and registration are required for enrollment. The enrollment deadline is Thursday, March 19. $40 for R.A.G. members, $45 for non-members.
Allie Sampson is a Tennessee native and an avid swing dancer. When she took her first beginner swing lesson back in 2012, she was less than convinced that she really wanted to go. However, thanks to some very persuasive friends, Allie attended that lesson while enrolled at Tennessee Technological University and quickly fell in love with the dance. After only a few weeks of beginner lessons, she knew that swing dancing would likely be a part of her life for a long time to come. She began investing all of her free time in learning more about swing dancing and its many styles. Allie started attending lessons for more complex swing styles and greatly enjoyed learning 1920’s and 1940’s Charleston and the Lindy Hop. Shortly thereafter, she began traveling all across Tennessee and the Southeast to attend dance events and workshops. She frequently danced with the Knoxville, Cookeville and Nashville scenes and enjoyed occasional trips to dance in Huntsville and Chattanooga. Since moving to North Carolina, Allie has greatly enjoyed dancing with Piedmont Swing Dance Society and is very excited to be offering Swing Dancing to the city of Asheboro. She hopes to inspire others with the dance that swept her off her feet and give the people of Asheboro an opportunity to learn this exciting and easy art form!