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retroswingkid@gmail.com

mobile: Retro Swing Kid 604 536 0195 Peter 778 867 1457

Book Retro Swing Kid for your event! 


Guest Instructors:

2017/2018

Retro Swing Kid with Enda Tan on the right.

Brenden & Ayla: 


VIDEOS

The Kid dancing at Lindy Bout 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wkVR9y33Ac 

The Kid performing with the RC Lab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN-Bl5p-RBo&feature=share

Marie & Pascal social dance easy single time Lindy Hop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yss8yDSbMHk

Marie and Darlene clog dance to Sister Kate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoWPuaeLhqY



VISION FOR Jump Joint Swing 

Connecting you to create dance community that is fun and friendly. A percentage of all dance class fees support www.metrokids.ca , a government registered Surrey charity.


Motto: Together to care. 

 

BOOKINGS:

Contact RSK for bookings for weddings, parties, GROUPS, PRIVATES, workshops, shows, instruction, choreography and DJ. PRIVATES: Minimum fee is $30 for a one hour private for up to 2 people. Travel and DJ equipment are additional costs.

 

RETRO SWING KID & COMPANY:

Retro Swing Kid started teaching Frankie Manning style swing dance in 1998 with 3 other Lindy Hoppers. The rest is history! All the company have received extensive Lindy Hop training! The Kid was trained by Frankie Manning, Tonya Morris and many other international Lindy Hop instructors. Instructor training for teaching swing dance for lead and follow from beginner to advanced was received from Graeme Oxendale. At present the Kid leads and follows at an advanced level. Intermediate A, B & C leading was obtained from Rhythm City. The Kid still takes the Lab classes at Rhythm City both as a lead and follow and can be seen dancing lead and follow most Thursday nights at Rhythm City Strut. I highly recommend the Rhythm City Mess Around in the Fall, Lindy Bout in the spring and Camp Jitterbug in Seattle on Memorial Day weekend. 


JUMP JOINT SWING TEAM:

 

Marie Welton: Creator/ administrator providing professional swing dance instruction for Wedding Dances, Dance Privates, Progressive Dance Classes, Workshops, Aerials, Swing in French and University Swing Dance Classes. Swing dance styles taught include Lindy Hop, Balboa, 20s Charleston, Lindy Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Early American Vernacular Jazz Routines. Choreography provided for performance!


Peter Welton: Security, Front Desk, Set up/Clean up and venue renovations and maintenance.



ASSISTANTS TO THE INSTRUCTOR: 

Students who attend instructor training courses are eligible to sign up for assistant instructor and instructor positions. 


HEAD INSTRUCTOR RETRO SWING KID/ DJ FLY AWAY:  Retro Swing Kid (RSK) can be found dancing Lindy Hop at least 3X a week and listening to music that swings at least 6 days a week. Besides DJ, RSK does music analysis & choreography for shows, weddings and for private and corporate events. 

 See www.cityofrefugecityofpeace.com for Israeli Folk Dance Classes.


PHOTO of Retro Swing Kid with Eric K in the Surrey Leader:

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO

MARIE WELTON (RSK) instructed swing dance and ran a swing club for the City of Surrey at a variety of locations since 1998, Canada Day 2000 at Canada Place, Millennium Magic in Cloverdale, Harbor Dance Centre 2005, Suzy Greene Dance Studio, CAPA Dance Summer School, So Its Fun Singles at Ocean Park Legion 2011 and Surrey Arts Council 2004, weekly at her  Surrey Swing Club Jump Joint Swing since 2008 and weekly on Fri nights 2011 at the Cloverdale Legion, Swing Fun with French instructor for Canadian Parents for French at 2009 SFU Burnaby Summer Camp. Swing Dance instructor for Kwantlen Surrey and Kwantlen Langley since 2010, SFU Surrey and Trinity Western University since 2012.
Famous instructors Marie co-taught Lindy: Myles Munroe (world class champion WC swing,), Kerry Blouin ( 4th place winner Camp Hollywood ) and Kerry Ward ( world class Lindy aerials performer). Marie’s swing dance resource website, jumpjointswing.com is full of dance video links and dance instruction notes. Marie attended Lindy Hop classes and workshops with many famous swing dance instructors including: Frankie Manning (one of the original founders of Lindy Hop), Kerry Ward, Natalie Gomez, Sylvia Sykes, Eric and Sylvia Skylar, Nina Gilkinquist, Marcus and Barbl Koch, Tonya Surface and many more.
 
Qualifications & Experiences:
1) Presenter for numerous workshops in dance at high schools, universities, dance studios, conventions and special events. 2) Dance choreographer and performer since 1988.  2) 2 hour Israeli Folk Dance dance performance on Victoria cable TV 1988. 3) Trophy winner of 2002 No Voice Semi Professional category Surrey Dance Festival. for Swing Dance performance. 4) Choreographer and dancer for 2007 Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. 5) Taught Lindy Hop and Balboa for 6 months with Myles Munroe (Canadian West Coast Swing Champion) in 2005. Dance workshop presenter for Surrey Arts Council 2001 and Surrey Teachers Annual Convention 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. 12. 6) Swing Fun with French creator and instructor since 2002 serving many local high schools, 7) Instructor/ choreographer for Kawntlen Park Swing Club for 2008 & 09. 8) Swing Dance Performer for numerous community festivals including Surrey Children`s Festival and for 2011 BC Francophone employees for St Jean Baptiste Day and many more too numerous to mention. 9) Completed all West Coast levels: beginner to advanced in both Lead and Follow instruction with Graham Oxendale (voted Vancouver`s favorite dance instructor) of Urban Beat.  Marie received swing dance privates with famous instructors: Graham Oxendale, Maggie Bretton, Myles Munroe, Tessa Cunningham. Local Swing Dance venue leaders and instructors Marie has performed or taught with include: Darren Scherk of Jungle Swing, Alfonso of Royal City Swing and Jason of Suburban Swing and the Night and Day dancers.


JUMP JOINT SWING: CONNECTING YOU TO CREATE COMMUNITY THAT CARES:

Given today`s scattered families and technology`s replacement of in person interaction there is a need as never before for caring community relationships.

DANCE VENUE in Surrey was provided by METRO KIDS (www.metrokids.ca ) In return Jump Joint Swing continues to support the work of the Society with partial proceeds from the Jump Joint dances now held in Langley.

DANCE FLOOR for Surrey venue: Integrity Floors: Oct 2008 Provided labor and top quality dance flooring at drastically reduced prices for The Jump Joint! Flooring installed by volunteers.

SOCIAL DANCE STYLE: There is nothing like dancing with a partner to make connection with others. Lindy Hop is a fast fun easy way to learn how to partner dance.

DANCE INSTRUCTOR and DJ provided by JUMP JOINT SWING, playing uplifting music including gospel jazz from the Swing Era and beyond and taking requests. 

FUN: Dance courses provide a no pressure environment so anyone regardless of skill can learn to dance. Everyone is given positive encouragement to build up confidence with newly acquired dance skills. Birthdays and any special occasion are celebrated at the dance!

SPONSORS: M HABERSTOCK, BILL FEX and PETER & MARIE WELTON and YOU whenever you pay for dance lessons at the Jump Joint.

FRIENDLY: Dance etiquette presented at the drop-in lesson.

AFFORDABLE: Low admission costs, group rates, progressive class discounts. 

TRENDY: Progressive classes for ambitious dancers and workshops provided by request.

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We open every swing dance with a short Prayer of Blessing as part of our agreement with Trinity Western University.

BLESSED ARE YOU O LORD OUR GOD, KING OF THE UNIVERSE, WHO HAS TAUGHT US TO SAY PSALM 149:3 -LET US PRAISE HIS NAME IN DANCE, STRIKE UP THE BAND AND MAKE GREAT MUSIC! 

A final word from our Lead: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16