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“Swing in Style” Dance Class @ Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, a distinctive, AAA Four Diamond hotel property located on Duke University's campus, is hosting a beginner-friendly dance class, titled “Swing in Style” to transport guests back in time to the magic of the 1940s. Led by Sadie Zimet of Ninth Street Dance, guests of this class will connect with others in a lively environment as they explore slow and quick variations of basic East Coast Swing movements, including the triple step, rock step and twist.

Adding to the immersive experience, guests will then venture to the Inn’s beloved Vista Restaurant to enjoy an intimate Q&A session to learn about the cultural context and origins of the dance style they just mastered. The imaginative culinary team will also serve a complimentary sample of a specialty cocktail inspired by the unique culture and flavor profiles of the time period.

Beginners are welcome, and dancers may register alone or as a couple (please complete a separate registration form for each participant).

Zimet is a Durham-based artist who has been teaching ballroom and social dance in the Triangle since 2013, including East and West Coast Swing, Tango, Merengue, Cha Cha, Rumba, Fox Trot, Waltz, Lindy Hop, Blues, Salsa and more. She is also an award-winning musician and Appalachian clogger.

The “Swing in Style” dance class is part of the “Step Into Summer” Dance Series – a weekly program hosted by the Inn and the neighboring JB Duke Hotel inviting guests to journey back in time and experience the magic of social dance. Interested participants can explore the additional class offerings via the registration link above, including “Rhythms of the Rumba,” “Tango for Two” and “Wonders of the Waltz.”

For more information, follow the JB Duke Hotel on Instagram at @jbdukehotel and the Inn at @washingtondukeinn.

  • 3001 Cameron Blvd
  • Durham, North Carolina 27705
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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    Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
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