Coal Country Traditions...sponsoring dances and dance classes in Pittsburgh PA

Valerie and Marty Lindy Hop and Balboa Weekend

Valerie Salstrom and Marty Klempner — teachers extrodinaire!

Besides being the 2002 World Fast Dance Champions, Marty and Val have numerous wins and places in competetions around the country. Checkout their bios at GetHep Swing

They are also great instructors, teaching all over the US and Canada, and this year Europe. Marty and Valerie are known for their smooth and fluid dancing. They emphasize musicality and connection across all styles of swing.

Saturday, Nov 1 (Lindy Hop)

1:30 - 2:45

Applying Lindy Fundamentals

3:00 - 4:15 Styling and Syncopations
4:30 - 5:30 Using Momemtum

Sunday, Nov 2nd (Balboa)

10:30 - 11:45

Getting the FEEL of the Basic

12:00 - 1:15 Welcome to Bal-Swing
2:30 - 3:45 Things Maxie Taught Valerie

4:00 - 5:15 Footwork Variations for the Basic, Lollies, and Crossovers



Wightman School
5604 Solway Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217


Registration form


Here are the prices:

$10/single workshop
$35/any four workshops
$60/entire weekend (all 8 workshops)

Here is the breakdown:

1 workshop $10
2 workshops $20
3 workshops $30
4 workshops $35
5 workshops $45
6 workshops $55
7 workshops $60


Some housing with locals is available. There are also some moderately priced hotels within 15 minutes of the Wightman School. Check the list of hotels on the Pitt Stop Lindy Hop Housing page (hotels in the East or Oakland/Shadyside will be closest to the event).

If you need housing or can offer housing to out of towners please call Lisa at 412-421-1767.


Call (412) 421-1767

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