the next step of your swing dance journey


Who We Are

Shake It Break It Dance Group originally began as a practice group and has since grown into a dance school based in Calgary, AB.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive and supportive environment for everybody to develop their dancing. We seek to promote a greater knowledge of the movement, music, and history of swing dancing.

Alexandria Lysholm, who runs Shake It Break It now, instantly fell in love with swing dancing when she was dragged out by a friend in Abbotsford, BC but didn't get involved until she found the scene here in Calgary. Since then, she has fallen in love with every swing dance she's been exposed to including Charleston, St. Louis Shag, Collegiate Shag, Balboa, and Blues. However, her heart really belongs to Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz. Now, she is actively involved travelling throughout North America learning from international instructors as well as teaching and DJing throughout the Calgary scene.  


Classes We Offer

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Beginner Lessons

Build your swing dancing repertoire with our beginner lessons! Each month we'll be learning the foundations of commonly done swing dances and wrap each night up with some solo jazz. Expect to learn new moves, rhythms, and shapes to play around with in your social dancing!

No partner or experience required!

January: 8 count Lindyhop

Wednesdays | 7:00-8:30pm | $40/month

Intermediate Lessons

This 1.5 hour weekly class is packed with both solo jazz and partnered dancing! Each month is something new that will help you build your vocabulary, technique, and improvisation leading to having even more fun on the social dance floor. No partner required! 

Prerequisite: ability to do a swingout.

Wednesdays | 8:00-9:30pm | $40/month

Private Lessons

Reach your dance goals by getting some extra personal attention from Alexandria! Offering individual feedback and seeing personal breakthroughs are two of Alexandria's favorite parts about teaching dance, so you can guarantee she'll be there with loads of enthusiasm, helpful tips, and methods tailored to you!

To book, send us an email!


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