Keeping New Year’s resolutions are pretty much the worst. Most people subscribe to some sort of self-improvement — whether by starting a diet or committing to that elusive goal of getting in shape. But in 2016, North Miami Beach’s VK Dance Center will host dance lessons by All Swing Productions that will actually inspire you to break a sweat. The first Wednesday of the new year, All Swing Productions (formerly known as Hip Swing Dance Studio) will offer another session of its weekly Swing Basics class. Yuval Hod and Jul Slavikas lead the weekly sessions, and in particular, this course will teach participants how to do the Charleston, one of the most popular dances of the 1920s. Named for the South Carolina port city, the Charleston involves elements of tap and fast, flashy heel kicks.
Although Swing Basics: ’20s Charleston has only two classes of its six-week session remaining, All Swing Productions offers opportunities like these multimonth package deals regularly. But for those leery to commit, single classes are available for only $20 each. Get your swing on at VK Dance Center (3363 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach) Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 305-944-4725 or visit iswing.dance/miami.