Tue 17 Sep/ Wed 2 Oct
Learn an awesome solo jazz routine, perform and be part of a global collaboration to honour the Queen of Swing, Norma Miller!
Joy Li will teach the Trickeration routine in 2 Parts, each Part 2 hours long:
Part 1 – Tue Sep 17, 8-10pm
Part 2 – Wed Oct 2 (date tbc)
Performance & Video – Mon Oct 14 (tbc) at Fringe Club
HK$280 for 1 Part/ $500 for attending both Parts
20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Frankie Manning Foundation
Song: Jive at Five by Count Basie
Be inspired by Norma’s incredible life, legacy and love for Lindy Hop and swing music around the world!
The Trickeration routine as it was taught by Norma, is a routine that Norma “borrowed” from the chorus dancers at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, probably in the mid to late 1930’s. The piece of the routine that Norma used and taught is only a part of a larger original routine that has been lost to time.
Although not much is known about its exact origins, it’s easy to assume that it may have had a connection to the Cotton Club, as Cab Calloway was the house band there and in 1927 had a song called “Trickeration.”
Norma referred to this piece of the routine as “the last example of the great and true jazz done by the chorus girls of Harlem”. It has earned its rightful place in the canon of iconic jazz dances associated with the legends of the Savoy Ballroom and Harlem.
Fri 27 Sep
We are delighted to welcome MERTCAN MERT, instructor, performer and choreographer from Istanbul to hold workshops with us!
Register here: https://forms.gle/Go9S3NSZ6wGC1hmi8
FRI 27 SEP at
STEAM, 4/F, Si Toi Commercial Building, 62-63 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan
7.30-8.30pm Solo Jazz Intermediate
8.30-9.30pm Lindy Hop Intermediate
9.30-midnight Social with live band Kowloon Swing Outfit
HK$250 for 1 hour (individual or couple)
HK$300 (individual)/ HK500 (per couple) for 2 hours
Entry fee: HK$70/90 includes 1 drink
Mertcan is the founding partner of well-established dance school IstanbulLindy Hoppers, under which he has introduced hundreds of dancers to Lindy Hop, instructed the best competition teams of Turkey and hosted many splendid swing events.
Mertcan is a big fan of traditional lindy hop and authentic Jazz. He loves his community and constantly working to improve the lindy hop with creativity and devotion.
2019 – Canadian Swing Dance Championship Big Money Winner
2018 – Canadian Swing Dance Championship Solo Jazz Winner
2015 – ILHC Pro-Am Winner
2014 – Herrang Dance Camp Solo Jazz Winner
ILHC with Ramona: https://youtu.be/PvI0WIoZmw4
Looking for a new dance challenge? Want to improve your technique, or your memory for choreography, or to be a more balanced dancer in terms of solo and partner work? Dream of being on stage? Just want to have some fun, meet new friends and work on a project together?
Our last performance cycles were a success and group of performers even won the showcase competition at Canton Swing Festival in May 2018!
Join our Fall Performance Class! 8 weeks to prepare a show together!
We will have 2 different tracks:
Solo: open to all level (from full beginner to advanced)! Become a better partner dancer by becoming a better dancer yourself! We will have challenge for you no matter what your experience in solodancing is!
Partner: open to all L3 and dancers who completed at least 1 L2 classes.
Both versions will adapt to individual skill levels.
Solo (Tuesdays Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 – 7:30 to 8:30pm)
Partner (Tuesdays Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 – 8:30 to 9:30pm)
Price: HK$900 full cycle (8 weeks = 112.5hkd/class!) per level
Take both solo/partner tracks -> $1600 for full cycle
(Note: discounts only apply for registrations made at least 24h before the beginning of the first class)
Note: to guarantee a better experience to everyone, the classes sizes willbe limited:
solo: 20 persons
partner: 15 couples (30 dancers in totalbutwe’ll try to preserve the best possible balance during registrations)