Based on positive feedback from the first workshop, we’re holding a second workshop on the Dean Collins Shim Sham! This 2 hour session will focus on polishing what we learned, finishing the rest of the routine, and getting ready to perform at Grappa’s at a future date! All those who joined Part 1 are welcome, and intermediate dancers who are comfortable picking up routines fairly quickly.
Tue Oct 23 – 8-10pm at Chit Chat Studio, 7F Tak Cheung Building, 22-24 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
Sign up form: https://goo.gl/forms/XvUGIWGIKPUFtWFR2
Chit Chat Studio, 7A, Tak Cheung Building, 22-24 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
If you want to work hard and focus on “basics”, this workshop is for you! Every dancer who’s made the mistake of rushing through basics eventually realises that without properly spending the time to build strong foundations, everything on top becomes very shaky!
Beginner-Intermediate, Intermediate and Intermediate-plus dancers will all benefit from really going in depth to break down the most common patterns of Swingout and Charleston. Then we step away and free ourself from patterns to understand Pure Lead and Follow, and Rhythms.
Sat 27 Oct
Beginner-Intermediate, Intermediate and Intermediate-plus dancers will all benefit from really going in depth to break down the most common patterns of Swingout and Charleston.
11am-1pm – Swingout Clinic
Struggling with the swingout? Feel something is missing or not quite right? This interactive clinic is designed to work on each person’s issue(s) with this “basic” figure and give plenty of personal feedback.
1-1.30pm – Lunch break (feel free to bring your own lunch)
1.30-3pm – Swingouts in Action
It’s time to put those swingout principles into action! Learn moves and variations that demonstrate the principles that we worked on in the Clinic, in different contexts.
Sun 28 Oct
PURE LEAD/FOLLOW, CHARLESTON & RHYTHM
All levels Beg-Int and above will find many new doors open to their dancing by understanding the concepts for today!
2-3.15pm – Pure Lead and Follow
Understanding what your partner is saying without a word being said… the magic of really moving together goes beyond holding on to each other in a comfortable way. How can we more accurately communicate our intentions and reactions in swing dance, even with strangers we’ve never danced with before?
3.30-4.45pm – Charleston Principles
Looking in-depth and breaking down the Charleston, how do the kicks really work (singles? doubles? kick turns?) and how do you get your movement to stay in rhythm even when it feels like your directions and connections are constantly changing, and fast?
4.45-6pm – I Got Rhythm
Rhythm is the heart, the underpinning of the dance, how we mark the passage of time in music. Learn how to hear where the beats and accents are in swing music, how to feel it deeply and ultimately, reflect it in your movements and stay as one with the music! We’ll also explore some alternate rhythm possibilities other than the “usual” rhythm patterns
$250 per class, or $900 for all classes