December 18, 2013 in Classes
Sundays (Jan 5, 12, 19, & 26) with Matt & Chris
Please note that because the Sunday classes are an hour instead of 1.5 hours, they will be charged differently at a straight $40 per class per person rate. If you have class cards you would like to use for them, we are happy to make that work as well.
Progressive Lindy 6:30-7:30
UPDATE: This class has been changed to a Follower Secrets class
The original swing dance, taught with a focus on partnering and musicality. This will not be an arthur murray “your feet go here” type class, but please be familiar with some level of east coast swing and triple steps. From there, our talented crew will take you from walking in to swinging out in just a few short weeks.
Intermediate Lindy 7:30-8:30
More Lindy content for the experienced aficionado. Matt and Chris will offer up more stellar material to add creativity and a touch of class to your swing out. Speaking of which, students at this level should be familiar with swingouts, triple steps, and basic turns to join this class.
Mondays (Jan 6, 13, 20, & 27) with Adam Speen
Balboa Fundamentals 2 7:00-8:00
Join Adam for a weekly look at some balboa fundamentals with focus on a different type of movement each week with details for all levels, followers and leaders. A few topics will be; Varying your basic footworks, the art of closed positioning, and maximizing stretch and twist.
The Big Apple 8:00-9:00
Originally choreographed by Frankie Manning, The Big Apple routine from the movie “Keep Punching” is one of the classic solo routines of the swing world. Learning routines like this is a great way to improve, footwork, coordination, and give you more ideas to play with in partner dancing. Plus this is a great time to learn the routine in preparation for the upcoming Frankie 100 NC celebration in May.
Tuesdays (Jan 7, 14, 21, & 28)
UPDATE: Tuesday night in January has change to a free Shim Sham class at 7:00 on the 21st and 28th followed by an open practice session at 8.
Lindy 3 (Turns, Styling, and Speed) – 7:00-8:30 with Jason
Building from Beginner into Intermediate levels of Lindy, this class expects that you are already comfortable (or on your way to comfortable) in your swingout and have a few turns and such under your belt. We will work on adding turns and building the top speed at which you can swingout so that the moderate tempos begin to easier and allowing more time to think, breathe, and add to the swingout. With this added space in the swingout, we’ll also talk more about how to add to what you’ve been doing and develop a style that fits the needs of your body and personal aesthetic as well as adapting to look and feel good as a partnership. Charleston Fundamentals – 8:30-10:00 with Matt and Heidi The dance of the Roaring 20′s, this wild exuberant dance eventually evolved into the Lindy Hop. Charleston is a dance build on the high energy, bouncy rhythms of early New Orleans and Dixieland styles of music and involves a high amount of kicking footwork. Charleston is great for building your repertoire for uptempo tunes and learning to move more effectively with a partner at high speeds.
Wednesdays (Jan 8, 15, 22, & 29) with Jason & Lindsay
Lindy 2 (Passes, Turns, and Mixing Rhythms) – 7:00-8:30
This class will focus on taking your charleston based Lindy from Lindy 1 and mixing it into a wider variety of rhythms and shapes. Adding 6 count dancing into the mix as well as more passing based turns and learning how to effectively mix 6 and 8 (and other) count movements. This forms the basis for a lot of what you will see the experienced dancers doing, that is to say, a few simple shapes and movements that can be spun into an infinite variety of options.
Lindy 1 (Charleston to Lindy) – 8:30-10:00
This class will start with examining Lindy’s roots in Charleston. We begin with several variations on 8-count footwork and building the framework that allows you to start creating your own variations in Lindy. This is also a great class for building speedy footwork and starting to dance at faster Lindy tempos. We are also field-testing a flipped classroom model for this, meaning we will give you video of the week’s lesson ahead of time, so you will be able to see the new material and play with it before you show up to class. If you are interesting in this class, you will find the video for week one at https://vimeo.com/61326221