June 30, 2013 in Classes
Tuesdays (July 2, 9, 16, & 23) with Jason & Matt & Chris
Lindy 3 (Turns, Styling, and Speed) – 6:30-8:00
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.
Lindy 1 (Charleston to Lindy) – 8:00-9:30
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
Wednesdays (July 3, 10, 17, & 24) with Jason & Lindsay
Lindy 2 (Passes, Turns, and Mixing Rhythms) – 6:30-8:00
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.
Intermediate+ Lindy (Fast Feet & Musicality Anywhere) – 8:00-9:30
This class will focus on techniques and ideas to shake up the patterns of your dancing. For the experienced lindy hopper who is tired of just running moves or who wants to improve their ability to lead and follow both patterns and improvisations, this class will give you tools to bend moves to your will (as a lead or a follow) and keep your feet flying under you as you do it.