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Workshops

Workshops

Sunday Workshops

We are offering one-time workshops based on feedback from dancers. Dancers report that their lives are so busy that they are not able to commit to a class series. Yet they want to keep learning and enjoying the fun that dance classes provide. In these two hour workshops you will learn or relearn some of the basics of the dance form and have fun. We expect all participants to have some dance experience and understand the concepts of partnering and dance frame. There may be additional pre-requisites for certain workshops.

Individual workshops are $20 each or $15 for students 23 and under. No advance registration required. Just show up and register. Cash or credit cards welcome.

Sunday evenings, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Cathy Footer and Sean Donovan, Instructors

April 13 - Night Club Two Step Intro
April 27 - Swing 3: Double-time
May 4   - Swing 3: Bandstand Style
May 11 - Cha Cha Cha
May 18 - Summertime Blues

Preregistration for all five Sunday workshops during April and May:

April 13 - Night Club Two Step Intro

Wonderfully smooth and with a versatile, fundamental rhythm, NC2S is popular around Seattle and throughout the dance world. Created by the great Buddy Schwimmer, this lovely dance is suited to a variety of music styles and incorporates familiar moves. Learn the basic variations along with a starter suite of moves and combinations (with some different material than the February workshop) that'll get you in the game. Prerequisite: Any level 1 class.

April 27 - Swing 3: Double-time

A super happy Swing variation using touch-steps, kick-steps, swivels and sweeps that you'll be forever glad you added to your Swing repertoire. We'll start with the basics, adapt moves you already know to the styling and learn transitions from triple- to double-time and back (in the same song). Prerequisite: Swing 2 at least once, solid triple-time skills.

May 4 - Swing 3: Bandstand Style

Reaching across the generations, this sultry Swing styling is as fresh and fun to dance today as it was on Dick Clark's American Bandstand in the 1950s. We'll learn and dance it to slower, swingin' blues with focus on the sweeping hip movement and nimble footwork. Bandstand is exceptionally versatile, still widely practiced, and it just plain looks and feels cool! Prerequisite: Swing 2 at least twice and or Double-time workshop.

May 11  - Cha Cha Cha

One of our favorites both to dance and teach, the Cha Cha Cha is hot, fun and delightfully satisfying in a movement and musicality sort of way. We'll start with the basics and work our way up to snappy moves, inventive footwork and solo shines. Prerequisite: Any partner dancing experience.

May 18 - Summertime Blues

Blues dancing is the perfect opportunity to combine self-expression, partner connection and musicality into powerful, inspired and joyful moments of pure magic. Practice alternating dynamic lead/follow moves with space for spontaneity, and allowing the music and moment to drive creative improvisation between you and your delighted partners. Prerequisite: Solid partner dance fundamentals.

 


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