Dance with Confidence!
To dance with confidence, we need to have control over our basic movements i.e. that our body will do what we want it to do. To dance with confidence, we need some classic tools in our dance toolkit so we can pull them out without having to think. To dance with confidence, we need to know how to respond to the music and to our partners.
This workshop is designed for improver/intermediate dancers. You already have some basics in place and we can’t wait to make the most of what you have and take it to the next level!
Here are the topics we plan to share with you.
How to make the most of Jazz Steps
How to make simple jazz steps look stylish in social dancing
How to use jazz steps to jazz up our Lindy Hop
How to add jazz steps in musically appropriate parts of our social dancing
How to use our arms & other body parts
How to use our posture to help us to move with ease & improve our connection
How to use our arms to lead/follow with better connection
How to create movement & redirect or hijack our partner’s intentions
How to dance to music
How to dance to very slow or very fast music
How to know when the music is about to end & what to do about that
How to know when to do 6 or 8 counts triple step
How to know when to dance Charleston or Lindy Hop or Jazz steps or a combination in one swing track
How to dance to music that has no clear beat or structure
How to use swing phrasing to make your dancing feel and look good
How to dance with a better sense of rhythm
How to stop dancing to just the beat & start add more rhythm to your Lindy Hop
How to improvise with style & confidence
How to improvise without feeling lost or confusing our partner
How to improvise without disrupting the flow of the dance
How to improvise using simple rhythm combinations
How to be free to dance without being stuck to certain footwork patterns
How to dance without having to think or concentrate on our moves
For information and booking, please contact Helen Parker of Swingdance Cumbria
07769 296529 email@example.com